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London (Hackney) - Floating Support Worker

London - Fundraiser


London (Barnet) - Client Support Worker


Rochdale & Bury - Male Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Wigan - Community Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Cheshire West and Chester - Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Cheshire West and Chester - Assistant Domestic Abuse Support Worker


London (Central) - Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers
 

Derbyshire - Business and Operations Officer


London (Kensington & Chelsea and Camden) -  Sessional Counsellor

London (Westminster) - Evening Sessional Counsellor

London (Islington) - Sessional Counsellor


Thanet - People Systems Manager


Exeter, East and Mid Devon - Specialist Court IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)


Selby - Outreach Worker 

York - Children’s Worker

York and Harrogate - Night shift workers and weekend cover


Redbridge - Refuge Children's Support Worker
 

Derby - Eastern European Outreach Worker


Lewisham - Caseworker

Leicester - Sexual Violence Outreach Worker

High Peak Derbyshire - Concierge Night Staff


London - Service Manager

London - Domestic Violence Caseworker

Thanet - Children's Support Worker

Luton - Chairperson and Trustee(s)


Manchester - IRIS Advocate Educator 

Manchester - IRIS Business Support Officer


London - National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers




 

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REFUGE

Refuge are the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,000 women, children and men in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

 

FLOATING SUPPORT WORKER            REF: 023 FSWH

£21,000 per annum

Fixed term 12 month contract

37.5 hours  

Hackney

 

This is an exciting and challenging role as you will provide a high quality professional support service to women and children affected by domestic violence who need to maintain either current or alternative safe accommodation.  You will be responsible for conducting key work sessions on a regular basis and ensuring that casework records are kept up to date.  

With significant experience of providing direct support to those who have experienced domestic violence, you will have a good standard of education and have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, including the ability to listen actively and match communication to the needs of the recipient. You will have evidence of strong casework management skills and an understanding of the importance of maintaining clear professional boundaries. It is essential you have direct experience of providing support to women and an understanding of current welfare rights/civil/criminal legislation relating to domestic violence.  

Knowledge of the dynamics and impact of domestic violence and how best to support survivors, including addressing homelessness among women and children is essential to ensure our clients receive an excellent level of service. You must also be able to speak at least one South Asian or South East Asian language.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. 

Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.  

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date:  17 April 2015     Interview date:   28 April 2015

 

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down. 

 

 


Respect Fundraiser

Respect is a membership organisation.  We develop, deliver and support effective services for:

  • male and female perpetrators of domestic violence
  • young people who use violence and abuse at home and in relationships
  • men who are victims of domestic violence 

We are looking for an experienced part-time (14 hours a week) Fundraiser to lead, manage and generate funding. The post holder will work with the CEO and Development Director to increase Respect’s core and 2nd tier funding.  S/he will be responsible for a range of fundraising activities including:

• Review, develop, implement and monitor Respect’s fundraising strategy and operational plan

• Develop and manage Respect’s grant making trust fundraising activities, including:

o   Carry out extensive research on potential funders

o   Develop appropriate fundraising tools, such as cases for support and impact reports

o   Liaise with other staff to ensure Respect’s website is fit for purpose for fundraising

o   Write a range of fundraising plans, applications and proposals

• Develop and manage Respect’s public and corporate donations activities

 

Location:  London

Job type:  Permanent, 14 hours a week.

Salary:  Respect scale related to NJC point 36-42 (£34,319-£39,903 inc. ILW)

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 5 May, 5pm

Interviews on: Wednesday 13 May

 

For a full Job Description/Person Specification and an application form visit: http://respect.uk.net/jobs/ (CV’s are not accepted).

 


JEWISH WOMEN'S AID

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only charity in the UK working with Jewish women, and their children, affected by domestic violence. We run a refuge, client support service, counselling, children’s service, helpline and education, training and awareness raising programmes.

