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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.

Gloucester – Independent Stalking Advocate Caseworker

London – Fund Raising Manager

London – Social Care IDVA

Bristol – IDVA

London (Triborough: Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster) – Housing First and Homelessness Coordinator

West London – MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) Team Manager

Nottinghamshire (Broxtowe) – Treasurer

Hertfordshire – Domestic Violence Caseworker

Birmingham – Refuge Project Worker

Birmingham – Independent Domestic Violence Adviser

Birmingham – Family Support Worker

Aylesbury – Rural Outreach Worker/Freedom Programme Coordinator

Wycombe – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Nottinghamshire (Broxtowe) – Service Co-ordinator

London – Schools Engagement Worker

London (Newham) – Senior IDVA

Bristol – Service Development Manager

Brighton – Chief Executive

Yorkshire – Project Manager

Yorkshire – Volunteer Coordinator

Yorkshire – Community Engagement Officer

Yorkshire – Early Intervention Workers

Yorkshire – Independent Domestic Violence Advisors

Yorkshire – Hub Worker

Yorkshire – Project Manager – Children’s Services

Brighton – Senior Practitioner – LGB&T* and Diversity lead

London – Female Deputy Therapeutic Services Manager

London – Female Therapeutic Services Manager

Wolverhampton – Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

London – National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers

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Splitz Support Service

This is a new and exciting opportunity to help set up a new service in the county to support victims of stalking funded by the Hollie Gazzard Trust based on the New Dawn Aurora Service

We are looking for candidates to help set up and deliver a Multi-agency Stalking Service in Gloucestershire. As an Independent Stalking Advocate Caseworker (ISAC) you will be responsible for developing partner agency understanding of the harms and safeguards available to victims of stalking as well as assessing an individual’s needs based on the risk at that time and ensuring that the victim’s voice is heard locally and at appropriate multi-agency or professional meeting.

This significant opportunity is funded for one year.

POST:                    Independent Stalking Advocate Caseworker

SALARY:                  £23,086-£25,000

HOURS:                   37 hours

LOCATION:             Gloucester

TENURE:                 Initially for 1 year

CLOSING DATE:       12th April

INTERVIEW DATE:    20th April

To apply, please complete an application form demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role. Application packs are available from our website www.splitz.org or by contacting Admin on 01225 777724 or by emailing [email protected].

Ref: GD/16/05

Registered Charity 1156804

 

Southall Black Sisters

FULL-TIME FUND RAISING MANAGER

SBS is one of the UK’s leading advocacy and campaigning organisations for black and minority women.

We are seeking a self-motivated, experienced and creative fundraising manager to continue to develop and increase our income generation across all fundraising areas and to create a sustainable future for SBS. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential as is the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.

The post holder will have a minimum of 3 years track record in successful fundraising for the charity or Not for Profit Sector.

Salary range from £35,000 to £40,000 (incl. OLW) depending on skills and experience

Home based work/flexible hours/job share/freelance will be considered for the right candidate/s.

Applicants should apply by submitting a completed application form. PLEASE DO NOT SEND A CV.

An application pack can be downloaded from our website, www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/vacancies

Closing date for applications is 5pm on 28th April 2017

 

 

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* Social Care IDVA

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st March 2018 with possible extension

Salary: NJC scale 29-31   £28,191 – 29,838 per annum inc. London Weighting

Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Work Location:  Based in Social care offices in Kensington & Chelsea and Advance office in Hammersmith

Social Care IDVA

The Social Care domestic violence project is a partnership project between Advance and Kensington & Chelsea Social Services which aims to embed early intervention and domestic violence homicide prevention bests practice into a multi agency whole family approach response to lead to better outcomes for those involved including children. The purpose of the Social Care IDVA role is to work closely with Social Services to support women who have had Social Services intervention due to domestic violence.

