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South Gloucestershire - Chief Executive Officer 

Coventry - Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub IDVA


London - Community Outreach Early Intervention Worker (Young People’s Advocate)* 

Worthing - Refuge Worker


Cheshire West and Chester
 - Service Manager 

Cheshire West and Chester - Housekeeper

Wigan - Community Domestic Abuse Worker 

Rochdale - Assistant Support Worker 

Cheshire West and Chester - Cover Workers 


London (Camden) - Service Manager Camden Complex Needs Refuge


Croydon - Senior Supported Housing Officer


Bristol - Lead Facilitator

Bristol - Children & young People's Outreach Worker

Birmingham - 3 x Team Leader

Birmingham - 8 X Community Support Worler

Birmingham - 1 x Community Supoort Worker (Maternity Leave)

East Surrey - Children's Outreach Worker

Wycombe - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Nottingham - Iris Advocate Educator

London Croydon - Supported Housing Officer

London Croydon - Supported Housing Officer

London - Refuge worker REF: SWA2105

London - Refuge Caseworker REF: SWA25016

London - *Female Key Worker


London - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Aylesbury - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)/Outreach Worker

Brighton - Manager of Counselling & Therapeutic Services 

London (Kingston) - Team Manager


London (Kingston) - BME Refuge Worker

Manchester - Domestic Abuse Worker

Manchester - Group Coordinator


Manchester - 
Group Facilitator


North West - various roles

- IDVA 

- Polish speaking Outreach Worker 

- Young Persons Domestic Abuse Project Lead 

- Male Interventions Programme Manager 

- Child and Family Workers 

- Floating Support Workers 

London and South East - various roles:

- Essex based Refuge Services Manager

- IDVA 

- Refuge Worker 

- Essex and Hertfordshire based Floating Support Workers 

- Essex based ISVA 

- London based Office Manager 


 


 

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SURVIVE

Chief Executive Officer (female only*)

 

The organisation

We are an independent charity based in South Gloucestershire, founded 40 years ago. We support and empower women and children who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse.  In recent years we have grown considerably, increased influencing and preventative work whilst maintaining our core values. Traditionally we have only worked with women and children, but this is likely to change.

Our CEO is moving on after 5 years, in which she has led the organisation through a significant period of growth. We now employ 25 women, in addition to a growing team of volunteers.

Our next Chief Executive will be an inspirational leader who is adept at building and sustaining effective stakeholder relationships.  A strategic vision and a developmental approach to management will be essential.

The role

Our Chief Executive position is a highly rewarding role, working with a talented and motivated team and supported by our enthusiastic trustees.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to make an immediate impact and significant contribution to the long term growth of the charity.

The person

The successful candidate will have:

a vision and passion for making a significant contribution to influencing domestic abuse service provision, in addition to supporting and empowering  people who use our services

skills in and be committed to the involvement of our service users and ex service users

senior management and leadership experience including managing organisational change

an excellent track record of developing and managing various income streams 

well developed business planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation skills

excellent people management, relationship building and stakeholder networking skills

a high degree of drive, emotional intelligence and resilience

 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure 

*Section 7(2) of 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies 

 

For further information and a job application pack please email: info@survivedv.org.uk 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 19 November 2014 – 12 noon

Interview date: Friday 28 November 2014

No agencies please

 

REFUGE

Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in 1971 and is now the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any one day, around 3,000 women and children access Refuge’s services.  It also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub IDVA

(Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) Job Reference: 130 MIDVA

37.5 hours per week 

Coventry 

Salary: circa £23,000 

6 month Fixed Term Contract

 

We are recruiting for a skilled independent domestic violence advocate (IDVA) to provide high quality advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence in an exciting new service in Coventry City. You will work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver risk management plans to ensure victims’ safety. You will be responsible for advocating on behalf of survivors of domestic violence in a range of settings and managing and reviewing your cases.

The successful candidate will have significant proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic violence. You will understand the legal system in how it relates to survivors of domestic violence. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.  

Benefits include 28 days annual leave, employee assistance programme, death in service benefit and childcare voucher scheme.

What we believe: Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. We provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.

What we do to support staff: Refuge was a key contributor to the development of the new national occupational standards for those working with the survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. These describe the outcomes of good practice, together with the associated skills and knowledge needed by professionals working with survivors of domestic violence. Building on that work, we launched the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession in 2012. The Level 2 and 3 qualifications comprise specific units which are designed to recognise good practice in refuge, outreach and IDVA work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field, and together with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management, staff support , management, development and continuous learning we are regarded as an employer of choice in our field.

