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Vacancies in the domestic and sexual violence sector
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London (Camden) - BME Floating Support Caseworker

Warrington - Manager

Bradford and district - multiple roles

North West Sussex - Children's Worker

Peterborough - Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Advocates

Milton Keynes - Young Person's Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (YP IDVA) 


London (Lambeth) - Refuge Caseworker


London (Westminster) - Floating Support Worker


Derby - Eastern European Community Outreach Worker


Coventry - Domestic Violence Helpline Worker


Staffordshire - Children & Young Persons' Domestic Violence Support Practitioner 

Staffordshire - Domestic Violence Support Practitioner
 

London - Stella Project Coordinator and AVA Trainer


London (North) - Assistant Management Accountant
 

London (travel nationwide) - National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers


Huddersfield region - Outreach Support Worker


London - Evaluation and Engagement Officer


Derbyshire - Children and Young Persons Project worker – Maternity Cover


Derbyshire - Deputy Manager – Domestic Abuse Services

Warrington - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate


Liverpool - Domestic violence male perpetrator program facilitator x 2

Liverpool - Project Worker x 2
 

London - Volunteer and Support Coordinator
 

London (Lewisham) - Children’s Support Workers x 2


London (Lewisham) - Community Advocacy & Group Work Co-ordinator


London (Lewisham) - Early Intervention Community Outreach Worker


London (Lewisham) - IRIS Project Educator


London (Lewisham) - Trainee Refuge Workers x 3
 

London (Lewisham) - Community Outreach Worker – Vietnamese speaking


London - Executive Assistant 


London (Camden) - Service Manager Complex Needs Refuge


London (Southwark) - Case Worker


London (Enfield) - Advice and Support Caseworker


London (Enfield) - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)


London (Islington) - Evening Support Worker


London (Islington) - Sessional Children’s Playworker

London (Islington) - Refuge Support Worker

London - Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

North Nottinghamshire - Temporary Female Children's Worker

Bassetlaw - 2 x Female Refuge Support Workers

Mansfield - Female Refuge Support Worker

Derbyshire (North West) - Volunteer Co-ordinator

Derbyshire (North West) - Senior Outreach Worker


Luton - Chairperson and Trustee(s)


 


 

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WOMEN'S AID NATIONAL OFFICE

Women's Aid is the key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. We support a network of over 300 dedicated specialist domestic violence services across the UK.

We are looking for a research and evaluation volunteer to complete two research projects supporting our helpline and membership teams. 

You will gain experience of designing and delivering your own research project, including creating survey tools, collecting and analysing data, and creating useful reports. Training, guidance and supervision will be provided.  

This volunteer role will be based at our London office and travel and lunch expenses will be provided. We are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible but can work flexibly around the hours that suit your other commitments. 

If you are interested in this volunteer post, please get in touch with Eve Blair (e.blair@womensaid.org.uk) for more information.

Closing date: 6th February

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.  Registered charity no: 1054154


 

WOMEN'S AID NATIONAL OFFICE

Fundraising Administrator

Women’s Aid is looking for an Administrator who is enthusiastic, proactive and organised to join our Fundraising team.  With previous experience in a customer facing role you will have strong data entry and communication skills with excellent attention to detail. You will be exceptionally well-organised and work well within a team.  

You will help coordinate logistics from scheduling and preparing meetings to managing diaries and preparing reports to help ensure the team runs smoothly.  You will be the first point of contact for enquiries and be responsible for maintaining the fundraising database.  In this varied role you will also get involved and take the lead in ad hoc projects. 

It is essential that you have experience of providing office support, you are great with people and are comfortable meeting multiple deadlines. 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: £18,853 - £21,258 per annum + benefits

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

 

To apply please fill in the application pack below and return to s.jones@womensaid.org.uk

Covering Letter

Job Description

Completion Notes

Terms & Conditions

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

 

Closing date: Midday 6th February 2015

Interview date: 11th February 2015 in central Bristol

 

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.  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. 


BME Floating Support Caseworker

Hestia Camden

39 hours PW 

 

Don’t just change jobs, change lives

 

Hestia is a dynamic London-wide charity providing, social care support services to people with mental health needs; drugs and alcohol problems; HIV\AIDS; complex needs; offenders; women fleeing domestic violence; homeless people and those with physical disabilities.  We also provide self-directed support services to a range of individuals who are in receipt of local authority budgets to support them to live independently.  

 

We are an ambitious organisation looking to grow the range and types of services we provide as we seek to transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society.

 

We are looking for someone to fill this post within our Camden Domestic Abuse Services where support and assistance is given to women and children living in the community, who have or may still be experiencing domestic violence.

As a BME Floating Support Worker you will be responsible for planning and providing good quality day to day support, advice and advocacy to individual women and children. 

If you have ability to: 

Adhere to all standards of the Floating Support Service Specification and the Quality Assessment Framework conditions, including, service delivery, completing all monitoring and relevant reports, case files and following all policy and procedures. 

Empower clients to improve their quality of life by promoting and maintaining independent living for themselves and any dependants they may have. 

Provide relevant support in accordance to the client’s needs through support and safety planning, risk and needs assessments and through one to one sessions. 

Enabling clients to develop skills required for independent living and their broader needs by enabling access to other relevant services. 

Enable clients to sustain their tenancy through legal intervention, debt management and practical support.

Encourage and promote a Multi-Agency approach of working to ensure the needs of the clients are met to a high quality which will include partnership working within all aspects of service provision including when relevant, support planning.  Experience of working within multicultural communities.

The ability to communicate directly and fluently speaking south Asian languages as well as English. Bengali required

 

Sections 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female Applicants Please)

Closing date:  16th February 2015

See our website for more information and to apply.

Hestia – Empowering people, Changing lives


Warrington Women’s Aid Ltd

Require a Manager - Salary is negotiable between £31,000 - £33,000

27 days holiday a year

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to work in Warrington leading a developing practice in Domestic Abuse support for vulnerable people.