 

We are currently looking to recruit a:

CLIENT SUPPORT WORKER

28 hours per week

from £20,056 pro rata (FTE £25,070) depending on experience

 

JWA’s client support service provides a vital lifeline for women experiencing physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. The team offers practical and emotional support including: risk and needs assessment, key work, safety planning and benefits. They also assist women to access counselling and legal advice.  

The client support team is based in Barnet, with outreach work across London and surrounding areas. It is envisaged that this post will expand JWA’s outreach work. 

You’ll be enthusiastic, empathic and creative, and able to work with people under stress. You will already have experience of working with vulnerable groups, ideally with women. Experience of domestic violence casework, and knowledge of the Jewish community is also essential.

 

Please go to www.jwa.org.uk for full details and to download an application pack and form, or contact Suzi or Caroline, Office Managers on info@jwa.org.uk or 020 8445 8060.

 

Closing date: 20th April 2015.

Interviews: 5th May 2015.

 

This post is advertised in accordance with section 7.2 (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act. Only women need apply. Registered charity number: 1047045


Women’s Housing Action Group (WHAG)

Whag is a charity working in the North West with vulnerable homeless women and women and men fleeing and experiencing domestic abuse. We work with our clients to make them aware of their choices, empower them and give them opportunities to make changes and the strength to move forward.

We are looking for energetic and organised co-workers who are passionate about making a difference to women and men who are experiencing and fleeing Domestic Abuse. We are looking for new members who will play key roles in supporting our clients. The role requires a rare combination of strengths in organisation, relationship building and practical judgement. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and innovative organisation. 

 

We currently have opportunities in:-

 

Rochdale and Bury 

 

Male Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Salary Point 22: £19,621 (Pro Rata). 28.8 hours per week. To work across both boroughs. This post is currently funded to 31st March 2016 however we will seek funding to continue this post 

Closing Date: 14th April at 10.00am

Interview Date: 22nd April 

 

Wigan 

 

Community Domestic Abuse Support Worker

We actively encourage male applications for this post 

Salary Point 22: £19,621. 36 hours per week.

Closing Date: 15th April at 10.00am

Interview Date: 23rd April 

 

Cheshire West and Chester 

 

Domestic Abuse Support Worker

We actively encourage male applications for this post 

Salary Point 22: £19,621. (Pro Rata) 21.6 hours per week initial 12 month contract 

Closing Date: 22nd April at 10.00am

Interview Date: 30th April 

 

Assistant Domestic Abuse Support Worker (Nights) 

As this post is predominately female accommodation section (s7 (2) (d)) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies

Salary Point 17 £16,830 (Pro Rata) 22 hours plus sleep in payment £28.44 

Wednesday 4.30pm- Thursday 9am & Saturday 3pm- Sunday 3.30pm. (Sleep 11pm- 8am)                  

Closing Date: 22nd April at 10.00am

Interview Date: 30th April 

 

For an application pack please email Kathryn.harrop@whag.info or download from www.whag.info

 

Applications to be returned to Kathryn.harrop@whag.info

 

 


Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service  

Job Title: Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworkers 

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week

Outline of Role: Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service CIC employs a number of Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworks (ISACs) who offer support for high risk victims who have been the subject of stalking, support them through the criminal justice system and offer relevant advice and assistance. The ISACs will be responsible for providing an efficient, effective service to high risk victims of stalking across England and Wales. This will include working directly with victims, risk assessing new cases and ensuring that the victim’s voice is heard locally and at appropriate risk management meetings. The role will also include working with professionals and local agencies to ensure a coordinated community response to high risk victims of stalking, offering an assessment of risk to the victim and delivering a service that is appropriate to that level of risk and working with other agencies to ensure that they play their part in keeping the victims of stalking safe.

 

This post is based in Central London.

Closing Date: 29/03/2015

 

How to Apply:   

For more details on how to apply visit the Paladin website at http://paladinservice.co.uk/working-for-paladin/

 


Crossroads Derbyshire

Crossroads Derbyshire (formerly High Peak Women’s Aid) is a dynamic and evolving voluntary sector agency, providing Domestic Abuse services to adults and children.

