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Organisation : Our Watch

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 30 Sep, 2021

About the role

  • Primary prevention of violence against women and their children
  • Positively influence critical policy development
  • Join a committed senior executive team


This senior executive role provides authoritative advice and support to governments and decision-makers to influence public policy development, system reform and institutions to bring about societal-level change. The Director acts as a change agent to influence and embed a coordinated national policy approach to prevention.


Reporting to the CEO, the role leads a team of three managers covering Member Support, Evidence Integrity and Evaluation & Impact to deliver evidence-based policy and member policy support.


To enable success and sustainability in this position the successful candidate should have significant experience gained in an influential government related role, bring deep knowledge in government and political processes, policy development and a track record in building relationships and partnerships. Superior communication skills along with high levels of persuasion and influence are required with an affinity to the societal context of prevention and inequality.


Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent lived experience is sought.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Our Watch

About Our Watch


Our Watch is a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children. With its vision of ensuring women and their children live free from all forms of violence, Our Watch aims to stop violence before it starts.


Focus areas include provision of policy advice; development of communications and marketing campaigns; development of the primary prevention workforce; production of research-based tools; leading a public conversation; and monitoring and evaluating prevention.


Our Watch works to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work, and socialise.


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.


It 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. 


For more information about Our Watch, visit:

How to apply

Position Description : Confidential OUWgpi0921

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Director, Government Relations, Policy & Impact via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Women

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