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For more information about any of the vacancies listed below please contact the organisation advertising the post.

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Women’s Aid vacancies

London – Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer

London, Bristol or Remote/Home Based – Change that Lasts Prevention Programme Project Manager

Remote/ Home Based – Consultant to develop Early Years Resources

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.

Bristol – Chief Executive Officer

Exeter – Devon DDASS Combined IDVA

Surrey – Helpline Advisor

Portsmouth – Service Manager

Brighton – Fundraising Senior Officer

Nottingham – IDVA

London – Specialist Advocate

Derbyshire – Young Women’s Domestic Abuse Worker

Cheshire – Community Action Team Worker

Leeds – IDVA

Leeds – Fundraising Assistant

Leeds – Training Officer

Brighton – Assistant Caretaker/Cleaner

West Lancashire – Safe Teens Worker

London – Information Analyst

Nottingham – Children and Teen Advocate

London – IDVA

London – Young Women’s Advocate

London – Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

London – Problematic Substance Use Advocate

Bristol – Crisis House Night Support Worker

Bristol – Relief Worker

London – IDVA/Caseworker

London – Outreach Advocate – Multiple Support

Bristol – Female* Community Outreach and Resettlement Worker

London – Duty Worker

East Surrey – Children’s Outreach Worker

London – Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP) Co-ordinator

London – IDVA

London – HR Manager

Nottinghamshire – Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

London – Support Worker

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SARSAS

Chief Executive Officer

£40,000 plus 5% pension

37 hours per week

Based in Bristol with regular working in Taunton

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (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.

The Chief Executive Officer role will be crucial to leading this exciting and forward thinking organisation into its next stage of development. We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated, creative and dynamic woman with exceptional leadership qualities, who is passionate about making a significant difference to the lives of survivors of rape and sexual abuse.

As CEO you will work closely with a strong, supportive and confident Board of Trustees to drive forward the strategic plan for SARSAS and maintain excellent governance. You will lead an exceptional team of women focused on getting the best possible outcomes for survivors across Avon and Somerset. You will be responsible for leading on the vision of the organisation based on consultation with a wide range of partners including survivors. You will be a confident communicator, relationship builder and partnership broker with funders, commissioners and fellow providers ensuring the sustainability of SARSAS.

To apply: For application packs or more information please download the forms from our website or you can ask for an application pack by e mailing [email protected]

If you would like to come and visit SARSAS or speak to someone about this role please ring Rowan Miller; SARSAS outgoing Chief Executive Officer on 0117 929 9556

Closing Date: 9am Wednesday February 14th 2018

Interviews will be held in Central Bristol in a fully accessible venue on Friday February 23rd 2018.

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

SARSAS values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community, especially from groups with a protected characteristic such as BME women, who are currently under SARSAS are a Disability Confident employer. represented at SARSAS.

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682 Company No 6738639

Women’s Aid

Campaigns and Public Affairs Officer

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. 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 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. 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.

This exciting post will support a very busy and successful Campaigns and Public Affairs team. The key remit of the post will be to provide support for strategic engagement around the forthcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill and, related to this, the government’s supported housing and welfare reforms, as well as other priority policy areas. The post holder will need to help develop and deliver policy, public affairs and campaigns work plans related to the Bill, ensuring the experiences of women survivors of domestic abuse is at the heart of our work with government and carry out other administrative duties, as required.

Location: London

Salary: £25,346 – plus Inner London Weighting £3,332 (based on NJC pay scale point 29)

Contract: 37 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months

Closing date: 9am Monday 5th February, 2018

Interviews: Wednesday 14th February Women’s Aid London Office

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.

Splitz Support Service

Devon DDASS Combined IDVA

We are looking for a Combined IDVA for 30 hours a week based at our Exeter office and expected to cover South and West Devon. You will be part of an experienced team providing high quality advice, guidance and support to victims of domestic violence and/or abuse enabling them to live safely.

You will be expected to provide a timely pro-active service to male and female victims of domestic violence and abuse, who have been assessed as being at high and medium risk of domestic abuse; working within a multi-agency setting to ensure risk is reduced.

You should have proven experience and qualifications in support work with knowledge of domestic abuse issues and also have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Previous applicants need not apply.

POST: Devon DDASS Combined IDVA
SALARY: £21,910 – £22,678 (pro rata)
HOURS: 30 hrs per week
TENURE: Maternity cover for 10 months
CLOSING DATE: 12 noon Thursday 1st February 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 8th February 2018
REF: DEV/17/07

Vetting – You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check
You will also undergo a police check

Full job description and application forms are available on our website at https://www.splitz.org/about-us/join-us/vacancies.html
Or by contacting Splitz Support Service by email [email protected] or on 01225 777724

 

yourSanctuary

Female Helpline Advisor*

£15,247 pa pro rata (£21,956 full-time equivalent) – 25 hours per week (12.30pm–5.30pm Monday to Friday)
yourSanctuary is a Surrey based charity which provides specialist assistance to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse. We are very proud of our helpline through which we offer both practical and emotional support and are now looking for a Helpline Advisor to support the daily running of this service.

