What Is a VAWG Coordinator?


You Will Learn.

  • What a VAWG Coordinator is. 
  • What the responsibilities of a VAWG Coordinator are.
  • What qualifications a VAWG Coordinator needs.
  • Average salary of a VAWG Coordinator.
  • What skills a VAWG Coordinator needs.  
  • Who employs a VAWG Coordinator.
  • Where the latest VAWG Coordinator jobs are and how to apply for them.
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What Is a VAWG Coordinator?

A Violence Against Women and Girls (WAWG) Coordinator is a professional who works to prevent and address violence against women and girls in a specific community or region.

They coordinate the development and delivery of high-quality support alongside a wide range of professionals and agencies, including the police and health trusts, to help victims live their lives free of violence.

What Are the Responsibilities of a VAWG Coordinator?

While working as a VAWG Coordinator, you will be required to: 

  • Offer practical and emotional support to women and girls experiencing violence.
  • Carry out risk assessments.
  • Update and maintain accurate records.
  • Manage caseloads.
  • Promote diversity and equality in all areas of work.
  • Be fully compliant with all health and safety regulations.
  • Attend meeting and training courses when requested.
  • Provide counselling sessions to victims and their families.
  • Adhere to data protection guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective VAWG partnership structures.
  • Liaise with social services and other agencies when required.
  • Raise awareness, create and deliver workshops around violence against women and girls.
  • Identify current research, policies and best practices.
  • Work with the VAWG strategic lead to deliver VAWG strategy.
  • Help deliver the VAWG strategy to budget.
  • Engage community groups and local residents.

Frequently Asked Questions

The qualifications needed to be a Violence Against Women and Girls Coordinator may vary depending on employer and job requirements; many employers will ask for a degree in public health, social work, psychology or related fields. 

Experience with working closely with victims against gender based violence or domestic abuse may also be required depending on the employer. 

Understanding of the legal and policy frameworks that govern gender-based violence prevention and response may also aid your application.

The salary of a VAWG (Violence Against Women and Girls) Coordinator is around £30,000 to £40,000 per year. However, this can vary depending on several factors such as the location, level of experience, and the specific employer. 

Some Local Authorities or organisations may have slightly different job titles or job descriptions for this role.

A VAWG Coordinator is typically employed by organisations and agencies that work to address violence against women and girls. 

They are usually based within the public health sector, employed by local councils and work with key partners across the council services to deliver the VAWG strategy. 

Non-governmental organisations that would employ a VAWG coordinator include charities focused on women rights and gender based violence protection.

What Skills Does a VAWG Coordinator Need?

Key skills of a VAWG Coordinator include: 

  • Approachable and sensitive nature. 
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Work well as part of a team and ability to motivate team members.
  • Knowledge of legislation related to VAWG.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Knowledge of services available related to VAWG.
  • Passionate and committed to ending violence against women and girls.
  • Organised.
  • Leadership and management skills. 
  • Engaging.
  • Confidence with working with other agencies and senior leadership teams. 
  • Ability to delegate tasks.
  • Networking skills.
  • Active listener.
  • Non judgemental manner. 

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