Bristol Women’s Voice is a charity working to make women’s equality in Bristol a reality. We make sure that women’s voices have been heard and their concerns acted upon when key decisions are taken in the city. We work to increase awareness of women’s rights and to make sure services meet women’s needs. BWV brings women together to share ideas and experiences, support campaigns and celebrate success so that together we can make Bristol a showcase for women’s involvement, empowerment and equality.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO), has awarded BWV funding to work with women in Bristol who face multiple barriers to achieving their potential. The project will also identify these barriers and ways to overcome them and to share this information with the government and local organisations such as the West of England Combined Authority and Bristol City Council to inform policy and actions.
The project will involve working with organisations that work with the most marginalised women (as defined by GOE) this includes women who are: homeless, working as street sex workers, refugees, disabled, women from particular groups with lower employment rates such as Bangladeshi, Somali and women with few educational qualifications. BWV will contract up to 10 organisations who will run facilitated discussions with groups of women to identify their specific barriers and actions to address them. We will provide training for the facilitators and for local women to interview women who are not part of groups to identify their issues. The information gathered will be analysed and presented by a researcher employed under another contract.
BWV are seeking an experienced self-employed Project Manager to manage this work. The project will run for 11 months starting in June 2019. The Project Manager will take a lead on the delivery of programme activities ensuring that all objectives are achieved. Oversee programme strategy and implementation, monitoring and reporting. The Project Manager will ensure and maintain linkages with other BWV programme and activities. The Project Manager will promote and work in accordance to BWV mission, vision and objectives which works towards increasing awareness of women’s rights and making sure services meet women’s needs. The Project will be managed by a Steering Group (SG) made up of representatives from BWV, Bristol Women’s Commission, Bristol University, Bristol City Council and community representatives. The steering group will meet monthly. The Project Manager will report to the Steering Group and work with the project assistant to organise the steering group monthly meetings. There are possibilities that this position could be based with the City Office.
Main responsibilities, these include but not limited to;
Programme Strategy, Implementation and management
Partnership development and management
Financial planning and management of project budget
Monitoring, learning and reporting
The PM will manage the project assistant and the community researchers
Essential: Graduate degree (Masters preferable) in relevant field of study or equivalent experience
Experience and skills:
The fee for this work will be £30,000(11 months) in total including expenses and VAT where applicable, payable monthly in arrears upon completion of agreed milestones.
To apply, please send a CV (not more than 2 pages) and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date 13th June 2019