North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid (NLWA), based in Cumbernauld, provides a specialist support service to women, children and young people who are experiencing domestic violence in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area.
Following a period of development and reprioritisation initiated by the Board in late 2022 we are now seeking a Manager who will continue this work, provide strong leadership to a committed and enthusiastic team and an excellent standard of service delivery to enable women, children, and young people to live free from domestic abuse.
The postholder will have a background managing crisis services, ideally with Women's Aid experience, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to feminist values.
She will work with the Board to develop a strategic plan, identify and secure ongoing funding and work in partnership with local organisations to support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council's strategic objectives addressing gender based violence.
NLWA is funded by the Scottish Government's Equally Safe Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
35 hours a week, 9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (inc 30 minute unpaid lunch break) Monday – Friday
Evenings and weekends as required on a rota basis to provide on-call support to women in our refuge accommodation. An additional payment is made for this.
As the successful applicant you will be able to demonstrate a high degree of motivation and organisation, have the ability to lead and develop a team and to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the service. You will also have a passion for improving the lives of families who have experienced abuse.
You must hold, or gain within 18 months of appointment at your own expense and in your own time, the appropriate practice and management qualifications to enable registration with the SSSC as the Manager of a Housing Support Service. A full list of the approved practice and management qualifications can be found here. Managers in Housing Support Services - Scottish Social Services Council (sssc.uk.com) This information should be checked prior to application.
Membership of the PVG Scheme for both Vulnerable Adults and Children is also a requirement for this post.
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please text Sandra Paton, Interim Manager Operations, 07738 259399 to arrange an informal conversation.
For further information about the role:
Job description - Manager jd-230630.docx
Person specification - Manager person spec-230630.docx
Application form - Application Form-230630.docx
Closing date: 23.59 p.m. Sunday 30 July
Interviews will be held in Cumbernauld on the mornings of 21, 22 and 23 August 2023.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.
Only women are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010). North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid welcomes applications from women from all sectors of the community