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Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Women's Aid
£80,000 - £85,000
London, with travel to Bristol and around UK
Closing date: midday, 25th March 2020
Interviews: 22nd April 2020, London


Women's Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.

Over the past 45 years, Women's Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy.

We are a federation of nearly 180 organisations which provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country.

Together with our members, we seek to empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work.


Women's Aid is seeking an inspirational feminist leader to help implement our ambitious vision.

Supported by a director and a strong management team, you will lead this strongly routed charity into its fifth decade as the leading authority on domestic abuse.


You will have experience in a leadership role where you've worked to build strong, diverse teams around a cause or social issue, and to boost an organisation's reputation and influence.

We are seeking a committed feminist, with a strong anti-racist and intersectional approach.

You'll be a strategic thinker, good at critical reflection for yourself and the organisation and able to use your business confidence to ensure the long-term stability of the organisation.

You will have experiencing of working in collaboration with stakeholders to make lasting change, with an honest and transparent approach.


You will lead on an ambitious strategic vision for Women's Aid and support our campaigning and fundraising work through your strong networking and relationship building skills.

You will also take time to support our members building excellent relationships with and advocating on behalf of them.


In return, we can offer a generous total reward package, including up to 40 days of leave a year including bank holidays, 7% contributory pension scheme, paid study leave, season card loan and very flexible working arrangements.


To apply for this position, please send a comprehensive CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages of A4 to Rachel Reed, Executive Assistant, .

Please ensure that your application fully addresses the criteria in the person specification, as detailed in the application pack, available from our website.


Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.


Women's Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.
Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.


Registered charity no: 1054154


Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women's Aid with regards to open vacancies.

We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.


Please click 'Apply' to continue your application and ensure you include a valid email address as you will be sent further instructions.