Job Contact

  • Name Teresa Kyprianou
  • Position Human Resources Advisor
  • Email
  • Phone (03) 9244 3333

Director, Engagement and Support – Full Time ongoing (Newly created role, Abbotsford)

  • Brand new position
  • Play a key role with Djirra’s strategic direction and initiatives
  • Work closely with the Senior Executive Team

About the organisation

Djirra supports Aboriginal women’s journey to safety and wellbeing and provides legal and practical support to Aboriginal people experiencing family violence. Djirra is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation with a rich history, established 20 years ago (as the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service Victoria). It is also a place where culture is shared and celebrated.

Djirra’s vision is to provide high quality culturally appropriate services for Aboriginal women in Victoria who have experienced or are experiencing family violence.

We are committed to ending family violence against Aboriginal women and their children through holistic and culturally safe specialist services, prevention programs and advocacy for change. Our services have state-wide reach.

About the role

Full time & ongoing

The Director, Engagement and Support provides strategic and operational leadership. As a member of Djirra’s Senior Executive Team, the Director, Engagement and Support will play a key role in supporting the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy CEO in the implementation of Djirra’s strategic direction and initiatives, Aboriginal employment and advancement, genuine partnerships with community and day to day leadership support to the Community Engagement and Individual Support Services management team.

The Director, Engagement and Support will also ensure a focus on cultural safety, client outcomes, local area context, issues and strengths, continuous improvement in service quality and performance, effective resource management and ensuring that Djirra’s programs and services are delivering on Victoria’s reform agenda for family violence and child and family services.

About you

This role requires an individual who has successfully managed comparable levels of responsibility within a complex and dynamic environment. A proven ability to work or learn to work with Aboriginal organisations in culturally appropriate ways, as well as mainstream organisations, is vital.


We are seeking an individual who has demonstrated extensive knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, particularly in relation to the impact of family violence on Aboriginal women.

We are also seeking someone who has demonstrated experience of family violence service delivery with diverse communities and experience in successfully leading, managing, and developing senior staff and providing advice at an advanced level. You will need to be able to build relationships and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders and have a comprehensive understanding of the determinants, dynamics, and impact of violence against women from a feminist intersectional evidence base.


  • Conveniently located near public transport, ample parking and nearby some great coffee shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous salary packaging options (including meals and entertainment)

How to Apply

Please apply via the link provided below. Applications must include a CV and covering letter and all applicants must answer the questions at the bottom of the application form. Only applications received via this website will be considered.

If you would like to know more about the role or about the work we do, please refer to our website and our “Get involved” page to download a full copy of the Position Description. Alternatively, you can contact Teresa Kyprianou, Human Resources Advisor on (03) 9244 3333.

Applications for this positions will close as soon as a suitable candidate is sourced, therefore we strongly encourage your application as soon as possible. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.



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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Location Melbourne
  • Job Posted 04/07/2022
  • Application Close
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