We are now seeking to appoint a Business and Operations Officer

To develop funding streams and meet outcomes for our future sustainability.

Salary Scale:

Point 30-31-£25,727 to £26,539

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of the post.

(The post is initially funded until March 31st 2016 but subject to new applications  this may be extended)

The post is open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)

 

For information pack email gwa@f2s.com 

Closing date for completed applications is 5pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Interviews will take place Friday 30th April 2015

 

HPWA Registered Charity No 1134679      Company Limited By Guarantee N0 07164749

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Women’s Aid are recruiting to our North London Rape Crisis Service. We are looking for specialist Sexual Violence counsellors with experience in working with trauma.  

North London Rape Crisis service is a Specialist Sexual Violence Service that supports women who have been affected by sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse.  We are a member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and the Ascent Counselling Consortium in London. 

We work in a women- centred way offering short and long term counselling in order to empower women to heal and recover from the trauma of sexual violence. The service is delivered across 7 North London Boroughs.

 

Closing Date for applications: Wednesday 8th April 2015 at 12 noon

Interviews for positions: Week commencing 13th April 2015

 

We are currently recruiting into a number of positions in the service:

 Sessional Counsellor vacancy in Kensington & Chelsea and Camden - 15 hours per week

You will be working in Camden and Kensington and Chelsea providing 5 client sessions per day, including counselling and clinical assessment. This role includes undertaking all the associated administration tasks, attending monthly clinical team meetings at our head office in Islington and attending clinical supervision provided by Rape Crisis. 

You will provide specialist sexual violence counselling to women from an empowerment perspective using the person centred approach and adhere to the BACP code of practice. You will be paid £130 per day, be provided with clinical supervision and have access to our in-house Counselling CPD Program.

 

• Evening Sessional Counsellor in Westminster - 7.5 hours per week

You will be working in Westminster providing 5 client sessions over 2 evenings. This role includes undertaking all the associated administration tasks, attending monthly clinical team meetings at our head office in Islington and attending clinical supervision provided by Rape Crisis. 

You will provide specialist sexual violence counselling to women from an empowerment perspective using the person centred approach and adhere to the BACP code of practice. You will be paid £130 per day 7.5 hours, be provided with clinical supervision and have access to our in-house Counselling CPD Program.

 

• Sessional counsellor for supportive partners (both male and female), friends and family members of survivors of sexual violence  - 7.5 hours per week

 

You will be working in Islington providing short term counselling (up to 6 sessions) to 5 clients per day, including clinical assessment. This role includes undertaking all the associated administration tasks, attending monthly clinical team meetings at our head office in Islington and attending clinical supervision provided by Rape Crisis. 

You will provide specialist sexual violence counselling to women (and supportive male partners) from an empowerment perspective using the person centred approach and adhere to the BACP code of practice. 

You will be paid £130 per day, be provided with clinical supervision and have access to our in-house Counselling CPD Program. Ideally you would work a mid-morning – early evening day i.e 11am – 7pm.

 

All Job Descriptions, Person Specifications and Application packs can be found at: 

http://www.solacewomensaid.org/about-us/work-with-us/ 

 


Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

 

People Systems Manager

Salary: £35,534 

Hours: 35 per week

Contract type: 1 year fixed term

Closing date for applications: 5 pm Wednesday 15th April 

Interview and selection exercises to be held: Week commencing 27th April

Other: 

 

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service are currently recruiting to the post of People systems Manager based in Thanet. The purpose of this role is to ensure that the human and physical resource systems of Oasis are delivered effectively, managed and developed for growth and a fit for purpose organisation. You will act in support of statutory, strategic and operational responsibilities, enabling staff performance and learning to be highly effective with supportive, straightforward systems. Oasis works with a competency framework, a summary of which is provided below. You will be an experienced HR generalist with excellent systems thinking who can prepare the organization for growth and development. 

