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Buckinghamshire - Independent Domestic Violence Advisors

Worcester - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor


Hereford - Children's Independent Domestic Violence Advisor


Derbyshire - Deputy Manager


Thames Valley - Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Co-ordinator


Thames Valley - Independent Sexual Violence Advocates


Thames Valley - Young Person's Independent Sexual Violence Advocate


London - Children & Health Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover)


London - Chairwoman


Derbyshire - Art Therapist


South Gloucestershire - Sessional Crèche / Play Workers


London (Lambeth) - Team Leader


Bristol - Female Advocate Educator


Bristol - Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)


London (Lewisham) - Caseworker


London (Richmond) - Floating Support Worker


London (Hounslow) - Refuge Worker


London - Clinical Administrator Therapeutic Unit


London - Helpline Volunteers


Scotland - Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate


London - Immigration Solicitor/Immigration Advice Caseworker


London (North) - Co-Facilitator


Derbyshire - Children's Outreach Support Worker

Reading - Outreach Worker

Reading - Family Choices Coordinator

Reading - Police Pilot Worker

Reading and Wokingham - IRIS Advocate/Educator


Manchester - Violence Prevention Worker (Male Only)


Bristol - Sexual Exploitation Transitions Worker (18-25)


London - Survivor Involvement Worker


Solace Women’s Aid Trustee

London - East London Rape Crisis Information & Support Line Worker
 

London - Service User Involvement Coordinator


London - Volunteer Coordinator


London - MARAC Coordinator x 2 posts


London - Office Manager


London (East) - Rape Crisis Volunteer Coordinator


London - Fundraiser

London (Barnet) - Client Support Worker


Cheshire West and Chester - Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Cheshire West and Chester - Assistant Domestic Abuse Support Worker


Thanet - Children's Support Worker

Luton - Chairperson and Trustee(s)





 

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WYCOMBE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 299946    Registered Company No. 2245478

We are an independent charity offering support, information and refuge to women and children experiencing domestic violence.  We are seeking to fill the following post:

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) – 2 full time posts

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 28 (£20,253 - £24,472) plus 5% increase after 6 months

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic IDVA Team which offers practical and emotional support to women living in the Wycombe and South Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.  The post holder will support high risk women on a short term basis, working closely with the Police and other agencies and advocating on the woman’s behalf, before referring on to other agencies for ongoing support.

The applicant will ideally hold the WAFE DAPA qualification, however full training will be provided for suitable, unqualified applicants.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work.

The applicant should also be able to drive and have their own vehicle.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11 May 2015 at noon

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 14 May 2015

For further information and/or an application pack please ring 01494 461367 or email sophie.wwa@btconnect.com to receive the pack electronically.

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

Wycombe Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only.  Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
 


WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID

West Mercia Women’s Aid is the leading charity working with victims of domestic abuse in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, with over 30 years of service delivery and campaigning.

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor 

(Worcester)

37 hours per week 
Salary: £22,500 

The role is to provide crisis support and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse who have been assessed as being at high risk. It requires knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it, and a commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.  You will in addition liaise with external agencies, and participate in local Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conferences.

You will have experience of working with vulnerable people providing emotional and practical support. Whatever your background you will have strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. 

Closing date for submitting applications: 11th May 2015

Interviews will be conducted on: 22nd May 2015 

In return we can offer on-going training to support your personal and professional development. We provide regular supervision and the opportunity for you to contribute toward the development of the service. Benefits include 33 days holiday per year, and an employer pension scheme.

Further information including application form, job description and supporting information, can be downloaded from http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities 

All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

All posts are subject to Enhanced CRB checks & satisfactory references


WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID

West Mercia Women’s Aid is the leading charity working with victims of domestic abuse in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, with over 30 years of service delivery and campaigning.

Children’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
(Hereford)

Maternity Cover (9-12 months)
37 hours per week
Salary: £22,500

This role includes assessing the needs and risk for children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse, and putting in place structured support plans. The role requires knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it, and a commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.  You will in addition liaise with external agencies, in particular Families First (Troubled Families), and make referrals into other WMWA services.

You will have experience of working with vulnerable young people providing support, and an understanding of safeguarding and child protection. Whatever your background you will have strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.

Closing date for submitting applications: 5th May 2015 at 12:00pm

Interviews will be conducted on: 15th  May 2015

In return we can offer on-going training to support your personal and professional development. 

We provide regular supervision and the opportunity for you to contribute toward the development of the service. Benefits include 33 days holiday per year, and an employer pension scheme.

