Head of Training

Closing Date:
July 31, 2017

Welsh Women's Aid


Due to the relocation of our current post-holder, we have an exciting opportunity to lead our national training service, our survivor engagement action research and to further develop our research work.

About Us:


Welsh Women’s Aid National Training Service is a unique national partnership of specialist services delivering Wales-based training, learning and development around all aspects of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. We provide accredited and general training courses delivered by expert and specialist trainers.

Welsh Women’s Aid is also the contracted national provider to deliver the ‘train the trainer’ programme that supports Welsh Government “Ask and Act” policy framework.

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Welsh Women’s Aid National Training Service will be delivering open coursesthroughout 2016/2017. Alternatively we can come to you to deliver training packages in-house, or you may wish to commission a bespoke course tailored to the needs of your agency.

Courses that our National Training Service can deliver cover a range of specialist topics including:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Coercive control
  • Forced marriage
  • Trafficking
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Supporting survivors with mental health, drug and alcohol issues
  • Supporting children and young people
  • Domestic and sexual abuse amongst Black and minority communities
  • Supporting survivors’ needs
  • Vicarious trauma
  • Sexual violence
  • So called ‘honour’ based violence
  • Safeguarding and domestic abuse
  • Domestic and sexual abuse in LGBTQI relationships
  • Working with perpetrators
  • Risk identification and minimisation
  • Workplace responses to employees affected by domestic abuse
  • Understanding and prosecuting cases of strangulation
  • Working with victims and witnesses of trauma
  • Supporting male victims

We deliver the national accredited qualification in preventing and tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence. This is designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge to support survivors and the qualification is accredited by Agored Cymru (QCF, Award, Certificate and Diploma). We also have trained trainers to deliver coercive control training to police forces across Wales, as part of the National College of Policing roll-out of partnership police training.

 Job Role:

Holding overall responsibility for the delivery of training and survivor involvement, this post is a key member of our senior management team. You will lead and manage our in-house trainers and our national survivor participation project, and strategically develop our National Training Service Partnership. You will also develop our research strategy, ensuring the active participation of members, survivors and others, in line with Welsh Women’s Aid business plan.


You will be an exceptional leader with the ability to develop, motivate and manage high performing teams. You will be able to think and plan strategically, have an entrepreneurial and proactive approach, and can influence and negotiate at the highest level. You will have proven management experience, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, and work well with colleagues and other services.

Download the full Job Description and Person Specification here: WWA Head of Training JDPS July 2017 FINAL

Additional Information:

This post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

You can find out more about the Equality Act 2010 here. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance

We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities and particularly welcome applications from Black and minority communities and other under-represented groups. 

Interview dates: week commencing 7th August 2017

To Apply:

Download the Cover Letter and Application Form below

WWA Head of Training July 2017 – Cover letter and information pack

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To apply for this post please email recruitment@welshwomensaid.org.uk or phone 02920 541551.