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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.

Wycombe – IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) / Outreach Worker

Coventry – ‘A Home of Her Own’ DA Practitioner

Coventry – IRIS Advocate Educator

Bodmin – Chief Executive

Southend – Children, Young People’s and Families’ Caseworker

Lancashire – Senior Domestic Abuse Crisis Worker (Children and Young People)

Lancashire – Outreach Worker (Ribble Valley)

London – Community Prevention Worker / Young Women’s Services Coordinator / Specialist Counsellors (Female Applicants Only) / Navigators (Sexual Violence Services) x 3 (Female Applicants Only) / Administration & Bookings Officer (Female Applicants Only)

Sussex – Administrator

Cardiff – Services Development Officer

London – Floating Specialist Support Worker

Nottingham – RISE Support Worker

London – Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

Westcliff – Domestic Abuse Practitioner

London – Advice Caseworker/ Advice & Helplines Volunteers

London – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Hackney

London – IRIS Advocate Educator

London – Pan London Advice Caseworker (Sexual Exploitation and Problematic Substance Use)

London – Van Driver (Exiting Prostitution Advocacy)

London – Women’s Centre Coordinator

London – ReConnect Support Worker

London – Team Leader Supported Housing

Birmingham – Trustee Vacancy x3 

Stockport – IDVA

London – Children and Young Persons Worker and Duty Worker

London – Business Development Manager / Training Lead – Modern Slavery and Homelessness / Support Worker – Modern Slavery Response / IDSVA

Birmingham – MARAC IDVA / Home Options Worker x2 / Hospital IDVA x2 / Operations Manager

Bath – Women’s Rough Sleeping Caseworker

London – Helpline Advisor (Men’s Advice Line)

London – Criminal Justice and Social Care IDVAs

North Surrey – IDVA/ Outreach Advocate 

London – Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Coordinator

London – VAWG Data Analyst and CCR Impact Educator

London – Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) Manager

Brighton – Consultancy Opportunities

South Glos – Female* Safe House Support Worker (part time)

Kendal/ Cumbria – Community Hub Service Manager

London – FEMALE* Regional Centre Coordinator

Medway – Support2Court Project Assistant

North Surrey – Children’s Support Worker

Derbyshire – Domestic Abuse Accommodation Manager

Swindon – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Derbyshire – Accommodation Support Worker

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Wycombe Women’s Aid

Registered Charity No. 299946    Registered Company No. 2245478

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

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) / Outreach Worker

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: NJC SCP 15 – 22 (£22,911 – £26,317)

Pension: 5% contribution to pension by Wycombe Women’s Aid

Leave: 25 days annual leave per annum, rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic IDVA/Outreach team which offers practical and emotional support to women living in the Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.  The post holder will support high and medium risk women on a short term basis, working closely with the Police and other agencies and advocating on the woman’s behalf, before referring on to other agencies for ongoing support.  The post holder will also provide ongoing one to one support to standard risk women and deliver group work.  The post holder will spend regular time at the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit in Aylesbury and will undergo the Police vetting procedure and training in Police systems.

The applicant will ideally hold the WAFE DAPA qualification, however full training will be provided for suitable, unqualified applicants.  Applicants will have experience of working with families, skills and experience of support work and group work and have a clear understanding of the issues of violence against women and children.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a trauma informed, feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic communities as these are currently under-represented within our staff team.

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

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 5.00pm

Interviews to be held on: Monday 9th December 2019

For further information and/or an application pack please ring 01494 461367 or email [email protected] to receive the pack electronically.

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

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

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

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid

 As a result of a successful funding award with Kairos WWT, we are looking to recruit the following post:

‘A Home of Her Own’ DA Practitioner

This role will be part of an exciting new project ‘A Home of Her Own’, working in partnership with Kairos WWT to progress women-centred and trauma-informed housing solutions for women with multiple and complex needs.

NJC Pt 23 – £22,462 FTE per annum

28 hours per week

25 days leave + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

For more information about the role please see the Job Description Form in this pack. To apply for the position please complete the application pack. Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

To obtain an application pack, please download the whole pack below or request via email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 16th December 2019

Interviews will take place for shortlisted candidates week commencing 6th January 2020, with a view to the successful candidate starting employment in February 2020

HHO Prac Advert

HHO Job Description

Equality Questionnaire

HHO Pract Application Form

We would particularly welcome applications from women who have additional language skills. This post is applicable to women only. The role is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (schedule 9: Equality Act 2010). Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before commencing employment.

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid

IRIS Advocate Educator

who will have responsibility for providing training to General Practices, ongoing support for health professionals and advocacy for patients.

NJC Pt 28 – £25,463 per annum

37 hours per week

25 days leave + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

For more information about the role please see the Job Description Form in this pack. To apply for the position please complete the application pack. Please note, CVs will not be accepted.

To obtain an application pack, please download the whole pack below or request via email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 2pm on 29th November 2019

Shortlisting and invitation to interview, by 3rd December 2019

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 9th December 2019, with a view to the successful candidate starting employment in January 2020

IRIS AE Advert

IRIS AE Job Description

Equality Questionnaire

IRIS AE Application Form

We would particularly welcome applications from women who have additional language skills. This post is applicable to women only. The role is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (schedule 9: Equality Act 2010). Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before commencing employment.

The Women’s Centre Cornwall

Chief Executive

£41,486 – £45,000   plus 5% pension           

37 hours per week

Based in Bodmin, Cornwall

The Women’s Centre Cornwall has grown from its early roots as a Rape Crisis Centre into an innovative, award winning organisation which provides a wide range of services for women and girls in our communities. With issues of Violence Against Women and Girls at the heart of all our work we are one the largest and busiest Women’s Centres in the South West.

The Chief Executive 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 women and girls and in particular to survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

You will lead an exceptional team of women focused on getting the best possible outcomes for the women and girls we work with.

You will be responsible for leading on the vision of the organisation based on consultation within the organisation and with a wide range of partners and women and girls in our local community.

You will be a confident communicator, relationship builder and partnership broker with funders, commissioners and fellow providers ensuring the sustainability of TWCC.

