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 February 2024. The new project will develop and deliver a social justice project focusing on political empowerment, movement building and solidarity action. The post holder will work with Black and minoritised women in England, Scotland and Wales, to address racial exclusion, disenfranchisement and marginalisation of Black, minoritised and migrant women subjected to social injustices and severe forms racism (racialised patriarchal systems and institutions that deny the lived experiences of Black and minoritised women). The project will address structural inequality and institutional racism by monitoring regressions in policy and legislation at national and local levels; consult women and their organisations around issues of political empowerment and representation specifically addressing local and regional experiences, create strategic advocacy approaches regarding grassroots action, political organisation and movement building linking to rights, resources and protections; and create policy and advocacy actions and positions challenging racism – the normalisation, acceptance and tolerance of racist stereotypes and xenophobic beliefs as present in institutions and structures and social spaces that affect Black and minoritised women and girls’ and their access to social justice.
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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