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Welsh Women's Aid - Trustees and Treasurer 

Cambridgeshire - Relief Workers


London - Helpline Volunteers


North Yorkshire - Head of Accommodation

York - Fundraising Manager

York - Team Leader

York - Outreach Worker

York - Children’s Worker
 

London - Performance Information Analyst
 

London (Haringey) - Refuge worker


London - Safe Choices Project Worker Maternity Cover – Youth in Focus
 

London (Tower Hill) - Senior Fundraising Manager – High Value


Manchester (Pankhurst Trust) - Trustee


Bristol - Finance Manager


Bristol - Service Development Manager

Keighley - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Keighley - Intake Triage and Crisis Capacity Worker

Keighley - Eastern European Crisis Intervention and Outreach Worker

Bradford - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Bradford - Male Victim Support Worker 

Bradford - Telephone Support and Administrator


Wycombe - Youth Worker


Exeter - Helpdesk worker


London (Newham) - Senior Advice Manager


London (Newham) - Community Advocacy Worker

London (Newham) - Capacity Building Trainer

Nottinghamshire - Administrative Assistant


Nottinghamshire - Training Coordinator


Nottinghamshire - Domestic Abuse Support Worker for Men


London - National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers

London (Tower Hill) - Bid Writer (Two posts)


Newcastle Upon Tyne - Regional Coordinator


London (Hounslow) - Refuge Worker


London (Tower Hill) - Senior Fundraising Manager – Maternity Cover


West Lancashire - Relief Support Workers & Volunteers

West Lancashire - Domestic Abuse Advocate


Bristol - Helpline Volunteers

London - Fundraising Officer


Shropshire - Relief Workers



 

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WELSH WOMEN'S AID

Welsh Women’s Aid is recruiting new Trustees and a Treasurer to join our Board

Do you have the enthusiasm, time and skills to help us direct Welsh Women’s Aid work to prevent domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women across Wales?

Welsh Women’s Aid is a dynamic national charity that has been working for 37 years to support Wales’ network of specialist domestic abuse services provide lifesaving services, and to campaign for change and improved responses to survivors, families and communities.  

This is an exciting time to join our current committed and highly-skilled Board of Trustees, to lead the charity’s work and shape our future direction.

 

We need women who can support us to achieve our vision and mission. Ideally you will have skills or experience in one or more of the following areas:

• violence against women prevention, equality and human rights • networking and relationship building • charity regulation and income generation • marketing, communications and digital media • legal issues, policy and campaigning • financial management experience.

 

We are particularly keen to achieve a diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from women from a wide range of backgrounds, skills, experience, abilities and ages. Training and support will be provided through the induction period and beyond. This is an unpaid appointment although reasonable travel and associated expenses will be provided.  

 

The closing date for applications is 21st September 2015. Interviews will be held w/c 28th September 2015. 

For further information please visit www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus where you can download an application pack that includes a role description, application form and further information about our work. Completed applications should be emailed to: EmmaHarris@welshwomensaid.org.uk 

For an informal discussion about the work of Welsh Women’s Aid please email Governance@welshwomensaid.org.uk or call 02920 541551, and our CEO or Chair will be happy to get back to you.

Welsh Women’s Aid is a registered charity 1140962 and company limited by guarantee 7483469.     

Welsh Women’s Aid is a women-led organisation and is committed to equality and diversity. This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  Women only need apply. Applicants must be 18 or over.

 

 

Mae Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yn recriwtio Ymddiriedolwyr newydd a Thrysorydd i ymuno â’n Bwrdd

Ydych chi’n meddu ar y brwdfrydedd, yr amser a’r sgiliau i’n helpu ni i gyfeirio gwaith  Cymorth i Ferched Cymru i atal camdriniaeth ddomestig a mathau eraill o drais yn erbyn menywod ar draws Cymru?

Elusen ddynamig genedlaethol yw Cymorth i Ferched Cymru sydd wedi bod yn gweithio ers 37 o flynyddoedd i gefnogi rhwydwaith Cymru o wasanaethau cam-drin domestig arbenigol i ddarparu gwasanaethau i achub bywydau, ac ymgyrchu am newid ac ymatebion gwell i oroeswyr, teuluoedd a chymunedau.