To apply:

For an application pack or more information please email Melanie Das, HR Manager at: [email protected]

If you would like to speak to someone about this role, please call Maggie Parks; TWCC outgoing Chief Executive on 01208 76466

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 2nd December 2019

Interviews will be held in Bodmin in a fully accessible venue on Monday 9th December 2019

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

TWCC 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-represented at TWCC.

TWCC are a Disability Confident employer

Charity Registered in England No. 1099348 Company No 4316197

Safe Steps

Children, Young People’s and Families’ Caseworker – Full Time (Term time only – 39 weeks per year)

Westcliff based Safe Steps is looking for an experienced domestic abuse practitioner to work as part of our Fledgling’s Children, Young People and Families’ team during the school term.

Working with Children and Families facing multiple forms of disadvantage, the ideal candidate will need to be highly motivated and committed to making a difference to the lives of children affected by domestic abuse, and to ensure positive outcomes for them and their families through therapeutic programmes and ongoing support and advocacy.

Relevant experience of working with children and parents is essential, as well as knowledge of and working with, other local agencies and services.  Monitoring and evaluation of service delivery is key in line with the funding requirements for the post.

Salary: NICVA 2018 Scale 5-6  (pro rata)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (term time only)

Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum pro rata

Closing date: Midday – Friday 29th November 2019For further information and an application pack, please contact [email protected]

Harv

Established in 1998, HARV provides a range of quality services to women and children within Hyndburn and Ribble Valley who are experiencing abuse, exploitation and/or violence.

We are inviting applications for the positions of Ribble Valley outreach support worker and senior domestic abuse crisis worker (children and young people). Join a team of Ending Violence against Women and Girls specialists.

Senior Domestic Abuse Crisis Worker (Children and Young People)

Salary: £23,985

Hours: 36.5 hours a week (FT)

Location: Accrington / Clitheroe

Pension: 8% pension contribution

Funder: BBC Children in Need

For an application pack please follow the link  http://www.harvoutreach.org.uk/?page_id=249

or make a request via email to [email protected]

Closing Date: 9pm on the 10th of December 2019

Short Listing: 11th of December 2019

Interview Date: 17th of December 2019

Harv

Established in 1998, HARV provides a range of quality services to women and children within Hyndburn and Ribble Valley who are experiencing abuse, exploitation and/or violence.

We are inviting applications for the positions of Ribble Valley outreach support worker and senior domestic abuse crisis worker (children and young people). Join a team of Ending Violence against Women and Girls specialists.

Outreach Worker (Ribble Valley)

Salary: £22,500

Hours: 36.5 hours a week (FT)

Location: Accrington / Clitheroe

Pension: 8% pension contribution

Funder: Ministry of Housing, communities and Local Government  

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For an application pack please follow the link http://www.harvoutreach.org.uk/?page_id=249

or make a request via email to [email protected]

Closing Date: 9pm on the 10th of December 2019

Short Listing: 13th of December 2019

Interview Date: 19th of December 2019

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

WGN is a pan-London charity, which has been supporting women and girls affected by all forms of gender-based violence for over 30 years. WGN promotes total and sustainable recovery, supporting women and girls who have survived so they can thrive.

Community Prevention Worker (Female Applicants Only) | Starting salary £28,000 per annum, 35 hours per week (full-time) | This post will be based in Shepherds Bush (and includes travel across London)

This new and exciting role will be responsible for engaging and driving whole community engagement through delivering training, seminars and VAWG Awareness and Resilience Programs. A key aspect of this role will be to establish a thriving London-wide ‘Experts by Experience’ advisory panel.

This role is funded by the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime.

Young Women’s Services Coordinator (Female Applicants Only) | Starting salary of £32,000 per annum, pro-rata | 28 hours per week (part-time) | This post will be based in Shepherds Bush (and involves travel across London)

We are looking for an experienced and innovative practitioner to lead the delivery and development of an exciting new pan London project for young women. An individual with strong co-ordinating and leadership skills is required to ensure that there is cohesive and consistent practice and delivery across a unique partnership project bringing together 12 leading VAWG organisations in London.

This role is funded by the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime.

Specialist Counsellors (Female Applicants Only) | Starting salary of £28,000 per annum, pro rata | Part-time (minimum of 14 hours per week) | These posts are based in various London locations

We seek Specialist Counsellors who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment. Applicants must be BACP or UKCP accredited (or eligible) and have experience of providing a range of counselling interventions for women who have experienced gender-based violence. The successful candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the following: gender responsive approach, trauma focused, holistic therapeutic responses and multicultural competencies. Facilitating recovery and responding to a diverse client group with multiple cultural identities.

Navigators (Sexual Violence Services) x 3 (Female Applicants Only) | Starting salary £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time) | Posts are based in West London (and include travel across London)

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced practitioner to work in an innovative new service which improves responses, access and support for survivors of sexual violence in London. Navigators work from a person-centred, trauma-informed and survivor-led, integrated approach ensuring individualised care pathways that are rooted in WGN’s intersectional, feminist model of empowerment and best practice. The successful candidates will have specialist knowledge in sexual violence as well as frontline experience supporting survivors and have exceptional communication skills, strong IT skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, telephone-focused role.

Administration & Bookings Officer (Female Applicants Only) | £22,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time) | This post is based across Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham (and involves travel across London)

Administration & Bookings Officers have day-to-day responsibility for delivering all operational bookings and administration for WGN’s clinical services. They contribute towards the delivery of high quality therapeutic work through the provision of an empathetic, efficient and comprehensive booking service. Administration & Bookings Officers act as a key point of contact for WGN and ensure our centres are calm, supportive and welcoming environments for all users and are responsible for contributing to continuous formal monitoring and reporting processes for services.

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement, access to accredited training and development opportunities & an Employee Assistance Programme.

Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/jobs to download the relevant application pack(s).

Application deadline: 10am on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

Honorary Counsellors (Female Applicants Only) | Volunteering Opportunities | Various London locations

WGN seeks additional practitioners to join our outstanding therapeutic services across London, who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment. As well as the unique opportunity to make a difference to survivor’s lives, Honorary Counsellors gain valuable experience within London’s violence against women and girls sector and join a team of committed and passionate women supporting survivors and working hard to end gender-based violence. WGN provides regular one to one and group supervision, access to accredited training courses and a continuous professional development programme.

