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No to Violence is Australia’s largest peak body for services and individuals that work with men who use family violence, and operate the Men’s Referral Service – a free, confidential counselling and referral service.

Our vision is a world which is free of men’s family violence, which deliver through supporting and advocating for the sector, providing sector and workforce development opportunities, and through working directly with men, their friends and family.

Simply put: to stop the high rates of family violence, it is essential to work with the people who are using family violence.

If you are interested in being part of the movement to ending men’s use of family violence, please keep an eye on this page for opportunities.

NTV has a strong focus on supervision and self-care to support this team of dedicated professionals.  All successful applicants are provided with training and development. 

If you have any questions about our current vacancies, please contact recruitment@ntv.org.au or call us on 03 9487 4500.

Current vacancies

Policy and Research Officer

Policy and Research Officer – Position Description

Working collaboratively across the organisation, the Policy and Research Officer plays a key role in supporting the Policy and Research team to initiate and undertake high quality research and analysis and to assist with preparing NTV policy submissions & initiatives, focusing on perpetrator accountability and prevention of family violence.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to NTV policy, research, and advocacy agenda in line with the NTV strategic plan and work with relevant colleagues across the organisation to achieve our strategic objectives.
  • Research, analyse, write, and prepare position papers, reports, and submissions as relevant, which will contribute to implementation of NTV’s advocacy strategy.
  • Provide support and advice to the CEO, General Manager – Policy & Advocacy and other members of the NTV Leadership Team to fulfil their role in representing the sector at meetings, conferences, working groups and forums
  • Contribute to the design and development of project proposals that relate to understanding and ending men’s use of family violence preventing men’s use of family violence.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Public Policy, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Criminology, Public Health policy, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Strong qualitative research skills essential; quantitative research skills will be highly regarded.
  • Strong policy writing skills.
  • Professionally and academically informed knowledge of the contemporary arrangements governing the reform agenda in relation to preventing family violence.
  • Demonstrable experience in similar policy roles in government or non-government sectors

To apply please visit our job ad on Seek and submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience aligned to the Key Role Responsibilities and Mandatory Requirements. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Men’s Family Violence Counsellor Graduate

Men’s Family Violence Counsellor Graduate – Position Description

The Men’s Referral Service (MRS) is operated by No to Violence (NTV). NTV works to bring about the changes our community needs to eliminate men’s use of family violence. For over 25 years, we have been working directly with men who use family violence to support them to change. We provide telephone and online counselling, information and referrals every day for men across Australia. As a pro-feminist organisation, at the centre of our work is the safety of women and children, as by ending men’s violence families can have happier, safer and more fulfilled lives.

This role is part of the 2023 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program. The Program provides a dedicated pathway for new and recent graduates into the family violence, sexual assault and primary prevention sectors and supports graduates to gain practical skills and knowledge while also receiving additional learning and development support.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A demonstrated understanding of the social and gendered context of family violence and the impact of violence on women and children
  • Understanding of legislation, risk management and reforms pertaining to the family violence sector.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to the practice and principles of non-violence, justice, social inclusion and gender equity issues
  • Ability to work independently and part of a wider team
  • Commit to working inclusively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, LGBTI people and people with disabilities
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and CRM systems to capture client information

To apply please visit our job ad on Seek and submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience aligned to the Key Role Responsibilities and Mandatory Requirements. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Executive Assistant to General Managers

Executive Assistant to General Managers – Position Description

The General Manager (GM) Executive Assistant provides comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the four (4) General Managers who make up the Senior Executive Team. Additionally, the GM Executive Assistant provides support to other ‘Heads of Depts’ as directed by the General Managers, where no administrative support exists, as required to ensure the smooth operation of the organisation.

Further responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Organise a range of meetings and as required, including the coordination of briefs, and scheduling meetings and recording minutes as required for the GMs
  • Organise travel arrangements for the GMs
  • Work closely with the EA to the CEO as a support to CEO and Board
  • Coordinate preparation of submissions and reports for the Board as required
  • Liaise with ministerial and senior government officials, family violence sector agencies, and other stakeholders in a professional and efficient manner
  • Provide a customer focused response to all queries for the GMs

To be successful, you will have:

  • Five plus years’ experience as an Executive Assistant at C-Level
  • Proven experience supporting multiple leaders
  • Significant executive support experience including C-suite executives
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, changing and competing priorities with a high level of expertise and professionalism at a high level
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional ability to plan with impeccable attention to detail
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of integrity and confidentiality

To apply please visit our job ad on Seek and submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience aligned to the Key Role Responsibilities and Mandatory Requirements. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Head of Policy

Head of Policy – Position Description

This role will develop and lead NTV’s policy and advocacy functions while generating research and supporting campaigns that inform policy, legislative and response changes to the lives of men who use family violence and uphold the safety of women and children. 

As a peak body, we:

  • Represent the sector and give voice to those who work with men to end their use of violence.
  • Research, develop policy, advocate and campaign on issues affecting the family and domestic violence sector and promotes gender equality.
  • Disseminate important information from the government to our members and advocate our member concerns to government and the broader community.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Qualifications in Public or Social Policy, or similar, or equivalent experience
  • Extensive experience in developing public policy and working within complex external stakeholder environments
  • A demonstrated track record of work and understanding of the gendered nature of family violence and the need for appropriate responses through working with men
  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Innovative, influential and collaborative approach to problem-solving/solution-finding activities

To apply please visit our job ad on Seek and submit an up-to-date resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience aligned to the Key Role Responsibilities and Mandatory Requirements. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and Diversity

No to Violence is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We embrace a culture of diversity that celebrates differences in staff, clients, members and the broader community. We recognise the gendered nature of family violence and support people of all genders to carry out this vital work. We are committed to providing a safe, confidential and welcoming workplace and service for everyone, including people with a disability, people from the LGBTIQA+ community, people from First Nations communities, and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.

Pre-employment checks

If you are appointed to a position No to Violence will require you to undertake satisfactory pre-employment checks which may include any of the following: an employment history check (requesting disclosure of any current or prior disciplinary actions), a national police check, an international police check (if required), a Working with Children Check (if required), two reference checks from previous employers, eligibility to work in Australia checks and Visa verification, credential checks e.g. sighting/checking of any qualifications and any documentation (including proof of identity documents).

Minimum mandatory qualification requirements for specialist family violence response practitioners

In line with Recommendation 209 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, No to Violence require applicants for specialist family violence response practitioners roles to complete the Minimum Qualifications Pathways and Equivalency Self-Assessment form and attach this with their application.

In this form, Candidates will demonstrate that they;

  • are considered EXEMPT under the policy OR
  • hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other equivalent qualification OR
  • have minimum 5 years relevant professional experience, OR a related qualification as per the mandatory minimum qualification requirements OR
  • hold significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience, and have faced barriers to educational pathways

Please note that candidates wishing to enter the specialist family violence workforce via a related qualification or 5 years related professional experience pathway, OR the significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience pathways will be required to work towards an equivalent qualification within specified timeframes (as per the mandatory minimum qualifications policy). If you believe these pathways may apply to you and would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact recruitment@ntv.org.au to discuss this further.

If you have significant cultural knowledge and experience or lived experience and have faced significant barriers to education, and would like to enter via this pathway, this can be outlined in your cover letter or CV. Please note that candidates are not required to disclose lived or cultural experiences unless they are applying for this role through the above pathway.

Candidates may be asked to provide or discuss further evidence in the interview, relating to the above requirements.