Peer support

Nottingham Women’s Centre now has a peer support group, which runs weekly on Wednesdays 13:00 – 14:30. The group is for women to explore their mental and emotional wellbeing in a safe space facilitated by our therapists. This is a talking group, which can explore a chosen theme or involve free discussion.

When we share our lived experience we feel heard, supported and less alone. Women have wide range of coping skills and describe feeling supported but also raising their self-esteem by supporting others.

You do not need to be a member of Nottingham Women’s Centre to attend the group, just turn up on a Wednesday and the staff will make you welcome. Peer support group is free and you do not need to bring anything with you except yourself and your experience.


New vacancy: Representation and Policy Officer

Salary £19,430 – £20,661 pro rata depending on experience

20 Hours per week

Closing date 12 noon Monday 7 January 2019

Interviews Friday 18 January 2019

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

Our team is expanding – we are looking for another great woman to join us! 

If you care about the issues affecting the lives of women in Notts, have experience of engaging with various groups of women, enjoy using your skills to communicate across all various channels and to generate communication materials using a range of communications techniques, then read on…

In this role, you will act as a conduit for information on issues affecting the lives of women in Nottinghamshire, by working with other staff to ensure that women’s voices and experiences are heard, and by interpreting and influencing relevant local and national policy. You will be carrying out focus groups and consultations, writing reports and analysing findings as well as creating content for social media, website posts and regular e-bulletins. You will be keeping up-to-date with national news and policy changes affecting women, signposting women to relevant information and attending meetings representing NWC.

Nottingham Women’s Centre is run by women, for women and we’ve been around for nearly 50 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.

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.

To see the full list of Key Tasks and Responsibilities, find out more about the role and to apply, please download the supporting documents here: Representation and Policy Officer Dec 2018Application Form and Guidance Notes.

 

Good luck!