Please visit: www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/volunteering to download a selection pack.

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 13th January 2020

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. The above posts are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

Rise

Administrator

ACCESS & OUTREACH SERVICES

£20,543

37 hours per week

Quote ref AAO 11/19/12

RISE is a Sussex based domestic abuse charity.  We are looking to recruit an Administrator, who will provide support to the Access and Outreach team. They will ensure that good administrative systems are established and maintained. Duties will include; data base administration, report and data collation, casework administrative support and general administrative duties.

Contact with RISE clients is required from time to time.

CLOSING DATE:                  4 December 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:              20 December 2019

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.

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

Welsh Women’s Aid

Welsh Women’s Aid is the national umbrella organisation in Wales for third sector specialist services working to end domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.

Due to new funding and career progression we are looking for a woman to join us in the following roles:

Services Development Officer

£26,999 – £28,785 per annum

37.5 hours per week  |  Permanent Contract |  Cardiff

Are you passionate about supporting and working with local violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence services across Wales to be, informed, innovative, strong and effective?  Do you have experience of establishing strong relationships and networks and a good understanding of the gendered nature of violence against women?

This role will lead on WWA’s work to coordinate support for our members including organising regular regional meetings and working with them to build capacity, evidence their impact and to deliver high quality support.

Closing date: 12 noon Wednesday 4th of December 2019

This post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities and particularly welcome applications from Black and minority communities and other under-represented groups.

Please feel free to call and speak to someone about the role if you have any questions.

Interview date: Wednesday 11th of December 2019 (Cardiff)

To download an application pack and apply for any of these posts please visit www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/workwithus, email [email protected] or phone 02920 541551.

Registered charity number: 1140962

 Solace Women’s Aid

Floating Specialist Support Worker

Location: Lambeth/ Newham/Greenwich

Salary: £24.5 – 27.5K per annum.

Hours: 37.5

Contract: FTC until March 2021

Vacancy Reference: SWA2858

Closing Date: 29/11/2019

Interview Date: 6/12/2019

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is 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.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

The Amari Project provides 2nd Stage Supported Accommodation to women who have been sexually exploited, trafficked or who have exited Prostitution.

About the Role

Floating Support Worker will provide casework to support the Amari residents in either Lambeth, Newham or Greenwich.

You will ensure that the properties are maintained to a good standard and regularly co-ordinate health and safety checks and maintenance of the properties

You will offer key work support to residents on a minimum fortnightly basis.

About You

No qualifications are necessary but you must have at least 2 years minimum experience of working with a vulnerable client group, and have experience of housing management.

You should be able to prioritise casework support,   manage your time effectively and be flexible in your approach in meeting the demands of the service

In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

To apply: Please send your CV, Supporting statement and Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you the details.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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

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

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

Unfortunately we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies.

Juno Women’s Aid

RISE Support Worker

Hours per week: 27 hours per week until March 2021
Location: Nottingham City
Salary: NJC Scale point 26 – £23,866 pro rata
Contract: Funded to March 2021
Closing date: Friday 22nd November at 12 noon
Interviews: Tuesday 3rd December 2019 (stc)

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

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

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

The role:
– Providing a high quality support to women experiencing DVA with a focus on methods that are flexible, creative and innovative.
– Ensuring close liaison with agencies and services (both internal and external) to ensure holistic and joined up service delivery.
– Provide direct casework support, advice, information and advocacy to women experiencing DVA through telephone, email, contact, and/or meetings at the relevant venues.
– Work with women experiencing DVA to increase their personal safety (and that of any children) and inform them of their rights and options in terms of housing, legal and welfare rights.
– Supporting women to make long-term positive and sustainable changes in their lives and recover from the harm of domestic violence.
– In addition the post holder will support women who are complex needs
Juno Women’s Aid Women’s Aid is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applicants from BME, lesbian or bisexual backgrounds.

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

Download our application pack here or email [email protected]

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

nia

Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

About The Emma Project – a pioneering service for women who are escaping domestic and sexual violence and who use substances problematically; more than a third of the women who have lived in the refuge have also been exploited through prostitution. The women who enter the project have frequently been excluded from and/or refused access to other types of refuge provision. The outreach and support worker operates as part of the Emma project staffing.

About Daria House – a refuge for women who have been sexually exploited, with a particular focus on supporting women who been exploited through involvement in prostitution. We offer non-judgemental support, information and advocacy. We help women to access housing and welfare benefits, legal advice, healthcare, drug and alcohol services and other specialist services for women in prostitution

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: £33,000 – £35,000 (depending on experience and qualification)

The post is currently funded until 31st March 2021 with a possibility of further funding.

The Service Manager will be responsible to ensure effective service delivery within this service area, supporting the Director of Operations to manage the staff and projects the service provides in order to provide high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic abuse.

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

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

Closing Date: 10am, Monday 30th December 19

Interview date: 7th January 2020

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).

Safe Steps

Domestic Abuse Practitioner – Full Time

Westcliff based Safe Steps is looking to recruit additional staff to its Crisis Centre providing services for women who are affected by domestic abuse.

The ideal candidate will need to be an experienced domestic violence practitioner, or have relevant transferable professional experience, highly motivated and committed to making a difference to the safety and promotion of healthy relationships for women.

Relevant experience of working with women in crisis is essential as is a knowledge of the domestic / sexual abuse sector. In addition, the ability to engage with women through advocacy and ongoing support is key. Safe Steps is committed to training and development and is prepared to fund relevant training and accreditation going forward.

Due to the nature of the role, this vacancy is open to women only.

Occupational requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience – NICVA Scale 5

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum

Closing date: 6th December 2019 – 12 noon

For further information and an application pack, please contact [email protected]

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

WGN is a pan-London charity, which has been supporting women and girls affected by all forms of gender-based violence for over 30 years. WGN promotes total and sustainable recovery, supporting women and girls who have survived so they can thrive.

Advice Caseworker (Female Applicants Only) | £28,000-£31,000 per annum, 35 hours per week (full-time) | This post is based in Ealing (and includes travel across London)

We are looking for a highly skilled professional who is experienced in delivering survivor-led, strength-based and trauma-informed advice, advocacy and casework support services for survivors of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG); and who will thrive working as part of a team in a multi-cultural feminist environment.

