Chief Operating Officer

Location
Bristol
Salary
£54,648 - £58,968 per annum
Posted
11 Sep 2018
Closes
08 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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 role presents a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future sustainability of England’s leading domestic abuse charity. You will be joining a talented team, passionate about their work with survivors of domestic abuse to help build the strong internal foundations our charity requires following a period of rapid growth.

As a member of the Executive Management Team, this new role will be responsible for developing, implementing and strengthening the internal systems and culture that help our people and projects to thrive. Ensuring effective management of finances, HR, premises, good governance and planning, you will support the charity’s sustainability and help us be a strong voice and support for our network of member services. 

Essentially, you will be CCAB qualified with significant post qualified experience and in-depth professional knowledge acquired through experience. You will have senior relevant management experience (people, systems and projects) in financial management, HR and IT.

Location                    Bristol (with some travel required)

Salary                         £54,648 - £58,968 per annum

Contract                   37 hours, permanent

Closing date             9am Monday 8th October

Interviews                23rd October, Bristol

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

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 recruitment@womensaid.org.uk.

Registered charity no: 1054154

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered. 

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