Advance is an award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women and girls who are survivors of domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.  Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaboration, innovation and accountability. As a result of significant growth over the past two years to over £3.5m income and approx. 90 staff, Advance is now able to provide vital specialist women’s services across London and in partnership on national projects.

Job Title:  Regional Team & Centre Manager  

Contract: Permanent

Salary:      £32,000 – £34,000 per annum incl. London Weighting, depending on experience (£32,000 paid for those with less experience; £34,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience  in similar or transferrable roles).

Working Hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Benefits:  Workplace Pension, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays & 1 day for International Women’s Day.

Work Location: Based at Regional Women’s Centres, Hammersmith, with travel across 8 London boroughs required. 

As an experienced manager with a proven track record of leadership in providing services to women in the criminal justice system or similar, the post holder will lead and manage the pan-London Minerva Wraparound service and Women Centre in West London and across 8 boroughs.  She will also lead on and develop the specialist programme of workshops and groups, to be delivered locally and at the women’s centre, as well as other specialist services, in partnership with 10 voluntary sector organisations, and the statutory agencies of each borough.

She will be responsible for the operation of the service, ensuring outcomes and impact are delivered in line with the funder requirements, and manage the relationship with partners and funders in delivery of this service at the required standard within her region. She will also ensure delivery of quality systems, ensuring high quality of service and safeguarding standards.  She will be responsible for recruiting, developing and managing the Regional Coordinator and Keyworkers and Specialist staff.

Each keyworker works with up to 50 women per year and are co-located at the boroughs, and at the Regional Centre as required.  The Regional Team & Centre Manager is based in Advance’s Regional Centre in Hammersmith for 2 days a week, and will require frequent travel (up to 3 days a week) to several boroughs in London to support the staff, build networks and services with statutory agencies and other service providers, and partners.

Closing date:  29/01/2020                                                                        Interview date:  TBC

To apply: Please send your CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for the role to

Please  click the link below to access the job description and person specification

Regional Team Centre Manager JD January 2020

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.  

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

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