This is a fast-paced role, delivered through an intersectional, anti-oppressive feminist framework, offering a unique opportunity for a self-motivated and driven practitioner to be part of a service which aims to improve responses, access and support for survivors of VAWG in London. If you have the right skills and experience we would love to hear from you.

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement, access to accredited training and development opportunities & an Employee Assistance Programme.

Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/jobs to download an application pack.

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 2nd December 2019.

Advice & Helplines Volunteers (Female Applicants Only)

We are seeking Advice & Helplines Volunteers (AHV) who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment. In this unique role, you will be supporting the Advice and Helpline Services to provide advice, information and support to women and girls affected by gender-based violence. You will make a difference to survivor’s lives and gain practical experience in advice & support work within London’s VAWG sector.

We provide a comprehensive induction programme, ongoing support and access to specialist accredited training courses.

We are particularly seeking women who have availability to volunteer for daytime shifts, Monday- Friday.

Please visit: www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/volunteering to download a selection pack.

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 27th January 2020

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

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’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding SafeLives Leading Lights accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard. 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.

We are recruiting for the following post on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.

Job Title:                  Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Hackney

Hours:                       Full time: 35 hours per week

Salary:                       £25,000 – £28,000 (inclusive of London weighting)

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

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

Closing Date: 10am, 09th December 2019     

Interview date: 16th December 2019          

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.

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

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

The post will be subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check, 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.

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.

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. IRIS is a collaboration between LB Hackney (public health) and nia.  The IRIS Advocate will work alongside the Senior IRIS Advocate Educator to roll out the service across the City and Hackney borough and support women referred to the service.

nia has been awarded funding by the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS.

We are recruiting for the following post on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.

Job Title: IRIS Advocate Educator

Hours: P/T – 7 hrs p/w

Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 (£5,000 – £5,600 pro rata)

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

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

Closing Date: 10am, 09 December 2019

Interview Date: 16 December 2019

The post will be subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check, 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.

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.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Pan London Advice Caseworker (Sexual Exploitation and Problematic Substance Use)

Hours: 35 (including evening and night-time)

Salary: £25-000- £28,500 (dependent on qualification & experience)

This is a specialist post that will form part of the wider, Ascent Advice and Counselling partnership, which is a pan London Violence against Women and Girls advice service. The Caseworker will provide advocacy, support and advice to women who have experienced sexual and domestic violence with a particular focus on: women who have been sexually exploited; including those who have been trafficked or through their involvement in prostitution or women who have experienced sexual/domestic violence and who use substances problematically.

The post holder will provide a pro-active woman-led service that includes: the provision of advice, carrying out risk and needs assessment & working as part of the Ascent advice service and in collaboration with a range of agencies.  This is a pan London project and will involve travel across London. It will also involve night time outreach.

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

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

Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

Closing Date: 10am, 22 November 2019

Interview Date: 28 November 2019

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: Van Driver (Exiting Prostitution Advocacy)

Hours: 8 -16 (most shifts will take place between 10pm and 2am)

Salary: £13.73-£15.65 per hr (dependent on qualification/experience)   

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

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

Closing Date: 10am, 22nd November 2019                           

Interview date: 28th November 2019          

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

Advance

Women’s Centre Coordinator

Advance is an award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women and girls who are survivors of domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.  Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaboration, innovation and accountability. As a result of significant growth over the past two years to £4m income and 100 staff, Advance is now able to provide vital specialist women’s services across London and in partnership on national projects.

FEMALE* Regional Centre Coordinator

Salary: Circa £22,000

Work Location: North London

Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and discretionary  1 day for international women’s day, workplace pension.

Contract: Permanent,  35 hours per week according to contract terms

The Minerva WrapAround service provides enhanced support to women and girls who have committed crime and are at risk of re-offending, with complex multiple needs.  The service is designed to be a “whole system” response to women in the Criminal Justice System and these additional services are offered across 15 London boroughs in North, East and West.  Minerva WA offers an enhanced service to a total of 700 women across these boroughs, each of whom have been assessed as having complex needs and therefore require additional support in the form of additional key-work sessions, innovative interventions or diversionary and group-work sessions and access to a women-only Centre in their region. The Regional & Centre Co-ordinator will be based in the Women’s Regional Centre.

Regional & Centre Co-ordinator – WA service will:

  • Be the first point of contact for clients, coming to the Centre; to offer a warm welcome and trauma informed approach to the women attending the centre
  • Be responsible for answering the main Minerva telephone number, checking and responding to voicemails, and passing information to the relevant staff member;
  • Be responsible for checking the general Minerva email accounts and dealing with messages as appropriate;
  • Ensure the client waiting area is kept tidy with up to date information/leaflets and supplies of refreshments;
  • Assist in researching additional resources and events for service users; Both within the Centre and across the West/NE region
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date information on local resources and agencies for staff;
  • Assist keyworkers with diversionary activities and groups as required
  • Assist the Regional Manager by entering referral information on the database and allocating new clients –escalating any high risk cases to the RM to review;
  • Assist the Regional Manager with the collation of data and information as required;
  • Assist the Regional Manager and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in maintaining and collating information for weekly and monthly funder reports.

This post is open to *female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

Closing date: 20th November 2019                                             Interview Date: 13th & 14th November 2019

To apply: Please send your CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for the role to  [email protected] .

Housing for Women

ReConnect Support Worker

Housing for Women is looking for a Support Worker for our Big Lottery Funded ReConnect project. Your mission will be to create a safe and empowering environment for women to develop coping strategies, life skills and resilience to live independently. For this, you will ensure the effective operation of the project and be responsible, in conjunction with other worker, for the day to day running of the hostel.