This is a demanding and interesting role where you will be covering a daily helpline shift as well as supporting a team of volunteers, reviewing and updating policies and procedures, and taking the lead on the administration of the helpline. This is a fantastic opportunity to use your initiative and develop your skills and experience whilst making a real difference to our service users.

You must be able to demonstrate the ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively (in person, over the phone and in writing); strong IT and organisational skills are essential and experience within a helpline role for a charity is desirable. Knowledge of issues relating to domestic abuse would be advantageous. In return, we can offer a stimulating and supportive working environment, and opportunities for training and development. We also provide 25 days annual leave, a contributory pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.

A full driving licence and access to a reliable car is essential as is the ability to be available on-call on a rota basis.

Closing date of Wednesday 31st January 2018 (5pm) but please be aware that applications will be considered as they are received as we are looking to fill this post as soon as possible.

Please visit our website where you will find a full job description and person specification and covering letter with details on how to apply.

* Due to the nature of the role, this post is open to female applicants only and is exempt under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE.

 

 

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

Service Manager Portsmouth (Female)* SDAS45

*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.

Salary: £28,000 (subject to salary review, April 2018)

Contract: Full time, permanent

The Service Manager Portsmouth will lead, manage and develop all aspects of SDAS’s new Portsmouth services.  We are seeking a dynamic, proactive individual to lead a team of dedicated refuge and outreach workers, ensuring that women, children, young people and men receive a high quality service that increases their safety and supports them holistically to move on and live their lives free from domestic abuse.

The successful candidate must have experience of:

  • Line managing staff
  • Ensuring contractual targets and outcomes are met
  • Completing monitoring reports
  • Working in the domestic abuse/supported housing/social care/related sector

In return we offer a generous annual leave entitlement rising with length of service, comprehensive training and development programme, pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare voucher scheme.  We can offer you a varied, interesting role in our busy and dynamic charity

Please visit www.southerndas.org/about-us/jobs for an application form, job description and person specification.  We particularly welcome applicants from BAMER communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation.  Appointment will be on merit alone.  If you would like an informal discussion about this role, please call Jo Eamey on 023 9200 8329.

Closing date: 9am, 26th January 2018                           Interviews: 1st February 2018

We will recruit the first suitable applicants, so apply early as we may close earlier.

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

 

Rise

FUNDRAISING SENIOR OFFICER

£28,910 pro rata (From 1 April 2018 – £29,635 pro rata)
25 hours
Quote ref SO 12/17/02

RISE is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Fundraising Senior Officer to drive and develop supporter engagement through stewardship approaches that maximise income.

The successful candidate will be creative, organised and resourceful, possess excellent cross-discipline income generation skills and have solid experience of running successful large scale fundraising events, races and challenges, overseeing legacy schemes and building relationships with major donors.

The Fundraising Senior Officer will work creatively and flexibly with the Communications and Marketing Senior Officer to jointly manage a team of fundraising and communication workers to deliver the key strategic objectives set out in the organisation’s Fundraising and Communications Strategy.

They will know how to develop and grow a committed supporter base and have experience of innovating new initiatives to diversify income streams, managing projects, budgets and people.

CLOSING DATE: 16 January 2018

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.

TO APPLY: in the first instance, please submit a CV and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role. Relevant candidates may then be asked to provide supplementary information as part of the recruitment process.

For more information and to apply, please check out the jobs page on our website www.riseuk.org.uk

Women’s Aid

Consultant to develop Early Years Resources

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 200 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country.
Domestic abuse services offer specialist emotional and practical support for children affected by domestic abuse, improving their life chances. They also offer support to mothers to assist them in parenting their children in a way that acknowledges the impacts of abuse. Maintaining a nurturing relationship with their children can be difficult for mothers who are in a period of crisis and attempting to deal with the impact of abuse on themselves. Our current tools and resources for member services include basic information and guidance around how best to support children affected by domestic abuse, however there is an urgent need to extend and tailor the guidance so that it is appropriate to babies and very young children.

We are seeking a consultant with expertise in providing support to pregnant women survivors of domestic abuse and mothers and babies or very young children affected by domestic abuse. You will be responsible for developing specific guidance, resources and training for local services on the impact of domestic abuse on babies and very young children in order to improve early years practice. You will have experience of working with babies and very young children affected by domestic abuse and the ability to develop strategic responses to their needs and issues.

Fee: £8,000 for up to 30 days’ work from February to June 2018

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st January 2018: 12.00pm

For application pack or to find out more about the role, please contact Janet McDermott at [email protected] or on 0793 993 6471.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

Registered charity no: 1054154

WOMEN’S AID INTEGRATED SERVICES (WAIS)

IDVA

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

We have an exciting opportunity for two Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA’s) to join our dynamic team in an organisation which is at the forefront of domestic violence support. The appointed persons will have a good understanding of the issues faced by hard to engage groups.

