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Thurrock - Finance Officer – Maternity Leave Cover

London - Ascent Counselling Manager


Cannock/Staffordshire - DV Support Practitioner


Birmingham - LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advocate


Warrington - Community Outreach Worker


Warrington - Advocacy Coordinator


Coventry - Domestic violence helpline worker
 

Warrington - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate


Warrington - Community Outreach Early Intervention Worker


London - Lead Counsellor- East London Rape Crisis Service

London - Volunteer & Support Coordinator - East London Rape Crisis Service

London - Outreach & Inclusion Worker
 

Exeter - Helpdesk worker
 

Brighton & Hove - Assistant Helpline Support Worker


Brighton & Hove - Volunteer Administrator 

London (Southwark) - Case Worker


London (Camden) - Service Coordinator Camden Complex Needs Refuge


North West Surrey - Operations Manager


London (Islington) - Team Leader


Greater Manchester - Service Manager

North West - various roles

- IDVA 

- Polish speaking Outreach Worker 

- Young Persons Domestic Abuse Project Lead 

- Male Interventions Programme Manager 

- Child and Family Workers 

- Floating Support Workers 

London and South East - various roles:

- Essex based Refuge Services Manager

- IDVA 

- Refuge Worker 

- Essex and Hertfordshire based Floating Support Workers 

- Essex based ISVA 

- London based Office Manager 

London (Camden) - Refuge Worker

Manchester - Safe Choices Worker

Milton Keynes - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

London (Islington) - IRIS Advocate Educators

London (Islington) - Domestic Violence Caseworkers



 


 


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THURROCK WOMEN'S AID

Job Title: Finance Officer – Maternity Leave Cover – minimum 6 months contract + rolling month contract thereafter up to maximum of 1 year.

Salary: Salary £17681.42 + Outer London Fringe Allowance £327.25per annum

Hours of Work: 21 hours per week 

Location: Thurrock, Essex.  Use of a car and full driving licence is essential.

 

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

 

Job Description:

An opportunity has arisen at Thurrock Women’s Aid for a 6 months minimum contract with a rolling 1 month thereafter, maximum 1 year, maternity leave cover.

Prepare the monthly, quarterly and annual budget and forecasts and establish effective in-year service monitoring, highlighting exceptions against the agreed budget and ensuring that actions are taken to balance the budget including the production of monthly and quarterly management accounts

Be responsible for the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of all financial reporting, including management accounts, cash flow forecasting and balance sheets

Effective management of revenue income streams and voids and bad debt throughout the organization to optimize cash flow and to minimize uncollectible debt

Record and process all invoices, income and expenditure in appropriate way ensuring entry onto sage accounting package and an audit trail is maintained including banking.

Ensure all financial records, both paper and electronic are filed and kept correctly and all authorization procedures are properly followed.

Prepare financial statements for projects as and when required by funders and budget holders and support budget holders manage their budgets.

Provide regular budget reports to meet the needs of managers.

Prepare monthly payroll including On Call, Annual Leave, SMP, SPP, SSP and Expenses whilst continually reviewing to ensure that they are accurate and up to date in liaison with the HR and Business Development Manager.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years + accounts experience and have excellent knowledge of using SAGE Payroll and SAGE Accounts systems.

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to:

 

Nicola@thurrock-wa.org

 

Deadline for applications: Friday 10th October 2014

Short listing:  13th & 14th October 2014

Start date: w/c 3rd November 2014

 

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID 

 

Ascent Counselling Manager

Pan-London

Reference: SWA25010

 

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 Manager to manage our Ascent Counselling Service.

You will be managing a Pan-London service and have extensive experience of staff management and an understanding of working in a counselling/psychotherapy context.

Your service will focus on working with survivors of Violence Against Women (VAWG) and you will therefore have a thorough understanding of the dynamics and effects of domestic/sexual violence as well as related trauma.

