Could you be the next Director of YWCA Scotland? 

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The Young Women’s Movement has some exciting news to share… We are looking for a new Director to lead our movement in 2018. 

Our current Director Kara Brown will be taking on a new role for the World YWCA as the team starts to implement the Envisioning 2035 strategy to reach 100 million women and girls by 2035. We are looking forward to working towards this global young women’s leadership strategy ‘for and by young women’ together with over 100 other national YWCAs. We’re also excited to recruit a dynamic, passionate feminist to lead our new Scottish strategy forward. 

It has been a real privilege working for YWCA Scotland over the past four years. I have seen the organisation grow, adapt and evolve into a vibrant and diverse movement of over 1,500 women and girls. I have thoroughly enjoyed creating much-needed safe spaces for self-identifying women to discuss equality and lead the change they want to see. I can’t wait to continue to work with YWCA Scotland and the next Director in my new role. My message to others who read the job advert and are not sure whether they have what it takes – believe in yourself. If it excites you, if it makes you want to get out of bed every day and make the world a better place for women and girls, go for it. We want to hear from you.Kara Brown, Director 2016-18 


Why Apply? 

  • Shape the direction of women’s leadership & gender equality in Scotland (and globally as part of the world’s largest women’s movement) 
  • Exciting opportunity for personal development 
  • Help raise awareness of issues that affect young women 
  • Maintain the 160-year legacy of creating safe spaces for women and girls 
  • Bring your unique qualities and skills to a movement that shares your values 
  • Be a positive role model for aspiring young women leaders 


How to Apply 

Download the Job Description
Download the equalities form

Send your CV, cover letter (1-2 A4 pages) & completed equalities form to

Apply by 5pm on 13 November 2017, with interviews on Wednesday 22 November and Thursday 23 November. Interviews will be in two stages, over one morning or afternoon. Candidates will first be interviewed by a panel of young women members and then by a panel of staff and Trustees. 

We encourage everyone interested to apply and we especially encourage applications from young women under 35 with a diverse range of life experiences. All office, meeting and interview venues are fully accessible. We want every employee and volunteer to feel welcome, included and supported. 

All images & GIFs featured in this post are by the fabulous Libby Vanderploeg.

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