The post holder will provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk. They will offer an independent advocacy service to women who are experiencing Domestic Violence going through the MARAC process and/or who are encountering interventions from the criminal and civil law, its related systems and structures including DVPN and DVPO.

The vacancies are as follows:

Post 1: 37 hours per week (City/County based) 

Post 2: 30/37 hours per week (hours/base TBC )

Salary – NJC Scale Point 28 – £24,964 pro rata

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 22nd January 2018

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 6th February 2018

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 £2.06p stamped self addressed A4 envelope for postal application requests). Any questions or queries please email: [email protected]

CV’s will not be accepted.

Solace Women’s Aid

Specialist Advocate

Innovative specialist project for women experiencing domestic abuse in Southwark

Job Reference No. SWA2643

Southwark

This exciting new partnership aims to work with women and children who are experiencing domestic abuse and find it hard to engage with existing support services, which increases their vulnerability and risk. Using learning from the “My Sisters Place” project developed in Middlesbrough, we will offer women bespoke dedicated support which places a high emphasis on addressing their multiple needs. The project will also offer therapeutic support for children to ensure the effects of witnessing abuse are addressed and its long lasting effects minimised.

Solace Women’s Aid is delighted to be partnering with Southwark MARAC and Children’s Services and Women’s Aid for this innovative project, funded by the Transformation Fund at the Home Office. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic Specialist Advocate to join our advocacy and support team in Southwark.

You will be adept at risk and needs assessment and support planning and will be expected to work intensively with service users as part of a multidisciplinary team, collaborating with external agencies.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between domestic abuse and multiple/complex needs, 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.

SALARY: £26,000 – £28,500 per annum, dependent on relevant qualifications and experience

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week or 18.5 hours per week. Please state your preference on your application form.

CONTRACT: This is a fixed term contract position for two years and two months

Please take a look at our Specialist Advocate Job Description and Person Specification

CLOSING DATE: 22nd January (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 24th or 25th January 2018

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 22nd January 2018. 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.

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 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

Crossroads Derbyshire

Crossroads Derbyshire provides Domestic Abuse services to adults, children and young people.

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of these posts and you will need the use of a car and a current driving license as you will be required to travel across the rural area in the High Peak and North Dales in Derbyshire.

1. Young Women’s Domestic Abuse Worker

37 hours per week
Scale point 20 £19,430 per annum
This post is funded for two years
To deliver One to One Support and Group Work to young women (13yrs to 24yrs) affected by Domestic Abuse in their own intimate relationships and to assist with a weekly group work session with young people who are at risk of harming others.

2. Young Women’s Domestic Abuse Worker

37 hours per week
Scale point 20 £19,430 per annum
This is a temporary vacancy covering maternity leave to end of April 18
To deliver One to One Support and Group Work to young women (13yrs to 24yrs) affected by Domestic Abuse in their own intimate relationships and to assist with a weekly group work session with young people who are at risk of harming others.
This is a short term post for someone who is looking for an opportunity to enhance their skills which may lead to further opportunities.

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

For information pack for either post email [email protected]

If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to:
P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire. SK13 8AE

Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm Friday 26th January 2018
Interviews will take place on Friday 2nd February 2018

Crossroads Derbyshire strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from minority groups.

Cheshire Without Abuse

Community Action Team (CAT) Worker

Based At: Blacon, Warrington, Northwich, Crewe, Macclesfield with flexibility across Cheshire

We have a number of positions available with flexibility in hours, duties would include:

• Offering one to one support sessions and case work
• Direct responsibility for a case load of clients
• Assessment of client needs
• Development of tailored support plan with clear outcomes designed for individual client needs
• Supporting clients to access appropriate community services and support
• Delivery of support plan interventions including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy tools and strategies, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
• Co-facilitation of group activities including emotional wellbeing, goal setting etc
• Developing links with New Leaf advisers and other multi-agency professionals
• Participating in local partnership meetings
• Maintaining a network of professional relationships
• Help clients develop their own support network and utilise full range of community activities

To apply, please email [email protected] for an application pack.

Closing date 18th January 2018.

General Duties and Responsibilities

• Prioritise the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children
• Work as a member of the team with other staff by sharing information and expertise
• Contribute to the delivery of community programmes
• Participate in multi-agency, partnership and collaborative activities
• Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities, diversity and service user involvement
• Contribute support during busy times, responding flexibly to our busy pan Cheshire service
• Attend appropriate training and demonstrate commitment to professional development
• Participate in regular supervision
• Work within all CWA policies and procedures
• Work to the code of conduct required by CWA
• Represent CWA positively and professionally to all partners at external activities
• Perform any other duties as required by your manager or Board members

Please email [email protected] for an application pack.

