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Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £40,722 – £43,280 – (NJC scp 46 – 49 incl of OLW)

Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre is a well established voluntary organisation that provides a range of services to South Asian families and children in Camden. Funded by Camden Council, Hopscotch plays a key role in the borough contributing to policy and service development in early years, family work, youth, training, employment and enterprise.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual with proven leadership and management skills to provide strategic direction to meet the aims and objectives of Hopscotch. Building on our achievements to date, you will have excellent communication and negotiation skills, the ability to work with a range of partners and funders and experience of project development, budget management and fundraising.

Knowledge and understanding of the South Asian community, particularly relating to women’s needs would be essential. Fluency in Bengali or Hindi would be an advantage.

For an application pack please contact us between 9.30 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday on 020 73886200 or email:

Closing date for applications: 6th May 2008
Interview date: 14th May 2008

Registered Charity No: 1079574

Hopscotch is committed to staff training and development and is an equal opportunities employer.

Hours: Full Time
Salary: £75k + excellent benefits

Can you lead us as we grow?

YWCA is the leading charity working with the most disadvantaged young women in England and Wales.

This is an exciting opportunity to secure our position as the leading voice on issues affecting young women in England and Wales today. The role demands a strong track record of management at senior level in the voluntary and/or public sector, to carry through the changes we are making to improve and grow our services to young women.

You will have the confidence and credibility to build positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the leadership skills necessary to deliver our strategic vision. Your persuasive communication style will engage both policy makers and the media.

More information at For a confidential discussion please contact Philippa Fabry on 0870 190 4317 or Sandra Hamovic on 020 7932 4372

Closing date Tuesday 6 May 2008.

YWCA is a registered charity.

We are working towards equality of opportunity and will consider all applications fairly and on merit.

Volunteer Coordinator needed!

Survive, a women’s charity working against domestic violence in South Glos and Bristol is looking for a dedicated woman* to help us develop our growing volunteers programme. You’ll have an enthusiastic, positive attitude, experience in working with others in an organisational role, ability to commit 6 hours a week and enjoy a challenge! We’ll provide training, expenses and support.

For more info, contact Nickie on 0117 961 2999 or

*Section 7(2) 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies

Hours: Full Time
Salary: £37 – £40Kpa, + 5% Pension Contribution

Bexley Women’s Aid – Safe homes. Secure relationships.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and dynamic manager to lead this well established Charity providing a crucial service in the London Borough of Bexley

The successful candidate will have excellent leadership skills, operational and financial management experience and a proven fundraising track record.

Closing Date: Wednesday 14th May 2008 5pm

Application packs can be obtained by phoning our Administrative Officer on 020 8301 1536 or by email:

Female applicants only, GOQ; Sec 7 (2)(e) Sex Discrimination Act applies.

BWA seeks to promote diversity and welcomes applications from women from all minority ethnic groups.

Hours: 37 hours including some evenings and weekends
Salary: £30,598 NJC SP38

We are looking for an experienced manager with strategic skills, an understanding of domestic abuse issues and experience of a service environment. You will have excellent change management and team building skills as well as the drive to develop our service offering and embed new ways of working.

Haven House provides a range of services, including a refuge, to women, children and young people to support recovery from the impact of domestic abuse. We are undergoing major changes in service development, staffing structure and responsibilities to support this process which will result in two service teams one for women’s services, the other for children and young people.

Skills and experience needed include
– Knowledge of the domestic abuse service sector
– The ability to provide strategic leadership and motivate staff through a period of change
– Business development skills in a service commissioning environment
– Performance management in a small organisation
– Fundraising and marketing acumen
– Ability to work in partnership with the Board

Female applicants only. Section 7.2 of the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies

Closing Date: 5pm May 2 2008

Information Pack from

Hours: 37 hours including some evenings and weekends
Salary: £25,320 NJC SP31

We are looking for a worker who has operational experience of running Refuge based services for women and of service performance and development. You will have proven experience of managing staff performance in a small organisation and be keen to improve the quality of service delivery.

Haven House provides a range of services, including a refuge, to women, children and young people to support recovery from the impact of domestic abuse. We are undergoing major changes in service development, staffing structure and responsibilities to support this process which will result in two service teams one for women’s services, the other for children and young people.

Skills and experience needed include
* Knowledge and experience of the domestic abuse service sector
* The ability to motivate staff through a period of change
* Service development and monitoring skills
* Performance management in a service team environment
* Ability to work as part of a management team

Female applicants only. Section 7.2 of the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies

Closing Date:5pm May 2 2008

Information Pack from

Hours: Full Time
Salary: Salary not less than £36,000 p.a

Asha developing women’s resources

The Asha Centre in Worcester was established in its present form in 2002 and has a national reputation for its work with disadvantaged women. The Director will provide leadership to a well qualified and motivated team, and will be responsible for strategic work relating to Centre funding and development.

