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Our Watch has grown significantly over the past 12 months following a record investment from the federal government.

As we prepare to deliver on the second National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children 2022-32, we will continue to recruit for a range of newly created roles (in addition to existing roles) to reach more people in more places.

As a national leader in the prevention of violence against women, this is an exciting period of growth for the organisation, and the work we do to make Australia a safer and more equal place for women.

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, working from home, remote working, compressed hours etc. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you would like.

Employee engagement and wellbeing

Our Watch is strongly committed to the wellbeing of its employees, we work to continuously improve our employee experiences of work and Our Watch recently received an Excellence Award in the 2023 HR Awards as an Employer of Choice in the Not-for-Profit Sector.

Our Watch has an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that is purpose driven and people centric. The 5 pillars of our EVP are:

  • Share Our Purpose – Be driven by our vision and guided by our values 
  • Salary & Benefits – Enjoy person centered flexibility, generous leave allowances and additional financial benefits 
  • Expand Your Career – Be supported to grow professionally with career experiences and professional development  
  • Holistic Wellbeing – Benefit from our commitment to the holistic wellbeing of our entire workforce 
  • Be Part of Our Team – Join our diverse and inclusive team and experience a strong sense of belonging 


Employee benefits

  • Commitment to work life balance for staff, including flexible hours/ ways of working and 5 additional personal leave days per year
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities including paid professional development and individual budgets of $1500 per year
  • Varied career progression opportunities including short-term higher duties placements (with a 5% higher duties allowance) 
  • Study Leave for tertiary education 
  • Health Coaching to help staff achieve professional or personal wellbeing goals including financial coaching, nutritional coaching or life coaching 
  • Access to an online wellbeing portal and regular virtual wellbeing sessions including yoga and meditation 
  • Adjustable sit/stand desks in office
  • Best practice parental leave -12 weeks paid parental leave for all new parents
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Cultural remuneration package for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to recognise the cultural load that they carry, this includes an annual $5,000 cultural load allowance, additional 2% superannuation contributions and an additional $5,000 annual learning and development budget
  • 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 (combined resume and covering letter) that your capabilities fulfill the requirements of the position you are applying for. Please note that in instances where there are a high number of applicants, those with a cover letter included with their resume will be prioritised.

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 is proud to offer Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander staff additional remuneration in recognition of the cultural load they carry and ongoing impacts of colonisation.

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

We value and appreciate your application and interest in working with Our Watch. We are currently experiencing a high volume of applications and will endeavour to respond and acknowledge your application within a week of application being received.

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.