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Organisation : Respect Victoria

Location : Melbourne (CBD)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Domestic / Family Violence

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 7 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Respect Victoria

Respect Victoria is a Statutory Authority under the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 (the Act). Respect Victoria, by its establishment fulfils Recommendation 188 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. Respect Victoria will deliver on the commitments legislated in the Act and the objectives outlined in Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women. Respect Victoria is governed and led by a skills-based Board and Chief Executive Officer.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists to join our team and play an important leadership role in Respect Victoria, leading and driving long term systemic change in the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the newly created Director, Prevention Impact and Coordination role will develop and lead a newly established Directorate within Respect Victoria. With the support of a skilled team, this role will lead the organisation’s activity around prevention strategy, coordination, evaluation, evidence development and effective practice at a statewide level. Informed by the principles of collective impact, the primary focuses of this new executive role are to:

  • Build infrastructure to support a more coordinated and sustainable, statewide approach to prevention through the Prevention Alliance (a newly established group to support coordination and role clarity), and creation monitoring and evaluation infrastructure to ensure consistent collection, reporting and synthesis of evidence
  • Lead strategy, infrastructure and activity around data, monitoring and evaluation and as part of this to oversee the development of a sector informed and endorsed Theory of Change and statewide prevention outcomes framework
  • Inform effective practice through the development of products, programs and projects that are designed to speak to both policy and practice
  • Drive the uptake of prevention activities in new sectors and settings to ensure all Victorians are engaged in prevention efforts

The successful candidate will be required to have a sound interest and ability in working in a context of change; the new Prevention Strategy, impact and Coordination Directorate has been established to further progress Respect Victoria’s legislative functions following a period of internal change for the organisation and informed by a new strategic plan. With the opportunity to feed in to setting the new strategic directions for the new Directorate and the organisation as a whole, the successful candidate will need to be able to work flexibly, quickly and collegiately to achieve some short-term impacts whilst working towards longer term strategic goals.

Working as part of the Senior Leadership Team, the successful candidate will be responsible for working collaboratively with the CEO and other Directors to drive and inform strategy, build a collegiate, robust and supportive organisational culture, to advise and support Board leadership, to develop strong partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders and work closely with a range of government partners.


  • Significant senior leadership experience and experience in leading and developing multi-faceted and complex teams
  • Extensive experience in family violence, sexual violence or violence against women prevention or response
  • Experience in working with or within government to achieve change
  • Demonstrated experiencing in leading or contributing to strategic and operational planning processes and deliver outcomes in line with organisational vision and objectives
  • Demonstrated experience in working to develop and implement systemic solutions to complex social issues


  • Experience working as part of the primary prevention sector in a senior policy, strategy, programming, research or evaluation role in a Victorian or Australian context


  • A demonstrated understanding of the social and gendered context of family violence and the impact of violence on women and children.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the processes involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of sequenced and sustainable prevention initiatives, based on research, theory and evidence.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply systems thinking at a statewide level, ideally in a primary prevention context.
  • A well-developed understanding of the public policy environment that significantly impacts on the organisation.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to develop/pitch written and verbal communications for a range of internal and external audiences.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical and strategy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with and manage complex stakeholders across government, not for profit and corporate sectors, including the ability to effectively navigate stakeholder conflicts and differences.
  • Specialised skills attained through substantial professional and/or educational experience that have provided the necessary combination of expertise and competence sufficient to perform responsibilities at an executive level.


  • Conduct meaningful work to assist Respect Victoria drive long term systemic change in the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women
  • A competitive salary plus 10.5% super
  • A fantastic remote employee engagement program, flexible work arrangements and health and well-being initiatives
  • An emphasis on work/life balance

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Director, Prevention Impact and Coordination via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #DomesticFamily_Violence


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