Campaigns & Public Affairs Volunteer
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 volunteering opportunity will support Women’s Aid’s busy and dynamic Campaigns and Public Affairs team, playing an important role in our campaigns, policy and public affairs work. This will include a range of opportunities - from supporting the Women’s Aid Campaign Champions Network of grass-roots campaigners, to assisting our team in the lead up to Party Conferences in Autumn 2018. You will be helping to organise meetings and events, monitoring our parliamentary work and influence, and supporting the development of policy, public affairs and campaigns materials, as well as undertaking other administrative duties as required. Previous experience of working on campaigns, within the charity sector, or an understanding of the workings of Parliament and Government will be beneficial - but are not required - for this voluntary position.
Salary As this is a voluntary position we are unable to provide remuneration for this role.
Contract 1 day a week (flexible dependent on availability) for an initial period of 12 weeks.
Closing date 11.59 pm, Monday 16th July
Interviews Tuesday 24th July, Women’s Aid London Office
To apply please visit our website (https://www.womensaid.org.uk/about-us/jobs/#wavol) to download a Job Description & Person Specification, and send a CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants for this voluntary position will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification, so please highlight this in your covering letter. 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 email@example.com
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