IMECE Women’s Centre is a user-led women only centre working to improve quality of life and empower Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee women (BAMER), in particular women of Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot (TKTC) origins who live in London.

We are looking for enthusiastic and innovative women workers to join our VAWG (Violence against Women and Girls), Advice and Counselling teams under different posts.

Applicants will be fluent in Turkish and English (Kurdish highly desirable).

For an application pack, email to Please clearly stated the job title you wish to apply in your email.

Open to women only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1) Section 7(2) e of the 1975 Sex Discrimination Act and Section 5(2) d of the 1976 Race Relations Act applies)


IMECE Women Centre is looking to recruit;

  • VAWG Advice Worker Full time
  • VAWG Advice Worker – 28 hours per week.
  • Part-time Senior Counsellor

Please see below for details of each role.


Full–time Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advice Worker

Fixed term until March 2017

Salary: £23,337

Imece Women’s Centre is a women only organisation supporting women Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women, particularly Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriot women to improve quality of their lives. This post to improve women’s access to generic and specialist domestic violence support services across London Boroughs. Post holder is expected to provide one to one crises intervention support service to survivors of abuse and some time-limited case work. The post holder is also expected to organise and facilitate workshops and discussion sessions with English and Turkish speaking women.


Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Adviser

Fixed term until March 2017

Salary: £24,900 – pro rata for 28 per week 

We are looking to recruit a VAWG worker to provide specialist services on Harmful Practices; “Honour” Based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation, Forced marriage, Dowry related violence and any other harmful practices. . Candidates must have experience in delivering VAW&G training, providing specialist VAW&G case work support and have good understanding frontline and strategic work about Harmful Practices for setting best practice guidance.


Vacancy for Part-time Senior Counsellor

Fix term contract until 31 March 2017, 14 hours per week, £27, 500 pro rata.

Closing date for application: 6 May 2016

We are looking for a Senior Counsellor for our specialist Violence Against Women and Girls Counselling Service.

IMECE Women’s Centre is women only centre aiming to improve the quality of lives of women from Black Ethnic Minority backgrounds, particularly from Turkish/ Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities by providing a wide range of services including individual counselling and group works.

We provide short-term specialist counselling for women who are traumatized as a result of being subject to domestic violence, forced marriage and honour based violence. Working in a confidential setting, our counsellors facilitate women’s exploration of their feelings, past and present traumatic experiences and issues affecting their wellbeing. We assist women to build their self-confidence to actualise their aspirations.

Job summary

The post holder will have the clinical responsibility to ensure the systematic provision of a high quality specialist counselling service within the IMECE Women’s Centre. You will be responsible for maintaining and managing the waiting list, for providing specialist individual counselling and group work to clients referred to the IMECE Counselling Service. You will supervise the volunteers.

The post holder will manage the caseload of clients receiving ongoing counselling following domestic violence, honour based violence and force marriage. You will exercise full responsibility and autonomy for the treatment and discharge of clients from the counselling service, ensuring appropriate assessment and interventions, communicating with the referral agent and others involved with clients’ care including the Domestic Violence Advisors, GP’s, mental health organisations or hospitals on a regular basis.

You will be working closely with the IMECE Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Team and you will contribute to the development of the IMECE Services and participate in setting standards, quality monitoring and audit, training, and carrying out liaison work with agencies. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work as part of the organisation are essential. A willingness to rise to the challenges presented by this area of work and a commitment to providing an excellent service to survivors of violence are necessary.

The post holder should have appropriate counselling qualifications at a minimum of diploma level, and accredited with the British Association of Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or an equivalent psychological therapies professional accreditation/registration and have a minimum of 1 year post accreditation experience. Experience of working with clients who have experienced domestic violence and trauma are essential.

For an application pack please e-mail , clearly stating in the subject area “Application for Senior Counselling post”

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. Curriculum Vitae is not accepted, Application Forms only.

Open to women only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)



Closing date for application for all positions: 5 pm on Friday, 6th May 2016

Interviews will be held in week commencing 16th May 2016


For an application pack please email to Please specify the job title when requesting applications pack. Please do not send your CV.

IMECE is an equal opportunity employer. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010).