You will need: 

Experience working in a Domestic Abuse/social management housing setting.

Significant proven experience of providing direct emotional and practical support to people seeking support and advice from social services residential or the voluntary sector.

Experience in managing complex case work including safeguarding children and adults, mental health substance abuse and crisis intervention.

Experience of assessing the needs and risks to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.  

A relevant professional qualification in social or management housing.

Ability to prepare grant applications for funding.

Experience in preparing effective reports for funding. 

Overseeing direct complex domestic abuse casework including issues such as child abuse, mental health, substance abuse, working with trauma in adults and children in crisis intervention.  

Demonstrate strong written and communication skills. 

Knowledge of child/adult safeguarding.

To monitor targets and deliver outcomes.

Ability to prepare and manage budgets, prepare accounts for audit and input accounts onto sage.

Experience in managing teams and individuals. 

Evidence of the ability to demonstrate leadership and sound judgement in crisis situations including where lives need to be protected

Flexibility to work evenings and weekends if required

A current driving licence and the use of a car

Closing date 16th February 2015

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exception Order) 1975. It will be necessary for a Disclosure to be made to the Criminal records bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Women only to apply under Section 7(2) (d) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies to this post.

Interviews will take place week beginning 2nd March 2015.

For an application pack contact 01925 417138/552204 or email office@warringtonwomensaid.org.uk


Bradford and District Domestic Abuse Community Support services (Staying Put and Domestic Violence Services Keighley) are both positive forward thinking organisations committed to developing services for people experiencing domestic abuse in their own homes. After securing a number of contracts via LA/CCG commissioning we are going through an exciting period of growth.  Hence, we have the following vacancies- 

 

Staying Put requires:

 

Senior Recovery Support Worker 22.5 hours per week scale 31 £15,923

Crisis Intervention Worker 30 hours per week scale 27 £18,550

Capacity Building and Recovery Worker 37.5 hours per week scale 27 £23,188

Recovery Support Worker 37.5 hours per week scale 27 £23,188

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor 37.5 hours per week scale 27 £23,188

Male Victim Support Worker 18.75 hours per week scale 27 £11,594

 

Domestic Violence Services in Keighley requires:

Team/Deputy Manager 37.5 hours per week scale 32 £27,323

Intake/General Administration Worker 37.5 hours per week scale 20 £18,638

Capacity Building and Recovery Worker 37.5 hours per week scale 27 £23,188

All posts except Male Victim Support Worker are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). Both organisations are fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity. We particularly encourage LGBT candidates to apply as they are currently underrepresented.

Application packs can be downloaded from www.stayingput.uk.net or alternatively please send an A4 sized SAE to the value of £2.34 to Staying Put, PO BOX 449, Bradford, BD1 2XB

For enquiries contact Shabana Hussain on 01274 667104 or email shussain@stayingput.uk.net

Closing date for applications – Friday 20th February 2015. Shortlisting 24th and 25th February 2015 and Interviews will take place 2nd, 3rd and 4th March 2015. 


yourSanctuary, North West Surrey

Children’s Worker (36 hours per week) 

Starting salary:  £21,104 per annum 

Helping to undo the harm caused to children who have been affected by domestic abuse is a priority for us at yourSanctuary.  We are now looking for a talented and dedicated individual who can provide therapeutic support, in refuge and the community, to children of both pre-school and school age.  You will have responsibility for developing child-centred support and safety plans (in conjunction with colleagues, schools and external agencies as necessary) as well as providing advocacy support. Experience of working with children on a one-to-one and group basis is essential as is experience of providing therapeutic support via play, key working, mentoring etc. along with an understanding of child development matters.

You will need to be a well organised and flexible individual as the role is split over three sites. In return, we can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience whilst being part of a friendly and supportive team.  Whether helping to build a child’s self-esteem, planning play activities or providing advice on parenting skills, you can make a real difference to a child’s future.   

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a reliable car and be able to undertake on-call duties as part of a rota.  

This post is based in a women’s refuge and is therefore open to female applicants only and is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.     

Closing date:  Friday 13th February 2015 (12 noon) although please note that applications will be considered upon receipt.

First interview date:  to be discussed.

For the full job description and person specification please visit our website: http://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/join-us/apply/30.   To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to admin@yoursanctuary.org.uk.    In your covering letter please include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for this post.    


 

Specialist Abuse Service Peterborough is part of the services run by Peterborough Women’s Aid.

We have both full time and part time positions available for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Advocates. The Domestic abuse and Sexual violence Advocates are based within a small team providing specialist services for adults. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk and needs assessment, safety planning, and individual support planning. A key aspect of the role is to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and sexual violence and its impact upon adults and children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence and strong casework management skills.

You will be self-motivated, flexible and able to work under pressure.  You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.  The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information is essential as is experience of working with adults in a support setting. If you have experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and a working knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems this is a unique opportunity to further develop your skills and career.

Applications are required to have appropriate levels of qualification and training 

Salary:  £25,440 – 29,558 (pro rota for part time hours)

Contract: until March 2017 with a possible extension of a further year

Location: Peterborough.

Closing Date: 13th February 2015

Interview Date: Week beginning 13th March 2015

Late applications will not be accepted

To apply,: email admin@wa-peterborough.co.uk.

 

PWA values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work.

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

 


MK-ACT (MKWA)                                                         

MK-ACT (MKWA) is an established charity providing domestic abuse support services.

A post has become available for:

A YOUNG PERSON’S INDEPENDENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISOR (YP IDVA)

 

Job Purpose: To provide Domestic Abuse intervention, risk management and safety planning services to young people aged 16-24 years who are or have been in an intimate, sexual relationship with a partner or ex partner and would benefit from intensive support.

Based in Central Milton Keynes.

