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Our Watch will be recruiting a significant number of newly created roles over the next 12 months following a record investment from the federal government, and as we prepare to deliver on the second National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and Children 2022-32.

We will be recruiting for a range of newly created roles (in addition to existing roles) to reach more people in more places, as we continue our work to embed gender equality, and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.

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, an element of working from home, 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 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

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.