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Glossop - Children’s Outreach Support Worker

Glossop - Relief Staff


Berkshire - Children & Young Person’s Worker

Berkshire - Pilot Response Worker


North Devon & Torridge - Outreach Worker – Adult Services


London - Lead Counsellor - East London Rape Crisis Service


London - Refuge Worker


Brighton & Hove - Helpline Senior Officer 


Brighton & Hove - Fundraiser - Major Donors/Corporates

London - Floating Support Caseworker


London - BME Floating Support Caseworker


Solace Women's Aid - Trustees


Swindon - Health Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

London (Camden) - Refuge Worker - Camden Domestic Abuse Services


Exeter - Chief Executive Officer


Sheffield - IDVAS Advocates 

Nottingham - Refuge Support Worker (South Asian Language)
 

Nottingham - Refuge Support Worker (African and/or Caribbean) 

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

London - Team Leader 

Nottingham with extensive national travel - IRIS Joint National Lead


North West - various roles

- IDVA 

- Polish speaking Outreach Worker 

- Young Persons Domestic Abuse Project Lead 

- Male Interventions Programme Manager 

- Child and Family Workers 

- Floating Support Workers 

London and South East - various roles:

- Essex based Refuge Services Manager

- IDVA 

- Refuge Worker 

- Essex and Hertfordshire based Floating Support Workers 

- Essex based ISVA 

- London based Office Manager 


 


 

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HIGH PEAK WOMEN'S AID is a dynamic and evolving voluntary sector agency, providing

Domestic Abuse services to adults, children and young people.  We are now seeking to recruit a Children’s Worker to join our team and deliver One to One Support and Group Work to children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse in the High Peak.

This post is funded by Children In Need until November 2017

 

Children’s Outreach Support Worker - 21 hours per week

(Point 20 -  £18,638 PRO RATA)

NVQ Level 3 or equivalent Child Care Qualification is necessary for this post as well as experience of working in a busy team with a complex case load.

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of this post and you will need the use of a car as you will be required to travel across a rural area. 

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

For information pack email gwa@f2s.com 

If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to:

P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8AE

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm on Monday 8th December 2014

Interviews will take place week commencing Wednesday 17th December 2014

If you would like further information about this post please call 01457 856675

 

RELIEF STAFF

We are also urgently seeking relief staff to provide cover for our community and accommodation based domestic abuse services, both day and night shifts.  Variable hours and rates of pay. Please contact us at gwa@f2s.com for further details.

 

 

 


BERKSHIRE WOMEN'S AID

Children & Young Person’s Worker (Pilot project, term-time, temporary contract up to 4 months)

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week 

Salary £ £16,814 pro rata

Contract Term time, temporary

Berkshire Women’s Aid provides support within the community for men, women and children who are affected by domestic abuse. 

Berkshire Women’s Aid is looking for an individual who is committed, enthusiastic and has experience of delivering groupwork and/or working with children, for an exciting role as Children & Young People’s Worker, in a 4 month pilot project.

This post involves liaising and working with a number of schools in Bracknell Forest, providing groupwork and support to children who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse.  An enhanced DBS (previously CRB) check will be required for the successful candidate for this role. 

The successful candidate will work as part of a small team, based in Bracknell Forest to deliver BWA’s established Children’s Work programme, which currently runs in the neighbouring local authorities of Reading and Wokingham.

BWA is an Equal Opportunities organization.  This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1 and therefore we can only accept applications from women. The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. BWA is an equal opportunities employer.

The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, (9.00 – 17.00, five days, Monday-Friday, with half hour unpaid lunch break).

For an application pack please email: info@bwaid.org.uk.

Closing date: 8th December 2014

Interviews: W/C 15th December 2014 

 

 

Pilot Response Worker

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week 

Salary  £18,525 pa

Annual Leave 25 days per annum 

Contract Six months fixed term.

