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There are currently no salaried or volunteering vacancies at Women’s Aid Helpline.

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.

Aylesbury – Rural Outreach Worker/Freedom Programme Coordinator

London – Trustees

London – Chief Executive Officer

Houslow – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

London – Innovation Fund Keyworker

London – Evaluation and Engagement Officer

Newcastle – Refuge Manager

Southend – Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Wycombe – Youth Worker

Falkirk – Operational Services Manager

Cheshire West and Chester – Assistant Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Cheshire West and Chester – Cleaner

Bury – Domestic Abuse Community Support Worker

Rochdale – Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Rochdale – Generic Floating Support and Resettlement worker

Rochdale, Bury, Chester and Wigan – Policy and Development Worker

Leicester – Volunteer Coordinator

Leicester – Interventions Programme Worker

Bromley & Croydon – Refuge Support Worker

Bexley – IDSVA Young Women’s Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate

Hertfordshire – IDVA Service Deputy Manager

Hertfordshire – IDVA (part time)

London – Peer Mentor Volunteer

Hertfordshire – IDVA

Thames Valley – ISVA Service Manager

London – Female Assistant Therapeutic Services Manager

London – Female Therapeutic Services Manager

Slough – Diversity/LGBT IDVA (Maternity Cover)

Slough – Children and Families IDVA

North West Surrey – Children’s Support Worker, Outreach

London – Trustee Treasurer

London – Trustees

Wolverhampton – Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

London – National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers

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 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: Thursday 16th February 2017

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 1st March 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

 Solace Women’s Aid

Trustee Recruitment

Solace Women’s Aid is a London based charity working primarily with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The organisation has grown significantly over the last few years and we are keen to recruit talented members to join our active and committed Board of Trustees.

Candidates will be strategic thinkers and at this particular time we are looking to attract applications from those who can demonstrate specific expertise in accounting (either a qualified accountant or qualified by experience). Knowledge of charity SORP would be an advantage. We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic Women as they are currently under-represented in our trustee membership.

Successful candidates will be required to attend 4 board meetings and two away days each year as well as participate on a board sub-committee. Trustees can claim reasonable out-of-pocket and travel expenses but are not otherwise remunerated.

To apply please go to http://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/work-with-us/ to download an application pack and follow the instructions. The closing date for applications is 12 noon Tuesday 7th February 2017. Interviews will take place on the week of the 20th and 27th of February 2017.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from women of all backgrounds. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010).

 Advance

Each year around 1.4m women in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse. Significantly, there are also clear links between women’s experience of domestic abuse and criminal offending, with over half the women in prison reporting to have suffered domestic violence and one in three experiencing sexual abuse.  At a time when reported incidents of domestic abuse are on the increase and the number of women being prosecuted in the criminal justice system is rising, the provision of our high quality services is more important than ever.  We aim to save lives and change the lives of women experiencing domestic abuse and women offenders.

Founded in 1998, ADVANCE was one of the first independent domestic violence advocacy services in the country to specialise in flexible and tailored advocacy and support services for abused women and their children. Eighteen years later, we are a charity nationally renowned for this pioneering work and have since expanded the support we provide to women at risk of breaking the law or who are on probation, which we are now rolling out across 16 London boroughs.

Chief Executive Officer

London

£60,000 – £65,000

With demand for our services continuing to rise, recruitment to this role comes at a hugely important time for the charity. In a competitive commissioning environment it is more important than ever to promote and leverage the uniqueness of what we do, add greater clarity to the wide range of services we currently deliver, and position ourselves for the future.

