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At The Women’s Organisation, we know that the driving force behind our success is the hard work and dedication of our superb team. We’re always on the look out for new faces who can bring new experience and expertise to enhance our efforts. If you would like to help us out, there are lots of ways that you can get involved:

  • Work for us – see below for details of our latest vacancies and tender opportunities
  • Become an expert or associate – share your skills and business experience with our clients
  • Volunteer – help us to raise the essential funds we need to deliver our services
  • Join the board – add to the diversity and dedication of our board members
  • Offer a masterclass – if you have a specific skill that would help our women, pass it on at our Business Club or masterclass sessions.

 

Current Vacancies

 

Business Support Officer

£ 20,000 to £23,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

 

The Women’s Organisation is an innovative, social enterprise that provides quality enterprise and employment services and influences policy in order to improve the economic position of women.

 

We are pleased to be expanding our team and are seeking to recruit a Business Support Officer to support the high-quality delivery of women’s economic development services throughout the Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester.

If you have the relevant experience and skills to support a busy team, willingness to learn and would like to work with an award winning women’s economic development organisation please follow the links below to download an application pack or contact our team via info@thewo.org.uk if you require assistance or a copy of the application in Microsoft Word format:

Business Support Officer job description
The Women's Organisation's Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form

 

Why The Women’s Organisation?

The Women’s Organisation is a dynamic, growing and award winning social enterprise. As well as a commitment to our clients, we are committed to providing a stimulating working environment that allows our team to grow and develop. With that in mind we offer a number of additional employee benefits to our team including:

  • Structured and personalised learning and development plan
  • Flexible working practices
  • Employers pension contribution up to 3%
  • Access to Medicash scheme
  • Support to apply for a Costco card

Completed applications should be returned FAO Lisa Sayonas, The Women’s Organisation, 54 St James Street, Liverpool, L1 0AB or via info@thewo.org.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon, Wednesday 18th March 2020, with interviews planned for Wednesday 26th March 2020.

The Women’s Organisation is an equal opportunities employer, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community particularly disabled women and women from black and minority ethnic communities.

This post is part funded by European Structural and Investment Funds.  

 

 

Tender or Partnership Opportunities

Enterprise Hub 2 Summative Assessment

Enterprise Hub Phase 2 (EH2) are seeking delivery sub–contractor/s, including sole traders, SMEs and companies, to provide evaluation services for the programme leading to a Summative Assessment report.

The total budget for the summative assessment role will be up to £50,000 including all expenses and travel costs and we anticipate one contract will be allocated up to this maximum.

The EH2 is a comprehensive entrepreneurship promotion and business support programme running from 1st December 2018 to 30th November 2021; designed to increase entrepreneurship, new business creation and early stage business sustainability and growth in the Liverpool City Region (LCR). It provides services to individuals across the LCR area who are considering, or in the process of, starting a business. It will also provide support to existing businesses (up to 42 months) to improve their sustainability and performance.

EH2 provides a single gateway / no wrong door for enterprise start-up in LCR and will be integrated with the ‘One Front Door’ approach being developed by the Combined Authority. It provides a unified brand, simplified access point and comprehensive route to engage with start up support. Over its lifetime, the programme will:

  • engage over 2,500 people
  • provide intensive support to over 1,250 LCR residents and businesses
  • start 337 new businesses
  • create 420 new jobs.

EH2 is a transformational approach to encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship and business creation and early stage growth across the Liverpool City Region.  It is made up of a consortium of partner organisations across the Liverpool City Region led by The Women’s Organisation offering a coordinated package of business support.

Deadline for responses: 5pm: Thursday 19th March 2020

Download the Tender Brief and Response Document here

 

Excelerate Labs 2 Summative Assessment

Excelerate Labs 2 (EL2) are seeking delivery sub–contractor/s, including sole traders, SMEs and companies, to provide evaluation services for the programme leading to a Summative Assessment report.

The total budget for the summative assessment role will be up to £15,000 including all expenses and travel costs and we anticipate one contract will be allocated up to this maximum.

Excelerate Labs 2 (EL2) is a new business support project active from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2022, working across the Greater Manchester City Region, with a range of pre-start, start and growth businesses, particularily targeting female led, young entrepreneurs, social enterprises and businesses who have not traditionally accessed mainstream support.   

EL2 aims to enage with over 1000 individuals; help to create 85 enterprises and support 105 growth businesses. It will help create 50 jobs between April 2019 and March 2022, with 315 jobs as the overall impact by 2025.

The EL2 EL2 is made up of partnership of organisations led by The Women’s Organisation offering a coordinated package of business support covering the entire Greater Manchester City Region and services will be implemented across the following 4 cluster areas to align the current GM Combined Authority approach:

  • Manchester 
  • Salford, Trafford and Stockport
  • Wigan Bolton and Bury
  • Rochdale,Oldham and Tameside

Deadline for responses: 5pm: Thursday 19th March 2020

download the tender brief and response document here

 

 

Interested in joining our team?

More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
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