Mae hwn yn amser cyffrous i ymuno â Bwrdd Ymddiriedolwyr ymroddedig a hynod fedrus, i arwain gwaith yr elusen a ffurfio ein cyfeiriad at y dyfodol.

Mae angen menywod sy’n gallu ein cynorthwyo i gyflawni ein gweledigaeth a’n cenhadaeth. Yn ddelfrydol bydd gennych chi sgiliau mewn un neu ragor o’r meysydd hyn:

• atal trais yn erbyn menywod, cydraddoldeb a hawliau dynol • rhwydweithio a chreu cysylltiadau • rheoleiddio elusennau a chynhyrchu incwm • marchnata, cyfathrebu a chyfryngau digidol • materion cyfreithiol, polisi ac ymgyrchu • profiad rheoli ariannol.

Rydym ni’n arbennig o awyddus i sicrhau Bwrdd Ymddiriedolwyr amrywiol ac rydym ni’n croesawu ceisiadau gan fenywod o amrywiaeth eang o gefndiroedd, sgiliau, profiadau, galluoedd ac oedran. Caiff hyfforddiant a chymorth eu darparu drwy’r cyfnod sefydlu a thu hwnt. Penodiad di-dâl yw hwn ond darperir treuliau teithio a chostau rhesymol cysylltiedig.

 

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ymgeisio yw 21 Medi 2015. Cynhelir cyfweliadau yn yr wythnos sy’n dechrau 28 Medi 2015. 

 

Am ragor o wybodaeth ewch i www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus lle gallwch lawr lwytho pecyn cais sy'n cynnwys disgrifiad swydd , ffurflen gais a rhagor o wybodaeth am ein gwaith. Dylai ceisiadau wedi'u cwblhau drwy e-bost at: EmmaHarris@welshwomensaid.org.uk.  

 

I gael trafodaeth anffurfiol am waith Cymorth i Ferched Cymru ebostiwch Governance@welshwomensaid.org.uk neu ffonio 02920 541551, a bydd ein Prif Swyddog Gweithredol neu ein Cadeirydd yn hapus i gysylltu’n ôl â chi.

Mae Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yn elusen gofrestredig rhif 1140962 ac yn gwmni cyfyngedig drwy warant 7483469.      

Sefydliad a arweinir gan fenywod yw Cymorth i Ferched Cymru ac mae’n ymrwymo i gydraddoldeb ac amrywiaeth. Mae’r rôl hon wedi’i heithrio o Ddeddf Cydraddoldeb 2010 yn ôl Atodlen 9, Rhan 1.  Dim ond menywod ddylai ymgeisio. Rhaid i ymgeiswyr fod yn 18 oed neu’n hŷn.

 


Women's Aid Federation of England

Trustee Treasurer

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

We are currently seeking a trustee to strengthen our board and serve as treasurer; ensuring the financial viability of the charity, appraising the financial viability of plans, proposals and feasibility studies and reporting our financial health to the board of trustees at regular intervals. 

The trustee will be a strategic leader with strong communication skills who is used to working in a consultative manner and has experience in finance and fundraising, preferably within the charity sector. Most importantly she will identify strongly with women’s rights and enjoy an ambassadorial role on behalf of the women we represent. This role offers an exciting challenge and an opportunity to make a difference in a national context.

Our trustees are responsible for ensuring that Women’s Aid complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements ensuring that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. Our board meets quarterly and we expect the commitment to be in the region of 12 days per year with teleconferences between meetings. Included in this time allowance is two days for our annual national conference which takes place in July each year. Our meetings are usually held in central London but can be elsewhere in England; occasional overnight stays will be required. 

Please note that this role is unremunerated. However, honorarium and expenses apply. Appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check and written references. If you would like to apply for this role please send a tailored CV and supporting statement, highlighting how your skills and experience address the person specification and why you are interested in the role and organisation. Please also complete the equal opportunities monitoring form and email it along with your CV.

