Hibiscus Initiatives (Hibiscus) is a passionate, women-centred organisation, delivering high impact advocacy and advice services to Black, minoritised, and migrant women at the intersection of the criminal justice and immigration systems. Based at Hibiscus Women’s Centre in Holloway Road, our Community Team provides holistic, trauma-informed and gender-responsive support to women from across the London area.
We are looking for a passionate, empathetic, well organised and resilient individual to join our team of Community Project Workers. In this role you will manage a case load of women affected by the criminal justice system and/or immigration restrictions, including survivors of trafficking. You will provide one-to-one support, advocacy, advice and guidance, empowering women to overcome the barriers they face and move forward with their lives. You will contribute to the smooth running of the Women’s Centre and group activities to build practical support, wellbeing, and empowerment and agency.
As an organisation working on racial and gender justice and migrants’ rights Hibiscus is particularly keen to attract talent from Black and minoritised communities and those with lived experience of immigration restrictions, the criminal justice systems, or gender-based violence.
This post is restricted to women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010.
We provide frequent training and development opportunities for all our staff and support staff well-being by offering regular well-being classes, clinical supervision, and external well-being activities.
Salary: £24,000 – £28,000. The successful candidate will be appointed towards the lower end of the salary scale
Duration: Fixed term to March 2022, with intention to extend subject to funding
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Location: Hibiscus Women’s Centre in Islington, London, for at least three days a week. Flexible working arrangements available for the remaining days.
Reporting to: Women’s Centre Coordinator
In order to apply for the role, you will need the following:
Please download the Project Worker – Community Job Description.
- CV: An up-to-date CV (no more than 3 pages)
- Cover Letter: A cover letter addressing relevant parts of the person specification in the Job Description outlining why you are the right person for the role (no more than 2 pages)
Please send your Cover Letter and CV to: email@example.com
Closing date: 9am Monday 21st June
Interviews Week Commencing: w/c 28th June
If we receive applications from more suitable candidates than we have vacancies for at this time, we may hold suitable applicants on a reserve list for 12 months, and future vacancies requiring the same skills and experience could be offered to candidates on the reserve list without a new competition. If you do not want Hibiscus to retain your CV on file, please state so in your email when you send over your CV and Cover Letter.