Please visit our website for further details, including the job description and details of other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 12th November 2014 at 10am 

Interviews: Week commencing 24th November 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure 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 values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpins all of our work.

No agencies please. As an organisation we work hard to keep our costs down. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and ask that this decision is respected.

 

 


 

REFUGE

Refuge opened the world’s first refuge in 1971 and is now the country’s largest single provider of domestic violence services. On any one day, around 3,000 women and children access Refuge’s services. It also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

Community Outreach Early Intervention Worker (Young People’s Advocate)*

REF: 132 COW

37.5 hours per week

c £25,000 per annum pro rata

The Gaia Centre, Lambeth

Permanent

 

The Gaia Centre is an innovative and exciting service in Lambeth for all victims of gender-based violence, including domestic, sexual, financial and emotional abuse, female genital mutilation, child sexual exploitation, forced marriage and so-called honour-based violence. It is the first violence against women centre of its kind in the UK.

This is an exciting role to support and reach out to girls aged 13 – 17 across the borough, who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing gender based violence. You will manage a caseload of around 15 clients, providing one-to-one emotional and practical support. The role will include partnership working with other agencies in Lambeth to secure the best outcomes for your clients and for other survivors of domestic or sexual violence. You will work in partnership with other agencies to deliver presentations and informal training to increase local understanding and improve the coordinated response to gender based violence, especially for young people.  

You will have demonstrable experience of providing emotional and practical support within the violence against women and girls sector, preferably working with young people. You will be experienced in advocating in a multi-agency setting to secure positive life outcomes for your clients and to making the service a success.  A CAADA qualification is desirable.

You will be self-sufficient, assertive and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with empathy and sensitivity to build and develop supportive relationships with young people. You will maintain professional boundaries and adhere fully to Refuge’s safeguarding policies and procedures.

 

Benefits include 28 days annual leave, employee assistance programme, death in service benefit and childcare voucher scheme. 

 

What we believe:  Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. We provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.

What we do to support staff: Refuge was a key contributor to the development of the new national occupational standards for those working with the survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence.  These describe the outcomes of good practice, together with the associated skills and knowledge needed by professionals working with survivors of domestic violence. Building on that work, we launched the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession in 2012. The Level 2 and 3 qualifications comprise specific units which are designed to recognise good practice in refuge, outreach and IDVA work.

 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field, and together with leading edge  systems for supervision,  quality management , staff  support , management, development  and continuous learning we  are regarded as an employer of choice in our field.  

 

Please visit our website for further details, including the job description and details of other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 12th November 2014 at 10am

Interview date: Week commencing 24th November 2014

 

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

* In view of the nature of this 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 values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpins all of our work.

No agencies please. As an organisation we work hard to keep our costs down. We have decided to manage this recruitment process without the assistance of recruitment agencies and ask that this decision is respected.

 

 



Safe in Sussex (Worthing Women’s Aid)
Registered charity no: 1098726


Refuge Worker
Hours: 16 hours per week to be worked over 4 days Monday to Friday 3pm to 7pm
Salary: £8732 (FTE £20,193 per annum)
Special Conditions: on call rota – on call rate applies
Closing date for applications 14th November 2014.

An opportunity has arisen in our small friendly team for a Refuge Worker, providing support and effective advocacy for women who have experienced domestic abuse.


To request an application pack please email: info@safeinsussex.org.uk or send a large SAE to PO Box 4127, Worthing BN11 1AF.


Due to the nature of the work, this post has a genuine occupational requirement to be open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
 

 


 

Women’s Housing Action Group

WHAG is a housing support charity that works in Bury, Rochdale, Wigan and Cheshire West and Chester. WHAG works to empower and enable women who are vulnerable, homeless and require support and women and men fleeing/experiencing Domestic Abuse.

