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Manager - Project Design, Strategy and Growth - Flexible Location

Our Watch Limited

About Our Watch

Our Watch is a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.

Our vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our role is to stop violence before it starts. We work to embed gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise.

About the role

Working within the newly established Innovation Directorate, this position will lead the high-performance Project Design, Strategy and Growth team to establish and manage the infrastructure of new projects coming into the organisation. This agile, special purpose team will work quickly to support the CEO, Executive Team, Manager Fundraising and Partnerships and Project Managers to design proposals, respond to new opportunities, and create and set up the infrastructure for new projects before the work is handed over to the Our Watch Project Management Office or relevant Directorate. The team will get projects up and running quickly, clarify assumptions and address issues early. This could include the development of project proposals, risk, budget and strategy.

This team may be asked to provide additional support on particularly complex or high-risk projects as needed or at specific moments in time. This team may also support scoping, evidence review and research into new or shifting projects and campaigns, as well as share insights and learning across the organisation.

Reporting to the Director, Innovation this important leadership role will be integral in the establishment phase of the Innovation Directorate, including embedding new processes, systems and culture, including the Our Watch Project Management strategy. During the establishment phase, this role may be asked to lead strategic pieces of work to support the development of the new Directorate.

About you

We are looking for an experienced leader with significant experience in project design, development, proposal and tender writing, and team management. You are an effective communicator and able to work confidently with senior stakeholders. You will have excellent stakeholder management, problem-solving and partnership development skills and are enthusiastic about nurturing collaborative relationships across the organisation, and externally including corporates, government departments and other agencies.

Our Watch is pleased to be able to present this role and exciting opportunity for the right candidate to grow and expand with our organisation. 

Why work for us

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. Some of the benefits of working with Our Watch are:

  • Commitment to work life balance for staff, including flexible hours/ ways of working
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities including paid professional development
  • Wellbeing programs, such as our Employee Assistance Program
  • Adjustable sit/stand desks
  • Best practice parental leave
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • Innovative leave policies, such as floating public holiday leave, cultural leave and violence leave.

To apply

Please click Apply Now and follow the instructions.

Please go to our website at https://www.ourwatch.org.au/about-us/work-with-us/ to view the position description. 

Remote / Work from home options considered.

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.

Applications will be assessed as received, this role will remain open until successfully recruited.

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