Our vision is of a world where women, families and communities live free from violence, have equal rights and opportunities and the freedom to reach their potential.

Domestic Violence NSW is a place where we work together to make a difference, and know that every part of our organisation strives to help others, give back and change lives. We also get the chance to collaborate with leaders, politicians, and the justice system, while working with our members and groups on the front lines. No matter what we are doing, there’s always a way to get involved and work towards ending gender-based violence, once and for all.


Positions Available

Communications Coordinator
Full Time / Part Time – Contract

Salary Range: SCHADS 5.1


  • Work within a social justice, feminist framework
  • Flexible, hybrid working environment (Full or Part time)
  • Short term contract until June 2023
  • Work with a high-performing and inclusive team

Are you an excellent communicator with a passion for making a difference? As a peak body, DVNSW is the thought leader in the Domestic and Family Violence sector, responsible for driving systemic change across society and governments and supporting our members through advocacy and capacity building. With over 150 members, we work as a collaborative and passionate team to end gendered violence across the state. Aligned to our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, this position will help us grow our voice and reach and would suit someone who understands the DFV sector and shares our vision of women, families and communities in NSW living free from violence, having equal rights, equal opportunities and the freedom to reach their potential.

THE ROLE

The role of the Communications Coordinator is to coordinate all aspects of the internal and external communications, to promote a positive image of DVNSW as thought leaders. This role would suit an energetic and experienced media and communications expert who has held similar roles working in the Not-For-Profit Sector. As a short-term role the successful candidate will need to be able to hit the ground running and, with the support of the team, achieve the organisations communications objectives.  Well organised, exceptional time management, excellent written and oral communication skills will be critical for success in this role that includes:

  • Deliver to the organisation’s internal and external communications strategy
  • Media (traditional and social) engagement and coordination
  • Member engagement and communication
  • Key Stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Campaign coordination
  • Brand management

In return for your skills and commitment, DVNSW offers you the opportunity to:

  • Maximise your earnings with salary packaging
  • Work for purpose as part of a collaborative, hardworking and high performing team
  • Enjoy the flexibility to choose the days and hours that suit you whether working from home or our bright, open-plan, pet-friendly office just a short walk from Central or Redfern Station
  • Access to Employee Support and Wellbeing Programs, professional development and mentoring.

DVNSW welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, workers of all ages, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTIQ. We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected, and empowered. We live and work by our values we’re all about creating better experiences – for our members and for each other. We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all and are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage.

We encourage applicants to view the Position Description prior to applying.

Please provide a cover letter addressing why you think you would be a great fit for our organisation and how your skills and experience match the responsibilities and qualifications needed to do the job and a current CV.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory background checks including a National Police Check, Working with Children Check, disclosure of previous or current disciplinary action, referee checks, proof of eligibility to work in Australia and qualification checks.

Enquiries about this role should be directed to Kimme Shaw on hr@dvnsw.org.au, using the subject line Communications Coordinator or via phone on 02 9698 9777.