The work pattern for this post will cover   Monday  to Thursday  plus occasional evenings

Closing Date - 4th Feb 15

Interview Date -  25th February 15

Salary – Starting at £12,072 rising to £13,072  

Part time – 20 hours per week 

 

Experience Required

The postholder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and safeguarding procedures as they impact on victims and children.

Experience of supporting young people, skills in face-to-face work, in risk management and safety planning and group-work.

 

Full driving licence and  access to a vehicle are essential for the post 

MK-ACT  is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post is advertised in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Section 7.2 (d) and women only need apply

For application forms and further details, please email Rebecca@mk-act.org or tel; 01908 523729

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

 

 


 

SOLACE

Solace Refuge Services - LB Lambeth 

Refuge Caseworker (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £18,027 pa 

Contract: Permanent

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

We have recently restructured our refuge services in Lambeth – this Caseworker post is a new role. The Caseworker will work across two refuge sites in the borough offering advice and support to women residents affected by domestic and sexual violence. 

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework management skills. 

 

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme. 

 

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

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday 13th February 2015 at 12 noon

Interviews: Monday 23rd February

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

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. 

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. 

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

No Agencies please.

 

 


HESTIA

Post: Floating Support Worker – Westminster DA

Borough: Westminster  

Salary: £20,124 – £ 20,760

 

Hours: 39hr/pw

Hestia is a dynamic London-wide charity providing, social care support services to people with mental health needs; drugs and alcohol problems; complex needs; offenders; women  & children fleeing domestic abuse; homeless people and those with physical disabilities.

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic Floating Support Worker for our Floating Support service.  

You will use experience of providing high quality customer service to provide emotional and practical support, access to the service, promote and maintain independence, gain access to external support and advise services to enable clients to live safely in the community.   Develop a sound knowledge and understanding of local resources and services. You will also work closely with your colleagues to help achieve high standards of support, within budget and by identifying how services can be developed through creative use of resources.

To be successful in this role you will possess working experience of issues facing women & children affected by Domestic Abuse/ Violence, good understanding and experience of safeguarding adults and children, MARAC and CAAADA DASH Risk Assessment. You will have a flair for building effective relationships with your clients, team and professionals. 

You will enjoy a range of employee benefits including Hestia rewards, childcare vouchers, a season ticket loan and an Employee Assistance Programme.

Sections 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female Applicants Please)

To transform lives and your career, please complete application online http://www.latestvacancies.com/hestia/ 

A full Job Description and Person Specification are available to download. 

 

Closing date: 15th February 2015

 

 


 

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, over 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.   

 

Eastern European Community Outreach Worker REF:  EEWD 010

37.5 hours per week 

Fixed term 12 month contract                                                       

Salary: £22,900 - £24,800 per annum 

Derby

 

As Eastern European specialist outreach worker, you will be responsible for providing high quality personal welfare support to Eastern European survivors of domestic violence and their children in Derby City. You will have a key role in reaching out to the Roma community and will provide information, advocacy and support to victims, both on the phone and face-to-face. The role involves empowering survivors to make decisions, increase their options, confidence and safety. 

The successful candidate will have evidence of strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of barriers to justice faced by women from Eastern European backgrounds. Direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. The ability to speak both English and either Polish, Romanian or Romani is essential.

Benefits include 28 days holiday, a pension scheme, employee assistance programme, a death in service scheme and childcare voucher scheme. 

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

 

Closing date:     11 February 2015         

 

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. 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 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, over 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.   

 

Domestic Violence Helpline Worker REF: 009 HWC

18.5 hours per week (evening and weekend)

Coventry 

Salary c£23,000 pro rata 

Permanent 

 

We are recruiting for a helpline worker for an exciting new service in Coventry City. You will act as a first point of contact to services for domestic violence advice, information and support 

via the helpline and an interactive website. You will also act as the single point of access for a number of services, including, outreach, advocacy and accommodation services. 

You will deliver a high quality professional service to survivors of domestic violence calling the helpline, and assist women and men in ensuring they are aware of their legal rights to protection and have access to the appropriate benefits such as housing.

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

The successful candidate will have evidence of strong organisational skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Direct experience of providing support in a calm and non judgemental manner is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal and welfare rights. You will be able to work evenings and weekends as part of team and on call rota.

Benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme, a death in service scheme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

 

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

Closing date:     9 February 2015         Interview date:  23 February 2015

 

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

 

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the 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.

 

 


STAFFORDSHIRE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 1155364

Staffordshire Women’s Aid is an award winning organisation supporting victims of Violence Against Women and Children and we are looking to recruit the following:

 

Position: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT PRACTITIONER (Female)

Hours: 37 hrs per week

Salary between £18,340 and £19,703 per annum depending on qualifications/experience.

 

and

 

Position: CHILDREN & YOUNG PERSONS’ DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUPPORT PRACTITIONER (Female)

Hours: 18.5 hrs per week (pro rata)

(10 months maternity cover)

 

Salary between £18,340 and £19,703 per annum depending on qualifications/experience.

Both these posts will involve supporting and empowering women and children to change their lives and plan for safer, healthier and independent futures.  The positions will cover Cannock and South Staffordshire districts and will be based at our Cannock office.

A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential requirements of both positions.

If you would like to apply for either of these positions, further details and an application pack can be downloaded from our website www.staffordshirewomensaid.org

 

Closing Date for Applications is midnight on 3 February 2015 

Interviews to be held on 11 & 12 February 2015 

 

Due to the nature of our work, this post is exempt from the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, section 7(2) (d+e).  Only women should apply.

