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Bristol - Finance Officer
 


Vacancies in the domestic and sexual violence sector
For more info about these vacancies, please call the organisation advertising the job and not Women's Aid National Office.

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Essex - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Hereford - Helpline Support Worker x 2


London - Independent Sexual Violence Advocate


Stockport (and Borough) - Positive Relationships Champion Alliance for Positive Relationships (APR)


Bristol - Helpline Volunteers


London - Finance Officer


London - Helpline Sessional Worker


London - Fundraising Officer


London (Barnet) - Family Support Worker
 

London (Haringey) - Young People’s Group Worker
 

Birmingham - Service Lead 


London (Tower Hill) - National Domestic Violence Helpline Worker


London (Southwark) - Group Worker


North West Surrey - Refuge Coordinator


London (Lewisham) - Familial Abuse Worker


London (Lewisham) - Trainee Refuge Worker


London (Lewisham) - Learning and Development Children Support Worker


Nottinghamshire - Chief Executive Officer


Nottinghamshire - Fundraising Manager

West London - MARAC Coordinator


West London - Part-Time MARAC Administrator

East Sussex - Deputy Service Manager

Wycombe - Counsellor / Outreach Worker


Wycombe - IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Reigate & Banstead - Chair of Trustees


Coventry - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)
 

Coventry - Domestic Violence Helpline Worker


London - HR Administrative Assistant


London - Children’s Therapist 

London - Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

London (Newham) - Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)


London (London Bridge) - Maintenance Operative


London (Hammersmith & Fulham) - Finance Officer
 

London - Deputy Service Manager

Shropshire - Relief Workers

London (Bromley) - Charity Fundraiser & Management Assistant




 

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Basildon Women's Aid Domestic Abuse Specialist Project

INDEPENDENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCATE (IDVA)

An opportunity exists for an experienced Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) to join Basildon Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Specialist Project (DASP), based at Basildon University Hospital in Essex.

The post is full time (37.5 hours per week) with an expectation to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including evenings and weekends.  The contract is fixed term until 31st March 2017.

For the post, you will have:

  • A good understanding of domestic abuse including the impact of domestic abuse on victims/survivors and their unborn babies and children
  • Theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children
  • Understanding of child protection issues, and the legal responsibilities surrounding these issues
  • Understanding of the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims/survivors of domestic abuse and their children
  • Understanding of the remits and resources of relevant statutory bodies and voluntary agencies
  • Understanding of and be committed to equal opportunities and diversity issues in policy and practice. 


Salary:  £21,388 per annum

The job description and person specification are available on request, please email jo@basildonwa.org or telephone Jo on 01268 729707.  Applicants are required to submit a CV and a supporting statement by email to marina@basildonwa.org.  Submissions should be no more than 2 sides of A4 (no smaller that 11pt font) and arrive by 12 noon on Thursday 13th August 2015.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed as soon as possible and interviews will take place on Monday 24th August 2015 in Basildon.  Please consider this scheduling time when applying as we will not be able to adjust these dates for individual applicants.

For the opportunity of an informal discussion, please contact Zoe McKee, DASP IDVA Coordinator, on 07780 036156.

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


 

 

WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID

[Charity No 1078496]

Helpline Support Worker x 2

37 hours per week (Hereford) 

Salary: £19,380

 

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

At WMWA our vision is a world free from domestic violence and abuse. As a Helpline Support Worker you will be part of helping us achieve our mission of reducing the incidence of domestic abuse in the West Mercia region.  

Part of a dedicated team, you will provide listening support, safety planning, risk assessment and signposting to those who contact our Helpline Service during office hours. The role requires knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it; and a commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.  In addition you will liaise with external agencies, and make referrals into other WMWA services.

You will have experience of working with vulnerable people, but whatever your background you will have a passion for customer service and an understanding of helpline work; highly developed communication skills and a strong attention to detail. You will be expected to collect, assess and summarise essential information in electronic format, adhering to stringent procedures and guidelines.

 

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

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

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

 

Closing date for submitting applications: 16th August 2015

Interviews will be conducted on: 25th August 2015 

 

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

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references

 

WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

 

 


East London Rape Crisis Service

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence. The service is for women of all ages and girls over 12, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred.

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

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

The service is currently funded until 31st March 2016

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following post: 

 

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Hours: full time: 35 hours per week

Salary: £26,928 - £27,724 (inclusive of London weighting) 

 

The post is currently funded until March 2016, an extension is possible.

The ELRC Advocate provides a proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence in and outside of the criminal justice system, across seven East London boroughs. 