The post holder will be co-located at Kensington & Chelsea Social Services and will help raise their awareness, identification and response to those experiencing domestic violence, the post holder will also jointly work with Social Services on cases to support service users and improve partnership responses. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children. The post holder will also have an understanding of children’s social care and care proceedings.

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 and a non-contributory pension scheme.

 

Closing date: 12pm on 31/03/2017                                Interview date:  06/04/2017

To apply please download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/

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

Althea King,  ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)

Unit 6,The Lanchesters  162-164 Fulham Palace Road

London W6 9ER

Registered Charity Number 1086873

 

 

Bristol Royal Infirmary Emergency Department

Job Title:                      Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Location:                      Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Salary  /Band:              Band 5 21,692 – £28,180)

Hours per week:           37.5

Job Type:                     Fixed Term 12 months with potential to extend

THIS POST IS DEEMED TO REQUIRE A DISCLOSURE CHECK VIA THE CRIMINAL RECORDS BUREAU

Applications are sought from Domestic Violence workers or experienced registered professionals from a health and social care, police service or from the voluntary or public sector with a special interest in domestic violence. The position will be part of an existing IDSVA service based within the Emergency Department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary

As an IDVA you will be assessing and managing safety, offering support, advice and information, to women and men who have experienced domestic abuse. As an IDVA you will play an integral role within the Emergency Department alongside the existing medical and nursing team and will be responsible for providing education about domestic abuse.

You will also need to have excellent communication skills and should have a good understanding of the issues surrounding domestic violence, including the legal implications. It would be desirable that you will have had CAADA (Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Violence) CAT (CAADA Advocacy Training) training.

Interview Date: Tuesday 9th May 2017
For informal enquiries please contact; Punita Bassi
Senior Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advisor on 0117 3421495

For more details and how to apply please visit: http://jobs.uhbristol.nhs.uk/job/v669065 

In accordance with the Trust’s Organisation Change policy, staff in a redeployment situation will be given prior consideration for any suitable vacancies advertised for this Trust

For non-medical posts: Due to the very large responses we receive for jobs we are unable to respond to all candidates individually at application stage. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, regretfully you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Smoking is not allowed in Trust buildings or grounds.
Support is available for staff who want to give up.

CRB Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Work Permit

This job is unlikely to attract a work permit. Applications from candidates who require a permit to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates.

 

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV)

Housing First and Homelessness Coordinator

This is a new post which will work as part of a small housing team at Standing Together. The primary aim will be to develop a model for Housing First for women experiencing violence against women and girls (VAWG). There will also be additional responsibilities in-line with supporting the homelessness response to VAWG.

We are seeking an individual who is committed to working as part of a partnership to improve and deliver advice and support with the aim of increasing homelessness prevention through timely interventions.

The role is funded to work across the tri-borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.

The post will be based in the STADV office with a degree of travelling within London. Applications from secondments are welcome to apply.

Salary:  £30,000 to £34,000 including London weighting depending on experience

Closing date for completed applications: 08:00am:Tuesday, 18th April 2017

Interview date:  26th April 2017

To apply download the application pack from our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk. For more information, contact  [email protected]

 

 

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV)

MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) Team Manager

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) coordinates the ground breaking coordinated community response to domestic violence and abuse in London. As a pioneer of the first multi-agency group to implement safety measures for victims of domestic abuse, STADV seeks to appoint a dynamic MARAC Team Manager to operationally manage the work of its MARAC Coordination Team in West London.

The role will require you to coordinate one MARAC and to line manage four full time MARAC Coordinators. You will provide a high-quality management service delivery, performance and support to the ongoing development of the MARACs.

The post will be based in the STADV office with a degree of travelling within West London.

Salary:  £34,00 to £36,000 including London weighting depending on experience

Closing dates for completed applications: 17:00pm on Wednesday, the 12th April 2017.

Interview dates:  Week commencing 17th April 2017.

