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Embolden is hiring! General Manager, Policy & Operations

Women’s Safety Services SA (WSSSA) is a leading South Australian provider of support services for women and children experiencing domestic & family violence. 

In partnership with Embolden, the alliance for women’s freedom, advocacy, and respect, we are seeking a General Manager for Policy & Operations.  Employed by WSSSA through sub contractual arrangements with Embolden the position is accountable to the Embolden Executive.

Embolden is funded to provide policy advice, advocacy services and representation to Government and provides a network to domestic and family violence, and sexual assault services in South Australia.


  • Part time 0.8FTE, fixed term until June 2025
  • Adelaide City fringe location
  • SCHADS Award Level 7 – Annual $104,875 (full time equivalent)

The General Manager, Policy and Operations will support Embolden to deliver their aims and objectives.  Ensuring that all contractual requirements including Key Performance Indicators are met. 

  • Facilitate and activate the membership to contribute to strategic directions
  • Be the media spokesperson for Embolden and maintain social media and website
  • Work collaboratively with members and other stakeholders to develop and refine policy and undertake projects
  • Develop advocacy strategies in support of the Embolden Board
  • Provide effective Advocacy on key issues impacting people experiencing Domestic and Family Violence across South Australia and Nationally

A full position description is available HERE


To succeed in this role you will need:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the determinants, dynamics and impact of family violence, sexual violence and violence against women and their children more broadly.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and problem-solving skills including the ability to assess and critically evaluate information and research and prepare policy briefs and background analyses based on consultations, published data and research.
  • Skills in membership engagement, onboarding new members at various levels of the organisational structure, with a considered approach to succession planning with existing sector members
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective advocacy strategies around gendered violence
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communications skills, including presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • A high-level understanding of the gendered nature of violence against women in the community.
  • An understanding of social identities and social inequalities and how they impact women.
  • An appreciation of feminist frameworks and application of public policy to women, particularly women from marginalised backgrounds.
  • An understanding of all diversity as it relates to women including cultural diversity.
  • Experience working in the family violence field and or sexual assault field and an understanding of family violence practice.
  • Knowledge of South Australian and federal policy and law informing responses to family violence.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (e.g., public policy, community development, social work) or equivalent experience in the public or human services.
  • A current drivers licence, and be eligible for, or hold a DHS Working with Children Check and National Police Clearance;
  • Able to provide evidence of either being fully vaccinated (including booster) with TGA approved COVID-19 vaccination or hold a valid medical exemption authorised by the Chief Public Officer


We are proud to offer the following benefits to our valued staff:

  • Generous above award Enterprise Agreement entitlements: Including • 5 Wellbeing days • On-Call leave • 6 weeks paid parental leave • Paid Domestic & Family Violence Leave • Paid Pandemic leave • First Nations Ceremonial, and Cultural leave
  • Salary Packaging Options: up to $15,900 tax free and other incentives available
  • Commitment to work life balance: flexible hours/ ways of working
  • Career Development Opportunities: promotion opportunities, on the job and in-house training.
  • Women’s led organisation: client-cantered, strengths based, diverse, trauma-informed, supportive and responsive
  • Specialist Trauma-informed Employee Assistance Program


To apply for this rewarding role, include a cover letter with your resume, addressing the person specification within the position description.

Inquiries can be emailed to hr@womenssafetyservices.com.au


WSSSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building our strengths through a diverse and inclusive workforce.  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, applicants of culturally diverse backgrounds, those with disability, and gender diverse applicants are strongly encouraged apply.