Administration and Project Officer

Women's Safety NSW

Applications Closing: Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 23:45



Women’s Safety NSW is seeking to employ an Administration and Project Officer on a full-time contractual 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.


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


Activity areas will include the following: 

  • Administrative tasks: desktop publishing, membership administration, minute taking, and organising events. 
  • Other tasks: project work, liaising with the membership base and organisational partners, and collating feedback from the membership to inform policy.



Why join Women’s Safety NSW?

  • Women’s Safety NSW is a feminist organisation and culturally aligns to 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, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women who identify as LBTIQ. 

Category: Administration & Support
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns, Legal, Women, Policy and Research, Policy and Advocacy
Employment basis: Full-time, Contract
Salary Range: $66,000-$80,000
Job Location: Sydney CBD
About us

Women's Safety NSW is a state-wide peak body for women's specialist services advocating for women’s safety in the context of domestic and family violence through systemic reform and cultural change.

Position details


    Essential Selection Criteria:

    Please note: WDVCAS NSW considers being a woman is 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 job.

    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, and 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. Media, communications and/or fundraising experience.
    2. Experience working in a WDVCAS, other women’s specialist domestic and family violence service or a peak body setting.
    Other Information:

    Women’s Safety 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 LBTIQ.

    Contact details
    Contact Name: Hayley Foster
    Contact Email:
    Contact Phone: 0474779847
    How to apply

    For more information about the position please contact Hayley Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Safety NSW on 0474 779 847 or at


    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 Women’s Safety NSW Chief Executive Officer at using the subject line: Administration and Project Officer Position.

    Date posted: 18 November 2019

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