 

BWA is looking to recruit a Pilot Response Worker to provide support, information and safety planning to service users who have been assessed as being at medium risk by the police. 

For the above vacancy, the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a confidential and safeguarding environment, and have an understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on families.

The hours of work will be 37.5 hours per week, (9.00 – 17.00, five days, Monday-Friday, with half hour unpaid lunch break).

For an application pack for this role, please contact Laura on 0118 950 0182 or email info@bwaid.org.uk No CVs will be accepted and no Agencies.

The vacancy is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  The successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. BWA is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 8th December 2014

 


 

 

SPLITZ

Domestic and Abuse Safeguarding Services Outreach Worker – Adult Services. 

We are looking for an Outreach Worker for 22.5 hours a week covering North Devon and Torridge. 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. This post will involve both initial telephone support and outreach.

 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/team/vacancies.html

or by contacting Splitz Support Service on 01225 777724

 

The post is a temporary post for 1 year, salary range £19,099 – £20,550 (pro rata)

Closing date: 5th December 2014

Interviews: 11th December 2014

 

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

 

Valid UK Driving Licence with access to business use motor insurance is essential.

Vetting - You will be required to undergo a DBS check

 

Ref: DEV/14/05

 


nia

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 Monday, Tuesday & 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 please 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 8th December 2014

Interviews will be held: Friday 19th December 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

 


REFUGE

Refuge Worker REF: 142 RWS

37.5 hours per week, 

£21,000 per annum 

Southwark, London

 

We are looking for an experienced domestic violence professional to work in our Refuge based in Southwark.

As refuge worker, you will be responsible for providing high quality practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and their children living in our refuges. You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. You will also assess and advise on their entitlement to welfare and housing benefits. You will develop support plans for each resident and aid them to obtain permanent accommodation.

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

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

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

 

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

 

Closing date: 10am 3rd December 2014

Proposed date for interviews: 11th December 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.

 


 

RISE 

 

HELPLINE SENIOR OFFICER

Maternity Cover – Fixed Term (1 year)

 

SCP 29 (£24,892)

37 hours 

Quote ref HSO 11/14/04

 

We are looking for a Helpline Senior Officer to assist the Crisis Support Manager and service Senior Practitioners in the day-to-day operation of RISE’s Crisis Support Service help-line.  The Helpline Senior Officer will work within the crisis and support service leading the provision of a single point of access for all RISE service users. They will support all Helpline workers to 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 Helpline Senior Officer will support all Helpline workers to prioritise the risk, needs and safety of callers and their children using the RISE framework for crisis support and intervention. They will take a lead role in ensuring that RISE callers are referred appropriately to other RISE services and to community, voluntary and statutory bodies as required. They will develop a referral database to assist this process and this will be maintained regularly. They will provide crisis and support appointments and coordinate the provision of appropriate legal and civil options through the crisis and support appointed solicitors and legal services. The Helpline Senior Officer will attend Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences and The Specialist Domestic Violence Courts working closely with other agencies to reduce risk and identify and monitor the care pathway. They will provide advocacy on an individual and institutional basis identifying barriers to access and safety and ensuring these are appropriately addressed. 

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

 

CLOSING DATE:   Monday 1 December 2014

 

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

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

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

 

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

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


 

RISE 

FUNDRAISER – MAJOR DONORS/CORPORATES 

Initially a one year post to be reviewed after 12 months

scp 36-39 (£30,311-33,128) pro rata

18.5 hours

 

Quote ref MDCF01/14/03

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Major Donor /Corporate Fundraiser to join RISE a successful, proactive charitable organization. RISE (Refuge, Information, Support and Education) provides a range of services for women, children, young people and families affected by domestic violence in Brighton & Hove and West Sussex. We support survivors of domestic violence from crisis to recovery with an emphasis on early intervention, prevention and quality care and support. 

