17 August, 2023

Program Manager Domestic and Family Violence

  • Wodonga
  • A Rare leadership opportunity within the Domestic and Family Violence space
  • Progressive workplace flexibility options that enables genuine work life balance


Gateway Health is a not-for-profit Company limited by guarantee and a registered Community Health Service under the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic).

The organisation employs over 380 staff providing a range of primary health and community services across the Ovens Murray region in North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Gateway Health serves all people, and is committed to improving individual and population health outcomes. We will do this by providing health care and support to individuals and communities to get a great start to life by engaging early, and by actively working with our partners to address the social and environmental determinants of health.


The Program Manager for Domestic and Family Violence’s role and purpose is to manage the human and financial resources within the Domestic and Family Violence suite of programs and to deliver the strategic objectives and milestones for the program. The Program Manager is responsible for recruitment, performance and compliance and has overall accountability for all contracts, service level agreements and/or MOU’s. The role will facilitate the integration between Gateway Health programs to enhance seamless services to clients, consistent with organisational service plan priorities.

The Program Manager Domestic and Family Violence Services is a member of the Senior Management Team and as such plays a role in

  • facilitating information flow and cohesion between all areas of the organisation, with a focus on service coordination and improvement;
  • business development, consumer engagement;
  • planning and monitoring the implementation of strategy;
  • monitoring internal and external environments, participating in relevant external networks and collaboration work;
  • identifying and responding to emerging risks and opportunities; and
  • providing a conduit for information between Gateway Health and external committees/organisations, particularly in relation to Gateway Health’s advocacy agenda.

The current suite of Domestic and Family Violence programs includes;

  • Men’s Behaviour Change
  • Family Violence
  • The Orange Door


To be a successful Gateway Health Leader, you must have a real passion for working with people to help them develop and can demonstrate proven experience and leadership skills.

You will need to inspire, motivate and coach to encourage exemplary service delivery. You lead by example and display a driven sense of purpose and are determined to promote positive understanding and appreciation of the needs of others – especially; the children, women, families and perpetrators.

You will have a proven track record in creating a professional atmosphere by proactively leading and motivating teams within a diverse cultural environment. You can successfully monitor and manage performance to achieve business outcomes and key performance indicators to support positive outcomes for our clients.

To be successful in the role you will have

  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in Program Management ideally related to the Domestic and Family Violence industry.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing program budgets, contracts, and reporting.
  • Experience managing rural staff and clients and aligning organisation culture, program objectives, and team performance.


Victorian Stand Alone Community Health Services (Health and Allied Services, Managers & Administrative Officers) Multiple Enterprise Agreement 

Classification Grade 6 and allocated a company car*

*A requirement of your role is to travel between our offices and other locations. As a result, you will (have Pool Car access / be provided a fleet motor vehicle by GH). Use of the motor vehicle includes private use exclusive of holidays greater than one week in length. Any FBT liability arising from private use of the vehicle will be paid by the employee.


Gateway Health promotes a learning culture that encourages innovation and initiative and recognises our staff as our greatest asset. Gateway Health is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve within our community.


  • Work within a supportive team environment
  • Laptop, mobile phone with remote access on and offsite
  • Generous Not For Profit Salary Packaging A$15,900 tax free
  • Flexible hours and arrangements, for a work-life balance that works for you
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development + ongoing training and support provided
  • Free car parking
  • Fitness Passport – a discounted workplace health and fitness program for you and your family
  • Access to regular external supervision debriefing with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) support available as needed, together with Group Supervision and Wellness activities.
  • Access to our free confidential counselling service through EAP for staff and their family
  • Corporate health insurance cover to keep you healthy
  • Access to annual vaccination program
  • Discounted Health Insurance
  • A suite of employee reward and recognition programs

For a confidential chat about the position please call Alana Pund on 0428 968 021

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Gateway Health we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every selection criteria and/or qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


Gateway Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We believe that a workforce that recognises and celebrates diversity will best meet the health and well-being needs of all people we serve including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; people with disability, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse people, intersex people, people experiencing health inequalities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people.