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London Black Women's Project


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East London

20 August 2021

30 August 2021

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and reflective practitioner who can effectively support women and children who have experienced domestic and/or gender-based violence, abuse and exploitation. It is essential you have a strong commitment to eradicating violence against women and girls, also challenging racist and discriminatory systems and structures to ensure the rights and needs of BME women.


London Black Women’s Project (LBWP) is a feminist organisation working in London. LBWP was set up in 1987 (previously known as Newham Asian Women’s Project) to provide specialist support services for BME women and their children experiencing domestic violence. LBWP delivers services in five main areas: accommodation-based services, counselling and therapeutic support, legal advice and information, services to address sexual violence and exploitation, and support work to young women and girls.

Job Purpose:

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and dynamic individual with an in-depth understanding of the specific needs of BME women experiencing multiple disadvantages as a result of experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

You will deliver holistic, women centred, individualised support for BME women and children in our refuges, ensuring their safety and using an empowerment approach to enable positive resettlement into appropriate accommodation. You will provide one-to-one trauma- led support for women, managing risks, following safeguarding policies and develop plans for women to access local community amenities and services, including counselling, benefits, training and employment and housing. You will be well versed in advocating on behalf of women to multi-agency services to ensure support, protection and choice for the women you represent thus improving access and response from partner agencies to women.

The role is ideal for anyone interested joining a dynamic team and who is committed to LBWP values.

Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ Women only need apply (Schedule 9, Part 1, 158 and 159 Equality Act 2010). All posts are subject to a DBS vetting and barring check.

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