This new post has been identified as instrumental in delivering the organizations strategic plans for the sustainability of RISE Services through generating an increase in unrestricted income for RISE. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting the growth and development of RISE by maximizing income from Major Donors and Corporate Sponsors. The post holder will research, identify and prioritize projects within these two areas that will generate the best financial return for RISE. The post holder will manage the development of supporter relations and initiatives in these sectors.

You will have experience of generating funds from major/donors and corporates. A track record in meeting and exceeding organizational fundraising targets A confident self-starter, you will have excellent inter personal skills, presentation skills. You will be experienced in developing and sustaining donor relationships. The successful candidate must be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of this post.

 

CLOSING DATE: Monday 8 December 2014

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 


HESTIA

Don’t just change jobs, change lives

Floating Support Caseworker

Hestia Camden

39 hours pw 

The current salary for this post is £20,124 rising up to £20,760pa upon successful completion of a 9 month probation period

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

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

If you have ability to: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

and want to make a difference – then this may be the job for you.

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

Closing date:  12th December 2014

See our website form more information and to apply.

Hestia – Empowering people, Changing lives


 

 

HESTIA 

Don’t just change jobs, change lives

BME Floating Support Caseworker

Hestia Camden

39 hours PW 

The current salary for this post is £20,124 rising up to £20,760pa upon successful completion of a 9 month probation period

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

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

If you have ability to: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

and want to make a difference – then this may be the job for you.

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

Closing date:  12th December 2014

See our website form more information and to apply.

Hestia – Empowering people, Changing lives

 

 


 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

 

Solace Women’s Aid Trustee Recruitment

Solace Women’s Aid is a London based charity working primarily with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organisation has grown significantly over the last few years and we are keen to recruit 3 talented members to join our active and committed Board of Trustees.

We are seeking candidates with a wide range of experience and ethnic backgrounds. In particular, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate strategic leadership within the charitable sector, safeguarding experience, and/or clinical expertise. 

Successful candidates will be required to attend 4 board meetings and two away days each year as well as participate on a board sub-committee. Trustees can claim reasonable out-of-pocket and travel expenses but are not otherwise remunerated. 

To apply, please visit our website www.solacewomensaid.org  and download an application pack. The closing date for applications is 8am, Monday 1st December 2014. 

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). 

 

 

SWINDON WOMEN'S AID

Job Title: Health Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Reports to:        Refuge Accommodation & Community Services Manager

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

Salary: £23,000

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Work Location:  Swindon

 

Job title: Health Independent Domestic Violence Advocate £23,000

Swindon Women’s Aid is looking to recruit a Health IDVA to join their fully integrated domestic abuse service in Swindon. This post will be based at the Great Western Hospital and SWA Offices.

As a Health IDVA you will work to establish a new bespoke service in the Great Western Hospital in order to support high risk victims of domestic abuse and assist them in accessing services to support and keep them safe. You will formulate and regularly review risk assessments, safety plans and support plans and effectively prioritise and focus on those victims with highest risk.

You will have strong communication skills and experience of partnership working, as the role will involve the initiating, developing and maintaining of effective multi-agency relationships, attending MARAC and case conferences and adhering to statutory protocols and procedures. You will work to ensure safety, confidentiality and risk minimisation for victims of domestic abuse and their children, supporting and enabling them to access services which maximise their safety and which support their emotional, physical, intellectual and social wellbeing.

As a Health IDVA you will be expected to provide information and advice to victims on their rights and responsibilities; the options available to them regarding criminal and civil proceedings, and attend court to offer support through the criminal justice system where appropriate

This post is exempt under s9 of the Equalities Act 2010 and we request female applications only.

Please note the deadline for applications is close of play 5pm on Monday 22nd December.