Further information including application form, job description and supporting information, can be downloaded from http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities 

All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

All posts are subject to Enhanced CRB checks & satisfactory references.
 


Trident Reach the People Charity

Deputy Manager

Derbyshire Domestic Abuse services

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week to include evenings and weekends. On call duties

Competitive salary

Working within our Derbyshire Domestic Abuse services you will have experience of delivering support services to vulnerable adults, children and young adults impacted, experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. Services are delivered in accommodation based settings and within the community.

Fully aware of Supporting People guidelines you will work to deliver a high quality person centred support service that meets the diverse needs of our customer base.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual who wants to develop their practices in leading and delivering quality domestic abuse support to vulnerable people. Deputising for the Manager in their absence.

You will have a flexible approach to work and be eager to progress  your career; gaining valuable experience in Domestic Abuse services. Ideally you will be qualified to NVQ level 4 or equivalent and have a proactive approach to learning. You will be willing to take in house training relevant to the service.

The ideal candidate will have experience and skills in delivering domestic abuse services and proactively seek out partnerships and new forms of funding to enhance the support we give to those accessing our services as well as ensuring the A standard is met with Supporting People.

For an informal discussion please contact Anna Preston on 07557-002-053 or Helen Litherland on 07854-500-563.

Please note it is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be female due to the customer group.

Closing date: 15th May 2015 

Interview date: 2nd June 2015 

For an application pack please contact Rebecca Carpenter:
T: 01283-240-594
E: rebecca.carpenter@reachthecharity.org.uk

 


Refuge

Refuge is 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.

INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CO-ORDINATOR      REF:  031 ISVAC

£29,000-£31,000 per annum 

37.5 hours per week  

Thames Valley based

Refuge is recruiting a new ISVA coordinator to work across the Thames Valley with a special focus on reaching out to and supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised.  You will manage the delivery and development of a high quality independent advocacy service to survivors of sexual violence (women and men), advocating on their behalf in a multi-agency setting, ensuring that all victims of sexual violence and their children may access and navigate the criminal and civil justice systems, health services, housing, and education. If you have experience of managing and developing teams, and are assertive, accurate, confident in challenging senior professionals; with a robust understanding of how to best support victims of sexual violence whilst maintaining professional boundaries at all times, then we want to hear from you. 

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. In addition CAADA training or an equivalent training programme will be provided.  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:    13 May 2015   Interview date:      28 May 2015

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

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

Refuge is 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.

INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCATES            REF:  030 ISVA

£23,000-£24,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week  

Thames Valley based

Refuge is recruiting a new team of independent sexual violence advocates to work across the Thames Valley with a special focus on reaching out to and supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised.  You will manage a caseload of clients (women and men), advocating on their behalf in a multi-agency setting, ensuring that all victims of sexual violence and their children may access and navigate the criminal and civil justice systems, health services, housing, and education. If you are: passionate about ensuring access to justice for victims of sexual violence; assertive; accurate; confident in challenging senior professionals; with a robust understanding of how to best support victims of sexual violence whilst maintaining professional boundaries at all times, then we want to hear from you.
 
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. In addition CAADA training or an equivalent training programme will be provide.  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:    13 May 2015
Interview date:    26/27 May 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

Refuge is 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.

YOUNG PERSON’S INDEPENDENT SEXUAL VIOLENCE ADVOCATE      REF: 029 YPTV

£23,000-£24,000 per annum
37.5 hours per week  

Thames Valley based

Refuge is recruiting a young person’s sexual violence advocate, working with 16-21 year old men and women across the Thames Valley with a special focus on reaching out to and supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised.  You will manage a caseload of clients (women and men), advocating on their behalf in a multi-agency setting, ensuring that all victims of sexual violence and their children may access and navigate the criminal and civil justice systems, health services, housing, and education. If you are: passionate about ensuring access to justice for victims of sexual violence; assertive; accurate; confident in challenging senior professionals; with a robust understanding of how to best support victims of sexual violence whilst maintaining professional boundaries at all times, then we want to hear from you. 

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. In addition CAADA training or an equivalent training programme will be provide.  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:   13 May 2015     Interview date:   27/28 May 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. 

 

Standing Together

Domestic Violence: Children & Health Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Currently we seek to appoint a dynamic Project Coordinator with a proven track record in project development and management within a partnership context.  

Standing Together coordinates the ground breaking multi-agency response to domestic violence. Our work is recognised nationally and we continue to influence local and national policy and practice by initiating and driving innovative projects.  

