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Project Manager, Innovation

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 oversee and deliver multiple, concurrent, innovative projects, developing new and emergent knowledge, practices and strategies to build the evidence base for the organisation to continue its work in the primary prevention of violence against women. Reporting to the Director, Innovation, this important leadership role will be responsible for managing and overseeing large-scale primary prevention projects, with an initial focus on developing innovative projects from the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032. Joining the organisation’s leadership at this time also provides an exciting opportunity to create impact through new processes, systems and culture in the establishment phase of the Innovation Directorate, including the Our Watch Project Management Strategy. The role will oversee flexibly resourced, high-performance project teams to ensure the smooth management and delivery of concurrent projects and campaigns. A key priority of this role is to develop, evaluate and translate evidence generated by the Innovation Directorate’s projects, and to facilitate knowledge-sharing across the organisation, which can in turn adopt, implement and communicate at scale.

About you

We are looking for an experienced, energetic leader with strong project management skills, evidenced through the successful delivery of a range of projects and campaigns and productive teams. You are an effective communicator with significant experience managing multiple partners and stakeholders, and are enthusiastic about nurturing collaborative relationships across the organisation and with key external stakeholders including government departments and agencies. You are familiar with action research methodologies and evidence-based resource development, and confident to be responsible to identify, manage and, where necessary, escalate risks and urgent issues. 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.

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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