For a copy of the full job description, person specification and application please go to our job vacancies page of our website  www.swindonwomensaid.org or telephone Aby Ayre the Office Manager on 01793 864984 or you can request these via email at Abby@swindonwomensaid.org

 


HESTIA

Role: Refuge Worker - Camden Domestic Abuse Services

Salary: £20,124 – 20,760pa 

Hours 39 hours per week 

 

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

We are looking to recruit an ambitious and enthusiastic  Support Worker.  You will use your experience of providing high quality customer service to provide a safe and calming living space in an environment where every day is life changing for those with a range of support needs. You will also work closely with your colleagues to help achieve high standards of care, within budget and by identifying how services can be developed through creative use of resources.

To be successful in this role you will possess working experience of issues facing women & children affected by Domestic Abuse, experience in reducing voids and maximising income along with best practice in safeguarding adults and children.  You will have a flair for building effective relationships and motivating your clients. 

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

 

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

Closing date: 28th December 2014

 

 


SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Full time

Exeter, Salary to £35,000

SAFE (Stop Abuse for Everyone) started its life in Exeter in the 1970's as Exeter Women's Aid and has developed a range of services aimed at supporting anyone affected by domestic violence across Devon.  The last year has been a challenging one for the charity and despite losing important funding for their refuge they are still able to deliver a number of key services. They are now in a position to appoint a new CEO to lead them into the future, supporting them to identify and develop new services and opportunities.  The charity currently employs eight staff and has an annual income of under £1m but is financially stable and ready for a new chapter in its life.

We are looking for someone who has previously worked in a strategic management role but who is also effective operationally.  More specifically we are seeking:-

Degree level education and/or relevant qualification in business, management or leadership

Able to demonstrate successful leadership of a non-profit organisation

Innovation, vision and strategic thinking skills

Financial management skills

Ability to manage organisational change

Experience of writing successful funding bids and working with funders

Experience of working in a mulit-agency environment

Knowledge, understanding and possibly experience of working within the domestic violence sphere and the understanding of its impact on individuals and society

Knowledge and understanding of national policy and legislation affective domestic violence work.

This is an exciting time for SAFE and a great opportunity to play a key role in ensuring the charity is able to  provide support to the maximum number of people it can.

Please Note: It is SAFE’s policy that applicants should not have been service users of Stop Abuse For Everyone or other domestic violence services within the 12 months prior to the application.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure 

 

Recruitment Process

Recruitment Pack available from Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment (jackie@shinecharityrecruitment.co.uk)

Application by CV and Supporting Statement to Jackie Dawkins 

Closing date: 28th November 2014

First interview with Jackie Dawkins

Second interview with SAFE -w/c  8th December 2014

 

 


 

VIDA Sheffield are recruiting to 2 posts: 

IDVAS ADVOCATES

to join a team of 7 fte Advocates working with high risk victims of domestic abuse age 16+.

Salary: VIDA pay scale pts 29-31 [£23,647 - £25,212]

Duration: to March 2015 then subject to continuation funding

POST 1: Urdu speaking Advocate  

Hours: full-time (37.5 hours)

POST 2: Part-time Advocate – secondment considered

Hours: 3 days (22.5 hours)

 

Download the Job Description/Person Spec & Application Form from our website at:

www.vidasheffield.org.uk and return to:

VIDA Sheffield, Knowle House, 4 Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield S2 3QE

or by email to: admin@vidasheffield.org.uk 

Tel: (0114) 275 0101  Fax: (0114) 278 1308

Closing date: Tuesday 25 November 2014 by 9.30am latest

Interviews are planned for: Tuesday 2 Dec 2014

Note: posts available to women only, in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1. 

We particularly encourage applications from women from BAMER communities, and with community language skills, and those with CAADA IDVA accreditation.

VIDA Sheffield were awarded CAADA Leading Lights accreditation in 2013

 

WOMEN’S AID INTEGRATED SERVICES (WAIS)

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a South Asian Language Refuge Support Worker and a African and/or Caribbean Refuge Support Worker to join our dynamic team in an organisation which is at the forefront of domestic violence support.  The appointed person will have a good understanding of the issues faced by hard to engage groups.

