Womens Aid

Job title: Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer

Closing Date: 9am Monday 5th February

Organisation: Women’s Aid Federation of England

Website: www.womensaid.org.uk

Description:
Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. 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. They are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. Their 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 support a very busy and successful Campaigns and Public Affairs team. The key remit of the post will be to provide support for strategic engagement around the forthcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill and, related to this, the Government’s supported housing and welfare reforms, as well as other priority policy areas. The post holder will need to help develop and deliver policy, public affairs and campaigns work plans related to the Bill, ensuring the experiences of women survivors of domestic abuse is at the heart of our work with Government and carry out other administrative duties, as required.

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

Registered charity no: 1054154

Type: 37 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months
Salary: £25,346 – plus Inner London Weighting £3,332  (based on NJC pay scale point 29)

How to apply: To apply please download an application form from our website (www.womensaid.org.uk/about-us/jobs) and return it to recruitment@womensaid.org.uk. Please do not include a CV.