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Sefton - Vulnerable Victim Advocates x3 posts

Sefton - Young People’s Vulnerable Victims Advocate


Swindon - Health Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Swindon - Health Community Outreach Support Worker


Reigate & Banstead - Assistant Manager


London - Training and Development Manager

London - Children's Worker


Glossop - Business and Operations Officer


London - Rape Crisis Administrator


Redhill - Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker


Nuneaton - Advocate Educator


West London - Domestic Abuse and Housing Coordinator (Maternity Cover)


Shropshire - Relief Refuge & Outreach Workers


London - Senior Manager


South Gloucestershire - Sessional Crèche / Play Workers


Thanet - Young Adult Mentor (Maternity Cover)


Wycombe - IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)


Thanet - Children & Young People’s Mentor

London - IRIS Joint National Lead (Maternity Cover)


London (Richmond) - Refuge Worker


Kirkby - Refuge Workers – Days & Nights

St Albans & Hertsmere - Child Support Worker:  Maternity Cover


Kirkby - Integrated Partner Service Worker 


 


 

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WOMEN'S AID NATIONAL OFFICE

We are looking for a Trust Fundraising Officer who is enthusiastic, proactive and organised to raise funds from Trust and Statutory bodies.  This opportunity is perfect for someone with experience of working for a charity or in a research funded institution and/or a funding body.

With previous experience in a Trust or Statutory Fundraising role you will be quick to grasp the needs of the organisation in order to make timely and appropriate applications to maximise income. Have strong data entry and communication skills with excellent attention to detail and a flexible but organised approach to work.  With the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines you will be exceptionally well-organised and work well with a number of key colleagues across more than one site.

As part of the Fundraising Team you will develop and maintain both internal and external contacts and will need a thorough understanding of Women’s Aid’s work and membership.  In addition, you will be the first point of contact for funders and be responsible for maintaining their records on fundraising database.  

In this role you will help to secure funding for ongoing and ad hoc projects that will help support our work to end domestic violence against women and children.  It is essential that you have experience of raising significant income from Trust and Statutory funders, and well-developed communication, admin and coordination skills. Good at collating and writing reports, you are great with people and are comfortable meeting multiple deadlines. Happy in a busy environment you will be able to work on your own initiative, have an eye for detail and the confidence to make changes to improve processes. 

Salary: £25,872 – £29,036 + benefits

37 hours per week, based in Bristol; benefits include a generous bank holidays and annual leave package and contributory pension scheme.  

Closing date for applications: 12pm 5th March 

The interview date will be Tuesday 10th March 

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

Job Description 

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.   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. 

 



WOMEN'S AID NATIONAL OFFICE
 
We are looking for a Senior Partnerships Officer who is enthusiastic, proactive and will be responsible for raising significant income per year whilst managing high level trust and statutory relationships.  Working at a senior level with major influencers and introducers you must be a credible, experienced, self-motivated professional with excellent communication and relationship development skills and a great ability to network. As an individual, you will be skilled at listening to people and asking insightful, open questions to identify people's motivations, interests and passions.
 
This role calls for an individual who is able to think and plan strategically, with an entrepreneurial and enthusiastic approach. Someone who can persuade, influence and negotiate at the highest levels. You will also have the ability to lead, motivate and develop relationships. 
 
It would be advantageous if you’ve worked in a similar fundraising capacity; working with others at a senior level with the strategic ability to spot opportunities, make connections, evaluate and act upon them.  You will be quick to grasp the needs of the organisation in order to make timely and appropriate applications to maximise income. You will have strong communication skills with excellent attention to detail and a flexible but organised approach to work.  With the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines you will be exceptionally well-organised and work well with a number of key colleagues across more than one site.
 
As part of the Fundraising Team you will develop and maintain both internal and external contacts with responsibility for securing significant gifts that will help support our national work to end domestic violence against women and children.  In this role you will work alongside senior colleagues, trustees and ambassadors. We require an experienced individual who is interested in people, quick at making connections and who is looking to work in a target-driven fundraising environment.
 
