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​Senior Policy Advisor, Early Years and Parenting

Our Watch is a national not-for-profit established in 2013 to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and their children. 

Funding for programs and campaigns for the next financial year have been confirmed and an opportunity now exists to be a part of the Our Watch Policy & Evaluation team. This team is responsible for the development and improvement of policies, programs, legislation, plans and strategies for the prevention of violence against women and their children across Australia. 

The Policy and Evaluation team is looking for a Senior Policy Advisor, Early Years and Parenting to lead Our Watch’s emerging work on the role of parents and others caring for and working with children in their early years with a view to building positive personal identities unconstrained by gender stereotypes, and promoting healthy relationships and gender equality. 

You will be responsible for shaping how Our Watch integrates research and evidence to support child development, parenting and early years education and care, inform policy advice to government, shape communication campaigns and contribute to the development of practice tools and resources aligned to Our Watch’s organisational goals and our children and young people strategy.

Reporting to the Program Manager, Children and Young People (CYP) you will work as part of a cross-functional project team with Senior Advisors in the Media and Communications and Practice Leadership teams, to ensure coherent development and delivery of new work supporting parents of young children in the primary prevention of violence against women and their children.

Experience working in the field of child development, parenting or early years education and care as well as demonstrated effective verbal and written communication and relationship management skills, critical thinking, and research and analytical skills are essential for this role.  

This is a Fixed term part-time position (0.6 FTE) to 30 June 2018. 

How to apply

Download a copy of the Position Description here.
Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au (attention: Jemma Peiper), consisting of:
  • Cover letter 
  • Statement addressing each of the Skills and Qualifications criteria on the Position Description
  • Resume
Closing date for applications is 5pm Thursday, 29 June 2017.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and/or with lived experience of disability, to apply.

More information about Our Watch’s vision, purpose and work areas can be found in our Strategic Plan and other policy documents, available on our website.