A year in the life of Nottingham Women’s Centre April 2017 – March 2018

AGM 2018 collageThank you to everyone who attended our AGM last week.

It was a great event where we heard about the work of NWC partners, the achievements of the centre and the plans for the coming year.

The last 12 months saw unprecedented levels of activity around issues relating to women – we all took part in the
celebrations for Vote 100, witnessed incredible moments of female activism and empowerment such as #MeToo and
#TimesUp and were reminded about continuing employment inequalities through the gender pay gap data – all these have made us super energised to continue with our mission to empower women in Nottinghamshire.

At the start of the new financial year, we became the recipient of The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service.
Classed as the MBE for volunteer groups, it is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK! All down
to the incredible work and time our volunteers dedicate to the centre and our women.

We feel that 2018 truly is the Year of the Woman and we strongly believe that it could bring a significant stepchange
towards female equality. Will you be part of the solution?

We have big plans and ambitions:

  • Searching for a new building to provide easier access to more women
  • Looking to increase our membership and develop our membership offer
  • Expanding our provision of courses and activities e.g. our Counsellors and Therapists are expanding their service into the county and offering more session in the city too.
  • Planning an exciting calendar of events with opportunities for engagement for ALL women
  • Hoping to establish new partnerships with more local businesses

Feel like you could help us achieve these goals? Then please get in touch!
Let us know how you’ll support NWC over the next 12 months – we’d love to hear your
ideas. Tweet your response to us at @nottswcentre using the hashtag #nwcandme

Read more about NWC achievements over the last 12 months in the Nottingham Women’s Centre Annual Report 2018.

We are recruiting – Peripatetic Welfare Rights Officer

Salary: £20,747 – £22,701 pro rata

Hours:  30 Hours per week

Closing date for applications: 9th July at 12 noon

Interviews:  12th July

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

We are looking for someone to join our team to work as part of a broader team, delivering a Big Lottery funded project which aims to:

*Provide advice and advocacy to women facing hardship and other forms of crisis, with a tailored, gender-aware approach, delivered at locations where women already engage.

*Enable women and women’s organisations to shape services and influence the external decisions that impact on their lives or operation.

*Upskill our organisations, ensuring that we all deliver the highest possible standard of advice and support to the women who most need it.

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. Please download the Application Form and complete this in line with the Peripatetic Welfare Rights JDPS . You can also download our Guidance Notes to explain our processes and help you to fill in the application form or, if you would rather, you can phone us for a pack.