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Senior Project Officer - Prevention of Gendered Violence in the Legal Sector

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Be a part of a feminist community organisation supporting Victorian women.
  • A fantastic opportunity to build the role and make it your own!
  • Your expertise will directly contribute to building a more gender-equitable society
  • Located in Melbourne's CBD, with public transport on your doorstep.
  • Hybrid working model (part in office/working from home), promoting a true work/life balance.
  • Part time 0.8FTE | Fixed Term until 30 June 2025
  • A welcoming, passionate, and supportive work culture
  • Competitive remuneration, bonus leave days, flexible work arrangements, salary packaging

Your new role

You will provide subject matter expertise in our work focused on gender equality and the prevention of gendered violence in the legal sector and deliver, as part of a project team, activities to prevent work-related gendered violence.

  • Development of resources, the design and delivery of capacity building activities and running of communities of practice.
  • Consolidating consultation findings to inform a best practice prevention of gendered violence in the legal sector.
  • Communication activities to support change.

This is a part time (4 days) position.

What you’ll need to succeed

To succeed in this role, you should have experience working in gender equality or the prevention of gendered violence projects and policy. Your ability to plan, design, develop and implement best practice training and capacity building to improve workplace responses to gendered violence, coupled with your strong project management skills will be key. A relevant tertiary degree, experience in drafting communications and supporting implementation of strategic communications strategies, along with experience working with women experiencing disadvantage is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated knowledge in prevention of gendered violence and experience working on projects to drive change in workplaces
  • Excellent research and writing skills and the ability to draft persuasive evidence-based recommendations to inform (or advocate for) best practice prevention of gendered violence initiatives
  • Conduct meaningful project monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in human centred design and working with people with lived experience to inform design and delivery of effective interventions

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:

  • 5 weeks of annual leave
  • 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 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 and address 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 Project Officer - Prevention of Gendered Violence in the Legal Sector 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 has an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

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