Executive Officer, National FVPLS Forum Secretariat
- Play a lead role in national advocacy
- Contribute to improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the prevention of family violence
- Build relationships with national leaders in Aboriginal Affairs, family violence prevention and human rights
- Dynamic and exciting role with opportunities for travel
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION
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.
ABOUT THE ROLE
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:
- providing Secretariat functions (including strategic, administrative and logistical support) to the National Convenor, Deputy Convenor, forum working groups and forum members
- coordinating the Forum’s policy and advocacy work (including drafting submissions, reports, media releases and speeches, and coordinating campaigns)
- supporting the Forum’s stakeholder engagement and representing the National FVPLS Forum in key national settings
- managing Secretariat staff, budgets, Forum projects and grant programs
We’re looking for someone who has:
- Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally safe and effective manner with Aboriginal organisations, communities and individuals
- Experience providing secretariat functions
- Experience in strategic and/or policy roles related to family violence, law or social justice
- Proven ability to effectively implement campaigns to achieve policy change
- Sound policy/system knowledge related to family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to develop effective working relationships
- Strong project management skills with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure to meet competing deadlines
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Ability and willingness to travel regularly
HOW TO APPLY
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.