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Partnership Lead

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 development, delivery and implementation of the Our Watch partnership approach in the Innovation Directorate. Reporting to the PMO and Innovation Manager, this role will contribute to delivering the Our Watch strategic plan, with a specific focus on using existing Our Watch frameworks, the new Project Management Framework and the Partnership Broker Association framework and guidelines to;

  • Develop and implement a whole-of-organisation model for partnerships
  • Support partnership practice across the organisation
  • Support key team members to broker partnerships with external stakeholders, including engaging external brokers when appropriate.

About you

We are seeking a confident, strategic, collaborative practitioner to step into this exciting new role. The Partnership Lead will possess a deep commitment to designing and facilitating collaborative processes, empathy and advanced capacity for/skills in negotiation, synthesising information and record. The broader intent of the Partnership Lead role is to support and strengthen partnerships through innovative and skilled management of collaborative processes.

You will work closely with Innovation Directorate colleagues to develop and embed new processes and systems, building the team’s capabilities. The successful candidate will have knowledge of prevention of violence against women frameworks and approaches. You will have sophisticated communication skills and are confident in engaging a range of stakeholders from different settings and maintaining strong, productive relationships with project partners and funders. You are comfortable working independently, in partnership with others external to Our Watch, and as part of a multidisciplinary project team.   

The ideal candidate will already have Level 1 Partnership Brokering Training but if not, they will be supported to attend the course in late 2022 and provided with mentoring from an accredited broker. 

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 go to our website at https://www.ourwatch.org.au/about-us/work-with-us/ to view the position description and then click "Apply Now" below. 

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.

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