We currently have vacancies in the following areas: 

 

Domestic Abuse Service in Cheshire West and Chester (CWaC), Rochdale and Wigan

Service Manager CWaC (Ref: SM CWaC) to support and manage the Flexible Domestic Violence Service: You will be part of setting up and running this new service 

Hours: 18 hours, Days negotiable

Salary Point: 32 (£27,323) (Pro Rata) 

 

Housekeeper CWaC (Ref: HCWaC)

To deliver housekeeping in our refuge and dispersed properties

Hours: 16

Salary Point: 16, £16,604 (Pro Rata) 

 

 

Domestic Abuse Service Wigan

Community Domestic Abuse Worker (Wigan) (Ref: CDAW) (x 2) 

This is a new service and you will be part of a team setting up and delivering group work, running drop ins and supporting  clients 1:1 in the borough of Wigan.  The drop ins will provide advice, signposting, multi-agency working, support and activities.  You must have experience of running groups, engaging people and knowledge of the issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Salary Point: 22 -24 (starting point 22) (£19,817) Pro Rata

Hours: 21 x 2 posts.

These posts will cover Monday - Saturday, working over 5 days on a rota 

Fixed term contract, to 30th June 15 with a view to extend for 2yrs

 

Homelessness Service Rochdale

Assistant Support Worker Rochdale (Ref RASWR)

To work specifically with vulnerable and homeless women at our service in Rochdale for vulnerable homeless women. You will need to demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding of the issues facing vulnerable homeless women.

Salary Point: 17 (starting at point 17) (£16,998) Pro Rata, (sleep payment payable)

Hours: 23, worked on a Rota

This post will cover evenings and is a lone working post

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and alternate Saturdays

As this post are at a women only project section (s7 (2) (d)) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.

 

Cover Workers for our service in CWaC (Ref: CCWaC)

To provide cover for A/L and sickness on an adhoc basis in our refuge service. 

 

 

WHAG is looking for highly motivated staff to ensure that a quality service is provided to all of WHAG’s service users.

 

You will need to demonstrate knowledge of working with women and have a good understanding of the needs and issues of vulnerable people and the issues they face. 

Candidates must have a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality.

 

For an application pack please email Kathryn.harrop@whag.info

or download from www.whag.info

 

 

Closing Date: Monday 10th November 2014 at 10am 

Interview Dates: w/c 17th November 2014 

 

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Service Manager Camden Complex Needs Refuge

Camden

Reference SWA25017

 

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.

We are looking for an experienced Service Manager to manage our  complex needs refuge in Camden. 

You will be working with women with complex needs and therefore as well as having a thorough understanding of the dynamics and effects of domestic and sexual violence you will need extensive experience of working with people who use substances problematically and /or people with mental health concerns or dual diagnosis.

You will be able to work strategically with a range of partners and will have experience in managing a team.

 

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £33,306

Closing date: 17th November 2014 at noon

Late applications will not be accepted 

 

Interview date: 28th November 2014

 

For further information and to download an application pack please go to www.solacewomensaid.org and return you completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org

 

Please quote the Job Reference Number: SWA25017 on the application form and in the subject line of your email.

 

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 

 

 


WOMEN'S AID NATIONAL OFFICE (London)

Fundraising Volunteer

2 hours on one Monday each month. Initial duration is 3 months.

Are you passionate about women’s issues? Would you like to volunteer for Women’s Aid? Then we may just be looking for you. 

Women’s Aid has entered into a corporate partnership with a local Sainsbury’s in Old Street, London. We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic individual to volunteer one day a month outside the store to help raise donations from the public, and to develop the partnership further. 

Activities would include bucket shaking to raise funds from the public outside the store for 2 hours over lunch on a Monday every month, and counting the cash donations at the end of each collection. There is a possibility for continuing to volunteer in the Women’s Aid London office afterwards, supporting the team with fundraising and other tasks as they arise. The office is only 5 minutes’ walk away from the Sainsbury’s store. There is also scope for developing the partnership further, together with the Senior Partnerships Officer. 

To find out how to apply, please open the Job description. Good luck to all who apply.

 



Senior Supported Housing Officer, Croydon Domestic Abuse Services

Fixed Term Contract for 3 months, full-time, 37 hours per week

Starting salary £21,846 pa pro rata rising to £23,873 pa pro rata with service.

Do you have the skills and drive to achieve excellent services?

Do you have previous experience of working with vulnerable women/ families who are fleeing Domestic Abuse?  Are you a team player, with an ethos that embraces a ‘can do’, positive attitude?  Are you solution focused, willing to go that extra mile?
 