The ReConnect project aims to support to women with substance misuse issues and or mental health issues on release from prison. We help provide women with a period of stability and routine so that they can re-orientate their lives, establish wider support networks and prevent reoffending. This project combines safe secure 4 bed accommodation and person-centred support in order to bring about positive changes in their lives.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with an empowering approach at all times; promoting service user involvement and co-production in all aspects of service development and delivery.
  • Effective day to day management and smooth operation of the project.
  • Complete star needs assessments.
  • Draft, implement and review a person centred action plan to meet the individual needs of the women.
  • Carry out risk assessments in conjunction with the women to implement person centred risk management plans.
  • Carry out initial assessments of new referrals.
  • Provide effective advice and advocacy services to ensure that women receive their statutory rights in respect of housing and welfare benefits etc.
  • Ensure effective partnership working with other relevant agencies.
  • Develop and run group sessions/activities which meet the needs of the women and aims of the project.

To be successful in this job you will require:

  • Experience providing support services to offenders/ex-offenders and/or individuals with substance use issues.
  • Experience undertaking individual assessments including risk assessments and developing and delivering person centred action plans.     
  • Experience of partnership working.
  • Experience delivering support services under contract and providing the relevant monitoring data and meeting the sector quality standards framework.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and local and national policy in respects of criminal justice system and substance misuse/ mental health.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System, substance misuse and the impact this has on support needs.

Housing for Women is an independent organisation and we support women in London to challenge the inequalities they face. As a charity and a registered housing association, we are proud to have housed London’s women for 80 years; providing secure, affordable housing and related services to help them make the most of the opportunities they have.

Closing 24/11/2019

Housing for Women

Team Leader Supported Housing

We are looking for a Team Leader to manage, develop and motivate our special projects team. Reporting into the Special Projects Manager you will be responsible for the operational development and management of our ReUnite project.

ReUnite is a unique Pan London service designed to support women leaving custody to reunite and engage with their children. The aim is to build stability in a period of transition by providing supported accommodation, with dedicated key workers to give women the opportunity to receive holistic support, with a focus upon the individual.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To be responsible for the effective day to day management and smooth operation of the project.
  • To provide regular structured line management and support for staff.
  • To develop and co-ordinate a range of support interventions for the service users (e.g. group workshops, 1-1 casework, therapeutic work, parenting skills, activities around women and children’s trauma) to help them achieve their individual support plans.
  • To be responsible for establishing and maintaining contact with key personnel in statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To oversee the day-to-day operational management of the ReUnite Project in line with KPI’s and outcomes as agreed by funders.

To be successful in the role you will require

  • Experience of working with vulnerable women with complex needs from diverse backgrounds, that have been affected by the criminal justice system.
  • Experience of managing and supervising staff, volunteers and social work students.
  • Experience of producing reports and evaluations for funders or key stakeholders.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with external agencies.

Housing for Women is an independent organisation and we support women in London to challenge the inequalities they face. As a charity and a registered housing association, we are proud to have housed London’s women for 80 years; providing secure, affordable housing and related services to help them make the most of the opportunities they have.

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

Closing 24/11/2019

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

Trustee Vacancy (x3)

We are seeking potential Trustees to join our active and engaged Board.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the strategic direction of a successful charity.  Women’s Aid makes a leading contribution to shaping the response to violence against women across Birmingham and Solihull, and in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of women and children affected by gender-based abuse including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. We believe that women and children have the right to live free from violence, abuse and fear.  We offer a range of services from accommodation to support in the community.

We are seeking to receive applications from those with experience and / or skills in Social Housing and Registered Provider sector, Homelessness, Asset Management and Health and Safety.

The duties of a Trustee are:

  • To ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document (i.e. memorandum and articles of association), charity law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees in giving strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals and setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation
  • To protect and manage the property of the charity and to ensure the proper investment of the charity’s funds
  • In addition to the above statutory duties, each Trustee should use any specific skills, knowledge or experience they have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions.  In practice this can involve scrutinising board papers, leading discussions, and providing advice and guidance on new initiatives or on other issues in which the Trustee has special expertise.

Trustee Person Specification

  • A commitment to the organisation and its values
  • A willingness to devote necessary time and effort required for the role
  • An understanding of strategy and the importance of a strategic vision
  • The ability to exercise independent judgement
  • An ability to think creatively
  • A willingness to speak their mind
  • An appreciation of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship
  • An ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership

The Board of Trustees are individually and collectively responsible for the overall governance of the charity, including its financial health.

Board meetings are held in the evening four times a year at the head office in Birmingham. Some Trustees also sit on Audit and Finance Committee. The appointment is for an initial term of three years with an option of further re-appointment.

Applications are particularly welcome from women across the diverse community of Birmingham and Solihull; we encourage applications from women from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups, and younger women (generation X, millennials and post millennials all very welcome!), to enhance and strengthen the diversity of our Board. This post is applicable to women only: Section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.

For further details of the role and how to apply, or to arrange an informal conversation please contact [email protected] To learn more about Women’s Aid visit our About Us page.

Closing date: 02/12/2019

Stockport Without Abuse

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Fixed term contract until 1st November 2020 with the possibility of extension subjected to funding

Part-time 28 hours per week

Salary pro-rata of £23,698 per annum

Stockport Without Abuse is a highly regarded, specialist charity educating, supporting and empowering individuals & families affected by domestic abuse.

We are seeking an experienced, committed and creative Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to join our amazing team.

If you believe that you have the qualities and skills to meet this challenging and exciting opportunity, we would like to hear from you.

Main purpose of the post: 

To provide high quality frontline support, to victims of domestic abuse (DVA), delivering a proactive service to those at high risk to meet their identified needs .The post holder will work collaboratively within a multiagency framework consisting of, amongst others, the MARAC partners, Stockport Community Safety Partnership, Children and Adult Safeguarding services and local partners and community projects to establish a multi-agency response to domestic abuse. The post holder will support victims through utilising Criminal Justice System prior to, during and after court hearings; ensuring they are supported and informed of legal options and implications.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact us on 0161 477 4294

The job description, person specification and application forms are available to download on our website www.stockportwithoutabuse.org.uk

Please send your completed application and covering letter to: [email protected]

Applications ONLY – no CV is accepted for this role

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Saturday 23rd November 2019

Interviews will be held on Friday 29th November 2019

Please note due to the nature of our work, this post is restricted to women applicants only under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010  

Charity Number: 1079291

Advance

Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services at the ‘high end of best practice’ in West London. We are known for innovation as we were the very first IDVA service and the first service to work within Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable.

