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Basildon Women's Aid Chief Executive Officer (female only*)

Salary scale 'Agenda for Change' Band 8B (£45,707 - £56,504)

The organisation

We are an independent charity based in Essex, founded 38 years ago to support and empower women and children who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse. In recent years we have grown considerably and developed a range of services supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse, increased influencing linked services and managed considerable preventative work whilst maintaining our core values. Traditionally we have only worked with women and children, however, we give advice and signpost male victims to appropriate services.

Our current CEO is retiring after 30 years, during which she has led the organisation through many changes and significant periods of growth. We now employ 20 women, in addition to a growing team of volunteers.

Our next Chief Executive Officer will be an inspirational leader who is adept at sustaining effective stakeholder relationships and building new ones. A strategic vision and a developmental approach to management will be essential with new DA services planned for the near future.

The role

Our Chief Executive Officer position is a highly rewarding role, working with a talented and motivated team and supported by our supportive and enthusiastic trustees. This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to make an immediate impact and significant contribution to the long term growth of the charity. We are looking for someone who has previously worked in a strategic management role but who is also effective operationally.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree level education and/or relevant qualification in business, management or leadership with senior management and leadership experience including managing organisational change
  • Ability to demonstrate successful leadership of a non-profit organisation •Innovation, vision and strategic thinking skills
  • Financial management skills with an excellent track record of developing and managing various income streams
  • Ability to manage organisational change with excellent people management, relationship building and stakeholder networking skills •Experience of writing successful funding bids and working with funders with excellent business planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of working within the domestic violence sphere and the understanding of its impact
  • Knowledge and understanding of national policy and legislation affecting domestic violence work.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure *Section 7(2) of 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies

For further information and a job application pack please email: BWA Secretary, Ann Wiseall - annwiseall@hotmail.com or download an application form below.

Closing date for applications: 5 pm 22nd February 2015

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Basildon Women’s Aid Community Services Manager (female only*)

Salary scale ‘Agenda for Change’ Band 7 (£30,764 - £40,558)

The organisation

We are an independent charity based in Essex, founded 38 years ago to support and empower women and children who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse.  In recent years we have grown considerably and developed a range of services aimed at supporting those affected by domestic abuse, increased influencing linked services and managed considerable preventative work whilst maintaining our core values.  Traditionally we have only worked with women and children, but we give advice and signpost male victims to appropriate services.

Our busy Outreach Centre currently employs 7 members of staff, in addition to a growing team of volunteers. Successful funding bids for new contracts means up to 8 new team members in the next six months covering Essex Police referral IDVA work and expansion to current work within the Health Authority. 

The role

Our Community Manager position is a highly rewarding role, working with a talented and motivated team and supported by our supportive and enthusiastic CEO & trustees. The Community Services Manager will provide management and development for all aspects of our Community, Outreach and Floating Support Services for women and children living in the community who are experiencing Domestic Violence.  She will ensure that a high standard of support and other services are delivered to our clients at all times and organise awareness raising and training on issues of domestic violence to other agencies both in the statutory and voluntary third sectors.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate, we are looking for someone who is highly organised, can demonstrate leadership skills but who is also effective operationally.  

The successful candidate will have:

  • Senior management and leadership experience including managing organisational change
  • Ability to demonstrate successful leadership of staff with line management responsibility for community outreach staff
  • Innovation, vision and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to manage organisational change with excellent people management, relationship building and stakeholder networking skills
  • Experience of writing successful funding bids and working with funders with excellent business planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience of working within the domestic abuse sphere and the understanding of its impact with ability to organise training to others and awareness workshops
  • Knowledge and understanding of national policy and legislation affecting domestic abuse work

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure 
*Section 7(2) of 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies 

For further information and a job application pack please email: 
BWA Secretary, Ann Wiseall  - annwiseall@hotmail.com or download the application form below.

Closing date for applications: 5 pm 22nd February 2015

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BWA Contact Information: Tel: 01268 581591 | Fax: 01268 581791 | e-mail: enquiries@basildonwa.org

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