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Manager - Education and Engagement

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Women's Legal Service Victoria | Melbourne CBD | Immediate start | Hybrid working model | Full time or Part time - negotiable (minimum 0.8EFT)

Your new role

We are currently recruiting for a manager to join our Education and Engagement team. This role will work closely together and in collaboration with the Director and the senior leadership of the team.

In this leadership role, you will build a team culture of excellence, collaboration, innovation, and responsiveness to enhance Women’s Legal’s training and education program. You will manage a multidisciplinary team in the development of high-quality best practice training and education programs focused on the community sector. Role responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with the Director, Education and Engagement, you’ll manage the development and review of Education and Engagement programs and projects to ensure they are consistent with best practice, meet funding obligations, and respond to the training and capacity building needs of sector partners
  • Manage the development and review of legal training resources, to ensure their quality and accuracy
  • Provide subject matter expertise, strategic guidance, training, and professional development opportunities to Education and Engagement staff members
  • Continuous improvement of programs, using a variety of methods
  • Foster external stakeholder relationships and actively sourcing new funding to further develop programs and projects
  • Deliver a small amount of training and capacity building in collaboration with the Education and Engagement team

This is an ongoing role, which can be worked either full time or part time (minimum 4 days).

What you’ll need to succeed

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline
  • Instructional design and experience in planning, developing, and implementing best practice training and education programs, including the development of learning resources and facilitation
  • Experience in delivering educational programs that respond to and/or prevent violence against women
  • Demonstrated experience leading a high performing team
  • Strong project management skills, including setting priorities, planning, and organising work
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (oral and written) with the demonstrated ability to build working relationships with colleagues, clients, and external stakeholders
  • Strategic and systemic thinking and the ability to foster these skills in others
  • Qualified Lawyer holding, or eligible to hold, a Victorian practising certificate (desirable)
  • Understanding of and ability to apply feminist frameworks (desirable)

What you’ll get in return

In return for your dedication, we offer competitive remuneration, bonus leave days, flexible work arrangements, salary packaging, and a vibrant, supportive work culture.

The detail:

  • Up to 7 bonus leave days outside of annual leave (yes, outside of annual leave!) to support a well-rested end of year break
  • Above-award remuneration
  • A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development, and wellbeing
  • A very flexible working environment that supports work-life balance
  • A hybrid working model that supports both in-office and work-from-home arrangements
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay every year)
  • Fresh fruit available in the office
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

Our Purpose:

To improve outcomes for all women, with a specific focus on victim-survivors of family violence by:

  • Providing high quality legal services for Victorian women who are disadvantaged or marginalised by structural and systemic barriers​​​​​​​,
  • Assisting women and professionals that work with women, to better understand the law and navigate the legal system safely, and
  • Advancing gender equality by challenging unsafe and discriminatory policies and laws and informing and advocating for legal and policy initiatives that respect and promote the rights of women

Our culture

We’re continually building on our culture of inclusivity, collaboration and safety so our teams and individuals thrive. Our values are more than words – they’re actions we take together.

Together, we are:

Authentic: We are reliable, trustworthy and transparent about how we work. We reflect on our work and take responsibility for our actions.

Collaborative: We are stronger when we work together. By sharing power and privilege with diverse voices, we achieve better outcomes. We respond to requests for help with generosity.

Courageous: We are brave, resilient and face challenges with integrity. We unapologetically advocate for our goals and back one another to take considered risks to increase our impact.

Inclusive: We believe respect, equality and opportunity must be afforded equitably and to everyone. We understand this will require critical reflection on where power lies and how it functions, and active effort to disrupt it.

Purposeful: Our services respond to the community, laws and people we work with. We value curiosity and relish opportunities to improve our work.

To apply

Submit a resume and covering letter to tell us how you are the right candidate for this role. Please ensure the cover letter addresses how you personally align to Women’s Legal values that are listed above.

See the Women’s Legal ‘Work with Us’ page for a full position description.

Any other enquiries can be emailed to Ruth McKendrick, HR Officer at [email protected] using the subject line: Manager - Education and Engagement enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We will begin shortlisting immediately, so please apply as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We recognise our work benefits greatly from the unique knowledge, skills and expertise of individuals with diverse experiences, including those with lived experience of family violence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women with disability and women from migrant, refugee or non-English speaking backgrounds. If this is you, we strongly encourage you to apply.
Women's Legal relies on an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

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