Leeds Women’s Aid

2 x Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVA) – Female*

Full Time – 35 hours per week – NJC Scale 6 Salary £23,398

Leeds Women’s Aid incorporating HALT, Behind Closed Doors and Women’s Health Matters work together to deliver Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS). Leeds Women’s Aid incorporating HALT is responsible for delivering the IDVA service as part of the community response to domestic violence.

Our Vision – All women and children have the right to live their lives free from fear and harm.

An opportunity has arisen for 2 dynamic and enthusiastic women* to join our expanding and committed team.

You will need to demonstrate (amongst other skills):

  • An ability to manage high volume on-going casework
  • Experience of working with high risk victims
  • Experience of detailed file recording
  • Experience of multi-agency partnership working
  • An understanding of the additional barriers faced by black and disabled women, women experiencing Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence and LGBT+ people experiencing domestic violence

Closing date for applications: 9.00am Monday 22nd January 2018; (by email)

Interviews: Monday 29th January 2018

For an application pack please email [email protected], stating (and spelling) your name and email address, or contact our application line on 0113 244 2578.  Application packs will be emailed to you and responses must be emailed back by 9.00 am 22nd January 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept CV’s and will not read any which are submitted.

* This post is open to women only (Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9 (Part 1) Occupational Requirement).

LWA incorporating HALT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required before taking up this position.

Leeds Women’s Aid

Fundraising Assistant

Up to 21 Hours per week (negotiable)  

Salary NJC Scale 4 £18,070 – £20,138 pro rata

Leeds Women’s Aid incorporating HALT is the merged organisation of Leeds Women’s Aid and HALT and is now the largest women’s charitable organisation in Leeds. We provide a range of the very best services for vulnerable women and girls with multiple complex needs along with victims and survivors of: domestic, sexual & honour based violence and abuse; forced marriage; trafficking; stalking and harassment.

Our Vision – All women and children have the right to live their lives free from fear and harm.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join our exciting organisation.

You will need to demonstrate (amongst other skills):

  • The ability to deal with new and existing fundraisers by telephone and email regarding their activity and produce letters to acknowledge donations;
  • Experience of conducting research into potential funding sources from all sectors;
  • Good technological skills, including the ability to use electronic databases and software, write reports and being able to present information clearly;
  • Experience of managing and updating on-line platforms, including LocalGiving, Website, Twitter and Facebook pages;

Closing date for applications: Monday 5th February 2018; 9.00 am (by email)

Interviews: Monday 12th February 2018

For an application pack please email [email protected], or contact our application line on 0113 244 2578 stating (and spelling) your name and email address.  Application packs will be emailed to you and completed applications must be returned via email by 9.00am Monday 5th February 2018.

Unfortunately we do not accept CV’s.  No agencies please.

LWA incorporating HALT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required before taking up this position.

Leeds Women’s Aid

Training Officer (Female*)

14 Hours per week – (up to 1 Year Contract)

Salary NJC Scale 6/SO1 £23,398-25,951 pro rata

Leeds Women’s Aid incorporating HALT is the merged organisation of Leeds Women’s Aid and HALT and is now the largest women’s charitable organisation in Leeds. We provide a range of the very best services for vulnerable women and girls with multiple complex needs along with victims and survivors of: domestic, sexual & honour based violence and abuse; forced marriage; trafficking; stalking and harassment.

Our Vision – All women and children have the right to live their lives free from fear and harm.

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic woman* to join our exciting organisation.

You will need to demonstrate (amongst other skills):

  • An understanding of the impact of domestic violence on individuals and society
  • An understanding of the additional barriers faced by black and disabled women, women experiencing Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence and LGBT+ people experiencing domestic violence
  • Experience of designing and delivering new training courses
  • Ability to use a wide range of training and facilitation techniques to deliver training to an excellent standard for a wide range of audiences
  • Experience of planning and delivering training in a competitive market in order to deliver financial targets

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 30th January 2018; 9.00 am (by email)

Interviews: Thursday 15th February 2018

For an application pack please email [email protected] or contact our application line on 0113 244 2578, stating (and spelling) your name and email address.  Application packs will be emailed to you and completed applications must be returned via email by 9am on 30th January 2018.

Unfortunately we do not accept CV’s.  No agencies please.

* This post is open to women only (Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9 (Part 1) Occupational Requirement).

LWA incorporating HALT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required before taking up this position.

Rise

ASSISTANT CARETAKER/CLEANER

£19,430 pro rata (From 1 April 2018 – £19,642 pro rata)

30 hours

Quote ref ACC 01/18/01

Could you be our Assistant Caretaker Cleaner?  This role is an integral part of the Crisis Team, providing a general caretaker and cleaning service, ensuring the refuge premises and grounds are clean, safe and well-maintained.

