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Empowering women since 1974

Brighton Women’s Centre (BWC) has been supporting women in Brighton and Hove for nearly 40 years. We aim to empower women and promote independence in a safe, women-only space.

We welcome all women, regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parenthood, race, belief, and sexuality.

Among the services we offer are counselling, groupwork, open access drop ins, holistic therapies, volunteer training and self development courses.

BWC also hosts the Inspire Project - a partnership with four other organisations in the city Brighton Oasis Project, Rise, Survivor's Network and Threshold BHT. Inspire works with women at all stages of involvement in the Criminal Justice System.

We provide an Ofsted registered pre-school alongside our services in recognition of the importance of childcare to supporting women succeed.


Inspire Senior Practitioner (35 hours per week)

Salary Scale - £24,646 - £26,276 (SCP 29-31)

The Inspire Project is a women's voluntary sector partnership project led by Brighton Women's Centre. Inspire adopts a 'whole system approach' engaging with women at all stages of involvement in the Criminal Justice System.

We are currently looking for a highly skilled and experienced female Senior Practitioner who will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Inspire Project Brighton and Hove, in line with Inspire's policies, statutory requirements, operational delivery plan and budgets. She will work with the Inspire Operational Manager to ensure that services are delivered to a very high standard, that service targets and operational plans, budgetary and monitoring requirements of funders and partner agencies are met. She will supervise case work staff and oversee case management and allocations as well as advising on complex cases and holding a case load as required.

The right candidate will have significant experience of working with a range of complex and inter-related social exclusion issues, as well as understanding and awareness of equalities issues in relation to women. Knowledge and experience of the Criminal Justice System and partnership working is essential.

*This post is exempt under Schedule 9 pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and subject to an enhanced level DBS check.

The post is fixed term until March 2015.

Closing date for applications is Monday 28th April at 9am

Interviews will take place on Thursday 1st May and Friday 2nd May.

If you are interested in applying please click here to download an application pack, application form, BWC equal opportunities monitoring form, person specification and job description.

For further information please contact Sophie Gibson - Inspire Operational Manager on 01273 698036 or

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