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Inverclyde Women’s Aid




For over 35 years, Inverclyde Women’s Aid (IWA) has been providing vital support services to women and children across the Inverclyde region. This is crucially free, impartial, and confidential services, focused on providing a safe space away from abuse, violence, and oppression. Affiliated with Scottish Women’s Aid, the team of support workers and refuge support offer housing advice, counselling, signposting, and employability as well as financial and practical support for women and families to build brighter futures for their lives.

The Role:

The role of Director provides an exciting opportunity to get involved in the organisation from a strategic and operation vantage point, building on the legacy of the last 35 + years and tapping into the potential for developing the resources and services on offer. A key role of the Director will be leading, supporting, and providing structure to the IWA team through the delivery of Domestic and Sexual Abuse Survivor Services, finance, fundraising, business and partnership development, administration, facilities management, human resources, health and safety, ICT, and internal and external communications

They will work closely with the Board to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and delivery of good practice in all aspects of the Charity’s work, including accounting to funders for our work and meeting all funding conditions including reporting requirements.

At its core, there is a great scope for IWA’s development and growth, and the Director will seek to develop its resources and reputation as a key provider in excellent services for women, designing and championing new opportunities and partnership development.

The Candidate:

We’re looking for a strong values-based leader with a track record of delivering services. You do not have to come from a background working with anti-violence or abuse services, but you should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Running an organisation and leading and/or developing projects and services.
  • Excellent organisational and governance skills, with experience of working closely with a Board in a professional capacity.
  • You’ll come from a fast-paced environment and will have the ability to prioritise and delegate tasks effectively.
  • Experience of developing funding initiatives, income streams or working with grants. As a strong decision maker, you will also be financially competent.

More details can be found within the documents below:

For more information on this role, please call Debbie Shields or Kate Kennedy at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Please note that this post is open to women only (exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010) and is subject to PVG disclosure checks.

To apply, please upload your CV and supporting statement as one combined document below.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th November 2022  

Longlist interviews: Thursday 17th November 2022

Shortlist interviews: Thursday 24th November