Advance has a strong reputation. In the past two years, we have grown our core services, geographic reach and organisation considerably.  2017 also sees us pioneering two new pilots in the field of domestic abuse run by Women’s Aid and SafeLives, cementing our position as a leader in our fields.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic leader who can help us leverage our position, capitalise on the growth, and ensure that we maintain our status as one of the sector’s most respected organisations. We seek an individual who has a demonstrable track record of delivering high quality services, who is outward looking and entrepreneurial and who can deliver excellent high quality work under pressure.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to explore it in further detail, please download the full Appointment Brief via the Prospectus website.       https://prospect-us.co.uk/jobs/details/hq00169186

Closing date:                        5 February 2017                                         

Preliminary interviews:     9-20 February 2017                       

Final panel interviews:       2 March, followed by 6 March 2017                 

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9 Part 1, this post is only open to women. The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Hounslow Community Safety Partnership

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

£27,252 to £29,223 per annum

36 hour per week

Permanent, Full time

Location: Hounslow
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Hounslow Community Safety Partnership has been successful in working towards making the borough a safer place for everyone.  We are looking for creative, dedicated and motivated individuals to assist the Partnership in achieving its relevant statutory duties and the implementation of crime and disorder initiatives in the borough.

Based at Hounslow Police Station, you will undertake the essential task of providing a high quality advocacy service to victims of domestic violence.

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic advisor who enjoys a challenging and demanding environment.  You will need to have proven experience of working with victims of domestic violence in a partnership setting, work with a client-centre approach, be motivated, have good communication and organisational skills and have an understanding of victims in abusive relationships.

Closing date: 25th January 2017

Interview date: 7th February 2017

To apply, please visit https://lbhouli.webitrent.com/lbhouli_webrecruitment

 Advance

Advance’s Minerva service works with women involved in the Criminal Justice System offering safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending, such as substance misuse and financial difficulties.  Minerva aims to reduce re-offending, encourage desistance amongst repeat offenders, divert women from Criminal Justice involvement as early as possible and reduce the number of custodial sentences imposed by Courts.

We have expanded our successful Minerva service as part of a new contract funded by London CRC and MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime) to provide services to women who are being supervised by London CRC (Probation).  The London CRC element of the contract will offer a keyworker service to a maximum 950 women across specified areas of London and the MOPAC element of the contract, the “Innovation Fund”, is pilot funding for 18 months offering enhanced services to a total of 400 women with complex needs across 10 boroughs in West and South London in order to test the impact and value of a “whole system” response to women in the Criminal Justice System.

As part of this expansion, we are looking to appoint a:

Female* Innovation Fund Keyworker

Contract: Permanent (this post is currently funded for 18 months)

Salary: £28,191 – £29,838 per year inc London Weighting

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

Work Location:  Main Advance base is in West London, this post will be working in designated South London boroughs

Please see our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/ for more information on the role

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

Closing date: 27th January 2017 at 12pm                                        Interview dates: 8th/9th February 201

To apply please download the application form from our website as above.

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

 Advance

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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* Evaluation & Engagement Officer

Contract: Permanent

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

Working hours: 28 hours per week according to contract terms

Work Location:  Based in Advance office in Hammersmith

The postholder will work to increase and facilitate a greater service user voice in the development and service delivery of Advance services, and the wider partnership. To achieve this through a range of methods  with service users, partner organisations, and frontline staff. To empower service users by  strengthening their confidence and self worth of the participating service users by valuing and acting upon their feedback. To inform projects across the organisation of this feedback and support the design of  new services or the adaptation of existing services in line with this feedback.

An understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and the experiences of women who have been through the criminal justice system are essential as well as the ability to engage with service users in group and one to one settings. An understanding of safeguarding duties, risk management and safety and support planning are also required.

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 pro rata and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 10am on Tuesday 24th January       Interview date: week commencing 30th January

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 9E

Registered Charity Number 1086873

 The Angelou Centre

Job Title- Refuge Manager

Salary: £27, 924-£29, 558

Hours: 36 hours per week

An exciting opportunity to develop and manage an independent BME specialist refuge unrestricted by public sector funding constraints.

You will lead a team of support workers and be responsible for the delivery of refuge services tailored to meet the accommodation and support needs of black and minority women and children escaping gender based violence.

