Meet the Team – Mustafa

Hello, my name is Mustafa and I started working at NWC in November 2016, as an Employment Advisor – some might say navigator! When I first saw the job advert for this post, I knew this job was for me. I really believe in first, addressing the issues and needs of women, motivating and building their confidence to empower them rather than harassing and pressurising them into work, whilst they suffer from underlying problems and vulnerability.

This post is part of the Building Better Opportunities Project – Opportunity and Change. My role involves supporting unemployed women (who also have other multiple and complex needs), by working on an individual action plan tailored to their needs. Examples of support would include, motivation and confidence building, listening and understanding, referring to suitable agencies, find courses /training that would benefit them, labour market information, CV, cover letter and job applications – Interview skills and preparation, skills identification, financial support with travel / interview clothes – volunteering placements and any other support that they may require.

I would like to also take this opportunity to thank everybody for making me feel so welcome!

Meet the team – Jo

Hi, I’m Jo I’m the Quality and Partnerships Co-ordinator and I’ve been at the Women’s Centre since May 2014.

My role means that I get to meet a lot of people and organisations across the City and County who are working to improve the lives of women, girls and LBGT+ people. We have almost 20 partners and small grant partners that we support through the City Council funded Communities of Identity funding and the Lottery funded Help through Crisis and we are really keen to support our partners as much as possible to support their communities.

These range from getting involved in campaigning against domestic and sexual violence, to working on the Girls, women and Violence Network and establishing the Nottingham Womens Organisations Network. I’m always keen to meet organisations (whether well established or just starting out grassroots groups) who are working with women and LGBT+ people to discuss any partnership working opportunities.

Over the next year I’ll be working with colleagues, volunteers and service users of the Women’s Centre to implement the PQASSO quality standard across the centre to ensure that we offer the best space, service and support that we can to all women.

Outside of work I like travel, climbing and Capoeira and I’m a member of the local Womens’ Equality Party branch steering group.