 

Recruitment Pack

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

Please email your CV and monitoring form to Rachel Reed, Executive Assistant, at r.reed@womensaid.org.uk. If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Dickie James, current Treasurer, at dickie.james@staffordshirewomensaid.org.

 

Closing date: 5pm on 30th September 2015

Interviews will be held: on the afternoon of 21st October 2015, in central London

Ideally the new treasurer should in attendance at the scheduled board meeting on 20th November 2015 in London.

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

Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

 

Registered charity no: 1054154

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

 

 


 

REFUGE

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

 

Relief Workers REF: 062 RWC

Casual hours 

£10-£11.50 per hour inclusive of holiday pay

Cambridgeshire 

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

Closing date:    On-going           Interview date:    tbc

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


REFUGE

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

 

Job title: Helpline Volunteers                                         

REF: 005HLV

Salary: Voluntary (travel expenses can be refunded up to £9 per day)

Hours: 4 hours weekly volunteer shift  

Location: Tower Hill London

 

We are recruiting female* volunteers for the National Domestic Violence Helpline, who will be responsible for providing support, information and a listening ear to women experiencing domestic violence and to those seeking help on her behalf. The role involves discussing the options available and, if appropriate, referring callers on to refuges and other sources of help and information.

You will have an awareness of domestic violence issues, together with the ability to assess the needs of callers to the Helpline. In addition you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with empathy and sensitivity. You will be well organised and have good administrative skills.

Volunteers will be required to cover a weekly 4 hour shift at Refuges’ head office in Tower Hill.  Some evening and weekend shifts are available but we are predominantly looking for volunteers who can cover weekday shifts during office hours. Our busiest days are Mondays and Tuesdays so we are particularly looking to cover shifts on these days.

 

Training Program – October 2015

Applicants must be able to attend 100% of the training program prior to volunteering on the Helpline. The mandatory training programme will take place on the following dates:

Monday 26 October, Tuesday 27 October, Wednesday 28 October, Friday 30 October, Saturday 31 October.

Training will take place from 9.30am until 4.30pm at Refuge’s head office in Tower Hill. 

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

 

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

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

 

Closing date:  03/09/2015                                          Interview date: tbc 

 

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

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

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

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


 

 

IDAS Career Opportunities

IDAS is a specialist agency working across York and North Yorkshire with people affected by or escaping domestic abuse and / or sexual violence. Due to recent expansion we are excited to seek recruitment to the following posts:

 

Head of Accommodation – 37 hours (F/T) based in North Yorkshire

To ensure the delivery and development of our accommodation services including refuges and dispersed units.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, proven experience of working effectively with commissioners and stakeholders and the ability to influence people and develop services.

Salary: £35,662 - £40,217 + pension and health scheme

Fundraising Manager – 28+ hours (negotiable) based in York 

To manage the development, delivery and monitoring of IDAS fundraising strategy to help ensure that IDAS continues to meet the needs of existing and new clients.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and proven experience of fundraising including from major donors, grants and trusts.  A knowledge of digital fundraising is also required.

Salary: £35,662 - £40,217 (pro rata for part-time hours) + pension and health scheme

Team Leader – 37 hours – York refuge

To lead a team of committed and experienced staff who provide a high quality service to women and children accessing York refuge.  The successful candidate should have experience of managing staff or volunteers, an understanding of health and safety requirements in a residential setting and a good knowledge of the impacts of domestic abuse on women and children.

Salary: £24,472 - £29,558 + pension and health scheme

Outreach Worker – 37 hours based in York

To support adult victims and survivors of domestic abuse.  The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, a knowledge of the impacts of abuse and be open and approachable.  

Salary: £20,253 – £22,937 + pension and health scheme  

Children’s Worker – 18.5 hours based in York refuge

To support children and young people living in refuge accommodation.  The successful candidate should be open and approachable, have experience of working with children and knowledge of the impacts of abuse.  