Our key mission is to work in partnership with agencies in order to provide safer options for survivors and their children, ensuring that their perspectives are at the centre of service planning and delivery.  In addition we aim to improve the way that agencies respond to perpetrators, in particular in holding them to account for their abuse. 

The role within this successful charity will focus on coordinating an Operational Group comprising professionals from both the statutory and voluntary sector housing agencies and delivering training to improve service to survivors. 

Salary: starting salary £30,537.00 (includes ILW)

Contract: Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)

Location: West London

Interview dates: 18/05/2015 and 27/05/2015

Application packs are only available on our website www.standingtogether.org.uk  

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 9am Monday 11th May 2015

For any queries, please email admin@standingtogether.org.uk or call on 020 8748 5717.



Solace Women’s Aid

Chairwoman Recruitment

Solace Women’s Aid is a London based charity working primarily with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organisation has grown significantly over the last few years and we are looking to recruit a talented Chairwoman to guide the Board of Trustees in maintaining a healthy and active governance function. 

Strong candidates will demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Previous board experience in the charitable sector, especially experience of providing firm strategic direction and setting overall policy
  • Understanding of work in the Violence Against Women and Girls sector
  • Ability to network with both internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to interpret and draw insights from documents such as operational updates, audit performance and financial reporting in order to evaluate performance against targets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Sensitivity and discretion in dealing with staff and service user issues

Successful candidates will be required to:

  • Chair 4 board meetings and two away days each year 
  • Conduct regular supervisions with the Chief Executive Officer of Solace
  • Respond as-needed in between regular Board business to requests from Solace
  • Attend periodic staff functions as requested
  • Ensure smooth operation of Trustees

Trustees can claim reasonable out-of-pocket and travel expenses but are not otherwise remunerated. 

To apply, please visit our website www.solacewomensaid.org and download an application pack.

The closing date for applications is 8am, Tuesday the 26th  May 2015.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 8th June 2015.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. The post is 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).  


WOMEN'S AID FEDERATION OF ENGLAND

Women’s Aid is the national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, listening and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. Over the past forty years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice.  

Women's Aid is delivering the ICAP Safer Futures project – an innovative schools engagement project to support local domestic violence services and schools across the country to work in partnership to educate young people about domestic violence and healthy relationships. To drive this prevention work forward, we are recruiting the following position.

 

National Schools Engagement Officer

Responsible for coordinating the project, you will have a successful track record of drawing on and promoting promising practice, and supporting the delivery of this on a multi-agency basis.

You will have the right mix of a good knowledge of the education framework relevant to this project and the current barriers faced by schools wishing to undertake prevention work, as well as a clear understanding of the gendered nature and impact of violence against women and girls and what works well in preventing this. 

 

Status: One year fixed term contract

Working hours: 22 hours per week (3 days per week, actual days negotiable)

Salary:  NJC Local Authority pay scale 35 to 39 starting at £29,636 (pro rata for 3 days per week) + benefits

Location:  Flexible, regular travel nationally will be required

 

Application closing date: 21st May 2015 

Interviews 27th May 2015 (to be held in Bristol)

 

Benefits include generous bank holidays, annual leave package and contributory pension scheme.  

To apply please complete an application form and return it to l.owen@WomensAid.org.uk (CVs will not be accepted)

Job Description and Details

Application Form

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

 

Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

We are positive about recruiting disabled people and all disabled applicants meeting the essential criteria will be invited to interview. Please state in your application if you would like to apply on this basis.

For an informal chat about your needs, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137.

 

Registered charity no: 1054154

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

 


Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service  (DDVSAS)

 

DDVSAS are recruiting for a full time qualified Art therapist; this post is a fixed term contract until March 31st 2016

With  a salary of £26,276 plus a 3% pension contribution paid into a designated pension fund, the successful applicant will work with adults and children who have or have had issues around domestic violence and /or sexual abuse.

The post requires an current clean driving licence and the use of a car.

 

DDVSAS works in Chesterfield, North East and Bolsover to support victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. We  provides emotional and practical support to victims. We also provide IDVA and male perpetrator programme across the county of Derbyshire

DDVSAS hours of work are Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5pm, although there may be a requirement to work outside of these hours to suit service user needs.

Deadline for completed applications is Tuesday 5th May 2015

Interviews will be held on 18th May 2015

 

DDVSAS is committed to Equal Opportunities This post is exempt under Section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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

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

 

Please contact Kate Witham for an application pack – kate.witham@ddvsas.org.uk

www.ddvsas.org.uk

 

 

 


Survive

Sessional Crèche / Play Workers 

Survive is an innovative agency working with women and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.  We are looking to employ flexible Sessional Crèche / Play Workers who have at least two years experience of work in a relevant field and experience of delivering play and activity sessions.

