Women’s Community Development Worker

Bristol Women's Voice
£25,000 pro rata
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 21 December, 2023 - 17:00
Contract Type: 
Part Time
15-18.75 hours a week which can be worked flexibly
Details of Role: 

Purpose of the role:

  • To engage and connect diverse communities of women across Bristol with one another; with Bristol Women’s Voice (BWV), our campaign and other community-based social action projects women chose to develop.
  • To continue the development of Bristol Women’s Voice’s virtual women’s community hub providing information, signposting, and capacity building for women and community spaces around the city.

Job description

  • Provide a first point-of-contact for women wanting information about women’s support and resources in local communities, including through maintenance of Bristol Women's Voice WhatsApp Broadcast group and online directory of support services.
  • Facilitate the delivery of workshops, training, and Bristol Women's Voice's Inspiring Women series by identifying and booking facilitators, speakers and rooms, producing promotional materials and providing technical support where required.
  • Work with our Community Organiser to facilitate women’s engagement in Bristol Women's Voice's Value the Caring Economy Campaign and other women-led social action campaigns in their communities.
  • Support the development of Bristol Women's Voice's Young Women’s Forum in collaboration with the Bristol Women's Voice Young Women’s worker.
  • Provide advice, support and advocacy to community organisations to improve their accessibility to marginalised and minoritised women.

General duties:

  • Provide appropriate support in the planning of the International Women’s Day event (2 March 2024) at City Hall and provide operational support on the day.
  • Support with BWV’s members events and promote Bristol Women's Voice to help grow our membership.
  • Contribute to the Bristol Women's Voice monthly newsletter with relevant information.
  • Ensure accurate record keeping allowing for effective production of data for monitoring and evaluation, reporting for funders and future funding bids.
  • Undertake appropriate Bristol Women's Voice administrative and general tasks as and when required.
  • Contribute to and carry out all work in line with Bristol Women's Voice values and strategic plan.

Person specification

Essential skills and experience

  • Proven experience of engaging with women, and/or people from diverse communities and backgrounds in the community through in individual and/or group-based support, in paid or voluntary roles.
  • Experience of community campaigning and/or social action work.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively engage a wide range and diversity of people.
  • Strong partnership skills, including ability to work professionally and confidently in partnership with a range of professional stakeholders.
  • Able to simultaneously manage multiple project strands and ability to prioritise efficiently.
  • Able to work independently with high levels of accountability to the team and to the organisation’s overarching strategic plan.
  • Excellent organisational skills including time management, planning, administration, basic report writing and target setting with a flexible approach.
  • Experience of working under pressure and to deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a working knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)

Desirable skills and experience

  • Experience of working in the women’s sector and/or with marginalised women.
  • Knowledge of data protection legislation and its application to the role.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding legislation and its application to the role.

Personal attributes

  • Commitment to women’s equity and intersectional feminism.
  • Ability to hold professional boundaries and appropriate relationships, including young people. 
  • Ability to recognise, combat and challenge discriminatory behaviour.
  • Willingness to undertake training to support learning and confidence.
  • Commitment to supporting team well-being and personal growth.
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Works effectively with team members and members of the public
  • Flexibility


How to Apply: 

Send us your CV and a 500-word (max) statement, or a short video clip (on your phone is fine), telling us:

  • why you are applying for the role;
  • a little bit about your experience, and
  • how you meet the essential criteria.

Please also include details of two people who can provide a reference for you.  Please also fill in this equalities monitoring form.

You should send your application to director@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 21st December 2023 and we intend to hold interviews during the first week of January 2024.

If you’d like to arrange an informal chat about the role before applying, you can Katy Taylor, Bristol Women's Voice Director, on director@bristolwomensvoice.org.uk

Contact Person: 
Katy Taylor
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
07585 235 875
Postal Address: 
St Paul's Learning Centre 94 Grosvenor Rd, Bristol BS2 8JX