 


AVA

London Stella Project Coordinator and AVA Trainer 

 

Location: AVA (Against Violence & Abuse)

4th floor, Development House, 

56-64 Leonard Street, London  EC2A 4LT

Salary: £35,178 plus 4% employers match contribution pension

 

We are currently looking for a highly motivated and committed individual to join our team as the London Stella Project Coordinator and AVA Trainer. This role will coordinate and deliver the Stella Project across Greater London and contribute to the development and delivery of AVA national training.  Roughly half the post-holder’s time will be spent on the London Stella Project and half on AVA training.

AVA is a second tier organisation working with agencies across the UK to improve services to prevent violence, meet the needs of survivors and their children and hold abusers accountable.

We deliver a range of services including learning and skills, consultancy and funded projects.

AVA’s Stella Project works to address the overlapping issues of domestic and sexual violence, drug and alcohol use and mental health.  It works for positive, sustained improvement in the way services are delivered to survivors, their children and perpetrators.

Our ideal candidate will be committed to working to prevent Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) and have a non-judgmental approach to survivors of violence, people experiencing problematic substance use and mental distress.  They will have at least two years’ experience of working in the VAWG sector and a good working knowledge of the substance misuse and/or mental health sectors.  They will be an experienced trainer, with experience of developing training.

For more information about this post please go to http://www.avaproject.org.uk/what-we-do/jobs-and-volunteering/london-stella-project-coordinator-and-ava-trainer.aspx .

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 11 February 2015.  Interviews will be on Wednesday 25 February.

AVA is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this role.

No agencies please.

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Assistant Management Accountant (part time: 22.5 hours per week / 3 days)

 

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 Assistant Management Accountant to work in our Finance department which is based in North London.  It is an exciting new role and the successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation of monthly management accounts, maintaining the accruals and prepayments schedules, as well as supporting the budgeting and adhoc reporting requirements.

The Assistant Management Accountant will report to the Director of Finance and also work alongside other members of the Finance Team.  Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to facilitate discussions with team and service managers.

This role will suit a part qualified accountant who is nearly completing their CIMA/ACCA/CCAB, or a fully qualified AAT.  They must also have a minimum of three years proven experience in the preparation of management accounts.  

 

Salary: £29,057 pro-rata

 

Closing Date: Thursday, 5th February 2015 - 12 pm 

Interview Date: Friday 20th February 2015 

 

CONTACT DETAILS: For information & application pack ring Maureen Giles or Pat Shillong on 0207 619 1350 or email recruitment@solacewomensaid.org 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 

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

No agencies 

 


 

REFUGE

Refuge 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, over 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.   

 

National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers REF:  008 PERI

37.5 hours per week

£25,000 - £27,000 per annum

London with travel across all Refuge sites nationwide

 

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

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

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

 

Benefits include 28 days holiday, an extensive training programme leading to a national qualification, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme, a death in service scheme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

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

 

Closing date:     6 February 2015     Interview date:   20 February 2015

 

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. 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 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.

 


                     

PENNINE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GROUP

Pennine Domestic Violence Group provides accommodation and support services to victims of domestic violence and abuse.

 

We have the following vacancy:

Full time Outreach Support Worker

37.5 hrs per week, job share will be considered

 

£20,000 - £22,000 pro-rota

Employers Pension Contribution

Health Benefits

Essential Car User Allowance

 

The successful applicant will need relevant experience and the ability to relate sensitively and positively to families under stress, with a proven track record in working with families fleeing domestic violence and abuse. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work within our team working within the outreach services of PDVG, providing advice and support on a one to one and group work basis to families that are affected by domestic violence and abuse.

This post includes participation in a 24-hour on-call service.

Successful applicant will be required to have satisfactory disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9 part 1)

Pennine Domestic Violence Group values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

To download an application pack visit http://www.pdvg.org/jobs/ 

Alternatively for an application pack via post please send an A4 S.A.E. and 98p postage to:

Recruitment

The Pennine Domestic Violence Group

P.O. Box 452

Huddersfield

HD4 7XX

Or

Via email to:

admin@pdvg.co.uk


Closing date for completed applications 6th Feb 2015

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th Feb 2015

 

Registered charity number: 1094215 Company number: 4340126              

 

 


ADVANCE

ADVANCE is a well respected and well established charity working to support women to cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse and supporting women who are at risk of offending or with short term sentences to reduce offending. Established in 1998 to work within domestic abuse, we specialise in a range of services which support women at high risk through services based at our Hammersmith offices and at co-located offices across four West London boroughs. We work closely with other agencies involved in the coordinated response including the Police, Probation Service, Magistrates and Crown Court, the Crown Prosecution Service, local authority Family and Children’s Services, and other support agencies. 

We have an exciting opportunity to join us working across all our services and are looking to recruit a self-motivated and experienced professional who is committed to making a difference to the lives of women and children: 

 

Female* Evaluation and Engagement Officer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: NJC Scale 22-25   £23,116 - £25,033 per annum (inc. London Weighting)

Working hours:  35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)  

The job may involve working out of hours on rare occasions

 

To increase the voice of survivors in the development of Advance's services and increase access to those services through the development of a range of methods by which we hear the feedback of survivors. To work alongside all Advance’s work but in particular to set up a steering group of service users to work alongside the European Daphne project: Action for Change to feedback and inform changes to the child protection proceedings as they impact on women who have experienced domestic abuse. To inform projects across the organisation of this feedback and support the design of new services or the adaptation of existing services in line with this feedback. To strengthen the confidence and self worth of survivors by valuing and engaging their feedback.

 

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: 12.00pm 4th  February 2015

Interviews: week commencing  16th  February 2015

 

To apply: please download the application form and Job Description from our website at www.advanceadvocacyproject.org.uk. Completed applications should be emailed to a.king@advanceadvocacyproject.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to : 

Althea King 

ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)

Unit 6,The Lanchesters

162-164 Fulham Palace Road 

London W6 9ER

 

 


 

 

TRIDENT REACH

Children and Young Persons Project worker – Maternity Cover

Domestic Abuse Services

37.5 hours per week to include weekends and evenings

Post based within Amber Valley

Salary starting from £16,014.00 per annum

The role is in our Derbyshire domestic abuse service and you would be working within our Derbyshire County Council funded service supporting young people and children affected by domestic abuse. You will be an experienced support worker offering a targeted, safe, caring support service to children and young people including those who have live in refuge accommodation. You will have a responsibility to work towards outcomes with the children and young people including supporting them to keep safe, improve confidence and self esteem, personally grow and develop and improve expectations of interpersonal relationships. You will also need to provide them with emotional support to overcome the domestic abuse.