The candidate will be confident to co-deliver crèche sessions based in the community. You will be expected to have a good understanding of the needs of pre-school children and provide stimulating childcare in a safe and therapeutic environment. These sessions last 2 hours and are held three times a week in three different locations (term time only).

The candidate will join our dynamic play team and support the Play Coordinator to provide play sessions for children of all ages who live in Survives refuges. You will be creative, child centred, provide good role modelling to both genders and will be flexible to meet the needs of a wide range of children. During the school holidays we also support the families to engage in off-site trips in a range of settings across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. 

The crèche and play sessions are based in different locations in South Gloucestershire. Wherever possible you will be offered regular working hours. 

Salary: 11-pt 14, £16,490 Pro rata (£9.39 per hour)

Closing date:  5pm, 8 May 2015 Interviews:  22 May 2015 afternoon

Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work.

Please email info@survivedv.org.uk to request an application pack or download a pack from our website www.survivedv.org.uk 

Charity No 1114005 


Solace Refuge Services – LB Lambeth

Job Reference: SWA

Team Leader (37.5 hours per week)

Job Reference Number: SWA25051
Salary: £30,648 pa plus 3% pension contribution and other benefits
Contract:  Permanent

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

You will be responsible for leading a small staff team across two refuges.

We are looking to appoint someone with extensive experience of working with vulnerable people, some of which will have been with women affected by domestic and/or sexual violence. The person we are looking for will also have experience of refuge provision, operational experience of need and risk assessment tools and the ability to provide leadership and direction.

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Monday 11th May 2015 at midday. 

Interviews: Friday 22nd May 2015. 

To apply, visit www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. CVs will not be accepted. Applications can be returned to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org  

This service is run by women for women and is 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 this role.

No Agencies please. 


Next Link

Next Link provides a range of domestic abuse support services to women and children in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset.  We are looking for highly motivated women with an understanding of domestic abuse issues to work throughout Bristol.  
Female Advocate Educator 

Female Advocate Educator IRIS (Identification & Referral to Improve Safety)

37.5 hours per week
Salary Point 26: £22,937

1 x Fixed Term contract until 31st March 2016
1 X Locum Maternity Cover 

We are looking for applicants who are highly motivated to liaise closely with GP surgeries, provide training for clinicians and offer emotional and practical support to patients who have experienced domestic abuse.  

The successful applicants will have:

Experience of working with women, men and children experiencing domestic abuse 

Experience of promoting services and training to a range of professionals 

An empathetic approach

A full driving licence and access to transport

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 5th May 2015
Interviews: Tuesday 12th May 2015

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING PLEASE CALL, E-MAIL OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE:

5 Queen Square Bristol BS1 4JQ 
0117 9250680
enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. All posts are exempt under Section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing 


Safe link

Safe Link (Sexual Assault Follow up and Empowerment) works across Avon and Somerset and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual abuse.

Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

37.5 hours per week including some Saturday working 
Fixed Term contract until 31st March 2016
Salary Point 26: £22,937

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to offer emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual abuse and rape to enable them to cope and recover. The ISVAs will work closely with the Police (PROTECT), the BRIDGE (SARC), Lighthouse and cover / be based across Avon and Somerset.  They will have an understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape and knowledge of the criminal justice process. They will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focused and inclusive service as outlined in the Victim Code of Practice.  A full driving licence and access to transport is essential.

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday 6th May 2015
Interview date: Thursday 14th May 2015

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING PLEASE CALL, EMAIL OR GO TO OUR WEBSITE:

5 Queen Square Bristol BS1 4JQ 
0117 925 0680
enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
www.safelinksupport.co.uk

Safe Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. All posts are exempt under Section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Safe Link is part of Missing Link Housing


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.

 

CASEWORKER REF: 020 CWL

£21,000-£24,000 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. 

 

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

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

 

Closing date:     15 May 2015 Interview date:     27 May 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

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: 027 FSWR

£21,000-£24,000 per annum

37.5 hours  

Richmond

 

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. 

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:  8 May 2015     Interview date:   20 May 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

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.

 

REFUGE WORKERS REF:  026 RWH

37.5 hours per week

Permanent & fixed term contract to 31 March 2016

£21,000-£24,000 per annum

Hounslow

 

As refuge workers, you will be responsible for providing high quality practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and their children living in our refuges. You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. You will also assess and advise on their entitlement to welfare and housing benefits. You will develop support plans for each resident and aid them to obtain permanent accommodation.

