Birmingham, West Midlands
£23,279 per year
Permanent, Part-time
Job description


  • To undertake community development work with practicing communities
  • To develop good working relationships with a range of agencies working on the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • To develop training and sessional materials on health, FGM and related issues, including planning and organisation, that are appropriate for a range of age groups, communities, and professionals,
  • To set up and run groups for women, youth and communities
  • To develop and deliver sessions with young people and women on personal development, sexual health and FGM and related issues
  • To keep up to date with current legislative changes for use when working with women and children around their rights.
  • To identify and make links with existing projects and community services and to develop joint work/services where appropriate
  • To develop and implement monitoring and evaluation procedures, including regular monitoring reports and an end of project evaluation
  • To keep abreast of issues regarding FGM and domestic violence on a national and local level with particular reference to those that may affect the work of the project
  • To participate in multi agency work as agreed with your line manager


Support work:

  • To work with  women to identify their support needs, and empower them regarding  FGM and its consequences
  • To encourage the development of mutual support networks
  • To work with a team of volunteers to develop and deliver services
  • To work alongside colleagues to organise in-house training and information sessions on a range of issues for service users
  • To promote awareness of the impact of FGM & domestic violence on women and children and BSWA services



  • To work within BSWA’s administrative and financial systems
  • To ensure that adequate records are kept for all service users
  • To ensure that Health and Safety records are kept up to date
  • To produce monthly reports for your line manager

Ø  To monitor and evaluate the service, via various methods including feedback from service users and produce statistical information



  • To ensure that all staff team members are aware of any matters that are relevant to the welfare and security of the refuges, staff, volunteers and service users by:
  1. Maintaining BSWA communication records
  2. Following safety procedures
  3. Following safeguarding and safe working practices
  4. Attending team meetings
  5. Carrying out risk assessments in conjunction with your line manager
  • To attend in-house training
  • To attend support and supervision sessions with your line manager
  • To develop a professional working relationship with external agencies
  • Feedback relevant issues from external meetings/ training to the staff and management teams as appropriate
  • To be involved in the Annual Review process



  • To maintain the confidentiality of the women, children and young people using the service
  • To maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to the organisation
  • To offer an equal service to all women, children and young people regardless of age, class, culture, language, race, religion and sexual orientation
  • To ensure the efficient use of resources at all times
  • To work within BSWA policies and procedures and demonstrate a commitment to the values and ethos of BSWA
  • To adhere to Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, and Adult Safeguarding procedures throughout
  • To work within BSWA’s framework for equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice
  • To participate in the development and annual appraisal of a personal individual development plan with the line manager
  • To undertake any other duties required by BSWA, which may arise and commensurate with the post
Refreshed on: 26 September 2019
Closed date: 09 October 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy