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Young Black Women’s Sexual Violence Advocate (Female Applicants Only)


Starting salary £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time)

Fixed Term until end of March 2022

This post will be based in Shepherds Bush (and includes travel across London)

This is an exciting pilot role established to provide direct and dedicated support to young black women who have experienced or are at risk of sexual violence and abuse. The successful candidate will work with existing structures around the young woman, such as social care, education, youth justice system and the family. They will also provide pro-active, choice-focused advocacy support throughout the criminal justice process where the young woman has or wishes to report to the police. The role will be supported by research and development initiatives that identify and share learning to improve responses to young black women who have experienced sexual violence, abuse and exploitation.  

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and self-motivated individual with an in-depth understanding of the specific needs of young black women, including those who have experienced gender based violence. You will deliver holistic, young women and girls centred, individualised care pathways that are gender informed, trauma focused and aimed at addressing the range of advocacy and support needs that young black women may require, within the context of experiences of intersectional oppression. It is intended that the role will focus on young women in Brent but it may also include working with young women in other boroughs covered by Women and Girls Network’s Young Women’s Services.

You will be well versed in advocating on behalf of young women and girls to multi-agency services to ensure support, protection and choice for the young women and girls you represent thus improving access and response from partner agencies, including criminal justice agencies. 

This post is funded by Mayors Office for Policing and Crime.

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

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced annual leave, access to CPD and accredited training & an Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing date

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

Interview details

Completed applications should be emailed to humanresources@wgn.org.uk

Closing Date for Applications: 10am on Friday 22nd January 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 3rd February 2021

Please note if you have not received a response to your application within 2 weeks of the closing date you can unfortunately assume your application has not been successful on this occasion.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.