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London – Programme Coordinator

London – Volunteer Engagement Manager

London – Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women and Girls)

Bristol – Female* Trainee Safe House Support Worker

London – Family Support Worker

London – Duty Worker

London – Counsellor

London – Helpline Worker

London – Director (Maternity leave cover)

London – Refuge Coordinator

London – LBTQ adviser and outreach worker

Bristol and South Glous – Female* Safe House Support Worker (full time)

Birmingham – Team Supervisor DV Services

Warwickshire – DVA Support Worker – Refuge Based

Warwickshire – Community Outreach Worker (with a specialism in Forced Marriage/Honour Based Abuse – FM/HBA)

London – Respect Helpline Advisor (x2)

Worcester – Refuge Support Worker

Worcester, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Sussex – Complex Needs Domestic Abuse Worker

Sussex – Domestic Abuse Outreach Service Manager

Bristol – Female* Crisis Response Worker

Aylesbury – Director of Services

Bedford – Quality and Innovation Coordinator 

Bromley & Croydon – Resettlement Officer

Bromley & Croydon – NRPF/EEA Outreach Officer

Berkshire – Volunteer Coordinator

Manchester – Positive Relationships Key Worker

Manchester – Mental Health – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) – Female*

London – Senior Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

London – Legal, Policy and Campaigns Officer

Leeds – Call Handler (language speaking Urdu/Punjabi/Mirpuri)

Leeds – Business Support Officer

Lancashire – IRIS Advocate Educator  

Bromley & Croydon – Business Support Officer

Bromley & Croydon – Young People’s Outreach Officer

South Derbyshire and Erewash – Manager

Bristol – Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Manager

Birmingham & Solihull – MARAC IDVA with language specialism 

Birmingham & Solihull – Family Support Worker 

Birmingham & Solihull – Housing IDVAs 

Birmingham & Solihull – NHS IDVA

Birmingham & Solihull – Drop In Worker

Nottingham – Family Court Support Worker

London – Counselling Services Manager

London – Ascent Counselling Coordinator

Nottinghamshire – MHCLG Female Children’s Refuge Support Worker 

Nottinghamshire – Female Farr Centre Facilitator

London – Specialist Advocate

London – Youth Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (Hospital Setting)

London – Senior Children and Young Person’s Advocate

London – Executive Support Officer

Nottingham – Secondary Schools Healthy Relationships Coordinator

London – Advice & Helpline Volunteers/ Navigator – Sexual Violence Services/ Team Leader – Advice and Gateway Services (Female Applicants Only)/ Honorary Counsellors – (Female Applicants Only)

London – Head of Innovations and Partnerships/ Floating Support Worker / MARAC Co-ordinator

London – Admin Officer

London/Home Counties – Case Workers / Qualified IDVAs / Senior Qualified IDVAs

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Women’s Health and Family Services

Programme Coordinator – Maternity Mates

(Closing date: Midday, March 1st 2019)

Location: E1, London
Salary: £26,342 per annum, pro rata
Contract: 4 days per week or full-time
Programmes: Peer support for vulnerable pregnant women and survivors of FGM

About the role: The Programme Coordinator role is a great opportunity to be part of a team transforming the lives of vulnerable women with multiple complex needs during pregnancy using peer support. The Programme Coordinator will take full responsibility for the day to day implementation and delivery of peer-led Maternity Mates Programme in the borough of Newham.

It will require working closely with delivery partners such as the midwifery and perinatal mental health teams for a sustainable and impactful programme. Equally important, will be the careful matching of Maternity Mates with pregnant mums for transformational change to lives. This role will report to and work closely with the Head of Programmes to achieve the goals set by both the funders and the charity.

About you: You will be an experienced community programme or project coordinator who has successfully managed a complex community peer-led project. You will need to be experienced at monitoring and evaluating the programme, gathering evidence for your reports to funders.

Your knowledge of community asset development will enable to you make recommendations for enhancing or improving the programme for the benefit of the vulnerable mums we support. You will need to be confident to undertake presentations to our stakeholders and take part in other promotional activities. You will have experience of inspiring and motivating volunteers and demonstrate an understanding of the challenges facing vulnerable communities.

You will develop effective working relationships with your colleagues and be an active part of building and maintaining a learning culture in the organisation. You will use your knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to assist the Head of Programmes to achieve our ambitions to support more women. You will demonstrate the values of WHFS and be passionate and committed to women’s empowerment.

