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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.

Our salaries and benefits

We offer competitive salaries and benefits package.


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


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.

We are looking for experienced, passionate women to join us in the following role:


Chief Executive Officer (Sabbatical cover – 4 years)  

Salary: £65,500 per annum 

37.5 hours per week  |  Cardiff 

Do you have the commitment, knowledge, skills and experience we’re looking for to lead Welsh Women’s Aid’s delivery of our Strategic Plan across Wales? 

Welsh Women’s Aid’s CEO has been offered an exciting opportunity to lead the Government of Victoria, Australia response to domestic and family violence, and to cover this unpaid leave of absence, we are recruiting a Chief Executive Officer to prove sabbatical cover to between March 2020 and March 2024.  

We are a charity that places our feminist ethos and values central to our governance and practice, and we promote continuing professional development across our teams. The successful applicant will work closely with our members, funders and key stakeholders as we implement the next phase of our 5-year plan, directed by our strong Board of Trustees and supported by a highly experienced national team, for the benefit of survivors and the national network of specialist services across Wales.  

You will be able to evidence commitment to our values and to placing survivors’ experiences central to all we do, a proven track record of strong leadership in a senior strategic role and influencing national policy development through a period of change. You will also have experience of charity governance and financial management, and an excellent understanding of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence and approaches to achieve its prevention.      

We welcome applications from women from a wide range of backgrounds, although we are particularly under-represented by disabled women and women from minoritised communities.   

Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected]   

For an informal discussion about the work of Welsh Women’s Aid, please email [email protected] or call 02920 541551, and our CEO or Chair will be happy to get back to you. 

Welsh Women’s Aid is a women-led organisation and is committed to equality and diversity. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  Women only need apply. Applicants must be 18 or over. 


Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 6th January 2020  

Interview date: Thursday 16th January 2020 (Cardiff) 

WWA Job Description – CEO (Eng) (1)

WWA CEO Job Ad Nov19

WWA Job Application Form English

WWA Equality Monitoring Form ENG 2019 


Welsh Women’s Aid is a registered charity 1140962 and company limited by guarantee 7483469.    


Expressions of Interest – Consultant Required

Evaluation of Change That Lasts community scheme ‘ask me’  across the four nations

We are seeking an evaluator who can demonstrate specific knowledge and expertise in the subject area of the evaluation and can evidence an intersectional approach to male violence against women.

This work will be steered with support from the Ask Me Steering Group, made up of representatives from the four Women’s Aid Federations. Please see attached link for more information: ITT Evaluation Ask Me Oct 2019

Closing date: 12 noon 20th November 2019

If you would like to discuss this project and the evaluation requirements in more detail please contact Natalie Blakeborough, Head of Project Development, Welsh Women’s Aid: 02920 541 551

Please return expressions of interest to:

[email protected]

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