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Find out about working at Our Watch including recruitment processes, current job opportunities or expressions of interest.

Our Watch currently employs around 70 people. It is an interesting and stimulating work environment with a strong focus on collaboration and a commitment to evidence-based practice.

At Our Watch we are:

  • collaborative, we do this work together
  • optimistic, we believe that change is possible
  • creative, we are innovative and brave as we create change
  • authentic, we stand behind our work
  • inclusive, we embed a diverse range of perspectives in everything we do.

Read more about our values in the Strategic plan 2019-24.

All candidates are encouraged to read Change the story.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you would like.

Current vacancies

Employee engagement and wellbeing

Our Watch is strongly committed to the wellbeing of its employees. We work to continuously improve the policies and processes that ensure an engaging, safe and inclusive environment for the people who work here.

Employee benefits

  • Commitment to work life balance for staff, including flexible hours/ ways of working
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities and allocated individual budget
  • Wellbeing programs, such as our Employee Assistance Program
  • Sit/stand desks
  • Best practice parental leave – 10 weeks paid parental leave for all new parents
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Innovative leave policies, such as Floating Public Holiday Leave, Cultural Leave and Gendered, Intimate Partner, Family and Sexual Violence Support Leave

Our recruitment process

Providing a direct response to the key selection criteria for positions is optional, however please ensure you demonstrate in your written application (resume and covering letter) that your capabilities fulfill the requirements of the position you are applying for.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity among 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.

Our Watch encourages applications from people with disability. We want to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you require modifications with the application process to meet your access needs please contact us via email at recruitment@ourwatch.org.au.

Acknowledgement of application

Applicants will receive a response when their application is received. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a formal notification when the recruitment process is finalised.

Police and Working with Children Checks

Successful applicants may be subject to a Police Record Check, an International Police Record Check or a Working with Children Check.

Volunteer/student placement opportunities

We appreciate the significant interest in volunteering or securing a student placement opportunity with Our Watch and we encourage the continued passion for the prevention of violence against women. Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to facilitate volunteer or student placement opportunities. Please direct any enquiries to recruitment@ourwatch.org.au, thank you for your support.