You will also need to provide support in establishing, developing and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of influential and wealthy individuals to secure on-going major financial support. You will also need to proactively identify and research potential supporters, building clear, detailed profiles to establish their potential relationship and alignment with the organisation.
 
Good at collating and writing reports, you are great with people and are comfortable meeting multiple deadlines. Happy in a busy environment you will be able to work on your own initiative, have an eye for detail and the confidence to make changes to improve processes. 
 
Salary: £29,236 – £31,754 + benefits 
 
37 hours per week, based in London or Bristol; benefits include a generous bank holidays and annual leave package and contributory pension scheme.  
 
To apply complete the application pack below and return to l.owen@womensaid.org.uk 
 
Job Description 
Application Form
 
Closing date for applications: 12pm Thursday 19th March
The interview date will be Tuesday 24th March 
 
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.   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. 

 

SEFTON COUNCIL

Governance, Partnerships and Neighbourhoods

Vulnerable Victims Advocacy Team 

 

Vulnerable Victim Advocates x3 posts

Salary: Grade G Spinal point 27 – 31 £23,698 – £27,123

Hours: 36

Permanent 

 

We are looking for three people to join our established IDVA team in Sefton which offers support to men and women experiencing domestic and or sexual violence. The successful candidates will be qualified and experienced in working within this field and committed to providing a quality service to vulnerable victims as part of a crisis intervention response.

Excellent communication and liaison skills are essential to the role which requires regular contact with service users, colleagues, other Council departments and external agencies.   This role involves active case management and so excellent time management skills and an ability to work to tight timescales is essential.  Successful candidates will be expected to travel independently across the borough.

 

Young People’s Vulnerable Victims Advocate

Salary: Grade G Spinal point 27 – 31 £23,698 – £27,123

Hours: 36

Fixed term until 31 March 2016

This post is funded by Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner

 

This is a new post which will enhance the IDVA provision in Sefton focusing on working with young people aged 15-19 at risk of, or experiencing, domestic violence.  The successful candidate will be partly co-located with Sefton’s new Community Adolescent Team and will work with a range of partners to develop appropriate toolkits, awareness raising sessions and referral pathways suitable for young people. The role will also require active case management and so excellent time management skills and an ability to work to tight timescales is essential. As this is a new post the successful candidate will be expected to develop innovative approaches to partnership working and new ideas.  The successful candidate will be expected to travel independently across the borough. 

 

Closing date:  Sunday 15 March 2015

Interviews:  Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March 2015

 

Due to the nature of this work these posts are restricted to women applicants only under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part.

These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore you are required to declare any convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not ‘protected’ (i.e. filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2013

Further details and an application form are available at http://www.sefton.gov.uk/jobs-training/job-vacancies

 

 


 

SWINDON WOMEN'S AID

Job title: Health Independent Domestic Violence Advocate 

Contract: Fixed Term to March 2016 (Continuation subject to funding)

Salary: £22,500

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Work Location: Swindon

Swindon Women’s Aid is looking to recruit a Health IDVA to join their domestic abuse service in Swindon. This post will be predominately based at the Great Western Hospital but also SWA offices.

The role will include training health professionals at the hospital on the identification and referral route in the service; and from there in you will directly support any high risk victims which are identified. You will undertake and regularly review risk assessments, develop safety and support plans and assist victims with signposting into other relevant support services.

  • IDVA qualified or have at least 3 years case management experience, for example in criminal justice work, health, health and social care or other relevant area
  • Knowledge of domestic violence its impact on victims and their children
  • Experience of undertaking risk and needs assessment, safety and support planning, particularly with clients with complex/multiple needs
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to work in partnership
  • Good time & project management skills, ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to deliver presentations and deliver training relevant to the role

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 25th March 2015

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and clearance

This vacancy is open to females only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9, Part 1)

Must hold a full UK driving license and have access to vehicle

For informal discussion contact Olwen Kelly Director of Swindon Women’s Aid on 01793 610610 