To apply download the application pack from our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk. For more information, contact  [email protected]

 

Broxtowe Women’s Project

Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

We are current seeking a number of trustee positions within the organisation to drive forward our strategic plan. We are currently focusing on the appointment of a new Treasurer with experience of strategic financial management to join our existing dedicated Board of Trustees.

Established in 2001, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is a small and highly regarded women’s aid domestic abuse support and advice service based in the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire. BWP offers a wide range of holistic support services to survivors and their families affected by abuse.

We are seeking a Treasurer that will hold a relevant qualification in accountancy or financial management and will have experience or knowledge of the Charity sector, accounting governance and fundraising.

The role of Treasurer is both interesting and a highly valuable role to aid the strategic development, delivery and sustainability of our services. The Treasurer will support the Board and the Business and Fundraising Manager with the development and delivery of the fundraising strategy. In addition to an oversight of financial management of Broxtowe Women’s Project.

Please note this is an unpaid position, out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.

You will be required to attend monthly Board meetings and its sub-committees, held in the evenings and occasionally during the day.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Sarah Dagley the Business and Fundraising Manager for an informal discussion on 01773 718555. Alternatively, more details can be found on our website; www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk

 

Dacorum

Domestic Abuse Caseworker

Dacorum – 37 hours per week. 1 year Contract- Salary £26,184

Dacorum Borough, which includes Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, King’s Langley and Bovingdon as its main population centres, has the highest population of the 10 Districts and Boroughs which make up Hertfordshire.

It also has the highest recorded levels of Domestic Abuse of those 10 Districts.

Agencies and authorities who work with victims of domestic abuse assess the risk to those victims as standard, medium or high.

At present, those victims whose risk is assessed as high can access the services of a specialist Independent Domestic Violence Advisor. (IDVA)

Dacorum Community Safety Partnership (CSP) has decided to provide victims of domestic abuse, who are assessed as being standard or medium risk, with that same level of expert assistance.

So we are looking for a Domestic Abuse Case Worker who will have all the skills and experience of an IDVA. The successful applicant will be employed and managed by St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge on behalf of Dacorum CSP.

The purpose of the post is to provide a high-quality, front-line service to standard and medium risk victims of domestic abuse by delivering a risk led response and ensuring victims and their children are kept central to the process, working within a multi-agency framework.

The attainment of a SafeLives  (formerly CAADA) qualification, is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate must have experience of working with and supporting high risk survivors of domestic violence and/or rape and sexual assault, in either a community work or advice setting. You will also have knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people who have experienced domestic violence and/or rape and sexual assault. It is also essential that you have proven experience of multi-agency working, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The ability to prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands in an organised and methodical manner is also essential.

Some flexibility in working hours will be required.

The successful applicant will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and vetting by Hertfordshire Constabulary.

For an Application Pack please email: [email protected]

Closing Date Friday 7th April 2017 – Interviews week beginning 18th April 2017

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

 

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.

Refuge Project Worker– full time                                                                                 £21,660

To provide emotional and practical support and advocacy services within refuges to women and children affected by domestic violence

Independent Domestic Violence Adviser                                                                   £21,660

To deliver a support service to women and their children who are assessed as high risk and are on the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Family Support Worker (DVPP)                                                                                   £21,660

To deliver a support service to women and children whose abusive partners are attending the Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programmes across Birmingham and Solihull

We currently have the above vacancies and we are particularly keen to recruit staff who can speak South Asian languages, Polish, Arabic, Somali and French.  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).

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/recruitment  and return completed forms to: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, Central Administration, Ryland House, 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA.  For all other enquiries please email [email protected]

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: Midday 12 noon on 19th April 2017. Interviews for the positions will take place week beginning 1st May 2017

 

Aylesbury Women’s Aid

Aylesbury Women’s Aid works with women and children affected by domestic violence.  We work towards empowering and enabling women to live independent lives free from violence.

