Director, National Women’s Safety Alliance

Application Due:
7 August 2022
Application Details:
Position Description

About the Role:

Salary negotiable between $120,000 and $130,000 per annum

Plus superannuation and generous charity tax benefits

The National Women’s Alliances (the Alliances) are funded by the Australian Government to ensure diverse women’s voices are heard in the policy making process. Alliances advocate for the economic security, safety and leadership opportunities of women in Australia and collaborate with policymakers to inform Australian Government policies that impact women.

Six specialist women’s alliances are funded through the Prime Minister and Cabinet Women’s Leadership and Development Program:

  • National Women’s Safety Alliance
  • Equality Rights Alliance
  • Harmony Alliance
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance
  • National Rural Women’s Coalition
  • Women with Disabilities Australia

The National Women’s Safety Alliance (NWSA) brings together a diversity of voices, expertise and experiences to inform policy reform to inform and guide national policy reform on women’s safety.  YWCA Canberra is the auspicing body of the National Women’s Safety Alliance and the NWSA office is located at the YWCA Canberra.

We are recruiting the Director for this national leadership role to continue the growth, influence and impact of the National Women’s Safety Alliance. This role will be Canberra based.

The outcomes for the National Women’s Safety Alliance are:

  • represent Australian women, including underrepresented women
  • collaborate with policymakers to inform Government’s understanding of policy issues affecting Australian women`s safety
  • collaborate with policymakers to inform the development of policy solutions to issues affecting Australian women`s safety.
  • gather evidence to develop solutions to priority issues affecting Australian women

As an employee of YWCA Canberra, the role will provide evidence-based policy advice on women’s safety, be responsible for deliverables against the Activity Work Plan approved by NWSA Governance Committee and day to day operations within the role’s delegations. In addition, this role will convene the NWSA Policy and Advocacy Advisory Committee and be the official spokesperson for the NWSA.

About You:

  • Expertise in gendered violence prevention and women’s safety
  • An experienced advocacy expert and spokesperson
  • Demonstrated understanding of the mechanisms of government and engaging with government representatives and Ministers
  • Experience in policy & strategy development
  • Experience in communications and media engagement
  • You would desirably have an established network of relevant relationships
  • Understanding of the national women’s alliances
  • Strong collaboration and relationship building skills
  • Project Management experience

In return we will offer you

  • An organisation with strong feminist values
  • A competitive salary, above Award wage
  • As a PBI you have access to salary packaging that can increase your take home pay by up to 8k annually
  • Enhanced terms and conditions of employment including 14 weeks paid parental leave
  • Three-year term contract, between 30-38 hours per week

How to Apply:

  1. Applications including a cover letter and CV can be submitted through the link above to our recruitment portal here (Recruitment – Sign In – Aurion).
  2. Apply by 7 August 2022 – YWCA Canberra reserves the right to close this role early if a suitable candidate is found

YWCA Canberra is committed to the safety of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to participate fully in all child protection risk management recruitment processes and ongoing character checking and assessment processes. 

YWCA Canberra is proud to be an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality and offers above award wages and generous conditions through our innovative and progressive Enterprise Agreement.

YWCA Canberra is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. We specifically encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

YWCA Canberra makes an effort to ensure disability access and facilities are fitted in our buildings where possible. Our head office in Civic is wheelchair accessible. 

Want more information? 

For a confidential discussion or further information please contact Frances Crimmins via

Application Details:

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