Job applications can be requested by telephone on 01793 864984 or by email at abby@swindonwomensaid.org or by downloading them directly from our website at www.swindonwomensaid.org 

Please return completed application forms to abby@swindonwomensaid.org or by post addressed to;

The Director, Swindon Women’s Aid, PO Box 3816, Swindon SN5 1BQ

 

Job Title: Health Community Outreach Support Worker

Contract: Fixed Term to March 2016 (Continuation subject to funding)

Salary: £22,232

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Work Location:  Swindon

Swindon Women’s Aid is looking to recruit a Health Outreach Worker to join their fully integrated domestic abuse service in Swindon. This post will be based at Swindon Women’s Aid but involve working within local GP surgeries. 

As a health outreach worker you will work to provide our domestic violence service to victims via local GP surgeries. You will develop effective working relationships with GP surgery staff and provide training on our services, the identification of victims and referral route in our service. Once established you will be responsible for assessing referrals and managing a caseload by providing direct support to those victims which have been identified via the GP surgeries. This will include formulating and regularly reviewing risk assessments, developing safety and support plans and assist victims with signposting into other relevant support services.

  • Good understanding of domestic violence its impact on victims and their children (
  • Direct experience of providing community based support work to include effectively managing caseloads, undertaking risk assessments and developing safety/support plans
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Good time & project management, ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines
  • Ability to deliver presentations and deliver training relevant to the role

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 25th March 2015

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and clearance

This vacancy is open to females only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9, Part 1)

Must hold a full UK driving license and have access to vehicle

For informal discussion contact Olwen Kelly Director of Swindon Women’s Aid on 01793 610610 

Job applications can be requested by telephone on 01793 864984 or by email at abby@swindonwomensaid.org or by downloading them directly from our website at www.swindonwomensaid.org 

Please return completed application forms to abby@swindonwomensaid.org or by post addressed to;

The Director, Swindon Women’s Aid, PO Box 3816, Swindon SN5 1BQ

 


Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid

Reigate and Banstead Women’s Aid is a refuge which provides support and accommodation to women and children affected by domestic abuse.  

We are recruiting an Assistant Manager to support the day to day running of the refuge. This role will assist the manager in ensuring our clients and their children are supported in an effective and efficient manner. Although not essential, it would be ideally suited to someone with existing management experience within the domestic abuse sector. See below for more details.

The post will be part time (hours to be confirmed) and initially contracted for a period of one year.  

Interviews will be held week commencing 23rd March 2015. 

Please apply by emailing your CV and covering letter to trustee@rbw-aid.org.uk by 13th March 2015.  

 

Job Summary:  The role of the Assistant Manager is to support the Refuge Manager with the day to day running of the refuge, deputising where necessary and assuming appropriate responsibilities that ensure the refuge, and its clients, are supported in an effective and efficient manner. 

Duties:

Day-to-day management of activities within the Refuge and move-on house, to include: 

Overseeing and monitoring the support plans of all clients within the refuge and move on house. 

Ensuring the ongoing timely occurrence and smooth running of all meetings for the women take place, and that appropriate childcare provision is in place for them. This includes:  individual and group support meetings;  the Freedom Programme; client counselling; family therapy; play therapy and the Saturday one-to-one project.  

In the absence of the key worker, responding to all queries by staff or residents, and being the first point of contact for all initial queries during this period of absence. 

Ensuring complaints by residents, are recorded and resolved, where appropriate. 

Liaising with the manager to ensure referrals to Children's Services are sent on time. 

Assisting the manager in dealing with policy reviews; evictions; house maintenance; and health and safety matters, as and when they arise.

Issuing warnings to residents, as appropriate, after consultation with the manager. 

Liaising with professionals on a range of issues - to include education, children services, housing, police - and attending multi agency and TAF (Team Around the Family) core group meetings as required.  Appropriate feedback and reports from meetings to be provided to concerned parties i.e. refuge manager/trustees.  

Managing and executing safeguarding concerns; referral queries/requests confirmations; warnings; requests for extended stays; change of rooms. These matters should always be reported to the manager, who will provide assistance and supervision if needed. 

