Subject: January E-bulletin

Message from Helen's desk
#TimesUpNotts

Sexual harassment at work has to stop. In Hollywood, a collective of women have been raising funds to support the legal cases for less powerful and wealthy women in all industries in the US. MP Jess Phillips has been talking to the Fawcett Society and other groups about whether we can set up something similar in the UK. 
In her article, which can be read here, she says “Women in the UK have made their voices hoarse speaking up in the last few months, we are buggered if people think we are going to stop now. We want action.”

Here in Notts we’ve already taken some action. Misogyny is now recognised by the Police as a hate crime, meaning that women can now report incidents of sexual harassment at work to the Police and they will be investigated. But many women don’t want to involve the Police and wish instead to take preventative action before there is a case to report.

I’m going to host an action planning meeting here at the Women’s Centre Wednesday 7 Feb 6-8pm for women who are interested in helping us establish a #TimesUpNotts network. Come along if
• You have the energy to help get this off the ground
• You have HR knowledge and would like to like to help companies or support individuals
• You work in a company that would like to take some positive action to create a safe workplace
• You are experiencing harassment and need support. We will not be able to provide support at the meeting but we will listen to you and work with you over the next few months to set up a model to link people with sources of support in the city

If you’ve got money to support this initiative we’d love you to come along too!
If you can’t come but want to be part of this network email saferforwomen@nottinghamwomenscentre.com
The same email address can be used for men who would like to get involved too.



We're hiring!

We’re looking forward to welcoming another three amazing women to the Nottingham Women’s Centre team. Could one of them be you?
We offer a generous amount of leave, opportunities for flexible working, personal development and a supportive working environment that includes access to an employee assistance programme. 
Closing date for all posts 12 noon Monday 12th February 2018
These jobs are open to women only (under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9).
Communications and Partnerships Manager30 Hours per week (open to job share) £22,433 (£27,668 FTE)

You’ll be part of our management team leading on our communications work to enable us to further raise our profile and support partners work. You should have experience of managing staff or volunteers and have a successful track record in communications work.
Interviews Friday 2nd March
Download the application form, job description, person specification and guidance notes here.

Finance Manager, 18 Hours per week £13,048 (£26,822 FTE)

You’ll be part of our management team leading on finance keeping on top of our income and expenditure to ensure the Centre’s activities can run smoothly. You should have knowledge of financial accounting systems and basic booking-keeping principles and be able to prepare financial reports.
Download the application form, job description, person specification and guidance notes here.

Administrator (Finance), 30 Hours per week (Open to job share) £13,371 (£16,491 FTE)

You’ll be part of our admin team providing a front line reception service and supporting the Finance Manager with admin support. You should have admin experience and be confident with figures and be able to cope with competing demands while remaining calm and welcoming.
Links to download the application form, job description, person specification and guidance notes will be posted here on our website later this week.


News Round Up
Vote 100 Nottingham
Nottingham has been chosen along with 6 other 'Centenary Cities' to receive funding from the government to host exciting projects throughout 2018 that will celebrate the 100 year anniversary since women first got the vote. There will be events and projects throughout the year so keep your eyes peeled on the Vote100 Nottingham Facebook page!

Have you got an opinion on the misogyny hate crime policy in Notts?
January 2018 will see the launch of a major piece of research, commissioned by Nottingham Women’s Centre and funded by Nottinghamshire PCC, to evaluate the success of the misogyny hate crime policy in Nottinghamshire. 
To help us carry this out we need as many people as possible to take part in focus groups and to fill out an anonymous online survey which will go live on our website next week.
Please register your interest in the focus groups or tell us about an incident you have reported by contacting saferforwomen@nottinghamwomenscentre.com.
Full details are available here.



Meet the Team

In every edition of of our e-bulletin, we introduce you to a member of the Nottingham Women's Centre team and this time, it's the turn of Karen, our Operations Manager. Meet Karen.


Events and Dates for your Diary
Get creative!
We are excited to be sharing an International Women’s Day banner making competition to find the winning design for a banner to celebrate the amazing women of Nottingham at this years events. 
Entries can be done in any medium, not necessarily using a computer so it's a great chance to get creative! The deadline is 28th January and full details can be found here.
Funding for Gender and Sexual Orientation Partnerships
We're looking for voluntary and community groups in Nottingham
to become our new Project Partners. If you have not been a project partner with us in 2016-2018 and fit the criteria we'd love to hear from you. We also encourage recipients of our small grant funding to apply. The deadline is Friday 16th February, please check here for full details.


International Women’s Day 2018!
This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is on March 8th, only two months away! We are busy preparing a calendar of events for across the City to showcase the amazing range of activities and events in Nottingham. To find out more or share information about your event please email IWD@nottinghamwomenscentre.com 
We may have some small grants available for events and activities marking this year’s IWD so please also email us for more information about this.
Grant Funding for Women’s Centenary Fund
The government Equalities Office has released grant funding to support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. For more information visit https://www.womensvotecentenaryfund.co.uk/

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