The successful candidates 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 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:      8 May 2015                 Interview date:  20 May 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. 

 

 



SOLACE WOMEN'S AID
 

Clinical Administrator Therapeutic Unit

Job Reference Number: SWA25050

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live lives free from domestic and sexual violence.  Our Therapeutic Unit coordinates referrals for the Ascent counselling project supporting women who have experienced or are living with domestic violence. 

We are looking for a clinical administrator to support the therapeutic team, act as a first point of contact to the service, cover the duty line, identify client risk, process referrals, support with the administration of the counselling services and supervise an administration assistant and volunteers.

You will have excellent IT skills and be able to communicate effectively both on a verbal and written level.  Ability to multi-task quickly and effectively is essential.

This is a full time position 37.5 hours per week based in our Islington Offices. 

Salary: £21,966

Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2017

Closing Date: Tuesday 5th May 2015 at 9am

Interview Date: Thursday14th and Friday 15th May 2015

For an application pack (no CVs) please download application form and JD from our website www.solacewomensaid.org and return your completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org. Tel: 020 7619 1350

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 

Posts will be subject to an enhanced CRB check and open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

No agencies 

 

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.  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.

 

HELPLINE VOLUNTEERS REF: VOL 04  

Tower Hill, London  

 

The Role

We are recruiting female* volunteers for the National Domestic Violence Helpline, who will be responsible for providing support, information and a listening ear to women experiencing domestic violence and to those seeking help on their behalf. The role involves discussing the options available and, if appropriate, referring callers on to refuges and other sources of help and information.

You will have an awareness of domestic violence issues, together with the ability to assess the needs of callers to the Helpline. In addition you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with empathy and sensitivity. You will be well organised and have good administrative skills.

Volunteers will be required to cover a weekly 4 hour shift at Refuge’s Head Office in Tower Hill.  Some evening and weekend shifts are available but we are particularly looking for volunteers who can cover Monday to Friday shifts, especially during the afternoons. 

 

Training Program – June 2015

Applicants must be able to attend 100% of the training programme prior to volunteering on the Helpline. The mandatory training programme will take place during the week commencing 22 June 2015 and applicants must be available to attend on all of the following dates:

Monday 22 June

Tuesday 23 June

Thursday 25 June

Friday 26 June

Saturday 27 June.

 

The training will take place from 9.30am until 4.30pm at Refuge’s Head Office in Tower Hill.

Volunteer travel expenses can be refunded up to £9 per day. 

 

How to apply

Please visit our website www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge to download a volunteer application form and send your completed application to recruitment@refuge.org.uk.

 

Closing date:         10am on Friday 1 May 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.

 


Falkirk and District Women's Aid

Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDAA)


Salary £25,000 WTE
Hour up to 35 hours per week

 

Falkirk and District Women’s Aid are seeking an Independent Abuse Advocate to join our existing team.

The post holder will work with high risk clients who have been referred to the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and are in need of immediate support to reduce their levels of harm and risk.

The IDAA will work with clients in a short/medium term before referring to the Crisis Support Team and or other agencies for ongoing support.

Preferred Candidates will have a wide ranging knowledge and experience of both Advocacy and Domestic Abuse.

Candidates must have the Professional Development Award in Domestic Abuse Advocacy (or equivalent for qualifications gained outside Scotland). In exceptional circumstances candidates may be considered who do not hold the award.

The post is based in our premises at Wellside Place in Falkirk and will commence as soon as possible. The post holder will require successful PVG completion and will be expected to work within the Crisis Support Team.

Applications will be considered on a full and part time basis as Falkirk and District Women’s Aid operates flexible employment practices.

For further information please contact Jean Smith on 01324 635661 or jean@falkirkwomensaid.org.uk for an application pack.

Closing date for applications Friday 8th May 2015

Interviews will be held on 28th May 2015

 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID 

Immigration Solicitor/Immigration Advice Caseworker

Job Reference Number: SWA25049

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence. 

We are now recruiting for an experienced Immigration Solicitor or Immigration Advice Caseworker to join our highly motivated and committed team. 

You will be leading on Solace’s response to women experiencing domestic/sexual abuse who also have an insecure immigration status and providing high quality immigration advice to our clients.

You will have at least OISC Level 2 accreditation and a solid knowledge of immigration law and how it affects women experiencing domestic/sexual abuse. You will also be able to work sensitively and in a non-judgmental manner with vulnerable clients.

