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Director Workforce Strategy and Capability

Organisation : Domestic Violence Resource Centre via Breen Recruitment

Location : Melbourne

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Community Services, Education & Training, Policy & Research

Sector : Community Development, Education & Training, Families, Women

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

  • Opportunity to shape state-wide family violence workforce development strategy
  • Full-time, ongoing positioned
  • Generous salary packaging available

Your focus will be to ensure that DVRCV is positioned to respond to the growing family violence prevention and response workforce development needs across Victoria and to support the implementation of DVRCV’s new capability development model.

You will:

  • lead the design and oversee the implementation of innovative workforce capability building projects;
  • provide statewide leadership to support the take up of DVRCV’s capability building model
  • in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders, lead the design of workforce and industry development advocacy strategy;
  • be responsible for providing policy and strategy advice to internal and external stakeholders on effective workforce development and system capacity building; and
  • oversee a team of four leaders across Capability Building, Workforce Development Projects, Education and Training and Training Logistics.

Experience and skills required

You possess a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience in Social Work, Human Services, Community Development or a related discipline. Strong demonstrated experience in strategy or policy development will be essential.

Experience  working within the family violence, sexual assault or violence against women sector will be highly regarded but is not mandatory. A knowledge and understanding of the sector and its issues, including current family violence reform, will also be advantageous but not essential.

You also have:

  • staff management experience;
  • stakeholder management skills;
  • the ability to manage significant contracts;
  • project / budget management ability.

Knowledge of Victoria’s RTO system will also be highly regarded.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Resource Centre via Breen Recruitment

Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)'s vision is to create a world in which gender equality ensures women and their children are thriving, respected and free from violence. They are a state-wide Registered Training Organisation (RTO) working across prevention and response, providing



  • training courses, forums, events and workshops;

  • resources for professionals and organisations working to prevent or respond to violence

  • websites, apps, online resources;

  • advocacy and policy advice and leadership

Apply for this Job

To make a formal application, please send your resume and a covering letter addressing the Experience and Skills Required to wendy.lown@breenrecruitment.com.au using DVRCV as your subject line.


Please note that there is no closing date for applications as they will be assessed as they are received. We are likely to cease acceptance of applications once a short list is finalised for this position, so if you are interested in applying, please do so as soon as possible.


For a confidential discussion, call Wendy Lown on +61 414 229 827.


DVRCV has an Equal Opportunity Exemption to employ only women (H15/2014). They strongly encourage applications from women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and women with disabilities. If you are interested in the role but feel you may not meet the full range of selection criteria, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your experience relevant to this position.


Please quote in application: Director Workforce Strategy and Capability via Pro Bono Australia.


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