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Senior Policy Advisor, Young People

Our Watch is a national not-for-profit established in 2013 to drive nation-wide change in the structures, norms and practices that lead to 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, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.
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

The Senior Policy Advisor, Young People plays an important role in leading and contributing to Our Watch’s varied primary prevention programs that focus on young people (aged 12-25). 

Young people are a key audience for prevention of violence against women initiatives. Our Watch runs social marketing campaigns aimed at supporting young people to develop knowledge and skills relating to respectful relationships and gender equality, including The Line, and a campaign on the impacts of pornography that is currently in development. Our Watch also has a related program of work on respectful relationships education and organisational change strategies in education settings such as universities and TAFEs.

Reporting to the Manager, Policy, and working in various cross-organisational project teams, the Senior Policy Advisor, Young People will be responsible for shaping how Our Watch integrates research and evidence about young people into our work across the organisation, including in policy, evaluation, practice, and campaigns.

About you

The Senior Policy Advisor, Young People will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in youth studies, social or political science, public policy, health promotion, gender studies, social work, community development, communications or equivalent lived experience.
  • Experience working in either the youth sector, or on children’s rights and development, or on other issues for young people, in a practice, policy, research or advocacy capacity

How to apply

Email your application to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au (with Senior Policy Advisor, Young People in the subject line), consisting of:
  • Cover letter
  • Statement against the skills and qualifications criteria in the Position Description (max 4 pages)
  • Resume
Please note, the closing date for applications is 9am 30 January 2020. 
For further information please contact  Hayley Jenkins – hayley.jenkins@ourwatch.org.au