Abianda is an innovative, equalities focused organisation, with passionate and committed staff. 

We are currently recruiting for:

Head of Services

We’re looking for a Head of Services with excellent safeguarding experience to lead all our services delivered to young women and girls. 

This is an integral role in the organisation on the senior management team line-managing a small number of senior practitioners. You will have the autonomy to influence cross-organisational policy, quality assurance and systems change to ensure we are delivering services of the highest standard. 

You will have;

  • strong knowledge of contextual safeguarding theory and practice

  • excellent organisational and project management skills

  • a professional background in youth work or VAWG services

  • experience in managing a small team

  • commitment to our equalities work

  • a commitment to participatory practice.

Salary is £40,800 PA, plus contribution to a pension and 28 days holiday a year

This is a full-time role for 24 months. You will be expected to work from the Abianda office on certain days, but some working from home and flexible working provisions can be arranged. 

For more details please download the role description here.

To apply, please email a CV and a supporting statement to sam[at]abianda[dot]com. Your supporting statement should explain why you want to work with Abianda and how you meet each of the requirements in the person specification (no more than 2,000 words). If you prefer you could send us an audio recording or video (max. 10 mins) instead of a supporting statement. Please also download and complete our equal opportunities form (although this is optional).

We will review applications as we receive them, so please apply as soon as possible.  An interview date will be provided shortly.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Please note 

  • Abianda is a women’s only employer, and as such this position is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.  We also welcome applications from non-binary candidates if they believe that their lived experience aligns with that of women and girls.

  • We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, people of colour, people from the LGBTQ+ community and people from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

  • We encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including those who may have had exposure to similar experiences that young women across London are facing.
















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