You will have significant experience of providing practical and emotional support to survivors of violence and abuse and of managing such a service. A strategic and versatile individual with proven experience of managing, developing and motivating staff, you will work to deliver a high quality support service that meets the diverse needs of our service users.

You will have excellent interpersonal, budget management and report writing skills.  Excellent knowledge of issues faced by black and minority survivors in relation to immigration, housing and welfare are essential.

(Funded by the Big Lottery Fund until end August 2021)

Closing date: 1st February 2017

Interviews: 9th /10th February 2017

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required

This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the roles. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

For application forms please contact:

The Angelou Centre                                                 email: [email protected]

17 Brighton Grove                                                    phone: 01912260394

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 5NS

 

 SOS Domestic Abuse Projects

JOB TITLE: Domestic Abuse Practitioner (IDVA) – Full Time

Westcliff based SOS Domestic Abuse Projects is looking to recruit additional staff to its services for women who are affected by domestic abuse in the borough of Southend.

The ideal candidate will need to be an experienced domestic violence practitioner, 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 violence/sexual abuse sector. In addition, the ability to engage with women through advocacy and ongoing support is key.

Salary:                 Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience – Circa £21,500-24,000

Hours:                  37.5 hours per week

Annual leave:   Commencing at 25 days per annum

Pension:            Stakeholder Pension from 1st April 2017

Closing date:   Thursday 26th January 2017

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

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:

Youth Worker

(fixed term for 1 year with the potential to extend for a further 2 years)

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 28 (£20,661 – £24,964)

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic team and will offer support services to young people living in the local community who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence.  The applicant will work closely with schools to ensure young people are able to make safe and informed choices within personal relationships.

The applicant will ideally have a Community & Youth Work qualification, have experience of working with young people one to one and in groups, a clear understanding of the issues facing young people and an awareness of young people and domestic violence.  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:        Thursday 2 February 2017 at noon

Interviews to be held on:                Friday 10 February 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.

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.

 

 

CEA Committed to Ending Abuse

CEA Operational Services Manager

£40k Pro rata (0.6wte)

CEA Committed to Ending Abuse (formerly Falkirk and District Women’s Aid) wishes to appoint an Operational Services Manager to take forward the management of the organisation.  This is a new post which has been developed to reflect the growing operational service delivered by CEA.

CEA provides domestic abuse and trauma services to women, children and men who have experienced, or are living with, domestic abuse.  The service has a strong reputation and is a vibrant and dynamic organisation built upon evidence-based best practice. The Service is one of only two Leading Lights Accredited Services in Scotland and also has LGBT Silver Charter mark status.  Having secured multiple funding streams, The Board is seeking an individual who is now able to take this work forward. CEA operates an Integrated Three Stage Trauma Recovery Model, as such you will have a background in health, social care or third sector and within the field of domestic abuse or trauma informed services.

Closing date is midnight on Monday 30 January

Interviews will take place in Falkirk on Friday 3 February

For an application form and Information pack please contact Jean Smith [email protected] or call 01324 635661

For an informal discussion please contact the current Chair, Louise Day, or Chris Murphy Executive Director on 01324 635661

 Women’s Housing Action Group (WHAG)

WHAG is a leading charity working in Rochdale, Bury, Wigan and Cheshire West and Chester providing domestic abuse support to women and men and homelessness support to women. We provide different levels of support improving the safety and life opportunities of our service users.

We are looking for energetic and organised co-workers who are passionate about making a difference to women and men who are experiencing and fleeing domestic abuse and homelessness. We are looking for new members who will play a key role in supporting our clients. The roles require a rare combination of strengths in organisation, relationship building and practical judgement. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and innovative organisation.

We currently have opportunities for:

CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER:

  1. Assistant Domestic Abuse Support Worker  

To provide clients with assistance and support as required in our refuge, delivering group-work sessions and accepting referrals.