Direct, first line management responsibility for family/children support workers.  

Supporting staff by agreeing holidays, time off for medical appointments. 

Holding weekly staff scheduling meetings, ensuring all clients are reviewed so staff are kept abreast of their needs and issues. 

Managing issues relating to staff conduct, referring to manager where necessary. 

Participating in and/or contributing to staff supervision and appraisals, alongside the manager. 

Ensuring external staff supervision is scheduled monthly. 

Co-ordinating and attending weekly supervision meetings with the manager and providing updates and reports as and when required. 

 

Type of person: 

The assistant manager post is a part time vacancy that would be ideally suited to someone with existing management experience within the domestic abuse sector.  Successful candidates will be a trusted partner to clients, colleagues and third parties.  They should be able to build and maintain relationships at all levels, from the women and children support within the refuge, to the highest levels at relevant external agencies.  Being able to react quickly and appropriately to a fast moving environment is a must, as is being competent at identifying and resolving potentially volatile situations.  

 

Qualifications and experience: 

Minimum one year experience in a similar permanent or voluntary role. Previous, first-line management experience would be an advantage. 

IDVA or DAPA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate or Domestic Abuse Prevention Advocate) qualifications would be ideal, but not vital. 

Experience of identifying and reporting of safe guarding issues. 

 

 

The post will initially be held on a one year contract, and is a part time position. It will be predominantly office based, but with some local travel. Salary and hours are to be confirmed.  

 

Please note: Female applicants only, exemption under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  Successful candidates will be required to provide a full DBS, Criminal Records Disclosure. 

 


 

PALADIN

Training and Development Manager

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week

Paladin currently has a vacancy for a Training and Development Manager who will be responsible for the organisation, delivery and coordination of all Paladin Learning & Development initiatives.

This post is based in Central London.

Closing date for applications 6th March 2015.

To apply please visit the website: http://paladinservice.co.uk/working-for-paladin/ 

 


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, community support service, helpline and education and awareness raising programmes.

 

We are recruiting a: 

CHILDREN’S WORKER

Interim position May – July 2015

21 hours per week

£28,000 pro rata

 

You’ll have an exciting opportunity to deliver JWA’s established children’s service for a three month period. You will work in both the JWA refuge and in the wider community to provide individual support for children affected by abuse, run groups and organise a range of play activities and outings. You’ll also be responsible for raising awareness of the service and ensuring that relevant child protection and data collection procedures are followed.

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, proactive and creative. You will have a relevant childcare qualification and experience of working with children, possibly including running groups. You’ll be passionate about the idea of supporting young people to come to terms with their experience of abuse. Knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and the Jewish community is also essential.

For a job description and application pack please contact Suzi / Caroline on info@jwa.org.uk or 0208 445 8060.

Closing date: 20th March 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

 


CROSSROADS DERBYSHIRE

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

We are now seeking to appoint a Business and Operations Officer to develop funding streams and meet outcomes for our future sustainability.

Salary Scale: Point 30-31-£25,727 to £26,539

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week

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

(The post is initially until January 31st 2016 but subject to funding this may be extended)

 

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

For more information and to apply please visit http://www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/about-us/careers/

Closing date for completed applications is 5pm Friday 20th March 2015

Interviews will take place Monday 30th March 2015

 

HPWA Registered Charity No 1134679      Company Limited By Guarantee N0 07164749

 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Rape Crisis Administrator

 

Job Reference Number: SWA25039

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 Rape Crisis service offers independent support to women and girls age 13+ who have survived any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

We are looking for an administrator to support the Rape Crisis Centre and specifically the counselling and helpline functions of the service. 

 

This is a part time position at 22.5 hours per week based in our Islington Offices. 

Salary: £21,966 pro rata

 

Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2016

Closing Date: Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 12noon

Interview Date: Tuesday 24th March 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

 

Please quote the Job Reference Number: SWA25039 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 

 
 
 

 
 
EAST SURREY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES
(Registered Charity No. 1092643)
 
Providing Outreach & Associated Services to Survivors of Domestic Abuse in Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley
 
We offer the following posts, which are subject to Section 7(2)(e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only) Our premises are situated in Redhill but you will also work away from the office.
 
