Vacancies

Currently we have the following vacancy:

FULL TIME LEGAL, POLICY and CAMPAIGNS OFFICER

(Legal background and experience essential)

Salary range from £25,929 to £32,540 (incl. OLW) per annum
(Salary scale according to experience and subject to funding.)

SBS is one of the UK’s leading advocacy and campaigning organisations for black and minority women. We are seeking a self-motivated and experienced legal policy and campaigns officer to assist the Director, Pragna Patel with Policy, research campaigns and strategic litigation work. Legal background and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential as is the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.

Experience of policy and research work desirable.

Home based work/flexible hours will be considered for the right candidate/s.

In light of the nature and context of the work of SBS, the organisation considers that the candidate’s race and gender (Black/Asian woman) to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Para 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010

Deadline for receipt of applications Friday 5th December 2018 by 5.00pm
Interviews to be held on 17th and 18th December 2018

To apply, download an Application Pack below:

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE PACK
Covering Letter
Job Description and Person Specification
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form
Mission Statement

Read what our current policy officer has to say:

“Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you a driven, creatively minded individual who wants to use your skills in a varied, busy and innovative environment? Are you motivated to use the law, policy and human rights to transform the lives of vulnerable and marginalised women and children suffering gender based violence? Do you want to be part of an organisation which not only changes, but saves, lives? Then I urge you to apply for this role. Over the past few years I have had the honour of working alongside our director Pragna Patel and with the dedicated, hugely experienced team at SBS. I have helped shape SBS’ campaigns, strategic litigation, policy and lobbying work, on issues such as transnational marriage abandonment, policing, transnational violence against women, immigration laws, legal aid, gender segregation in schools, the impact of parallel legal systems on women, and many other vital issues that touch the lives of BME women and children. I have also had the immense privilege of working directly with service users on some of our more complex cases. This has opened my eyes both to the crucial importance of domestic violence advocacy and of having a user-centred service. It has shown me the immense strength, resilience and courage of women who have suffered terrible violations of their rights and dignity. Every day I play a part in helping survivors of abuse access safety, justice and support – whether that is changing the life of one woman by helping her seek redress for being abused and abandoned abroad, or of hundreds and thousands of women through our ongoing challenges to unjust and discriminatory policies which marginalise migrant women. Can you leave work every day saying you made a positive difference? I can.” Radhika Handa, Legal Policy & Campaigns Officer