She will carry out a routine daily and weekly schedule of tasks including: cleaning; health and safety checks; basic repair and maintenance checks of the premises and grounds as appropriate; and practical housekeeping duties such as ordering materials, household provisions and preparation of rooms.  She will also carry out other tasks in adherence with the job description, as directed by the Housing Warden Caretaker; the job will involve day to day responsibility for fault reporting, overseeing external contractors, light maintenance and repairs.

CLOSING DATE:      29 January 2018

INTERVIEW DATE: 15 February 2018

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.

To apply please download an application pack from our website.

The Liberty Centre

West Lancs Safe Teens Worker

The West Lancashire Safe Teens project is a partnership between The Liberty Centre, West Lancashire Borough Council, and the Clinical Commissioning Group.

The project aims to empower girls and young women to improve the quality of their lives by reducing the number of girls and young women experiencing violence and abuse.

The Safe Teens Worker will work across West Lancashire, educating, informing and challenging young women about healthy relationships, abuse, consent and social media issues, helping them to develop effective actions and interventions. Part of the project will be to create networks, resources and actions that challenge deep-rooted social norms, attitudes and behaviours that discriminate against and limit women and girls from reaching their potential.

You will need substantial experience of working with vulnerable girls and young women affected by domestic/sexual violence, in a community setting, achieving project outcomes in a multi-disciplinary team. You will need sound working knowledge of the practical, emotional, social and economic issues facing those affected by domestic/sexual violence. You will be a first class communicator and educator, skilled in social media, and be able to provide effective casework within an equalities framework.

The post is full-time until March 2020, and £23,000 per annum. You will be employed by the Liberty Centre, a member of Women’s Aid, based in West Lancashire.

Closing date: 19th January 2018 5.00pm

Interview date: 1st or 2nd February 2018

Application Pack available from [email protected]

Solace Women’s Aid

Information Analyst

Southwark, Lambeth and Lewisham

Job Reference No. SWA2642

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

Following a successful transformation fund bid to extend our work with perpetrators, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an information analyst for Solace’s new Perpetrator System Change Project across Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.

The Perpetrator System Change Project aims to increase the safety of domestic violence survivors by putting in place interventions and risk management plans around prolific perpetrators. Working within a multi-agency framework, the project focuses on how perpetrators are supported to change and/or held to account for their harmful behaviour, and how the risks they pose are managed. Perpetrators identified for the project receive a range of supportive interventions and/or disrupt and desist activities as appropriate depending on their level of risk and need, and their willingness to engage in support.

As the information analyst, you will be responsible for undertaking research and collating information to inform the delivery of the project. Working closely with the development and implementation manager you will be responsible for tracking the multi-agency response to perpetrators of VAWG, working with partner agencies to ensure information is shared appropriately and agreed actions completed.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending violence against women and girls and confident in their ability to build relationships and collate accurate data. The ideal candidate will have experience of storing and sharing sensitive information within a multi-agency framework and using this to inform reports. You will have a demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to ending violence against women and girls. Training and support for this role will be provided as necessary.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 4.2.

£26,000-£28,500 per annum pro rata dependent on experience

HOURS: 18.75 hours per week (across a minimum of three days)

CONTRACT: Fixed-term contract until end of March 2020

CLOSING DATE: 30th January 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 7th February 2018

Please have a look at our Information Analyst 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 30th January 2018. 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.

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, 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

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 Children and Teen Advocate to join our dynamic team in an organisation which is at the forefront of domestic violence support.

Children and Teen Advocate

30 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract to 30th September 2018 (with possible extension)

NJC Scale point 26 – £23,398pa pro rata

The post holder will provide support for children and teenagers who are living with or have experienced domestic violence and abuse in their own intimate relationships ensuring that they are able to access services in the community, which will support and promote their health, educational, social and emotional needs. The post holder will also deliver one to one and group support sessions for children and young people aged 5 to 17 years. For further information please refer to the job description which can be found on our website.

Closing date for applications is Friday 12th January 2018 at 5pm

Interviews will take place week commencing the 22nd January (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 £2.06p stamped self-addressed A4 envelope for postal application requests). Any questions or queries please email: [email protected] CV’s will not be accepted.

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.

The IDVA team provides a specialist service to victims who are at high-risk of serious harm or homicide from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children.

nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding CAADA/Safe Lives Leading Light accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard for General Help with Casework. The Newham service holds the AQS standard and is working towards Leading Light accreditation.

We are seeking to recruit to three IDVA posts:

The Newham service is currently funded until 31st May 2019.
The Hackney service is currently funded until 31st March 2021.
The Haringey service is currently funded until 30th June 2018, with a possible 2 year extension.

Please state your preferred location clearly on your application form.

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Ref: 3/2018 Newham
4/2018 Hackney
5/2018 Haringey
Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week
Salary: £24,000-£27,500 (inclusive of London weighting and dependant on relevant qualification)

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 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, 22 January 2018
Interview dates: 5 and 6 February 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 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:

Young Women’s Advocate

East London Rape Crisis

Location: Newham & Tower Hamlets
Job Ref: 2/2018
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 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, 22nd January 2018

Interview Date: 1 February 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.

