Director, Office for Women

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/FV/603868
Closing Date: 09-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $199,014 - $257,111
Job Duration: Five (5) year executive employment contract
Attachments: 2021-11-25 SES1 PD Director, Office for Women.docx (Word, 127KB)

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Contact: Jo Pride, Executive Director
0458 973 838

Position Details


The Director of the Office for Women will lead the Victorian Government's work to achieve gender equality across the state and address the barriers that prevent or discourage women's full participation in the community and economy.
Leading a passionate, high-performing team through a pivotal period, you will direct the delivery and implementation of Victoria's next gender quality strategy and be responsible for delivering on election and budget commitments, policies, reforms, programs and grants to benefit women and advance gender equality.

You will engage stakeholders across the Victorian government, including Ministers, senior executives, government departments, agencies and especially the Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Service, building understanding and ownership of gender equality commitments and working to embed gender quality in government programs and processes.

You will also engage with a broad range of community and private sector stakeholders to ensure government policies and programs are informed by relevant expertise and lived experience and facilitate collaborative efforts to advance gender equality.
You will be an experienced executive with a good understanding of government processes and an ability to work in a complex, sensitive and fast paced environment, and be flexible and comfortable with change.

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will work closely with the Fairer Victoria executive team and across government to deliver outcomes that improve the social and economic participation or all Victorians, particularly those experiencing intersectional barriers.
The role requires the capability to lead, motivate and support a team, foster a positive workplace culture and communicate a compelling vision that drives progress towards achieving full gender equality in Victoria.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.

For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH and FSV COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy.docx (

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note, for this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.  

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (
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