You will have a flexible approach to work and be eager to progress your career gaining valuable experience in domestic abuse services. The successful candidate will be innovative and used to networking with external partners in order to achieve an affective holistic support service for customers.

Ideally you will be qualified up to level 3 or equivalent in childcare or health and social care and have a proactive approach to learning and will be able to take in house training relevant to domestic abuse services. Ideally you will also be experienced in completing single assessments and early help pre-assessments.

The ideal candidate will have experience and skills in delivering domestic abuse services to children and young adults and have an understanding of the needs of this customer group.

For an informal discussion please contact Anna Preston on 07557 002053

*Please note it is a genuine occupational requirement (GOR) for this post holder to be female due to the customer group.

Closing date – 30th January 2015

Interview date –12th Febuary 2015

For an application pack contact Rebecca.Carpenter@reachthecharity.org.uk

Previous applicants need not apply

If you have not been contacted within one month of your application, unfortunately this means you have not been short listed.


 

TRIDENT REACH

Deputy Manager – Domestic Abuse Services

37.5 hours per week to include weekends, evenings and on call

Post is based in Derbyshire

£18,666.00 per annum

Working within our Derbyshire Domestic Abuse Services you will have experience of delivering support services to vulnerable adults, children and young adults impacted, experiencing or fleeing from domestic abuse. Services are delivered in accommodation based settings and within the community. Fully aware of Supporting People guidelines you will work to deliver high quality person centered support services that meet the diverse needs of our customer base.

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

You will have a flexible approach to work and be eager to progress your career gaining valuable experience in domestic abuse services.

Ideally you will be qualified up to NVQ level 4 or equivalent and have a proactive approach to learning and will be able to take in house training relevant to domestic abuse services.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Anna Preston on 07557 002053 or Helen Litherland on 07584 500563

*Please note it is a genuine occupational requirement (GOR) for this post holder to be female due to the customer group.

Closing date – 30th January 2015

Interview date –9th Febuary 2015

For an application pack contact Rebecca.Carpenter@reachthecharity.org.uk

Previous applicants need not apply

If you have not been contacted within one month of your application, unfortunately this means you have not been short listed.

 


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, over 3,000 survivors and their children access Refuge’s services.  Refuge also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.   

 

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate REF: 007 WIDVA

37.5 hours per week

£23,000 per annum 

Warrington

 

We are recruiting for a skilled domestic violence advocate to provide high quality advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence. 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 and have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively. 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 survivors can live in safety. We aim to empower survivors 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 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.  

 

This post is restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010*

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: 29 January 2015

Interview date: 10 February 2015

 

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.

 


 

Merseyside Domestic Violence service Ltd (MDVS) 

 

Job Title: Domestic violence male perpetrator program facilitator x 2 

Salary: £64 per session (26 group sessions in year 1) increasing to 52 sessions in years 2 and 3. 

Duration: 3 years 

Location: Liverpool

 

Closing Date: 6th February at 12 noon.

Interview Dates: From 10th February to 13th February   

 

We are looking for two individuals who are committed to tackling domestic violence in all of its forms. This is an exciting new project funded through Big Lottery Fund. The post holders will assist the coordinator in developing the project and to work directly with male perpetrators of domestic violence to reduce their abusive behaviors whilst attending a series of 26 week domestic violence programs. 

 

Qualifications/skills and experience required: Essential.

Delivering support to vulnerable young people and adults (minimum 3 years) in particular those with multiple complex needs and challenging behavior.

Experienced in program work in relation to domestic violence

Good knowledge of early intervention

Understanding of social inclusion and non-discriminatory practice.

 

Thank  you

 

Please email your CV direct to: ayla.mdvs@ymail.com

Direct Contact Number: 07568 186 624 

 

Please visit website for Job description and Job Specification: www.mdvs.co.uk

 


 

Merseyside Domestic Violence service Ltd (MDVS) 

Job Title: Project Worker x 2 

Salary Scale: All new employees will be appointed at the first point on the scale 

 

Year one: £13,104 per annum (based on 23 hours per week) will be working 5.8 hours per week in first year increasing to 23 hours per week in years 2 and 3. 

Duration: 3 years 

Location: Liverpool 

 

 

Closing Date: 6th February at 12 noon.

Interview Dates: From 10th February to 13th February   

 

We are looking for two individuals who are committed to tackling domestic violence in all of its forms. This is an exciting new project funded through Big Lottery Fund. The post holders will assist the coordinator in developing the project and to work directly with male perpetrators of domestic violence to reduce their abusive behaviors whilst attending a series of 26 week domestic violence programs. 

Year 2 and 3 the hours will increase 5.8 to 23 hours per week. 

 

Qualifications/skills and experience required: Essential.

Delivering support to vulnerable young people and adults (minimum 3 years) in particular those with multiple complex needs and challenging behavior.

Experienced in program work in relation to domestic violence

Good knowledge of early intervention

Understanding of social inclusion and non-discriminatory practice.

 

Thank  you

 

Please email your CV direct to: ayla.mdvs@ymail.com

Direct Contact Number: 07568 186 624 

 

Please visit website for Job description and Job Specification: www.mdvs.co.uk 

 


 

nia

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

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

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

 

Volunteer and Support Coordinator 

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £28, 499

This post is funded until March 2016 

 

The Volunteer & Support Coordinator is responsible for managing activities to ensure provision of and access to high quality support services to women and girls who have experienced sexual and domestic violence and abuse.  