In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken across East London we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu or Polish

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: 10am Monday 24th August, 2015  

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 1st September, 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

 


RELATE GMS

 

Job title Positive Relationships Champion Alliance for Positive Relationships (APR)

Reports to Relate GMS Domestic Abuse Project Co-ordinator

Salary: £20,253 to £22,212

Contract: Fixed term contract to 31 July 2017

Hours: 37 hours per week (for full time position) to be worked flexibly to meet the requirements of the service

Workbase: Stockport location with regular travel required across the Borough

Checks: Enhanced DBS Check required  and professional references covering at least the last two years 

You will be directly employed by Relate GMS and will work in partnership with three other Alliance partners to deliver the Alliance for Positive Relationships service for individuals within Stockport.   This new service will offer holistic advice, signposting and support to individuals with a wide range of needs, utilising an asset based approach where people are assessed in terms of their strengths or assets and supported to increase their independence and resilience.  The service will also focus on increasing social capital and building community capacity and informal support mechanisms, thereby meeting a key aim of preventing, reducing or delaying the need to access formal and statutory services.  

Members of the Alliance are Stockport Without Abuse, Stockport Homes, Stockport Women’s Centre and Relate GMS. 

For an application form please email: annacallaghan@relategms.co.uk

 

The deadline for return of applications is: 5pm on Wednesday 12th August 2015

Interviews will be held week beginning: Monday, 17th August 2015

 

If you require any further information on the vacancy please contact Anna Callaghan on 0161 872 1100 or alternatively email annacallaghan@relategms.co.uk

 

 


SARSAS

We are currently recruiting Helpline Volunteers

SARSAS provides services for people who have experienced any sexual violence, at any time in their lives, especially women and girls.  We offer a help line, one to one support sessions, counselling and e-support.

We are looking for volunteers to answer calls on the SARSAS helplines providing emotional support and signposting information to women & girls and men & boys.  In May we launched an additional male service which is optional for volunteers to be a part of.  We are looking for women who are empathic, non-judgemental with good communication skills, time-keeping and reliability. 

Through this work you will learn new skills, gain experience for related roles and courses e.g. counselling, social work and develop an awareness and understanding around sexual violence and rape.

You will be required to attend all initial 5 days training for the role: 

Monday 28th September (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Tuesday 29th September  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Wednesday 30th September  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Thursday 8th October  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Friday 9th October  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

 

You will need to be able to commit to volunteering with SARSAS for at least 6 months, attend one 2-3 hour helpline shift per week and regular group supervision.

Opportunities for further training and expanding knowledge will be provided such as mindfulness training, court trips, meeting people from other organisations, conferences.  There will also be opportunities to get involved in other SARSAS services including one to one support, our new male support service, and campaigning if desired.   SARSAS will reimburse out of pocket expenses.

If you would like to find out further information about SARSAS and the Helpline role we are holding an information session on Thursday 20th August from 2 – 4 pm.  

 

Please e-mail info@SARSAS.org.uk to book a place.

If you have any questions please contact us by e-mail info@SARSAS.org.uk or by phone on 0117 9299556 and ask for Liz Roberts or Lisa Benjamin.

 

If you are interested, you can download an application form from the SARSAS website:   

http://www.sarsas.org.uk/support/volunteer/

 

Applications can be sent to info@sarsas.org.uk

 

Closing Date – 4th September 2015

Interviews (Informal 1:1 meetings) –  Between 14th September 2015 to 18th September 2015

 

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

 

 


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. Five years ago we diversified our services to start our successful Minerva project, working with women offenders, many of whom are also experiencing domestic abuse. Recently Advance became part of the Angelou Partnership who successfully won the contract for an exciting new range of services seeking to counteract Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in the three borough area (Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham). This will include sexual violence, FGM, forced marriage, honour based violence and work with younger women.

We have an exciting opportunity to join us working across 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* Finance Officer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: NJC Scale 26-28 £25,742 – 27,244 pro rata, per annum, inc. London Weighting

Working hours: 21 hours per week, weekdays

Work Location: Based in Business Support Office, Hammersmith & Fulham

 

The Finance Officer will work as a member of the Business Support Office to provide a comprehensive financial service to ADVANCE. They will provide financial support to managers, project staff and volunteers delivering services, working within organisational policies and procedures to maximise our effectiveness.

With experience of using accounting software and a current working knowledge of QuickBooks or other similar accounting package, the post-holder will also play a role in developing our financial capacity, keep abreast of relevant new and emerging charity finance legislative and practice developments, and ensure the services we provide deliver value for money.

 

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 pro rata and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: Friday 31st July at 12 noon 2015

Interviews: w/c 3rd August 2015

To apply: please download the application form and Job Description from our website at www.advancecharity.org.uk

Completed applications should be emailed to althea.k@advancecharity.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

Registered Charity Number 1086873

 


REFUGE

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

 

HELPLINE SESSIONAL WORKER REF: 059 SHWL

Variable Hours £10.76 per hour (+ holiday pay)

Tower Hill, London

The Freephone 24 hour National Domestic Violence Helpline are looking to recruit a female* helpline sessional worker to provide support, information and a listening ear to women experiencing domestic violence and to those seeking help on her behalf. The post involves discussing the options available and, if appropriate, referring callers on to refuges and other sources of help and information. We are particularly looking for workers who are available to work with very short notice and are available for a 24 hour shift pattern.

