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Senior Education and Engagement Coordinator

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Women's Legal Service Victoria | Melbourne CBD | Immediate start | Hybrid working model | Full time or Part time - negotiable | Ongoing

Your new role

Reporting to a Manager, Education and Engagement, the Education and Engagement Coordinator will develop and deliver best practice training, legal education (family violence, family law or child protection context), and community and sector development programs that build the capacity of professionals, and communities to respond appropriately to women experiencing relationship breakdown or violence.

This is an ongoing, full time or part time position.

What you’ll need to succeed

You are a driven, motivated self-starter who can work collaboratively to deliver results that exceed the client's expectations. You have high attention to detail, strong communication skills, and the ability to build rapport with people quickly.

Key to your success is your:

  • Ability to plan, design, develop and implement best practice education and training programs, including the development of learning resources within a family violence, family law or child protection context
  • Strong project management skills, including setting priorities, planning and organising work
  • Strategic and systemic thinking and the ability to foster these skills in others
  • Design and deliver effective competency-based training
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and effectively network with a range of stakeholders
  • Understanding of and ability to apply an intersectional feminist framework.


  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline, such as Law, Social Work or Education
  • Experience in training development and facilitation within a family violence, family law or child protection context
  • Experience in project management and stakeholder engagement


  • Qualified Lawyer holding, or eligible to hold, a Victorian practising certificate
  • Experience in delivery of education programs that explain legal matters, the law and/or legal systems.
  • Instruction design skills and experience in design of e-modules.

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: Senior Education and Engagement Coordinator 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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