Staff Development Team Leader – FTC 12 months

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Salary: £34,002 per annum, pro-rated to £27,201.60 based on working 30 hours per week

Location: Head Office – Camden, London, UK

Hours:  30 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months

Closing Date: Midday on Monday 27th November 2023

Virtual Interview Date: Tuesday 5th December 2023


Are you looking for a rewarding role working for an intersectional feminist organisation? If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you to join our team as Staff Development Team Leader at Solace Women’s Aid.

We exist to end the harm done through gender-based violence. Our aim is to work to prevent violence and abuse, as well as providing services to meet the individual needs of survivors, particularly women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives, free from abuse.

Our core values reflect our history and were developed in consultation with staff and service users. Feminism and intersectionality are key to our work and we are committed to the principles of being survivor-led, trauma-informed, empowering, diverse, anti-racist and anti-discriminatory.


About the Role


As the Staff development Team Leader, you will be an integral part of building a staff team that feels prepared and skilled to meet the needs of our service users by overseeing the below areas


Staff inductions

  • Deliver a thorough package of workshops for new starters


Continual learning

-You will identify gaps in knowledge and create/review training packages alongside the    team.

  • Oversee the delivery of DAPA (accredited domestic abuse prevention award)
  • Over see Lunch and Learns
  • Find opportunities for additional learning and improvement


Line Management

  • Line manage up to 4 staff members including regular supervision
  • Ensure the team are meeting targets
  • Work within Solace’s financial procedures
  • Assist with arranging and facilitating regular team and case review meetings
  • Ensure compliance with SWA policies and procedures
  • Champion Solace’s Equality and Diversity and ensuring human rights and equality is the centre of your work
  • Be a voice for service user feedback, delivery and shape future development.


About You

If you demonstrate commitment, innovation, passion, non-judgemental attitude and collaboration, you’ll thrive in our diverse feminist team of professional women.

You will need to be comfortable with working independently, training delivery and creation and project management skills.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of working with people affected by domestic and sexual abuse including knowledge of risk management, impact and barriers, knowledge of options for survivors of DVA & multi- agency working.
  • Experience researching, creating and delivering trainings and programmes
  • Experience of staff management including supervision, performance management and development of practice
  • Sound knowledge of safeguarding for adults and children
  • Ability to provide strong leadership and management within an equalities framework
  • Ability to multi-task and display effective time management skills
  • Ability to work within organisational financial procedures and monitor budgets


We understand that you may not have all the knowledge, experience, and skills mentioned in the Job Profile Document. However, your interpersonal skills, passion to have a positive impact, commitment to our purpose, and ability to learn quickly and collaborate effectively will be equally important. If you wish to learn more about the role or if you are unsure about whether to apply, we encourage you to contact our recruitment team at


What we can offer you

We provide a comprehensive benefits package to all our employees, including:

  • Flexible working
  • Focus on learning and development (internal career progression and training)
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Employer pension contribution
  • Family-friendly leave and enhanced maternity pay
  • Inclusion Networks
  • Daily clinical debriefing
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flow & Restore yoga classes
  • Meditation sessions
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

How to apply

Please submit your CV and Supporting Statement through the recruitment portal. When applying for this role, kindly highlight in your Supporting Statement how your values, knowledge, transferrable skills, and experience align with each point within the following sections of the Job Profile Document:

  • Values, Behaviours & Competencies
  • Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equity, and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, abilities, perspectives, and lived experiences. We have policies and processes in place to ensure that all employees are offered an equal opportunity in recruitment and selection, promotion, training, pay, and benefits. Our Inclusion Networks support staff with protected characteristics and offer inclusive spaces to connect.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process. We anticipate and provide reasonable adjustments as needed and support employees who acquire a disability or long-term health condition, enabling them to stay in work. If you require any support to apply for this role, please email us at

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

As part of safer recruitment practices, we carry out pre-employment checks including references, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and right to work in the UK checks.

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