You will:

•    You’ll be responsible for line managing 4 staff members providing accommodation-based and floating support to women having experienced domestic abuse
•    You may carry a small caseload of key clients
•    You will oversee the implementation of a new short-term service for local women experiencing domestic abuse
•    You will be required to participate in the out of hours on call rota (once very 4 weeks)

Skills needed include:

•    Ability to oversee the provision of support to women and their children
•    Ability to liaise with external agencies in a professional manner
•    Ability to carry out health & safety checks and take action to address any health & safety concern
•    Ability to use your own initiative, think outside the box when needed
•    Ability to respond proactively to changing priorities
•    Good communication and IT skills
•    A commitment to excellent customer care

Due to the nature of the work AH can only consider applications from females.  If you are committed to addressing the issues of domestic abuse and offering practical, effective support that gives survivors the opportunity to regain control of their lives this post will be of particular interest to you.

Disclosure checks by the DBS (formally the CRB) will be undertaken for successful candidate.
If you’d like to discuss this role please call Pauline Powell, Project Manager on 0208 726 8702.

Click here to apply and enter job number 12356. 
 

Closing date:    6 November 2014

Valuing diversity, equality and fairness

 


 

Two new pilot positions to add to our range of work for children and young people

Survive is a dynamic and innovative agency providing high quality services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. You will join an excellent staff team of 25 full and part time staff who work hard to ensure we retain a strong reputation. You will need skills in working with children and an understanding of domestic abuse, relevant experience in the field or comparable field and the physical and emotional resilience to fulfil a challenging but rewarding role. 

As this is a pilot project with funding until March 2014 the ability to start immediately is preferred.

We are currently advertising the following positions:


Lead Facilitator of Back on Track 7 to 11 Programme:  (female only*)


This post will lead in the facilitating of Survive’s successful group work programme for 7 to 11 year olds who have witnessed and experienced domestic abuse.  We have run this programme for two and a half years in partnership with the Family Intervention Support Service, South Gloucestershire Council.  Your role will involve delivering the group work, planning and coordinating the group programme, liaising with schools and organisations and working as part of a team of 25 staff, including a specialist Children and Young People’s team.  The work will run alongside an existing 7 to 11 programme and also a programme for 11 to 17 year olds.   

Hours: 10 hours per week
                 
Salary: Hay 9 point 22, £20,371, pro rata £5,505 (10 hrs)




Children and Young People’s Outreach Worker (female only*)


The Children and Young People’s team offers outreach to children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. Children may still be living in the abusive situation or they may have moved on. This post involves holding a case load of children and young people and meeting up with them on a 1:1 basis, to work with them around their experiences of abuse and how it has affected them.   It also involves liaising with and supporting their parents / carers and involvement at a multi-agency level.

Hours: 15 hours per week

Salary: Hay 8 point 27, £23,836, pro rata £9,663 (15 hrs)

These posts are fixed term until 31st March 2014, with a possibility of further funding. 

Closing date:  5pm on Monday 10th November      Interviews:  20th November 2014

Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work and encourages applications from under-represented groups e.g. disabled people, people from black and minority ethnic groups and lesbians.

Download an application pack from our website. Or you can request a job pack via email.

*Section 7(2) of 1975 Sex Discrimination Act applies    Charity No 1114005

 





Domestic Violence Services, Birmingham


We are seeking to recruit a number of new staff to support women and children in our Refuge and Floating Support Services.

We are looking for women to join us who have experience, passion, and commitment to work with women and children who have experienced Domestic Violence, we require:

3 x Team leaders

8 x Community Support Workers

1x Community Support Worker, Maternity Cover


Additional Part Time Hours and Weekend Staff also available

Salary: competitive

For an Application Pack contact the recruitment team on 0121 226 5800 or email. Please state on the Application Form the post you are interested in applying for.

Closing Date:  Friday 14th November 2014

*The ability to speak a community language would be advantageous for these posts.

*Please note due to the nature of the work it is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for the Post Holders to be female

 




EAST SURREY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

(Registered Charity No. 1092643)

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH WORKER (New Post)

£9,600 (FTE £21,000) for 16 hours per week

Want to join an innovative, highly motivated and professional team? You will be required to work with children and young people (5 - 16 years) who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic abuse and to provide therapeutic support services that will enable them to make sense of their experiences, come to terms with their situation, develop and grow in self-esteem and confidence. You will have experience of working directly with children, young people and their families through a range of difficult situations and supporting them accordingly including a relevant qualification. You must be willing to work outside of normal office hours on occasion including once per month at our Children’s Saturday Club. A current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

For further information and/or an application pack telephone 01737 771350 or email Leigh.