You will have an awareness of domestic violence issues, together with the ability to assess the needs of callers to the helpline. In addition you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a non-judgmental and confidential approach to supporting women. You will be well organised and have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office. The ability to remain calm and resilient is essential, as is an up-to-date knowledge of housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation relating to domestic violence. 

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

 

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

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

 

Closing date:  3 August 2015           Interview date: w/c 10 August 2015

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

 

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

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

 

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

 


 

ADVANCE

Female* Fundraising Officer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: NJC scale 29 – 31 £28,191 – 29,838 inc. London Weighting

Working hours: 35 hours per week, weekdays

Work Location: Based in Advance Business Support Office, Hammersmith & Fulham

 

It is anticipated that you will work 2 days a week for STADV writing bids and 3 days a week for Advance: 2 of these days will be bid writing and a day will be event management and running and supporting the Friends of Advance, a group we are setting up to increase our influence and to run fundraising events. You will research a range of appropriate trusts and foundations to support the increased capacity of Advance and STADV creating a shortlist for both organisations in line with their strategic objectives.

You will maintain a high level of awareness of funding opportunities arising to inform both organisations of new funding opportunities from both trusts and other initiatives. You will research relevant statistics and outcomes which support the need for projects and present these effectively to funders. You will develop relationships with funders wherever possible to engage them with the projects for which we are seeking funding and ensure their eligibility.

 

Visit the website to apply

 

Closing date for applications: Monday 31st August at 12 noon

Interview date: 15th September

 

 
ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and are open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
 
Benefits for paid positions include a 30 days holiday, a non-contributory pension scheme and child care voucher scheme.
 
To apply: please download the relevant Application Form and Job Description. 
 
Completed applications should be emailed to: 
 
or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:
Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6,The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER
 
Registered Charity Number 1086873

 


 

 

Solace Women’s Aid is looking for a 

Family Support Worker 

 

Job Reference Number: SWA25063

 

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence and we deliver a wide range of services to meet the different needs of our service users.

The Family Support Worker will co-ordinate, develop services and support to vulnerable children (0-16 years) and their parents/carers in one of our Barnet Refuges.

The post holder will be based in one of our Barnet sites.  

 

Salary: Unqualified £24,210 pro rata inclusive OLW or Qualified £25,710 pro rata inclusive OLW.

Hours: 10 hrs pw 

Contract: Fixed term for one year with possible extension 

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 12th August 2015 – Noon 

Interviews: Wednesday 19th August 2015 

 

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

 

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

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

 


Solace Women’s Aid is looking for a 

Young People’s Group Worker 

 

Job Reference Number: SWA25062

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence and we deliver a wide range of services to meet the different needs of our service users.

The Young People’s Group Worker will develop and deliver our Healthy Relationships Protect Our Women (POW) programme within schools and community group settings throughout Haringey.   

The post holder will be based at our office in Haringey.  

 

Salary: £25,770 

Hours: 37.5 hrs pw

Contract: Fixed term for six months initially 

 

Closing Date:  Monday 10th August 2015  - Noon 

Interview Dates: Thursday 20th August 2015 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 


 

TRIDENT REACH

Service Lead

Birmingham Domestic Abuse Services – Safe House Support Service for Muslim Women

Working in partnership with National Zakat Foundation (NZF)

37.5 hours per week, flexible working 

£26,010.00 per annum

Temporary until November 2016 subject to further funding

We are looking for an experienced manager with an in-depth understanding of gender based violence to manage an accommodation based service for homeless women in need of temporary, emergency accommodation and resettlement support.

The manager will supervise a small dedicated team of front line staff, to provide emotional, practical and culturally specific support to Muslim Women.

The post holder will have experience in housing related support and the application of resources reporting to the charity and external funder.

This is an exciting opportunity to join this unique service in Birmingham taking a lead role in its development and growth.

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

For an informal chat call Marcia on 07917-263-842. 

Closing Date:           13th August 2015

Short listing Date:    18th and 19th August 2015

Interview Date:           25th August 2015

For an application pack please email reachrecruitment@reachthecharity.org.uk or call the Admin Team on 0121 226 5800 option 2.

 

 


Refuge

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

NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE WORKER REF: 058 HWL

17.5 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)
c.£21,000 per annum pro rata
Fixed Term Contract (maternity cover)
Tower Hill

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers to give support, help and information.

We are recruiting a National Domestic Violence Helpline Worker to provide support and information to women and children experiencing domestic violence, and those seeking help on behalf of survivors. You will participate in answering helpline calls on a 24 hour rota system, assessing each call individually to ensure the highest standards of support. You will be involved in making referrals to women’s refuges and other agencies where appropriate, and complete reporting and evaluation data for the service.

You will have an awareness of domestic violence issues, together with the ability to assess the needs of callers to the helpline. In addition you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a non-judgmental and confidential approach to supporting women. You will be well organised and have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office. The ability to remain calm and resilient is essential, as is an up-to-date knowledge of housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation relating to domestic violence. 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

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

Closing date:  3 August 2015  
        Interview date:  w/c 10 August 2015

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

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

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

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


Solace Advocacy & Support Service (SASS) Southwark

Post title: Group Worker

Job Reference Number: SWA25061

Salary: £25,770 pro rata

Contract: Part time 18 hours per week.

Location: London Borough of Southwark

SASS is a high quality advocacy and support service, which provides specialist independent assistance to the residents of Southwark who are affected by domestic and sexual violence. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning.

The service supports female and male victims of domestic and sexual violence/abuse and is part of Solace Women’s Aid, a London-wide and nationally respected organisation.

A vacancy has arisen in our busy and exciting office for a part time group worker.

The group worker will be responsible to the Training and Development Coordinator and will provide support in delivering the Solace group WRAP model (Women’s Resilience and Awareness Programme). The project consists of drop-in peer support groups and domestic abuse awareness courses, ad hoc workshops and training professionals in domestic abuse awareness. A key aspect of the role will be to facilitate group programmes and complete the administration involved in running groups. 

The successful applicant will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women, men and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support through group work 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, skills in facilitation 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 pro rata and a contributory pension scheme. 

This post is based in a service run by 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 women 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.

When completing the application form, please show how you meet each criteria in the Person Specification.

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

Closing Date: 5.00pm Tuesday 4th August, 2015. 


LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Interview Date: Monday 10th August 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).

 

yourSanctuary 

Refuge Coordinator, 36 hours per week – North West Surrey

Starting Salary:  £23,186 per annum

Do you have a passion for supporting and empowering women who have fled from domestic abuse? If so, then we have a fantastic opportunity for you to get involved in the running of our refuge service.   Using your strong administration and planning skills you will ensure that our two refuges provide an effective and efficient service to women and their children who need a safe place to stay, whilst also drawing on your knowledge and empathy to provide both practical and emotional support when acting as a key worker.   There will be the opportunity to get involved in helping us to continuously improve and develop the services we provide.

Being able to build strong relationships with colleagues, clients and local agencies is essential along with excellent organisational, communication and IT skills.  A minimum of two years' experience working or volunteering in a similar environment is desirable and you must be able to demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate resources and your decision making ability.   The need for flexibility is key as no two days will ever be the same! This is a challenging role which is also very rewarding.  Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will work 36 hours over 5 days Mon-Fri also with on call shift rota and helpline responsibilities

This role is based within 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS VACANCY IS FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2015 but please be aware that applications will be considered as they are received as we are looking to fill this post as soon as possible.  

For the full job description and person specification please visit our website: http://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/join-us/apply/12. 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.    

 


Refuge

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

Job title Familial Abuse Worker        
                                                      REF: 057 FAW 
Salary c. £25,000 - £27,000 per annum pro rata
Hours 18.75 hours per week
Location Lewisham

Refuge is recruiting to the post of Familial Abuse Worker for our new service in Lewisham.  

You will work closely with victims of gender based violence and familial abuse, from the point of crisis, to provide high quality independent advocacy and support to survivors of gender based violence (including domestic violence, sexual, financial and emotional abuse, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and honour-based violence) at the highest risk and their children.

You will be working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership protocols and procedures that prioritise the safety of survivors and empower survivors and the adult family members of survivors of familial abuse by providing them with emotional, practical and personal welfare support. 

You should have significant experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of gender based violence.  A working knowledge of the legal system relating to this area of work is essential as is working in a multi- agency settings and evidencing successful outcomes for survivors.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. In addition Safe Lives (CAADA) training or an equivalent training programme will be provided. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

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

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

Closing date:   10th August 2015             Interview date: 26th August 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.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

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


Refuge

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

Job title: Trainee Refuge Worker      
                                                       REF: 056TRW                                  

Salary: c£18,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week  
Location: Lewisham

We are recruiting a Trainee Refuge Worker 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 been victims of domestic violence and abuse. Computer literate with good communication skills, you will also have the ability to build effective working relationships showing sensitivity. 

This post is restricted to applicants who are resident in Lewisham. 

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

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

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

Closing date:  10th August 2015             Interview date: 27th August 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.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

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


Refuge

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

Job title: Learning & Development Children Support Worker                  REF: 055 LDCSW Salary:    c£18,000 per annum pro rata

Hours: 18.75 hours per week  

Location: Lewisham

We are recruiting a Children’s Support Worker to create a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for children as part of our new service providing support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).  The post will link children to positive activities including those in the community, organise homework clubs, literacy support, play sessions and outings. 

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

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

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

Closing date:   10th August 2015           Interview date: 26th August 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.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

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


EQUATION NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Deadlines for the following two roles: Friday 14th August 2015

 

Chief Executive Officer

An experienced and progressive Chief Executive Officer is needed to drive forwards the vision of an ambitious charity. Equation is a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse. We need a forward-thinking Chief Executive Officer as we embark on an exciting period of expansion.

The CEO will have responsibility for all aspects of the charity’s services and infrastructure, as well as the exciting opportunity to take a pivotal role in the charity’s expansion plans. This will include developing and implementing a 5-year business plan that will ensure the successful delivery of Equation’s vision.

The successful candidate will bring with them their enthusiasm, management skills and experience of leading an organisation through change. A fantastic opportunity for a leader who is looking to use their experience and skills to make a positive and meaningful impact.

Equation offers a generous 26-days holiday allowance plus bank holidays, gives employees flexibility on working times, and commits to continuing professional development of its staff through a variety of training opportunities. We are a small, positive and efficient team which will number 17 at the start of the contract.

Salary: PO4-PO6, NJC Spinal Column Pt 41-49 £35,243 - £42,452

Interviews: 1st and 2nd September

The successful candidate would also need to be available on 9th September to support the Fundraising Manager interviews

 

Fundraising Manager

Equation is a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse. Equation is looking for an experienced, proactive and talented Fundraising Manager who will develop and deliver a fundraising strategy that ensures Equation has the funds required to deliver its vision and strategic plans.

As Equation’s first Fundraising Manager you will be joining the charity during an exciting period of expansion and change and will have a key role in shaping the future direction of the organisation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for Equation’s fundraiser and team of volunteers and, alongside passion and enthusiasm, will bring to the team experience and strategic direction.

A great career opportunity for a Fundraising Manager with drive, creativity and initiative who is looking to expand their professional experience and make a positive and meaningful impact. Fundraising leaders with at least 5 years’ broad experience of different fundraising areas (including community and events, trusts, and statutory), and a history of success in major donor work, are encouraged to apply.

Equation offers a generous 26-days holiday allowance plus bank holidays, gives employees flexibility on working times, and commits to continuing professional development of its staff through a variety of training opportunities. We are a small, positive and efficient team which will number 17 at the start of the contract.

Salary: PO2-PO3, NJC Spinal Column Pt 35-41 £29,823-£35,243

Interviews: 9th September

 

Deadline for applications for both jobs is Friday 14th August 2015

 

How to apply:

Full information and application details are available at:

http://www.equation.org.uk/about/job-vacancies-at-equation/

 

 


WOMEN'S AID FEDERATION OF ENGLAND

Finance Officer

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

Working in a team of three in Women’s Aid’s national office in Bristol you will assist the finance manager to provide the full range of financial services to Women’s Aid’s board, management, members and funders.

You will use your extensive experience in computerised financial administration and your excellent organisational and communication skills to ensure the smooth running of Women’s Aid’s day to day financial and information systems, and to develop and improve them. You will liaise closely with Women’s Aid’s members, staff, suppliers and customers, ensuring they receive a consistently high quality service in accordance with Women’s Aid’s agreed financial procedures, control systems and other relevant policies and statutory requirements. 

Salary: £25,046 - £28,249 per annum pro rata (relates to NJC Local Authority pay scale 29-33) + benefits

30-37 hours per week (negotiable, minimum 4 days, salary pro-rata), based in Bristol; benefits include a generous bank holidays and annual leave package and contributory pension scheme.  

Closing date for applications:  Monday 24th August 5pm

The interview date will be Tuesday September 8th 2015

 

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

Job Description

Application Form

 

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

 

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

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

Two ticks disability mark

We are a Two Ticks employer: Positive about Recruiting Disabled People. All disabled applicants meeting the essential criteria will be invited to interview.

For an informal chat about your needs, please call Emily Gerrard on 0117 983 7125.

 

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. 

 


Standing Together

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence coordinates the ground breaking multi-agency response to the crime of domestic abuse, and is based in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. 

Standing Together influences national policy and practice by initiating and driving innovation,providing safer options for survivors of domestic abuse and their children and holding abusers to account.

We have the following new opportunities within our Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) team:

1. MARAC Coordinator 


Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are meetings where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases to ensure that all parties put in place a plan for safety.  Would you like to coordinate this crucial process?  We have a rare opportunity for a post in London.

This role requires knowledge of domestic abuse, interventions as well as administrative and good interpersonal skills.

Salary: Starting salary £30,000 includes ILW (35 hours per week) 

Closing date: 5pm Friday, 7th August 2015


2. Part-Time MARAC Administrator


This part time role is designed to allow us to effectively manage the administrative elements of the MARAC. This role requires excellent administrative skills; ability to ensure that MARACs function smoothly; capacity to operate swiftly and effectively across a number of levels and be a true multi-tasker.

Salary: £9,360 per annum includes ILW (15 hours per week) 

Closing date: 5pm Monday, 10th August 2015  


For full details on job description and how to apply, download application packs available on our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk For any queries, please email admin@standingtogether.org.uk or call 020 8748 5717  


REFUGE

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

 

Job title: Deputy Service Manager REF: 041 DSM

Salary: C 29,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week  

Location: East Sussex

 

Do you want an outstanding deputy management role calling upon all your versatility, judgment and tact? Do you have the ability to motivate and communicate well with others? Refuge is looking for an exceptional deputy manager for our East Sussex service.   This role requires an exceptional individual who wants to make a difference. 

