CURRENT VACANCIES

We have a vacancy for Vixen Manager, based in Melbourne

Sex work experience is an essential criterion for this role.

Applications close 5pm May 23rd 2022.


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POSITION DESCRIPTION

This position provides leadership and management to the organisation and involves working cooperatively with the Vixen board, staff, and volunteer team. All duties conducted are to be guided by Vixen’s vision, mission statement, organisational objectives, strategic directions, and policies and procedures.

ORGANISATION DESCRIPTION

Vixen Collective is Victoria’s peer-only sex worker organisation, as recognised by Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association. We promote the cultural, legal, human, occupational, and civil rights of all sex workers, and we have been leading the Victorian campaign for the full decriminalisation of sex work for many years.

Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, the peak national body representing sex workers and sex worker organisations in Australia, will auspice Vixen and support Vixen’s transition to operate as an autonomous sex worker organisation.

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

This position is responsible to the Scarlet Alliance Chief Executive Officer. This position is responsible for supervision, training, and mentoring of staff and/or volunteers at Vixen.

POSITION LOCATION

The position is based at the Vixen office in North Melbourne. Some inter/intrastate travel and out-of-hours work is required.

SALARY & CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a 6 month contract offered subject to ongoing funding or organisational change.

This is a part-time position 0.8 EFT (30 hours/week) paid at the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 Level 6.1, ($46.91 per hour, 0.8 pro rata of $92,694.16 per annum) and subject to the National Employment Standards. Salary packaging is available.

The position at times requires significant out-of-hours work consistent with responsibilities. Some inter/intrastate travel will be required.

NOTE

If you are interested in the position but are unsure whether you have the skills or knowledge required, please call Jules on 0411 985 135

OUR MISSION

VIXEN IS VICTORIA’S PEER-ONLY SEX WORKER ORGANISATION, PROUDLY RUN 100% BY AND FOR SEX WORKERS. VIXEN PROMOTES THE CULTURAL, LEGAL, HUMAN, OCCUPATIONAL, AND CIVIL RIGHTS OF ALL SEX WORKERS, AND HAS BEEN LEADING THE VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN FOR THE FULL DECRIMINALISATION OF SEX WORK FOR MANY YEARS.


Prior to receving funding in 2022, Vixen operated as an unfunded sex workers’ rights collective run by sex worker activists volunteering their unpaid time and energy for more than 15 years. Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association, the peak national body representing sex workers and sex worker organisations in Australia is auspicing Vixen and supporting Vixen’s transition to operate as an autonomous funded sex worker organisation. 

Through our funding, Vixen provides a range of services and programs aimed at addressing our community’s needs, as informed by them. We recognise that sex workers in Victoria and beyond have successfully educated each other about workplace health and safety and our rights and in doing so, have demonstrated that peer education is most effective. We continue in this tradition, providing sex worker only safe spaces at all our offices and most events. 

At Vixen our work is informed by ongoing consultation with Victorian sex workers, as well as the broader sex worker community across Australia and internationally. This includes: 

● Peer education and information 

● Peer support, advocacy and referrals 

● Access and outreach 

● Supportive networks with other organisations that sex workers access

● Sex worker community development 

● General community education 

● Advocacy and lobbying for law and regulatory reform, including full decriminalisation 

● Fighting stigma and discrimination 

● Ensure effective implementation and communication of decriminalisation 

● Policy advice to government and other relevant organisations (e.g. NGOs) 

Vixen is a member organisation of Scarlet Alliance, the national peak body representing sex worker organisations in Australia, and the Global Network of Sex Work Projects, NSWP.