Closing date for applications: noon on Monday 3rd November 2014

Interview date: Wednesday 5th November 2014 in Redhill

*We offer the post subject to Section 7(2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only)

 

 




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)

Hours:  37 hours per week
Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 28 (£19,817 - £23,945) plus 5% increase after 6 months

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic IDVA Team who offer support services to women living in the Wycombe and South Bucks Districts of Buckinghamshire who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.

The applicant will be qualified and experienced in IDVA work.  The applicant should also be able to drive and have her own vehicle.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4 November 2014   

Interviews to be held on: Monday 10 November 2014


For further information and/or an application pack please ring 01494 461367 or email Sophie to receive the pack electronically.

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).


 



WOMEN’S AID INTEGRATED SERVICES (WAIS)


Providing support to women and their children experiencing or escaping
abuse throughout Nottingham and region.

We have an exciting opportunity for an IRIS Advocate Educator to join our dynamic team in an organisation which is at the forefront of domestic violence support.  The appointed person will have a good understanding of the issues faced by hard to engage groups.

IRIS Advocate Educator
(23 hours per week)
NJC Scale point 27 - £23,188 pro rata

The IRIS Advocate/Educator will be responsible for delivering training to health care professionals about DVA (Domestic Violence and Abuse) in participating general practices. This will include promoting awareness of the experiences and needs of women living with or escaping DVA, particularly in relation to their health.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 6th November 2014 at 17:00pm

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th November 2014

It is an Occupational Requirement that applications are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.


WAIS is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and encourages applicants from BME, lesbian or bisexual backgrounds.

Application packs can be obtained from our website.

or by writing to: WAIS (Recruitment) 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham NG1 3LP.  (Please enclose a 1.20p stamped self addressed A4 envelope for postal application requests). 
Any questions or queries please email.

CV’s will not be accepted.

 




Supported Housing Officer, Supported Housing Team London, Croydon
Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2015, part time, 17.5 hours per week.
Starting salary £17,244 pa pro rata rising to £19,160 pa pro rata with service. 

Do you have the skills and drive to achieve excellent services?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated person to join the Supported Housing Team London:

You’ll have experience of providing housing management to people living in a supported housing setting.

You’ll be responsible for providing housing management services to customers with learning disabilities and to customers who have been homeless and have associated support needs.

Skills needed include:

•    Ability to maximise rental and service charge income
•    Ability to maintain accommodation to a good standard
•    Ability to liaise with external agencies in a professional manner
•    Ability to carry out health & safety checks and take action to address any health & safety concern
•    Ability to use your own initiative, be solution-focused and think outside the box when needed
•    Ability to respond proactively to changing priorities
•    Excellent communication skills
•    Good IT literacy
•    A commitment to excellent customer care

Mainly based in our Croydon office you must have the willingness & ability to travel.  You’ll also be expected to attend meetings throughout Kent, London and Sussex.
Usual days of work are Monday to Friday, but flexibility is essential. 

This post is subject to a DBS check.
Click here to apply and enter job number 12333. 
Closing date:    30 October 2014


Valuing diversity, equality and fairness

 

 

 

Supported Housing Officer, Croydon Refuges
Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2015, part time – 17.5 hours per week
Starting salary £17,244 pa pro rata rising to £19,160 pa pro rata with service.

Do you have previous experience of working with vulnerable women/ families who are fleeing Domestic Abuse?  Are you a team player, with an ethos that embraces a ‘can do’, positive attitude?  Are you solution focused, willing to go that extra mile?

Casa Support is looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated team member in Croydon.  The successful candidate will have great communication skills.  They will be part of a great team recognised for delivering high quality services.

The post holder will be responsible for:

•    A comprehensive housing-related support service to vulnerable adults living at our Croydon Refuges and acting as a key worker for specific service users. 
•    To deliver the service inline with contract requirements, operating within the agreed parameters for the role.
•    Support service users with health and safety issues, managing a tenancy, claiming welfare benefits, maintaining mental health and well being
•    Contribute to maintaining the safety, security and integrity of the scheme, prioritising the safety of everyone living and working there
•    Support service users to maintain meaningful use of leisure time
•    Conduct good quality Risk Assessments and Support Plans that are tailored to the individual need.
•    Engaging clients in training, employment, education and volunteer opportunities
•    Effective liaison and partnership working with a wide range of professional agencies
•    Have great IT skills with the ability to maintain administration systems and accurate records. 
•    Contribute to maintaining the safety, security and integrity of the scheme, prioritising the safety of everyone living and working there

This post is subject to a DBS check.
Click here to apply and enter job number 12332. 
Closing date: Thursday 30 October 2014


We welcome applicants from all communities.