The role involves working closely with abused women and their children who are living in our refuges escaping domestic violence. You will assist the domestic violence services manager in delivering high quality support and refuge housing and community services. 

You will have proven experience of providing direct emotional and practical support, and of managing case work. In addition you will have experience of managing and motivating staff, knowledge of domestic violence issues, experience of providing support to women, and experience of working in either a women’s refuge or residential setting. A recognised social work, housing or management qualification would be desirable.

As member of the management team the post holder will be required to be available to deal with out of hours emergencies.

This post is based in women’s refuges and is therefore restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010*

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

 

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

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

 

Closing date:   03/08/2015 Interview date:   19/08/2015

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


WYCOMBE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 299946    Registered Company No. 2245478

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

 

Counsellor / Outreach Worker

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 28 (£20,253 - £24,472)

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic Outreach Team which offers support services to women living in the Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.  The post holder will provide counselling, one to one support and group work.  A relevant counselling qualification is essential. 

The applicant will also ideally hold either a Community & Youth qualification or the WAFE DAPA qualification, have experience of working with families, skills and experience of support work and group work and have a clear understanding of the issues of violence against women and children.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work. 

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

A work place pension scheme will be available from October 2015.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 6 August 2015 at noon

Interviews to be held on: Tuesday 18 August 2015

 

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

 

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

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

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

 


WYCOMBE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 299946    Registered Company No. 2245478

 

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

 

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 28 (£20,253 - £24,472)

 

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

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

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

A workplace pension scheme will be available from October 2015.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 6 August 2015 at noon

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 20 August 2015

 

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

 

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

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

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

 


Reigate and Banstead Women's  Aid (RBWA)

Chair of  Trustees

Reigate and Banstead Women's  Aid (RBWA) is a small charity, running a refuge for nine women and their children in East Surrey. We have a dynamic staff team, and a strong committee with a range of skills and knowledge.

The chair ensures the smooth running of the charity by overseeing the management of the RBWA's refuge. She provides both leadership and mentoring support to the professional team in place at the refuge, while chairing the board of trustees. 

Good communication, administration and organisational skills, are a must, along with the ability to provide strategic direction and manage sometimes complex and sensitive issues. A commitment of time will be required, but this is flexible and may vary on a weekly basis.   

Commitment to our values of empowerment, support and equality is essential.

 

Please note: Female applicants only, exemption under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  

Please call Betty Loveland on 07837 332698 for more information and an informal discussion.

                        

 


REFUGE

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

 

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)                    Job Reference: 054 IDVA

22.5 hours per week

Coventry

Salary c£23,000 per annum pro rata

Permanent, Part-time

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Closing date:               31st July 2015       10am

Interviews:                   11th August 2015

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

REFUGE

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

 

Domestic Violence Helpline Worker (based in Coventry)                          Ref; 053 DVHW

18.5 hours per week (shift pattern – Monday to Friday 4pm – 8.30pm and weekends 9.30am – 5.30pm)

Coventry 

Salary c£23,000 per annum 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, a non contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme, death in service and childcare voucher scheme. 

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: 31st July 2015    10am

Interviews: 11th August 2015

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

HR Administrative Assistant

Job Reference Number: SWA25059

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants the first step towards a career in HR to join a small, busy HR department. 

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence. We are now recruiting for an HR Administrative Assistant to support our HR Advisor. 

Some of the tasks of the successful candidate will include:

  • Supporting HR in the delivery of HR Projects
  • Involvement in all areas of the recruitment process
  • Assisting in carrying out new starter procedures 
  • Coordination of the organisation’s annual training programme 

You will need good written and spoken communication skills and excellent attention to detail is essential. 

Solace Women’s Aid is committed to developing the potential of our staff and will work with the successful candidate to ensure they are equipped to best carry out their role and their ongoing professional development.  

Salary: £17,842 pa

Hours: 37.5 hrs pw

Contract: Permanent 

Closing Date:  Monday 3rd August 2015 – Midday 

Interview Dates: Wednesday 12th August 2015 

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

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

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

Section 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 is looking for a 

Children’s Therapist 


Job Reference Number: SWA25058

For 20 hours per week.  Salary £27,279 pro rata on a 3 year contract initially.

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children who have been affected by domestic violence and we deliver a wide range of services to meet the different needs of our service users.

The Children’s Therapist will provide individual 1 to 1 sessions for children and young people affected by domestic violence and group sessions for their mothers and female carers.  

The post holder will be based at our office in Southwark.  

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

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

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

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

These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a DBS disclosure check.

Closing Date: Monday 3rd August 2015 at 5pm

Interviews: Tuesday 18th August 2015 

 


 

nia

nia provides a wide range of services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.  

