Closing in 3 days
Balsall Heath, West Midlands (Hybrid)
£32,798 per year pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 15 per week
Job description

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic development worker (Strategic and Governance Worker) who will direct operations at a strategic level over a 2 year period. She will be a skilled professional, with a community ethos able to facilitate conversations with women who are experts by experience, putting their voices at the heart of our plans. She will thrive working in a multi-cultural activist environment. We have grown from a small grassroots voluntary group in 2015, to one that employs 4 women part-time, having various projects and volunteers. Due to the crisis nature of many women's situations, we often lack the time and headspace to establish a long-term plan, which would ensure our longevity and competence.

Baobab Women’s Project give advice and assistance to refugee and migrant women on immigration, health, housing and financial issues via our community advocacy advise line. We are a small team with two caseworkers to allocate new cases to, one doing asylum and NRPF advocacy; the other advocates with women recently settled in the UK on financial issues. We take a gender and trauma informed approach to casework. We have community interpreter volunteers who speak a variety of languages.

We raise awareness of issues, finding ways to influence positive social change so that problems are prevented from repeating. Baobab is a member of local and national refugee and migrant forums and stakeholder groups. We run events and trainings for professionals. We organise social groups for refugee and migrant women that influence and inform our work. We make films, write books and build partnerships with others.

This role will be delivered through an intersectional, anti-oppressive feminist framework, offering a unique opportunity for a self-motivated and driven practitioner to be part of a service which aims to improve responses, access and support for refugee and migrant women. If you have the right skills and experience we would be keen to hear from you.

The development worker will be based in Birmingham at the Jericho Foundation, participating when required in regional and national events and meetings. We are flexible to some work from home if this is desirable to the right candidate.

The Program Outcomes will:

  1. Review our strategic and financial planning documents making them clearer to the team, beneficiaries and partners.
  2. Focus on implementing strategic & financial plans, developing governance, effective leadership and financial sustainability. 
  3. Improve our CRM database system with caseworkers to better demonstrate the impact of our work.
  4. Work with directors and finance to raising funds so workers can have sustainable jobs.
  5. Develop more effective governance within the organisation, supporting workers, volunteers and beneficiaries who had lived experience to become directors, or steering group members.
  6. Establish better alliances with other women’s organisations. 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the person specification

Deadline 18th August 2022. Provisional interview date 24th August 2022, start date: September 2022.

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Application Instructions

This post has the following special circumstances:

· Baobab is an equal opportunities employer. The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1,
· You may be required to carry out from time to time other activities commensurate with this post & the operational running of Baobab Women’s Project,

(Please note: if you have difficulty meeting these conditions because of a disability or family circumstances we will discuss it with you in order to consider reasonable adjustments to the job or working conditions)

Posted on: 25 July 2022
Closing date: 18 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development, Operations

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