 




Solace Women’s Aid

Refuge worker: please quote reference no. SWA25015                  
 
You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic violence. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with women survivors. You should have a minimum of two years’ experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

 
SALARY: £23,970
HOURS: 37.5 per week

CLOSING DATE:   Friday 7th November 2014
INTERVIEWS:    Friday 14th and Monday 17th November 2014

For an application pack (no CVs) you MUST quote the reference number when applying SWA25015 please download application form and JD from our website and return your completed application via e-mail you MUST quote the reference number when applying: SWA25015. 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)

 


Refuge Caseworker: Please quote reference no. SWA25016                 
 
You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic violence. You will assist in developing support plans and will carry out key work with women survivors. You should have some relevant experience of working with this or a similar client group. An understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

SALARY: £18,028 pro rata
HOURS: 22.5 per week
CLOSING DATE:   Friday 7th November 2014
INTERVIEWS:    Friday 14th and Monday 17th November 2014


For an application pack (no CVs) please download application form and JD from our website and return your completed application via e-mail. You MUST quote reference no. SWA25016. 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)


 


 

ADVANCE is a nationally recognised women’s charity based in West London, providing crisis intervention, risk assessment, advocacy and support for women and their children experiencing domestic and sexual violence, and community support for women who are at risk of breaking the law, involved in the criminal justice system or on probation. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join us in our Advance Minerva service and are looking to recruit the following self-motivated and experienced professional who is committed to making a difference to the lives of women and children:

Female* Keyworker
Fixed term  to March 2015 (with renewal subject to funding continuation)
NJC Scale 29 – 31: £28,191 – £29,838 per annum (inc. London Weighting)
Working hours:  35 hours per week, plus occasional out-of-hours work


The Keyworker offers advice, support and advocacy in relation to the woman’s individual
needs which includes accommodation, health, substance misuse, education, domestic
violence and finances. This post-holder will be primarily responsible for delivering support and advocacy to women and girls (18+) who are involved in offending behaviour or who are at risk of re-offending. A great team worker with proven skills of risk assessment and managing a caseload, the post-holder will be good at managing professional boundaries and have experience of partnership working. They will have demonstrable experience of supporting women and knowledge of issues women face in the criminal justice system.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Benefits include 30 days holiday, a non-contributory pension scheme and child care voucher scheme.

Closing date for the post is 12.00pm  on  Tuesday 28th  October. 
Interviews will take place week commencing  3rd November. 
 
                 
To apply: please download the application form and Job Description from our website.   Completed applications should be emailed to Althea King or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to :

Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6,The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER
 


 




Independent Domestic Violence Advocates
provide a pro-active service to women and children assessed at being at high risk of domestic violence and to improve safety and reduce re-victimisation.

The Court - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate will support women in the LB of Hackney through the Criminal Justice System, explaining procedures and their rights and role within the system.

nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding CAADA Leading Light accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard for general Help with Casework (Women).

Position: Court - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate   
Term: Fixed term 3 days Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday (2 Court Days) November - March 2015 only
Salary:     £14,754.60
(24,591- pro rata 3 days)

We are 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.

Applicants who hold either the appropriate CAADA or Women’s Aid qualification will be prioritised.

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

Closing Date:    10.00am, Friday 31 October 2014
Interviews will be held on 12 November 2014.


The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

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

 



 

AYLESBURY WOMEN’S AID

Aylesbury Women’s Aid works with women and children affected by domestic violence.  We work towards empowering and enabling women to live independent lives free from violence.

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)/Outreach Worker (37 hours) required to provide intensive one-to-one work with standard to high risk survivors of domestic violence. The post is based within our Outreach Service which offers information, support and advocacy to women experiencing crisis as a result of domestic violence.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with survivors of domestic violence and if not already CAADA or WAFE Accredited trained, be willing to undertake training.  Commitment to working from a feminist perspective is essential.  The post will involve some flexible working and you must be able to drive and have use of a car.