 

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £33,306 per annum

Closing date: Mon 29th September 2014

Late applications will not be accepted

Interview date: Tuesday 7th October 2014

 

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

Please quote the Job Reference Number: SWA25010 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 

 


 

STAFFORDSHIRE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 1155364

 

Position: DV Support Practitioner (Female)

Cannock/South Staffordshire based

 

30 Hours/4 Days

(6 months maternity leave cover)

 

Staffordshire Women’s Aid is a dynamic organisation providing support and accommodation to women and children at risk of domestic and sexual violence and we are looking to recruit a Domestic Violence Support Practitioner for six months to cover maternity leave.

Applicants should have a thorough knowledge and understanding of domestic and sexual violence work, particularly in regard to risk assessment and confidentiality.      A commitment to Staffordshire Women’s Aid’s Vision, Mission, Aims and Values is also essential.  

A clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are also essential requirements for this post.

 

Salary from £17,680 per annum (pro rata £14,335 per annum)

 

Further details including application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website: www.staffordshirewomensaid.org

 

Application forms and further details can also be requested by sending an 

A4 self-addressed envelope with postage of £1.24 attached to: 

Staffordshire Women’s Aid

PO Box 2387

Stafford

ST16 3WS

 

Closing Date for completed applications is 6 October 2014

Interviews will be held on 14 October 2014

 

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

 


Birmingham LGBT

LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

 

Birmingham LGBT is seeking to recruit to a new and exciting pilot post of LGBT Independent Domestic Violence Advocate funded by the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership. The aim of the project is to ensure that LGBT victims/survivors of domestic violence have access to an LGBT IDVA who will offer support, signposting, advocacy, risk management and safety planning.

The post will be responsible for delivery of this exciting pilot project working with key stakeholders and partners. Including; provide independent advocacy and support, develop multi-agency links and partnerships, inform survivors of full range of civil, criminal and practical options  and deliver training around LGBT domestic violence/abuse.

The successful applicant will join a motivated and enthusiastic team based at the Birmingham LGBT Centre in Central Birmingham.

 

Terms

Terms: NJC scale point 30 £24,892 - £26,539

Plus up to 5% matched pension contributions

Flexible 37 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work; 25 days annual leave entitlement.

1 year Fixed term contract ongoing subject to funding. 

 

Birmingham LGBT is an equal opportunities employer.


Closing Date for applications is midday on Thursday 16 October 5pm

 

An application pack can be downloaded at www.blgbt.org/vacancies/ or email recruitment@blgbt.org

 

For more details contact Steph Keeble on 0121 643 0821

 


REFUGE

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

 

Community Outreach Worker REF: 112 OWW

37.5 hours per week

c £21,000 per annum pro rata

Warrington

Fixed Term Contract – Until 31st March 2015 (With possibility of extended funding)

 

We are recruiting a Community Outreach Worker to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to 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 women in 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 within a relevant field such as a refuge, women’s advice centre or residential setting. You will be experienced in assisting people to apply for welfare benefits and 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Closing date: 1st October at 10am 

Interview date: 13th and 14th October

 

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.

 


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.

 

Advocacy Coordinator REF: 107ACW

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term to 31 March 2015*

c. £31,000 per annum pro rata

Warrington

 

In this role, you will be responsible for the delivery and development of high quality advocacy services to victims escaping domestic violence in Warrington. You will manage and motivate a team of three Independent Domestic Violence Advocates and one Community Outreach Worker and coordinate the community based projects in Warrington. Working in partnership with other agencies, you will contribute to the design of interventions and the design of plans which protect survivors and their children.

 

The successful candidate will have significant proven experience of providing practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence. You will be able to build and maintain effective multi-agency partnerships and demonstrate leadership and sound judgment in crisis situations including where lives need to be protected. Strong written and verbal communications are essential to deliver presentations and communicate with stakeholders in a clear and effective way. You will be able to develop, sustain and evaluate joint work between agencies, establish good working relationships and negotiate effectively. Experience of managing and developing teams is also essential.  

 

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

 

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

 

Closing date: 10am, 26th September 2014

Interview date: 9th October 2014

 

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

* In view of the nature of role the Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

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

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

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 Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Violence Helpline in partnership with Women’s Aid.

