Imkaan is a UK-based, Black feminist organisation. We are the only national second tier ‘by and for’ women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black and minoritised women and girls i.e. women and girls which are defined in policy terms as Black & ‘Minority Ethnic’ (BME).
The organisation has worked for over two decades on issues such as domestic violence, forced marriage and ‘honour-based’ violence. We work at local, national and international level, and in partnership with a range of organisations, to improve policy and practice responses to Black and minortised women and girls.
The Imkaan team holds extensive expertise in working around the complexities of violence against women and girls. Our specialist team is made up of Black & minoritised women who have been frontline workers, service managers, counsellors, researchers, trainers, policy workers, development workers, and group-work facilitators.
Imkaan works with our members to represent the expertise and perspectives of frontline, specialist and dedicated Black and minoritised women’s organisations that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. We deliver a unique package of support which includes: quality assurance; accredited training and peer education; sustainability support to frontline Black and minoritised organisations; and facilitation of space for community engagement and development.
This is a fixed term contract to March 2023. The purpose of this role is to influence and shape social policy reflecting the voices and representations of Black and minoritised women and girls. Working closely with the Executive Director the postholder will develop and manage the Policy Unit and related work. The Policy Unit will deliver high quality policy work including policy analysis, building up policy information resources and sources, drafting policy positions, responding to policy consultations, and using policy in strategic advocacy to provide information to serve as a platform for action. The postholder will manage policy coordinators working in the Policy Unit and ensure that the work of the Policy Unit is effectively managed.
NOTE ABOUT COVID 19
At Imkaan we are currently working under lockdown conditions and are working remotely from home. The postholder will be required to re-locate to the office once all COVID 19 measures are lifted.
How To Apply
If you are interested in this post please visit our website to download the application pack. This is an ideal opportunity for women interested in working in a dynamic team and who are committed to Imkaan values.
Closing date: 12 February 2021 at 5pm
Interview date: 26 February 2021
Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ Women only need apply (Schedule 9, Part 1, 158 and 159 Equality Act 2010). All posts are subject to a DBS vetting and barring check.
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