Project Officer, Our Watch

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Reference No: 1800/19

Western Sydney University

Applications Closing: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 23:55

Are you a proactive professional who is a team contributor and has a dynamic outlook? Do you have a Social Sciences, Psychology or Social Work degree or equivalent project coordination experience, a commitment to gender equality and an understanding of the drivers which prevent violence against women?

The position is responsible for driving the prevention of violence against women agenda. In the role of Project Officer, you will be responsible for developing, distributing and promoting preventative educational interventions for students and staff, reviewing relevant policies and procedures to ensure they promote gender equality and collaborating with stakeholders to enhance engagement of the agenda.

Internally, you will work closely with our Respect.Now.Always. team and externally with representatives from Our Watch and Universities Australia throughout the project including evaluation.

The position is initially part-time (0.5 FTE) with the possibility of additional hours. The role is available immediately on a fixed-term basis until 18 December 2020.

Western Sydney University is a large, multi-campus institution located in the region of Greater Western Sydney. The position will primarily be based at the Parramatta campus, with the requirement to travel to other campuses.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 7 - $104,004 to $112,222 p.a. (comprising base Salary of $87,885 to $94,829 p.a., plus 17% Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Please note, the salary details provided above are at the full time equivalent rate (1.0 FTE). Your salary will be paid on a pro-rata basis, based on the part-time hours you will work.

Position Enquiries: Rebecca Ladd on (02) 9685 9266 / 0412715852 or email:

Closing Date: 11.30pm, Monday 20th May 2019

Category: Community Development, Social Work, Training & Education
Field: Education & Training, Women, Policy and Advocacy
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $90,001+
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 80% of the University’s research being at or above world standard.

We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia. Our 10 campuses include a hybrid network of technology-infused vertical CBD campuses and more traditional campuses across Western Sydney.

We take pride in challenging the traditional notion of what a university ‘should’ be and are dedicated to ensuring our 45,000 students enjoy the best and most dynamic learning experience possible. From our forward-focused reworking of our teaching methodologies to connecting our learning hubs with industry, we are equipping our students with real-world learning experiences and future employment.

Position details

A degree qualification in Social Sciences, Psychology or Social Work with extensive experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and educational training.

Essential Selection Criteria:
  • A degree qualification in Social Sciences, Psychology or Social Work with extensive experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and educational training.
  • Proven ability to coordinate a project – i.e. to contribute to and plan activities, processes and procedures, as well as to act on and initiate appropriate follow up on issues requiring action
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with staff, students and external service providers.
  • High level organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to communicate professionally and respond appropriately to people of all backgrounds and cultures and in diverse situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in facilitating training to staff and students
  • High level computer literacy, including skills in developing online and print resources with the use of publications software
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a member of a team
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Contact details
Contact Name: Rebecca Ladd
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (02) 9685 9266 or 0412715852
How to apply

To apply, please click on to submit an application via the Western Sydney University Careers page.

Date posted: 10 May 2019

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