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We are hiring: Project Managers

Are you passionate about ending gender-based violence and improving services and support for women and children? 

We are looking for two enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our team as project managers!

AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) is a leading national charity with a vision of a world without gender-based violence. We work with survivors to end gender-based violence by championing evidence-based change. We are particularly recognised for our specialist expertise in multiple disadvantage and children and young people’s work. Our groundbreaking work includes “Complicated Matters”, the Commission report “Breaking Down the Barriers” and the online resources “Ask AVA” and “Breathing Space”.

Our work has a particular focus on developing trauma informed approaches to supporting survivors. This priority is informed by both academic research, and the lived experience of survivors, primarily through our peer research work.

AVA trains over 3,000 practitioners a year. We are accredited by the Open College Network London (OCN London) and CPD Standards Office. Our new reports and resources can be found here https://avaproject.org.uk/resources/ 

Responsibilities of the post include 

  • To lead, develop and manage projects relating to all forms of gender-based violence
  • To contribute to project and policy work across AVA, including training and consultancy work
  • To build and manage strong partnerships for AVA both within the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector, and beyond. 

Requirements of the post include

  • Knowledge of a wide range of Violence Against Women and Girls related issues
  • Strong policy analysis skills, with at least two years’ experience in a policy-based role
  • Excellent project management skills, and the ability to manage multiple pieces of work effectively
  • Good data analysis skills, able to work with and interpret qualitative and quantitative data  
  • A skilled report writer, able to produce high quality work to tight deadlines. 

Location and hours 

At AVA we are committed to flexible working and offer all staff the chance to work in a hybrid fashion combining both office based and home based working. We close the office when appropriate from a public health perceptive , and maintain a covid secure office. The successful candidate will be expected to attend the office regularly (up to twice a week) during periods when it is open. For this post there will be some travel to attend external meetings (i.e. not at home or in our office) in order to meet the needs of the work – this travel will be conducted within  covid guidelines.

Further information follows in this job application pack, including a job description, person specification, and equal opportunities monitoring form. 

Applications should consist of

  • Your CV which must include details of your education, qualifications and any relevant training, your employment history and 2 referees. 
  • A covering letter, no more than 2 sides of A4 in total, which outlines your skills, experience and knowledge in relation to each of the points in the person specification. 
  • A completed equal opportunity monitoring form

Please send your application to maria.dardagan@avaproject.org.uk by 17th January at 10am. 

Interviews will take place via zoom on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd  February 2022; there will be a second interview for shortlisted candidates on date TBC.

AVA is an equal opportunities employer. We particularly welcome applications from Black and minoritised candidates who are currently underrepresented at managerial level in our staff team. Please contact us if you would like to see our Equal Opportunities and Anti-Harassment Policy or our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy. 

Click here to download the full application pack.

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