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Rights of Women is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We actively encourage applications from women from a diversity of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from women from Black and minoritised backgrounds.

Rights of Women is a long established and well-respected national women’s charity, providing specialist legal advice and support to women at risk of, or experiencing all forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Our vision is one of equality, justice and safety in the law for all women. We provide specialist legal advice, information, training, strategic case work in the areas of immigration, family, criminal and employment law.

Our team is made up of women with a range of skills and experience including specialist lawyers, office and project administrators and events coordinators. Find out more about our current team here.

Current Vacancies

We are seeking a learning partner (LP) to working alongside our Family Law Team on a project in Surrey whose overarching aim is to support transformative change to improve the Family Justice system’s response to women survivors of domestic abuse.

Learning partner overview

The LP will work alongside our team assisting them to understand and learn in real-time. This will start with developing a workplan and learning framework together, then working alongside us as we continue to deliver the project in Surrey.

They will help in developing practical insights about what is working well and assessing opportunities that can be translated into action by frontline practitioners. The LP will play an important role in ensuring the work stays focused on its practical outcomes which are centred on improving access to justice for women and children, survivors and their experience of family court.

We envisage they will be embedded in the enquiry site work and specifically will:

  • Contribute an analytical skillset and framework to capture what we are doing and how, as we go along.
  • Synthesise learning resulting in qualitative and practical insights about system-change.
  • Develop learning to disseminate and to enable other areas to replicate the work nationally.

ROW is a women-only organisation whose work focuses on supporting women survivors of VAWG. The learning partner’s work may involve contact with women survivors through user-led forums and/or domestic abuse organisations who are supporting them. It is therefore important that you demonstrate that you/ your team can ensure a woman* leads this aspect of the work within your proposal. Your proposal should also address how you will approach this work with the appropriate skills and sensitivity.

Timeframe for delivery of the work: We are looking for a LP who can work with us regularly from summer 2024, starting June/July until March 2025. This timeframe may be open to extension, subject to funding. The LP will also need to be able attend a range of various enquiry-site meetings in Surrey, mostly online but also in person via attendance at quarterly partner meetings. Workshops and networking events are also possible.

The successful appointee will also be expected to be able to work remotely and independently on desk-based research. They will be required to assess the number of days needed to complete the work as part of their work plan. We anticipate the work as part-time 2-3 days per week and can offer some flexibility around the working days (except when meetings or events are involved.)

Remuneration: The maximum value of the contract is £40,000.

Application process: Please send an outline proposal of no longer than 4 pages on how you would work with us to achieve our aims; and your budget based on your daily rate and including any travel costs you expect to incur. Bidders should also signal if and how they might wish to or be open to working with other agencies in their delivery to enable them to meet aims fully.

Also include, separately if you wish, sufficient documentation of no longer than 4 pages to evidence your experience and track record (CV, organisational information) to [email protected]

Please contact this email address with any queries. We are happy to speak to any potential applicants before apply.

Closing date: Friday 21st June 2024; we seek to appoint as soon as possible.

Interviews: Online, week commencing 24th June 2024.

Download the full job specification here.

 

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies

Volunteer

We are currently recruiting for volunteer legal advisers, find out more about how you can help.

We would like to recruit qualified women* solicitors or barristers with experience of family and criminal law and immigration and asylum law to volunteer on our telephone advice services. Find more information about volunteering with us here.

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies.

We are looking for a detail-oriented woman* volunteer to assist with archival research ahead of our 50th anniversary in 2025. The volunteer will work closely with our communications and fundraising staff to conduct research from Rights of Women’s Archives.

Find more information about volunteering with us here.

*Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies.

 

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