Major domestic violence body seeks head

21 September 2006

Respect – the UK association for domestic violence perpetrator programmes and associated support services – is recruiting for a new acting director.

The 35 hours per week post (reference AD) will last for six months, to cover maternity leave from the end of December 2006.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide maternity leave cover for the director, ensuring that Respect continues to achieve its strategic aims and objectives; making sure that Respect remains on a sound financial footing; providing leadership for Respect’s staff team; undertaking fundraising to enable Respect to meet its aims; representing Respect at national level and maintaining Respect’s status in the sector.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have a proven track-record of providing leadership/ management in a similar setting; a comprehensive understanding of the nature of domestic violence; experience of fundraising; experience of delivering presentations to a range of audiences and a commitment to the aims & principles of Respect.

The organisation will consider secondments for the post, which will pay a salary of £36,417 including London Weighting.

Respect is also looking for a part-time policy and research manager (reference PRM). This 21 hours per week post involves managing the association’s lobbying and public policy work on domestic violence perpetrator issues and leading the development of UK based research in the domestic violence perpetrator sector.

The successful candidate will have a proven track-record in lobbying/ policy work; a comprehensive understanding of the nature of domestic violence; and experience of developing effective working relationships with a range of partners and stakeholders.

Both posts are based in London Bridge, SE1. For information about either post quote the relevent reference code in an email requesting an e-pack from Respect, or visit the Respect website. The closing date for applications is 12pm, 13th October 2006, and interviews will be held on 19th October 2006.