Women and Girls Network - Head of Clinical Services
Women and Girl's Network, a charity run by women, for women, are looking to appoint a Head of Clinical Services, a member of the Senior Leadership team, responsible for promoting the vision, values and Black feminist ethos externally and throughout the whole organisation and working within WGN's policies, procedures and service frameworks. This is an exciting opportunity to join a charity with a brilliant mission to support women and girls who have faced gender-based violence in London. The Head of Clinical Services will lead the strategic and creative development and implementation of all therapeutic services at WGN. Under their remit will be the operational management of WGN's therapeutic services providing a safe, high quality, survivor centred, supportive and culturally responsive service to women and girls surviving VAWG.
Desired Experience, Expertise and Skills
Knowledge and Expertise
- Knowledge of the issues affecting women and girls who have experienced VAWG.
- Post graduate qualification in psychotherapy and expert knowledge of therapeutic disciplines with a minimum of five years post qualifying experience within the VAWG sector.
- Accredited member of BACP/ UKCP or similar professional body.
- Qualified Clinical Supervisor.
- A proven track record in managing/coordinating clinical services.
- An understanding and ability to identify emerging trends and implement those into strategic priorities and plans.
- Sound understanding of team work and team building.
- A strategic thinker experienced at operating at a high level of decision making and effective use of power
- Experience of supervising and managing teams including volunteers.
- Experience of working towards achieving individual and team objectives.
- Experience of service development in a similar environment.
- Experience of overseeing and providing managerial input into the management of complex and high risk/needs cases, in particular cases involving clients with additional vulnerabilities.
- Appropriate experience of multi-agency working and development of partnership working.
- Experience of service monitoring and evaluation including data collection, analysing data, monitoring of outcomes and writing reports.
- Experience of working in a regulated environment, managing risk and following case management procedures.
Skills and Attributes
- A participative leadership and management style.
- Effective and anti-oppressive people management and negotiation skills.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Well-developed interpersonal skills.
- Effective people management and negotiation skills.
- Good time management with ability to multi-task.
- Ability to form good working relationships with a wide range of groups and individuals.
- Good analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to write reports, policy and guidance that support service development.
- Ability to analyse data, complete monitoring reports and deliver continuous improvement of data collection practices
- Good organisational and ICT skills including the ability to develop and maintain an efficient case recording and management system including case file monitoring
- High level of self-awareness and commitment to own personal and professional continuous development.
- Commitment to Women and Girls Organisation's vision and values and feminist protocols and ability to make a positive contribution to the organisation
- A commitment to actively challenge racism and all forms of discrimination and oppression and work within the values, ethos and mission and policies of WGN.
- A commitment to delivering meaningful interventions and fostering innovation in working practice.
- A flexible approach to your work, including limited evening work as required by the role.
- Willingness to travel in London when required.
- A commitment to developing your own learning and professional development and willingness and ability to critically develop own practice, particularly as a manager.
- Commitment to challenging social attitudes and structures which result in the prevalence of violence against women and girls.
Due to the nature of the role, we will only accept applications from female candidates (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1).