 
DOMESTIC ABUSE OUTREACH WORKER x 2
£20,500 - £21,500 (FTE dependent upon experience)
one post for 25 hours per week & one post for 35 hours per week
 
You will join an innovative, highly motivated, professional team and will be required to work directly with individual clients and liaise with other agencies and organisations such as the police, housing, health, social care and legal services. It is essential that you have an ability to listen, to communicate empathetically, are non-judgemental and are aware of the importance of confidentiality. Experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse, and/or CAADA Independent Domestic Violence Adviser training qualification or equivalent is essential. Training and induction will be provided and we actively encourage the continuous personal development of all our staff. 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@esdas.org.uk.
 
Closing date for applications: noon on Wednesday 18th March 2015
Interview date: Monday 23rd March 2015
 
 
 

 

HOME GROUP
 
Advocate Educator (2 Roles)
 
Nuneaton - (Ref: 141370)
 
Temporary until 31/03/2016
 
Full Time (37.5 hpw)
 
Salary £19500 to £26000 per annum
 
 
This role is based within the domestic abuse service operating across Warwickshire. Warwickshire Domestic Abuse Service provides floating support to those experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. This is a well-established service staffed by a knowledgeable domestic abuse team who have many years of experience between them
 
About the role
 
This is a brand new role within Warwickshire, and as an Advocate Educator you will deliver quality training to general practice teams, both in relation to domestic abuse and the computer based HARKS system used to support GP practices in their role.
 
IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training, support and referral programme for primary care staff. It is a targeted intervention for female patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former Domestic abuse from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS provides care pathways for all patients living with abuse as well as information and signposting for perpetrators.
 
We are looking for three full-time advocate educators to support 75 practices. The advocate educator is a specialist domestic violence and abuse worker who is linked to the practices and based at a Stonham Service in Nuneaton. The advocate educator provides training to the practice teams and acts as an on-going consultant as well as the person to whom they directly refer patients for expert advocacy. The advocate educators will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to deliver the service model.
 
There will be travelling to other locations to suit the needs of the role. Due to the nature of this role a driving licence and access to a car for work purposes is required. Finally please note any offer of employment is subject to an enhanced DBS the costs of which are met by the employer.
 
Who we're looking for
 
You will need to have experience of working within domestic abuse support services and of delivering training; being able to communicate effectively and build relationships successfully is essential. You will need to be confident and competent with IT. You will provide on-going support for health professionals and assess and provide support and advocacy for patients. Whilst you will be allocated a priority area geographically, you may be required to work in any part of the county.
 
What we'll give you
 
Our ‘My home package' includes competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long terms disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year - rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car, technology and childcare vouchers.
 
So who is Home Group?
 
We are the UK's largest provider of care and support services and also one of the UK's top housing providers. Many of our clients need more than a home and through our Stonham brand we work with almost 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year.
 
One size doesn't fit all, so our clients lead their support every step of the way and this is reflected in our client satisfaction rating of 95%, with 78% experiencing a positive move-on and tenancy sustainment of 75%.
 
Our values
 
At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers. To be a success with us you'll need to be
 
Accountable (Don't pass the buck - own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)
 
 
Closing date – 22nd March 2015
 
To apply click here
 
The post holder must be female. Section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (1979) applies.
 
 
 

 

STANDING TOGETHER  

Domestic Abuse and Housing 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) Pro Rata Part Time (14 hours per week)

Contract: Fixed Term to 31/03/2016 (Maternity Cover).

Location: West London

Interview dates: Mornings of 31/03/2015 and 1/04/2015

 

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

 

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 12 noon Monday 23rd March 2015

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

 
 

 

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.  

Relief Refuge & Outreach Workers REF:  017 RRWS

Casual hours 

£10-£11.50 per hour inc hol pay

Shropshire

 

As a relief refuge and outreach worker you will have a key role in supporting women in crisis by providing essential temporary cover for our permanent staff on a casual basis. 