Salary: £19,048 - £22,212 (pro rata for part-time hours) + pension and health scheme

 

To apply to join our committed, enthusiastic and highly skilled team please visit our website at https://www.idas.org.uk/idas-are-recruiting/

or email info@idas.org.uk

Closing date:  4th September Interviews: 11th and 12th September

 

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Performance Information Analyst 

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

We are looking for a self starter with proven data monitoring and analytical skills.   You would be responsible for 

  • Ensuring our case management system (MODUS) and Social Return on Investment database is fit for purpose
  • Ensuring our staff are fully supported in effectively using MODUS 
  • Ensuring we have robust reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems and processes in place for current and new services
  • Creating service specific reports and disseminating to services on a monthly basis
  • Supporting managers in ensuring compliance with the monitoring and evaluation expectations for their service

If you have experience of the following please contact us

1. Extensive experience  of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

2. Experience of collating and interpreting data

3. Experience of report writing 

4. Experience of designing and delivering training (1 to 1 or group)

Salary: £25,770

Hours: 37.5 per week 

Closing Date:  1st September at noon

Interview Date:   8th September

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

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).

 

 


 

Solace Women’s Aid 

 

Refuge worker

 

Job Reference No: SWA25065             

You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic violence. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with women survivors. You should have significant past experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential. 

You will be the sole refuge worker in a small refuge in Haringey; this role will therefore involve some lone working. In addition to support work you will also be responsible for the day to day running of the house including health and safety and reporting repairs.

 

SALARY: £25,770 pro rata

HOURS: 22.5 per week split over 5 days (4.5 hours per day + half hour lunch break)

 

CLOSING DATE:   Wednesday 9th September 2015 (12 Noon) 

INTERVIEWS:    Friday 18th September 2015

 

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

 

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).

 

 


 

Safe Choices

Safe Choices provides intensive one-to-one support and group work to young women who may be experiencing, or at risk of: sexual violence; sexual exploitation; gang involvement or gang association; and / or violent offending.  

Safe Choices offers advocacy and access to positive activities, focusing on building positive support networks and developing resilience.  The projects create a space for young women who are often alienated from other services to consider their options, support each other and make considered choices in relation to their lives, aspirations and relationships.  

nia is currently delivering Safe Choices: Youth in Focus, working with young women leaving care or leaving custody, delivered in partnership with The Children’s Society.

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following post: 

Safe Choices Project Worker Maternity Cover – Youth in Focus 

Fixed term contract October 2015 to April 2016 (7 months) with possible extension up to October 2016 (8 - 13 months)

Full time – 35 hours

Salary: £25,301- 27,724 pa (including Inner London Weighting)

 

This project sits under the Safe Choices Programme umbrella and works young women who are leaving custody or leaving care. 

nia's Project Worker will lead the work with young women in the boroughs north of the river Thames. The Project Worker is responsible for the development and delivery of all young women’s work and developing and delivering training to professionals. 

 

We are looking for a highly organised and self- motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women and girls.  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: 10.00am, Monday 7 September 2015

Interviews will be held on 14 September 2015

 

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

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

 


REFUGE

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

 

Job Title: Senior Fundraising Manager – High Value REF: 060-1 HVFSM

Salary: c£45,000 (would increase according to relevant experience)

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Tower Hill, London

 

The fundraising team is going from strength to strength in increasing the fundraising levels for Refuge. SMT is keen to continue this growth and has decided to recruit to the established post of high value fundraising - senior manager. We are looking for a senior manager to join the innovative, passionate and dynamic fundraising team. 

Reporting to the Director of communications and fundraising, whilst working closely with the Chief Executive, this role will be responsible for bringing in new income to the organisation whilst managing a fundraising programme from high net worth individuals, trusts and foundations, corporate and legacy fundraising.  Success will be evidenced by a substantial increase in core income. The post holder will manage three posts- corporate partnership manager, major donor senior executive and the trust and foundations fundraising senior executive.

The successful candidate will be a target-oriented, experienced fundraiser with outstanding attention to detail and a demonstrable track record in successfully achieving five and six figure donations from individuals and/or corporate supporters.  A motivated, strategic thinking, self-starter and able to work on their own initiative, they will also be responsible for over-seeing high level fundraising events.  They will need to have outstanding written communication and presentation skills and be confident working with individuals at all levels.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

 

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

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

 

Closing date:    17/9/2015                                                         Interview date: tbc

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

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

 

 

 


THE PANKHURST TRUST

About us

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) (PTMWA) is a women’s led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of, domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We deliver services from our base at the Pankhurst Centre, the former home of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters and the birthplace of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) and the Suffragette movement.