Rural Outreach Worker/Freedom Programme Coordinator (30 hours) required to develop services for women and children living in the Aylesbury Vale rural communities.  These services will be to support women and children experiencing violence in their home or who are recovering from the effects of violence. In addition, the post includes coordinating the Freedom Programme across Buckinghamshire to ensure that there are opportunities for women to develop ways of thinking and behaving to protect themselves, their children and others from harm.

We are looking for someone who has experience of working with survivors of domestic violence and with experience of developing services and liaising with other agencies.  Commitment to working from a feminist perspective is essential.  The post may involve some flexible working and you must be able to drive and have use of a car.

Salary:  £21,962 – £24,964 pro rata (NJC points 24 – 28)

Closing Date for Applications: Tuesday 11th April 2017

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 19th April 2017

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

For an application pack (no CVs please) see our application form, job description and job specification on our website www.aylesburywomensaid.org.uk.  Email: [email protected] or telephone 01296 436827 to request the pack.

Charity No: 1054308                                                                                                              Company Limited by Guarantee: 03155260

Re- advertisement

 

Wycombe Women’s Aid

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 22 – 28 (£20,661 – £24,964)

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 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 medium and standard risk women and deliver group work.

The applicant will ideally hold either a Community & Youth qualification or 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 feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work.

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

A workplace pension scheme is in place.

Closing date for applications:        Friday 7 April 2017 at noon

Interviews to be held on:                Monday 24 April 2017

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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.

BROXTOWE WOMEN’S PROJECT LTD

Service Co-ordinator

28 hours per week, £28,746 pro rata

Temporary Contract for 1 year with continuation subject to secured funding

Location: Broxtowe Borough, Nottinghamshire

Established in 2001, Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP) is a small and highly regarded domestic abuse support and advice service that offers survivors a range of services within the Borough of Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire

BWP is currently funded for its support services for the next three by the Big Lottery and one year by Comic Relief, and we are looking for an energetic, experienced and enthusiastic Service Co-ordinator who will lead and manage a small team of outreach support workers, training and awareness officer and a cohort of volunteers. This post will enable BWP to continue to deliver a high quality service to women experiencing or surviving domestic abuse and help identify opportunities to increase the service reach to local women.

The post-holder will be committed to BWP’s mission and expected to work in line with BWP’s policies and in a sensitive, flexible and non-judgmental way to promote the empowerment of women and their children.

We are looking for someone who has had a team leader or management role or at least three years direct experience of working with women and/or women survivors where domestic abuse has been the central focus. We would like to appoint someone with experience of outreach work or similar and knowledge of relevant legislation related to domestic abuse and agencies supporting women.

The post holder will maintain positive relationships with relevant voluntary and statutory agencies e.g. Housing, Police, Social Services, Health, other voluntary sector groups etc., in order to improve the BWP service for women and children facing abuse. The post holder will be managed by the Business and Fundraising Manager, and work with team members and the Board of Trustees to deliver a high quality service.

A full driving licence and access to own transport is essential.

For an application pack, please see the BWP website www.broxtowewomensproject.org.uk or e-mail to [email protected] or send a large Stamped Addressed Envelope (postage of £1.20 second class or £1.27 first class) to Recruitment, P O Box 6660, Nottingham, NG16 3ZE

Closing Date:    Friday 8th April 2017 (midday)

Interview Date:    Friday 28th April 2017 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 CV’s. No agencies please.

Registered Charity Number: 1125946; Registered Company Number: 6676509

nia

Schools Engagement Worker  

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.

This post will work with the wider Ascent Prevention project, as part of the London Violence against Women and Girls Consortium.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title:                  Schools Engagement Worker  

Job Ref:                    0013

Hours:                       28 hrs pw

Term                          Currently funded until March 2019 with a possibility of extension

Salary:                       £20, 240 (£25,301 pro rata)

We are looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will need to have a background in providing training/groupwork/education to young people.

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, 19th April 2017

Interview Date:                    26th April 2017

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

Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)

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.

In Newham we provide IDSVA (Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy) services.