Senior IDVA will co-ordinate the service and staff to provide a high-quality front-line service to survivors of domestic violence in LB Newham, delivering a service to those at highest risk.  Providing a specialist service to victims who are at high-risk of harm from intimate partners, ex-partners, family member or other person/s unkonow to them.  With the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children. This will include sexual violence, FGM, forced marriage, honour based violence and work with younger women.

The ISVA will work within a multi-disciplinary team providing proactive crisis intervention, advocacy and support to survivors (age 16+) of any form of sexual violence including child sexual abuse, recent and non-recent rape, sexual assault, women involved in prostitution, trafficking and child sexual exploitation both within and outside of the Criminal Justice System. 

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following posts: 

Post: Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Salary:           £28,499 qualified (inclusive of London weighting)

Hours: 35 hrs per week

 

Post: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)(Newham)

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

£24,000 – unqualified*

Hours: 35 hours per week

Funded: These posts are funded until 2018

We’re looking for highly organised, self-motivated women with experience in the  violence against women and girls sector.  Who have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children. 

 

*Applicants who hold either the appropriate CAADA-Safe Lives or Women’s Aid qualification will be prioritised. Candidates who meet the requirements of the person specification  but who do not hold either qualification must undertake to complete the qualification during their probationary period and will be offered a package including  the payment of course fees.  The salary will be adjusted once the qualification is obtained.

In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken in Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Russian. 

Previous applicants need not apply

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: 10am, Friday 7th August 2015 

 

Interviews will be held on: Ref:0050 - Senior IDVA – 14th Aug 2015

  Ref:0051 - ISVA – 24 Aug 2015

Please note all IDVA will have to undertake the Non Police Personnel Vetting Level 2 and a CTC clearance. 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

 


HESTIA

Hestia is a charity, working together with adults and children to change their lives at the times when they most need support.

We use our 45 years of experience to support 5,000 adults and children across London. We try to help anyone who needs us, whatever their circumstances. Across our broad range of services, we help people find a permanent home, manage their finances, take care of their health, and access work, training or education, as well as providing emotional and practical support to help people succeed in their daily lives.

All of our services are built around the needs of our service users, ensuring that the individuals and families that we work with have control over the support they receive. We believe in empowering adults and children to have a voice in the choices that benefit them, their families and their local communities; to enable them to change their lives for the better, fulfil their aspirations and live the most independent, healthy and enriching lives possible.

 

We currently have a vacany for a Maintenance Operative at our head office in London Bridge Service paying £23,760 - £24,408 pa.

The post-holder will carry out general building works along with minor repairs, void works and cyclical redecorations to a high standard. All works to be completed in a safe and cost effective manner in accordance with Operational Policy and procedures and the relevant specification.

The post-holder will also undertake general gardening tasks from time-to-time as requested by the Maintenance Manager.

If you have/are:

• Hold minimum of NVQ Level 2 or equivalent training / qualifications within: Brickwork, Groundwork, Plastering or similar.

• Hold a valid Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card (minimum blue craft card)

• Be able to demonstrate general building & H&S knowledge.

• Have good verbal and written skills including having the ability to liaise with our customers and write short reports.

• Good level of physical fitness, including the ability to lift and work at heights.

• Have an excellent awareness of current Health and Safety regulations and the ability to work in a safe manner.

• Be able to work as part of a team.

• Have the ability to plan and organize repairs and maintenance works /projects.

• Desirable previous Public Sector/ Social Housing repairs experience.

• Desirable 5 years’ post qualification experience in Repair & Maintenance works both in occupied and unoccupied properties including property inspections, defects analysis and specifying building repairs.

• Be able to use both documentation and, IT systems for reporting and maintaining records.

• Be able to work unsupervised on your own initiative.

• Be able to work to strict deadlines.

• Understand the principles of good customer care.

• Hold a clean & valid Driving Licence and be able to drive a company van and comply with the requirements of the Company insurers.

 

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

A full Job Description and Person Specification are available to download. To transform lives and your career, please visit our website: www.hestia.org to complete and submit your application online.

Closing date for applications: 9th August 2015

Interview date: 19th August 2015

 

 


ADVANCE

Female* Finance Officer

Closing date 31st July  at 12 noon

 

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. Five years ago we diversified our services to start our successful Minerva project, working with women offenders, many of whom are also experiencing domestic abuse.  Recently Advance became part of the Angelou Partnership who successfully won the contract for an exciting new range of services seeking to counteract  Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)  in the three borough area (Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham).  This will include sexual violence, FGM, forced marriage, honour based violence  and work with younger women.  

We have an exciting opportunity to join us working across 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* Finance Officer 

Contract: Permanent 

Salary: NJC Scale 26-28 £25,742 – 27,244 pro rata, per annum, inc. London Weighting

Working hours: 21 hours per week, weekdays

Work Location:  Based in Business Support Office, Hammersmith & Fulham

 

The Finance Officer will work as a member of the Business Support Office to provide a comprehensive financial service to ADVANCE. They will provide financial support to managers, project staff and volunteers delivering services, working within organisational policies and procedures to maximise our effectiveness. With experience of using accounting software and a current working knowledge of QuickBooks or other similar accounting package, the post-holder will also play a role in developing our financial capacity, keep abreast of relevant new and emerging charity finance legislative and practice developments, and ensure the services we provide deliver value for money. 