As this post is at women only project section (s7 (2) (d)) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.

  1. Cleaner

To deliver cleaning duties in Ellesmere Port, Chester, Northwich and Winsford for our Domestic Abuse Service in Cheshire West and Chester.  Travel expenses paid.

Duties include cleaning, reporting and monitoring repairs, getting properties ready to let.

Closing Date for all posts: 10am  –  24th January 2017

Interview Dates: 31st Jan – 3rd Feb 2017

 Women’s Housing Action Group (WHAG)

WHAG is a leading charity working in Rochdale, Bury, Wigan and Cheshire West and Chester providing domestic abuse support to women and men and homelessness support to women. We provide different levels of support improving the safety and life opportunities of our service users.

We are looking for energetic and organised co-workers who are passionate about making a difference to women and men who are experiencing and fleeing domestic abuse and homelessness. We are looking for new members who will play a key role in supporting our clients. The roles require a rare combination of strengths in organisation, relationship building and practical judgement. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an entrepreneurial and innovative organisation.

We currently have opportunities for:

ORGANISATIONAL:

  1. Policy and development worker

The policy and development manager will report to the CEO and will liaise at all levels throughout the organisation, as well as maintain and build relationships with external contacts. Developing, reviewing and inputting into the development of the organisation’s policy and procedures taking responsibility for key projects identified in the business plan and effectively project managing key policy focused work.

This is an organisational wide post so travel will be part of the role.

ROCHDALE:

  1. Generic Floating Support and Resettlement worker

Delivering support to homeless women in the community including re-housing, benefits and coordinating the delivery of recovery courses in the community.

  1. Domestic Abuse Support Worker (covering maternity leave until June 2017)

Working in our refuge supporting women and children that have fled domestic abuse, delivering group-work, devising risk and support plans.

As this post is at women only project section (s7 (2) (d)) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies.

BURY

  1. Domestic Abuse Community Support Worker

Delivering support to men and women in the community fleeing or experiencing domestic abuse includes risk assessing and support planning.

Closing Date for all posts: 10am –  24th January 2017

Interview Dates: 31st Jan – 3rd Feb 2017

 FreeVA

FreeVA provides services to people who have been/are affected by domestic and sexual violence. The Jenkins Centre is a project within FreeVA that provides interventions that are designed to help people stop using abusive behaviour towards an intimate partner and others.
FreeVA deliver their services as part of the UAVA ( United Against Violence & Abuse) Consortium.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and committed team, providing a vital service to our most vulnerable victims and people

We are now recruiting for the following posts:

Volunteer Coordinator – (30 Hours)
£22, 221 (pro-rata) + 3% pension
The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for providing a high quality volunteering programme, primarily for the Sexual and Domestic Violence Helpline however also across all other services

Interventions Programme Worker – *Female (15 hours)
£24,646 (pro-rata)+ 3% pension
The Interventions Worker will undertake individual and group work with people that use intimate partner abuse in their relationships. This includes but is not limited to: assessing clients for suitability for the programmes, delivering accredited programmes for both group and individual work, holding an individual caseload and liaising with multiple agencies.
We are looking for experienced, self-motivated, dynamic and creative thinkers to join our team, with exceptional communication and inter-personal skills which will be used to motivate and engage our clients/volunteers. For all posts you must be educated to degree level and/or have relevant substantial work experience and be required to work regular evenings and occasional weekends.

For an application pack or for further details, please visit our website: http://www.freeva.org.uk/get-involved/job-opportunities/ or contact the administrator on (0116) 2550003 or email [email protected]

CV’s will not be accepted and the post-holder will be subject to a DBS check. We are looking for an immediate start.

Closing Date: Monday 30th January 2017
Interviewing: 9th/10th February 2017

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications which reflect the diversity of our community.
*the nature and context of this role is such that this is a genuine Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications which reflect the diversity of our community.

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit a Refuge Support Officer to provide support services to women within our domestic abuse refuges.

