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Director of Criminal Justice services

Job Description

Are you an outstanding leader of services to women affected by the criminal justice system, enabling them to break the cycle of offending?

Who we are

Advance is an award-winning, innovative women’s organisation, celebrating 20 years of providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and to women who committed crime enabling them to break the cycle of offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives, so they can actively participate in the community.  We have expanded our services significantly over the recent years and our 75 staff now reach over 3000 women and children annually.

Through our Criminal Justice services, we aim to divert women from the criminal justice system at the earliest opportunity and prevent families breaking down.Our work is based on a trauma-informed, whole-system approach and we believe it is important that safe, women-only, holistic services are available. Our services, including the Minerva programme, are being expanded across London and include advocacy, specialist support, workshops and group activities delivered by Advance in partnership with other specialist voluntary organisations.

Who you are*

You are an experienced senior manager with a proven track record of leading services for women in the criminal justice system or similar.  You will have relevant experience, enabling you to lead and deliver the existing and new pan-London Minerva programmes, and other work which compliments the mission and values of Advance.  You will be able to build strong relationships with partners and funders and be instrumental in delivering high quality services. 

You will lead the policy development for women in the criminal justice system or similar.  You will contribute to the development of the organisation’s strategic plans to ensure the sustainability, development and delivery of Advance services.  You will work closely with the Advance board and Chief Executive ensuring effective governance and represent the organisation.       

*This post is open to female applicants only (exception based on Schedule 9, Paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010).Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with diverse backgrounds, including those with disabilities, BAME and LBT communities.  

To apply for this role: Download the application form and job description from our website. 

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