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As the peak body for specialist family violence services in Victoria, it’s an exciting time to join Safe and Equal as we continue to be an independent voice and an amplifier for our members and stakeholders to ensure we have a world-class specialist informed family violence system.

At Safe and Equal, we are: 

  • accountable, act ethically and have integrity. 
  • independent, expert and trusted. 
  • curious and courageous, we learn, and from this we create opportunities. 
  • creating our own future. 
  • striving for gender equity and a socially just world. 

Intersectional feminism is at the foundation of who we are and how we work; it is the primary framework we use to deepen our understanding of the family violence evidence base, build coalitions and partnerships, and engage in critical reflection. 

Our strategic priorities

Safe and Equal is a product of the action, leadership and expertise of the practitioners, victim survivors and leaders who have come before us. As we renew our commitment to change, we know that collaboration and partnership will be key to achieving our vision for a world beyond family and gender-based violence, where women, children and people from marginalised communities are safe, thriving and respected. 

Our key priorities include: 

  1. Developing Practice and supporting workforces 
  2. Strengthening and connecting organisations, sectors and systems 
  3. Building momentum for social change 
  4. Building a strong peak organisation 

For more information on our strategic priorities and history, read our Strategic plan 2021-2024.

Access and inclusion

We recognise the strength and value in a diverse workforce and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. 

We value and expertise of people from diverse communities and acknowledge the importance of centring the voice of lived experience. We strongly encourage applicants who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse, young people, older people, women, people who have experienced family violence, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, intersex, queer or asexual.  

We provide flexible work arrangements, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people. 

We are committed to access and inclusion and currently working towards achieving Rainbow Tick accreditation. 

Staff benefits

Under the organisation’s EBA, Safe and Equal offers employees: 

  • Generous salary packaging (total of up to $18,550), as well as above award wages and conditions under the Enterprise Agreement 
  • Monthly RDO 
  • Individual annual Professional Development budget 
  • Leave benefits such as Christmas Shutdown Leave, Gender Affirmation leave, Family Violence Leave, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Compassionate Leave, Paid Parental Leave, Study Leave and Community Service Leave 
  • 13 days of paid personal/carer’s leave per annum 
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 
  • Flexible working arrangements 

 Additionally, staff working for Safe and Equal are eligible for the Portable Long Service Benefits Scheme. Portable long service means you accrue long service benefits for all your years in a single industry, rather than with a single employer. It’s ‘portable’ because it moves with you if you change employers but remain in the industry. 

Volunteer and student placement positions

No current vacancies.

Current vacancies

We don’t have any positions available at the moment, but keep an eye on this page as we update it regularly. If you’re looking for opportunities in the family violence sector, try checking out Ethical Jobs and the Victorian Government’s Family Violence Jobs Portal.


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