Salary:  £21,067 - £23,954 pro rata (NJC points 24 – 28)
Closing Date for Applications:  Tuesday, 28th October 2014
Interviews to be held on: Monday, 3rd November 2014


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

For an application pack (no CVs please) see our application form, job description and job specification on our website. To request a pack please e-mail April or telephone on: 01296 436827.

Charity No: 1054308                                                       Company Limited by Guarantee: 03155260

 


RISE

 

MANAGER OF COUNSELLING & THERAPEUTIC SERVICES

Currently funded for 1 year, ending 31.12.2015 at the latest

 

SCP 36-39  (£30,311 - £33,128) 

37 hours 

 

Quote ref MCTS 10/14/01

This is a unique opportunity for a skilled and experienced professional to be involved in an innovative development. The Manager of Counselling & Therapeutic Services will be the Lead Practitioner in RISE’s new trauma-informed service, and will play a key role in its shaping and direction.  If you have the right mix of strong therapeutic and management skills together with an open, creative vision for what can be achieved with people in distress, you could become the key person in this exciting development.  The service will improve the outcomes for individuals at risk of, or surviving domestic abuse, and is well-positioned to influence practice nationally.  

This is a challenging role with demanding delivery targets.  The successful candidate will be hard working, organised, and have a positive attitude to change and the ability to help others to integrate it into their lives and work.  As well as leading this key development, you will also oversee and ensure the effective delivery of a range of other therapeutic modalities delivered by counselling and therapeutic staff, both paid and voluntary.  You will also be responsible for the day to day management of the service and contribute to the overall management of RISE, as a member of the Management Team, and will also need to actively contribute to fundraising for the ongoing development of this and other posts within the team.  

Due to current funding limitations the initial contract is for a maximum of one year from appointment, ending no later than 31st December 2015.  However this project is a high priority for RISE and the post-holder will take an active role, alongside the Head of Quality and Business Development, in identifying and accessing additional funding streams to ensure the ongoing sustainability and growth of the service. 

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

 

CLOSING DATE:   3 November 2014 INTERVIEW DATE: 20 November 2014

 

RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.

On appointment all staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

 

We encourage applications from the Black and minority ethnic communities as they are currently under-represented in our organization.  

 

Please download an application pack from our website www.riseuk.org.uk

For any queries please email recruitment@riseuk.org.uk and quote the reference number and job title on the email.

 

 

HESTIA

We currently have a vacancy for Team Manager in our Kingston DA Services paying £31,416 - £32,004 pa

The main purpose of this post to manage the Domestic Abuse Services, reporting directly to the Service Team Manager.   The roles includes all aspects of delivering high level accommodation and community based service user led support services and activities. To ensure that all legal and good practice standards are a core part of service delivery and that close working with commissioners and other agencies involved in referring to the service or providing support is fully in place. 

 

If you have:

Extensive experience of working with women experiencing domestic violence in residential and community settings.

 

Management experience including experience of recruitment, induction, supervision, appraisal, training, disciplinary action and grievance issues

Experience of providing a high quality housing management service 

Experience of managing a complex budget and financial system

Experience of promoting and developing service user led involvement

Excellent knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on women and children and related issues.

Excellent knowledge of Domestic Violence Services including Refuge provision, BME Services, children’s services, multi-agency working, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Benefits legislation and legal services.

A good understanding of the housing options available and their referral routes

Knowledge of the support assessment framework and the development of person centred support plans 

Understanding of the role of Social Services, Local Authority Housing units, Health, and Registered Social Landlords in the delivery of a robust support, care and housing service

Commitment to good equal opportunities practice

Commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe working environment

Commitment to continuous improvement of service

Awareness of the external environment and potential change

Commitment to continuous professional development. 

CAADA IDSVA or CAADA Manager accredited.

 

And want to make a real difference then this may be the job for you. 

See our website for more information and to apply: https://recruit.hestia.org/wrl

Closing Date: 28th October 2014.

 

Don’t just change jobs, change lives 

 

HESTIA

We currently have a vacancy for a BME Refuge Worker within our Kingston Domestic Abuse Service paying £20,124 - £20,760 pa.

The main purpose of this post is to provide support, advice and assistance to women & children who have or may have experienced domestic abuse by accessing our service to enable and enhance each client’s quality of life by promoting / maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependants they may have. 

If you have:

Some experience of direct work supporting women experiencing domestic abuse.

Experience of working with varied community groups and services.

Experience of working with multicultural communities.