Salary: £30,648 per annum 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (5 days)

Contract: Fixed term until March 2017 

Closing Date:  Tue 5th May, 9am - Late applications will not be accepted!

Interview Date: Mon 11/05 & Tue 12/05 (the 2nd Interview date tbc)

For an application pack (no CVs) please download an application form and JD from our website www.solacewomensaid.org and return your completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org. Tel: 020 7619 1350

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

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

No Agencies please.

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Women’s Aid are recruiting to our North London Rape Crisis Service. We are looking for a Co-Facilitator for our monthly evening support group for Lesbian, Bi and Trans women survivors of Sexual Violence. 

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 and a range of groups 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: Thursday 30th April 2015 12noon

Interviews for positions: Thursday 7th May 2015

Job details:

Job Reference Number: SWA25048

You will co-facilitate a monthly evening support group from an empowerment perspective using the person centred approach and adhere to the BACP code of practice. You will be paid £25 per hour, be provided with clinical supervision and have access to our in-house Counselling CPD Program.

We particularly welcome applications from women who identify as Lesbian due to underrepresentation in our counselling team. 

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

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

 

 


Crossroads Derbyshire

Crossroads Derbyshire (formerly High Peak Women’s Aid) is a dynamic and evolving voluntary sector agency, providing Domestic Abuse services to adults, children and young people.  We are now seeking to recruit a Children’s Worker to join our team and deliver One to One Support and Group Work to children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse in the High Peak.

This post is funded by Children In Need until November 2017

Children’s Outreach Support Worker

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: Point 20 -  £18,638 PRO RATA

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent Child Care Qualification is necessary for this post as well as experience of working in a busy team with a complex case load.

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of this post and you will need the use of a car as you will be required to travel across a rural area. 

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 

If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to:

P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AE

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 5th May 2015

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 13th May 2015

If you would like further information about this post please call 01457 856675

 


BWA

 

Outreach Worker (Reading)

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary £18,525-£21,397.26 pa

Annual Leave 25 days per annum

Contract permanent

BWA is looking to recruit an Outreach worker based in Reading at our Crossing Bridges office, to provide support and information to service users who have experienced violence or cruelty at home or in a close relationship.

If you are interested in this position please email Laura at info@bwaid.org.uk for an application pack or call 01189 500182.

Closing date for all positions is 28th April, with interviews due to be arranged for week beginning 5th May.

 

 

Family Choices Coordinator (Reading)

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary £21,397.26- £26,315.93 pa

Annual Leave 25 days per annum

Contract permanent

To contribute to development, facilitation and monitoring of the next phase of the Family Choices project based in Reading, working with families affected by domestic abuse and supervising staff.

If you are interested in this position please email Laura at info@bwaid.org.uk for an application pack or call 01189 500182.

Closing date for all positions is 28th April, with interviews due to be arranged for week beginning 5th May.

 

 

Police Pilot Worker (Reading)

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary £18,525- £21397.26 pa

Annual Leave 25 days per annum

Contract temporary

BWA is looking to recruit a temporary Pilot Response Worker to provide support, information and safety planning to service users who have been assessed as being at medium risk by the police.

If you are interested in this position please email Laura at info@bwaid.org.uk for an application pack or call 01189 500182.

Closing date for all positions is 28th April, with interviews due to be arranged for week beginning 5th May.

 

 

IRIS Advocate/Educator (Reading and Wokingham)

Full Time: 22.5 hours per week

Salary £25 000 pro rata per annum

Annual Leave 25 days per annum pro rata

Contract permanent

To provide training to general practices, on-going support for health professionals and advocacy for patients:

supporting and providing on-going training for health professionals in general practice on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA)

encouraging health professionals to ask women about their experience of abuse and respond, record, safety check and refer

building and maintaining an effective relationship with general practice teams

providing individual needs-led information, support and advocacy (including sign-posting) for women who disclosed their past or current experiences of DV

If you are interested in this position please email Laura at info@bwaid.org.uk for an application pack or call 01189 500182.

Closing date for all positions is 28th April, with interviews due to be arranged for week beginning 5th May.

 


Relate Greater Manchester South

 

Job Title:      Violence Prevention Worker (Male Only)

Hours:          10 hours per week (minimum)

Salary:          £13.19 per hour (based on a full time salary of £25,475)

Location:      Trafford, Manchester

 

Job Purpose: To undertake individual sessions and group-work with men who are participating in Bridging to Change Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP), to liaise with referring agencies, actively contribute to risk management procedures and team working.

