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NTV is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We embrace a culture of diversity that celebrates differences in staff, clients, members and the broader community. We recognise the gendered nature of family violence and support people of all genders to carry out this vital work. We are committed to providing a safe, confidential and welcoming workplace and service for everyone, including people with a disability, people from the LGBTI+ community, people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.
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- New full-time, 12-month role with potential for extension
- Contribute to policy development and advocacy during an exciting and dynamic reform
- Be a part of a growing and dedicated team working to ending men’s family violence
About No to Violence
No to Violence works to bring about the changes our community needs to eliminate men’s use of family violence. For 25 years, we have been working directly with men who use family violence to support them to change. Our expertise in their behaviour, attitudes and choices has enabled us to develop standards, programs and training, and lead policy development. At the centre of our work is the safety of partners, women and children, as by ending men’s violence families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives.
About the role
The Policy Officer will play a key role in a growing team, contributing to No to Violence’s leadership in policy development and advocacy. Working closely with team members, other peak bodies, key service providers and Government, the Policy Officer will lead and contribute to policy submissions on a range of key family violence reform areas.
This role is a critical link between the specialist men’s family violence sector and Government. The Policy Officer is responsible for engaging and consulting with No to Violence’s members and stakeholders in order to advocate for policy development.
The successful candidate will have strong skills in stakeholder engagement and management, advocacy, and submission and report writing. They will bring critical thinking and strong research frameworks to policy analysis and decision making.
The role is based at our head office in in Melbourne CBD. Regional and interstate travel will be required from time to time.
Key selection criteria
- Qualifications in social work, psychology, social, public or health policy or other relevant discipline.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the current family violence reform system including and understanding and knowledge of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Recommendations.
- Comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impacts of family violence and intervention and/or prevention initiatives.
- Ability to critically evaluate information and research to develop policy positions and briefs.
- Well-developed skills in advocacy, networking and stakeholder engagement, with the ability to plan clear and considered advocacy strategies.
- Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including presentation and group facilitation skills.
- Demonstrated experience in writing high quality documents.
- Demonstrated capacity to work to deadlines and tight timeframes and work independently and flexibly in a small team.
- Experience in education, counselling, advice or case work in the context of men’s family violence.
- Practice knowledge of family violence and perpetrator engagement.
Annual salary dependent on experience, with salary packaging options available. Appointment to this position will require a satisfactory clearance of a Police Check and Victorian Working With Children Check.
For a conversation about the role please contact Simone Tassone, Policy Manager (Vic) on 03 9487 4500.
If you would like to take on this new position, please submit a cover letter explaining how you meet the selection criteria given above, as well as an up to date CV, to email@example.com.
Position Description can be viewed here.
The closing date for applications is 9:00am Monday, 22 October 2018, with interviews to be held from Thursday 25 October 2018.
Please note, only shortlisted applicants with the relevant experience will be contacted within 14 days regarding the next phase of the selection process. To those applicants not shortlisted, thank you for considering No to Violence as a potential employer.