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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 role will involve hybrid working from home and WGN offices, as well as occasional travel across London. This may evolve over time 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.

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 scroll down to download the vacancy documents. Completed application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms should be emailed to recruitment@wgn.org.uk by 9am on Monday 1st July 2024. 

Further Information

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

Employee benefits include 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Programme. 

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

Closing date

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