 

Domestic violence helpline worker (based in Coventry)

18.5 hours per week (evening and weekend)

Coventry 

Salary c£23,000

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: 30th September, 10am

Interviews: 7th/8th October

 

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

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

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

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

 

            

 


 

REFUGE

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

 

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate REF: 111 WIDVA

37.5 hours per week

c £21,000 per annum pro rata

Warrington

Fixed Term Contract – Until 31st March 2015 (With possibility of extended funding)

 

We are recruiting for a skilled domestic violence advocate to work in our Warrington service to provide a 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 women and children can live in safety. We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. We provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.

 

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

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

 

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

 

Closing date: 1st October at 10am 

Interview date: 13th and 14th October

 

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.

 


 

REFUGE

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

 

Community Outreach Early Intervention Worker REF: 106WCW

37.5 hours per week

c £21,000 per annum pro rata

Warrington

Fixed Term Contract – Until 31st March 2015 (With possibility of extended funding)

 

We are recruiting a community outreach worker in our Warrington service, to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to 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 women in 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 within a relevant field such as a refuge, women’s advice centre or residential setting. You will be experienced in assisting people to apply for welfare benefits and 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.

You will be experienced in advocating in a multi-agency setting to secure positive life outcomes for your clients and to making the service a success.  A CAADA qualification is desirable.

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Closing date: 1st October at 10am 

Interview date: 13th and 14th October

 

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.

 


nia - East London Rape Crisis Service

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence.  The service is for women of all ages and girls over 13, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred.

The women who work and volunteer at Rape Crisis London 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.

 

Position: Lead Counsellor- East London Rape Crisis Service

Hours: 21 (working days Thursday & Friday & 1 additional day)

Funded: Currently funded until April 2016 with a possibility of extension

Salary: £17,099 (£28,499 pro rata)   

You will deliver one to one counselling to female survivors of sexual violence within a feminist framework. You will also work alongside the Counselling Manger to allocate referrals, review risk and manage waiting lists.  This post will also involve supporting the East London Rape Crisis Management team to meet outcome and output targets and further develop the counselling service. 

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You must be BACP or UKCP accredited and have experience of working with survivors of sexual violence. A qualification in therapeutic supervision and experience of delivering group work is desirable. 

To apply, write to us with an large SAE to the value of 0.90p at P.O. Box 58203, London, N1 3XP or visit our website 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 22 September 2014

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

 

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

 

 


nia - East London Rape Crisis Service

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

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

nia is a member of 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 & Support Coordinator 

Hours: 35

Salary: £28, 499 incl LW

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: 10am, Monday 22 September 2014

Interviews will be held on 2 October 2014

 

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

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

 

 


 

nia - The Emma Project

The Emma Project is a unique service providing refuge and support services to women who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual violence- including involvement in prostitution- and who also use substances problematically.

The service is currently funded until 31st March 2015 with a possibility of extension 

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following post

 

Outreach & Inclusion Worker (35 hours per week) 

Salary:  £25,301-27,724 (incl ILW) 

 

The Emma Project Outreach and Inclusion Worker is responsible for ensuring that the needs of women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence and who use substances problematically, are met; by promoting inter-agency awareness and service delivery between violence against women and problematic substance use agencies in targeted London boroughs and by the delivery of short solution focussed casework interventions. This post also involves group work both in the community and in a refuge setting. 

We’re looking for a highly organised and self motivated woman who is passionate about ending violence against women, girls and children. 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 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 22 September 2014

 

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

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

 

 

 


SPLITZ SUPPORT SERVICE 

Devon Helpdesk

We are looking for a MASH Helpdesk worker for 37 hours a week based in our Exeter office. You will be part of an experienced team providing high quality advice, guidance and support to victims of domestic violence enabling them to live safely.

You should have proven experience and qualifications in support work with knowledge of domestic violence issues.

Full job description and application forms are available at www.splitz.org/our-team/vacancies

or by contacting Splitz Support Service by email admin@splitz.org or on 01225 777724

 

The post is for 6 months with possible extension, salary range £18,757 - £19,695 

Closing date: 22nd Sept 2014

Interviews: 29th Sept 2014

 

Women only need apply. This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010). 

