Administration and Project Officer

Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW Inc

Applications Closing: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 00:00

WDVCAS NSW is seeking to employ an Administration and Project Officer on a full-time basis.

This position provides an opportunity to work within a representative state-wide peak body advocating for women’s safety, justice and wellbeing. It would ideally suit someone passionate about gender equality who has excellent administration and project coordination skills and is interested in progressing a career in policy, advocacy and/or law reform.

There is a significant administrative component to the role. However, there will also be opportunities to be involved in legislative policy and practice reform.

The position will be multifaceted. You will be working closely with the Director, so the ability to be flexible in responding to priorities is crucial.

Activity areas will include: administrative tasks including; desktop publishing, membership administration, minute taking, and organising events. More broadly, activities will include: project work, liaising with the membership base and organisational partners, and collating feedback from the membership to inform policy.

Category: Administration & Support, Legal, Media, Communications & Marketing, Policy & Research, Project Management & Strategy, Social Work
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns, Family, Children and Youth, Legal, Women, Policy and Research, Policy and Advocacy, Management and Operations
Employment basis: Full-time, Contract
Salary Range: $66,000-$80,000
Job Location: Sydney CBD
About us

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service NSW (WDVCAS NSW) is the peak non-government association representing its members (29 Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services) who are advocating for women and their children experiencing domestic and family violence. 

The vision of WDVCAS NSW is to achieve better outcomes for women and their children by identifying and advocating on systematic domestic and family violence issues within social, political and legal contexts.

The specific purpose of the WDVCAS NSW is to: 

  • advocate in social, legal and political settings on behalf of its members who provide support to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence; 
  • collaborate and consult with key stakeholders; and
  • formulate recommendations for systemic policy and law reform as directed by the Board.

WDVCASs are funded by the NSW Government through the Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program (WDVCAP), a program administered by Legal Aid NSW. WDVCAS NSW is funded by Legal Aid NSW and by its members.

For more information on WDVCAS NSW go to

Position details

Relevant tertiary qualifications to the position, such as social work, law, economics, business, media and communications, or equivalent experience desirable.

Essential Selection Criteria:
  1. Demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics regarding domestic and family violence and barriers impacting women and children.
  2. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to intersectional feminist practices and principles.
  3. Demonstrated cross-cultural interpersonal skills (written and verbal), with a demonstrated capacity to build positive relationships and networks across a range of sectors.
  4. Demonstrated administrative skills and abilities relevant to the position, including reception, personal administrative support, database maintenance, mail and correspondence management, filing and record keeping, resource management, minute taking.
  5. Strong computer, IT, web management and desktop publishing skills and proficiency, including demonstrated aptitude in the use of the full suite of Microsoft Office, Google cloud-based services, and web-based applications, as such Canva, MailChimp, Survey Monkey, Eventbrite.
  6. Demonstrated ability to organise and coordinate events.
  7. Demonstrated ability to undertake project work.
  8. Capacity to supervise volunteers.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively in a small busy team, as well as independently and flexibly under direction and as the situation requires.
  10. Ability to work positively and professionally under pressure, manage timelines and work with competing deadlines and priorities.
  11. Capacity to travel as required.
Desirable Selection Criteria:
  1. Experience working in a WDVCAS, other women’s domestic violence service or a peak body setting.
  2. Media and communications experience.
Other Information:


Why join WDVCAS NSW?

  • WDVCAS NSW is an intersectional feminist organisation and culturally aligns to diverse feminist values and practices.
  • We have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development and training.
  • We offer a 35-hour full-time working week and flexible working conditions.
  • Salary sacrificing available.
  • Employee Assistance Program provided.
  • Cultural leave entitlements.
  • We welcome applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Hayley Foster
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 0474779847
How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a statement responding to the essential and any desirable qualifications, experience & attributes (as listed above) and their resume to the WDVCAS Director at using the subject line: NCOSS Jobs- Administration and Project Officer Position.

Applications close: Sunday, 17 February 2019.

WDVCAS NSW is committed to equal opportunity, diversity and social inclusion and encourages and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, women with lived experience of domestic and family violence, disability and women who identify as LBGTIQ.

Please note, being a woman is considered a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Further, applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this position.

Date posted: 22 January 2019

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