Established in 1990, the Centre for Non-Violence (CNV) is a leading and innovative feminist specialist family violence organisation, funded to provide programs and support services across the Loddon region of Victoria.  Our vision is “gender and social equality in a violence free world”. 

With its head office located in Bendigo, CNV has a presence in four other locations across North-Central Victoria, including delivering services in The Orange Door in the Loddon Region.

CNV provides a range of services for women and children experiencing family violence and at risk of homelessness, as well as programs for men who use violence in the family, including men’s behaviour change programs, enhanced intake and case management.  CNV is an active leader and innovator in primary prevention, community education and engagement project initiatives, and works collaboratively with key stakeholders and partners regionally and state-wide.

The organisation has experienced significant growth over the last 3 to 4 years and is considered one of Australia’s leading integrated family violence services, delivering evidence-based and best practice programs.  We are also completing a new Impact Strategy to guide our work over the next 3 years to maximise impact and outcomes for our community.

Two new vacancies have arisen for experienced board directors to join the collaborative leaders of the CNV Board, continuing the work and influence of CNV as a leader focused on positively impacting the lives of our community across the region.

We are particularly seeking candidates with experience in any of the following areas:

  • Financial management and analysis
  • Legal expertise
  • Marketing, public relations and advocacy

Successful candidates will demonstrate capabilities in strategic thinking, corporate governance, understanding of fiduciary duty obligations and a strong commitment to the vision, goals, and feminist philosophies of CNV.  

The role requires attending approximately ten Board meetings each year, with membership on one of the Board’s sub-committees and ad-hoc working groups which meet on average 3 times per year.

Meetings are held in a hybrid format (in-person/online).  We welcome applicants from locations outside of Bendigo.

All Board and Committee positions are voluntary.

What you can look forward to:

  • Working with like-minded and passionate professionals dedicated to making a real difference to the people we support and the wider community.
  • Contributing to our social change agenda.
  • Receiving training and professional development around a range of relevant topics including opportunities to attend relevant conferences and forums.
  • Gaining meaningful governance and NFP experience.

You are invited to apply for our current Board opportunities by submitting your CV and a statement articulating the value you believe you can bring to CNV aligning to your area of expertise.   The Board is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from people from diverse backgrounds and those with lived experience.

Further information about CNV can be found on our website at:

Applications for these roles will be assessed as received with a view to nominations for preferred candidates to be completed in readiness for the Annual General Meeting in November.

If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date for this role we may close this position sooner, so we encourage to you apply as soon as possible.

Applications will close on Monday 15 August 2022.

For further information, please contact Zoe Tranter, Executive Assistant by calling (03) 5430 3000 or by email at

Please note all appointments are subject to a safety screening process, including a Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and COVID vaccination certificate.