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

 

nia

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 6 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 post:

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Location: Newham and East London Boroughs
Ref: 1/2018
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 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, 22 January 2018
Interview date: 2 February 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

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.

nia has been awarded funding by London borough of Hackney to deliver advocacy support to women affected by problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence. This work is funded for two years until March 2020.

Problematic Substance Use Advocate

Location: Hackney
Ref: 7/2018
Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days)
Salary: £24,000-£27,500 (£14,400 – £16,500 pro-rata)

The Advocate – Problematic Substance Use Worker is responsible for
• ensuring that women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence affected by problematic substance use are provided advocacy and support
• promoting inter-agency awareness and coordinated service delivery between violence against women and problematic substance use agencies
• support and enable women affected by violence against women and substance use to reduce risk

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

To apply visit our website 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, 26th January 2018

Interview date: 7th February 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.

Missing Link

FEMALE* CRISIS HOUSE NIGHT SUPPORT WORKER

Salary: Point 18, £18,070
Hours per week: 33.5
Location: Bristol

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience?

We are looking for a positive and dynamic Night Support Worker who will work in our crisis house for women experiencing a mental health crisis and who are unable to cope in the community. Crisis House provides 24 hour support to women and works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

The successful applicant will have:
• experience of support planning and crisis prevention
• experience of working in a support or care setting with people in mental health crisis
• experience of managing emergency situations effectively
• Be able to work shifts between 9.30pm – 7.30am on a four nights on and four nights off basis.

CLOSING DATE: 9:00 am, Tuesday 16th January 2018
INTERVIEW DATES: Monday 22nd January 2018

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

Missing 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.

Missing 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.

Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

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

Missing Link

FEMALE* LINK HOUSE RELIEF WORKERS

Salary: Day time hours will be £9.61 + holiday pay
Night time hours will be £8.91 + holiday pay

Hours per week: Work flexibly in accordance with the working arrangements

Location: Bristol

Would you like to work for the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience?

We are looking for positive and dynamic Relief Workers who will work in our crisis house for women experiencing a mental health crisis and who are unable to cope in the community. The crisis house works to a social care model of recovery. Successful candidates will be responsible for the support and safety of our service users.

This role involves working ad hoc day and night shifts as requested and agreed, at times with short notice.

The successful applicant will have:
• experience of support planning and crisis prevention
• experience of working in a support or care setting with people in mental health crisis
• experience of managing emergency situations effectively

CLOSING DATE: 9:00 am, Tuesday 16th January 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 22nd January 2018

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

Missing 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.

Missing 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.

Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities.

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

Advance

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Brent. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.

Female* IDVA/Caseworker (Multiple Roles)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,000 – 27,000  per annum based on experience and role (inc. inner London weighting)

Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Pension: Workplace Pension

Work Location:  Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent

At Advance, we are currently recruiting for multiple exciting roles within our domestic abuse team as we have recently gone live with a new service.   The various posts that are being recruited for include specialisms around young people, problematic substance misuse, work in a health setting and working closely with the police and the criminal justice system.

The IDVAs/Caseworkers will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from age 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with various partner agencies both in the statutory and voluntary sector.  The post holder may be based within the Tri-Borough or Brent under the guidance of the team managers and programme  manager and there will be an element of project work in relation to the specialism of the post.

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 female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with Children’s Social Services, substance misuse agencies, housing and mental health agencies, 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.

Advance 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 (all) and a police vetting (some) and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.

Closing date:  Monday 22nd January at 12pm                                

Interview date:  25th to 29th January 2018

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

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Advance

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.

Female* Outreach Advocate – Multiple Support

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £24,000 – 28,000 per annum inc. London Weighting (depending on experience)

Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Pension: Workplace Pension

Work Location:  Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham

This post is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new exciting project which aim to improve housing pathways for homeless women in the tri-borough who are experiencing multiple disadvantage and domestic abuse. To this end, Advance are working in partnership with Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV), Westminster council, and St Mungo’s to deliver innovative cross sector work that will meet the needs of this hard to reach cohort of women. The St Mungo’s strand of the project, the Green Room, is a short-term night shelter for rough sleeping women at risk of domestic violence, abuse and exploitation. At Advance, our strand of the project, the Outreach Advocacy- Multiple Support service, will use a longer term, Housing First approach to support multi disadvantaged women with complex needs and experiences of domestic abuse, with the aim of getting them housing ready and able to maintain a tenancy. The third strand of the project, based at Standing Together, has focused on making links with social landlords and other agencies, and the provision of development support for both projects.

