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Women’s Aid vacancies

Surrey – Pilot Coordinator 

Vacancies in the domestic and sexual violence sector

For more information about these vacancies, please call the organisation advertising the job and not Women’s Aid National Office. PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to place an advert with us please follow these guidelines.

Norwich – Community IDVA

Nottingham – HR Officer

Nottinghamshire – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Bristol – Project Manager

London – National Implementation Manager

London – Irish and Irish Traveller Outreach Worker

Basingstoke & Deane – Womens’ Early Intervention Worker

East Sussex, Brighton and Hove – Domestic Violence Advisor – for male victims

London with national travel – National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers

Warwickshire – IRIS Educator

Warwickshire – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate  x 2

Surrey – Operations Manager

Surrey – Female Outreach Worker

London – Independent Sexual Violence Advocate x 2

London – Young Women’s Advocate – East London Rape Crisis 

London – Lead Counsellor – East London Rape Crisis

Brighton – Head of Client Services

Brighton – Head of Business Development

Somerset, Avon, North Somerset – SARSAS Counsellors

Trowbridge – Young Person’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

London – Female Young Women’s Community Worker

Hillingdon, Hounslow and Brent – Safe House Team Leader

Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor – Referrals Officer – Domestic Abuse – Part-Time

Slough – Domestic Abuse Safety Planner – Part-Time

Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor – Referrals Support Worker – Domestic Abuse – Part-Time

Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor – Referral Coordinator Domestic Abuse – Part-Time

Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor – BME Lead Practictioner

West London & Slough – Service Manager – Domestic Abuse

Hillingdon – Female Safe House Support Worker

North Devon – Health IDVA

London – Housing Team Leader

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Spurgeons

Spurgeons is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, firmly supported by Christian beliefs and values, helping to support disadvantaged children and their families through delivering projects to support children, young people, their families and communities to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges they face.

We are passionate about the work we do and need equally committed members on our team to help us achieve those goals.

Every survivor of domestic abuse, and their family, deserves the right response at the right time, to make them safe, sooner. That’s why we’re delivering new interventions and ways of working that fill the gaps in the response to domestic abuse, on behalf of SafeLives and the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership.

Community IDVA

Norwich City Centre
1x 37 hrs/pw
£21,073 – £24,658 per annum.
Initially fixed term contract until June 2021

As one of our Community IDVAs, you will have experience of delivering domestic abuse interventions and managing a diverse case load. You will be passionate and proactive about meeting the needs of individuals and families, doing so with compassion, tenacity, and hope for their futures with a strong commitment to ensuring their safety. You will be able to build successful partnerships within the service delivery team and with key partners, in order to deliver holistic services to improve outcomes for your clients. You will value, champion and amplify the voices of our service users. Comprehensive training with be provided.

This post is funded by Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership, Big Lottery Fund Women and Girls Initiative, The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Peter Cundill Foundation and The Aurum Charitable Trust as part of the delivery model for Norwich, on behalf of SafeLives.

More detailed information is in the job description/person specification.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role before applying, please contact John Lee, Service Manager. Email: [email protected]

Full job description and application forms are available on our website at: https://www.spurgeons.org/secondary-nav-pages/jobs-and-volunteering/jobs

Closing date: 11th November 2018

Interview date: week commencing 19th November 2018

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve. This post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an appropriate level DBS Disclosure.

Women’s Aid Integrated Services

HR Officer

Location: Nottingham
Hours per week: 25 hours per week
Salary: NJC Scale point 22 – £20,661 pro rata
Contract: Temporary (initially for 6 months)
Closing date: 8/11/18
Interviews: 15/11/18 (subject to change)

Here at WAIS, what we do is really important. We save lives. In the UK 1 in 3 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and in Nottingham we’re here to support those women and children experiencing or escaping it.

We’re looking for an experienced HR Officer to join our dynamic team. The appointed person will be able to provide a generalist HR service and be able to support the HRManager in the daily supervision of the HR Administrator.

You’ll be excited about the challenges and opportunities facing the charity sector and passionate about the work we do.

