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Chief Executive Officer

£80,000 - £85,000
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Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. We lead a national network of over 200 members that provide dedicated frontline services. We have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 years. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

Chief Executive

Women’s Aid

£80,000 - £85,000


We are seeking a Chief Executive to provide strong strategic leadership and a powerful voice for our members through our next stage of growth. Building on our recently increased profile and our campaign successes, the Chief Executive will build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including with government and parliamentarians, to influence social policy and legislative change that delivers real impact. She will also develop our fundraising proposition, lead and develop our staff team and ensure a robust infrastructure is in place to take the Charity to the next level.

We are seeking an inspirational senior leader and a credible ambassador with experience of successfully influencing national policy. Our new Chief Executive will have a proven track record of leading and developing teams through a growth period and will feel confident in developing fundraising propositions, as well as developing relationships with donors. She will be experienced at profile raising on a national stage, including working with national media. Crucially, you will be a feminist who understands that gender inequality is a cause and consequence of violence against women.

Due to the nature of this role we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9 part 1).

For further information and to apply to this role, please read the details in the Appointment Brief below.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Anna Gardet or Stella Pedersen on 0207 691 1920 or e-mail for a confidential conversation.

Closing date: Wednesday 5th April

Initial interviews with Prospectus: 10th – 20th April

Meetings with Co-Chairs, Executive Management Team and outgoing CEO: 3rd May

Panel interviews at Prospectus’ offices: 12th May

Prospectus embraces diversity and works actively to achieve a workforce and governance reflecting society.


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