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Cumbernauld & District Women’s Aid
Location: CaDWA Office, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Permanent, Full-time
Salary: £36,500 to £40,000 – negotiable depending on experience, plus flat rate payment for on-call
Benefits: 43 days holiday (of which 9, including 6 Public Holidays, are fixed),
3% employer’s pension contribution  

Cumbernauld & District Women’s Aid (CaDWA), previously North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid, provides a specialist support service to women, children and young people who are experiencing domestic violence in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth area.

After a phase of development and restructuring led by the Board in late 2022, CaDWA are looking for a new Director to continue this forward. This individual will be tasked with advancing this initiative, offering robust guidance to a dedicated and passionate team, and ensuring exceptional service delivery. Their aim is to empower women, children, and young people to live without the burden of domestic abuse.

The postholder will have a background managing crisis services, ideally with Women’s Aid experience, and will be able to demonstrate a commitment to feminist values. She will work with the Board to develop a strategic plan, identify, and secure ongoing funding and work in partnership with local organisations to support the delivery of North Lanarkshire Council’s strategic objectives addressing gender-based violence.

You should showcase strong motivation and organisational skills, possess leadership capabilities to nurture and enhance a team, and be willing to adjust your schedule to accommodate service requirements. Additionally, you should harbour a deep passion for enhancing the well-being of families affected by abuse.

You must hold or gain within 18 months of appointment at your own expense and in your own time, the appropriate practice and management qualifications to enable registration with the SSSC as the Manager of a Housing Support Service. A full list of the approved practice and management qualifications can be found here. Managers in Housing Support Services – Scottish Social Services Council (  This information should be checked prior to application.

Additional information:

  • CaDWA is funded by the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund.
  • Evenings and weekends as required on a rota basis to provide on-call support to women in our refuge accommodation. An additional payment is made for this.
  • Membership of the PVG Scheme for both Vulnerable Adults and Children is also a requirement for this post.
  • This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.
  • Only women are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010). Cumbernauld & District Women’s Aid welcome applications from women from all sectors of the community

For a confidential discussion about the post please contact Kate Kennedy on 0141 212 7555.

Further information on the post  is available at

To apply please submit your CV and cover letter (in one document) by clicking the Apply button below.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th March