Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: £39,000 per annum pro-rata
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract
  • Closing Date: 17:00 16 Jun 2017
  • Hours: Part Time
  • Summary

    The Women’s Equality Network (WEN) Wales is looking for a Director to lead the organisation in this exciting growth phase of its development.

    Employer Profile

    We are a representative women’s network working to influence policy-making and empower women to achieve equal status in corporate and civil life.

    Having regard to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women (CEDAW), our charitable objects are to promote equality and human rights with specific reference to women and gender equality in Wales.

    Job Role

    The Director will have strategic responsibility for the leadership and development of the charity. Working closely with the Management Committee, they will play a key role in continuing to grow the organisation and its networks, informing and influencing public policy, and in maximising the opportunities to secure funding and partnerships to deliver WEN’s strategy for the benefit of women in Wales.

    We have a clear and ambitious vision for WEN and we’re looking for someone who relishes a challenge to lead the organisation in this exciting growth phase of its development. You will be someone who understands the big picture but who can also roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. A self-starter you will be comfortable delivering at pace with minimal supervision. The Director role requires strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

    Reports to: A nominated member of the Management Committee

    Responsible for: There are no immediate reports at present. The team structure is currently being developed and the Director will be responsible for any staff members employed by WEN in the future, and those contracted to undertake work for WEN.

    Key Objectives

    ▪ To have strategic responsibility for the leadership and development of WEN’s work in Wales

    ▪ To lead WEN’s campaigning, influencing and public policy work in Wales

    ▪ To maximise opportunities to secure new funding and partnerships to grow and develop WEN’s work in Wales

    ▪ To raise the profile of WEN’s work and to develop and maintain relationships with key external partners and agencies

    ▪ To manage the implementation of the Charity’s strategic plan and to develop and manage annual operational plans, ensuring they are continually the central drivers of the Charity’s work

    Additional Information

    Contract type – Fixed term

    Hours: 30 per week

    How To Apply

    To apply for this position, please send us a comprehensive CV, explaining any gaps in your employment, along with a supporting statement which fully addresses the appointment criteria in the person specification. Please ensure that you have included your telephone contact numbers as well as any dates and times when you will not be available for interview or might have difficulty with the recruitment timetable.

    You should give the names, positions, organisations and email and telephone contact details of two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up once your express permission has been granted.

    Interviews will be held during the week beginning 3rd July 2017

    Completed CVs and supporting statements should be emailed to

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