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Senior Policy Advisor – Women with Disabilities

Our Watch is a national, not for profit organisation established in 2013. Our mandate is to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours, structures and power imbalances driving violence against women and their children. 
Our Watch’s vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our mandate is to stop violence before it happens, and our purpose is to provide national leadership to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children. Our work will always be based on sound research and strong and diverse partnerships.
Our Watch recognises and values diversity amongst its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds to apply, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience. In recognition of the focus of this role, people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.
Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Role

Working within the Our Watch policy team, this advisor will be responsible for leading a collaborative project with Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) to inform improved approaches to the prevention of violence against women with disabilities. An initial literature review and some foundational work has already taken place.

About You

You will have relevant tertiary qualifications, and experience working in the field of preventing violence against women and/or women with disabilities. You will have strong research and writing skills, project management experience, stakeholder engagement and partnership skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. You will be enthusiastic about social change, and committed to social justice and gender equality.

How to Apply

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au (with the job title in the subject line), consisting of:
  • Cover letter 
  • Statement responding to the Skills and Qualifications criteria on the Position Description, demonstrating how you meet each of these criteria (max 4 pages).
  • Resume
Any questions can be directed to Emma Partridge, Manager Policy: emma.partridge@ourwatch.org.au
Closing date for applications is 09:00 am (AEST) 27 June 2019
More information about Our Watch’s vision, purpose and work areas can be found in our Strategic Plan and other policy documents.