Applications are invited from women* who must have relevant prior experience.
Application forms may be obtained from 26 London Road, Worcester, telephone 01905 767552 or

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 9th May 2008.

*The genuine occupational qualification applies under s.7(d) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 as amended by the SDA 1985.

UN-INSTRAW is establishing a Community of Practice on Gender Training with the objective of:
* bringing together practitioners/experts in the field of gender training for dialogue and exchange of experiences;
* carry out a series of virtual dialogues on gender training, in particular identifying challenges and ways to move forward;
* building on UN-INSTRAW’s Gender Training Wiki and other existing resources, set up a virtual clearinghouse and support platform of information on gender training, including an “ask the expert” feature;
* establish a compendium of good practices in gender training.

UN-INSTRAW seeks qualified candidates to establish the Community of Practice on Gender Training. The deadline for the submission of applications is 30 April 2008.

Read more:

From UN-INSTRAW News – E-letter March 2008

Develop your potential with The Haven Wolverhampton

The Haven Wolverhampton, established in 1973 provides safe, temporary accommodation for women and children who are homeless for reasons such as Domestic Violence and who seek emergency accommodation. Applications are invited for the following posts, from women who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.

Temporary Public Relations Officer
1 year, 371/2 hours per week
£18,810 per annum

The successful candidate will use all forms of media and communication to build and maintain the identity of The Haven Wolverhampton ranging from individuals, public bodies or services to businesses and voluntary organisations. You will be responsible for publicity and public relations of the organisation and will organise special events, such as conferences, exhibitions, open days etc. and any other events as directed by the line manager.

You will be integral to support the delivery of an international project “Protecting the Rights of Russian Women and Children Experiencing Domestic Violence – Supporting Women in the Court System” funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

You must have a degree or equivalent qualification in a related discipline such as Marketing. You will have previous experience of working in an office environment, developing publicity materials and working with media. You will have experience of organising the events and of recording, collating and monitoring information and excellent report writing skills.
Interview date:

Assistant ICT Officer
Permanent Contract, 211/2 hours per week, Job Share
£18,810 per annum (pro rata)

The successful candidate will provide a single point of contact for end-users to receive support and maintenance within the organisation’s desktop computing environment. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading all PC hardware and equipment to ensure optimal workstation performance. The person will also troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by telephone, or via email) in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user assistance where required.
You must be educated to A-levels/Highers or equivalent standard in ICT related subject. You must have experience in ICT roles related to installing, configuring, troubleshooting, maintaining, upgrading, and repairing desktop, laptop and network hardware and troubleshooting across Active Directory, TCP/IP Networking environments and Windows clustered solutions. You will provide necessary ICT support to staff and service users.

Closing Date for all applications is: 4 p.m. Friday 18 April 2008

For application pack and job description, please visit the website or send an A5 self addressed envelope with 65p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, PO Box 105, Wolverhampton, WV1 4LP. CV’s will not accepted.

Under the Care Standards Act 2000, people appointed to the above posts must apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Successful applicants will be advised how to apply for disclosure.

Due to the nature of our work, section 7 (2) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies, therefore applications from Women only will be considered.

This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.
Registered Charity No. 1065427

£26.000-£28.000 per year dependant on experience.
Full time post / Minimum 37 hours per week

Main Purpose of the Job
* To devise, implement and drive forward an innovative and effective fundraising strategy that achieves U-Turns fundraising objectives and drives up advocacy amongst internal and external stakeholders.

Dimensions of the Role
* To develop, implement and manage effective fundraising strategies for U- Turn (including the preparation and control of the annual fundraising budget)
* To be responsible for sourcing and managing a capital fundraising campaign.
* To establish integrated PR plans which represent all dimensions of the organisation, incorporating service provision and including the production of literature for fundraising, services and general communications including the Annual Review and Newsletter.
* To manage a comprehensive fundraising programme including capital, legacies, community, corporate, trust, payroll giving, direct mail, statutory and special events.
* To maximise opportunities for U-Turn as a whole.
* To contribute and participate in the strategic planning of U-Turn.

For more details and an application pack contact

Closing date for applications is 25th April at 5pm

U-Turn was set up in February 2004, offering innovative support, information and practical intervention to women coerced into prostitution.

The U Turn staff and trustees have always been committed to setting up a Centre for vulnerable women. This has now been realised and made possible via funding from a variety of sources including The Deputy Prime Ministers Office.

