Oxford, Oxfordshire
£34,000 - £38,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking for a dynamic and rewarding management role working for an organisation with the feminist agenda at the core of its ethos? Do you believe in our values; to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaborate, innovate, and take accountability?

Then we may have the role for you!


Working Hours: 35 hours per week

Work Location: Based at one of the Advance/Partner Women’s Centres (in Reading or Oxford) with regular travel across the region.

The successful candidate will have a full UK driving license and the ability to secure a vehicle for use (with mileage to be compensated)

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

The project:

We are in the process of expanding our service beyond our London footprint to Bedfordshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire and Kent, along with Thames Valley, providing one-to-one advocacy and specialist work including workshops and group activities delivered by Advance in partnership with voluntary organisations.

What you will bring:

As an experienced manager with a proven track record of leadership in providing services to women in the criminal justice system or similar, the post holder will lead and manage the Minerva service across her geographic region, working collaboratively with fellow Advance managers, external agencies and key subcontracted partners across the South and /or East of England and London to provide a consistent and holistic service. This role requires the effective management of front-line keyworkers who will be delivering a 1:1 advocacy service, as well as a Women’s Interventions programme, through women’s centres and hubs, that fulfils the needs of the women accessing the service.

In short you will:

  • Recruit, train and develop a team of competent and highly skilled keyworkers, driving a high performance, quality service culture across a geographically dispersed team.
  • Provide high quality, trauma-informed supervision for staff in your team.
  • Work collaboratively with fellow Service Managers across the South and/or East of England to ensure that the work supporting women in the criminal justice system (and DVA where appropriate) is a coherent and well organised service.
  • Build networks and pathways, in order to provide institutional advocacy to criminal justice services, ensuring women’s voices in this process are heard and listened to.

What we offer:

  • 30 days holiday plus public holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff away days

In addition to the great benefits listed above, you will have the opportunity to work in a flexible, supportive environment with a team of committed, inspiring women.

For the full job description and for more information on Advance, the Minerva project and our local partners, please see attached.

Applications close on Friday 28th May 2021.

Please note we will be assessing applications on a rolling basis and inviting shortlisted candidates to interview throughout the process. We reserve the right to close this post early should the recruitment be successful prior to the listed date.

To apply: Please click on the apply button to submit your CV along with a supporting statement addressing your suitability for and interest in the role, paying particular attention to criteria in the person specification and indicating where you first saw this role advertised.

Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to references, confirmation of the right to work in the UK, verification of a UK driving license and an enhanced DBS check.

More about Advance

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Posted on: 22 April 2021
Closed date: 28 May 2021
Tags: Management, Advocacy

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