The post holder will be located at the Advance Hammersmith office but will meet service users in the community and attend multiple meetings with them in varying locations. There is flexibility in the project so that as the project develops if it is beneficial for the worker to be co-located in another organisation then there is scopefor this. The post holder will also spend considerable time raising awareness of their service and domestic abuse as well as helping other services identify and respond to those experiencing domestic violence. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children. The post holder will have a good understanding of complex needs in particular mental health, substance misuse, looking after children’s needs, housing, benefits, the criminal justice system and homelessness. The post holder will also have experience of project development with proven track record of building and maintaining networks and working with partner agencies and other stakeholders to develop and deliver services. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with complex and multiple needs, 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. The post holder will be able to work under minimal supervision effectively and oversee the running of a specialist project. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with complex needs, 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 support the Programme Manager with the planning and implementation of the project.

Advance 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).

Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.

Closing date: 22nd January 2018 at 12pm                                                      

Interview date:  25th to 29th  January  2018     

To apply please 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

Registered Charity Number 1086873

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: * 2 x 1 year fixed term contract
* 1 x permanent contract

Hours: 37.5
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, Monday 15th January 2018
INTERVIEW DATE: Monday 22nd January 2018

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

 

Solace Women’s Aid

Duty Worker

Southwarkebay

Job Reference No. SWA2641

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 pro rata per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 pro rata 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: 25th January 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 2nd February 2018

Please have a look at our Duty 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 25th January 2018. 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.

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, 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

EAST SURREY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

(Registered Charity No. 1092643)

CHILDREN’S OUTREACH WORKER

£12,000 (FTE £21,000) for 20 hours per week

Want to join an innovative, highly motivated and professional team? You will be required to work with children and young people (5 – 16 years) who have experienced and/or witnessed domestic abuse and to provide therapeutic support services that will enable them to make sense of their experiences, come to terms with their situation, develop and grow in self-esteem and confidence. You will have experience of working directly with children, young people and their families through a range of difficult situations and supporting them accordingly including a relevant qualification.  A current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

For further information and/or an application pack telephone 01737 771350 or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: noon on Mon 22nd January 2018

Interview date: Wed 24th January 2018

*We offer the post subject to Section 7(2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only)

Women’s Aid

Change that Lasts Prevention Programme: Project Manager

This project is a partnership between Women’s Aid Federation England and Respect, the national lead for perpetrator interventions. Funded by the Police Transformation Fund, the partners will work with stakeholders in Lincolnshire and Sussex to pilot effective responses to perpetrators of domestic abuse to increase women’s safety and reduce the impact and cost of domestic abuse.

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. 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 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. 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.

Women’s Aid has developed a ‘Change that Lasts’ programme, which prioritises the needs of women and children and empowers the community to take an active role in the prevention and earlier intervention of domestic abuse. The programme consists of three main schemes; ‘Ask Me’, ‘Trusted Professional’ and ‘Expert Support’ and all aspects of the pilot will work together to facilitate the shortest route to safety, freedom and independence for each survivor and their children based on their individual situation, strengths and resources.

Women’s Aid is now working in partnership with Respect to expand the Change that Lasts approach, developing a parallel strand of work to respond to perpetrators of domestic abuse. The aim is to intervene at the earliest opportunity to create a culture of behaviour change and increasing accountability for abusive men.

With demonstrable experience of large scale and complex project management, this role will be pivotal ensure the successful planning, coordination, delivery of the  significant project –across several local authorities and within several sectors, ensuring that all project outcomes and outputs are achieved, within budget, through an effective planning and monitoring framework.

To find out more about the project please read our Strategic Briefing.

Location: London, Bristol or Remote/Home Based

Salary: £35,249 – £38,742 (based on NJC pay scale points 41-44).

Contract: 37 hours, permanent contract

Closing date: 9am 22nd of January 2018

Interviews: 1st interview 6th February either London or Bristol

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.

Solace Women’s Aid

Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP) Co-ordinator

Job Reference No. SWA2640

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.

Following a successful transformation fund bid to extend our work with perpetrators, an exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Domestic Violence Prevention Programme (DVPP) Co-Ordinator in our Southwark service. Southwark DVPP aims to increase the safety of domestic violence survivors and their children by working with perpetrators to change their behaviour. As co-ordinator you’ll be responsible for running a 26 week rolling group programme as well as undertaking 1-2-1 work and disrupt and desist activity where appropriate. The programme has been running successfully for almost three years, is fully embedded in Southwark, and is currently working towards RESPECT accreditation. You will be ensuring the next phase in the programmes development is achieved.

In addition to the above the successful candidate will also be undertaking suitability assessments with new referrals; identifying appropriate interventions and working closely with key partner agencies and professionals. An essential element to this will be maintaining a close working partnership with the programme‘s linked survivor support service, Southwark SASS, to ensure robust risk & case management plans are in place.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending violence against women and girls and confident in their ability to deliver community based projects. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience facilitating groups and completing assessments as well as a thorough understanding of risk management. You will have a demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to ending violence against women and girls. Training and support for this role will be provided as necessary.

