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A career with Women for Women International means working alongside a dynamic, ambitious and passionate team in the UK, US, Germany and our country offices.

We are committed to personal development for our team. You will have the opportunity to attend training workshops for personal and career development, as well as participating in our staff training days and bi-weekly all-staff meetings. With some roles, travel to visit our country offices may also be an option.

What we offer all of our employees:

  • Your work-life balance is important to us, and we offer all our staff the option to work 70 hours over 9 working days and have every other Friday off where possible. 
  • We offer 25 days annual leave increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30 days, plus bank holidays.
  • It is essential to save for your retirement.  All permanent employees are eligible to join our group pension plan up to a maximum employer contribution of 7%.
  • We work on a hybrid basis, you will be set up to work from home and have the option to work from our office in Borough whenever you want. We enjoy being back in the office a day or two a week to meet colleagues face to face.
  • Your health and wellbeing is important to us and provide our Employee Assistance Programme to help you deal with personal and professional problems that could be impacting your home life or work life.

We are united by common values and ways of working, which we revisit as a team on an annual basis, and all staff participate in creating and owning together. 

While we work remotely a lot of the time, our UK office is currently based in Central London, with great transport links and lots to do in the area. We have Social and Culture Committee, which organises social and well-being activites for the team such as yoga classes, holiday celebrations, drinks and more. As a member of our UK team, you can also participate in or volunteer at our exciting events throughout the year.

For more information on what it’s like to work for us, read the blog about what it's really like working for charity, written by Paulina Stachnik, our Head of Communications for Refinery29.

If you would like further details or if you have any questions, please contact the team on ukrecruitment@womenforwomen.org.

People, Capability, Culture and Operations Officer

This is an exciting time to join a small and dedicated People, Capability and Culture (PCC) team, focussing on the UK, Germany and Global Initiatives.

The role will be the first point of contact with employees and third-party providers. They will provide advice and support on a number of People and Culture systems, processes, IT and travel. They will undertake a variety of HR and Operations administration duties, in keeping with employment law, charity policies and procedures, to support the UK, Germany (DE) and Global People, Capability and Culture (PCC) Team.

This role with work closely with the Head of PCC & Operations to focus on: 

  • The coordination of recruitment working with the UK and DE hiring managers. This includes job postings, advertisements, PCC prescreening, scheduling interviews and liaising with candidates. 
  • Being responsible for managing the Diversity Monitoring process for all recruitment activities. 
  • Onboarding and welcoming of new recruits; drafting contracts, setting up profiles on BambooHR, ensuring the process is completed in a timely and welcoming way.  
  • Liaise with hiring manager on the new persons induction, set up meetings and have an onboarding pack ready to send and be completed.
  • HR operation projects and initiatives, probation, sick leave, staff development, employee administration, policies and procedures, compliance monitoring and offboarding. 
  • The maintenance of all HR operations electronic systems in the UK and Germany to ensure all information is updated and accurate, and staff understand how to use the system. 
  • Take minutes of meetings as and when required, meeting the deadline in sending out the minutes.   

The role will also focus on office management of the UK Head Office, this includes building and office maintenance issues, Health & Safety Compliance matters and other relevant areas requiring support as required. Be the point of contact for staff office resources, supplies and equipment requirements. 

Application deadline: Sunday, 30th June 2024

Trustees

We're looking for new trustees with knowledge and skills in three key areas charity/NGO finance experience, a commercial background and conflict and / or crisis context experience

In 1993, after meeting survivors of wartime rape in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraqi activist Zainab Salbi had a vision for an organisation where women could find support, solidarity, and practical skills to rebuild their lives after the ordeals of conflict. More than thirty years later, Women for Women International (WfWI) has reached over half a million of the most marginalised women in the world, helping them to access power and transform their lives and communities. We offer women in conflict-affected countries vocational and business skills training, rights awareness, health education, and additional emotional and social support through a year-long training programme.

WfWI is a global organisation. National organisations in the UK (since 2005) and Germany (since 2016) play a major role in fundraising from individuals as well as institutions, foundations and corporate donors. In 2019, a new global strategy, with a more unified organisational structure was adopted. The WfWI-UK Board is now recruiting new trustees to diversify and strengthen our leadership and ensure the organisation is well governed and able to play its part in delivering the vision, mission and strategy of the global organisation.

Diversity at Women for Women International is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better performance. We embrace diversity in our Board. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, political opinions, and pregnancy and maternity. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all interested parties.

We are specifically looking for new trustees with knowledge and skills in three key areas – these have been identified as having charity/NGO finance experience; a commercial background; and conflict and / or crisis context experience.

We are looking for people who are passionate about our mission and believe in what we do. You do not need to have been a trustee before, as full induction and training will be provided. The application pack gives further details of the role.

One of our trustees would welcome the opportunity to chat with you informally before you submit an application, to answer any questions you may have.

Being a trustee is a voluntary, unpaid role with an expected minimum time commitment of approximately 12 days a year. We expect trustees to prepare for and attend Board meetings 3 times a year and to join at least one Board committee, also meeting 3 times per year. Reasonable expenses may be paid for attending meetings and other Board-related activities.

How to apply

Please download the application pack here.

To arrange an informal pre-application call with a trustee please email Sara Rottensteiner on srottensteiner@womenforwomen.org. 

Please apply in one of the two ways listed below, referring to the trustee profile in the application pack and telling us why you would make a good trustee, how you meet the criteria that we are currently seeking, and/or your lived experience that supports your application. Your experience does not need to be from paid work.

1. A CV and a cover letter, no more than one side of A4, or

2. A voice recording e.g. mp3 or mp4 file, no more than three minutes

Deadline: Monday, 15th July 2024 at midnight.

Please email your application to Sara Rottensteiner on srottensteiner@womenforwomen.org.

Interviews

Interviews are expected to take place during August via Zoom and you will be contacted w/c 1st August to confirm if you have been selected for an interview.

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