We are a well-established, innovative and forward thinking domestic abuse service and are seeking a self-motivated, flexible and experienced individual to join our dynamic team to help us deliver excellent services to vulnerable women  who have experienced domestic abuse and be committed to working in a non-discriminatory manner.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate a good awareness of the needs and issues specific to survivors of domestic abuse and have experience of refuge provision.

The post holder should be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. The person we are looking for will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, providing high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment. Owning a driving licence/own vehicle is preferable.

Job Title: Refuge Support Officer

Hours: 35 hours per week

Contract Type: permanent

Salary: £24,255

Application Deadline: 31st January 2017 5pm

Interview: Wednesday 8th February 2017

Please email [email protected] or call us on 0208 313 9303 for an application pack.

Applications can be submitted by post or email. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks from application deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Female applicants only (Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (S7.2)(e)

BCWA are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Reg. Charity No.1068007

Her Centre

IDSVA Young Women’s Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate (temporary)

Her Centre, a women’s advice service working in Greenwich and Bexley, provide advocacy for young women who have experienced domestic/sexual violence, working with our existing domestic abuse service. We are seeking a part time experienced domestic/sexual violence advisor. Salary is £22,000 per year for 28 hours a week. This post is for 12 months initially, but may be extended a further year.

You will provide a pro-active service to young female victims of domestic/sexual violence in Bexley, which will involve carrying out risk assessments, helping clients access their rights, raising awareness of abuse and consent, monitoring and keeping clients informed of case progress and providing support through the criminal justice system, as well as providing risk awareness sessions. The post requires outreach across Bexley. Car user preferred though not essential.

With experience of working with vulnerable young women, you will have strong crisis management skills and a particular understanding of the needs of young victims of violence. Skills needed are excellent communication skills, youth work or domestic violence work experience, and knowledge of criminal justice issues.

Closing date 27th January, at 5PM. Please email Reshma for application pack at [email protected]

Funded by Big Lottery Due to the intensive and sensitive support involved in this post, the posts are open to women only. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act exemption applies. Her Centre is a registered charity, no. 1070755.

Refuge

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 4,500 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.

Refuge is expanding, launching a large new IDVA service in Hertfordshire and is looking to recruit 2 exceptional deputy managers to work with the service manager to establish and lead this service. Working in a multi-agency setting, the service will support those experiencing domestic violence by advocating powerfully on their behalf and coordinating a range of statutory services to keep them safe and help them navigate the civil and criminal justice systems. The key purpose of this role will be to support front line IDVAs in achieving this.

Job title:     IDVA Service Deputy Manager (maternity cover)

REF:            77 ISDMH                                                                        

Salary:        £29,718 – £31,576 per annum

Hours:        37.5 hours per week                                              

Location:    Hertfordshire

You will be part of a management team, responsible for the delivery and development of high quality independent advocacy services to victims escaping domestic and sexual violence. You will manage and motivate a team of between of front line independent domestic and l violence advocates overseeing their demanding caseloads to deliver positive outcomes for our clients. You will manage relationships and influence professionals across a range of statutory services and the criminal justice system to ensure client safety is prioritised.

 You will have significant experience of providing practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and of managing such a service. You will be able to develop, sustain, and evaluate joint work between agencies, establish good working relationships and negotiate effectively. Experience of managing staff is essential.

 

You will be a strong and effective communicator.  Most importantly you will understand and know how to support survivors to navigate the civil and criminal justice systems in relation to domestic and sexual violence.  An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.

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

Closing date: 20th January 2017

Interviews:    30th & 31st January 2017

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for these roles

These posts are restricted to women due to the nature of the roles. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

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

Refuge

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 4,500 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.