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid offers safe, temporary accommodation and support services to women and children affected by domestic violence. Applicants must have a commitment to services for women and children within anti discriminatory practice.

Applications are particularly welcome from women from Black Minority Ethnic Groups and women who can speak any of the community languages of Birmingham and Solihull.

Salary: Scale 6 £21,412 – Scale S01 £25,320 pro rata
15 hours per week

We are seeking an experienced counsellor with a Diploma in Counselling and a minimum of 100 hours of supervised practice to deliver counselling to women who have experienced domestic violence, rape or sexual abuse.

Refuge Project Worker with Language Specialism
Salary: Scale 6 £21,412 – Scale S01 £25,320
For 35 hours per week

This is an opportunity to work within our established refuge support service in Birmingham. You must be able to speak at least one of the South Asian community languages, and Bengali has been identified as a particular gap within our service. Your language skill will be used in the delivery of support, advice and guidance services to women living in refuge and affected by domestic violence.

Training & Schools Project Worker (1f/t, 1p/t)
Salary: Scale 6 £21,412 – Scale S01 £25,320 (part-time post pro-rata)
1 Part-Time 17 1/2 hours per week
1 Full-Time 35 hours per week

To develop and deliver appropriate in-house training and domestic violence training programmes to a range of statutory and voluntary agencies and to deliver awareness raising programmes to children and young people in a range of settings

* All posts are subject to a 6% pension contribution and commence at the bottom of the scale.
* These posts are applicable to women only: Section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.
* Please note; all successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau check before commencing their employment
* For application packs email stating which post(s) you are interested in or apply in writing with a self-addressed-envelope (including attached postage at least 70p) to: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, 1st Floor Ryland House, 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: 12 noon Thursday 8th May 2008

Location: Gimbie, Western Ethiopia

In return for a 12 month commitment we’ll give you the opportunity to use your proven management skills to really make a difference to the lives of women and their families.

Based in Gimbie, Western Ethiopia, you will oversee all aspects of the existing programme and develop and implement strategic expansion in line with MW’s mission and priorities.

For further information on our work and the role please visit our website

Location: Central London
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £21,000

Equality Now is an international human rights organisation working to protect and promote the rights of women and girls around the world.

It is seeking an Office Manager with fluent French and English who will be responsible for assisting the Director of the London office with administrative support in the maintenance of the office, including but not limited to:
– filing, both manual and computerised
– general bookkeeping, including generation of accounting reports (Quickbooks)
– answering telephone
– ensuring availability of adequate office supplies
– keeping comprehensive contact log
– making travel and accommodation bookings
– liaising with other Equality Now offices
– coordinating professional translations and proofreading in French, Spanish or Arabic (as applicable); occasional translation into French, Spanish or Arabic (as applicable) also required
– assisting in organisation of meetings
– maintaining a Microsoft Access database
– dealing with new members and donations received
– monitoring of the UK press; helping to identify European journalists with an interest in women’s rights
– other functions and responsibilities as required

all in connection with the design, development and implementation of strategies to support the international research and campaigning efforts of the London office and to advance grassroots activism for the rights of women and girls around the world. The position is full-time. Some initial training given.

Closing Date: 20/04/04

Please email CV and Cover letter to

Salary: £35,000 pa (pro rata) depending on experience: 3 days per week

A Voice for the Voiceless

An exciting opportunity has arisen following the expansion of WOI’s International activities. This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual who will work strategically across WOI’s International programmes and liaising with our African partners to ensure high impact. You will contribute effectively to the professional team, and develop WOI’s international services in partnership internally and externally.

If you have the drive and enthusiasm to take on this role, along with well developed leadership and communication with excellent interpersonal skills, if you are able to rise to the challenge of this key role and have a degree in a field relevant to International Development with at least three years experience, of working with an international NGO as well as working with local and voluntary organisations, experience of programme monitoring, evaluation, planning and budgeting, Proposal writing and fundraising and high level networking skills combined with work experience in development issues especially concerning women, widows, orphans and other vulnerable children including street children, if you have experience in HIV/AIDS sector, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

Closing date for applications: Monday 21st April 2008
Interview Date: Week starting 28th April 200

For an application pack please call WOI on 02085933100 or email

The first UK Women’s Fund launches early summer 2008, following research demonstrating chronic under-funding of the UK women’s sector. The Fund will champion and raise the profile of issues critical to women and girls, and will channel new funds into the sector.

£70,000 pro rata 4 days per week London

As first Executive Director, you will drive and manage all aspects of the Fund’s development, raising awareness of the need for increased funding for women’s causes and establishing it as a credible player in the grant-making field. Growing the fund will be a top priority, as will strategic and business planning, communications, managing grant-making and overseeing operations.

