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Head of Rape Crisis Services - West London (Female Applicants Only)


Salary £45,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time), | Permanent 

This is a hybrid role involving office (in Vauxhall, Shepherds Bush, and Ealing) and remote working, as well as travel across London. This may evolve overtime in line with Service User, service delivery and organisational requirements

About us

Women and Girls Network (WGN) was established in 1987 and has spent over 30 years supporting women and girls across London affected by gendered violence. This includes childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), female genital mutilation (FGM), and so-called 'honour' based crimes such as forced marriage.

About the role

Our goal is to promote, preserve, and restore the mental health and wellbeing of women and girls, to empower them to make a total and sustainable recovery from the experiences of violence. To support this work, we are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead and manage our multidisciplinary Rape Crisis Services.

About you

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working at senior leadership level and of managing a range of services as well as a multidisciplinary staff team. The successful candidate will have excellent knowledge of the issues facing women and girls affected by sexual violence in the context of their lives, the criminal justice system, safeguarding, support services and policy frameworks. 

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to lead one of our flagship services and to work alongside a highly skilled staff and senior leadership team. We are looking for someone who is able to offer strategic insight and direction and support the future development and consolidation of rape crisis services across West London. 

If you have the passion, skills and vision for this role and are looking to make impact within a feminist organisation then we would welcome your application.

How to apply

Please download an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form below. 

Completed application forms and equal opportunities monitoring form should be emailed to recruitment@wgn.org.uk (in Word or PDF format) by 9am on Friday 19th April 2024. 

Further information

This post is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. 

We welcome and encourage applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic communities.

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Programme, as well as the opportunity to work with a leading multi-cultural, women-led feminist charity.

Closing date

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. Posts are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Interview details

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 29th April 2024.