You will be responsible for providing high quality practical and emotional support to the women and their children living in our refuges, and for some outreach work in the community for female survivors of domestic violence. You will assist in the smooth running of the refuge and in developing support plans for each resident.  You will also support women with welfare and benefit applications and in aiding them to obtain permanent accommodation.

The successful candidates will have 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. A full driving licence and the use of a car are also essential.

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

 

Closing date:     16 March 2015               Interview date:  w/c 23 March 2015

 

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

These posts are restricted to women due to the nature of the roles. 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

Senior Manager 

Job Reference Number: SWA25038

We are looking to recruit to our Senior Management Team.  We need   an energetic and resourceful leader to join us.  You will be contributing to the overall strategic development of Solace Women’s Aid, supporting us to become a leader in the field of domestic and sexual abuse. 

We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic Women as they are currently under-represented in our senior management team.

 

Essential Criteria

Demonstrable experience of managing a number of a projects

A proven track record of developing new service provision  

Significant experience of developing effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, including commissioners.

A sound working knowledge of the practical, emotional, social and economic issues facing women and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse.

Salary: £44k 

Hours: 37.5 

Contract:  Permanent 

 

Closing date for completed applications:  Monday  16 March at  12 Noon 

Interviews:  Telephone interviews on Friday 20 March and face to face interviews on Wednesday 25 March 

 

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

 

Solace Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is open to women only. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 

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

 

No agencies 

 
 

 
 
SURVIVE  
 
Sessional Crèche / Play Workers (female only*)
 
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 and 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: Hay 11, starting point 14, £16,327 pro rata, £9.30 per hour
 
Closing date:  5pm on 18th March 2015   Interviews:  Midday onwards on 27th March
 
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 
*Section 7(2) of 1975 Sex Discrimination act applies
Charity No 1114005
 

 
OASIS DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE
 

Young Adult Mentor (Maternity Cover)

Salary: 20,714 pro rata 

Hours: 21 per week

Contract type: Fixed term 6 months (Maternity Cover)

Closing date for applications: 5.00 pm Tuesday 10th March

Interview and selection exercises to be held: Week commencing 16th March

 

An opportunity has arisen to join the Children & Young People Team within Oasis Domestic Abuse Service. We are looking for a motivated individual to join the team on a 6 month, part-time basis to cover maternity leave.

The successful candidate will work as a mentor to people aged between 16-25 years who are affected by domestic abuse issues. The young people will have the need for intense support to develop the resilience to deal with their life experiences either as a result of the intimate abuse or childhood issues. All mentors will be trained in managing and supporting young people through trauma. 

Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience of working in a supportive role with this age group and also of working within a multi-agency framework.

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

 

 

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 (£20,253 - £24,472) 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: Monday 9 March 2015

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 12 March 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.

 

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). 

 

 
 

 
 

OASIS DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE

Children & Young People’s Mentor

Salary: £20,714 pro rata 

Hours: 28 per week

Contract type: Fixed term 12 months

Closing date for applications: 5.00 pm Friday 6th March

Interview and selection exercises to be held: Week commencing 16th March

Based in Thanet

 

An opportunity has arisen to join the Children & Young People Team within Oasis Domestic Abuse Service. We are looking for a motivated individual to join the team on a 12 month, part-time basis.

The successful candidate will work as a mentor to children and young adults aged between 11-19 years who are affected by domestic abuse issues; offering intense support to develop the resilience to deal with their life experiences either as a result of the intimate abuse or childhood issues. 

Applicants will be able to demonstrate experience of working in a supportive role with this age group and also of working within a multi-agency framework.

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

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
nia
 
Opportunity in National Domestic Violence Programme
 
Identification & Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)
 
IRIS Joint National Lead (Maternity Cover)
 
 
The post is a rare opportunity for an exceptional woman to be involved in the nationwide expansion of a programme to improve primary care responses to domestic violence across the UK. 
 