To apply for this post please go to:- https://www.oasisdaservice.org/pages/faqs/category/jobs

 


STOP ABUSE FOR EVERYONE

Specialist Court IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

 

36.25hrs - SCP 24 – 28 (£ 21,299 – £ 24,208)

Fix term contract for 12 months.

 

The post holder will work alongside the police within the Public Protection Unit to provide a high quality frontline service to victims of domestic violence whose cases are being dealt with through the Specialist Domestic Violence Court (SDVC) across Exeter, East and Mid Devon.

The IDVA takes a lead role within a multi-agency service framework to ensure the safety of victims within and outside of the criminal court process.  

 

Candidates must have a thorough understanding of domestic violence dynamics and experience of crisis work and safety planning with domestic abuse victims.  They must also have a good working knowledge of criminal and civil justice systems and practice in relation to domestic violence and understand the fundamentals of risk assessment and risk management.

Stop Abuse For Everyone is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all vulnerable adults and children and young people and all posts are offered subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

To receive an application pack, please e-mail finance@safe-services.org.uk or download an application pack from the Vacancies Page on our website: www.safe-services.org.uk.  

 

Closing date: 6th April 12n         Interviews: 15th April

 

SAFE is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

 


 

   

IDAS Career Opportunities

IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) is a specialist agency working across York and North Yorkshire with people affected by or escaping domestic abuse and / or sexual violence. We are now looking for committed and enthusiastic people for the following roles:

 

Outreach Worker – 20 hours (Maternity Cover)

Selby

£20,253 pro rata

 

Children’s Worker – 18.5 hours (Permanent)

York refuge

£19,048 - £22,212 pro rata

For both positions you should have a good knowledge of the impacts of domestic abuse, excellent communication skills and be open, approachable and friendly.

 

Due to an increase in core funding we are also seeking the following to provide 24 hour support in our refuges.   

 

Night shift workers and weekend cover (Various shifts)

York and Harrogate refuges

 

£8 p/h waking cover

£6.70 p/h sleep over rate

 

Various shifts are available and no previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.   

The Night Shift Worker posts are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)

 

For more information or an application pack please visit our website at www.idas.org.uk or email info@idas.org.uk

 

Closing date: 12 noon on the 7th April, interviews 17th and 28th April

 

 


 

REDBRIDGE ACTION AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE (RAADA)

 

Fixed term for 6 months (possibility of extension subject to funding)

 

REFUGE CHILDREN’S SUPPORT WORKER

Hours:  17.5 hours per week (hours not fixed)

Scale SO1 – pro rata to £26064-27672 per annum [currently]

 

Job Purpose

To provide activities and casework support to meet each child’s emotional, physical, social, communicative and intellectual needs and to promote and develop children’s self-esteem, confidence and positive self-identity.

To respond flexibly to needs identified in conjunction with mothers, children, other refuge workers and external agencies

To raise clients awareness of issues relating to children and domestic abuse.

 

The successful applicant will require:

1. A relevant qualification for working with children.

2. The equivalent of 1 year’s full time experience, in a formal setting, of devising and delivering programmes of activity and support for children aged between 1 and 16 years of age who have experienced direct or indirect abuse. 

 

To apply for a copy of the job description and person specification please email: admin@rwg.org

Closing date for completed applications is: 12 noon on 9th April 2015

We are an Equal Opportunities organisation. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  Women only need apply.

 




Refuge are the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,000 women, children and men in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


Eastern European Community Outreach Worker            REF:  EEWD 010
37.5 hours per week
Fixed term 12 month contract                                                      
Salary: £22,900 - £24,800 per annum
Derby


As Eastern European specialist outreach worker, you will be responsible for providing high quality personal welfare support to Eastern European survivors of domestic violence and their children in Derby City. You will have a key role in reaching out to the Roma community and will provide information, advocacy and support to victims, both on the phone and face-to-face. The role involves empowering survivors to make decisions, increase their options, confidence and safety.
The successful candidate will have evidence of strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of barriers to justice faced by women from Eastern European backgrounds. Direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. The ability to speak both English and either Polish, Romanian or Romani is essential.
Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.

Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
 
To apply please visit Refuge’s website for further details and an application form
www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge
 

Closing date: 10 April 2015                           Interview date:  24 April 2015

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.


This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
 

 


 


Refuge are the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,000 women, children and men in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


CASEWORKER                            REF: 020 CWL
c£21,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week                        
Lewisham


As caseworker, you will be responsible for providing high quality welfare support services to survivors of gender based violence living in the community as well as women living in our refuges, including those at the point of crisis. You will conduct key work sessions on a regular basis and develop support plans.  You will also provide advocacy and support and empower survivors to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and their safety.  

The successful candidate will have evidence of strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Direct experience of providing emotional practical and welfare support is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to gender based violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. The ability to work as part of an on-call rota is also essential.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.  

Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.
 
To apply please visit Refuge’s website for further details and an application form
www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge
 

Closing date: 3 April 2015                     Interview date: 15 April 2015

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.


This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.

 

 



FreeVA provides services to people who have been/are affected by domestic and sexual violence.

We are now recruiting for a Sexual Violence Outreach Worker

18.5 hours per week

£17, 802 - Scale 4 (pro-rata)


This post is on a Fixed Term Contract until 30th September 2015 (possible renewal thereafter dependent on funding)

We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to join our sexual violence services team. The ideal candidate will have significant experience of supporting victims of sexual violence.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, providing a vital service to our most vulnerable victims.

For an application form or further details, please visit our website www.freeva.org.uk  or contact the administrator on (0116) 2550003 or email admin@freeva.org.uk

CV’s will not be accepted and the post-holder will be subject to an enhanced CRB.

Closing date: Friday 10th April 2015, 1pm.

Interviewing: w/c 20th April 2015

We are looking for an immediate start.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications which reflect the diversity of our community.

Charity Number: 1122344
Company Number: 5733540

 


                                                                                               
Crossroads Derbyshire are seeking to recruit 2 Concierge Night Staff Workers and Relief Concierge Night Staff to work as part of a team of staff to provide a confidential and safe accommodation and support service to young women 16 to 24 years who are or have been affected by domestic abuse.  You must have a proven ability to engage with young women and provide an accommodation focused support package.  Previous experience of working in a supported housing or care setting is essential.

You will work in the High Peak Area of Derbyshire

Concierge Night Staff worker
To work with young women 16-24 yrs

Hours of Work: 1 night in 4 on a rota basis
6.30 pm to 11.30 pm and 7.30 am to 9.00 am
(sleep in between 11.30pm and 7.30am)

Salary: Further information on application

We also require Relief Night Staff Workers to offer cover for annual leave and sickness

The posts are initially funded until 31st March 2016

The posts are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)


For an information pack please email us.

If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to: P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AE

Closing date for applications is 10th April 2015
Interviews will be held the following week beginning 6th April 2015


Crossroads Derbyshire strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from minority groups.
 

 


 

Solace Women’s Aid works with women, children and men affected by domestic and sexual violence.  We work in a holistic and empowering way enabling service users to live independent lives.

The Advocacy and Support Service in Barnet (SASS Barnet) is a busy, well-established service based in a police station, providing specialist support to women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence. The team provides crisis intervention, risk and needs assessment and management, safety planning, individual casework, support and advocacy. 
SASS Barnet is seeking to recruit to two posts

Service Manager

Salary £35,406 per annum
Contract Permanent

We’re looking for someone with the skills, knowledge, experience and enthusiasm needed to lead a team, play a key role within the MARAC and Barnet’s Specialist Domestic Violence Court and represent Solace at multi-agency meetings in the borough.

If you have management experience, a background in working with victims of domestic abuse and a proven track record in project management within a partnership context, this is a unique opportunity to further develop your skills and career.




Domestic Violence Caseworker


Salary £24,210 per annum
Contract Permanent

The Caseworker will work with clients across all risk levels. A key aspect of the work is to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems and accessing safe housing and welfare benefits.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children and experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence. You will need to be a good communicator, extremely organised and have efficient and effective casework management skills.