To apply: Please email your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description and person specification (link below), maximum of 2 sides of A4.

Send to [email protected]

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/women-s-health-family-services/programme-coordinator-maternity-mates-female-applicants-only-/622047?tsId=2&referrerIsJobSearch=True&rankId=4

Women’s Health and Family Services

Volunteer Engagement Manager

(Closing date: 04 March 2019)

Location: E1, London
Salary: £29,000 per annum
Contract: Full-time
Programmes: Peer support for vulnerable pregnant women and survivors of FGM

About the role: The Volunteer Engagement Manager is an exciting new role which will transform our current volunteer experience and implement a strategic plan to help us increase the number of volunteers as we respond to changing needs of our beneficiaries. It is an integral role for the success of our programmatic delivery and future plans to support more vulnerable women with multiple complex needs during pregnancy and those who have survived FGM.

About you: You will be an experienced and dynamic Volunteer Engagement Manager with a successful track record of working with volunteers from diverse backgrounds and who will have different expectations for their time as a volunteer. You will be experienced with gathering and interpreting data to determine strategies for recruitment, motivating and retaining volunteers; at ease with influencing stakeholders, making presentations, delivering small training sessions and championing new ideas for success. You will share our values and be passionate and committed to improving the lives of vulnerable women.

To apply: Please email your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement in support of your application; this should describe how your experience and skills meet the requirements of the job description and person specification (link below), maximum of 2 sides of A4.

Send to [email protected]

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/women-s-health-family-services/volunteer-engagement-manager-female-applicants-only-/621993?tsId=2&referrerIsJobSearch=True&rankId=1

Nia

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women and Girls)

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

nia is an approved member of Rape Crisis England and Wales, an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system

We are delighted to have received funding from Comic Relief to launch a Black and Minoritised Women Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy service. This post will be based within our Huggett Women’s Centre in Dagenham and will be co-located within the East London Rape Crisis Service.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women and Girls)
Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week
Term: Funded until December 2021
Salary: £25,000-£28,500 (inclusive of London weighting and dependant on qualification)

The ISVA will provide proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence in and outside of the criminal justice system. She will run drop ins/groups for Black and Minoritised (BME) Victim-Survivors in Dagenham. The ISVA will provide a service that is sensitive to the additional barriers, stigma and discrimination that BME women experience

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

Closing Date: 10am, 11th March 2019

Interview date: 22nd March 2019

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

Next Link

Female* Trainee Safe House Support Worker (full time – Fixed Term contract until 31st May with a possible extension of 1 year)

Salary: Point 18, £18, 870 (rising to £19, 554 on 1st April 2019)
Contract: Fixed Term until 31st May with a possible extension of 1 year.
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Location: Bristol
(includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis)

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

We are looking for highly motivated women to work as a trainee within a dynamic fast paced team. You will be supported to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies to contribute to and assist in providing high quality safe house accommodation and support to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery.

The successful Candidate will have:
– an understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
– empathy with the needs of survivors of domestic abuse and the barriers they face
– the ability to build relationships with service users
– the ability to complete risk assessments, needs assessments and support plans
– the ability to learn new skills and a commitment to learning in the workplace
– an understanding of cultural diversity
– a full driving licence and access to transport

Benefits:

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

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am 12th March 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 19th March 2019.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

[email protected]

Solace Women’s Aid

Family Support Worker

Location: Lambeth
Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,500 – £27,500 per annum.
Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,500-£24,000 per annum
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: SWA2759

Closing Date: 1st March 2019 – 12pm
Interview Date: 8th March 2019

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

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

About the Service
Solace provides safe refuge and move on accommodation to hundreds of women and children made homeless through domestic or sexual abuse. We run 19 refuges across London, including specialist refuge spaces for women with multiple needs. Of these, this role will involve working across two refuges in the borough of Lambeth, in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

About the Role
The primary role of a Family Support Worker is to provide effective, efficient and supportive service to children and their mothers residing in refuge with Solace Women’s Aid. The staff member will lead on the development of a child and family-centred approach to work in the refuge. In so doing, they will:

  • Develop and deliver a range of trauma-informed services to children and young people (0-16 years) and their mothers within the refuge and when they are resettled into the community
  • Ensure the completion of comprehensive assessments of family needs and risk of families, ensuring an integrated approach with children and adult services (internal and external)
  • Ensure ongoing development of age appropriate children activities
  • Promote ‘Integrated Working’ through internal and external mechanisms in partnership with colleagues and community partnerships
  • Coordinate the delivery of activities through session staff, volunteers and student placements

About You

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable children, young people and/or families, as well as knowledge of the effects that domestic abuse can have on young people.

