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The End Violence Against Women Coalition is hiring!

We’re looking for a Senior Policy Officer to support our work campaigning to end violence against women in all its forms.

About the role

Women and girls have been living with unacceptable levels of male violence and seeing poor responses to this from all parts of the state for too long. The last few years have seen some shifts, with awareness of violence against women and girls (VAWG) increasing markedly within the public, and with the issues more firmly on the political agenda. 

At EVAW we believe our voice, the voices of survivors, our members and partners, must continue to cut through the noise of those who want to minimise or dismiss violence against women and girls. Our Policy Officer will be instrumental in helping to carry forward this work. 

We want to ensure that policy makers and our stakeholders hear that VAWG is deeply related to women’s inequality, that intersecting inequalities compound experiences of VAWG, and that policy and practice must respond to these lived realities. Typical tasks for this job will include researching and writing evidence based policy papers, drafting responses to consultations and inquiries, attending key stakeholder meetings, leading or supporting research and campaigns work for the organisation. 

Candidates are likely to have experience in policy work on VAWG or in a related field, and will be seeking an opportunity to work in a highly impactful, busy, feminist organisation. Knowledge of our sector will of course be an asset, but regardless you’ll need to show us you profoundly understand the issues, and can develop and propose strong policy solutions, and communicate complex issues with clarity and impact. The applications which stand out in this process will be from those who deeply believe in what we do. 

EVAW aims to be an anti-racist, values-centering employer, seeking out dedication, aptitude and ability to deliver meaningful campaigning work. If you have strong knowledge and experience related to any of the significant parts of this job but are not sure that your profile fits in a ‘traditional’ way, please do consider making an application. 

This is a full-time post, but we welcome discussions for proposals for flexible working. Some out of hours work may be required. 

We guarantee an invitation to interview for disabled applicants who demonstrate, within their application, sufficient evidence to meet the essential criteria for the job. Please note we are only able to consider applicants who are able to demonstrate their right to work in the UK. 

If you’d like to make a contribution to our team and this vital work, we very much look forward to hearing from you. 

Job pack

Click on the links below to download the relevant documents for this application:

Timeline

Applications must be received by 9am on the 9th June 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the 17th June, with interviews commencing the week of the 27th June.

Please note that we cannot provide feedback on all applications, and will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Useful links and further reading

Our annual VAWG Snapshot Report 2021-22 (see our website for large print and BSL translation) 

Happy Birthday EVAW! 15th anniversary reflections and film (2020) 

White women on EVAW’s board commitment to anti-racism work of the VAWG sector 

 

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