The following information relates to both posts
•    Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.  We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds
•    All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work
•    37.5 hours per week
•    Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme
•    Services are run by women for women and the advertised posts are therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply
•    An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for both roles
•    No Agencies please

To apply, visit our website and download a job profile and application pack. CVs will not be accepted. Completed applications must be returned via e-mail to this address.

 
Closing date for receipt of completed applications: 5pm on Monday, April 6th 2015
Interviews: Week commencing April 13th 2015


 

 

 

 

 


 

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Job Title: Children's Support Worker

Grade: 23

Salary: £20258 pro rata

Hours: 22 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

 

Oasis Domestic Abuse Service are currently recruiting to the post of Children's Support Worker within our Thanet based refuge accommodation service. The role will include running pre-school and after school play sessions, providing 1-1 mentoring and managing a holiday play scheme. A job share would be considered as this role involves working split shifts (3 x morning and 5 x afternoon sessions). Candidates must have a relevant level 3 qualification and a minimum of 2 years experience of working with children.

To apply for this post please go to:- https://www.oasisdaservice.org/pages/faqs/category/jobs

 
 

 


Women’s Aid in Luton (WAIL)

Chairperson and Trustee(s)

Voluntary/unpaid Roles

Women’s Aid in Luton (WAIL) has been established for over 40 years, providing support to local women who are looking to remove themselves from difficult personal/home circumstances where they have suffered domestic abuse.  We provide safe, secure and confidential accommodation for women and their children and give them the practical and emotional support that they need to start afresh.  

We have a dedicated team of 13 specialist staff who support women accessing our services and act as an advocate for them as they empower themselves to build a new life for themselves and their family.

The Organisation is entering an exciting phase, with a number of new developments and initiatives planned throughout 2015 and we are looking to strengthen our Board of Trustees to help us to deliver these.  

 

For the role of Chairperson, you will:

Provide leadership to the Board of Trustees in their role of setting the strategy and policy for the Organisation

Plan the annual cycle of Board meetings; ensuring that agendas are set for each meeting in accordance with the constitution of the Organisation

Act as a representative of WAIL at meetings and functions and as a spokesperson for the Organisation at meetings/functions or in the media

Provide line-management to the Senior Management Team within the Organisation

Liaise with employees to keep an overview of the activities of the Organisation 

Conducting performance appraisals for members of the Senior Management team and ensuring that the performance appraisal process is conducted throughout the Organisation

Participate on appointment, disciplinary and grievance panels as required.

 

For the role of Trustee, you will:

Ensure that the Organisation complies with its own governing constitution, relevant legislation and regulations including but not restricted to, financial, employment, organisational and charity

Actively contribute to the running of the Organisation through the provision of firm strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets

Represent WAIL at functions and meetings where appropriate

Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Organisation

Ensure the financial stability of the Organisation

Regularly attend Board meetings (12 per year); plus participate in occasional training, networking and fundraising events having properly prepared in advance for each meeting

Prepare for each Board meeting by scrutinising papers and documents to be discussed within the meeting.

 

We are keen to balance the range of skills we have on the Board of Trustees and whilst we will consider applications from all interested parties, we are specifically looking for individuals who can bring Public Relations, Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Education & Development and Fundraising.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation and have the capacity and time to devote to being a WAIL Trustee or Chairperson, we would love to hear from you.  For a full information pack, including job description and person specification, please email info@womensaidinluton.org 

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role or arrange a visit please contact Jane at jane@womensaidinluton.org , Tel.: 01582 876636.

Due to the sensitive nature if this role we will be considering female volunteers only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1).  Applicants will be required to have a satisfactory enhanced disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau.

Closing date: N/A

 

 


The Pankhurst Trust - Job Opportunities 

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is recruiting for the IRIS Project (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) due to a successful expansion of the project. IRIS is a national research based domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral service for

General Practices – a collaboration between primary care and third sector organisations specialising in DVA. It has been in operation in Manchester since 2012 and will now be offered to all Manchester based General Practices.