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.  An ISVA is located within nia’s East London Rape Crisis service. 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.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)

Job Ref: 17 012

Salary: £28,499 (qualified IDVA or equivalent), £26,928 (unqualified)

Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week

Term: Funded until May 2018

The Senior IDVA is responsible for the management of the service, staff and volunteers to provide a high-quality front-line service to survivors of domestic violence in LB Newham, delivering a service to those at highest risk.

We are looking for highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about working in the violence against women and girls sector.  You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children. In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken in Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Romanian and Russian.

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, 7 April 2017

Interview date:                                18 April 2017

Please note all IDVA will have to undertake the Non Police Personnel Vetting Level 2 and a CTC clearance. 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.

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS)

Service Development Manager

Service Development Manager
£28,644 pa plus 5% pension
37 hours per week
Based in Bristol

This is an opportunity to lead and develop services for survivors of rape and sexual abuse

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) delivers services for survivors who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their lives across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BANES, Somerset and North Somerset.

We have an exciting opportunity available for a full time Service Development Manager at our Bristol hub.

The post holder will provide staff leadership as well as take day to day responsibility for the development and management of client services. You will effectively lead and empower employees to ensure that all operational goals are met. You will work with the team to continually improve and review the quality of services provided. You will develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with key external partners, ensure clear referral routes and access to trauma focused, empowerment services for the best possible outcomes for survivors and their families.

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.

SARSAS strives to have attractive working conditions including flexible working hours, job share, professional and personal development and support and supervision packages.
For application packs or more information contact [email protected] or download forms from our website: www.sarsas.org.uk

Closing Date: 9:00am Tuesday April 18th 2017

Interviews will be held on Thursday April 27th 2017 in Bristol. All candidates should ensure they are available for an interview on this date.

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

Charity Registered in England No. 1126682 Company No 6738639

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

RISE – Freedom from Domestic Abuse

 

Starting salary from £45,000 depending on experience

Quote ref CEO 03/17/01

RISE is an award winning, leading Sussex domestic abuse charity.  Founded in 1994 RISE provides innovative, wrap-round support to survivors of domestic abuse from crisis through to recovery.   In 2016 RISE won the contract to deliver the Portal Service for survivors of domestic or sexual violence or abuse in Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.    We support over 2000 people every year.

Our CEO is stepping down after leading us through 11 years of unprecedented growth and expansion, including a rebrand and development of ground breaking services.   Her achievements are all the more notable in this difficult environment.  We are seeking a new CEO with passion, vision and expertise to lead the organisation in the next stage of our development, providing the strategic direction and operational effectiveness necessary to deliver these services, maintain and develop partnerships and achieve financial sustainability.

The successful candidate will have senior management experience preferably in the Violence Against Women’s Sector or working in the field of vulnerable adults, providing leadership within the Charity sector, developing strategic and operational plans and with extensive experience of staff management and financial responsibility.  She will have a firm commitment to promoting and safe guarding women’s and children and young people’s rights, and to work within RISE’s feminist theoretical framework and its core values.

R.I.S.E stands for Refuge, Information, Support and Education.

CLOSING DATE:                  29 March 2017

FIRST INTERVIEWS:           10/11 April 2017

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

RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.

On appointment eligible staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

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

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

Women’s Aid – Chief Executive

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. We lead a national network of over 200 members that provide dedicated frontline services. We have been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice for over 40 years. 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.

Salary: £80,000 – £85,000
Location: London
Closing date: 5th April 2017

We are seeking a Chief Executive to provide strong strategic leadership and a powerful voice for our members through our next stage of growth. Building on our recently increased profile and our campaign successes, the Chief Executive will build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including with government and parliamentarians, to influence social policy and legislative change that delivers real impact. She will also develop our fundraising proposition, lead and develop our staff team and ensure a robust infrastructure is in place to take the Charity to the next level.

