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London (East) - Volunteer & Support Coordinator 

London (Hammersmith) - Project Manager

London (Hammersmith) - Operations Manager


Surrey (North West) - Part Time Children’s Play Worker


London - Outreach & Inclusion Worker (Emma Project)


Leeds - Community Worker (Drop In setting)


North West Surrey - Children’s Worker


London - Self-Employed Counsellor


Rotherham - Support Workers


Rotherham - Trustees

Cardiff (Welsh Women's Aid) - Membership & Policy Data Administrator


Warrington - Part Time Family Support Worker


Leicester - Interventions Programme Worker - *Male (Full time)

Leicester - Interventions Programme Worker (Part-time)

Leicester - Partner Support Worker (Full time)


London (East and North) - Self-employed Counsellors


London - Counselling Manager, East London Rape Crisis Service


London (Enfield) - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate


London (Southwark) - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate


South West Surrey - Children's Worker

Southampton - Support Worker level 2


Barking and Dagenham - Team Manager

Hartlepool & Stockton - Support & Admin Team Leader
 

London (Hackney) - Senior IRIS Advocate Educator
 

London (Barnet) - Sessional Children’s Playworker

London, Camden - Assistant Refuge Worker

Skelmersdale - Female Chief Executive Designate


 


 


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nia

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

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

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

 

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

 

Volunteer & Support Coordinator 

Hours: 35

Salary: £28, 499 incl LW

This post is funded until March 2016 

 

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

 

The main responsibilities of the post are 

Recruitment, training, development and management of volunteers

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

Management of outreach advice work service and staff

 

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

 

To apply, visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk  and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP. 

 

Closing Date: 10am, Tuesday 19th August

Interviews will be held between 25 August and 5th September 2014

 

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

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

 


 

ADVANCE

ADVANCE is a nationally recognised women’s charity based in West London, providing crisis intervention, risk assessment, advocacy and support for women and their children experiencing domestic and sexual violence, and community support for women who are at risk of breaking the law, involved in the criminal justice system or on probation.  

We have two exciting opportunities to join us across our various services and are looking to recruit the following self-motivated and experienced professionals who are committed to making a difference to the lives of women and children: 

 

Female* Project Manager 

Fixed term to December 2015 (with renewal subject to funding continuation)

NJC Scale 35-40: £32,827 - £37,297 per annum (Inc. London Weighting) 

Working hours: 35 per week, with some on-call management cover required 

Work location: Based at ADVANCE Minerva service office in Hammersmith 

As an experienced manager with a proven track record of leadership in Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) services or similar, the post-holder will be responsible for the operational management of the ADVANCE Minerva team, ensuring services are safety focused and of the highest quality to reduce risk and meet women and children’s needs. The post holder will work with the ADVANCE management team and play a key role in the strategic development of services in Minerva, which have recently expanded to include key contracts to deliver services to women on short term sentences, those on statutory and non statutory orders via CRC London and to young women through our Transition to Adulthood project, funded by The Barrow Cadbury Trust. The post holder will also, in collaboration with the CEO, lead the development of services and strategic partnerships, including the Transforming Rehabilitation (TR) agenda. With sound knowledge of women with a complex range of support needs, criminal justice interventions and safeguarding practice, the post-holder will be strategic and versatile, an excellent communicator, and experienced in motivating staff, delivering within budget, and work effectively in local partnerships.

Closing Date:  12.00pm on Monday 18th August

Interviews:  27th & 28th August

 

 

Female* Operations Manager

Fixed term to March 2015 (with renewal subject to funding continuation)

NJC Scale 44 - 47 £40,877 - £43,553 (inc London Weighting)

Working hours: 35 per week, plus occasional evening or weekend work. Some local travel will be expected

Work location: Hammersmith

As an experienced senior manager with a proven track record of leadership in violence against women and girls (VAWG) services or similar, the post holder will be instrumental in working alongside the Business Support and Development Manager, CEO and Trustees in delivering the organisation’s strategic plan to ensure the sustainability, development and delivery of ADVANCE services. Supported by and working closely with the CEO, they will be the strategic and operational lead for equalities and the development and implementation of client and service delivery related policies across ADVANCE. The post holder will work closely with ADVANCE Trustees and participate in relevant sub groups of the Board, ensuring effective governance. They will line manage three Project Managers and hold responsibility for the strategic development of their respective services, that include domestic violence services and services for women involved in the criminal justice system.

Closing Date:  12.00pm on Monday 18th August

Interviews:  27th & 28th August

 

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 include 30 days holiday, a non-contributory pension scheme and child care voucher scheme.

 

Closing date for both posts is 12.00pm on Monday 18th August.  

Interviews will take place on 27th & 28th August.   

                

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

Althea King 

ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)

Unit 6,The Lanchesters

162-164 Fulham Palace Road 

London W6 9ER

 

 


yourSanctuary

Part Time Children’s Play Worker (20 hours per week) – North West Surrey – one year Fixed Term Contract

Salary:  £10,277 per annum (£18,500 pa full time equivalent)

 

yourSanctuary is looking for a part-time Children’s Play Worker to help support children who have experienced domestic abuse.  Based at our refuges in North West Surrey, you will assist our Children’s Worker in the delivery of the Therapeutic Children’s Service, plan and provide a routine of play activities for children of pre-school and school age, and help to find school and nursery places.  This is a role in which you can make a real difference to children’s lives by giving them an opportunity to enjoy and learn through play.  You will need to have experience of working with children, excellent communication skills and be patient and approachable.

The post is initially for a one year fixed term contract although there is the possibility of this being extended.   

Applicants must have a full driving licence and access to a reliable car.

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

 

Closing date:  Monday 18th August 2014 (12 noon)

First interview date:   Friday 22nd August (via telephone); Second interview Friday 29th August (at our offices in Woking).

For the full job description and person specification please visit our website: http://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/join-us/apply/42.  To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to admin@yoursanctuary.org.uk.    In your covering letter please include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for this post.    

 

 

THE EMMA PROJECT (nia)

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

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following post

 

Outreach & Inclusion Worker (35 hours per week) 

Salary:  £25,301-27,724 (incl ILW) 

 

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

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

To apply, visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk  and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP. 

 

Closing Date: 10am, Tuesday 19th August 2014

Interviews will be held in the week beginning the 1st September 2014

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

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

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Outreach& Inclusion Worker (The Emma Project)

Full time:                 35 hours

Salary Range: £25,301-27,724 (inclusive of London weighting) 

Hours: 35 hours per week

Currently Funded until March 2015 with a possibility of extension

Line Manager: Emma Project Coordinator

Responsible for:    no line management responsibility 

 

A. Aims of the Position:

To ensure that the needs of women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence- including involvement in prostitution -and who use substances problematically- are met

To promote inter agency awareness and service delivery between violence against women and problematic substance use agencies in targeted London boroughs

To develop and run groups both in the refuge and in the community, with a particular focus on substance use and violence against women and its impacts, including the impact on children

To provide advocacy and support to mothers affected by violence against women & substance use

 

B. Specific Areas of Responsibility:

Outreach Work

Short solution focused casework interventions with women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence-including involvement in prostitution - and who use substances problematically in a range of external agencies across a specified range of London boroughs

To provide advocacy for mothers, particularly including in cases where there are child protection concerns and/or contact/residency issues/children that have been removed from their care

Create and establish partnership working with strategic leads in appropriate external agencies in targeted London Boroughs

Create and develop partnerships with appropriate third tier agencies

Draft and deliver training and networking events to specialist agencies

Evaluate the training and networking events and provide feedback to relevant agencies

Maintain accurate ad up to date records 

Contribute to the completion of the funding return 

 

Group Work 

To develop and deliver group work/workshops in the refuge that focus on violence against women, substance use and the impacts, both on children and on women as mothers 

To deliver life skills workshops in the refuge

To take a flexible approach to developing and delivering group work/workshops to women both in the refuge and the community, determined by the needs of the women presenting to the service 

 

C. General Duties

Acting in accordance with nia policies and procedures including:

- the Equal Opportunities Policies

- Occupational Health and Safety Policies and Procedures

Attending and participating in regular training when required

Completing and maintaining accurate up to date statistics

Attending and participating in regular supervision, staff and other meetings as necessary and attending management committee meetings when required

Carrying out your own administrative duties

Participating in nia out of hours service

Undertaking any duties consistent with the post as may be reasonably requested by your line manager and /or Head of Service

 

Person Specification

Outreach & Inclusion Worker (Emma Project)

1 Substantial experience of working within the Violence Against Women and/or Children/Young People’s sectors or similar field 

2 Knowledge of the issues facing women, children and young people affected by violence against women along with the ability to identify women’s individual and collective needs

3 Non-judgemental, non-directive and anti-discriminatory approach to empowering women 

4 Awareness of the issues and links between substance use and violence against women

5 A knowledge of and commitment to a  harm minimisation approach to working with women who use substances  

6 Experience of risk & needs assessment and safety planning with victim survivors of domestic and sexual violence

7 A proactive approach to and experience of creating and developing partnerships

8 Ability to develop, deliver and evaluate workshops

9 Willingness & ability to deliver a pan London service travelling across a number of London boroughs as required 

10 Working knowledge of The Children’s Act (1989) & London Child Protection Procedures: 54th Edition (LSCB: 2013)

11 Ability to critically assess own performance and experience of delivering services to meet quality standards and agreed outcomes and outputs

12 Excellent  communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively 

with service users and statutory, voluntary and other stakeholders 

verbally and in writing

advocating for service users, raising awareness of gender violence issues and representing nia

13 A broad base of administration skills including ability to maintain records and use IT and paper-based systems proficiently 

14 Evidence of continuing professional development and relevant professional qualifications/training

15 Able to work at evenings and weekends occasionally when required

16 Ability to work independently and within a team, to plan and manage a complex workload, meet deadlines, problem-solve and respond to unplanned demands

17 High level of self-motivation and ability to think creatively with a ‘can-do’ attitude that can inspire others

18 A feminist perspective on how gender, social, economic, race, cultural, linguistic, religious and sexual orientation issues may impact on people’s lives

 


LEEDS WOMEN'S AID

Female* Community Worker (Drop In setting)

Starting salary £22,988 pro rata

 

Leeds Women’s Aid supports women and children in refuges and the community within the Leeds area. 

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced female worker to cover drop in sessions 3 days a week over 22 hours. The worker will provide support and advice to women experiencing domestic violence. 

The successful candidates will have:

The ability to engage effectively with vulnerable women in a one off situation

A good understanding of the complex support needs of survivors of domestic violence

Experience of working with survivors of domestic violence

Ability to work in an unpredictable and pressurised setting.

We are looking for someone who is able to work using their own initiative and who will be proactive in dealing with the issues that women experiencing domestic violence face. We are looking for someone who is keen to work in partnership with other agencies in order to get the agreed outcomes for their client and who is keen to monitor barriers and issues to influence local policy to improve the services for clients

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

To request a pack please e-mail us at administration@leedswomensaid.org.uk, write to us at Leeds Women’s Aid, Main Office, PO Box 826, Leeds, LS1 9PL. Mark the envelope “Drop in Workers - Recruitment”, or call us on 0113 2460401 

 

Closing Date:  9am 18 August 2014

Interview will be held: 3rd September2014

 

Leeds Women’s Aid is fully committed to the principles of equality of opportunity.  

 

 


 

yourSanctuary

Children’s Worker (36 hours per week) – North West Surrey

Starting salary:  £21,104 per annum 

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

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

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

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

Closing date:  Thursday 14th August 2014 (5pm)

First interview date:   Wednesday 20th August 2014; Second interviews on either Wednesday 27th or Thursday 28th August 2014.

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

 

 


SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Solace Women’s Aid are recruiting to our North London Rape Crisis Service. We are looking for a specialist Sexual Violence counsellor with experience in working with trauma.  

North London Rape Crisis service is a Specialist Sexual Violence Service that supports women who have been affected by sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse. 

We work predominately in a person centred way offering short and long term counselling in order to empower women to heal and recover from the trauma of sexual violence.  The service is delivered across 7 North London Boroughs.

 

Closing Date for applications: Monday 11th August 12noon 2014

Interviews for positions:  Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th August 2014

 

Self-Employed Counsellor (1-2 days per week)

You will be working in Haringey and Islington providing 5 client sessions per day, including counselling and clinical assessment. This role includes undertaking all the associated administration tasks, attending monthly clinical team meetings at our head office in Islington and attending clinical supervision provided by Rape Crisis. 

You will provide specialist sexual violence counselling to women in a person centred way and adhere to BACP code of practice. £130 per day (7.5 hours)

Job Description, Person Specification and Application pack can be found at http://www.solacewomensaid.org/about-us/work-with-us/ 

 


 

Rotherham Women’s Refuge

Support Workers: Salary: scp 22 £19 817 pa (FTE)

Rotherham Women‘s Refuge is a registered charity that provides advice and support to women and their children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. We have positions for experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Female Support Workers* to work flexibly across our domestic abuse projects. * It is a genuine occupational requirement for all applicants to be female – Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

We require Female Support Workers with the following experience – 

supporting survivors of domestic abuse 

facilitating group programmes as well as one-to-one support

working in an empowering way and promoting individual choice

developing risk assessments, safety plans and support plans

a level 3 qualification in a relevant area (eg domestic abuse, social care, PTLLS)

safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults

multi-agency working and providing a coordinated response to women and children

You will also be expected to participate in our 24/7 rota which provides a face-to-face service between 9am – 7pm, Monday – Friday; and 10 – 3pm at weekends, plus an out-of-hours on-call rota for emergencies.

 

We are looking to fill the following positions -

Post 1:

(maternity cover) 25 hours per week (M-F) in refuge with a focus on supporting the housing management function eg rent collection, rent accounts, admissions as well as providing general support to women and families.

 

Posts 2 &  3: Two Support Workers at 16 hours per week, working flexibly from Mon – Sun, including every other weekend (or every weekend if preferred).

These two positions will work across both our accommodation and outreach services with a focus on developing/facilitating group programmes, peer support groups and activities.

 

If you are interested in any of these posts or require further information please email Tracey Smith at tracey@rothwr.co.uk to request an application pack or call 01709 912422 for further information. 

Once completed please return to the same email address.

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 18 August 2014

Interviews: Tuesday 2 September 2014


 

Rotherham Women’s Refuge – Female Trustees  

Rotherham Women's Refuge is a member of Women’s Aid Federation England (WAFE). We are an established service with strong local partnerships that provide a range of accommodation and outreach services to women, children and young people. We are currently looking for female Trustees who can commit to meeting once a month to use their expertise to provide strategic direction, support and governance to the charity. 

Our Trustees have an understanding of the needs and rights of women, children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse. They bring their existing skills in finance, business, management and HR to the board and to support the manager in developing the strategic direction of the charity. 

We need Trustees who are committed to the development and maintenance of women’s services that empower and protect women, to raising awareness and reducing the impact of domestic abuse in our communities, as well as working in partnership with other agencies to develop sustainable, holistic responses to the needs of women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

In order to assess the suitability of applicants prior to appointment, applicants are required to complete an application form, attend an interview with the manager and trustees, complete a DBS (formerly CRB) and provide references.

If you are interested and would like further information or an application pack, please contact – 

Tracey Smith, Service Manager on 01709 912422 or tracey@rothwr.co.uk 

Closing Date: 31 August 2014

 

 


WELSH WOMEN'S AID

WWA is the lead national organisation in Wales campaigning, influencing policy and practice and innovating to end domestic abuse and Violence Against Women.

 

Membership & Policy Data Administrator

£12,572.65 - £15,987.95 

37.5 hours per week based in Cardiff.

 

WWA is looking to appoint an Administrator to support to WWA’s Engagement team. The successful candidate will ensure effective communication between members and stakeholders whilst developing and implementing organisational databases, proactively collecting and collating data, and producing data reports.

The full application pack is available to download from our website www.welshwomensaid.org/joinus/national. Contact Stephanie Stanley on 02920 541551 or email admin@welshwomensaid.org.uk for more information.

 

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 11th August. 

Interviews: Thursday 21st August

 

We are an Equal Opportunities organisation.  This role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.  Women only need apply.

 

 


                                                                                                                                  

Warrington Women’s Aid Ltd

Supporting women and children

 

Warrington Women’s Aid Ltd require a Part Time Family Support Worker (20 hrs a week ½ Wednesday, full day Thursday & Friday) 

Salary £11,523 (20 hrs. per week) plus on call allowance (£1,200 per year)

You will need:

  • Knowledge of benefits, homelessness, drugs, alcohol and mental health
  • To be able to provide advice, support and advocacy to women suffering the effects of domestic abuse.
  • A working knowledge of domestic abuse and work independently.
  • The flexibility to work an on call rota (to be arranged)
  • The ability to work with statutory and voluntary agencies
  • Experience desirable
  • A current driving licence and the use of a car

Closing date 14th August 2014

For an application or form or further information please ring 01925 417138/552204 

Women only need apply (exempt under the Sex Discrimination Act section 7.2 (e) ).

 

  

FreeVA - The Jenkins Centre

Charity Number: 1122344    Company Number: 5733540

FreeVA provides services to people who have been/are affected by domestic and sexual violence. The Jenkins Centre is a project within FreeVA that provides interventions that are designed to help people stop using abusive behaviour towards an intimate partner and others.

We are now recruiting for this innovative service that will provide direct interventions for people who have been affected by domestic violence. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, providing a vital service to our most vulnerable victims and people who want to change their abusive behaviour.

 

Interventions Programme Worker - *Male (37 hours)

£24,646 + 3% pension

Funded until September 2015 with a possibility of further extension subject to funding. Secondment opportunities will be considered.

The Interventions Worker will undertake individual and group work with people that use intimate partner abuse in their relationships.

 

Interventions Programme Worker (18.5 hours) 

£24,646 (pro- rata) + 3% pension 

Funded until March 2015. Secondment opportunities will be considered.

The Interventions Worker will undertake individual and group work with people that use intimate partner abuse in their relationships.

 

Partner Support Worker (37 hours)

£24,646 + 3% pension

Funded until September 2015 with a possibility of further extension subject to funding. Secondment opportunities will be considered.

The Partner Support Worker will provide proactive services, including outreach and safety oriented support work, with the partners and ex-partners of those who attend the domestic violence prevention work at the Jenkins Centre

 

We are looking for experienced and self-motivated individuals to join the Jenkins Centre team.

For all posts you must be educated to degree level and/or have relevant substantial work experience.  The ideal candidate will have significant experience of working with perpetrators and or victims of domestic violence. You will also be required to work regular evenings and occasional weekends

For an application pack or for further details, please visit our website www.freeva.org.uk  or contact the administrator on (0116) 2550003 or email recruitment@freeva.org.uk

 

CV’s will not be accepted and the post-holder will be subject to an enhanced CRB. We are looking for an immediate start.

 

Closing date: Friday 15th August 2014- 12 noon

Interviewing:   26th/27th/28th August 2014.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications which reflect the diversity of our community.

*the nature and context of this role is such that this is a genuine Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010

 

 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Self-employed Counsellors (various posts available)

Counselling Service, Solace Women’s Aid

 

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live lives free from domestic and sexual violence.   Our Counselling Service supports women therapeutically through both one to one and group counselling programs across 13 boroughs of London.  

We are looking for self-employed counsellors to deliver short term counselling over 15 sessions for women and girl survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

 

Work is available in East and North London including Greenwich, Newham and Havering. 

Please note we will only accept applications from BACP accredited Counsellors. 

Salary: £130 per day (7.5 hours)

 

Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2015

 

Closing Date: Monday 4th August 2014

Interview Date: Friday 8th August 

 

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

 

 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 

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

 

No agencies 

 


East London Rape Crisis Service 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: Counselling Manager- East London Rape Crisis Service

Hours: 21

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

Salary: £19,253- £20,225 (£32,089- £33,709 pro rata)

 

The Counselling Manager will have responsibility for the clinical governance and management of the service. You will continually develop & review both individual and group based therapeutic services for female survivors of sexual violence. You will work with the rest of the East London Rape Crisis management team to ensure the service meets output and outcome targets. 

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 significant experience of working with survivors of sexual violence. You must also have experience of providing clinical supervision. 

 

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: 12 August 2014

Interviews will be held:  in the week of the 18th August 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

 

 


SOLACE

Solace Advocacy and Support Service Enfield

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: £23,970 unqualified and £25,455 qualified per annum (inclusive of OLW) plus 3% pension contribution and other benefits.

Contract: Permanent

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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: Closing date: Monday 11th August at 5pm

Interview date: Monday 18th August

 

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

 

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

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

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

No Agencies please.

 

 


 

SOLACE

Solace Advocacy & Support Service Southwark

Post title: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Salary: £27,009, per annum, (inclusive of ILW)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Southwark

We are SASS, a high quality advocacy and support service for Southwark residents, who are affected by domestic abuse. 

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

As an IDVA, you will provide a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. 

A key aspect of the role will be to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems. 

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

To be part of our busy and exciting team, we would like you to have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework and time management skills. 

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

 

We would prefer you to have CAADA’s IDVA qualification, but if not, we will support you to be trained to acquire the qualification. 

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a contributory pension scheme. 

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

 

Solace Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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

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

 

 

Closing Date: Monday 11th August at 5pm

Interview date: Monday 18th August

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

 

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

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

 

 


WOMEN'S AID

Finance Manager

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

 

Status:   Permanent contract

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

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

Location:   Bristol 

Application closing date:  12pm on 15th August 2014

Interview:    21st August 2014 

 

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

For further information and an application pack, please email l.owen@womensaid.org.uk or download the application documents below: 

Finance Manager, Covering Documents

Finance Manager, Application Form

Finance Manager, Equal Opportunities Form

Annual Review of 2013-2014

 

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.  Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women. Registered charity no: 1054154

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES and CVs are not accepted.

 

 
 

 


 

CHAPTER 1 

Children's Worker

Annual Salary £18,516 pro rata

Hours: 24 hours a week over 3 days. Hours to be agreed. 

 

South West Surrey Refuge is seeking a fun loving and creative person to join our dedicated team. 

The post holder will work with children and young people aged 0 -16 years in a refuge in Surrey developing and delivering a varied programme of activities support and parenting skills sessions.

A childcare qualification, computer literacy and an ability to write reports and collect data are essential. 

Previous experience of working with challenging/children experiencing domestic abuse is desirable.

The post holder must hold an accredited certificate in parenting skills or be willing to attend a course. 

Closing date 15 August 2014

 

Applications

Chapter 1 Charity Ltd

www.chapter1.org.uk

Tel: 020 7593 0470

Email: recruitment@chapter1.org.uk

 


 

Support Worker – Level 2
Southampton – (Ref: 14464)
Permanent, Part Time (28 hpw)
Salary £14,200 to £18,500 per annum Pro Rata


So who is Home Group?

We are the UK’s largest provider of care and support services and also one of the UK’s top housing providers.  Many of our clients need more than a home and through our Stonham brand we work with almost 30,000 vulnerable people in over 500 supported housing, justice and health services each year. 

One size doesn’t fit all, so our clients lead their support every step of the way and this is reflected in our client satisfaction rating of 95%, with 78% experiencing a positive move-on and tenancy sustainment of 75%.

About the service
Our service based from Southampton provides support for women and children who are fleeing domestic abuse within a confidential location where the consideration for safety is a must. Stonham is offering an opportunity to support victims of Domestic Abuse, to explore their legal options and subsequently guide and support them through the criminal justice system to stop domestic abuse being perpetrated against them.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Support Worker – Level 2 to support the Portsmouth area to be part of our established service providing an excellent standard of support to clients. You will have the ability to work as part of a team to support the completion of allocation, needs and risk assessment processes; spending time regularly, both formally and informally, with clients to work towards their support plan goals and aspirations. You will be enthusiastic in seeking learning opportunities to enhance your expertise and continually strengthen your skills and knowledge. You will work with a multi-disciplinary approach in partnership with clients, statutory and partner agencies and support clients to achieve successful housing and employment outcomes.
Who we’re looking for

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the issues experienced by those affected by domestic abuse and the ability to deliver excellent customer service. In addition you will also have experience of case work and a willingness to embrace the issues surrounding domestic abuse in a non-judgemental way. You will possess qualities including compassion, patience, creativity and a sense of humour and have a strong customer service focus , understanding of professional boundaries, risk assessment and confidentiality procedures. 

You will have good communication and IT skills, and be able to work well with colleagues from your own and other agencies, building effective working relationships and partnerships in order to support clients and help your team. 

You must be flexible with regard to working hours as this is a 24 hour service working to a rota which includes sleep’ins. The role consists of support cover both before and after a sleep-in duty via a four on four off rota. Due to the nature of this post a driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is required. Please note any offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS check the costs of which are met by the employer.

Our values

At Home Group, we live by our values every day through our colleagues to provide a great service to our clients and customers.  To be a success with us you’ll need to be

Accountable (Don’t pass the buck – own it!), Commercial (Spending wisely and working creatively), Caring (Looking after one another) and Energised (Having a positive, can-do approach)

What we’ll give you

Our ‘My home package’ includes competitive salaries, performance related pay, a contributory occupational money-purchase pension scheme with life assurance and long terms disability insurance, 25 days paid holiday a year - rising by 1 day per year up to 30 days, with the ability to purchase an extra 5 days, salary sacrifice schemes including cycle, car and childcare vouchers.


 

 


 

 


We currently have a vacancy for a Team Manager within Barking & Dagenham Domestic Abuse paying £31,416 pa rising to £32,004 pa.

The main purpose of this role is to manage Domestic violence Services. This includes all aspects of delivering high level accommodation and community based service user led support services and activities. To ensure that all legal and good practice standards are a core part of service delivery and that close working with commissioners and other agencies involved in referring to the service or providing support is fully in place.

If you have/are:

•    Extensive experience of working with women experiencing domestic violence in residential and community settings.

•    Management experience including experience of recruitment, induction, supervision, appraisal, training, disciplinary action and grievance issues.

•    Experience of providing a high quality housing management service.

•    Experience of managing a complex budget and financial systems.

•    Experience of promoting and developing service user led involvement.

•    Excellent knowledge of the effects of domestic violence on women and children and related issues.

•    Excellent knowledge of Domestic Violence Services including Refuge provision, IDSVA services, children’s services, multi-agency working, Child Protection, Health and Safety, Benefits legislation and legal services.

•    A good understanding of the housing options available and their referral routes.

•    Knowledge of the support assessment framework and the development of person centred support plans.

•    Understanding of the role of Social Services, Local Authority Housing units, Health, and Registered Social Landlords in the delivery of a robust support, care and housing service.

•    Commitment to good equal opportunities practice.

•    Commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe working environment.

•    Commitment to continuous improvement of service.

•    Awareness of the external environment and potential change.

•    Commitment to continuous professional development.

•    CAADA IDSVA or CAADA Manager accredited.

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

See our website for more information and to apply

Closing Date: 10th August 2014.

Don’t just change jobs, change lives


  


 

 


 

 

SUPPORT & ADMIN TEAM LEADERS

Organisation:  Harbour Support Services
Posts: Domestic Abuse Support Team Leaders & Administration Team Leader
Location: Hartlepool or Stockton
Salary: Hourly rate £12.00
Hours: 21 to 30 hours per week
Type: Permanent

Harbour has delivered needs-led services for 40 years, providing refuge and support for those experiencing domestic abuse. We welcome applications from enthusiastic, compassionate women* who want to work for an innovative, developing organisation.

We have three new team leader posts to fill.

Two are for Domestic Abuse Support Team Leaders to support and empower adult victims of domestic abuse in our refuge and community based services in Hartlepool and Stockton. Previous support work experience is essential; a background of work in the field of domestic abuse would be very welcome.

The third Team Leader will lead our central Administration team based in Hartlepool. This is a new post which will be responsible for assessing all referrals into the organisation and managing the first response, hence we are looking for a unique individual who can offer experience of support work and strong administrative skills.

Applications for all 3 posts are welcome from women with excellent people skills, an aptitude for communication and an ability to work with initiative. Successful applicants must undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Harbour is an Investor in People and holds Best Companies Accreditation. We have been listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not for Profit Places to Work for 2 years. All of our staff are empowered and encouraged to develop themselves to ensure the continuous improvement of our services.

For a detailed Recruitment Pack including application form email recruitment@myharbour.org.uk us here.

Closing date for completed applications: 9am, Friday 1st August 2014

* Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1) applies to this post.
Registered Charity No. 1086897


 



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

nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney.  This work is funded to March 2014 with the possibility of an extension.  
We are recruiting for the following post:

Position Title:     Senior IRIS Advocate Educator
Salary: £28,499 (Funded to March 2015, extension possible)

 
Day-to-day management of the IRIS service in Hackney providing training to general practice teams, on-going support for health professionals, line management and advocacy for patients.

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

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

We’re looking for a highly organised and self motivated woman who is passionate about ending gender-based violence.  You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.
 
To apply, visit our website and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email 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 4th August 2014
Interviews will be held 11th August 2014

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Registered Charity No: 1037072     Company Limited by Guarantee No: 02673624

About IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety
IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence

IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training, support, referral and recording programme for primary care staff. It is a targeted intervention for female patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former domestic violence from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS provides care pathways for all patients living with abuse as well as information and signposting for male victims and for perpetrators.
IRIS provides training and education, clinical enquiry tools and health education resources to general practice teams.  IRIS provides a named contact for patient referrals and advocacy to patients experiencing current or former domestic violence.
IRIS is centered in partnership work, with primary care and specialist third sector agencies coming together to deliver services and promote work across the historical gap.

nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in Hackney.  This work will continue to March 2015 with the possibility of an extension of contract.


 


 

 

SOLACE WOMEN'S AID

Sessional Children’s Playworker 

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live lives free from domestic violence.   

We are looking for a Sessional Children’s Playworker to work in Barnet. 

To deliver when needed a sessional programme of activity and play including,  baby groups ,toddler groups, after school, and holiday outings  in accordance with the needs of children in the refuge between the ages of 0 -16yrs.

To maintain a safe, creative and stimulating environment for children’s activities and play where every child feels welcome and is considered important.

To ensure health and safety and child protection issues are raised with Family Support Worker.

 

All the families in our refuges have experienced trauma and loss due to domestic violence and have been forced to leave their homes. You will have a good understanding of the impact of trauma and loss on children of different ages and experience of working with children and their mother’s/carer’s in a multi racial setting.  

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is desirable to this post.  

Salary: £10 per hour 0 hour contract.

 

Closing Date: Wednesday 6th August 2014 12 Midday 

Interview Date: 13th August 2014

 

CONTACT DETAILS: For information & application pack (we do not accept CVs) email recruitment@solacewomensaid.org or ring Maureen Giles or Pat Shillong on 0207 619 1350

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

No Agencies 

 

 

 

 


HESTIA

We currently have a vacancy for Assistant Refuge Worker in our Camden DA Services paying £18,720 - £19,032 pa

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

If you have:

Demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people.

Ability to assist key-workers in the support planning & risk assessment process.

Experience of supporting and motivating service users towards their goals.

A understanding of the issues women who have experienced domestic abuse face, particularly in relation to homelessness, income, benefits, training/education, offending behaviour, substance misuse, leisure & employment, leaving care and housing.

Knowledge and understanding of the health, safety & security issues in an accommodation based service.

Knowledge & understanding of the formal reporting & recording procedures in an accommodation based support service.

A basic knowledge of housing management including maintenance, repairs, & rent collection.

Willingness to work evenings, weekends & public holidays (on a rota basis).

Previous experience of using computer based systems to accurately record work and client details.

A commitment to equality & diversity.

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

 

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

Closing Date: 4th August 2014.

 

Don’t just change jobs, change lives 

 

  

 

 

THE LIBERTY CENTRE

The Liberty Centre is a well-established charity with an exciting opportunity for an experienced, ethical and able candidate to be recruited for the developmental role of:

 

Female Chief Executive Designate

This post is offered is a permanent position dependent on funding.

Salary: NJC PO2 pt 35 £29,236 + pension.

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, weekdays, plus occasional out-of-hours work.

 

The CEO Designate will work as part of the TLC team to deliver the organisation’s strategic plans, with a specific focus on business development, financial and human resources management. The role will ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation’s core business and funding, be responsible for performance management and personnel systems, contract compliance, evaluation and quality assurance.                                                                                                        

You will be an experienced person with a proven track record of leadership and expertise in the domestic violence/abuse sector; be a confident and inspiring manager, skilled in fundraising/financial management and HR management; be proactive, strategic and an excellent communicator. 

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. 

For application pack please apply via e-mail chris@wlwref.org.uk  

Closing date is 5pm on 31st July 2014