 

About the role

The Trust seeks skilled women to join our talented Board of Trustees to play a key role in the development of this successful charity which is committed to tackling gender inequality and the violence and injustice it fosters. 

This is a volunteer opportunity. The Board meets on a monthly basis for evening meetings for two hours at a Central Manchester venue and from time to time ad-hoc sub-groups are convened, which may require involvement of the membership.  

 

About you

The Trust is seeking women with a passion for women’s rights and a drive to work to tackle gender inequality.  Our membership has a broad range of skills and experiences and we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with backgrounds in fundraising, contracting and procurement or construction to help us to develop particular projects. 

 

The successful candidates will have the ability to work constructively as a member of a diverse board, valuing diversity across the Pankhurst Trust and externally across the wider community.  

 

Post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

For further information about the role please contact Philippa 0161 820 8412. 

 

To apply for the role please send a copy of your CV and covering letter detailing your skills, knowledge and experience to Philippa Ladd at Philippa.ladd@manchesterwomensaid.org by Friday 28th August 2015. 

We will be holding an information evening session for prospective members on the 3rd September 5pm-7pm in Central Manchester. 

 

‘A copy of this document is also available electronically at http://www.manchesterwomensaid.org/about/board-recruitment/ 

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email Philippa.ladd@manchesterwomensaid.org 

You can also contact us by fax 0161 273 1518 or by telephone 0161 820 8412’

 

 


SARSAS

Finance Manager

£28,000 pa pro rata

15 hours per week

Based in Bristol  

 

NEW Role

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) receives funding to deliver services for survivors who have experienced sexual abuse or violence at any point in their lives across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES, Somerset and North Somerset  . 

We are seeking to recruit a part time Finance Manager to support and manage robust financial processes ultimately ensuring we are a sustainable organisation and continue to deliver vital services, with positive outcomes, for survivors of sexual abuse or violence.  

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring the day to day running of the small finance department, monitoring our organisations’ performance, preparing monthly management accounts, preparing end of year financial accounts, liaising with the CEO on fundraising bids and building on the financial systems already in place. There is scope to develop this role and the position is seen as key to ensuring SARSAS’s continuing success. 

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.

SARSAS strives to have attractive working conditions including flexible working hours, professional and personal development and support and supervision packages.

For application packs or more information contact info@sarsas.org.uk 

or download forms from our website: www.sarsas.org.uk

Please specify you are interested in applying for the Finance Manager post.

Closing Date: 12pm Friday 18th September 

Interviews will be held in Central Bristol in a fully accessible venue on Wednesday September 30th 2015

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

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682   Company No 6738639

 

SARSAS 

Service Development Manager

£27,810 pa plus 5% pension

37 hours per week

Based in Bristol 

NEW Post

This is an opportunity to lead and develop services for survivors of rape, sexual abuse and sexual violence

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) delivers services for survivors who have experienced sexual abuse or violence at any time in their lives across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES, Somerset and North Somerset.  

We have an exciting new position for a full time Service Development Manager at our Bristol hub.

The post holder will provide staff leadership as well as take day to day responsibility for the development and management (including operational) of client services.  You will effectively lead and empower employees to ensure that all operational goals are met.  You will work with the team to continually improve and review the quality of services provided. You will develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with key external partners, ensure clear referral routes and access to trauma focused, empowerment  services for the best possible outcomes for survivors and their families.

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.

SARSAS strives to have attractive working conditions including flexible working hours, professional and personal development and support and supervision packages.

For application packs or more information contact info@sarsas.org.uk 

or download forms from our website: www.sarsas.org.uk

Please specify you are interested in applying for the Service Delivery Manager post.