We are seeking an inspirational senior leader and a credible ambassador with experience of successfully influencing national policy. Our new Chief Executive will have a proven track record of leading and developing teams through a growth period and will feel confident in developing fundraising propositions, as well as developing relationships with donors. She will be experienced at profile raising on a national stage, including working with national media. Crucially, you will be a feminist who understands that gender inequality is a cause and consequence of violence against women.

Due to the nature of this role we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9 part 1).

For further information and to apply to this role, please visit the ProspectUs website. 

Closing date: Wednesday 5th April

Initial interviews with Prospectus: 10th – 20th April

Meetings with Co-Chairs, Executive Management Team and outgoing CEO: 3rd May

Panel interviews at Prospectus’ offices: 12th May

Prospectus embraces diversity and works actively to achieve a workforce and governance reflecting society.

IDAS

Can you help us make a difference to survivors and victims in Yorkshire?

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

Due to a recent contract award, we are excited to be expanding into South Yorkshire. Working alongside experienced partners, BSARCS, Remedi and Staying Put, we will provide high quality support and accommodation to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence across Barnsley. As a result of the newly commissioned services we have several new opportunities.  So, if you want to help build a great team and to make a difference to local people then please consider applying for one of our new posts.  You will receive full training and great support.

Project Manager (£28,485 – £33,437): To oversee delivery of community based services across Barnsley.

Volunteer Coordinator (30 hours @ £20,241 per annum): To develop and support a team of volunteers who will assist in the delivery of all support services

Community Engagement Officer (18.5 hours @ £11,699 per annum): To promote awareness of services across Barnsley ensuring wide awareness of our specialist support services.

Early Intervention Workers (£19,882 – £23,188) Two posts are available including a 16 hour post to support families and young people where the young person is abusive (Remedi) and 1 post to engage with harder to reach groups (Staying Put).

Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (£20,661 – £23,398): Employed by IDAS you will provide IDVA services to medium and high risk victims of domestic abuse. Safe Lives accredited training will be provided.  Posts available in Barnsley and York.

Hub Worker (£19,430 – £20,661) To assist in the smooth running of a referral and assessment hub and to provide administrative support to the MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference).

Project Manager – Children’s Services (£28,485 – £33,437) – to oversee IDAS’s expanding children and young person’s services across North Yorkshire.  

For more information and to apply for any of the posts please visit: https://www.idas.org.uk/get-involved/work-for-us/ or email: [email protected]

Rise

SENIOR PRACTITIONER LGB&T* & DIVERSITY LEAD

£25,694 – £29,033 pro rata

18.5 hours per week (plus an extra 3 hours in the first year to support a pilot project)

Quote ref SPL 02/17/02

This role requires that the worker openly identifies as LGB&T*

The Senior Practitioner – LGB&T* and Diversity lead will support the development of and provide a proactive service to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* survivors of domestic and sexual abuse across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex on behalf of the Portal service. They will also supervise other specialist roles for the Portal and connected services.

They will assist the Management Team in the day-to-day operation of the specialist services in line with policies, statutory requirements, budgets and RISE/Portal operational policies. They will work in collaboration with the management team and other specialist roles to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard, that service targets and operational plans, budgetary and monitoring requirements of funders and partner agencies are met. They will also be responsible for overseeing the successful completion of monthly, quarterly and yearly monitoring, ensuring that this is carried out effectively.  They will assist the Management Team in supervising staff, sessional workers and volunteers, as required.   They will oversee complex cases and participate in service provision as required.

The post holder will be expected to work with members of the LGBTQI communities’ services and groups to ensure visibility of the service and enable referral pathways. As the LGB&T* and Diversity lead, they will be expected to give advice and provide consultancy and training on issues related to LGB&T* and other diverse groups particularly Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. They will also be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the operational and strategic workplan for the LGB&T* service and other specialist roles.

The post holder will also be involved in sharing learning with national partners from a pilot specialist refuge project.

