Employment Opportunities

Secretariat Support Officer

Gain a national perspective into the important work of Family Violence Prevention and Legal Services in this exciiting role where you will support the functioning of the National FVPLS Forum. Working in a small team of staff within the National Secretariat based in Melbourne, this part-time role provides key administrative and logisticalsupport to the National FVPLS Forum and the National Convenor. 

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HR Advisor

Supporting a team of 40+ in this new role you will be responsible for establishing sound HR practices that align with our new strategic direction. This will be a busy role and one where you will get exposure to, and have impact, across all areas of our organisation. In addition to setting up and overseeing an effective HR function, you will also be able to play a role in driving initiatives that will maintain our strong team culture. 

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Policy Officer 

Our Strategic Support Team works with our CEO, Antoinette Braybrook, to amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, identify systemic issues, provide policy advice and law reform input, and advocate for better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims/survivors. We’re looking for someone with strong connections to Aboriginal communities and confidence representing Aboriginal organisation at high level committees and forums to join our growing team.

Applications close: COB Monday 12 February 2018

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Donations

By donating to FVPLS Victoria, you are supporting us to continue our holistic service delivery which touches the lives of thousands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait people annually.

FVPLS Victoria is not a gender-specific service, however 93% of our clients are Aboriginal women – a group recognised as one of the most legally disadvantaged in Australia.

In 2016-17 FVPLS Victoria’s holistic service activities impacted on more than 6000 people.

  • We provided legal services to over 550 clients (with more than 200 children).
  • Delivered community legal education and early intervention/prevention activities to almost 1,000 community members and over 2,000 mainstream services staff.
  • Our Sisters Day Out® wellbeing workshop, recognised by the recent Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence as best practice, has attracted over 9,500 Koori women as participants since it commenced in 2007.

 All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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If you prefer, you can print out a form, fill out the details and post it to us.

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Volunteers

The FVPLS Victoria volunteer program is for people who have experience in, or who are studying: law, community development, policy, Aboriginal studies or other relevant disciplines.

FVPLS Victoria seeks volunteers with strong analytical and conceptual ability, and excellent research and communication skills. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

We offer two rounds per year for expressions of interest in volunteering. Depending on the needs of the organisation, we may only accept expressions of interest for specific roles each round. Any expressions of interest received outside of these rounds will not be considered. 

  • First round - 1st February - 28 February 2017 - closed
  • Second round - 1st August - 31st August - closed
To express interest, please send your CV with a covering letter to execsupport@fvpls.org.