The main responsibilities of the post are 

Recruitment, training, development and management of volunteers

Managing and developing East London Rape Crisis Information & Support Line for women and girls affected by sexual violence

Management of outreach advice work service and staff

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

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: Friday 30th January 2015 at 10 am.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 9th February 2015

 

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

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

 


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 2,800 women and children access Refuge’s services.  It also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

Children’s Support Workers x 2 REF: 006 CSW

17.5 hours per week

c.£18,000 per annum pro rata

Lewisham 

 

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence.

 

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

 

As a key part of this new team, we are recruiting 2 Children’s Support Workers to create a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for children.  These posts will link children to positive activities including those in the community, organise homework clubs, literacy support, play sessions and outings. 

 

The ideal candidates will hold an NNEB/NVQ level 3 qualification or similar and have experience of providing stimulating activities for children.

 

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

 

To find out more or to apply, you can come and see us at our informal Recruitment Drop-in Event at the Civic Suite, next to Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, London SE6 4RU on Friday 23 January 2015 from 11am to 2pm or visit our website for further details, including the job descriptions and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 29 January 2015

 

* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.

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 2,800 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 Advocacy & Group Work Co-ordinator REF: 005 CAC

37.5 hours per week

c.£31,000 per annum 

Lewisham 

 

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence.

 

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

 

As a key part of this new team, we are recruiting a Community Advocacy & Group Work Co-ordinator to raise awareness of VAWG.  You will manage peer mentoring and volunteer programmes, lead on service user involvement and co-ordinate and deliver effective group work programmes for victims.

 

The ideal candidate will have significant previous experience of VAWG support including safeguarding of children and adults at risk, group work and the management of staff.

 

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

 

To find out more or to apply, you can come and see us at our informal Recruitment Drop-in Event at the Civic Suite, next to Lewisham Town Hall,  Catford Road, London SE6 4RU on Friday 23 January 2015 from 11am to 2pm or visit our website for further details, including the job descriptions and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 29 January 2015

 

* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.

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 2,800 women and children access Refuge’s services.  It also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

Early Intervention Community Outreach Worker REF: 004 IE

37.5 hours per week

c.£25,000 per annum

Lewisham 

 

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence.

 

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

 

As a key part of this new team, we are recruiting an Early Intervention Community Outreach Worker to provide one to one support to young girls (13-19 years) who are at risk including from youth and gang violence.  This post will also be responsible for delivering VAWG education and awareness sessions to girls and boys in schools and youth centres. 

 

Previous experience of providing direct emotional practical and welfare support to survivors of gender-based violence and risk assessment is essential. CAADA training is desirable.

 

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

 

To find out more or to apply, you can come and see us at our informal Recruitment Drop-in Event at the Civic Suite, next to Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, London SE6 4RU on Friday 23 January 2015 from 11am to 2pm or visit our website for further details, including the job descriptions and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 29 January 2015

* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.

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 2,800 women and children access Refuge’s services.  It also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

IRIS Project Educator REF: 003 IE

37.5 hours per week

c.£25,000 per annum

Lewisham 

 

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence.

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

As a key part of this new team, we are recruiting an IRIS Educator to work with GPs to help them identify and provide effective pathways for patients who are experiencing VAWG and provide training to practice teams across Lewisham.  

The ideal candidate will be a VAWG practitioner with experience of delivering training and an understanding of IRIS (Identification & Referral to Improve Safety).  CAADA training is desirable.

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

To find out more or to apply, you can come and see us at our informal Recruitment Drop-in Event at the Civic Suite, next to Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, London SE6 4RU on Friday 23 January 2015 from 11am to 2pm or visit our website for further details, including the job descriptions and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 29 January 2015

 

* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.

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 2,800 women and children access Refuge’s services.  It also runs the Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

Trainee Refuge Workers x 3 REF: 002 TRW

37.5 hours per week

c.£18,000 per annum 

Lewisham 

 

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence.

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

As a key part of this new service, we are recruiting Trainee Refuge Workers to work closely with caseworkers to provide housing support to refuge residents. You will provide a welcome and safe environment, ensure the security of the premises and support women to access welfare benefits. 

You will be willing to undertake a qualification programme to develop your knowledge and skills to effectively meet the needs of women and children who have experienced domestic violence.

Computer literate with good communication skills, you will also have the ability to build effective working relationships showing sensitivity. 

 

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

To find out more or to apply, you can come and see us at our informal Recruitment Drop-in Event at the Civic Suite, next to Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, London SE6 4RU on Friday 23 January 2015 from 11am to 2pm or visit our website for further details, including the job descriptions and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge


Closing date: 29 January 2015

 

These posts aim to increase employment and skill development in Lewisham and are restricted to applicants who are resident in Lewisham.

 

* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.

 

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 2,800 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 Worker – Vietnamese speaking REF: 001 VCW

30 hours per week

c.£25,000 per annum pro rata

Lewisham 

 

We are opening a new service in Lewisham to support women and girls who are victims of domestic violence and abuse, rape and sexual violence, stalking and harassment, trafficking and prostitution, sexual exploitation, FGM, forced marriage and honour based violence.

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

As a key part of this new team, we are recruiting an outreach worker to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to Vietnamese survivors of domestic violence including those at the point of crisis. You will conduct key work sessions on a regular basis and support women in assessing and managing risk to themselves and their children’s safety. You will assist survivors in Vietnamese and English ensuring they are aware of their legal rights to protection and have access to the appropriate benefits such as housing. 

Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support; ideally you will have previous experience of outreach work with women and children or working with vulnerable groups. You will be experienced in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence. With an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil and criminal legislation, you will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office and the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with women and children fleeing domestic violence. Applicants must be able to read and speak the Vietnamese language. 