Closing Date: 12pm Friday 25th September 2015

Interviews will be held on Friday October 2nd 2015 in Bristol

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

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682   Company No 6738639

 

 


                                  

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

 

Domestic Violence Services (Keighley) require:

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor 37.5 hours per week £23,188 (12 month temporary contract)

Intake Triage and Crisis Capacity Worker 37.5 hours per week £23,188 (fixed term until March 2018)

Eastern European Crisis Intervention and Outreach Worker 37.5 hours per week £23,188 (fixed term until March 2018)


Staying Put (Bradford) require:

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor 37.5 hours per week £23,188 (12 month temporary contract)

Male Victim Support Worker 18.75 hours per week £11,594 (fixed term until March 2018)

Telephone Support and Administrator 37.5 hours per week £18,638 (fixed term until March 2018)

 

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

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

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

Closing date for applications – Tuesday 1st September 2015.

Shortlisting 3rd September 2015 and Interviews will take place 10th and 11th September 2015. 

 


WYCOMBE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 299946    Registered Company No. 2245478

 

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

 

Youth Worker (maternity cover up to 1 year)

Hours:  37 hours per week

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

 

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic team and will offer support services to young people living in the local community who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.  The applicant will work closely with schools to ensure young people are able to make safe and informed choices within personal relationships.

The applicant will ideally have a Community & Youth Work qualification, have experience of working with young people one to one and in groups, a clear understanding of the issues facing young people and an awareness of young people and domestic violence.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work. 

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

 

A workplace pension scheme will be in place from October 2015.

Closing date for applications: Monday 31 August 2015

Interviews to be held on: Tuesday 22 September 2015

 

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

 

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

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

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

 

 


 

 

Splitz

Devon Helpdesk

We are looking for a Helpdesk worker for 37.5 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 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

There are two Helpdesk posts; a 12 months fixed term contract and a permanent contract. 

Salary range £18,757 - £20,550 

Closing date: Wednesday 16th September 2015

Interviews: week of 21st September 2015

 

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/15/02

 

 


Newham Asian Women Project

NAWP is a black feminist organisation that works towards elimination of gender-based violence. We provide refuge accommodation, counselling, advocacy and advice services and community advocacy and training to professionals and members of community on a range of issues relating to elimination of violence against women and girls.

Project: Empower, is our new Big Lottery funded service which provides alternative legal remedies to privatised legal processes and their legitimising agents. For this new project, NAWP is looking for three dynamic women who are passionate about women’s rights and want to contribute to a project that aims to address the deep-rooted inequalities in society leading to increased levels of violence and discrimination. We are recruiting for the following posts:

1. Senior Advice Manager who will be responsible for overall delivery of the project and managing the Project: Empower team as well as delivery of AQS accredited advice to women and girls. This post is for 28 hours per week at £38,488 pro rata.

2. Community Advocacy Worker who will be responsible for the delivery of community outreach and advocacy. This post is for 35 hours per week at £26,081 salary per annum.

3. Capacity Building Trainer who will be responsible for the delivery of training to professionals in areas related to EVAWG. This post is for 21 hours per week at £26,081 pro rata.

If you have a background in legal advice work and legal education and have experience of working within the advice sector or in a women’s organisation and have fluent knowledge of domestic violence and housing legislations, please get in touch to find out more about these posts.

Closing Date for Applications: 5 pm GMT 4 September 2015

Interviews will be held on 14 September 2015

You can request an application pack by emailing Yasmeen Iqbal YIqbal@nawp.org or by calling 020 8472 0528. You can also download an application pack by visiting NAWP’s website www.nawp.org

NAWP is an equal opportunities employer.

The above posts are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

NAWP is a registered charity with charity registration number 1001834 

 

EQUATION NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Administrative Assistant

22.5 hours per week 

Equation is a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic administrative assistant with excellent attention to detail. The successful candidate will play a key role in assisting the administration team to meeting Equation’s expanding administrative requirements.

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

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Salary: Scale 1-2, NJC Spinal Column Pt 5-13 £12,559 - £15,754 pro rata

Deadline for applications Tuesday 1st September 2015 

Interviews: 8th September 

How to apply:

Full information and application forms are available at: 

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

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

 

 


EQUATION NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Domestic Abuse Support Worker for Men

37 hours per week 

Equation is a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse. Due to expansion we are seeking a self- motivated Domestic Abuse Support Worker to work with men who are medium and standard risk survivors of domestic abuse.