 

Refuge Support Worker (South Asian Language) 

(37 hours per week)

Currently funded to December 2016

NJC Scale point 27 - £23,188 pro rata

 

Refuge Support Worker (African and/or Caribbean) 

(30 hours per week)

Currently funded to December 2016

NJC Scale point 27 - £23,188 pro rata

 

The Support Worker is responsible for the support of women and children within the refuge and assisting in the day to day running of the refuge. The support worker will be expected to take all reasonable steps to ensure that the work with the women meets their individual needs as appropriate as possible with regard to families’ cultural, religious backgrounds, any special needs and to actively combat stereotypes.

Closing date for applications is Friday 28th November 2014 at 12 noon 

Interviews will be held on Monday 8th December 2014

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

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

 

Application packs can be obtained from our website at 

http://www.wais.org.uk/jobpage.php

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

 

CV’s will not be accepted.

 

 


AYLESBURY WOMEN’S AID

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

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

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

 

Salary:  £21,067 - £23,954 pro rata (NJC points 24 – 28)

Closing Date for Applications:  Thursday, 27th November 2014

Interviews to be held on: Thursday, 4th December 2014

 

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

For an application pack (no CVs please) see our application form, job description and job specification on our website www.aylesburywomensaid.org.uk.  Email: april@awaid.demon.co.uk or telephone 01296 436827 to request the pack.

 

Charity No: 1054308                                   Company Limited by Guarantee: 03155260

 
 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Refuge Services – LB Islington

Job Reference: SWA25021 

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, November 28th 2014 at 5pm 

Interviews: Week commencing December 1st 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.

 


 

WOMEN'S AID INTEGRATED SERVICES

Opportunity in National Domestic Violence Programme

Identification & Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS)

 

IRIS Joint National Lead

The post is a rare opportunity for an exceptional individual to be involved in the nationwide expansion of a programme to improve primary care responses to domestic violence across the UK. 

IRIS is an evidence-based programme to educate health professionals to improve their practice in the identification and referral of survivors of domestic violence to specialist domestic violence services.  

Following an independently evaluated randomised controlled trial to establish its effectiveness, the successful IRIS programme has already been implemented in 17 areas and has secured Department of Health funding to mainstream the intervention across England.  IRIS will continue to be implemented in further areas as discussions progress.  We now require a third individual to join the two existing National Leads for this national expansion. 

 

Salary: NJC scale point 36 £30,311 pro rata 

Hours: 24 hours per week

Location:       Nottingham with extensive national travel

Employer: Women’s Aid Integrated Services 

Tenure: Fixed term to 31March 2016 (6 months probationary period) with the potential for extension

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Aid Integrated Services 

 

We require the post holder to be female - Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE  

As a member of the national IRIS team, the postholder will support local teams to secure the commissioning of IRIS in their locality by liaising with Clinical Commissioning Groups, Public Health, local authorities and voluntary sector specialist agencies. You will be responsible for delivering Train the Trainer courses for local teams to equip them to train healthcare professionals and support patients. You will provide ongoing support to local teams and sites who have commissioned the programme. You will be responsible for the collection, analysis and reporting on data about the programme’s effectiveness. You will present data to secure sustained funding with commissioners. 

 

To apply: 

Application packs can be obtained from our website at http://www.wais.org.uk//jobpage.php or by writing to: WAIS (Recruitment) 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham NG1 3LP. (Please enclose a 1.20p stamped self addressed A4 envelope for postal application requests). Any questions or queries please email: vacancy@wais.org.uk 

Posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring (DBS) check.

 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Monday 24th November. Interviews will take place in Nottingham on Monday 1st December 2014. 

 

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

For further information please visit www.irisdomesticviolence.org.uk

 

 

 


WOMEN'S AID NATIONAL OFFICE (London)

Fundraising Volunteer

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 


 

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.