Job Title *Children and Young Persons Worker and Duty Worker

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 per annum (full time equivalent)  incl. London Weighting, depending on experience*

(*£26,000 paid for those with less experience; £29,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience in similar or transferrable roles).

Working Hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Benefits:  Workplace Pension, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays & 1 day for International Women’s Day.

Work Location: Brent

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence as its effects on women and children, and of best practice within the domestic abuse and young peoples sectors. As an experienced 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. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic abuse and working with young people and children in face-to-face and group-work is essential for this post as is working within safeguarding principles and promoting a strong partnership approach to service provision.

Closing date: 28th November 2019                                                         Interview date: W/C 2nd December 2019

To apply:  Submit a full CV and supporting statement that addresses the person specification to [email protected]. Please access the link below to access the Job description and Person Specification.

*This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, BME backgrounds, the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Hestia

We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. With our 50th anniversary approaching it is an exciting time to join us!

We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.

Support Worker – Modern Slavery Response – Saturday interviews!

Location: Travel across all London boroughs
Salary: £24,408 rising to £25,104 per annum after 1 year
Expires: 24/11/2019 23:59

Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate (IDSVA) – Part-time

Location: Newham, London
Salary: £26,568 pro-rata rising to £27,480 per annum after 1 year
Expires: 02/12/2019 23:59

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

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

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

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.

 

MARAC IDVA                                                                                                                £23,279

To plan and implement high quality support and advocacy services for women affected by domestic violence who are deemed as being high risk and/or whose abusers are involved with the Drive perpetrator project. To work within a multi-agency framework to ensure the safety of women is prioritised.

 

Home Options Worker x 2                                                                                         £23,279

To work as part of a team to provide emotional and practical support to women and children affected by domestic abuse and who are at risk of homelessness

 

Hospital IDVA x 2                                                                                                       £23,279

To provide individual information, support and signposting for women disclosing experiences of domestic violence/abuse. To provide training and support to health professionals in Birmingham Children’s Hospital on understanding and responding to DVA.

 

Operations Manager                                                                                              £42,386.94

To join the Senior Leadership Team to support the implementation of BSWAID’s strategic plan, and to deliver our vision, and ensure the delivery of exceptional services for women and children affected by violence against women and girls. Your specific line management responsibility will be for our refuge managers, and for ensuring that the refuge buildings are well maintained and compliant with legislation. You will ensure relevant staff maintain expert knowledge of homelessness as it relates to domestic abuse.

We currently have the above vacancies, and, unless stated otherwise, we are particularly keen to recruit staff who can speak community languages, particularly Punjabi, French, Polish, Somali and Farsi.  All positions, unless otherwise stated, are full-time, 37 hours per week.

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

BSWA operates within Safer Recruitment good practice guidelines. 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 www.bswaid.org 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 28/11/2019

Respect

Helpline Advisor (Men’s Advice Line)

Respect is looking for an experienced, part-time Helpline Advisor to join our highly-skilled, friendly team. The Advisor will support male victims of domestic abuse on the Men’s Advice Line by phone, email and webchat.

Job location: London E2 (homeworking available on successful completion of probationary period)

Hours: Part-time post: 28 hours per week: Monday-Thursday with 2 evening shifts (17:00-20:00) on a rotational basis

Contract: Fixed-term contract 6-9 months to cover maternity leave

Pay: £30,995, pro-rata inc. ILW (point 30 on the Respect scale related to NJC)

The successful candidates will have:

  1. Experience of supporting service users in a helpline environment;
  2. An understanding of the nature of domestic abuse and its effects on victims;
  3. An understanding of the help-seeking barriers of male victims of domestic abuse;
  4. Experience of domestic abuse related client work;
  5. The ability to cover two evening shifts per week (Monday and Wednesday 17:00-20:00) on a rota system.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 9am 25.11.19

INTERVIEWS: 29.11.19

TO APPLY: visit http://respect.uk.net/jobs

Advance

Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services at the ‘high end of best practice’ in West London. We are known for innovation as we were the very first IDVA service and the first service to work within Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable.

Job Title:                             *Criminal Justice and Social Care IDVAs

Contract:                             Permanent

Salary:                                  £26,000 – £28,000 per annum incl. London Weighting, depending on experience (£26,000 paid for those with less experience; £28,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience  in equivalent  roles).

Working Hours:                Full time  – 35 hours per week or Part time – 17.5 hours per week according to contract terms

Benefits:                             Workplace Pension, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays & 1 day for International Women’s Day.

Work Location:                 West London

The Community & Co-location team has co-located posts within the Criminal Justice Services, Housing, Healthcare and Social Care. We are currently recruiting for IDVAs who would be co-located in Social Care and Criminal Justice settings.  As a specialist IDVA you should have experience in one of these areas and you will support clients in relation to your specialism. You 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. You will proactively contact referrals and once this contact is established will provide  high quality support based upon client led needs and risk assessment and will advise women on criminal justice, civil remedies, housing and related matters. You shall provide initial advice and crisis safety planning. All IDVA’s carry a caseload and offer support for between 3 – 6 months depending on the case.

The post holder will have two main facets of their work: directly working with survivors and directly working with partners within the co-located services where they are working.  The post holder will develop new and maintain existing working relationships with colleagues within Criminal Justice and/or Social Care depending on their specific role.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children, and of best practice within the domestic abuse and the relevant Criminal Justice/Social Care sectors. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with a high volume of clients who have 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. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, 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 and being able to build partnerships with external agencies.

Closing date: 25.11.19         Interview date: 02.12.19

To apply:  Submit a full CV and supporting statement that addresses the person specification to [email protected]. Please access the link below to access the Job description and Person Specification.

*This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, BME backgrounds, the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

Registered Charity Number 1086873

North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service

IDVA/OUTREACH ADVOCATE

Location: Staines Police Station

Police Vetting for this post will be required for successful candidates

Role details

Job title: Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate

Location: Staines, Surrey

Salary: £26,000 (FTE)

Hours per week: Full time 36 hours per week

Type of contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Closing date for applications: 21st November 2019

Purpose of role:

To provide an on-site specialist domestic abuse outreach service for the boroughs of Elmbridge and Spelthorne and Runnymede, this post will be based at Staines Police Station, the role will link with existing domestic abuse services of North Surrey Domestic Abuse Service and yourSanctuary.