You will be familiar with Assessment, Action Planning and Evaluation for families, with experience of maintaining records. You will also have the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as in partnership with other agencies or professionals, to promote family/child wellbeing.

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

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form for this role to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

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

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

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

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Duty Worker

Location: Waltham Forest
Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,500 – £27,500 per annum.
Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,500-£24,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hrs
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: SWA2760

Closing Date: 5th March 2019
Interview Date: 14th March 2019

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

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

About the Service

Waltham Forest Advocacy & Support Services (SASS) provide free and confidential support to survivors of abuse within the community. The teams are made up of professional staff offering short to medium term support to women and men affected by domestic and sexual violence. Our teams offer information, advocacy and specialist services to increase safety and meet a range of needs – these can include ongoing safety concerns, emotional or housing support, legal options, reporting to the police, help around child contact, benefits and financial advice.

About the Role

The Duty Worker will lead on dealing with incoming referrals to the Waltham Forest Domestic Violence Advocacy Service. The role will involve processing all referrals, liaising with professionals, processing referrals and establishing initial contact as per the service’s contract requirement. This will include intake of new self-referrals that the service receives. The process of initial contact will involve completing a SafeLives risk assessment, assessing the service user’s practical and therapeutic needs and supporting with any urgent needs that arise during this contact. Additionally, the duty worker will refer out to MARAC and complete adult or child safeguarding referrals where required in line with SWA’s policies and procedures. The Duty Worker will maintain and manage any waiting lists with weekly follow up contact and will work closely with the Service Manager and all members of the team in relation to the allocation of cases.

About You

Ideal candidates will have demonstrable experience of working with those affected by domestic and/or sexual violence, as well as experience of managing risk and following case management procedures to meet the needs of a diverse and vulnerable client group.
You will have some knowledge of housing, welfare and policy relating to domestic/sexual violence, alongside excellent administrative and time management skills, and the ability to effectively manage a busy caseload and allocations list.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form for this role to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

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

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

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

Jewish Women’s Aid

Counsellor – London

Self-employed

1 day per week (7 hours) inclusive of 5 client hours
£150 per day

Jewish Women’s Aid is setting up a Sexual Violence Service – The Dina Project – offering Advocacy through the Criminal Justice System, a Helpline and Counselling for survivors.
We are looking to recruit a counsellor who will provide specialist counselling to survivors of sexual abuse aged 16+. You will be a qualified counsellor, accredited with either BACP or UKCP and have an excellent understanding and practice of working with PTSD and sexual violence trauma from a predominantly person centred perspective; a knowledge and understanding of the Jewish community is essential.

Please go to www.jwa.org.uk to download an application pack, or contact Suzi or Caroline (Office Manager) on [email protected] or 020 8445 8060.

Closing date: 7th March 2019
Interviews: 25th March 2019

This post is advertised in accordance with section 7.2 (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act. Only women need apply. Registered charity number: 1047045

Jewish Women’s Aid

Helpline Worker – London

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only charity in the UK working with Jewish women and their children affected by domestic and sexual violence.

21 hours per week
£25,000 – £27,000 pro rata
18 month contract with possibility of extension.

Jewish Women’s Aid is setting up a Sexual Violence Service – The Dina Project – offering Advocacy through the Criminal Justice System, a Helpline and Counselling for survivors.

We are looking to recruit a helpline worker to offer telephone information and support to female survivors of sexual violence and abuse. The role will involve supporting survivors, family members, professionals and community members by offering information, resources and processing referrals into the face to face services at the Dina Project.

You will be empathic and be able to provide non-directive information and support. You will have experience of offering telephone support and have a working knowledge of the criminal justice system; a knowledge and understanding of sexual violence and the Jewish community is essential.

Please go to www.jwa.org.uk to download an application pack, or contact Suzi or Caroline (Office Manager) on [email protected] or 020 8445 8060.

