Partnerships Manager

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1481886
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2020
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: Position Description - Partnerships Manager - RV - VPSG6 - September 2020.DOCX (Word, 286KB)
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Contact: Amy Prendergast
0438 718 033

Position Details

Respect Victoria was established as a Statutory Authority under the Prevention of Family Violence Act 2018 (the Act) on 4 October 2018. 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.

Respect Victoria is focused on the prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women. Prevention means stopping violence before it starts, by changing the norms, practices and structures that allow it to happen. 

Respect Victoria provides leadership in the prevention of all forms of family violence and violence against women, through advice on policy and program reform to improve the way Government, organisations and the community prevent family violence. This includes setting standards, building and testing outcomes, advising government on the suitability of funding, and communicating, raising awareness, and engaging with the community on family violence prevention.

Respect Victoria's key functions, as outlined in the Act are to:

  • Provide advice to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence to assist in policy and decision making, and the suitability of funding for family violence prevention programs
  • Monitor, assess and endorse programs carried out by organisations, and support organisations with advice, information and support
  • Promote awareness in the community of programs, activities and campaigns, including behavioural change campaigns and the Victoria against Violence campaign
  • Undertake, procure, and disseminate research
  • Report on trends in family violence prevention

The Partnerships Manager is a significant new position at Respect Victoria, playing a leading role in the establishment, execution and impact of strategic partnerships in primary prevention across all sectors and settings - to ensure society-wide accountability and action for the prevention of family violence and violence against women.

Changing the norms, practices, and structures that drive family violence and violence against women is the challenge of our generation. It is one that Victoria has made an historic investment in, and is the responsibility of Respect Victoria to lead alongside those who have led prevention work before us. Driving evidence-informed primary prevention across Victoria however, must expand beyond the government and sectors currently invested in primary prevention in order to realise sustainable long-term change.

This requires partnerships across government, industries, organisations and communities, to drive prevention across all areas of the community, where we live, work, learn, rest and play. The Partnerships Manager will lead this effort. The end goal is a lofty one: for all people to be safe, equal, respected, and free from all forms of family violence and violence against women.

The Partnerships Manager is a position within Respect Victoria's Strategy, Policy and Planning function and the successful candidate will be an integral member of the organisation's leadership team.

The closing date for this position is midnight, Thursday 24 September 2020.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. 

How to apply: Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)


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