To apply:

Please email  [email protected] for an application pack

Completed application form should be emailed to [email protected] by 5pm 21st November 2019.

Interview date: To be confirmed

Standing Together

Domestic Abuse: London Borough of Haringey

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Coordinator

We have an exciting opportunity for a role based within our London MARAC Team, that requires knowledge and experience working within the domestic abuse sector, as well as strong administrative, interpersonal and stakeholder liaison skills.

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are regular meetings where information is shared by a variety of key organisations both statutory and non-statutory on the highest risk domestic abuse cases in order to create safety/ action plans that help reduce and manage risk to victim/ survivors.

This position will require you to work closely with the MARAC Team Manager, MARAC Team, MARAC Chair and partner agencies to ensure referral thresholds are met, meetings are well organised, effectively coordinated, and accurate recordings of the meetings are taken and distributed following planned delivery requirements.

We are looking for a highly organised individual with the passion to make a difference, you will need proficient I.T. skills particularly in Word, Excel and case recording data base systems.

We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

Salary: £30,000 (ILW) per annum        Full Time: 35 hours per week

Location: West London (Will be required to travel within London area for MARAC meetings)

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 08:00am, Monday 25th November 2019

Interview: To be held on Thursday, 12th December 2019

To apply: Please download the application pack available on our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk

For any queries, email [email protected] or call 020 8748 5717

Standing Together

VAWG Data Analyst and CCR Impact Educator (focus on so called ‘Harmful Practices’)

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) is a UK charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse.

We support organisations, including community and faith-based partners, criminal justice partners, housing, social services, healthcare workers and charities, to identify and respond effectively together to domestic abuse. Our aim is to help these communities, services and agencies to work in partnership, so that people receive the best support at the time they need it. We do this through an approach that we pioneered, called the Coordinated Community Response. This response brings services together to ensure local systems truly keep survivors safe, hold abusers to account, and prevent domestic abuse. Our CCR model is now widely accepted as best practice.

Harmful practices are still an underreported abuse, and this post has been created to help focus the work within the Tri-borough. This role is to map the variety of community groups and statutory services working around ‘Harmful Practices. To develop and support data collection and analysis of the ‘Harmful Practice’ work, and to aid the day to day practice of the Harmful Practice Operational Group. Also, to train local community groups to improve their response to Harmful Practice, producing and promoting dissemination of the impact of a Coordinated Community Response (CCR) work related to ‘Harmful Practices’ in the 3 boroughs.

We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

Salary: £26,000 (ILW) pa (pro rata)       Part Time: 21 hours per week

Contract: 6 months Fixed-Term

Location: West London

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 08:00am, Monday 25th November 2019

Interview: To be held on Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

To apply: Please download the application pack available on our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk

Standing Together

Domestic Homicide Review (DHR) Manager

Standing Together is recognised nationally as one of the most innovative domestic violence partnerships in the UK.

The DHR team is committed to providing a professional and valuable DHR service. Our experience of partnership working and an understanding of the resource constraints facing statutory and voluntary agencies has been crucial in ensuring that each DHR can deliver change in areas where it is needed.

We are looking to appoint a DHR Manager with outstanding management communication skills, to take responsibility for managing and developing the DHRs chaired and administered by Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV). As a manager of a busy team, the ability to use initiative and judgement in dealing with colleagues and partner agencies to maintain and promote the work at Standing Together is key. You will lead and coordinate dissemination of learning from DHRs within the staff team and to wider networks.

We welcome and encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

Salary: £34,000 (ILW) per annum        Full Time: 35 hours per week

Location: West London (Will be required to travel within London and nationally)

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 08:00am, Monday 25th November 2019

Interview: To be held on Thursday, 5th December 2019

To apply: Please download the application pack available on our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk

For any queries, email [email protected] or call 020 8748 5717

Rise

Consultancy Opportunities at RISE

Closing Date: 21st November 2019 to start first week in December 2019

Website: www.riseuk.org.uk

Description: Consultancy free-lance

To fill a gap whilst we restructure RISE wishes to secure a short-term (around 6 months) consultancy arrangement to take forward key tasks related to strategic leadership of quality and business development.

RISE is looking for a highly successful strategic thinker to work closely with the CEO on business development and quality for RISE at a critical point in our development. They should have knowledge and/or experience of working to feminist principles in the women’s sector and a track record of senior leadership in quality, business development, income generation, communications, and contract management; including quarterly reporting to funders and commissioners.

Key tasks include:

  • Write high level funding bids and tender documents
  • Write high level options reports and contribute to proposals
  • Research, evaluation and monitoring analysis
  • Organisational development
  • Service review, planning and project management
  • Quality Assurance and standards review and development
  • Equalities and Diversity impact planning
  • Partnership working
  • Policy review and oversight
  • Working with the Head of Client Services and Managers to oversee the management of RISE contracts, service level agreements and grants including managing sub-contract arrangements and quarterly, six monthly and annual reporting
  • Creating new and diversifying Income generation opportunities; developing and rolling out new projects

We would require any interested applicant to be available for around one/two days a week based in our Brighton office with mostly remote working. Hours are negotiable and we would consider a split consultancy arrangement.

How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity please can you send a current CV, two references, your availability and your day rate to: [email protected] by 21st November 2019

A full brief and contract will be agreed. Open to negotiations on delivery. You can also contact Jo Gough on 01273 622 828 ext. 209 if you wish to discuss further.

Missing Link

Female* Safe House Support Worker (part time)

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Safe House Support Worker to join our team based in South Glos. You will join us on a part time, permanent basis working 18.75 hours per week including some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,589 per annum pro rota plus benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

About the role:

We are looking for a Female Safe House Support Worker to join us and work within a dynamic, fast paced team, providing high quality safe house accommodation and support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.