Closing date: 7th March 2019
Interviews: 18th March 2019

This post is advertised in accordance with section 7.2 (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act. Only women need apply. Registered charity number: 1047045

Latin American Women’s Aid

Director (Maternity leave cover)

Responsible line manager: Board of trustees

Salary NJC SCP41 £39.500 per annum including inner London weighting

Hours 35 hours per week, full time plus refuge out-of-office telephone cover (when necessary) as part of the staff Rota. (Not included in salary mentioned above)

Job Purpose: To manage and oversee the development of Latin American Women’s Aid in accordance with the board decisions.

Location LAWA Main Office (The Print House) and LAWA’s refuges

In light of the nature of work and focus of LAWA, the organisation considers the candidate’s race and gender, to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Parag 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010.

To find the complete JD, please click here.

LAWA aims to be an Equal Opportunities employer. This posts is open to Latin American or any other minoritised women only and are exempt under the Quality Act 2010.
No agencies. Please note that we can’t provide any visa sponsorship.

To apply to this post please send your CV to [email protected]. Please, indicate in the subject of the email to which post you are applying for. Deadline: 17 of March 2019

Latin American Women’s Aid

Refuge Coordinator

Responsible to Refuge Manager

Salary NJC Scale SCP 32 £28.500 pro rata per annum including inner London weighting

Hours 37.5 hours a week

Job purpose: To manage the day to day refuge duties in terms of housing management, conflict resolution, and case work empowering women in the refuge through facilities services. Encourage them to rediscover their inner strengths and continue their personal development, in order to achieve self-determination and independence.

Language required English, Spanish (Essential) and Portuguese (Desirable)

Expected date to start 5th March 2018

Requirement’s In light of the nature of work and focus of LAWA, the organisation considers the candidate’s race and gender, to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Parag 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• To manage the delivery of high quality support to women and children escaping domestic violence, trafficking and forced prostitution including managing refuge housing in accordance with Refuge’s operational policies and procedures.
• To ensure efficient management of rent collections and voids ensuring that all financial processes are undertaken in accordance with Refuge’s financial procedures.
• To manage an allocated budget in conjunction with the Refuge Manager and the Finance Team.
• To ensure the highest standard of accommodation is achieved and that housing maintenance tasks are regularly carried out.
• To conduct key work sessions on a regular basis and keep casework records up-to-date in accordance with Refuge’s requirements. And to develop Individual support plans (action plan and review of the action plan).
• To conduct comprehensive risk assessment, personal safety planning, advice on legal remedies, welfare benefit advice, housing advice, child support measures and enabling clients to access specialist legal advice, counselling and other services which will enable them to develop their skills and integrate into the community. (Inform line manager of any risks.)
• To provide service users with appropriate emotional support.
• To refer women to specialist agencies where appropriate as part of their support plan. Liaise, arrange appointments in relation to the woman’s case until she is able to do this herself and/or the issue has been resolved, and accompany them to appointments if appropriate.

To find the complete job description, please click here. LAWA aims to be an Equal Opportunities employer. This posts is open to Latin American or any other minoritised LBTQ women only and are exempt under the Quality Act 2010. No agencies

Please note that we can’t provide any visa sponsorship.

To apply to this post please send your CV and a letter expressing why you want to join LAWA, to [email protected] Please, indicate in the subject of the email to which post you are applying for. Deadline: 4 of March 2019

Latin American Women’s Aid

LBTQ adviser and outreach worker

Responsible to VAWG Service Manager

Job purpose: To provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of gender violence, domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk within the LBTQ women community, and assist in developing our wider service to ensure that women of the LBTQ community are reached, encouraged to access our services and supported effectively. To work within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse.

Total salary £15,500

Dedication time 14 hours

In light of the nature of work and focus of LAWA, the organisation considers the candidate’s race and gender, to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Parag 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Identify and assess the risks and needs of LBTQ domestic abuse victims using an evidence-based risk identification checklist.
• Focus on and prioritise LBTQ high risk cases and provide a pro-active, short to medium term crisis intervention service through individual safety planning and personal support.
• Work with LBTQ high risk victims of domestic abuse to help them access services to keep them and their children safe.
• Advocate for LBTQ high risk victims with agencies who can help to address the domestic abuse.
• Manage a case load ensuring each client receives the appropriate service individual to their needs.
• Support the empowerment of the LBTQ client and assist them in recognising the features and dynamics of domestic abuse present in their situation, and help them regain control of their lives.
• Understand multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting which will include participation at the MARAC. You will contribute interventions and help design a plan to protect victims and any children, while maintaining an independent role on behalf of your client, keeping their safety as central to any response.
• Comply with LAWA’s data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures and all legislation connected to your work.
• Support LAWA’s colleagues and partner agencies, through awareness raising and institutional advocacy, in order to provide the best possible service for victims of domestic abuse and take a lead in raising awareness about the needs of the LBTQI community and how these can most effectively be addressed.