 

 

Vetting - You will be required to undergo a DBS check

 

Ref: DEV/14/01

 

 


 

RISE

ASSISTANT HELPLINE SUPPORT WORKER

 

SCP 20-25 (£18,638 – 21,734) 

37 hours per week

 

Quote ref AHS 09/14/01

 

The Assistant Helpline Support Worker will work within the remodelled RISE Contact, Information and Access Service (CIAS). This is the main point of access for all RISE service users and professionals. They will ensure that all callers to the RISE helpline receive a quality standard in telephone support, advice and advocacy. They will prioritise the risk, needs and safety of callers and their children using the RISE framework for crisis support and intervention. The Assistant Helpline Support Worker will provide support to the Helpline Co-ordinator and Helpline Support Worker in ensuring that those calling the RISE helpline are referred appropriately to other RISE services and to community, voluntary and statutory bodies as required. They will assist the Helpline Co-ordinator and Support Worker to arrange crisis and support appointments and coordinate the provision of appropriate legal and civil options through the crisis and support appointed solicitors and legal services. They will assist the Helpline Co-ordinator and Support Worker to provide advocacy on an individual and organisational basis identifying barriers to access and safety and ensuring these are appropriately addressed. 

They will provide administration support to the Helpline Co-ordinator, Helpline Support Worker and the service duty teams as required.

 

CLOSING DATE:      22 September 2014

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 


 

RISE

VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATOR

Fixed term until 31 March 2015

SCP 20-25 (£18,638 – 21,734) pro rata

18.5 hours per week

 

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The Volunteer Administrator will support volunteering within RISE. Their role will involve the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. The post holder will work to the RISE volunteer recruitment and retention process and the volunteer handbook. They will support volunteering at RISE through overseeing first contact with potential volunteers, excellent administration processes and preparing updates and reports.

 

Experience of setting up and managing administration systems and processes is essential.

Previous experience of providing administrative support and a good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

 

CLOSING DATE:      19 September 2014

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Advocacy & Support Service Southwark

Reference SWA25009

Post title: Case Worker

Location: London Borough of Southwark

We are SASS, 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 well regarded organisation.

A vacancy has arisen in our busy and exciting office for a Case Worker. 

A key aspect of the role 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. 

 

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £25,515 per annum 

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: Monday 22nd September (5pm) 

Late applications will not be accepted 

Interview date: Monday 29th September 2014 

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme.

 

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: SWA25009 on the application form and in the subject line of your email.

 

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.

 


 

 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Service Coordinator Camden Complex Needs Refuge

 

Camden

 

Reference SWA25008

 

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 Refuge Service Coordinator to manage our   complex needs refuge in Camden. 

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

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

 

Hours: 37.5

Salary: £33,306

Closing date: Monday 29th September 2014

Late applications will not be accepted 

Interview date: Wednesday 15th October 2014

 

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

Please quote the Job Reference Number: SWA25008 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.

 


 

yourSanctuary

 

Operations Manager (Female*) – Fixed term initially with possibility to become Permanent. 

 

Exciting opportunity to join North West Surrey based charity supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse.   Working as part of a team that includes staff and volunteers, this varied and ‘hands on’ operations management role covers responsibility for outreach, refuge, 24/7 helpline and children's services.   A key member of the management team, you will enjoy delivering a high quality service with the ability to manage and improve service delivery.

Self-motivated and committed to making a difference to the lives of adults and children, you will require well-developed organisational skills with relevant management experience, preferably gained in a complex service organisation.   

Supported by and working closely with the CEO, you will be the operational lead for equalities plus the development and implementation of client and service delivery related policies across the charity.  

 

yourSanctuary 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 include 25 days holiday & a non-contributory pension scheme.

For full information and details of how to apply please see our website: www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/join-us 

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th September at 12:00 noon. 

First interviews will take place by telephone on Tuesday 7th October.  

Second interviews will take place on 14th & 15th October. 