*We recognise and support all people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, and anyone falling under the umbrella term of LGB&T* such as queer, intersex, pansexual, gender non-binary or gender fluid, including those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity

CLOSING DATE:      3 April 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: 12/13 April 2017

RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.

On appointment eligible staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

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

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

Woman’s Trust

Female Deputy  Therapeutic Services Manager

Salary up to £18,000 pa (21 hours pw, £30,000 pro rata)

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

Woman’s Trust seeks an experienced therapist to assist the coordination of our person-centred counselling services for women affected by domestic violence.

Requirements

  • To assist the Woman’s Trust Therapeutic Services Manager in her responsibilities, including holding delegated person-centred clinical responsibility in her absence
  • To exercise responsibility that WT person-centred counselling service are delivered to a high professional standard and in accordance with the BACP Ethical framework and Person-Centred Approach
  • To be responsible for the recruitment and management of all WT counselling volunteers, clinical consultants and project staff

Essential Criteria

  • A diploma or degree in Person-Centred/Humanistic counselling
  • Substantial clinical experience , especially with clients who have experienced abuse or trauma, and/or have complex needs
  • Experience of working with women from black and other minority ethnic communities
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision

3rd April 2017  at 12 noon

Please download an application pack http://www.womanstrust.org.uk/jobs/

Previous applicants need not apply.

Woman’s Trust

Female Therapeutic Services Manager

Salary up to £21,000 pa (21 hours pw, £35,000 pro rata)

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

Woman’s Trust seeks an experienced therapist to be the clinical lead of our person-centred counselling services for women affected by domestic violence.

Requirements

  • Exercise clinical responsibility for Woman’s Trust person-centred counselling, groupwork, and other therapeutic services
  • Ensure that WT counselling services are delivered to a high professional standard and in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework and person-centred approach
  • Lead on the development of new opportunities for the enhancement and expansion of WT counselling services
  • To lead on clinical representation of WT services to external bodies and involvement in campaigning for the improvement of services for women experiencing DV
  • To be the Safeguarding lead for the organisation and any other risk factors

Essential Criteria

  • A postgraduate diploma or degree in Person-Centred/Humanistic/Integrative counselling or equivalent
  • BACP/UKCP accreditation
  • Experience of work with women affected by domestic violence
  • Experience of providing clinical supervision
  • Substantial experience of person-centred supervision and co-ordinating counsellors or volunteers
  • Experience of working with women from black and other minority ethnic communities

3rd April 2017  at 12 noon

Please download an application pack  http://www.womanstrust.org.uk/jobs/

Previous applicants need not apply.

The Haven Wolverhampton  

Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

The Haven Wolverhampton are a leading Women’s Refuge based in Wolverhampton providing short-term, temporary accommodation to women and children.  It has a reputation for excellence and innovation.  We help families rebuild their lives after experiencing domestic violence, abuse and/or homelessness enabling them to face the future with confidence and hope.

We are seeking to appoint a new Treasurer with experience of strategic financial management to join our strong and dedicated Board of Trustees.

The role of Treasurer is both interesting and highly valuable, giving insight into and a role in strategic development, delivery and sustainability of our services. The Treasurer will support the Board with developing strategy and providing oversight of financial management of The Haven Wolverhampton.

As Treasurer you will have a relevant qualification in accountancy or financial management and will have experience or knowledge of Charity Finance, fundraising and pension schemes.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please contact Popinder Kaur, Chief Executive for an informal discussion.

Please note that due to the charitable status of The Haven Wolverhampton, this is an unpaid position and would require that individuals attend meetings of the Board and its Sub-Committees, Working Groups and Task and Finish Groups held in the daytime or occasional Saturday mornings.   Reasonable expenses will be paid.

A job description and person specification is available to download from our website at www.havenrefuge.org.uk.  Applicants will ideally live within easy commuting distance of our Main Office in Wolverhampton.