To find the complete JD, please click here.

LAWA aims to be an Equal Opportunities employer. This posts is open to Latin American or any other minoritised LBTQ women only and are exempt under the Quality Act 2010. No agencies
Please note that we can’t provide any visa sponsorship.

To apply to this post please send your CV and a letter expressing why you want to join LAWA, to [email protected] Please, indicate in the subject of the email to which post you are applying for. Deadline: 8 of March 2019

Next Link

Female* Safe House Support Worker (full time)

Salary:           Point 22, £21,074      

Contract:       Permanent

Hours:            37.5 hrs per week

Location:       Bristol and South Glos

                        (includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis)

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

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

The successful Candidate will have:

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

Benefits:

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

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am 4th March 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 7th March 2019.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

[email protected]

Trident Group

Team Supervisor DV Services

We are a registered care and support charity that offers services to just over 6000 people within the Midlands. These services include supporting people within registered care, domiciliary care, people with learning difficulties, those with mental health issues, young people at risk, older people, BME groups, people at risk of being homeless and those fleeing domestic abuse. Trident has over 50 years of delivering homes, services and innovation in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Midlands. It employs more than 800 staff, works with over 150 volunteers and provides training places and apprenticeships for many more.

About the role

Due to continued growth we are looking for an experienced Team Supervisor to lead a team of support workers to provide key support to adults experiencing domestic abuse. You will have experience and skills in delivering community based domestic abuse services and proactively seek out partnerships and new forms of funding to enhance the support we give to those accessing our services as well as ensuring the high quality of service delivery is met.

Salary: £18,600

Hours: 37.5 hours

Location:Birmingham

About You

  • Team Supervisor leading a team of support workers to provide key support to adults experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Fully aware of Supporting People guidelines you will work to deliver a high quality person centred support service that meets the diverse needs of our customer base.
  • Knowledge of all relevant legislation and statutory duties
  • You will ensure that all women accessing the service are given the best possible support, supervise the team’s workload and oversee the successful delivery of the contract for the services.
  • You will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse, relevant experience,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a level 4 qualification in a Social care setting (or level 3 with relevant experience).
  • Develop existing partner relationships and create new opportunities for customers and the business
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to maintain a calm and decisive

Please note it is a genuine occupational requirement (GOR) for all applicants to be female (Schedule 9, Part1 of the Equality Act 2010 applies) this post holder to be female due to the customer group.

Applying

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live in the UK

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure and barring service (DBS).

Please send your current CV to [email protected]  by close of business on the 8th of March 2019

Coventry Haven

DVA SUPPORT WORKER – REFUGE BASED

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team who work to promote the safety and well-being of women, children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse?

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

DVA SUPPORT WORKER – REFUGE BASED

Pt 22 – £20,661 per annum (FTE)
30 hours per week (6 hrs per day plus out of hours/on call) 25 days leave + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid provides safe, temporary and supported accommodation for vulnerable women and children fleeing domestic violence and abuse, to offer respite and safeguarding from further abuse, and provide support for the emotional and physical needs of women and children fleeing domestic abuse.
We also assist women in securing move on accommodation for the future and to develop recreational and learning facilities for women and children during their stay with us.
We are a passionate and dedicated team who are all committed to providing the highest quality of service possible. We are constantly evaluating our work in partnership with our service users to ensure that we maintain quality and that the women and children we support are truly at the heart of everything we do.
If this resonates with you, please apply!

To request an application pack:
Email: [email protected] or Download from the ‘Get Involved’ page on our website at
www.coventryhaven.co.uk

Closing date: 2pm on 5th April 2019 Shortlisting and invitation to interview by 9th April 2019

Interviews will be held the following week

This post is applicable to women only. The role is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (schedule9: Equality Act 2010). Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before commencing employment.