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

To find out more or to apply, you can come and see us at our informal Recruitment Drop-in Event at the Civic Suite, next to Lewisham Town Hall, Catford Road, London SE6 4RU on Friday 23 January 2015 from 11am to 2pm or visit our website for further details, including the job descriptions and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

 

Closing date: 29 January 2015

 

* In view of the nature of these roles the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. These posts are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010* 

 

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for these roles.

 

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.

 

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Women’s Aid Executive Assistant 

Job Reference Number: SWA25035

Solace Women’s Aid is one of London’s largest women’s charities working to end domestic and sexual violence. As the organisation continues to grow, we are looking to recruit a committed and proactive Executive Assistant to provide support for our Board of Trustees, CEO and Director of Operations. 

The role will involve coordinating the governance function of Solace, ensuring the efficient servicing of the Board and sub-committees. The successful candidate will provide administrative support for the CEO and Director of Operations as well as coordinate Solace’s internal meeting cycle.   

It is an exciting time to join Solace and this role will suit someone who is highly organised, with strong interpersonal skills and able to work on their own initiative. Excellent attention to detail is essential for this post and the successful candidate will have previous experience of providing governance administration. 

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

Salary: £24,240 pro rata 

Hours: 15 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date:  Monday 2nd February (by 12 noon)

Interview Dates: Thursday 12th February 

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

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. 

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. 

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

No Agencies please.

 

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Service Manager Camden Complex Needs Refuge

Camden

 

Reference SWA25034

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: £35,406 

Closing date: Friday 30th January 2015 at 5pm

Late applications will not be accepted 

 

Interview date: Tuesday 10th February 2015

 

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: SWA25034 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 

 


SOLACE

Solace Advocacy & Support Service (SASS) Southwark

Post title: Case Worker

Salary: £25,770, per annum, (inclusive of ILW)

Contract: Permanent

Location: London Borough of Southwark

SASS is a high quality advocacy and support service for Southwark residents, which provides specialist  independent domestic and sexual violence support services. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. 

The service is part of Solace Women’s Aid, a London-wide and nationally respected organisation.

 

Two vacancies have arisen in our busy and exciting office for Case Workers

A key aspect of the roles will be to work in partnership with other agencies in order to be able to provide a more holistic service for clients. 

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework management skills. 

If you have experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and a working knowledge of the available legal remedies, housing and welfare benefits, then this is a unique opportunity to further develop your skills and career. 

 

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme. 

This post is based in a service run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, part 1. 

Solace Women’s Aid 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.

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

 

Closing Date: 5.00pm, Monday 2 February 2015

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Interview Date: Monday 9 February 2015

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

The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

 

 


 

SOLACE

Advice and Support Caseworker

Advice Service Enfield

Job Reference Number: SWA25032

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

The Enfield Advice Worker will be based in a small team, providing both telephone advice (Solace office based) and face to face advice at various community venues to women affected by domestic and sexual violence.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework management skills.

Salary: £24,210 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Enfield

Closing Date: Friday 6th February 2015 at 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th February 2015

Late applications will not be accepted

To apply, visit our www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. Please complete an application form and send to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org ensuring to include the Job Reference Number: SWA25032 on your application form and in the subject line of your email.

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work

Benefits include 30 days holiday (pro rata as appropriate) and a contributory pension scheme

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.

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

No agencies please

 

 


SOLACE

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Solace Advocacy and Support Service Enfield

Job Reference Number: SWA25031

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

The Enfield IDVA will be based in a small team providing specialist services for women affected by domestic and sexual violence. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk and needs assessment, safety planning, and individual support planning. A key aspect of the role is to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems.

The IDVA will work specifically with high risk clients whose cases are referred to the MARAC.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework management skills.

If you have experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and a working knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems this is a unique opportunity to further develop your skills and career.

Applicants are required to have the CAADA IDVA qualification, or be willing to attend training to acquire this.

Salary: £24,210 unqualified and £25,710 qualified per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Enfield

Closing Date: Friday 6th February 2015 at 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th February 2015

Late applications will not be accepted

To apply, visit our www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. Please complete an application form and send to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org ensuring to include the Job Reference Number: SWA25031 on your application form and in the subject line of your email.

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work

Benefits include 30 days holiday (pro rata as appropriate) and a contributory pension scheme

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.

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

No agencies please

 

 


SOLACE

Evening Support Worker

Islington Refuge Service

Job Reference Number: SWA25030

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

We are seeking to recruit a dedicated Refuge Support Worker with an understanding of the needs of women and children living in refuge accommodation and the ability to provide both individual and group support.

Salary: £9, 515 per annum

Hours: 20 per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Islington

Closing Date: Friday 6th February 2015 at 5pm

Interview Date: Tuesday 17th February 2015

Late applications will not be accepted

To apply, visit our www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. Please complete an application form and send to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org ensuring to include the Job Reference Number: SWA25030 on your application form and in the subject line of your email.

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work

Benefits include 30 days holiday (pro rata as appropriate) and a contributory pension scheme

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.

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

No agencies please

 


SOLACE

Sessional Children’s Playworker

Islington Refuge Service

Job Reference Number: SWA25029

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

Families in our refuges have experienced trauma and loss due to domestic violence and have been forced to leave their homes. You will have a good understanding of the impact of trauma and loss on children of different ages and experience of working with children and their mothers/carers.

Main tasks

  • To deliver, when needed, a sessional programme of activity and play including baby groups, toddler groups, after school groups and holiday outings
  • To maintain a safe, creative and stimulating environment for children’s activities and play where every child feels welcome and important
  • To ensure health and safety and child protection concerns are raised with the Family Support Worker

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is desirable to this post.

Salary: £10 per hour

Hours: Zero hour Contact

Location: Islington

Closing Date: Friday 30th January 2015 at 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 11th February 2015

Late applications will not be accepted

To apply, visit our www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. Please complete an application form and send to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org ensuring to include the Job Reference Number: SWA25029 on your application form and in the subject line of your email.