This post will work within an integrated team within Next Link Domestic abuse services.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Safe House Support Worker

  • Provide high quality accommodation and housing related support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
  • Provide individual and group work support to women and their children who are living in the Safe Houses.
  • Ensure that service users are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to supporting them to stabilise, gain independence skills, sustain their tenancies, and access appropriate move-on accommodation.
  • Work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, supporting women to maximise their safety, independence and wellbeing
  • Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups
  • Take part in the assessment of women / families referred to the service; including gathering additional information from supporting agencies.
  • Carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible
  • Advise women on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the safe house
  • Be responsible for the safe houses, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment is maintained and a daily staff presence

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

What we are looking for in our ideal Safe House Support Worker:

  • An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
  • Experience of working in supported housing.
  • Knowledge of the safety options available to women experiencing domestic abuse
  • Experience of support planning and risk assessment
  • An understanding of cultural diversity
  • A full driving licence and access to transport

Closing date:  Wednesday 20th November 2019

Interview date: Tuesday 26th November 2019

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Safe House Support Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am 20th November 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 26th November 2019.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk                                  [email protected]

Springfield

Domestic support in South Lakeland

Community Hub Service Manager (based in Kendal, Cumbria)

p/t 30 hours per week

Salary £24,050 FTE

Springfield is a South Lakeland based charity supporting victims of domestic abuse through the provision of a refuge service for up to 7 women and a range of community support services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the organisation to manage the Community Hub Service, established in 2015, which offers a range of support to women and men in the South Lakeland area, affected by domestic abuse.

As Service Manager you will lead and manage a small, professional team who provide practical and emotional support to our clients. You will be an experienced manager and have a demonstrable track record in the field of Domestic Abuse.

You will work closely with our partner organisations and have the ability to identify new opportunities for collaboration, partnership working and service growth. And have an eye for continuous improvement in the services we offer.

If you are looking for a new challenge and want to be part of our growing organisation, we would love to hear from you.

The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an informal chat about the role, please email Victoria Roberts, Strategic Service Manager at [email protected] leaving your contact details and we will get back to you.

For an application pack, please email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 15th November 2019

SATEDA

Support2Court Project Assistant

£18,278 pro-rata

16 hours per week

Location: Medway

SATEDA are recruiting a project assistant to join the existing team in supporting survivors of domestic abuse within the family court system.

If you are interested in this role, please email [email protected]  for a job description and application pack.

for enquiries contact [email protected]

Closing date: 22nd November 2019.

Interviews: 5th December 2019

Your Sanctuary

Children’s Support Worker* – North West Surrey

36 hours per week (Monday to Friday) with option of job share to include one term-time only post

Starting salary:  circa £25,000 per annum

Helping to undo the harm caused to children who have been affected by domestic abuse is a priority for us at Your Sanctuary.  We are looking for a talented and dedicated individual who can provide therapeutic support to children living in our refuges, both pre-school and school age.  You will have responsibility for developing child-centred support and safety plans (in conjunction with colleagues, schools and external agencies as necessary) as well as providing advocacy support. Experience of working with children on a one-to-one and group basis is essential as is experience of providing therapeutic support via play, key working, mentoring etc. along with an understanding of child development.  Acting as the Children’s Safeguarding Lead in refuge (under the Designated Safeguarding Lead), you must have the background, knowledge and skills to ensure that the child is at the centre of every decision.  Administration is a key element of the role including keeping accurate records.

You will need to be a well organised, and flexible individual as the role is split over two main sites. In return, we can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience whilst being part of a friendly and supportive team.   We provide 25 days annual leave, a contributory pension scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Whether helping to build a child’s self-esteem, improve their social skills or providing support with parenting skills, you can make a real difference to a child’s future.

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

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

Closing date:  Monday 25th November (9am) although please note that applications will be considered upon receipt so the post may be filled before this date.

For the full job description and person specification please visit our website: https://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/opportunities.   To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].    In your covering letter please include a paragraph on how your skills, experience and/or knowledge enable you to meet the requirements set out in the person specification for this post.

No agencies please.

Crossroads Derbyshire

Domestic Abuse Accommodation Manager (37 hours)

Crossroads Derbyshire provides domestic abuse services to adults, children and young people.

 Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of this post and you will need the use of a car and a current driving licence as you will be required to travel.

The post is funded until March 2025

Scale point 18 £24,313 per annum

You will manage the day to day running of the Harmony Project which provides accommodation and support to young women aged 16 to 24 years and their children who have experienced domestic abuse.

Closing date for this post is 9.30am Monday 25th November 2019

For information pack for this post email [email protected]

This post is open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)

 If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to:

P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AE

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

Swindon Women’s Aid

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Swindon Women’s Aid is looking to recruit an IDVA to join their domestic abuse service in Swindon. This post will be based at our SWA offices; however, all work will be undertaken in the community.

As an IDVA you will provide a 1:1 domestic abuse service to victims, both female and male, who have been referred in that are looking for support to exit an abusive relationship or remain free from an abusive relationship. You will undertake and regularly review risk assessments, develop safety and support plans and assist victims with signposting into other relevant support services.

You will have strong communication skills and experience of partnership working, as the role will involve maintaining effective multi-agency relationships, attending MARAC and case conferences and adhering to statutory protocols and procedures. You will work to ensure safety, confidentiality and risk minimisation for victims of domestic abuse, supporting and enabling them to access services which maximise their safety and which support their emotional, physical, intellectual and social wellbeing.

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Adviser

Reports to: Community Services and Refuge Manager          

Working Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent (Subject to 6 months’ probation)

Salary: £23,000

Work Location: Swindon

Closing Date: Thursday 21st November at 5pm

Interview Date: Monday 2nd December

How to apply: Submit a full CV and supporting statement that addresses the job description to [email protected].

*This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.  

Registered Charity Number: 1175148

Women’s Aid Federation of England

Treasurer – Board of Trustees

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 45 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are currently seeking a treasurer to join our board of trustees.

Meeting locations: London and Bristol with occasional other England-wide travel
Salary: Unsalaried; honorarium payment (for members) plus out of pocket expenses, including childcare and to cover any access needs, will be paid

Closing Date: noon 29th November 2019

The recruitment pack, including all the information on how to apply, can be downloaded here.

The equal opportunities monitoring form is available here.

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Women’s Aid is a registered charity in England No. 1054154

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