About us: The IRIS Project will be delivered by The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people who are, or have suffered domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We offer support by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to our domestic abuse services, we deliver a range of services from our base at the

Pankhurst Centre including a women’s drop-in, food bank and heritage centre in recognition of the achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters.

 

IRIS ADVOCATE EDUCATOR

About the role: We are seeking to ideally appoint a skilled healthcare individual to initiate and provide training and advice to clinical and support staff in General Practices, about DVA and in particular its effects on health. You will be required to provide one to one support, advocacy and signposting to individuals who are currently, or have experienced DVA.

In addition to training clinical and support staff you will holistically support individuals in respect to DVA to manage their risk, increase their safety and help them to achieve better outcomes for themselves and their children. You will be responsible for promoting and raising awareness of the IRIS project across a range of audiences.

About you: We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic individuals experienced in developing and delivering training to a range of groups and audiences with an engaging presentation style. You will have worked as a health professional and/or in a healthcare setting. You will have been involved in working in partnerships/multi agency groups with a good understanding of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. We are seeking flexible, efficient individuals who are confident in managing multiple priorities whilst being able to work collaboratively with the rest of the IRIS team to meet the objectives of the project. The successful candidate will be a driver with access to a vehicle to fulfil the duties of the role.

 

Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2016 – extension possible dependent upon securing future

funding

Hours: 1 x post at 17.5 hours per week, 2 x posts at 35 hours per week

Salary: £25,783 (pro rata for the part time position)

Interviews: Week commencing 13th April 2015

 

IRIS Business Support Officer

About the role: The organisation seeks to appoint a skilled individual to undertake all manner of administrative tasks to support the effective delivery of the IRIS Project. You will be required to demonstrate advanced computer skills particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and ideally Publisher. You will be required to prepare literature, manipulate spread sheet data for analysis and communicate with a range of people from service users, partner organisations and Health Professionals via telephone e-mail and letter.

About you: This is a newly created role and we are therefore looking for an enthusiastic team member who can support the IRIS project through this essential stage of development. You will be an experienced, accurate administrator, who is able to work to deadlines, prioritising busy workloads. Experience of data collection, collation and presentation is highly desirable. A friendly ‘can do’ attitude is essential for this role, which the right individual will be able to make their own, using their initiative to identify areas they can improve the administration and development of the IRIS Project.

 

Duration: Fixed term until 31st March 2016 – extension possible dependent upon securing future

funding

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £18, 838

Interviews: Week commencing 13th April 2015

 

All roles are open to female applicants only and are exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

Application: via application form available from our website www.manchesterwomensaid.org by emailing info@manchesterwomensaid.org or contacting 0161 820 8414

Appointment dependent upon satisfactory DBS Check and references

 

Closing date: Monday 30th March 2015 at 9:00am

For further information about either role please contact: Catherine Cutt on 07432 719756

 

 

 


REFUGE

Refuge are the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,000 women, children and men in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

 

National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers     REF:  008 PERI

37.5 hours per week

£25,000 - £27,000 per annum

London with travel across all Refuge sites nationwide

 

We are looking for Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers to join our dynamic team. These are exciting opportunities for experienced support workers who enjoy a varied role. You will deliver a high quality professional service to survivors of domestic violence living in our refuges and to those who access our floating support services and IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy) services. You will work from any of our national sites, providing cover for colleagues who are absent or on leave according to the needs of the service. You will be available to travel including some Monday - Friday overnight stays during assignments.

Your role will involve providing invaluable practice and emotional support to women and their children such as advocacy, support and guidance around welfare, housing and legal entitlements as well as supporting women to move to safe and permanent accommodation.

The successful candidates will have strong organisational skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. The ability to work as part of an on-call rota is also essential. 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. 

Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities:

www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date:    31 March 2015         Interview date:  tbc

 

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.