We’re the sixth largest accredited domestic abuse charity in England. We’ve been around for almost 40 years and in that time we’ve built up a real depth of knowledge. We currently have 85 employees and an annual turnover in the region of £2m.

WAIS is an ambitious and resourceful charity, passionate about helping women and their children move forward to live their lives free from abuse. In a year, we answer around 10,000 calls on our helpline, support over 6,000 women and 260 children.

The role
As an experienced HR Officer, you will provide a generalist HR service, providing advice and guidance to the CEO, the Board of Trustees and the Managers as appropriate, in accordance with WAIS policies and procedures. You will be required to be of CIPD qualified or part qualified or equivalent relevant qualification (MBA,MA) in this related field.

You will be able to prioritise work according to a variety of deadlines and have a methodical approach and attention to detail.

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

WAIS is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applicants from BME, lesbian or bisexual backgrounds.

In our annual staff survey, 95% of our employees would recommend WAIS as an employer, 98% stated that they feel proud to work for WAIS while 100% consider that WAIS is an inclusive organisation that values diversity.

Download our application pack here

Unfortunately we can’t accept CVs.

Women’s Aid Integrated Services

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Location: Dual Based-Mansfield Police Station and John Folman Centre
Hours per week: 30hrs per week
Salary: £24,964 Pro Rata
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 5.11.18 at 9am
Interviews: W/C 12.11.18 – subject to change

Here at WAIS, what we do is really important. We save lives. In the UK 1 in 3 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and in Nottingham we’re here to support those women and children experiencing or escaping it.

We’re looking for a proactive and self-motivated individual to provide a high quality service to survivors of domestic abuse, who are identified as high risk and have been referred to the MARAC process.

We’re the sixth largest accredited domestic abuse charity in England. We’ve been around for almost 40 years and in that time we’ve built up a real depth of knowledge. We currently have 85 employees and an annual turnover in the region of £2m.

WAIS is an ambitious and resourceful charity, passionate about helping women and their children move forward to live their lives free from abuse. In a year, we answer around 10,000 calls on our helpline, support over 6,000 women and 260 children.

The role
As a member of the County MARAC IDVA team, you’ll work closely with survivors to offer brief interventions or ongoing support and advocacy to women who have experienced domestic abuse.

You will provide information for safety planning and negotiate support plans with survivors accessing our service.

You will work as an advocate within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnerships, where you will be attending meetings and appointments with the survivor and or on her behalf where she is unable to. The role will also include attending MARAC meetings, covering Nottinghamshire SDVC and attending court to ensure that the survivor’s views are communicated.

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

WAIS is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applicants from BME, lesbian or bisexual backgrounds.

In our annual staff survey, 95% of our employees would recommend WAIS as an employer, 98% stated that they feel proud to work for WAIS while 100% consider that WAIS is an inclusive organisation that values diversity.

Download our application pack here

Unfortunately we can’t accept CVs.

IRISi

Project Manager

Background

IRISi is a social enterprise established to promote and improve the health care response to gender based violence. Our work includes facilitating the widespread adoption of the IRIS model, a general practice based training, support and referral programme, and other evidence-based health and (DVA) solutions.

IRIS is commissioned in sites across England and Wales.

See: www.irisdomesticviolence.org.uk and www.irisi.org

IRISi is a member of the Pathfinder project, a consortium of five leading domestic abuse / violence against women and girls’ organisations in the UK.  Pathfinder is developing domestic abuse practice across health services (mental health, acute health and general practice) in collaboration with eight pilot sites across the UK.  The Capacity Building Support Team for Pathfinder is a multi-agency team, made up of seven people from the consortium’s five organisations where knowledge and expertise are pooled to capture and replicate good practice in the pilot sites, identify opportunities for development and test out new ideas to elevate practice further.

 

The Role

We require a Project Manager at IRISi who will lead on the work in two of the Pathfinder sites and be part of the Pathfinder capacity building support team.  This is a great opportunity to be part of improving the health care response to domestic abuse and to join a small, ambitious and dedicated team at IRISi.

 

Salary:                 £31,143 per annum

Hours:                  35 per week

Location:             IRISi office in central Bristol.  The role will require national travel and occasional overnight stays

Employer:            IRISi

Tenure:                Fixed-term to 31-3-20 (3-month probationary                                    period)

 

Description of the role

 

  1. Collaborate with Pathfinder Consortium partners to:
  • Synthesise guidance and research evidence on domestic abuse to establish a model of best practice in mental health and acute health;
  • Codify the best practice implementation process and produce a toolkit to support this process in mental health and acute health settings;
  • Inform the implementation, growth and development of the IRIS model for general practice.

 

  1. Collaborate with stakeholders at eight national pilot sites to:
  • Review systems and practices related to domestic abuse in mental health, acute health and general practice settings;
  • Capture strengths to inform the best practice models;
  • Overcome barriers to best practice and capture the process to inform implementation.

 

  1. Lead collaboration between the Pathfinder Consortium and local stakeholders at two pilot sites:
  • Coordinate the pilot site task and finish group;
  • Coordinate the operational steering groups within each part of the health service (acute, mental, primary care);
  • Lead on shaping local plans, identifying and replicating good practice and finding agreement to solve problems.

 

  1. Be an active part of the national IRIS team and work of IRISi

For more information, please contact Medina Johnson, Chief Executive, IRISi, [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  9am, Monday, 5th November 2018

Interviews in Bristol:  Monday, 12th November 2018

IRISi

National Implementation Manager

Background

IRISi is a social enterprise established to promote and improve to health care response to gender based violence. Our work includes facilitating the widespread adoption of the IRIS model and other evidence-based health and domestic violence and abuse (DVA) solutions.

IRIS is a general practice based DVA training, support and referral programme that has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trial. Core areas of the programme are training and education, clinical enquiry, care pathways and an enhanced referral pathway to specialist domestic violence services for patients with experience of DVA.  IRIS is commissioned in sites across England and Wales.

See: www.irisdomesticviolence.org.uk and www.irisi.org

The Role

This post is the opportunity for an exceptional individual to jointly manage the nationwide IRIS programme to improve primary care responses to domestic violence across the UK.

We require an additional team member to support our current sites and work with us to expand our reach and impact to new areas.

This is a great opportunity to be part of improving the health care response to domestic abuse and to join a small, ambitious and dedicated team at IRISi.

Salary:                 £28,485 to £31,601 depending on experience

Hours:                  35 per week

Location:             Home based in London area and covering sites in London, south east and south coast.  The role will require national travel and occasional overnight stays

Employer:            IRISi

Tenure:                Fixed-term 12-month contract (3-month probationary                        period) with the potential for extension

 

Description of the role

  1. Secure funding for/ Agree commissioning of IRIS programmes from commissioners including Clinical Commissioning Groups(CCGs) and Local Authorities (LAs)
  2. Deliver IRIS train-the-trainer courses for local teams to equip them to train healthcare providers and support patients
  3. Provide ongoing support to local teams and sites who have commissioned the programme
  4. Collect, analyse and report on data about the programme’s effectiveness
  5. Present data to secure sustained funding with CCGs and others
  6. Be an active part of the national IRIS team and work of IRISi

For more information, please contact Medina Johnson, Chief Executive, IRISi, [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  9am, Monday, 5th November 2018

Interviews in Bristol:  Tuesday, 20th November 2018

Solace Women’s Aid

Irish and Irish Traveller Outreach Worker

Location: Islington

Ref: SWA2722

Salary: £26,000-£28,000 pro rata per annum, dependent on experience and qualifications

Closing date: 16th November 2018 – 12:00 pm

Hours: Negotiable – either 30 hours per week or 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Interview date: 26th November 2018

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

The Irish and Travellers Women’s Project provides services to Irish and travellers women and girls. The aim is to provide an effective and efficient casework and tailored and trusted support to Irish and travellers women affected by domestic violence. The responsibilities will include working across a number of boroughs providing an effective outreach service in order to reach as many women in need of the service as possible and provide outreach support, advocacy and casework for those women.

Please note that we will only consider applications from the Irish and the Travelling Community.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

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

No agencies

Julian House

Womens’ Early Intervention Worker

Hours: Part Time – 24 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: Basingstoke & Deane Rough Sleeper Outreach
Salary: £20,300.00 pro rata
Closing Date: 25th October 2018 (17:00pm)

We have a great opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to become our new Women’s Early Intervention Worker.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Previous personal lived experience or experience of working with homeless women and/or other socially excluded people
• Experience of working with people with complex needs and challenging behaviour
• Empathy and understanding of the needs of Julian House clients.
The management of female only accommodation for complex women forms the majority of the role and means the post is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work in close partnership with the outreach team and with relevant external agencies
• Complete new, and review assessments for clients leading to the delivery of full support plans which meet individual client need and goals. Track and monitor support delivered and its impact through review and use of outcome tools
• Support organisational initiatives which seek to promote client involvement and inclusion
• Give client advice, information and provide an enabling service so that they can access appropriate services.

For any further information please contact Dawn Rivers at [email protected] or Souad Bouterfas at [email protected]

How to apply

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this position, please apply through our Julian House website at https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/jobs.htm

Change, Grow, Live

Domestic Violence Advisor – for male victims

Ref CGL2646

Part Time (18.75 hours per week)
CGL in partnership with RISE and Survivors Network are jointly delivering a service for people experiencing domestic and sexual violence: The Portal. We are seeking to appoint a highly professional and motivated worker to work with male identified victim/survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

The post-holder will work across East Sussex and Brighton and Hove, providing support both in the community and for those going through criminal justice processes.

Responsibilities include: direct client support and intervention to reduce risk and prevent harm, multi-agency working, criminal justice support and advocacy.

Applicants should have professional knowledge and experience of working with Domestic/Sexual Abuse and Violence issues, complex family needs, housing, safeguarding and completing robust risk assessments, safety planning and Criminal Justice procedures.

CGL are committed to creating an inclusive environment, which celebrates difference and allows our staff and service users to flourish. We recruit the very best staff from a wide range of backgrounds, ensuring service users benefit from our diverse skills and expertise. We always work to the principles of fairness and equality of opportunity in all our recruitment processes.

We also expect an assertive approach to ensuring the safety and well-being of all children, young people and adults, and applicants to these posts will need to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to best safeguarding practice.

Pay Scale: 23-28 (scale) £21,933 – £25,741 per annum pro rata
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Closing Date 20th October 2018
Applications:  To apply for this role please go the CGL website and download an application form and send this to the recruiting manager;

Refuge

National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers – London with travel across all Refuge sites nationwide

Job ID: 466
Location: National – Head office
Department: Operations
Job type: Full time
Hours: 37.5
Role overview: 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.
Responsibilities: 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.

Essential skills or experience: 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.

For more info and to apply visit the Refuge website.

Other information: 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.

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

Interview date: 19th November 2018
Closing Date: 12th November 2018

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

IRIS Educator

Job ID:  461

Location:             Warwickshire

Job type:             Full time

Hours:                37.5 hours per week

 

Role overview:

We are recruiting an IRIS Advocate Educator to work with GPs to help them identify and provide effective pathways for patients who are experiencing VAWG and provide training to practice teams across Warwickshire.

Responsibilities:             

The IRIS Advocate Educator will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to deliver the model.

The role involves working in partnership within a multi-agency framework to deliver services and promote effective joint working to provide early identification, effective interventions and advocacy for women and men experiencing domestic violence.

The post holder will provide advice, advocacy and support, in accordance with Refuge’s philosophical principles.

Essential skills or experience:  

The ideal candidate will be a VAWG practitioner with experience of delivering training and an understanding of IRIS (Identification & Referral to Improve Safety). CAADA training is desirable. The candidate will have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively.

Experience of providing and reviewing training, as well as ability to provide on-going training to professionals are required. Experience of building and maintaining partnerships is also required.

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.

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

To apply for this role please visit the Refuge website.

Closing date: 7th November 2018

Interview date: TBC

Salary range: £24,360 – £26,999

Working pattern: 08.30am – 20.30pm (Monday – Friday), Saturday 9.00am – 17.00pm

A car user is essential due to the area covered and the fact that they have to take resources to the GP practices.

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

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

Refuge

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate  x 2

Job ID:  462

Location:             Warwickshire

Department:      Operations

Job type:             Full time

Hours:                 37.5

Positions:            2 x IDVA (One permanent position and one 12 month fixed-term contract position)

Role overview:

We are recruiting for 2 (one permanent position and one 12 month fixed-term contract position) skilled domestic violence advocates (IDVA) to provide high quality advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence. You will work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver risk management plans to ensure victims’ safety. You will be responsible for advocating on behalf of survivors of domestic violence in a range of settings, and managing and reviewing your cases.

Essential skills or experience:  

The successful candidates will have significant proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic violence. You will understand the legal system in how it relates to survivors of domestic violence, and have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.

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 and an employee assistance programme.

To apply for this role please visit the Refuge website:

Permanent position
Fixed term position

Closing date: 7th November 2018

Interview date:  TBC

Salary range: £24,360 – £26,999 per annum

 

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.

Your Sanctuary

Operations Manager and Female Outreach Worker* – North West Surrey

Operations Manager – £31,365 pa – 36 hours per week (Monday to Friday) with some flexibility required to attend meetings and/or undertake work outside of core hours.  In addition, there will be an element of paid on call responsibility.

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of adults and children who have experienced domestic abuse?  We are looking for an experienced manager with excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure the effective delivery of outreach, refuge, and helpline services.

This is a demanding role where you must be able to manage complex and conflicting priorities whilst building strong relationships with both internal and external colleagues. Whether attending multi agency meetings, evaluating refuge referrals, or undertaking performance reviews, no two days are the same.

You must be able to demonstrate extensive management experience (both people and services) ideally within the charity sector and knowledge of issues relating to domestic abuse would be advantageous. If you are calm, pragmatic and passionate about working in this field, this could be the challenge you’ve been waiting for.

Female Outreach Worker*- £21,956 pa – 36 hours per week (Monday to Friday) plus on call responsibilities on a rota basis (shift allowance paid)

Using your communication skills and proactive attitude you will empower female survivors of domestic abuse to live a life without fear. Working in our community-based service you will provide emotional and practical support to women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.  Enabling clients to reach informed decisions about their future, you will undertake risk assessments, produce safety plans, and liaise with statutory and other agencies.  In addition, you will facilitate group work programmes and take calls on our specialist helpline as well as deliver presentations to raise awareness.

You must be well organised and have a professional and flexible approach to your work along with a calm and re-assuring manner.

Your Sanctuary offers training opportunities, 25 days annual leave, a contributory pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme and a dynamic and engaging workplace. Successful applicants must live within a reasonable driving distance from Your Sanctuary’s Woking office and be able to drive and have access to a reliable car.

For full job descriptions, person specifications and covering letters please visit our website.   To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] by 9am Monday 5th November 2018.  In your covering letter please state clearly the post for which you are applying and include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for the relevant post.  Please note that applications will be considered upon receipt so the posts may be filled at an earlier date.

*Because of the nature of this post it is only open to female applicants and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

No agencies please.

Women’s Aid

Change That Lasts Pilot Coordinator, Surrey

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 44 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are a federation of over 180 organisations who provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors or commissioning domestic abuse services, and award a National Quality Mark for services which meet our quality standards. We hold the largest national data set on domestic abuse, and use research and evidence to inform all of our work. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

Change That Lasts is our new approach that will transform the way we respond to domestic abuse by seeing the strengths of women and children and responding first to their needs.

This busy and varied post will require flexible proactive working to deliver a successful pilot of the Change That Lasts approach across Surrey. This will include proactive relationship management with specialist services, commissioners and statutory partners, identifying and maximising opportunities for the interventions, supporting and delivering training for communities and professionals, building engagement events for professionals and community members, and supporting the national evaluation programme.

Location                    Surrey, home based with possibilities of co-location.
Regular travel required

Salary                         £29,636 – £33,200 (based on NJC Scale 35-39)

Length of contract Fixed term contract to December 2020, (minimum 28 hrs per   week up to 37 hours per week)

Closing date             5pm, Tuesday 6th November

Interviews                Tuesday 13th November, Surrey

Job description and person specification

Application form

To apply please complete an application form and return it to [email protected]. Please do not include a CV.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these using the application form. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.

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.

We are a Disability Confident employer: we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies. For an informal chat about your needs or to receive the application pack in another format, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137 or email [email protected].

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.

nia – East London Rape Crisis Service

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

nia is an approved 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.

There are 2 positions currently being advertised. One position will focus on Newham. The second position will work across six East London Boroughs, namely, Barking & Dagenham, Hackney & City, Havering, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

When completing your application, please indicate which position you are interested in or if you would like to be considered for both.

We are seeking to recruit to the following posts:

Job Title: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate x 2

Job Ref:
18/28 – ISVA- covering 6 East London Boroughs
18/29 – ISVA- based in Newham

Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2019; an extension is possible.
Salary: £24,000-£27,500 (inclusive of London weighting and dependant on qualification)

The ISVA provides proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence in and outside of the criminal justice system, across. In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken across East London we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu or Polish.

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

Closing Date: 12th November 2018

Interview date: 23rd November 2018

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

nia – East London Rape Crisis Service

East London Rape Crisis provides free, confidential specialist support for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives, regardless of whether or not they have reported to the police.

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 professionally approved 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.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Young Women’s Advocate – East London Rape Crisis (Newham & Tower Hamlets)

Hours: 35 hrs/pw
Term Currently funded until March 2019 with a possibility of extension
Salary: £ 24,000- 27,500 (inclusive of London weighting and dependant on relevant qualification)

We’re looking for a highly organised and self motivated woman who is passionate about supporting survivors of sexual 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, please 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 [email protected] or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

Closing Date: 10am, 29th October 2018

Interview Date: 13 November 2018

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).

*nia is an organisation run by women to support women and children victims of sexual and domestic violence. In our Haringey and Newham services we are contracted to also support male victims. In those services male victims will receive the same high standards of support and advocacy. However, in recognition of women’s significantly disproportionate victimisation, we refer to women in policies, procedures and publicity.

nia – East London Rape Crisis Service

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

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

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

Job Title: Lead Counsellor – East London Rape Crisis

Hours: 21hrs/pw (working days: Monday, Tuesday & additional day 0.5 day)
Term Currently funded until March 2019 with a possibility of extension
Salary: £17,399- £18,599 (£29,000- £31,000 pro rata)

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

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

To apply please visit our website 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 [email protected] or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

Closing Date: 10am, 8 November 2018
Interview Date: 23 November 2018

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).

Brighton Oasis Project

Are you interested in being part of an organisation passionate and dedicated to improving the lives and maximising the potential of women, children and families affected by substance misuse? We are an innovative and creative organisation and have created 2 new and exciting senior management roles for highly competent, energetic and dynamic leaders who will support, develop and expand our work and reputation.

Head of Client Services ( Female ) *

30 hrs per week over 4 days (to include occasional evenings)
£37,000 per year FTE

Head of Business Development

30 hrs per week over 4 days (to include occasional evenings)
£34,000 per year FTE

These are new roles. The successful candidates will show passion and dedication and an ability to demonstrate a can-do flexible approach to work. They will be used to delivering against outcome-focused objectives. They will both have experience of managing staff.

The successful Head of Client Services will:
• Have a proven track record of working within the health and social care sector particularly with an interest in Women’s Services and/or substance misuse
• Have excellent knowledge of external standards and governance systems including CQC regulations
• Be confident at developing and maintaining risk management systems including safeguarding processes for children and adults
• Be committed to evidence based practice to drive good outcomes for clients
• Be confident to lead diverse teams of staff across various geographical locations

The successful Head of Business Development will:
• Be confident in strategic analysis, budgeting, planning and evaluation
• Be an excellent communicator able to motivate and inspire and win the trust of all stakeholders
• Be an excellent relationship builder
• Be experienced in managing charity finances and generating new income
• Be confident at delivering a marketing and communications strategy

Oasis values diversity promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. In particular we are very keen to hear from individuals who are from BME communities or who identify as disabled as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and we would love to change this.

*This post is exempt under paragraph 7 (2) of the Sex Discrimination Act

For an informal, confidential discussion about the work of the organisation please contact Jo-Anne Welsh, Director, on 01273 696970 ext 401 or via [email protected]. For a role description and application pack for either of the roles or both roles please visit our website at www.oasisproject.org.uk.
To apply, please send your completed application form to [email protected]

Closing date for applications for both roles is midday on Friday the 9th November 2018
Interviews for Head of Client Services will be held on Monday 19th November 2018
Interviews for Head of Business Development Manager will be held Friday 30th November 2018

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our passionate team of women working to support survivors of sexual violence.

SARSAS Counsellors

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) are seeking to recruit part-time Counsellors to join our fantastic team across Somerset and Avon at locations including Somerset (Bridgwater and Glastonbury) and North Somerset (Weston Super Mare).

Counsellors will be employed on a salaried rate of £21 per hour (this is a fixed rate for all hours worked including counselling hours, admin hours and meetings).

There are number of hours available across various SARSAS sites.

Description
SARSAS is one of the largest and busiest Rape Crisis Centres in the South West working with over 1,400 survivors every year. We provide innovative and evidence based services to enable and empower survivors of any kind of sexual violence to rebuild and transform their lives. SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards and an organisational member of BACP.

Counsellors are needed to provide one to one time-limited therapy, promoting positive outcomes for adult women and young people (aged 13 and over) and should have significant experience and skills in working with survivors of trauma including young people.

We are recruiting fully qualified counsellors who are registered and ideally accredited or eligible for/working towards accreditation, with British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), UKCP or another professional recognised body.

Minimum hours will be negotiated and are likely to increase so we are looking for counsellors with flexible availability.

Counsellors will be employed by SARSAS, a feminist organisation which strives to have attractive working conditions, including flexible working hours, professional and personal development and support and supervision packages.

For more information or to apply, download an application pack from our website or email [email protected]

Closing Date: 4.00pm on Friday 26th October 2018

Interviews will be held in Taunton in a fully accessible venue on Wednesday 7th November 2018

Start Date: From 19th November 2018

Splitz Support Service

Young Person’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Splitz Support Service deliver the Phoenix Wiltshire and Swindon domestic abuse and sexual violence project. We are looking to recruit a Young Person’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (YP IDVA) to join our busy and passionate team. The role will support victims of domestic abuse aged 16-24 across Wiltshire.

This is a pilot project and as well as providing direct support and advocacy for young people  you will be required to work with key agencies, young people’s services and communities to improve their awareness of domestic abuse as it impacts on young people. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing support to young people and partner agencies. You will need to contribute to the learning from the pilot so that support for young people is always accessible and easy to engage with.

The role is temporary for 18 months with the possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will receive appropriate training to gain a qualification as required.

You will also need a full driving licence, business insurance and access to a car.

POST:                   Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

SALARY:                 £21,171 – £22,678 (pro rata)

HOURS:                  30 hours per week

LOCATION:             Trowbridge

TENURE:                 Temporary – 18 months

CLOSING DATE:       22nd October 2018

INTERVIEW DATE:    30th October 2018

REF:                       WLP/18/05

 

Vetting- You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check

Full job description and application forms are available on our website at https://www.splitz.org/about-us/join-us/vacancies.html

Advance

Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable. We have expanded our services significantly over the past 2 years to over 75 staff, reaching over 3000 women and their children. 

Female* Young Women’s Community Keyworker – Minerva WA service

Contract:             Permanent

Salary:                  £25,000 – £29,000 per annum inc London Weighting

Pension:           Workplace Pension

Working hours: 35 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required.

Work Location: Pan London with travel to /across boroughs to provide targeted support to women as required.

Over 7 years ago we expanded our services to include supporting women who have committed crime, many of whom are also experiencing domestic abuse, to reduce or end offending, pan-London. Our goal is to divert women from the Criminal Justice System at the earliest opportunity and prevent families breaking down as a result. We believe that the criminal justice service is built for men, so it is important that a safe, woman-only service is available. This service is now being expanded to include borough-based keyworker support and regional women’s centres across 15 North, East and West London boroughs, providing one-to-one advocacy and specialist work, including delivering tailored workshops and group activities by Advance and its 10 voluntary organisations, in partnership.

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.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BAME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system. Please contact Advance for further details.

Benefits include 30 days holidays, a workplace pension and childcare vouchers.

Closing date:  Monday 22nd October 2018  – midnight                      Interview dates :  W/C 29th October

To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website.

Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected] or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to: 

ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)

PO Box 74643

London W6 6JU

Hestia

At Hestia, we support adults and children across London in times of crisis.
Last year we worked with more than 9,000 people, including victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support and enable people at the moment of crisis.
We currently have the following opportunities within our domestic abuse and modern slavery services.

Safe House Team Leader
Hillingdon, Hounslow and Brent
£28,296 rising to £29,088 per annum after 1 year

Referrals Officer – Domestic Abuse – Part-Time
Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor
£21,174 rising to £22,257 pro-rata per annum after 1 year

Domestic Abuse Safety Planner – Part-Time
Slough
£23,505 rising to £24,175 pro-rata per annum after 1 year

Referrals Support Worker – Domestic Abuse – Part-Time
Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor
£21,174 rising to £22,257 pro-rata per annum after 1 year

Referral Coordinator Domestic Abuse – Part-Time
Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor
£21,174 rising to £22,257 pro-rata per annum after 1 year

BME Lead Practictioner
Slough, Bracknell and Royal Borough of Windsor
£23,505 rising to £24,175 per annum after 1 year

Service Manager – Domestic Abuse
West London & Slough
£35,496 rising to £36,348 per annum after 1 year

Female Safe House Support Worker
Hillingdon
£24,408 rising to £25,104 per annum after 1 year

To read more on each vacancy, see our detailed job pack and to apply, please visit https://www.hestia.org/career-opportunities

In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

For a detailed job description, benefits overview and terms and conditions, please see our attached job pack.
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse Ltd

Health IDVA

Our lovely Health IDVA is moving on to pastures new after spending several years very successfully safeguarding women, children and men through NDADA’s Health IDVA service as well as empowering women to seek a happier, safer future free from domestic abuse for themselves and their families.  Working in the beautiful North Devon & Torridge countryside and with some of the best surfing beaches in the South West, this is a busy and demanding role serving a diverse community both from the District Hospital and NDADA’s offices and we seek a qualified IDVA to continue the excellent work done so far.  NDADA is a dynamic small local charity, firmly embedded in the local community, which prides itself on partnership working and operates the only refuge left in the Devon administrative area following changes to local authority priorities, now supported entirely through fundraising.

Salary NJC Scale points 25-29    £23,111-£26,470 for 37 hours.  Some flexibility around actual working times may be necessary.

If you think this might be your next role and you’d like an informal chat, please call Heather Penny on 01271 370079 (leave a message if necessary we will get back to you) or for an application pack please email [email protected] , putting “HIDVA VACANCY” in the subject line.

Deadline for completed applications Monday 29th October at 5pm

Interview date   Tuesday 6th November

Solace Women’s Aid

Housing Team Leader

Location: Southwark

Ref: SWA2720

Salary: You will be on Solace’s salary band 6.1. £30,500 per annum

Closing date: 22nd October 2018 – 12:00 pm

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract until the end of March 2020

Interview date: 31st October 2018

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Housing Team Leader in Southwark. The post holder will be acting as the housing lead for Solace in Southwark, managing a small team which aims to improve access to housing for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. In addition, the post holder will run a crisis drop-in for survivors of VAWG approaching Southwark housing ensuring, where necessary, that survivors are able to access safe temporary accommodation and completing onward referrals for ongoing advocacy support. As part of the drop-in you will be responsible for undertaking risk assessments and safety plans with survivors as well as advocating for service users with housing staff and other external agencies.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending VAWG and homelessness. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will receive training and support for this role as necessary.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG, and a strong understanding of housing options and legislation. A relevant qualification in either VAWG or housing is desirable.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities as these are currently under-represented in our staff team.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

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

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