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate – part time (3 days a week)                        

REF: 78 HIDVA

18.75 hours per week

£23,430 – £25,333 per annum pro rata

Hertfordshire

We are recruiting for a skilled domestic violence advocate to provide high quality advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence. You will work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver risk management plans to ensure victims’ safety. You will be responsible for advocating on behalf of survivors of domestic violence in a range of settings and managing and reviewing your cases.

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

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

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities:

www.refuge.org.uk/recruitment 

 Closing date:    20th January 2017                                            

Interview date:   30th & 31st January 2017

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

This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

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

Refuge

Refuge is the country’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 4,500 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 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.

Job title     Peer Mentor Volunteer                                                       

REF:           076 PMGC

Salary        Unpaid, voluntary

Hours         6 to 12 hours per week                                                      

Location    Athena Service Lewisham

We are recruiting peer mentor volunteers to provide high quality support to service users at the Athena service in Lewisham. Your role will involve offering emotional and practical support to clients and helping them to reduce levels of isolation. It will also include answering calls and supporting the Athena service staff with the daily duty system.

We are looking for female* peer mentor volunteers with strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to build good working relationships. You will be pro-active and organised with excellent administration skills and a capacity to work easily with people from a variety of backgrounds. An understanding of gender based violence and its impact on women and children is also desirable.

You must be able to commit to volunteering once or twice a week (Mondays to Fridays, 10am – 4pm) for 6 months. Successful peer mentor volunteers will attend a compulsory 3 days compulsory training.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin 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/recruitment 

 Closing date:   22nd January 2017                                             

Interview date: 1st & 2nd February 2017

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 however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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

Refuge

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 4,500 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.

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate                  

REF: 70 HIDVA

37.5 hours per week

£23,430 – £25,333 per annum

Hertfordshire

We are recruiting for a skilled domestic violence advocate to provide high quality advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence. You will work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver risk management plans to ensure victims’ safety. You will be responsible for advocating on behalf of survivors of domestic violence in a range of settings and managing and reviewing your cases.

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

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

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities:

www.refuge.org.uk/recruitment 

Closing date:    20th January 2017                                            

Interview date:   30th & 31st January 2017

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

This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work.

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

Refuge

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 4,500 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.

Refuge is looking to recruit an exceptional manager to lead its Independent Sexual Violence Advisory (ISVA) Service in Thames Valley. Working in a multi-agency setting across the whole of the Thames Valley Policing area, your service will support those who have experienced sexual violence by advocating powerfully on their behalf and coordinating a range of statutory services to keep them safe and help them navigate the civil and criminal justice systems.

Job title:     Thames Valley ISVA service manager      

REF:            83 TVSM                                                                          

Salary:        £34,181 – £36, 361 per annum

Hours:        37.5 hours per week                                              

Location:    Thames Valley

This service, funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley, has been providing high quality emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence in Thames Valley for just over a year. You will be responsible for managing the delivery and development of this high quality ISVA service. You will manage and motivate a team of specialist staff overseeing their demanding caseloads to deliver positive outcomes for our clients. This role will have a strategic focus and you will work pro-actively in partnership with other agencies, to ensure a coordinated community response and service in order to protect victims and their children. You will manage relationships and influence professionals across a range of statutory services and the criminal justice system to ensure client safety is prioritised.

You will have significant experience of providing practical and emotional support to victims of sexual and domestic violence and of managing such a service. You will be able to develop, sustain, and evaluate joint work between agencies, establish good working relationships and negotiate effectively. Experience of managing and developing teams is essential..

You will be a strong and effective communicator.  Most importantly you will understand and know how to support survivors to navigate the civil and criminal justice systems in relation to domestic and sexual violence.  An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.

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

Closing date: 20th January 2017                       

Interviews:    30th January 2017

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for these roles.

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

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

Women’s Trust

Female Assistant 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 counselling services for women affected by domestic violence.

Requirements

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

Essential Criteria

  • A diploma 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

23rd January 2016 at 12 noon

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

Women’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 counselling  services for women affected by domestic violence.

