Women and economy

Job Vacancy - Chief Executive Women's Aid

We are seeking a Chief Executive to provide strong, strategic leadership and a powerful voice for our members through our next stage of growth. Inspired by our feminist values and ethos, our new Chief Executive will ensure Women's Aid is in the best possible position to support our members and their voice as they work tirelessly to support survivors of domestic abuse. This will include ensuring the organisation has a robust and effective infrastructure that maximises our membership support, enables staff to be as effective as possible and comprehensively manages our finances.

Job Vacancy - Young Women's Project Coordinator

We are looking for a dynamic worker to join the Women’s Workshop team to take a lead on our work with unemployed young women aged 18 – 25.

The project is funded by Virgin Money Foundation, and is about providing practical, holistic and skills development support to young women who are not in employment, education or training. Our aim is to encourage young women to recognise their strengths and aim for careers that will be fulfilling and sustainable, whether in work or enterprise.

Details:

0.5 (18 hours a week)

Households where the woman is the sole earner are significantly poorer – new research

The term ‘female breadwinner’ conjures images of power-dressing corporate businesswomen who are bucking traditional gender norms to ‘have it all’. However, high-earning women make up only a small proportion of female breadwinners, the majority of which tend to work less hours than their male counterparts do, and are less likely to be in managerial positions.

Stress and Anxiety at Work: Personal or Cultural?

It's Mental Health Awareness Week and Acas has today published the results of a new poll on workplace stress and anxiety. 

Read the survey results

Here are some key findings:

·        60% of employees who have felt stressed or anxious in the last year attribute this to their workload

·        42% said it was due to how they are managed

·        35% said that balancing work and home life was responsible

31 May 2019 ~ Transformative policies and practices – Women’s Budget Group Commission on Gender Equality – submission deadline

2nd call for evidence:

Building on our initial call for evidence, we are now seeking examples of policies or practices which have had transformative impacts on gender equality.  By ‘transformative’, we mean policies or practices which have, in a significant way, reduced inequality between women and men. These can be policies at an organisational, local, or national level, including examples from other countries.

Data Analyst – Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland – Newcastle

  • Contract: Part-time, 4 days per week until May 2020.
  • Salary: £18,212 (4 days) (FTE pt £22,462)
  • Salary under review and overtime sometimes available.

We are looking for a woman who has a genuine enthusiasm for all forms of data who enjoys discovering information that will help identify future trends. You must be confident in constructing Access queries and extrapolating results for statistical analysis.

Together Women Mentoring and Advocacy project looking for partners

Together Women Project moves women out of crime into positive futures, working with them in safe, women-only spaces, building resilience and developing strengths that enable them to move away from damaging lifestyles. We operate various services throughout the North of England, tailored to the needs of women. Each woman accessing Together Women is given an individualised package of support to meet their unique needs.

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