This post will be open to men only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Thursday, 30th April 2015 with interviews likely to take place the following week. For an application form please email: enquiries@relategms.co.uk or telephone 0161 872 1100.

 

SARSAS (Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support) and Barnardo’s

 

Sexual Exploitation Transitions Worker (18-25)

 

SALARY:  £23,275.00 (pro rata) plus 5% pension contribution

HOURS:  22 hours a week

Fixed term to March 2018 based in Bristol

 

This is an exciting new job working with a hidden population of young adults aged 18-25 in a role that has been developed in partnership between Barnardo’s and SARSAS. The new post holder will be managed by Barnardo’s and work from the Barnardo’s BASE Project which currently delivers innovative specialist sexual exploitation support to under 18’s and are seen as a flagship project for best practice in the field. 

The successful candidate will have relevant skills and experience of building positive and empathic relationships with clients and of multi-disciplinary working, in particular working alongside statutory services.  She will have the willingness and ability to travel throughout Bristol and occasionally to different venues in the community across Somerset and Avon

Responsibilities will include supporting a caseload of young adults (of all genders) who have experience of sexual exploitation through exploitative contexts, situations and relationships and  deliver and ensure the specialist support service is responsive, accessible, ethical, safe and effective for all sexually exploited young adults. She will be working closely with partner agencies to ensure the complex needs of sexually exploited young adults are met appropriately and promote the rights of all survivors of any kind of sexual exploitation and sexual violence through liaison, advocacy and care co-ordination

 

Please apply by requesting an application pack via email or downloading a pack from our website.

 

Email: info@sarsas.org.uk

Website: www.sarsas.org.uk

 

Closing Date – 9am 5th May 2015

Interviews –Thursday 14th May in Central Bristol

 

* Because of the nature of the post it is only open to female applicants and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 Equalities Act 2010. The successful applicant will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.

 

 

nia

nia provides a range of high quality services to women, children and young people who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. We are recruiting for a Survivor Involvement Worker to work across nia’s services to ensure that survivors’ voices are at the centre of all of our work and decision making.    

Survivor Involvement Worker 

Hours: 14 
Salary: £10,120- £11,089 (pro rata £25,301- £27,724 inclusive of LW)
This post is funded until March 2016 
The main responsibilities of the post are:

  • The development & coordination of  Survivor Involvement Forums for  adult women and young women/girls  who are using/have used nia’s services
  • Gathering meaningful feedback from women and girls who have accessed nia services
  • Facilitating survivor engagement in external consultations and media work.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women.  You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.  

To apply please visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP. 

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

Closing Date: 10 am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 6th May 2015

Registered Charity No: 1037072 Company Limited by Guarantee No: 02673624

 

 

Solace Women’s Aid Trustee Recruitment

Solace Women’s Aid is a London based charity working primarily with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organisation has grown significantly over the last few years and we are keen to recruit talented members to join our active and committed Board of Trustees.

We are seeking candidates with a wide range of experience and diverse backgrounds. In particular, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate clinical expertise. 

Successful candidates will be required to attend 4 board meetings and two away days each year as well as participate on a board sub-committee. Trustees can claim reasonable out-of-pocket and travel expenses but are not otherwise remunerated. 

To apply, please go to http://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/work-with-us/, look for the appropriate role, download an application pack, fill out the application form and return completed to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org. The closing date for applications is 8am, Tuesday 28th April 2015. 

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. The post is 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). 

 


nia East London Rape Crisis Service

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist support for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence or abuse.  

The women who work and volunteer at ELRC offer confidential and independent support.  Services include emotional and practical support, one-to-one counselling, group support and advocacy.

nia is a member of  Rape Crisis England and Wales, an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system.

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

East London Rape Crisis Information & Support Line Worker 

Hours: 35

Salary: £25,301- £27,724 (inclusive of London weighting) 

This post is funded until March 2016 

 

The East London Rape Crisis Information & Support Line Worker is responsible for providing emotional support and information to female victim/survivors of sexual violence, including rape and childhood sexual abuse. 

 

The main responsibilities of the post are 

to ensure a quality service is provided to survivors of sexual violence- including childhood sexual abuse- via the Information & Support line 

to provide proactive support to women and girls on the East London Rape Crisis advocacy and counselling waiting lists 

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women.  You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.  You will work -a minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 -evening shifts until 8:30 pm on a weekly basis and Saturday mornings on a rota (approximately every 6 weeks). This post also requires a degree of flexibility in covering occasional additional week day evening and Saturday morning shifts.