Requirements

  • Exercise clinical responsibility for Woman’s Trust 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.
  • 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 MSc or MA 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 supervision and co-ordinating counsellors or volunteers
  • Experience of working with women from black and other minority ethnic communities

23rd January at 12 noon

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

yourSanctuary

Children’s Support Worker, Outreach (36 hours per week) – North West Surrey

In the range:  £22,000 – 25,000 pa negotiable, plus benefits

Helping to undo the harm caused to children who have been affected by domestic abuse is a priority for us at yourSanctuary.  We are now looking for a talented and dedicated individual who can provide practical and emotional support to children and young people to help them to make sense of their experience, come to terms with their situation, develop resilience and grow in both self-esteem and confidence.

You will have responsibility for assessing needs, building relationships with children and their non-abusive parent, acting as an advocate and working in partnership with schools and external agencies.

This is a varied and interesting role where experience of working with children on a one-to-one and group basis is essential together with experience of providing relational therapeutic support via play, key working, mentoring etc.  An understanding of attachment based practice, protective behaviour strategies, safeguarding and working within an ethical framework is desirable.

You will need to be a well organised, flexible and highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills; able to work on your own initiative and in a joint working environment.  In return, we can offer you the opportunity to develop your skills and experience whilst being part of a friendly and supportive team.   We offer a contributory pension scheme, 25 days holiday and an employee assistance programme.

Applicants must have a full driving licence with daily access to a reliable car and be able to undertake emergency on-call duties as part of a rota (in which all frontline staff partake).

Closing date:  9am Monday 23rd January 2017, although please note that applications will be considered upon receipt so the post may be filled at an earlier date.

For the full job description and person specification please visit our website: http://www.yoursanctuary.org.uk/jobs/.   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.

Advance

ADVANCE is seeking a new Treasurer!

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of women and children?

Do you have accounting abilities and the ability to brief others on the financial picture leading to strong and effective financial governance of a medium sized charity?

Then read on and apply!

ADVANCE is a nationally recognised women’s charity based in Hammersmith working to support women to cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse and supporting women who are at risk of offending or with short term sentences to reduce offending. Established in 1998 to work within domestic abuse, we specialise in a range of services which support women at high risk through services based at our Hammersmith offices but also co-located offices across three West London boroughs. Our work with women offenders is being rolled out to an additional 13 boroughs in south, north and east London within a new 3 year contract. We work closely with other agencies involved in the coordinated response to domestic abuse including the Police, Probation Service, Magistrates and Crown Court, the Crown Prosecution Service, local authority Family and Children’s Services, and other support agencies. Our staff team now represents over 40 skilled and committed women across both of our programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity for a treasurer to join our experienced and committed board of trustees. You will be part of a recruitment of up to three new Trustees to join our Board to help influence our strategic direction for the next three years. You will join a group of committed and skilled group of 8 Trustees and have an interview and full induction from the Chief Executive and other board members.

You will have the financial skills to support the following key tasks:

• Setting the budget with our accountant
• Chairing and leading the Finance Sub Group which reports back to the board
• Assessing the financial risks to the organisation and making recommendations to the board and CEO
• Supporting the CEO with financial decisions and their implications

With the board you will be responsible for the governance, strategic direction and sustainability of the organisation alongside a highly, skilled committed and welcoming team.

This is a voluntary, unpaid appointment although reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date for applications: not specified
Interviews: date to be confirmed

To apply: please download the information pack and application form from our website at www.advancecharity.org.uk. Completed applications should be emailed to: [email protected]

For an informal discussion about the work of ADVANCE please contact the CEO, Anna Smith: [email protected]

Advance

Advance is seeking new Trustees

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of women and children?

Do you have interests or expertise in one or more of the following areas?

