Employment Opportunity - Manager, Women Transforming Justice

Women Transforming Justice was established in response to the increasing number of women in Victorian prisons and provides an integrated, women-specific and community-based response for women in custody on remand. It is a specialised program that can work with women to enhance their prospects of bail and support them to live safely and stably in the community

The Manager of the Women Transforming Justice project has three key responsibilities:

  • managing and coordinating the project’s integrated service delivery
  • designing and leading the project’s plans for systemic reform
  • supporting and working with women with lived prison experience who are participating in the Women’s Leadership Program.

This role is an exciting opportunity to conduct high profile advocacy and drive systemic change across some of Victoria’s most pressing social justice issues, including women’s over-incarceration, Victoria’s housing crisis, the implementation of recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the chronic under-resourcing of mental health services. This systemic advocacy is significantly enhanced by the role’s close connection to direct service delivery. This role also provides an opportunity to participate in a genuinely peer-centred project, by working closely with women who have been criminalised and in prison to achieve the project’s objectives.

Candidates are requested to email the following as one PDF document:

  • A covering letter, no longer than one page;
  • A resume which includes details of education, work and volunteer experience.

Applications should be addressed to Claudia Fatone, Chief Executive Officer, and emailed as soon as possible but no later than 5pm Friday 29 March 2019 to cfatone@fitzroy-legal.org.au.  

The full position description can be downloaded here.