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Welsh Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Wales working to end domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women.

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We offer competitive salaries and benefits package.

Remuneration

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including generous pension contributions and generous annual leave allowances.

Culture

Our culture is one of mutual respect, creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Our approach is practical and we offer flexible arrangements and healthy work patterns to meet individual circumstances.

We give our employees room to grow as well. There are opportunities to work shadow other areas of the business, get involved in events, and gain additional skills.

Welsh Women’s Aid is the umbrella membership organisation in Wales that supports and provides national representation for third sector specialist services working to end domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.

 

SEEKING CONSULTANT TO SUPPORT STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW

Welsh Women’s Aid is the national umbrella organisation in Wales, working to end violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. We work with survivors, specialist services and partner agencies to prevent domestic abuse, sexual violence and all forms of violence against women, and ensure high-quality services that are needs-led, gender-responsive and holistic. Our work includes influencing legislation, policy and practice; capacity building and strengthening specialist services; delivering direct services and projects, and promoting collaborative working to achieve real change that lasts for survivors.

Our membership has grown to 27 violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence specialist services in the third sector in Wales that together deliver a national network of lifesaving support for survivors of abuse. As a feminist organisation, the values and principles that inform our work continue to be founded on gender and intersectional equality, human rights and non-discrimination, with a focus on empowerment, collaboration, integrity and excellence.

Request for proposals
Our three-year strategic plan is due for review from 2018, and we invite expressions of interest from consultants to work with our CEO and Senior Management Team to support our engagement with members, survivors, supporters and other partners, to inform this review.

This will include devising and delivering effective and meaningful national engagement with members and wider stakeholders, and reporting on the findings and recommendations to the CEO and Board of Trustees, accompanied by a draft refreshed 3-year Strategic Plan for consideration by the CEO and Board.

This engagement will seek views on our priorities for action for the next 3 years, and will also include seeking views on:

  • How we can maximise our strategic influence and reach to achieve our goals
  • How we can better place survivors’ experiences at the centre of our work
  • How we can better represent, support and collaborate with specialist services in ways that reflect their diversity in size, specialisms and strengths
  • Reviewing our engagement methods to ensure we address discrimination and disadvantage and be more inclusive of members and survivors’ diverse experiences

We are looking for a consultant:

  • With significant with experience of working in the UK, with infrastructure membership organisations, and who has a good understanding of federated structures and the challenges and opportunities this brings
  • With expertise and experience in strategic planning and stakeholder engagement, preferably in the violence against women sector
  • Who shares Welsh Women’s Aid ethos and values, preferably with experience or knowledge of feminist led practice and governance
  • Who is independent of specialist services, partnerships and funders in Wales but who has good knowledge of devolved matters including relevant legislative and policy priorities in Wales

Consultancy terms and timescale:
The strategic review is scheduled for January – May 2018, and we are seeking to appoint a consultant, following interviews, by the end of January. The following schedule gives an outline of the timeframes the appointed consultant should take into account when developing proposals.

  • Proposed consultation and engagement with members – February to March 2018
  • Interim report to CEO/Board summarising findings and recommendations – end March 2018
  • Final draft of report and refreshed strategy – end of April 2018

The appointed consultant will work closely with the CEO and management team, and will work within the terms of Welsh Women’s Aid consultancy agreement.  Delivery of the following outputs are required:

  • Report, following meaningful engagement with all members, summarising feedback, issues and recommendations for the Strategic Plan refresh
  • Within the report, an analysis of any implications for organisational governance and structure, with an accompanying options appraisal, for CEO and Trustee consideration.
  • Draft 3-year strategic plan that also sets out proposed delivery priorities for 2018-2021

The indicative cost of consultancy to support our strategic plan review is expected to be in the region of £5K, with a maximum budget of £7K. The consultant’s engagement work will complement work undertaken by our management and engagement team. Support can be made available with administering and organising meetings, by agreement, and the proposal should set out where support from Welsh Women’s Aid is assumed or required, and which activities the consultant proposes to undertake directly.

This is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities and particularly welcome applications from Black and minority communities and other under-represented groups.

Application process:
Kindly submit your proposal electronically to governance@welshwomensaid.org.uk by 17 January. Interviews will be held week of 22 January.

The proposal should set out how the outputs will be delivered, proposed methods for stakeholder engagement, how equality and diversity will be addressed, and how the above consultant requirements are met. CVs and examples of previous work should accompany the proposal, including two references.

For background information about Welsh Women’s Aid, please see our Annual Report, Strategic Plan and further information available on our website (www.welshwomensaid.org.uk), or contact our Director of Business Development and Operations, T: 02920 541551 or E: DawnJeffery@welshwomensaid.org.uk

 

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Project Associate 40 Voices, 40 Years
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The Project Associate will work on the Forty Voices for Forty Years project, a HLF funded project run by Welsh Women’s Aid in collaboration with the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales.  The job purpose is to undertake supervised work on the 40 Voices, 40 Years project to create a collection of oral histories, digital stories, archive and exhibition materials relating to the history of the Women’s Movement in Wales, and, with support, to provide analysis of findings from the collection; to work with and provide project-related support for the project team and volunteers who will assist to collect archive materials and stories, and steward exhibitions; and to deliver against the projects objectives and targets.

 

Our #AskMe pilot in Wales does just that (led by local specialist services), encourages community discussion, increases knowledge & understanding about domestic/sexual abuse & help available, & expands ways women can get help #ChangethatLasts twitter.com/EleriB/status/…

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