Closing in 5 days
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (On-site)
£51,779 - £55,077 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Executive Director - £51,779 - £55,077 

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne (requests for hybrid working will be considered)

The Angelou Centre provides a range of holistic women-only services for black and minoritised women in the North East and is focussed on helping to tackle the root cause of social injustice.

By centralising the voices of women and children in our work at every level, we are able to have a direct impact on their lives.

Our services for survivors of abuse have expanded considerably over the last decade and we are able to support women with a team of multilingual and culturally competent workers who have wide ranging knowledge and experience of the barriers to inclusion and independence (including violence and abuse) faced by black and minoritised women in cross-cultural context.

Our values and vision have driven a truly black feminist agenda of change with our services supporting women and children from diverse communities in the North East achieve their full potential free from inequality, discrimination, violence and abuse.

Strategic Aims

We aim to develop projects and services facilitating black and minority women and children’s social and economic inclusion, safety and survival.

We aim to build the capacity of black and minority women to fulfil their potential: economically, socially, and politically.

We aim to engage in strategic partnerships, networks and consortia to ensure access, progression, achievement, voice and choice for black and minoritised women in the North East.


Role purpose

As the head of the leadership team, it will be your responsibility to ensure the successful delivery of the mission, vision and strategic objectives of the Centre, whilst championing our values and supporting the successful day to day running of the organisation. You will ensure that the Centre meets its constitutional, regulatory, and legal obligations and that staff adhere to the behaviours agreed by the Senior Management Team.

Your role will cover strategic leadership, governance, organisational development, external relations including communications, fundraising and financial management.

You will have experience of:

  • Working in the voluntary sector, ideally in women’s rights and/or the violence against women fields.
  • Track record of working in a leadership role and successfully delivering on an organisations mission and objectives as well as raising an organisation’s profile.
  • Evidence of commitment to a black feminist and intersectional approach.

And you’ll be able to demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the issues and barriers faced by black and minoritised women in achieving their full potential, especially in respect of violence against women, structural inequities, state responses, racism and religious and cultural constraints in Health, Education, Training and Employment.


This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for a disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and barring Service for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Open to Black and Racially Minoritised women, including those of mixed ethnicity only (under the Equality Act 2010)

We use the term ‘black’ and ‘black minoritised’ (rather than BME, BME, refugee and BAMER) as a way to historically connect to the resistance and struggle of women of colour that have been critical to the development of the black feminist movement and create solidarity amongst black women and girls whilst recognising the very different experiences of the black and minoritised woman and girls we support. We do so to combat the oppression and abuse that black and minority woman face due to their race and gender as well as other intersecting identities or protected characteristics such as disability, sexuality, learning differences and gender expression.

Accessibility and Adjustments

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll always endeavour to be as accommodating as possible. If you would like to discuss any specific requirements, please get in touch with Rebecca Davy at BAME Recruitment

Closing Date: Sunday 10th July 2022 at 23:59.

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Posted on: 22 June 2022
Closing date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Advocacy