For more information, please contact Popinder Kaur, Chief Executive on 01902 904677 or email at [email protected] or write to her at The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL

To apply for the role please forward your CV along with a covering letter to Popinder Kaur. Covering letters must draw on how you meet the role description, in particular accountancy and financial management experience.

This Project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council. Registered Charity No: 1065427 : Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered in England):  03159027

West Mercia Women’s Aid

Chair and Trustees (voluntary role – out of pocket expenses reimbursed)

West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA) is the lead specialist organisation working with women and children affected by domestic abuse in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.  We provide helpline, refuge and outreach services, as well as training and consultancy on issues of domestic abuse.

WMWA is a dynamic charity, operating as a company limited by guarantee.  We employ approximately 50 staff, and have our main office in Hereford.  Our annual turnover is approximately £1.3 m.

We are currently seeking to recruit a new Chair and new Trustees to join our governing body, the Board of Directors, who are also members of the charity.  We will provide an induction pack and programme, and the expected time commitment is around 20 hours per month.

We need women with skills and experience in:

– delivery of feminist support services to victims of domestic abuse

– charity governance and leadership

– strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of services

– law and legislation

– fundraising

– human resources, employment and associated issues

– change management

– general experience of running a business or other organisation

– marketing and promotion

– understanding commissioning and procurement.

We are very keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Directors, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 For an informal discussion about the role of trustee / director and an application pack, please contact Joanna Liddle (trustee) on 01432 890364 or email [email protected];  or (between 9th – 21st September) Sue Gorbing (trustee) on 07791 141003 or email [email protected].

The post is exempt under Part 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010

 Registered Charity Number 1078496

Wycombe Women’s Aid

Trustee

Wycombe Women’s Aid wishes to appoint up to 3 new feminist trustees. We are a registered charity working in the Wycombe, South Bucks and Chiltern Districts of Buckinghamshire. We work with women and children who are experiencing or trying to escape domestic violence and who are dealing with its effects and consequences.

We provide support to women and children experiencing the effects of domestic violence by offering safe, temporary and emergency accommodation as well as practical and emotional support within the refuge and through Outreach in the local community. This is achieved using an equal opportunities approach based on a feminist and holistic philosophy.

We are looking for three women who live/work in the area and are able to demonstrate a commitment to working from a feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work.

Experience of managing teams, strategic planning and an insight or understanding of domestic violence (or a willingness to learn) would also be beneficial. An induction programme and charity governance training will be provided for the successful applicants.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7.00pm in High Wycombe and trustees are encouraged to share advice and experience in support of the CEO’s lead role in managing the day to day operations of the organisation.

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.

Trustee posts are subject to a 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.

Further information about the organisation can be found at www.wycombewomensaid.org.uk

To register interest, or arrange for an informal chat with one of our existing trustees, please email [email protected]

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,700 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers                             

REF:           001 PERI 1

Salary:      £25,500 – £30,600 per annum

Hours:      37.5 hours per week

Location:  London with travel across all Refuge sites nationwide

We are looking for Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers to join our dynamic team. These are exciting opportunities for experienced support workers who enjoy a varied role. You will deliver a high quality professional service to survivors of domestic violence living in our refuges and to those who access our floating support services and IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy) services. You will work from any of our national sites, providing cover for colleagues who are absent or on leave according to the needs of the service. You will be available to travel including some Monday – Friday overnight stays during assignments.

Your role will involve providing invaluable practice and emotional support to women and their children such as advocacy, support and guidance around welfare, housing and legal entitlements as well as supporting women to move to safe and permanent accommodation.

The successful candidates will have strong organisational skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. Direct experience of providing support to women is essential as is a current understanding of legislation relating to domestic violence including civil/criminal legislation and welfare rights. The ability to work as part of an on-call rota is also essential.

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

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities: www.refuge.org.uk/working-for-refuge

Closing date: Ongoing                                                                 

Interview date: tbc

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

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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

© 2015 Women's Aid Federation of England – Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee registered in England No: 3171880.

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

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