 

 


Solace Refuge Services – LB Islington

Team Leader (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £30,345 pa plus 3% pension contribution and other benefits

Contract:  Permanent

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

You will be responsible for leading a staff team of approximately eight individuals across two refuges.

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

 

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme.

 

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

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Friday, September 19th 2014 at 12noon 

Interviews: Week commencing September 22nd 2014 

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.

 

 

 


 

Ashberry 

Service Manager

Ashberry are recruiting for a Service Manager for a charity to be responsible for the efficient and effective running of a service in the Greater Manchester area. 

As Service Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that staff are engaged in supporting the wider work of the organisation and that the services are focused on the needs of vulnerable people. You will lead, manage and supervise a skilled, multi-disciplinary staff team.  

As Service Manager you will also be responsible for the overall quality and delivery of all services provided by the organisation. You will directly manage all aspects of the services including ensuring that support plans are appropriate and up-to-date, all records are fully maintained in an efficient and a professional manner and that all reporting and consultation, both internally and externally is carried out in a timely and effective way. You will do this through your active participation in the work of the team and by providing induction, supervision, guidance, support and direction to your team members. 

To apply for the role of Service manager you will have previous experience of working within temporary accommodation and have previous experience of managing a staff team. You will have a customer focused attitude and a passion to make a difference. 

You must have a full UK Driving Licence and access to your own vehicle.

This is a 6-12 month temporary position, full time hours. 

The hourly rate is £12-£15 dependant on experience

To apply for the position, please email your CV to levi@ashberryrecruitment.com

Closing Date: 03/10/2014

 

 


 

RESOURCING GROUP - JUSTICE & ABUSE DIVISION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


RESOURCING GROUP - JUSTICE & ABUSE DIVISION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 


 

HESTIA

We currently have two vacancies for Refuge Worker in our Camden DA Services paying £20,124 - £20,760 pa

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

If you have:
• Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people.
• Ability to assist key-workers in the support planning & risk assessment process.
• Experience of supporting and motivating service users towards their goals.
• A understanding of the issues women who have experienced domestic abuse face, particularly in relation to homelessness, income, benefits, training/education, offending behaviour, substance misuse, leisure & employment, leaving care and housing.
• Knowledge and understanding of the health, safety & security issues in an accommodation based service.
• Knowledge & understanding of the formal reporting & recording procedures in an accommodation based support service.
• A basic knowledge of housing management including maintenance, repairs, & rent collection.
• Willingness to work evenings, weekends & public holidays (on a rota basis).
• Previous experience of using computer based systems to accurately record work and client details.
• A commitment to equality & diversity.
• Previous experience of using computer based systems to accurately record work and client details.

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

 

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

Closing Date: 28th September 2014.

Don’t just change jobs, change lives
 

 

 

 

 


The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)

Position: Safe Choices Worker 

About us: The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We offer support by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to our domestic abuse services, we deliver a range of services from our base at the Pankhurst Centre including a women’s drop-in, food bank and heritage centre in recognition of the achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters.

 

About the role: The organisation seeks to appoint an enthusiastic individual to lead Safe Choices, our specialist project funded by Comic Relief for young women aged 15-25. You will support individuals who are in, or have experienced an abusive relationship to manage risk and increase safety. You will also be responsible for delivering awareness raising workshops to young people and developing a Young Survivors Support Group. 

 

About you:  We are seeking to appoint an individual experienced in working with young women; ideally with a background/qualification in youth work. You will be confident and able to deliver workshops to a variety of audiences. Partnership working is an important part of the project so the successful candidate will be effective at building networks. Previous experience of supporting survivors of domestic and sexual abuse will be particularly advantageous.

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

Appointment dependent upon satisfactory DBS Check and references

Duration: Fixed term until March 2016 

Hours: 35 hours 

Salary: £19,817 

Application: via application form available from our website www.manchesterwomensaid.org or by emailing info@manchesterwomensaid.org

Closing Date: Monday 22nd September 2014 at 9:00am 

Interview Date: week commencing Monday 29th September 2014

For further information about the role please contact: Philippa Robson on 0161 820 8412 

 

 

 

 


 

WOMEN'S AID

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end violence against women and girls in their relationships and homes.  

