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Women’s Aid seeks Advocacy Officer (LEF)

Women’s Aid 3-5y Mid Level  London, England, United Kingdom 22 Jul 2018

Job Description

Advocacy Officer (LEF)

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 44 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are a federation of over 180 organisations who provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors or commissioning domestic abuse services, and award a National Quality Mark for services which meet our quality standards. We hold the largest national data set on domestic abuse, and use research and evidence to inform all of our work. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

This exciting post will be an integral part of very busy and successful Campaigns and Public Affairs team, playing a leading role in shaping our response to the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill. The key remit of the post will be to deliver an exciting new project, funded by the Legal Education Foundation, recruiting and working with a group of survivors of domestic abuse to increase their understanding of the law and how they can use and influence it, specifically focusing on the forthcoming Domestic Abuse Bill.  You will be organising training and skill sessions and working with the survivors to develop and promote key priorities for the Domestic Abuse Bill and ensure their voices have influence in Government and in Parliament, connecting these women with key influencers. Policy, advocacy, and training expertise, and experience of direct work with ‘experts by experience’, will be a benefit.

Details

  • Salary: £25,346 plus £3,332 Inner London Weighting, (based on NJC pay scale points 29)
  • Contract: 5 days (37 hours) per week, fixed term for 12 months.
  • Closing date: Monday 6th August
  • Interviews: Thursday 16th August, Women’s Aid London Office

Application

To apply please complete an application form and return it to recruitment@womensaid.org.uk. Please do not include a CV.

Please find the full job description here. Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these using the application form. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

We are a Disability Confident employer: we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies For an informal chat about your needs or to receive the application pack in another format, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137 or email l.owen@womensaid.org.uk.

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