IRIS is an evidence-based programme to educate health professionals to improve their practice in the identification and referral of survivors of domestic violence to specialist domestic violence services.  
 
Following an independently evaluated randomised controlled trial to establish its effectiveness, the successful IRIS programme has already been implemented in 17 areas and has secured Department of Health funding to mainstream the intervention across England.  IRIS will continue to be implemented in further areas as discussions progress.  We now require maternity cover for one of the two existing National Leads.
 
Salary: £32,098 pro rata 
Term 9-12 months commencing March 2015 (maternity cover) 
Hours: 18 hours per week
Location:       London with extensive national travel
 
 
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE  
 
As a member of the national IRIS team, the postholder will support local teams to secure the commissioning of IRIS in their locality by liaising with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health, local authorities and voluntary sector specialist agencies. You will be responsible for delivering Train the Trainer courses for local teams to equip them to train healthcare professionals and support patients. You will provide ongoing support to local teams and sites who have commissioned the programme. You will be responsible for the collection, analysis and reporting on data about the programme’s effectiveness. You will present data to secure sustained funding with commissioners. 
 
To apply, 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: 10.00 am 9th March 2015
Interviews will be held on 18TH March 2015 in London.
  
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
 
For further information please visit www.irisdomesticviolence.org.uk
 
 
 

 
 
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.  Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.
 
Refuge Worker REF:  016 RWR
37.5 hours per week
c£21,000 per annum
Richmond
Permanent
 
As refuge worker, 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 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 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. 
 
Benefits include 28 days holiday, a pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare voucher scheme. 
 
 
Please visit our website for further details, including the job description and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge
 
Closing date: 2 March 2015 Interview date: 11 March 2015
An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
 
 
* In view of the nature of role the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies This post is restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 
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 the work undertaken by Refuge.
 
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.
            
 
            
 

 
 
The First Step (Formerly KDVSS)
 
Refuge Workers – Days & Nights
 
Salary: Days £14,352 (25.7 hrs p/w average), Nights £12,552 (28.3 hrs p/w average) + 6% pension contribution.  25 days annual leave per year (pro rata).
 
As a Refuge Worker you will be providing emotional and practical support to women and families escaping domestic abuse, assessing and reviewing risk and acting as an advocate for them with various partner agencies.  You are required to have a minimum of two years’ experience supporting those who have been affected by domestic abuse, and NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent relevant qualification.
 
Post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, and is open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, (Part 1).
 
Application pack available via email: lesley.harrison@kdvss.org.uk
Closing date: 5pm Friday 6th March
 
 
 

 
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge
 
Child Support Worker:  Maternity Cover 
Hours: 37 hrs. Per Week 
Salary: £19,450
 
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge provides a service to women and women with children fleeing domestic abuse.
 
The Child Support Worker will be working in Refuge to provide a service to children and parenting support. We are seeking a worker who has experience and skills in working with children from 0-16yrs. The ideal candidate will take responsibility for resettlement work with children and support the Outreach Service where there are issues regarding children. The ideal candidate will have experience of undertaking assessments, risk management, completing support plans and hold a NVQ level 3 or equivalent. You will have strong communication skills and experience of partnership working. 
 
Experience of working in refuge is desirable but not essential.
 
Closing Date: 2nd March 2015 
Interviews: 24th March 2015 
 
Post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1
 
To apply please email lizperry@sahwr.org.uk 
Previous applicants need not apply
 
 

 

 

 

 

The First Step (formerly KDVSS)

 

Integrated Partner Service Worker 

 

Salary: £20,102 to £20,602 (pro rata) plus 6% pension Hours: 25 per week 

To deliver a service to women whose male partners are attending the InPACT perpetrator programme.  Minimum two years’ experience supporting women affected by domestic abuse and undertaking risk assessment/safety planning

Post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

 

Application pack available by email: sue.langley@kdvss.org.uk

(CV’s not accepted)

 

Closing date: 9th March 2015 5pm       Interview date: 17th March 2015

 

For an informal chat about the role ring Angela or Nina on 0151 548 3333