Young Women's Community Prevention Worker

Location
Pan London
Ref
SWA2860
Salary
£28000 pro rata
Closing date
Hours
19 hours
Contract type
24 month FTC
Interview date

We are excited to announce the launch of a unique pan-London project for minoritised young women. The project is a partnership between 12 leading organisations (WGN, Ashiana, IKROW, London Black Women’s Project, Solace Women’s Aid, Nia, Southall Black Sisters, Respond, Jewish Women’s Aid, Galop, Advance and Imkaan) in the VAWG sector established to provide advocacy, specialist mental health advocacy, counselling, resilience and prevention programs for minority young women and girls experiencing gendered violence, mental health and/or multiple disadvantage. 

About the Service

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Role

Solace is looking for an experienced and innovative individual to coordinate and develop a pan London service and a partnership of 12 organisations.

This new and exciting role will be responsible for engaging and driving whole community engagement through delivering training, seminars and VAWG Awareness and Resilience Programs. The successful candidate will be experienced in developing and delivering creative VAWG prevention programs and confident to successfully engage YWG’s in a wide range of settings. (Schools, colleges, youth programs, YOTS, music venues and festivals) to raise awareness, challenge and positively influence the attitudes and behaviours that normalise VAWG in this peer group.

You will receive specialist training on delivering VAWG Resilience Programs that build psychological and emotional resilience in YWG’s to strengthen protective factors to promote positive mental and emotional well-being in YWG’s. A key aspect of your role will be to establish a thriving London-wide ‘Experts by Experience’ (EbyE) advisory panel.

About You

You will be skilled in nurturing and developing YWG’s voice and active engagement within such forums. You will be skilled at working alongside young women with an acute awareness of how to successfully co-create and co-deliver training packages to professionals and the wider community, thus centralising YWG’s as the leaders and change agents in the project. 

We are looking for experienced, dynamic and reflective practitioners who are able to model skills in safely engage young women based on mutual collaboration, trust and empowerment. It is essential you have a strong commitment to eradicating gender-based violence, challenging systems and structures to ensure the rights and needs of minority YWG’s are protected and promoted. We are seeking those practitioners who are passionate about developing and delivering empowering, YWG centred services that are rooted within a gender specific/trauma informed/ intersectional feminist framework and want to bring innovation and creativity to this service. If this is who you are then we would really like to hear from you.

It is requested that only women who identify as minoritised and/or have experience of intersectional disadvantage apply. Additionally we encourage applications from Young women with lived experience of accessing services as a young person/ child.

The successful candidate will be experienced in developing and delivering creative VAWG prevention programs and confident to successfully engage YWG’s in a wide range of settings. (Schools, colleges, youth programs, YOTS, music venues and festivals) to raise awareness, challenge and positively influence the attitudes and behaviours that normalise VAWG in this peer group. You will receive specialist training on delivering VAWG Resilience Programs that build psychological and emotional resilience in YWG’s to strengthen protective factors to promote positive mental and emotional well-being in YWG’s.

You will therefore be skilled in nurturing and developing YWG’s voice and active engagement within such forums. You will be skilled at working alongside young women with an acute awareness of how to successfully co-create and co-deliver training packages to professionals and the wider community, thus centralising YWG’s as the leaders and change agents in the project. 

In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1

This role is funded by Mayors Office for Policing and Crime.

 

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification. To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to [email protected] by the closing date.

We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.

Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

No agencies.