An understanding of the tasks required to maintain a safe living and working environment. 

An understanding of the risks associated with lone working.

Working knowledge of statutory and voluntary services available for the client group and the issues involved in providing a co-ordinated service for them.

Working Knowledge of Welfare Benefits.

An understanding of the support interventions required firstly to support a service user to maintain their accommodation at the refuge and to then move on to independent accommodation successfully.

Previous experience of using computer based systems to accurately record work and client details

And want to make a real difference, then this may be the job for you. 

 

See our website for more information and to apply : https://recruit.hestia.org/wrl

Closing Date: 28th October 2014

 

Don’t just change jobs, change lives 

 

 

 

  

 

 


The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)

Domestic Violence Opportunities

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE WORKER

GROUP COORDINATOR

GROUP FACILITATOR

 

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is recruiting for our exciting new project to support Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, Refugee (BAMER) women who have experienced domestic abuse with specialist work on a one to one and group basis. Our project is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund for a period of 3 years.

About us: We are a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive support. We do this by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies.

About the roles: We are seeking confident and empathic individuals to work as a Domestic Abuse Worker, Group Coordinator and Group Facilitator with women from BAMER communities. For all roles the ability to fluently speak an additional language to English will be advantageous.

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

 

Appointment dependent upon satisfactory DBS Check and references

 

For more detailed information about all the available roles and application packs please email your CV to levi@ashberryrecruitment.com 

 

Salary is dependent on the position, £19,817 to £24,892

CLOSING DATE: Friday 31st October 2014

 

 

 

 

 


 

RESOURCING GROUP - JUSTICE & ABUSE DIVISION

Resourcing Group’s Justice and Abuse Division specialise in providing all levels of staff to Domestic and Sexual Violence services across the UK.

We are currently recruiting for a number of Domestic Violence specialist roles in the North West – please find below a brief synopsis of the roles:

- IDVA (Community based IDVA working with a case load of 30 high risk clients in a rural setting. You will need to be either DAPA or CAADA qualified)

- Polish speaking Outreach Worker (Supporting 18 victims of domestic abuse in the community and their own homes. This role offers training and would be an excellent opportunity to get into the sector)

- Young Persons Domestic Abuse Project Lead (Running therapeutic programmes, one to one sessions and group work projects for 8 – 18 year olds focusing on breaking the cycle of abuse and identifying healthy relationships and behaviour)

- Male Interventions Programme Manager (Managing a therapeutic programme which works with perpetrators of domestic abuse to identify reasons behind abuse, reduce risk of re-offending and support them in changing their behaviour. This will include managing sessional practitioners and volunteers)

- Child and Family Workers (Working to supporting children who have witnessed domestic abuse in refuge and community settings)

- Floating Support Workers (Working to support 20 clients in the community and their own homes. This includes working with and empowering clients in move on accommodation and those who remain with the perpetrator)

Please contact Ria Smith (Divisional Manager – Justice and Abuse related Recruitment) and the team on 0207 264 0726 or by email (ria.smith@resourcinggroup.co.uk) for more information on any of the above roles.

 


RESOURCING GROUP - JUSTICE & ABUSE DIVISION

Resourcing Group’s Justice and Abuse Division specialise in providing all levels of staff to Domestic and Sexual Violence services across the UK.

We are currently recruiting for a number of Domestic Violence specialist roles in the London and the South East – please find below a brief synopsis of the roles:

- Essex based Refuge Services Manager (Line managing the organisation’s refuge and children’s services which includes management of 5 members of staff)

- IDVA (Various roles based in London, Essex and Hertfordshire. You will need to be either DAPA or CAADA qualified)

- Refuge Worker (Supporting 6 victims of domestic abuse in a refuge setting. You will be supporting the clients with practical and emotional needs and empowering them to live independently)

- Essex and Hertfordshire based Floating Support Workers (Supporting 18 domestic violence clients in the community and their own homes. This includes working with clients in move on accommodation and those who remain with the perpetrator)

- Essex based ISVA (Supporting victims of sexual violence (both male and female) with both their practical and emotional needs)

- London based Office Manager (Responsible for overseeing domestic violence case management including initial contact, case allocation and closing cases)

Please contact Laura Kemp (Recruitment Consultant – Justice and Abuse related Recruitment) and the team on 0207 264 0725 or by email (laura.kemp@resourcinggroup.co.uk) for more information on the above role.