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WBG Recruiting executive Director

See:  http://wbg.org.uk/recruitment/

Based in London

Salary: £39k pro rata
Hours: 28 hours per week

Applications from candidates wishing to job-share are welcomed
Initial two-year contract subject to successful probationary period
28 days annual leave (pro rata) plus public holidays, Workplace Pension Scheme

Closing date: Monday 28 November

Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 15 December

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Event Reclaim the Night in Dorset 26th November

http://www.fairplaysouthwest.org.uk/events/376-reclaim-the-night-dorset

EHRC Update

Mind the gap

Our Commissioner Caroline Waters recently spoke at The Gender Pay Gap Conference organised by The Fawcett Society

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Women and the EU. Bristol event 10th December 2016

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South West Forum AGM and Seminar December 8th

Where to grow from here?

http://www.fairplaysouthwest.org.uk/events/369-where-to-grow-from-here-8-december-2016

A Britain that works for everyone, 'Social Mobility Hotspots'

Extract from JRF blog by Helen Barnard:

"Our Strategy to Solve UK poverty shows that the policies which could do most to improve the prospects of children and young people, and are currently lacking in many areas include:

  • high quality childcare
  • effective Continuing Professional Development for teachers and attracting the best teachers and leaders to schools struggling to recruit them
  • apprenticeships that are good quality and put young people on a career path to decently paid, secure jobs
  • expert careers advice and strong links to employers, at school and for 16 – 19 year olds in the community."

In this article, JRF also argue:

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Brexit risk to equal pay laws, Women and Equalities Committee told

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37359765

Prof Aileen McColgan said although the UK was a "leader" in areas of equality law, developments on equal pay had been "profoundly driven" by Europe.

Prof Catherine Barnard said that without minimum EU standards to abide by, the government could in future try to "lower" the bar.

The government says Parliament would have to vote to repeal equality laws.

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