As an exceptional individual with extraordinary breadth of experience and demonstrable leadership accomplishments, you will be a self-starter with absolute commitment to bringing about change for women.

A proven track record in fundraising is a must, as is the capacity to inspire support for the Fund, and develop relationships with and influence diverse audiences. You will demonstrate gravitas, vision, lateral thinking and creativity, as well as commercial astuteness and knowledge of gender issues and the women’s sector.

To request an application pack and for further information about this post, please contact Marie Calvo at or on 020 7691 1920 quoting reference UKWF-1-1/G.

Closing date: 23/04/08.
First interview: 06 & 07/05/08.
Second interview: 12/05/08.

£27,594 – £29,728
Rotherham Borough Council Neighbourhood and Adult Services

Based in the centre of Rotherham within the Community Safety Unit, this is a full time post, working 37 hours per week.

The main purpose of the job is to support the work of the Safer Rotherham Partnership and Rotherham MBC by ensuring a co-ordinated strategic response to domestic violence in Rotherham, to project manage the Safer Rotherham Partnership Domestic Violence Strategy, to co-ordinate and administer the Domestic Violence Priority Group and to oversee the delivery of relevant Rotherham wide training on domestic violence.

Although the main responsibilities of the post relate to domestic violence, there is a requirement for the post holder to carry out any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the grade of the post as may be required, which will include providing support in other areas of crime and disorder when required.

Duties will include: supporting multi-agency work in delivering the crime and disorder priorities identified in the Partnership Plan, leading on work to develop relevant strategies and plans and supporting/advising internal and external customers on domestic violence/community safety issues.

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, experience and knowledge of domestic violence issues, partnership working within a community safety environment and of working with a range of statutory, voluntary and community sector agencies and facilitating good relationships.

For an informal discussion, please contact Steve Parry on (01709) 334565.

Closing date: 04/04/08

For an application form please contact Rotherham Connect, quoting your name, address and the reference number:
via telephone (01709) 336001 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday
Text 07781485111
or alternatively apply online at

Salary: PO(5) £35,852 to £38,404
Subject to experience – Permanent Post

The WISH Project (established for 18 years) provides temporary accommodation, resettlement and floating support to homeless women.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic and self motivated person, to take the lead in managing and developing the charity. The successful candidate should have had experience with SUPPORTING PEOPLE requirements. In addition they need to possess proven ability in strategic development together with promoting an innovative and creative approach to service delivery.

For an application form please contact Shirley Lunn (Team Manager) 01484 549621 Previous applicants need not apply

Closing date 26/03/08

P.O. Box 152, Huddersfield, HD1 1UN

Women’s Aid Leicestershire Limited (WALL) works across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to assist women and children in dealing with the impact of domestic violence. We provide specialist outreach services and support, temporary refuge accommodation and training for external agencies.

Salary: £30,843.00-£33,315.00 (under review)
Hours: 37 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends

This is a very exciting time for WALL. We are looking to expand services and are reviewing policies and procedures, including HR, H&S, ICT and finance, as well as developing staff training. We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic woman to lead on this and to work closely with the Director.

If you want to be part of a dynamic organisation that aims to make a difference then we would like to hear from you. Please contact Emma Charlton on 0116 2426440 to request an application pack.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date: 12 noon on 19th March 2008, interviews to be held 26th March.

*Section 7 [2] of 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies.

Salary scale: £28,221 to 32,436 NJC Points 36 – 40
35 hours per week

You will lead on the strategic management of the organisation ensuring our future sustainability. You will have a clear commitment to women victims of domestic abuse and proven management skills.

Initial appointment for fixed term of 12 months with extension subject to successful outcomes.
This post is open to women only under S7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Closing Date: 26th March
Interviews: 7th April

For an application pack:
Write to Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline, PO Box 390, Manchester M16 7WE
Or go to to download an application pack.

Hours: Full Time
Salary: NJC Scale 33-39 £26,835 – £31, 606

North Devon Women’s Aid is a well-established charity providing support for women and their children, through our refuge and outreach services. We are an innovative and dynamic organization, taking the lead in many areas within the domestic violence and abuse field. We are committed to achieving the highest levels of support and to providing appropriate, relevant services.

We are looking for a resolute and enthusiastic Manager with excellent leadership, interpersonal and planning skills. Committed to continuing the good work of our expanding and dynamic team, you will be responsible for the management, maintenance and development of all our services.

Closing Date: 7th March 2008

Please phone 01271 321946 or e-mail for job description and application pack.