To apply please visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk  and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP. 

 

Closing Date: 10am Tuesday 28th April 2015

Interviews will be held on: 7th May 2015

 

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

 

Registered Charity No: 1037072 Company Limited by Guarantee No: 02673624

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence.  We are now recruiting for new female staff to join our highly motivated and committed team. 

 

Service User Involvement Coordinator

Job Reference Number: SWA25047

We are looking for an organised and skilled communicator to coordinate service user involvement (=Women’s Voices) within Solace. You will ensure and enable SU voice in service delivery and development and in particular drive forward the organisation’s SU involvement strategies, ensuring targets are achieved. 

You will have experience in raising the voice of SUs, in particular vulnerable people.  You will need to show an understanding of the issues SUs at Solace Women’s Aid face and the barriers they may experience when they wish to become actively involved with the organisation, together with how these can be addressed.

Salary: £15,462 per annum 

Hours: 22.5 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent 

Closing Date:  Monday 27th April, 12h noon 

Interview Dates: Thu 30th April & Fri 1st May 

For an application pack (no CVs) please download an application form and JD from our website www.solacewomensaid.org and return your completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org. Tel: 020 7619 1350

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. 

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

No Agencies please.

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence. We are now recruiting for new female staff to join our highly motivated and committed team. 

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Job Reference Number: SWA25046

We are looking for an organised and effective communicator to coordinate all areas of volunteering within Solace including recruitment, selection, training, monitoring and evaluating the services. In particular you will drive forward the organisation’s volunteering strategy and ensure targets are achieved. 

You will have experience of working with and supporting volunteers, including delivering accredited training for volunteers. You will need to show an understanding of the issues service users at Solace Women’s Aid face and the barriers those who wish to volunteer may experience, together with how some of these can be addressed.

Salary: £15,462 

Hours: 22.5 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent 

Closing Date:  Monday 27th April 2015, 12h noon

Interview Dates: Thu 30th April & Fri 1st May 

For an application pack (no CVs) please download an application form and JD from our website www.solacewomensaid.org and return your completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org. Tel: 020 7619 1350

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. 

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

No Agencies please.

 

 


Standing Together

MARAC Coordinator x 2 posts

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are meetings where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases, to ensure that agencies put in place a plan of safety for the parties involved. Would you like to coordinate this crucial process?  We have a rare opportunity for two posts in London.  This role requires knowledge of domestic abuse, interventions as well as administrative and good interpersonal skills.

Salary:  starting salary £30,000 (includes ILW) Full Time (35 hours per week)

 

Interview date: May 14th and 15th 

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 5pm Thursday 30th April 2015

 

Office Manager

Would you like to support this successful charity by managing our office? This role requires experience and skills relating to administration, minute taking, excellent IT skills (knowledge of MS Office and Outlook is essential), and good interpersonal skills. The post will be expected to support other team members administratively in their varied duties, and to ensure the smooth running of the office.  

 

Salary: starting salary £21,840 (includes ILW) Full Time (35 hours per week)

Interview date:  May 8th

 

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 9am Monday 27th April 2015

 

Application packs are only available on our website www.standingtogether.org.uk  

 

For any queries, please email admin@standingtogether.org.uk or call on 

020 8748 5717.

 

 


EAST LONDON RAPE CRISIS

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist support for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence or abuse.  

The women who work and volunteer at ELRC offer confidential and independent support.  Services include emotional and practical support, one-to-one counselling, group support and advocacy.

nia is a member of  Rape Crisis England and Wales, an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system.

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

 

Rape Crisis Volunteer Coordinator

Hours: 35

Salary: £28, 499 (incl LW)

This post is funded until March 2016 

 

The East London Rape Crisis Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for supporting and developing a volunteer team to ensure provision of and access to high quality support services for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence including child sexual abuse.   
 

The main responsibilities of the post are 

Recruitment, training, development and management of volunteers

Managing and developing East London Rape Crisis Information & Support Line for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence including child sexual abuse

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women.  You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.  This is an ideal job for a woman looking to move into her first management role. You will need to be able to work Wednesday evenings until 8:30pm on a weekly basis and Saturday mornings on a rota (approximately every 5 weeks). This post also requires a degree of flexibility in covering occasional additional week day evening and Saturday morning shifts
 

To apply, please visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP. 

 

Closing Date: 10am, Monday 20th April 2015

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 29th April 2015

 

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

 

Registered Charity No: 1037072 Company Limited by Guarantee No: 02673624

 

 

 


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:-

 

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

 

 


 

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