Welsh Women’s Aid is the national umbrella organisation in Wales for third sector specialist services working to end domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.
We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional woman to join us and lead our Public Affairs and Communication team. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrable their commitment to Welsh Women’s Aid’s ethos and values, and be passionate about ending domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women.
As Head of Public Affairs and Communications you will be a leader with the ability to develop, motivate and manage a high performing team, build strong relationships, and have proven strategic and operational management experience. You will oversee all areas of public affairs, communications, policy, research and prevention, and hold responsibility for their strategic direction, ensuring the needs of survivors of violence against women are represented to policy makers and influencers.
The successful candidate will have:
- Experience in public affairs at a senior level
- Thorough understanding of Welsh Government, Westminster, Senedd Cymru, Whitehall and local government mechanisms
- Excellent campaigning and influencing skills achieve objectives and maintain good working relationships.
- Experience of survivor or stakeholder engagement
- Must be adaptable, solution-focussed with a proactive and positive approach.
The ability to speak and write Welsh is desirable for this role, but not essential.
Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 10th January 2022.
Interviews: Thursday 13th January 2022.
This post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.
We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities, and applicants from Black, Asian or other ethnic minority backgrounds and people with a disability who meet the essential job criteria will be guaranteed an interview.
Registered charity number: 1140962
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Community Based in any location across Wales
Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Working Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 27 January 2022
Interview Date: Friday 4 February 2022
Our client is a leading charity. Every day, they work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. They provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need their help. And they are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
About the role
They have developed an exciting and innovative new service delivery model ‘Dementia Connect’ which has 4 main elements:
- A specialist telephone-based information and navigation service
- A face-to-face service offering an increased level of support for more complex cases
- Self-management - their online community (Dementia Talking Point) and online service directory is available at all times
- Keeping in Touch Calls - a way of keeping in contact with service users as their journey with dementia progresses
- As an Adviser working on their Welsh language telephone-based service, you will be the first point of telephone or written contact for people affected by dementia who need support from their organisation, assessing their needs and identifying desired outcomes.
This role will provide a highly responsive, individualised and empathic information, advice, support and signposting/referral service to people affected by dementia and memory loss symptoms and their immediate carers, families and friends. This will be delivered mainly over the telephone, but there will also be face to face in the community as required. To deliver this service in both Welsh and English.
You will have knowledge of working alongside volunteers and have an understanding of the valuable contribution volunteers bring to services whilst championing their inclusion in all that they deliver.
They are looking for someone who is fluent in both Welsh and English, possesses an NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a health and social care related subject has an understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers and has direct experience of working in a telephone and e-mail based service with active listening and questioning skills.
You will join a team of people who are passionate to improve the life opportunities of people living with dementia and those close to them; and who are committed to learning from and supporting each other.
Their employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. They are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. They also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with them.
You may have experience of the following: Dementia Adviser, Care Assistant, Caseworker, Special Needs Assistant, Social Worker, Social Care, Community Care, Helpline Coordinator, Volunteering Officer, Support Worker, Mental Health, Dementia, etc.
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