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Manager, Workforce Policy and Practice

Organisation : Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Community Services, Other, Policy & Research, Project Management

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Families, Other, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Sep, 2021

About the role

Working in the Sector Development Unit, the Workforce Policy and Practice Manager is a new role that will support the project and programs that enable the effective delivery of workforce and practice development activities and projects.

Key to the success of this role will be supporting and managing staff accountable for delivering multiple projects and programs focused on sector, industry and workforce development. This includes initiatives such as career pathways, workforce pipeline solutions, education and training infrastructure, job role design, industry planning and innovation and planning and support for the implementation of the Code of Practice.

This is a new role for DV Vic and we’re looking for an experienced people leader with a track record working in the public or community sector, and with experience in the Victorian specialist family violence sector and/or a peak body setting.

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in workforce development, education and training, public policy, project management or related discipline and/or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • A comprehensive understanding of the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of family and gendered violence, and knowledge of state and federal policy and law informing responses to family violence
  • Experience successfully developing actionable projects, strategies and implementation plans in response to complex workforce issues
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, industry, sector and workforce planning and development.
  • Sound knowledge of project and contract management processes and practices


View the full PD on our website

This role is being offered on a renewable 12-month fixed term contract. In addition to a salary of $106,373 + 10% super, DV Vic offer its employees:

  • Above award wages and conditions under its Enterprise Agreement;
  • Generous salary packaging options (up to $15,900), and meals and entertainment packaging;
  • Christmas and New Year shut-down leave;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Monthly RDO option; and
  • Individual annual Professional Development budget.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV)

In 2021, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic) and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) are merging to become a new entity. This merger brings the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors together with the state’s only specialist family violence Registered Training Organisation, combining our strength, capacity and resources for greater impact.

How to apply

If you have questions about this position contact Jelena Djurdjevic, Executive Director, Sector Development at


To apply, send a cover letter describing how you meet the key selection criteria and a copy of your resume to


Applications close at 11:59pm Sunday September 26, 2021.

A national police record check is required as part of the recruitment process. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this job.

We are in the process of re-branding the merged organisation to ensure a truly collaborative and equal new peak body. DV Vic and DVRCV is committed to providing flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex or queer people.

We recognise the strength and value in diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.


Please quote in application: Manager, Workforce Policy and Practice via Pro Bono Australia.


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