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work

Benefits include 30 days holiday (pro rata as appropriate) and a contributory pension scheme

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.

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

No agencies please

 


SOLACE

Family Support Worker

Islington Refuge Service

Job Reference Number: SWA25028

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

We are looking to recruit an experienced and flexible worker to provide individual and group support to children/young people (0-16 years) and their parents/carers living in our refuges/recently resettled.  You will be joining a welcoming and supportive team of professionals and will benefit from ongoing supervision, training and professional development.

You will have experience of undertaking observations and completing assessments of children and/or family needs, networking and liaising with services to facilitate all-round support to families. This post will also require experience of planning and delivering group work support to children, young people and/or family groups.

Salary: £25,770 unqualified and 27,279 qualified

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Islington

Closing Date: Friday 30th January 2015 at 5pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 4th February 2015

Late applications will not be accepted

To apply, visit our www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. Please complete an application form and send to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org ensuring to include the Job Reference Number: SWA25028 on your application form and in the subject line of your email.

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work

Benefits include 30 days holiday (pro rata as appropriate) and a contributory pension scheme

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Section 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.

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

No agencies please

 

 



IRIS
improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. IRIS is collaboration between primary care, Public Health in the borough of Hackney and nia.  The Senior Advocate Educator works in partnership with a local clinical lead, a practicing clinician, to co-deliver the training to practices and roll out the service across the borough.

nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney.  This work is funded to March 2016 with the possibility of an extension.   

We are recruiting for the following post:

Position Title:     Senior IRIS Advocate Educator
Salary: £28,499
(One year post March 2016, extension possible)
 
To provide training to general practice teams, on-going support for health professionals and advocacy for patients.

IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training support and referral programme that has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial.  Core areas of the programme include training and education, clinical enquiry, care pathways and an enhanced referral pathway to a specialist advocate educator within a local specialist service.  The target patient population is women who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic violence from a current partner, ex-partner or adult family member.  IRIS also provides information and signposting for male victims and for perpetrators.

The post includes responsibility for ensuring delivery of the IRIS model to general practices and managing relationships with partnership practices.

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

To apply, visit our website and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to 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 Thursday 29th January 2015.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th February 2015

 
The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.
 
Registered Charity No: 1037072         Company Limited by Guarantee No: 02673624

For further information please visit our website.

 



NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WOMEN’S AID LTD

Offering choices…..Improving lives  

Temporary Female Children’s Outreach Worker – North Nottinghamshire
(minimum 6 months maternity cover) Minimum 18 hours per week (hours to be arranged – to include evening and weekend work as necessary) 

Salary £20,858 pa pro rata for part time

You will be required to provide individual and family support packages for children and their mothers ensuring that they have opportunities to work through their experiences of living with and leaving domestic violence and that they and their mother have access to services in the community which will promote children’s health and development, educational attendance and attainment. To deliver healthy relationship and domestic violence awareness packages within schools to educate young people and enable them to make informed choices. To deliver group work to women, children and young people affected by domestic violence. A full driving licence and use of a car is essential.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 5 February 2015     Interview Date 18 February 2015    
         

2 x Female Refuge Support Worker (Bassetlaw)
Post One - 24 hours per week
Post Two – 28 hours per week

Female Refuge Support Worker (Mansfield)
19 hours per week

£22,221 pa pro rata for part time - pension contribution under review due to changes from government

The successful person will have an understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on women, young people and children and be committed to working in a non-discriminatory manner.  You will be self motivated, flexible and able to work under pressure.  You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.  The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information is essential as is experience of working with women, young people and children in a support setting.  You will be required to work flexibly, including evening and weekend working and out of hours on a rota basis.  A full driving licence and use of a car is essential.

Closing date: 12 noon Thursday 5 February 2015    Interview Dates 16 and 17 February 2015

All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, will be subject to relevant Disclosure and Barring Scheme checks and are open to women only
Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1     

Application packs can be obtained by either email or via our website or in writing, enclosing an A4 £1.24 stamped self addressed envelope for each application pack requested to: Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd, Recruitment Chapel Walk, Westgate, Worksop, S80 1LR                        
CV’s will not be accepted.
Charity Number 513843

  

 

 
 
 
CROSSROADS DERBYSHIRE (formerly High Peak Women’s Aid) is a dynamic and evolving voluntary sector agency, providing Domestic Abuse Services to adults children and young people.  We are now seeking to recruit a Senior Outreach Worker to lead a small team providing specialist domestic abuse intervention for adults affected by domestic abuse who live in the High Peak area of North West Derbyshire. 
 
This post is funded by Derbyshire County Council Adult Care until March 2016
 
Senior Outreach Worker - 37 hours per week
(Point 26 - £22,443)
Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of the post and you will need the use of a car and a full driving license as the post requires you to travel across a rural area. 
 
An opportunity has also arisen for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to recruit, train and support existing and new volunteers who make a valuable contribution to our services
21 hours per week
(Point 25 - £21,734 PRO RATA)
 
This post is funded by Lloyds TSB until January 2016
 
The posts are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)
 
For information pack email gwa@f2s.com .
 
If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to:
P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AE
 
Closing date for completed applications for both posts is
 5.00pm on Friday 30th January 2015
 
Interviews will take place on Friday 6th February and Monday 9th February 2015
 
 
 
 

 

 

 


Women's Aid in Luton

Chairperson and Trustee(s)

Voluntary/unpaid Roles

 

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

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

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

 

For the role of Chairperson, you will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Participate on appointment, disciplinary and grievance panels as required.

 

For the role of Trustee, you will:

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

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

Represent WAIL at functions and meetings where appropriate

Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the Organisation

Ensure the financial stability of the Organisation

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Closing date: N/A