As this role is not protected under current equalities act legislation both women and men are free to apply.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 6.1.

£30,500 – £32,000 per annum pro rata dependent on experience

HOURS: 30 or 37.5 hours per week (4 or 5 days)

CONTRACT: Fixed-term contract until end of March 2020

CLOSING DATE: 23rd January 2018 (9am)

INTERVIEW DATE: 31st January 2018

Please have a look at our Domestic Violence Prevention Perpetrator Co-ordinator 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 23rd January 2018. 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.

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.

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

No agencies

Solace Women’s Aid

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Job Reference No. SWA2639

Enfield and Waltham Forest

IDVA: four posts: two permanent posts in Enfield & Waltham Forest and two fixed term post in Enfield & Waltham Forest.

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.

These vacancies have arisen in busy and exciting offices that provides specialist independent domestic and sexual violence services. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. A key aspect of the role will be to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems.

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

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

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

Applicants are required to have CAADA’s IDVA or DAPA qualification, or be willing to go on the training to acquire it. 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.

Please clearly state on the application form whether you would like to apply for the permanent posts (Waltham Forest or Enfield) or the fixed term post (Waltham Forest).

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 4.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £26,000 – £28,500 per annum.

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £24,500 – £25,500 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Dependent on location and post – please see Job Description and Person Specification for more information

CLOSING DATE: 26th January 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 5th February 2018

Please have a look at our:

Enfield IDVA Job Description and Person Specification (Permanent)

Enfield IDVA Job Description and Person Specification (Fixed Term)

Waltham Forest IDVA Job Description and Person Specification (Permanent)

Waltham Forest IDVA Job Description and Person Specification (Fixed Term)

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 26th January 2018. 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.

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, 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

HR Manager – Corporate Services

Job Reference No. SWA2636

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: 22nd January 2018 (12pm)

INTERVIEW DATE: 5th February 2018

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 22nd January 2018. 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

Broxtowe Women’s Project

Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

PT- 30 hour post £24,500 pro rata

Location Broxtowe Borough, Nottinghamshire

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Established in 2001, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is a support and advice service for women and children affected by domestic abuse, delivering its services in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker to join our team.

The role is an ideal opportunity for people wishing to provide a high quality personal welfare support service to survivors of domestic abuse including those at the point of crisis. You will conduct key work sessions on a regular basis and support survivors in assessing and managing risk to themselves and their children’s safety. You will assist survivors in ensuring they are aware of their legal rights to protection and have access to the appropriate benefits such as housing.

Methodical and well-organised, you will have significant proven experience of providing direct emotional, practical and welfare support, ideally within a relevant field such as a refuge, women’s advice centre or residential setting. You will be experienced in assisting people to apply for welfare benefits and in identifying and responding to the risks to and needs of survivors of domestic violence. With an up-to-date knowledge of relevant civil and criminal legislation, you will have a demonstrable ability to use Microsoft Office and the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with survivors and their children fleeing domestic violence.

For an application pack, details on our website.

For more information regarding the position contact the Business and Fundraising Manager on 01773 718555 or e-mail enquiries.broxtowewp.org

Closing Date:          Friday 12th January 2018 (midday)

Interview Date:        Thursday 18th January (Venue TBC)

  • It is BWP’s policy that applicants should have objective distance in their work and not have been service users of BWP or other domestic abuse services within the 12 months prior to the application.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • It is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for all applicants to be female (Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies).

We do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Registered Charity Number: 1125946; Registered Company Number: 6676509

Housing for Women

Support Worker

Housing for Women are now Recruiting for experienced Support Workers at all levels.

Housing for Women believes that everyone has a right to affordable housing regardless of their circumstances. We have been providing homes and services to women and their families across London for nearly a century and through our work we enable women to develop their skills and build upon their confidence in order to live independently in the community. Through on-going reviews, surveys and evaluations we are able to adapt our services to the evolving and emerging needs of our customers.

We are currently recruiting for passionate Support Workers to join the team and help us to continue to deliver vital work to vulnerable women and their families.

There are a number of projects that Housing for Women provides across London;

  • ReUnite and RePlace, provide support to re-unite women released from prison with their children and for women who have been trafficked into the UK, are two of these projects currently in operation.
  • We provide support for women and children escaping abuse in Ealing, Merton and Greenwich.
  • Housing for Women also provides specialist support services to women with substance abuse issues and or mental health issues.

Our aim is to create a safe and empowering environment for women to develop coping strategies, life skills and resilience to live independently.

If you are a passionate Support Worker we welcome you to look at our website and read more about the areas we work in. If you share our values and can offer experience providing support services to vulnerable woman and children specifically supporting woman with substance abuse on release from prison and or woman who have been trafficked we would love to hear from you.

Please send your expression of interest/CV through to Dina Khatib email: [email protected]  who will call you to discuss your application further.

 

Closing Date for Applications: On-going

Interviews: TBC

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