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Sector Development Advisor

Organisation : Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Administration & Office Support, Advocacy, Client Services, Community Services, Policy & Research, Program Coordination & Management, Project Management

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

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 27 Sep, 2021

About the role

Working in the Sector Development Unit, the Sector Development Advisor work to support workforce and practice development for the specialist family violence sector. A key focus of the Unit is to implement the 2nd Edition of the Code of Practice: Principles and Standards for Specialist Family Violence Services for Victim-Survivors. As a Sector Development Advisor, you are integral to that work.

This role will lead on the development and implementation of initiatives such as career pathways, development of industry standards, workforce pipeline solutions, job role design and industry planning.

Sound project management skills are critical to your success as a Sector Development Advisor. They’ll underpin your ability to deliver and implement initiatives that meet the needs of external stakeholders and their workforce. You can source, analyse and present complex information that will assist member organisations to build capability and capacity.

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g. public policy, community development, social work, law) and/or equivalent experience in a similar role.
  • In depth knowledge of the Victorian family violence service system and reform agenda.
  • An 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.
  • Excellent relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to influence and support others in working to achieve change.
  • Ability to work with others to facilitate trouble-shooting and problem-solving in a complex environment.

View the full PD on our website

This role is being offered on a 2 year fixed term contract. In addition to a salary of $96,703 + 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; and
  • Individual annual Professional Development budget.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)

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 Jacky Tucker on

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 26 September 2021.


Previous applicants need not apply.

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: Sector Development Advisor via Pro Bono Australia.


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