Executive Officer, National FVPLS Forum Secretariat

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



The National FVPLS Forum is a leading national voice on addressing family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Established in 2012, the National FVPLS Forum is the peak body for the 14 Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (FVPLSs) around Australia. FVPLSs provide specialist, culturally safe legal services and supports to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence and sexual assault, and work with families and communities to reduce violence. FVPLSs operate in 35 identified rural and remote locations across Australia.

This position will be based at Djirra, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation whose head office is located in Abbotsford, Melbourne, and will include travel. As part of the screening requirements all staff must have (or are able to obtain) a Working With Childrens Check and a National Police Check. You must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of Child Safety.


Full time (fixed term to 30 June 2020)

This dynamic role will contribute to increasing access to justice for Aboriginal victims/survivors of family violence and ensuring the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors of family violence shape social, legal and system reform across Australia.

Working under the direction of the National Convenor and within the Charter of the National FVPLS Forum, the Executive Officer will lead the work of the National FVPLS Forum’s Secretariat. This includes:


We’re looking for someone who has:


  • Conveniently located near public transport and nearby some great cafes and restaurants
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Generous leave entitlements, including a monthly RDO (Rostered Day Off), cultural leave, additional Christmas leave, paid parental leave and annual leave loading
  • Cultural Relations training and ongoing support provided by our dedicated full-time Cultural Advisor.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with supportive, confidential counselling for personal and work concerns.


    We’re looking to understand a little more about you - to do that, we would like you to submit your cover letter and your resume. There will also be a few key questions to answer at the bottom of the application form. Please refer to https://djirra.org.au/ for the position description and how to apply. If you’d like to know more about the role or the work we do, please refer to our website www.nationalfvpls.org or call Amanda Bresnan, Manager Strategy at Djirra on (03) 9244 3333. Only applications received via the Djirra website will be considered.

    Applications for this position will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we encourage your application as soon as possible. We also strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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