  • Fundraising – both Trusts & Foundations and HNW individuals
  • Knowledge of the violence against women and girls sector
  • Charity finance, budget setting and legislation
  • Senior management

ADVANCE is a nationally recognised women’s charity based in Hammersmith working to support women to cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse and supporting women who are at risk of offending or with short term sentences to reduce offending.  Established in 1998 to work within domestic abuse, we specialise in a range of services which support women at high risk through services based at our Hammersmith offices but also co-located offices across three West London boroughs.  Our work with women offenders is being rolled out to an additional 13 boroughs in south, north and east London within a new 3 year contract. We work closely with other agencies involved in the coordinated response to domestic abuse including the Police, Probation Service, Magistrates and Crown Court, the Crown Prosecution Service, local authority Family and Children’s Services, and other support agencies.  Our staff team is now over 40 skilled and committed women.

This is an exciting opportunity for up to three new Trustees to join our Board to help influence our strategic direction for the next three years. You will join a group of committed and skilled group of 8 Trustees and have an interview and full induction from the Chief Executive and other board members.

You will work with existing Trustees to collectively:

  • Support the delivery of ADVANCE’s objects and strategy and ensure the independence of its service so that it can prioritise the safety of its service users and their children.
  • Act at all times in the interests of the organisation and its mission and govern the charity in a manner which allows ADVANCE to deliver the best possible services to vulnerable women.
  • Direct the operational management and performance of ADVANCE, ensuring it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the outcomes for which it is accountable.

We are particularly looking for Trustees with experience in Fundraising, Charity Finance & Legislation and VAWG sector knowledge and would welcome applicants from women from BAME groups and lesbian or bisexual women as these groups are underrepresented on the board.

ADVANCE is a women-led organisation and is committed to equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Trustees are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

This is a voluntary, unpaid appointment although reasonable travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date for applications: not specified

Interviews: date to be confirmed

To apply: please download the information pack and application form from our website at www.advanceacharity.org.uk.   Completed applications should be emailed to:  [email protected]  

For an informal discussion about the work of ADVANCE please contact the CEO, Anna Smith: [email protected]

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]

Advance is seeking an Intern

Corporate Prospect Research and Development  Intern Female*   (3 days a week)

A great opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Prospect Researcher at a charity based in London.

Advance are domestic violence specialists. We are a women-only organisation, providing emotional and practical support to women in London. All our services are free and confidential. A large part of our work is crisis intervention – for women who require urgent help and face imminent danger.

Advance plans to develop corporate support to broaden awareness of our services, fundraise, offer capacity support around areas such as  business planning and we also want to offer a series of lunchtime sessions to corporations to support their awareness and response to domestic abuse.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • To carry out research through a range of sources, including the Internet, publications and other external contacts, including other charities, in order to obtain relevant information that can contribute   to proposals
  • Analyse and present research findings in a written or verbal format, including preparing briefing notes and making recommendations in order to contribute to the agreed corporate fundraising strategy

In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of success in information research
  • Experience in using Windows based software packages, specifically Excel
  • An excellent telephone manner
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Ability to collect data from various sources, analyse findings, identify opportunities, evaluate their
  • viability and present the information clearly
  • A positive, can-do attitude

This exciting position will work alongside the CEO who is leading on this initiative and with a team including the Fundraising Officer and fundraising interns. You will make initial calls and develop links with corporations researching their Corporate Social Responsibility history and attend initial meetings with Advance staff.

You will learn how to present and sell an organisation, the workings of charitable funding and corporate  giving and support our media links and twitter/Facebook links to other partners and corporations.

It will be a creative and innovative role forging new links and achievements for Advance. Advance offers a supportive learning environment and opportunities across the organisation and 35 staff to develop and learn.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and particularly welcomes applications from BME groups and the LBT community. The role is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

To find out more about the role speak to:

Anna Smith CEO – 07962346546 [email protected]

Aanchal Clare Fundraising Officer – 07506 747015 [email protected]

To apply: Visit http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/  select “Internship”and  download the volunteer application form.

Completed volunteer 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

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.

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