 

Finance Manager

An exciting opportunity to join the Operations department and to take a lead on the crucial finance function at Women’s Aid. The successful applicant will have a relevant professional accountancy qualification or training (or able to evidence equivalent learning from extensive experience), with proven management and financial skills, experience of SAGE or similar accounting software packages, and a clear track record in financial planning, budget preparation and monitoring. You will also need a clear commitment to equal opportunities and a positive approach to team-working.

 

Status: Permanent contract

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

Salary:  £33,200 - 36,713 (guided by the NJC pay scale points 39-43) pro rata

Location:      Bristol 

Application closing date:  12pm on 25th September 2014

Interview: 30th September 2014 in Bristol

 

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

 

For further information please email l.owen@womensaid.org.uk or download the documents below. 

For an informal chat about this role, please email Nicki Norman n.norman@womensaid.org.uk

 

Finance Manager, Covering Documents

Finance Manager, Application Form

Finance Manager, Equal Opportunities Form

Annual Review of 2013-2014   

 

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

 

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES and CVs are not accepted.

 

 


MK-ACT

TITLE: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

SALARY: £40,000

REPORTING TO: Board of Trustees

If you are someone with a demonstrable track record of being the driving force behind strategic development and effective implementation of services and programmes of support designed to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families experiencing domestic violence and abuse, and of working under pressure and within contractual frameworks, you will be interested in this high profile and significant post.

TERMS: The role is offered on a permanent contract, based at the refuge accommodation in Milton Keynes and will involve some evening and weekend work with local travel

To discuss in further detail and obtain an application pack please email recruitment@MK-ACT.org

Closing date for applications 21st September 2014

Interviews in Milton Keynes 26th September 2014

MK-ACT (Milton Keynes Women’s Aid) is an established charity providing community and accommodation based domestic abuse support services.

Charity No. 1011284 Company Registration No: 2249151 Managed by Milton Keynes Women’s Aid

 

 

Solace Women’s Aid  

Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to announce we have been re-commissioned to deliver the Islington Advocacy and Support Service incorporating IRIS. We are therefore looking to expand our team, widening the range of services provided for women and their children, enabling them to live lives free from domestic and sexual violence. We are looking to employ four people to join our dedicated team.

 

IRIS Advocate Educators, Islington

Salary: £25,515 pa Hours: 37.5 per week 

New to Islington, IRIS is a general practice based domestic violence training, support and referral programme which aims to improve the quality of care given by GP surgeries and pharmacies to those experiencing domestic violence.   The post holders will provide advocacy for patients, training to general practice teams and pharmacies and on-going support for health professionals. 

Training will be provided for the successful applicants.

We are looking to appoint a full time IRIS Advocate Educator plus an IRIS Advocate Educator/IDVA who will carry a general caseload in addition to some IRIS work. We would consider splitting this second post – part time IRIS AE and part time IDVA.

You must have experience of supporting women and children affected by domestic violence; you will need to have excellent case management and partnership working skills with a good track record of achieving agreed outcomes for service users.  You should have experience of crisis intervention work, risk assessment, risk management and safety planning. You will be highly organised, self-motivated and passionate about ending gender-based violence.  You will have a “can do” attitude and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and children. Training or facilitation experience would be beneficial.

 

Domestic Violence Caseworkers, Islington

Salary: £25,515 pa Hours: 37.5 per week

We are also seeking to employ two Domestic Violence Caseworkers to join our Advocacy and Support Service in Islington.

You must have experience of supporting women and children affected by domestic violence; you will need to have excellent case management and partnership working skills with a good track record of achieving agreed outcomes for service users.  You should have experience of crisis intervention work, risk assessment, risk management and safety planning. You will be highly organised, self-motivated and passionate about ending gender-based violence.  You will have a “can do” attitude and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and children.

 

 

To apply for any of the above posts, please visit our website www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. CVs will not be accepted. Applications must be returned to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org

Closing date for receipt of completed applications Friday, September 19th at 5pm

Interviews October 1st and 3rd 2014 

These posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)