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 pro rata and a non-contributory pension scheme.

 

Closing date: Friday 31st July at 12 noon 2015

Interviews: w/c 3rd August 2015

              

To apply: please download the application form and Job Description from our website at www.advancecharity.org.uk

Completed applications should be emailed to althea.k@advancecharity.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

 

 

 

 

 


REFUGE

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

 

Job title: Deputy Service Manager REF: 048 DSML

Salary: C 31,300 – 33,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week  

Location: Lewisham 

 

Do you want an outstanding deputy management role calling upon all your versatility, judgment and tact? Do you have the ability to motivate and communicate well with others? Refuge is looking for an exceptional deputy manager for our Lewisham service.   This role requires an exceptional individual who wants to make a difference. 

The role involves working closely with abused women and their children who are living in our refuges escaping domestic violence. You will assist the domestic violence services manager in delivering high quality support and refuge housing and community services. 

You will have proven experience of providing direct emotional and practical support, and of managing case work. In addition you will have experience of managing and motivating staff, knowledge of domestic violence issues, experience of providing support to women, and experience of working in either a women’s refuge or residential setting. A recognised social work, housing or management qualification would be desirable.

As member of the management team the post holder will take part in anbe taking out of hours on call rota.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

 

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

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

 

 

Closing date:   10th August 2015         Interview date:   27th August 2015

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 


REFUGE

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

 

Relief Workers REF:  046 RWS

Casual hours 

£10-£11.50 per hour inc hol pay

Shropshire

 

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

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

The successful candidates will have good written and verbal communication and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. A full driving license and the use of a car are also essential.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

 

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

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

 

Closing date:     ongoing            

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 


Bromley Women's Aid

Charity Fundraiser and Management Assistant – 4 days p/week

A rewarding opportunity has arisen to work with an established Women's charity at their Head Offices in Penge/Anerley. The vacancy would suit candidates who can generate and manage fundraising activities akin to providing overall support to the CEO and Director of Operations. 

The ideal candidate will have solid charity fundraising experience in addition to strong IT and Excel skills, to accommodate the administration requirements of the role. They are looking to recruit an enthusiastic team player who has passions in line with Women's Issues.

You will be expected to:

  • Schedule, prepare and compile returns to funding bodies including Children in Need, MOPAC, Supporting People etc
  • Ensuring reporting deadlines are met
  • Prepare statistical reports
  • Prepare and file Board Papers as well as minute taking at Board Meetings (bi-monthly evenings)
  • Assist with statutory returns due to Companies House and Charity Commission
  • Assist with maximisation of income including setting up of Gift Aid and online donation functions
  • Provide support to Management of the charity in all areas of their work as needed, including HR, Marketing, Finance and Business Development

The fundraising activities will be the primary focus of the role and include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement and monitor and review the charity’s fundraising strategy 
  • Research and develop fundraising opportunities, including grant making trusts, local authority grant funding, corporate sponsorship and public donations and individual donors including appeals and campaigns
  • Develop and manage the charity’s public donations and crowdfunding activities together with staff member leading on social media activities
  • Work with CEO and Director of Operations on project development including budgeting for fundraising applications
  • Work with CEO and Director of Operations in establishing links with partner organisation to enable partnership bids
  • Produce reports and statistical returns to funders and the charity’s Board as required
  • To develop positive working relationships with staff, funders, stakeholders and partner organisations
  • Attend Board Meeting and Finance Sub Committee as required
  • To act in a professional manner at all times whilst on duty and act in a way that reflects the aims and values of the charity

You would be expected to act in accordance with the charity's policies and procedures in relation to Health & Safety policy; Equal Opportunities policies; attending and participating in regular training when required; attending and participating in regular supervision, staff and other meetings; participating in out of hours services where relevant; producing reports and providing required data to facilitate monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures; undertaking any duties consistent with the post as may be reasonably requested by your line manager.

The role is dependent on solid administration support to the team and CEO and Director of Operations, so the successful candidate should possess a strong IT skill set including Word and Excel proficiency. An adeptness in relation to in-house IT systems is preferable.

The position will be 28h per week (over 4 days) and will initially be a fixed term contract to end March 2016. There is some flexibility with regards to days worked, but will likely be Monday to Thursday. 

The Charity are offering 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holidays and will perform a DBS check on potential candidates prior to any job offer.

Salary: £23k Pro-Rata inc. London weighting.

Interviews will commence promptly upon receipt of satisfactory response. The interview process may require you to prepare a presentation or scenario to demonstrate your suitability.

CV’s & applications to be submitted by email to: 
Natasha Greenland
Email: natasha@peopleconsultancy.com