Apology to Soetry

We want to offer a full and frank apology for the way that Soetry were treated at the Nottingham Inspirational Women Awards. As a result of our actions and inactions Panya and Abii were not afforded the respect that they deserved. We take on board their comment that this could feed into the wider narrative about black women/people being invisible. This is something that we deeply regret but please be assured that this was not our intent. We are grateful that they have taken the time to feed this back to us as it will influence our decisions for how we undertake our work at the Centre and run events in the future.

We are striving to be inclusive but we recognise we still have much to learn and through the coming year we will be talking to women in Nottingham about how we can continue to improve our offer. It was never our intention to cause Soetry any humiliation or shame or to cause Panya and Abii to feel anything other than welcomed and respected – but we absolutely accept that we fell short of this on the night and apologise unreservedly.

New vacancy – Caseworker – Towards Work

Salary: £21,268 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week, open to job share
Closing date: 12noon, Monday 1st April 2019

Interviews will be held on Thu 4th April 2019.


This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund until 31 Jan 2020.

This job is open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9)

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for over 40 years. We aim to help all women to gain the confidence and skills to achieve their potential and become stronger and more independent. We provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this, either by taking part in training or activities, getting support and services, or campaigning and becoming active in bringing about change.

One of the projects we are involved in is called Towards Work and it’s part of the Big Lottery and European Social Fund’s Building Better Opportunities. We work with partners across the city to support unemployed people who are furthest away from employment. Our specialism is working with women. Your role will be to help them to put together a plan and then support them to achieve their goals.

We’re looking for someone who has got experience in working with vulnerable client groups. Ideally, you’ll also have a level 3 Advice and Guidance qualification, or be willing to work towards one. This role involves a large amount of admin therefore it would be best suited to women with excellent administration and organisational skills.

We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme

In line with our fair recruitment practices, we do not accept CVs. Please download the application form and complete this in conjunction with the job description/person specification. You’ll also find some guidance notes to explain our processes and help you to fill in the application form.

NWC application form Mar 2019

Workcoach – TW JD and PS 2018

Completed application forms should be returned to [email protected]nscentre.com or posted to Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP