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Solace Women’s Aid

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Job Reference No. SWA2626

Islington Solace Advocacy and Support Service

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

We are looking for an experienced IDVA to join our dynamic team in Islington, working with women and men who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with external agencies in your work.

You will need a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support and strong casework management skills.

You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working in an IDVA or similar position with this or a similar client group.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 4.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £25,500 – £27,500

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £24,000 – £25,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017(12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 11th December 2017

Please have a look at our IDVA Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 4th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

Sessional Counsellor

Job Reference No. SWA2625

Sessional Counsellor – Lambeth (Friday)

Solace Therapeutic Services

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 Therapeutic Unit coordinates referrals for the Ascent Counselling Project, supporting women who have experienced or are living with domestic and/or sexual violence.

We are recruiting for an experienced Counsellor to deliver therapeutic sessions for women in the borough of Lambeth.

For all roles you must be registered with either BACP or UKCP and accredited or working towards accreditation. Clinical supervision and CPD will be provided.

You will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of VAWG (violence against women and girls) and the issues women face, along with evidence of working with women and an understanding of their needs. Excellent communication and empathy skills are paramount. An ability to think on your feet and adapt to the needs of the client in terms of therapeutic and clinical risk intervention is essential.

This is a self-employed position. To provide a day’s counselling per week in Lambeth. Project funded until end March 2021.

SALARY: £130 per day

CONTRACT: Fixed term

CLOSING DATE: Friday 8th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 18th December or Thursday 21st December 2017

Please take a look at our Sessional Counsellor Job Description & Person Specification

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 8th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

Assessment and Advice Worker

Job Reference No. SWA2624

Southwark

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 Southwark SASS team provides advocacy and support to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse living in Southwark. An exciting opportunity has arisen in this busy team for an Assessment and Advice Worker. The successful candidate will be responsible for risk and needs assessing and safety planning with new referrals into the Southwark advocacy service. They will also hold a caseload of service users identified as needing short-term intervention, providing advice, advocacy and onward referral where appropriate.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending gender-based violence. 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.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 6th December 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: 14th December 2017

Please have a look at our Assessment and Advice Worker Job Description & Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 6th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

Clinical Psychologist

Innovative specialist project for women experiencing violence and multiple disadvantage

Job Reference No. SWA2623

Islington, with travel across Enfield, Camden and Haringey

This exciting new partnership will provide specialist advocacy for women whose experience of violence (VAWG) intersects with multiple and severe disadvantage.   We will work with women who are frequently excluded from mainstream services and/or find it hard to engage with support, which increases their vulnerability and risk.  Our assertive outreach approach, working across four London boroughs, will enable women to access support, increase their self-esteem, reduce their risk and make safe choices.

Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to be the lead partner for this innovative cross-borough project, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Psychologist to use their knowledge and skills in psychological theory and practice to  teach, train and support non-clinical advocates working with women experiencing VAWG and severe and multiple disadvantage.

You will have experience working as a clinical, counselling or forensic psychologist. Your role will include embedding trauma-informed practice in the project, providing clinical support to non-clinical advocates with casework, conducting ongoing clinical supervision for staff and devising and delivering appropriate training to a wide range of professionals in voluntary and statutory agencies. You will be based in Islington, with travel throughout Camden, Enfield and Haringey.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between severe and multiple disadvantage and VAWG and a strong understanding of how this can make it difficult for women to engage with support. You will have worked with people experiencing various aspects of severe and multiple disadvantage: homelessness, substance use, mental health issues, insecure immigration status, prostitution, offending history and children taken into care.

For more details of the responsibilities and requirements of each role, please download the job description and person specification.

Solace and its partner agencies, Nia, Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden (SHP), Hopscotch and IMECE are also seeking Specialist Advocates based in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey and for BAMER women for this service. Please see their websites for further details.

SALARY: £30,000 per annum

HOURS: 22.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  This is a fixed term contract position for one year

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE:  15th/16th December 2017

Please take a look at our Clinical Pyschologist Job Description & Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 4th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

Service Manager

Innovative specialist project for women experiencing violence and multiple disadvantage

Job Reference No. SWA2622

Islington, with extensive travel across Enfield, Camden and Haringey

This exciting new partnership will provide specialist advocacy for women whose experience of violence (VAWG) intersects with multiple and severe disadvantage. We will work with women who are frequently excluded from mainstream services and/or find it hard to engage with support, which increases their vulnerability and risk. Our assertive outreach approach, working across four London boroughs, will enable women to access support, increase their self-esteem, reduce their risk and make safe choices.

Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to be the lead partner for this innovative cross-borough project, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Service Manager, who will be based in Islington, with frequent travel throughout the four boroughs.

You will provide management and strategic direction for the project, ensuring specialist advocates are supported and providing them with casework supervision. You will act as liaison between all the project partners and the Clinical Psychologist attached to the project. You will promote the service widely across the four boroughs, ensuring stakeholders are fully aware the referral pathways and the training on offer. Using your excellent written and analytical skills you will produce timely and thorough reports, and you will contribute to the evaluation of the service by AVA.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between severe and multiple disadvantage and VAWG and a strong understanding of how this can make it difficult for women to engage with support. You will have worked with people experiencing various aspects of severe and multiple disadvantage: homelessness, substance use, mental health issues, insecure immigration status, prostitution, offending history and children taken into care.

For more details of the responsibilities and requirements of each role, please download the job description and person specification.

Solace and its partner agencies, Nia, Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden (SHP), Hopscotch and IMECE are also seeking Specialist Advocates based in Islington, Enfield, Camden and Haringey and for BAMER women for this service. Please see their websites for further details.

SALARY: £38,000 per annum

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: This is a fixed term contract position for one year

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 15th/16th December 2017

Please have a look at our Service Manager Job Description & Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 4th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

Specialist Advocate

Innovative specialist project for women experiencing violence and multiple disadvantage

Job Reference No. SWA2621

Specialist Advocate: two posts, full-time (Islington, Enfield)

This exciting new partnership will provide specialist advocacy for women whose experience of violence (VAWG) intersects with multiple and severe disadvantage.   We will work with women who are frequently excluded from mainstream services and/or find it hard to engage with support, which increases their vulnerability and risk.  Our assertive outreach approach, working across four London boroughs, will enable women to access support, increase their self-esteem, reduce their risk and make safe choices.

Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to be the lead partner for this innovative cross-borough project, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government. We are looking for experienced, dynamic Specialist Advocates to join our VAWG advocacy and support teams in Enfield and Islington (one advocate in each locality) with a specific remit to reach and support women facing multiple disadvantage.  You will be expected to work intensively with service users as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating extensively with external agencies.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between severe and multiple disadvantage and VAWG, a strong understanding of how this can make it difficult for women to engage with support and an ability to reflect on your own practice. You will have worked with people experiencing various aspects of severe and multiple disadvantage: homelessness, substance use, mental health issues, insecure immigration status, prostitution, offending history and children taken into care.

Solace’s partner agencies, Nia, Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden (SHP), Hopscotch and IMECE are also seeking Specialist Advocates based in Camden and Haringey and for BAMER women for this service. Please see their websites for further details.

Please clearly state whether you wish to apply for the post in Islington or the post in Enfield

SALARY: £28,500  per annum

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  This is a fixed term contract position for one year

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 13th/14th December 2017

Please have a look at our Specialist Advocate Job Description & Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date 4th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Next Link

Next Link’s integrated service delivery team have a number of exciting opportunities for creative and highly motivated women with a broad understanding of domestic abuse issues, complex needs and a commitment to providing a high quality inclusive service within Bristol.

Female* Community Outreach and Resettlement Worker

Salary: Point 22; £20,661

Contract: One year fixed term

Hours: 37.5 (full time)
Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and
some evening and Saturday working

Location: Bristol

Resettlement and Tenancy Sustainment Workers will provide a co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children, who are:
• moving out of safe housing and resettling in the community
• already living in the community
• still in abusive relationships

The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/ decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

The successful candidate will have:
• an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
• experience of carrying out needs and risk assessments, co-producing risk management and safety plans with women and children experiencing domestic abuse
• experience providing support to individuals to sustain/ manage their tenancies and avoid tenancy breakdown
• the ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children
• a full driving licence and access to transport

CLOSING DATE: 9am, Thursday 30th November 2017
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 7th December 2017

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPLICATION PACK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACT: [email protected] 

Next Link is a progressive employer and offers a pension scheme, up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service) and 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day in lieu. We have a commitment to training and development.

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

*All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing

 

 

WOMEN’S AID INTEGRATED SERVICES (WAIS)

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a HR Manager to join our dynamic team in an organisation which is at the forefront of domestic violence support.

HR Manager

37 hours per week Fixed Term Contract for up to 9 months (Maternity cover) NJC Scale point 32 – £28,203pa

We are looking for a HR Manager to join our Business Support Team on a Fixed Term Contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

Reporting in to the Head of Service Finance and Business Support, you will be responsible for supporting the wellbeing of staff and being accountable for all aspects of the management, development, delivery and performance of the HR function. You will be responsible for the development and maintenance of all HR related policies, ensuring all HR policies are up to date and compliant with employment legislation and best practice.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate previous experience in a similar role as either a HR Manager/HR Consultant or Senior Advisor. You will have a strong generalist background and ideally have experience of working within the charity sector.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 29th November at 12 noon.

Interviews are likely to take place during the first two weeks of December 2017 with a view to start the appointed candidate in January 2018 (subject to change).

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

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

Application packs can be obtained from our website.

or by writing to: WAIS (Recruitment) 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham NG1 3LP. (Please enclose a 1.20p stamped self-addressed A4 envelope for postal application requests). Any questions or queries please email: [email protected] CV’s will not be accepted.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WOMEN’S AID LTD

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation that works to promote the safety and well being of women, children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse?

As a result of the continued development of Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Limited we are looking to recruit the following post:

Female Domestic Abuse Referral Service (DARS worker)

Working across North Nottinghamshire.

As DARS Worker you will be a single point of contact for all Domestic Abuse referrals from GP Practice staff. You will support survivors of domestic abuse that are identified in the Primary Care setting and act as a link between Primary Care and the MARAC process.

The successful person will have an understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on women, children and young people and be committed to working in a non-discriminatory manner.  You will be self motivated, flexible and able to work under pressure.  You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.  The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information is essential as is experience of working with women, children and young people in a support setting.

Closing date: 12 noon on 05/12/17

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

Application packs can be obtained by either email: [email protected], or via our website or in writing, enclosing an A4 98p stamped self addressed envelope for each application pack requested, to:

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd

Recruitment, DARS

The Farr Centre,

Chapel Walk, Westgate,

Worksop, S80 1LR

CV’s will not be accepted.

Cambridge Women’s Aid

Outreach Support Worker

 

Cambridge Women’s Aid exists to make a positive change in the lives of women and children escaping domestic abuse.

Full time Outreach Support Worker  wanted to provide practical and emotional support to women affected by domestic abuse.

You will understand the dynamics and impact of domestic violence/abuse and how best to support survivors. Knowledge of help available to survivors of abuse is needed plus the ability to develop supportive relationships with women whilst maintaining professional boundaries.

This post is fixed term for a minimum of one year. It is based in Cambridge City and is paid at NJC pay scale 26-30, £23,398 – £26,822 p.a for a 37 hour week plus a 5% pension contribution.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Closing date for applications: Midday on Monday 11th December

Interview date: Monday 18th December

Application packs can be downloaded from news section of our website.

Registered charity No. 1137602. Member of Women’s Aid Federation (England).

A company limited by guarantee registered in England No. 7263026

Solace Women’s Aid

Family Support Worker

Barnet and Islington

Job Reference No. SWA2620

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.

Solace is currently looking to recruit one experienced and competent Family Support Worker for the Barnet refuges and one experienced and competent Family Support Worker for the Islington refuges, to work with children, young people and their Mothers, whilst residing in emergency temporary accommodation.

Please clearly state on the application form whether you would like to apply for the Barnet Family Support Worker role or the Islington Family Support Worker role.

The role requires a good understanding of the impacts of domestic and sexual abuse on children, young people and their parents, and how this trauma may affect their development and relationships. You should have excellent knowledge of safeguarding and CAF processes, a good working knowledge of the support available through Social Care Services, and other support options available to children, young people and their families.  You will be planning holiday play schemes and supervise the play workers.

Experience of assessing need, one to one support planning and working with vulnerable children and young people is essential. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with children. You should have a demonstrable experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 13th December 2017

Please have a look at our Family Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of  13th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Barnet and Islington

Job Reference No. SWA2620

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.

Solace is currently looking to recruit one experienced and competent Family Support Worker for the Barnet refuges and one experienced and competent Family Support Worker for the Islington refuges, to work with children, young people and their Mothers, whilst residing in emergency temporary accommodation.

Please clearly state on the application form whether you would like to apply for the Barnet Family Support Worker role or the Islington Family Support Worker role.

The role requires a good understanding of the impacts of domestic and sexual abuse on children, young people and their parents, and how this trauma may affect their development and relationships. You should have excellent knowledge of safeguarding and CAF processes, a good working knowledge of the support available through Social Care Services, and other support options available to children, young people and their families.  You will be planning holiday play schemes and supervise the play workers.

Experience of assessing need, one to one support planning and working with vulnerable children and young people is essential. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with children. You should have a demonstrable experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 4th December 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 13th December 2017

Please have a look at our Family Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of  13th December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

Refuge Worker

Barnet

Job Reference No. SWA2619

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.

We are currently looking to recruit a refuge worker. You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic abuse. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with women survivors. You should have demonstrable experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  Fixed term contract from January 2018 to January 2019

CLOSING DATE: 27th November 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 4th December 2017

Please have a look at our Refuge Worker Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of  27th November 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

nia/ East London Rape Crisis

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.

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

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.

The service is currently funded until 31st May 2018, an extension is possible.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate- Newham

Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until May 2018; an extension is possible.
Salary: £24,000-£27,500 (inclusive of London weighting)

The Newham 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 Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu or Polish

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 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, 30th November 2017

Interview date: 7th December 2017

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

SARSAS

Specialist Service Development Worker

for people with learning disabilities

£23,973 Pro Rata

18.5 hours per week

Fixed term until January 2019 (extensions subject to funding)

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) is in its second year of developing services for women and girls with learning disabilities who have experienced sexual violence, at any point in their lives. We are seeking to recruit a part time specialist service development worker to produce vital resources and effect positive outcomes for women in Bristol and surrounding areas.

The post holder will be based in our Bristol hub and work alongside an advisory and steering group, the SARSAS team and another part time specialist support worker for women with learning disabilities who will be leading on service user support and engagement and the development of a front line tool kit.

We work openly and professionally with our partner agencies to enable women to be more empowered, more resilient, more informed and improve their health and wellbeing. This post will hold only a small caseload so they can take the lead on the development of relevant resources and information for people with learning disabilities, their supporters and professionals.

This will include delivering workshops, attending events and promotional work within a multi-agency remit.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys development work and can effectively promote the rights of all survivors of any kind of sexual violence through trauma informed therapeutic services, liaison, advocacy and care co-ordination.

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards. This post is funded by The 3 Guineas Trust.

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

For application packs or more information contact [email protected] or ring our Bristol office on 0117 929 9556 and speak to Ruth Wood, Service Development Manager.

For an application pack please visit our website.

Closing Date: Monday 20th November 10am.

Interviews will be held in: Bristol on 1st Dec 2017. Please can all candidates ensure they are available for an interview on this date.

Preferred start date: 3rd January 2018

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

SARSAS is a Disability Confident committed employer.

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682 Company No 6738639

SAFE Link

Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Point 26; £23,166
Hours: 37.5
Location: Office located in Bristol (required to travel across Avon and Somerset area)

SAFE Link provides an independent victim-focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Conduct. We offer emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault to support them to cope and recover. This includes reporting to the police if they wish. We work closely with the Bridge (SARC), Safeguarding Partners, the criminal justice system, CPS and the Courts.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated to offer emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual assault and rape. The ISVA will work closely with the Police and the SARC and will cover the whole of the Avon and Somerset area. She will have an understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape and will have knowledge of the criminal justice process. She will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focussed and inclusive service.

The successful applicant will have:

• Understanding and Experience of Safeguarding
• Experience of working in a health/social care environment
• Experience of risk assessment and safety planning
• A commitment to promoting cultural diversity
• Experience of Multi-Agency working.
• A full driving licence and access to transport.

CLOSING DATE: 27th November 2017
INTERVIEW DATE: 4th December 2017

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPLICATION PACK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACT: [email protected]

SAFE Link is a progressive employer and offers a pension scheme, up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service) and 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day in lieu. We have a commitment to training and development.

SAFE Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

SAFE Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

*All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

SAFE Link is part of Missing Link Housing

nia

nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title:       East London Rape Crisis Volunteer Coordinator 

Salary:           £26,000-£31000 dependent on qualification(s) and experience

Hours:           35 per week including evenings- some hours will be fixed to meet Support & Information Line requirements

Term:             Funded until March 2019 with extension possible

The ELRC Volunteer 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

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 Tuesday or Wednesday evenings until 8:30pm on a weekly basis and Saturday mornings on a rota (approximately every 5 weeks). As the Coordinator of the service a degree of flexibility in covering additional weekday evenings and Saturday morning shifts is required.

To apply please visit our website and download a job profile and application pack.  CV’s will not be accepted.  Applications can be returned via email to [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, 28th November 2017              

Interview Date:                      5th December 2017

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.

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid offers safe, temporary accommodation and a range of community based support services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.  Applicants must have a commitment to quality, equality and valuing diversity.

Administrator

37 hours, £17,595   

To provide an efficient administrative service across a range of tasks within our services.

This post is subject to a 6% pension contribution.  Women only need apply.  This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Please note: all successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service Check before commencing their employment.

If you are interested please download a recruitment pack from our website and return completed forms to: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, Central Administration, Ryland House, 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA or email to [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Midday 12 noon on 6th December.

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th December.

Changing Pathways

Changing Pathways (formerly Basildon Women’s Aid) is a domestic abuse charity that supports individuals and their children experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse across Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock.

BAME Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Location: To work across all of Changing Pathways delivery sites (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock)

This is a partnership project with SOS Domestic Abuse Project.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week with the post holder participating in an out of hours on-call service. There is an expectation that the post holder will be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including evenings and weekends. The post is initially until 30 May 2018 with an extension possible subject to funding.

Salary: £25,000

Job Description:

The post holder will be responsible for working in partnership to develop and deliver a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community based support service for individuals experiencing domestic abuse within South Essex, Thurrock and the Southend area. The post holder will provide high quality advocacy and support based upon client led needs and risk assessment to women.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse and its effects on women and children. The post holder will also have an understanding of the criminal justice system, MARAC and safeguarding procedures and safety planning options available to survivors of domestic abuse.

The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with survivors of domestic violence, of supporting individuals involved with Social Services and the Police and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

The post holder will also be responsible for the delivery of specialist training on violence and abuse that occur mainly within BAME communities such as ‘so called’ honour based violence, forced marriage and FGM.

Benefits include 25 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.

To apply please complete the application form available from our website, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role to [email protected]

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Ranjit Sindhar, Operations Manager 01268 729 707.

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Monday 27 November 2018.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Changing Pathways is committed to appropriately safeguarding and protecting our service users and as such follow ‘Safer Recruitment’ guidelines set by the local safeguarding children and adults boards.

‘A copy of this document is also available electronically on our website.

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email [email protected]

Next Link

We have an exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated woman to join the management team. She will have broad understanding of domestic abuse issues, complex needs and a commitment to providing a high quality inclusive service within Bristol.

TEAM LEADER – Safe House and Family Support Services

Salary: Point 31, £27,668
Location: Bristol
Hours: 37.5 (includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and occasional evening and Saturday working on a rota basis)

This post will take a lead role within Next Link Domestic Abuse services in Bristol, supporting female survivors and their children experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

The Team Leader will hold primary responsibility for managing an integrated staff team to deliver:
• Safe house provision for single women and women with children
• High quality accommodation, support, advice and advocacy services to survivors
• Family support, with a focus on the needs of children and young people across safe house and community services

The successful candidates will:

• Be a strong, confident and enthusiastic leader with substantial management experience and a proven track record in leading and developing staff in a housing, domestic abuse or similar setting
• Have knowledge and understanding of the issues, barriers, impact and support needs of individuals who have experienced domestic abuse and how best to support survivors and their families
• Be experienced in managing accommodation based support services for people with support needs (DV, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse)
• Demonstrate the ability to delegate, motivate and direct individuals and teams
• Have knowledge of health and safety issues, and risk assessment tools, especially those relevant to domestic abuse and supported housing
• Ensure the team adopts a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.
• Be committed to working with service users in an empowering way
• A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential

CLOSING DATE 9am Monday 27th November 2017
INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 4th December 2017

IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPLICATION PACK PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACT: [email protected]

Next Link is a progressive employer and offers a pension scheme, up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service) and 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day in lieu. We have a commitment to training and development.

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

All posts are exempt under section7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing

IDAS

Head of Business Development

28 hours a week

From £40,000 (pro rata) + benefits

IDAS is the largest specialist domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire providing innovative and responsive support services to people affected by or escaping domestic abuse and sexual violence.

We’re passionate about making a difference to survivors and victims and you can help us.  In the last 18 months, we’ve experienced significant growth both financially and geographically. We are now looking for a Head of Business Development to help drive our vision and develop IDAS further.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will take the lead on the funding and fundraising strategy, with the aim of increasing IDAS’ income. This will be used to deliver innovative programmes, supporting survivors and victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

With a proven track record of success, you’ll have a keen eye for new business ideas and will take the lead on identifying and developing exciting opportunities which resonate with the mission and values of IDAS. Working closely with the senior management team you will be responsible for internal and external communication across all channels. You will have an appreciation of the importance of brand and PR for colleagues, clients and prospective sources of funding.

You will be a highly motivated individual who wants to make a difference and play a key role in IDAS’s strategy. Strong relationship building skills are key to this role as your time will be spent developing new relationships, influencing the senior management team, securing new business and liaising with individuals from our partner agencies. You’ll be committed to creating a culture of innovation and learning to ensure IDAS is at the forefront of domestic and sexual abuse services.

Whilst experience within the charitable sector would be beneficial, we’re looking for someone who shares our values and is passionate about ending sexual and domestic violence.

If this sounds like you and you want to apply, please visit our website.

Email [email protected] for further information or an informal discussion.

Closing date: 23rd November 2017

IDAS

Head of Business Development

28 hours a week

From £40,000 (pro rata) + benefits

IDAS is the largest specialist domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire providing innovative and responsive support services to people affected by or escaping domestic abuse and sexual violence.

We’re passionate about making a difference to survivors and victims and you can help us.  In the last 18 months, we’ve experienced significant growth both financially and geographically. We are now looking for a Head of Business Development to help drive our vision and develop IDAS further.

Reporting directly to the CEO, you will take the lead on the funding and fundraising strategy, with the aim of increasing IDAS’ income. This will be used to deliver innovative programmes, supporting survivors and victims of domestic and sexual abuse.

With a proven track record of success, you’ll have a keen eye for new business ideas and will take the lead on identifying and developing exciting opportunities which resonate with the mission and values of IDAS. Working closely with the senior management team you will be responsible for internal and external communication across all channels. You will have an appreciation of the importance of brand and PR for colleagues, clients and prospective sources of funding.

You will be a highly motivated individual who wants to make a difference and play a key role in IDAS’s strategy. Strong relationship building skills are key to this role as your time will be spent developing new relationships, influencing the senior management team, securing new business and liaising with individuals from our partner agencies. You’ll be committed to creating a culture of innovation and learning to ensure IDAS is at the forefront of domestic and sexual abuse services.

Whilst experience within the charitable sector would be beneficial, we’re looking for someone who shares our values and is passionate about ending sexual and domestic violence.

If this sounds like you and you want to apply, please visit our website.

Email [email protected] for further information or an informal discussion.

Closing date: 23rd November 2017

Solace Women’s Aid

Floating Support Worker – Amari Project

Lambeth and Greenwich

Job Reference No. SWA2618

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

To deliver excellent standards of floating support to women (and children) who have been sexually exploited (trafficking and exiting prostitution), primarily within designated 2nd stage accommodation; in particular focusing on the long-term employment, training and resettlement of these women

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced Floating Support Worker to help establish and develop this new service. Successful applicants will have an in-depth knowledge and experience of supporting sexually exploited women within a community setting, as well as strong casework and project management skills. You will have a flexible approach to work and the ability to work to your own initiative.

Please take a look at the job description and person specification for more details about the role. This will be available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

Solace Womens Aid offer a comprehensive Core Training Programme as part of Induction and there are future prospects of development after satisfactorily completing 6 months of Probation.

You will be on Solace’s salary band 5.

Starting salary of £27,500 to 28,000 per annum, depending on relevant experience

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 01/12/2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 08/12/2017

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 1st December 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

nia

Treasurer

nia, the charity for women and girls escaping male violence, is looking for a new treasurer to join our board of trustees.

For the last 40 years, nia has provided high quality, women-led services across north and east London. We operate two refuges, run the East London Rape Crisis helpline, and offer independent advocacy for victims of domestic and sexual violence to guide them through the courts.

Board members help set the organisation’s strategic goals, and provide support and oversight to the CEO and senior staff. They advise on fundraising, financial management, media relations and communication, and sit on interview panels when nia is hiring new staff.  Trustees are expected to attend four board meetings a year, and may also work on individual projects, such as our recent successful “nia at 40” booklet and our fundraising evening at Conway Hall. Our trustees work on a voluntary basis, and are not expected to contribute financially to the organisation – all we want is your time.

The role of the Treasurer is to provide financial expertise and direction to the board of Trustees. The Treasurer’s aim is to oversee and scrutinise financial information to enable the board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the nia.

The Treasurer will ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations and to make sure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

The Treasurer’s role is also to work in partnership with the Chief Executive and Director of Finance helping them achieve the aims of the organisation and maintain fiscal health, accountability and stability.

To apply, please visit our website and download a job profile and application pack. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to: [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, 27 November 2017

If you have any questions, or would like to talk informally to someone about joining the Board, please contact our contact Rachel Evans, Central Services Manager at: [email protected]

As part of the recruitment process an enhanced vetting and barring check will be carried out, but this does not necessarily exclude applicants, and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

Advance

 

ROLE:  FUNDRAISING MANAGER*

West London
Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 per year, depending on experience.
Full time, permanent role.
*This post is open to female applicants only, as the role carries an occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

ABOUT ADVANCE
Advance is a well-regarded women-only organisation, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  Our services are free and confidential.

Established in 1998, we specialise in a range of services which support women experiencing domestic abuse, through our Hammersmith offices and at co-located offices across four central/west London boroughs.  A large part of our work is crisis intervention, for women requiring urgent help and in imminent danger.

Over 7 years ago we expanded our services to include supporting women offenders, many of whom are also experiencing domestic abuse. This is the work of our Minerva project which supports women with short-term offences, to reduce or end offending and prevent families breaking down as a result, across London.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The post is newly created and will build on the significant success that has been achieved in the past by Advance.  Our services are considered as high-impact intervention and we need to grow our unrestricted core income so that we are able to reach more women.  We have a viable case for support and a proactive Board who support our growth plans.  This is an opportunity to establish a successful fundraising function within a fantastic supportive environment.

You will have a wealth of experience in securing, developing and maximising funding relationships within corporates, grant-making trusts, major donors and/or statutory sources.  You are a self-starter with an unfaltering commitment for women’s rights.  The successful candidate will be expected to lead the establishment and growth of the fundraising function to facilitate resilience and growth.  Reporting to the CEO, you will be expected to identify, prioritise and exploit fundraising opportunities across a breadth of income streams, in line with the organisational strategy.

APPLY FOR THE ROLE
Please see our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/ for more information, including the role description.

To apply please provide a recent CV and a supporting statement of no more than 1000 words, and submit them via email to [email protected] marked “fundraising manager application” no later than 5:00pm on 27th November 2017.

Interviews will be held on 7th and 8th December 2017.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME background and the LBT community, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.  Advance is a registered charity (Number 1086873)

 

WELWYN HATFIELD WOMEN’S REFUGE (Hertfordshire)

FEMALE REFUGE WORKER

20 HOURS PER WEEK (MORNINGS)
ANNUAL SALARY – £21,962 (PRO RATA) NJC SCALE 24-28

Working in the Women’s Refuge, you will provide specialist, holistic support and information to resident women who have fled domestic violence and abuse in order to foster their self-determination and empowerment.

You must have proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support to abused women, ideally within a relevant setting e.g. a refuge. You will have a practical approach to problem solving and a working knowledge of relevant legislation – Family Law, Housing Law, Welfare Benefits and Immigration Law.

You must be able to work with empathy and clear boundaries as part of a committed and professional team.

For an application pack please visit www.whwr.org.uk

The closing date for all applications is midnight on Friday 17th November 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Please do not send CVs
Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 30th November 2017

* It is WHWR’s policy that applicants should have objective distance in their work and not have been service users of WHWR or other domestic abuse services within the 5 years prior to the application.

* This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)
No agencies please.

Solace Women’s Aid

HR Manager – Corporate Services

Job Reference No. SWA2617
Islington

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

We predominantly work with women and children and provide support to more than 11,000 survivors annually. With an annual income in excess of £8million, we are the largest provider for Violence against Women and Girl’s services in London.

We are currently in the second year of our five year strategic plan which focuses on the continued provision of services as well as new forms of prevention and partnership work. With a team of more than 160 staff and 100 volunteers, we are now seeking to recruit a HR Manager to deliver a comprehensive, proactive and customer focused HR service to managers, employees, potential employees, volunteers and the Senior Management Team.

SALARY:
You will be on Solace’s salary band 6.4 with a suitable HR qualification and relevant experience.
The starting salary will be £38,000 to £40,000 depending on experience and with successful annual reviews rising by £500 to £44,000.
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
CONTRACT: Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 21st November 2017 (12pm)
INTERVIEW DATE: 28th November 2017 (subject to change)

Additional benefits include: 25 days Annual Leave rising to 30 days; 3% employer contrubution to pension scheme; interest free loan scheme.
Please have a look at our HR Manager Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 21st November 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

 

Rise

SENIOR PRACTITIONER – ACCESS & OUTREACH

JOB SHARE & PART-TIME HOURS CONSIDERED

Fixed-Term to 12 October 2018
£28,910 (from 1 April 2018 – £29,635)
37 hours per week (Job Share and Part-Time Hours Considered)
Quote ref SP 11/17/01

The Senior Practitioner – Access and Outreach will support the delivery and development of the services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex on behalf of the Portal service. They will take an active lead role in managing staff, premises and resources in conjunction with the Service Manager(s) and staff team. They are also part of the wider management team supporting all client services across RISE and will take a role in ensuring managerial support across all RISE services. This role will have an operational lead for development and delivery for Group Work within RISE and will need to evidence their skills and experience in this area.

They will assist the Management Team in the day-to-day operation of the service in line with policies, statutory requirements, budgets and RISE/Portal operational policies. They will assist the Management Team in supervising staff, sessional workers and volunteers, as required. They will oversee staff caseloads and participate in service provision as required. They will take the lead for agreed operational areas under the guidance of the relevant Service Manager.

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 22 November 2017
INTERVIEW DATES: Thursday 7 December 2017

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.

RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.
On appointment eligible staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Duty Worker

Southwark

Job Reference No. SWA2613

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Our Southwark team is currently seeking a Duty Worker to act as a first point of contact for anyone contacting its busy advocacy service. You will be completing risk assessments and safety plans with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, processing new referrals to the service, and dealing with enquiries from professionals.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending gender-based violence. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. Successful applicants will have experience of providing telephone support to vulnerable people preferably including survivors of domestic abuse.

You will receive training and support for this role as necessary.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 25.5 hours per week. 8.5 hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

CONTRACT:  Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 20th November 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 28th November 2017 (subject to change)

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of  20th November 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

 

Solace Women’s Aid

Advice Caseworker

Job Reference No. SWA2615

Islington

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 advice team provides services to London residents and the advice caseworker will be based in the Solace Ascent Hub to provide an effective and efficient advice and casework service to women affected by domestic violence. The responsibilities will include working across a number of community based locations providing an effective outreach service in order to reach as many women in need of the service as possible. The role also includes supporting and supervising our volunteers on the line.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 24th November 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: 7th December 2017

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of  24th November 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

Solace Women’s Aid

IRIS Advocate Educator

Job Reference No. SWA2614

Barnet DVAAS (Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy Service)

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence and abuse. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Barnet DVAAS is a diverse provision providing support and advocacy to female and male victims/survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence from all levels of risk.

The role of an IRIS Advocate Educator  to provide training to general medical practices, on-going support for health professionals and a proactive culturally sensitive and supportive service for women and girls who are experiencing domestic abuse.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 4.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £25,500 to £27,500 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £24,000- £25,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT:  One year fixed term contract with likely extension

CLOSING DATE: 22nd November 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 29th November 2017 (subject to change)

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of  22nd November 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

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

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, 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

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