The Domestic Abuse Support Worker will be responsible for providing a high-quality service to survivors, enabling them to make long-term positive and sustainable changes in their lives and to recover from the harm of domestic violence and abuse.

The successful candidate will bring with them a thorough understanding of the complexities and effects of domestic violence and experience of undertaking domestic violence risk assessments and managing risk. The successful candidate will be joining the charity during an exciting period of growth and will be able to play a role in shaping the future direction of Equation’s survivor service for men.

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

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Salary: Scale 5 – 6 NJC Spinal Pt 22-28 £20,015 - £24,184

Interviews: 9th September 

 

Training Coordinator

15 hours per week (potential increase in hours subject to funding)

Equation is a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse. Equation are looking to recruit a Training Coordinator who will be responsible for developing our work improving professional responses to domestic abuse through coordinating a high quality training, seminar and conference provision. 

The successful candidate will bring with them a thorough understanding of domestic violence and the sector, will be a strong facilitator and will excel at establishing effective working relationships. The successful candidate will be joining the charity during an exciting period of growth and will be able to play a role in shaping the future direction of the training provision offered. 

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

Salary: Scale 6 – SO1 NJC Spinal Pt 26-31 £22,667 - £26,804

Interviews: 10th September

 

Deadline for applications for both jobs is Tuesday 1st September 2015 

 

How to apply:

Full information and application forms are available at: 

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

Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

 

 


Refuge

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

Job title:    National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers                  REF:  008 PERI-2 

Salary:      £25,000 - £27,000 per annum

Hours:    37.5 hours per week  

Location:  London with travel across all Refuge sites nationwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: Ongoing                                                                 Interview date: tbc

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

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

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


Refuge

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 women and children in our national network of services.  We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

Bid Writer (Two posts)
              REF: 040-1 BDO

37.5 hours per week - 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday - Friday                                                

£28,000 - £30,000 per annum

Head Office – Tower Hill, London.  

Refuge is seeking two experienced Bid Writers to support future growth and development in the violence against women and girls (VAWG) sector. 

The posts will focus on responding to complex tender opportunities and re-tenders enabling Refuge to sustain existing services and achieve growth.  Reporting to the Business Development Manager, the post holders will work as part of a dynamic bid team identifying opportunities, and producing compelling and persuasive written bid documentation.  Involvement in developing strategies for success will also be a key requirement for this role.  

The successful candidates will have experience of working with colleagues across departments to develop service proposals and a successful track record in generating income through writing competitive bids.  Both a strong understanding of the commissioning environment in government and local authorities and the ability to interpret financial and budgetary information are necessary for this post. An ability to work under pressure and to challenging deadlines is a prerequisite. 

Refuge is a national organisation therefore flexibility to travel to services will be required.

The application process will require you to email the following documents to: recruitment@refuge.org.uk:

Full CV

Cover letter 

2 page relevant writing sample of your choice 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment day during which their ability to sell through their written work will be assessed.   An application form will need to be completed prior to commencing the role.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

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

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

Closing date: 28/8/2015  
  Interview date: 14/9/2015

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

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


 

NEWomen’s Network in conjunction with The Angelou Centre are seeking to appoint a

 

Regional Coordinator

for 

North East End Violence Against Women and Girls Network

 

£33, 857 pro rata (NJC, PO3) 

28 hours per week

Fixed term - 2 years

 

You will be responsible for coordinating and developing a broadly based regional network of women’s groups and organisations aiming to lobby and campaign to end Violence Against Women Girls (VAWG).

Sound understanding and knowledge of local, regional and international policies, legal frameworks and structures for tackling VAWG; experience of network and partnership building and a commitment to feminist principles in tackling VAWG are vital.

You will be tenacious, flexible, able to cope with changing priorities under pressure and demonstrate understanding of intersectionality as central to the pursuit of social justice and equality for all women including, for example, black women, disabled women, lesbians and bisexual women.

This post may be undertaken on a consultancy/self-employed basis

Closing date: Friday 4th September 2015 at 12.00 noon

Interviews: Stage 1- 23rd September 23rd 2015     Stage 2- 28th September 2015

For an application pack please contact The Angelou Centre

Email: admin@angelou-centre.org.uk

Phone: 0191 2260394 

 


REFUGE

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

 

Job title:   REFUGE WORKER                                                      REF:  063RWH                          

Salary:  c£21,000 – 24,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week  

Location: Hounslow

 

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. 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Closing date: 28th August 2015                                Interview date: tbc 

 

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

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

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

            


REFUGE

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

 

Senior Fundraising Manager – Maternity Cover REF: 052-1 IEDFSM

c.£45,000 per annum 

Tower Hill, London

 

Within the fundraising team at Refuge we have an opportunity for a senior manager to join our innovative, passionate and dynamic fundraising team.  The role offers a great opportunity to lead and work closely with a passionate and successful team.  This post holder will continue to drive forward an ambitious strategy - that has to date exceeded income targets and expectations.  

Reporting to the director of communications and fundraising, this senior role will give strategic and operational lead to Refuge’s individual, events and digital fundraising programme.  Success will be evidenced by meeting the agreed fundraising income targets for these strands of activity.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter with demonstrable experience in individual or events fundraising.   Working alongside a small team, you will also have a deep understanding of digital channels and their application to both individual and events fundraising.

The successful candidate will need a strong track record of running, developing and transforming individual and events fundraising programmes, alongside managing staff and volunteers.  Maintaining, recruiting and developing donors will all be part of your role and we welcome innovative ways to raise funds to support Refuge’s vital work.

If you have the relevant skills and experience and relish the opportunity to make a real impact to the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence we would welcome your application. 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme. 

 

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

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

 

Closing date:  5 September 2015             Interview date: tbd

 

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

 

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

 

 


THE LIBERTY CENTRE

Domestic Abuse Advocate

We are a registered charity that provides support and advice to people affected by domestic violence/abuse across West Lancashire.  Providing ‘Practical & Emotional Support’ to enable victims of domestic violence/abuse make informed choices about their future.

We have been successful in securing a grant from BBC Children in Need 

To provide a high-­‐quality frontline service to children and young people that live in refuge.

To provide empowering one to one and group support to children and young people that are or have experienced domestic abuse

To facilitate the delivery of ‘Freedom Recovery Programme’ and Helping Hands and where appropriate work in partnership with Domestic Abuse Early Intervention Officers and Children’s Social Care across Lancashire.

 

Location: West Lancashire

Salary: £22.500 per Annum + pension

1 x 37.5 Hours per week (will include evenings & weekends)

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care/Children and Young People’s Diploma.      

A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children/young adults with complex needs in an education, health or social care setting.   

A full clean driving licence is essential as the role may involve driving.                        

Effective communication skills and the ability to record information accurately & concisely deliver services.

 

We are also recruiting to increase our bank of Relief Support Workers & Volunteers. (training will be provided).

Closing Date: 11/9/2015 .

Interviewing will start week commencing 26/9/15     

If you are successful you will be invited to attend an assessment and interview. Please apply to chris@wlwref.org.uk  for an application pack stating which position you are applying for.

 

 

 


SARSAS

We are currently recruiting Helpline Volunteers

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

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

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

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

Monday 28th September (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Tuesday 29th September  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Wednesday 30th September  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Thursday 8th October  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

Friday 9th October  (9.30 am – 4.30 pm)

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Closing Date – 4th September 2015

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

 

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

 

 


 

ADVANCE

Female* Fundraising Officer

Contract: Permanent

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

Working hours: 35 hours per week, weekdays

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

 

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

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

 

Visit the website to apply

 

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

Interview date: 15th September

 

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

 

 

 

 


REFUGE

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

 

Job title:  Relief Workers                                                                     REF:  046 RWS 

Salary: £10-£11.50 per hour inclusive of holiday pay

Hours: Casual                                                      

Location: Shropshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: On-going                                                        Interview date: tbc

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

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

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