Coventry Haven

Community Outreach Worker (with a specialism in Forced Marriage/Honour Based Abuse – FM/HBA)

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team who work to promote the safety and well-being of women, children and young people affected by domestic violence and abuse?

As a result of the continued success and development of Coventry Haven Women’s Aid we are looking to recruit the following post:

Community Outreach Worker (with a specialism in Forced Marriage/Honour Based Abuse – FM/HBA)

To join our Outreach Team to deliver a high quality support service to women and girls experiencing domestic abuse and/or at risk of forced marriage and so called “honour” based abuse, using community language(s) as appropriate.

Pt 22 – £20,661 per annum (FTE) 20 hours per week
25 days leave + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

The ability to speak one or more languages other than English is a preferred requirement for this role.
For more information about the role please see the Job Description.

To apply for the position please print and complete an application pack. CVs will not be accepted.
In order for us to monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment strategy we would also appreciate if you would complete our Equalities and Diversity questionnaire. This will not affect your application.

To request an application pack:
Email: [email protected] or Download from the ‘Get Involved’ page on our website at
www.coventryhaven.co.uk

Closing date: 2pm on 5th April 2019 Shortlisting and invitation to interview by 9th April 2019

Interviews will be held the following week.

On appointment eligible staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and provide references. We positively encourage applications from the Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

This post is applicable to women only. The role is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (schedule9: Equality Act 2010). Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before commencing employment.

Respect

Respect Helpline Advisor (x2)

1 full-time post, 35hrs per week (HW5) and

1 part-time post, 21 hrs per week (HW3), Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Respect scale related to NJC point 30-34 (£30,995- £34,403p.a. pro-rata for the part-time post). London (opportunity to occasionally work from home after successful completion of probationary period).

Respect is looking for two Helpline Advisors to join our highly skilled and friendly team supporting service users on our domestic violence helplines, both accredited with Helpline Partnership’s Quality Standard:

• Men’s Advice Line, the national helpline for male victims of domestic violence
• Respect Phoneline, national helpline for domestic violence perpetrators needing help to change.

The successful candidates will have:
a) An understanding of the nature of domestic violence
b) Experience of domestic violence related client work;
c) Experience of providing information, advice and support by telephone in a helpline environment
d) The ability to cover up to two evening shifts per week (Monday and Wednesday 17:00-20:00) on a rota system with colleagues.
And other skills and abilities as described in the Person Specification.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 15.03.19 (noon).
GROUP ALL-DAY INTERVIEWS: 20.03.19.

For more information: http://respect.uk.net/job-opportunity-helpline-advisor-x2/

WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID

[Charity No 1078496]

Refuge Support Worker

West Mercia Women’s Aid is the leading regional charity working with those who have experienced domestic violence and abuse, with over 30 years of service delivery and campaigning. We are seeking to recruit:

30 hours per week (based in Worcester)
Salary: £18,389 p.a. (Pro Rata – £14,910)

Part of a dedicated support team, you will provide individual support, risk assessment and safety planning to women living temporarily in a WMWA refuge, or living in the community. The role requires knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it, and a commitment to the values of empowerment and equality. In addition you will liaise with external agencies, and make referrals into other WMWA services. You will carry out practical tasks to ensure the smooth running of the refuge, and offer support to residents, including advising on budgeting, welfare and housing benefits, and assisting residents in obtaining and resettling into permanent accommodation.

Refuge Workers provide up to 4 sessions of out-of-hours on-call cover per month (evenings/weekends) for which an additional allowance is paid.

You will have experience of working with vulnerable people providing emotional, practical and welfare support. You will have strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.

For further information details on how to apply, please go to our website at
http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities

We recommend that you refer to the job description for this post and would request that you also attach an Equal Opportunities Form, details on our Website.

WMWA offers on-going training to support your personal and professional development, provides regular supervision and the opportunity for you to contribute toward the development of the service. Benefits include 33 days holiday per year and an employee pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Thursday, 28th February 2019

Interviews will be held on the 14th March 2019

All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1
All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references

WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the local community

WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID

[Charity No 1078496]

West Mercia Women’s Aid is the leading regional charity working with those who have experienced domestic violence and abuse, with over 30 years of service delivery and campaigning.  We are seeking to recruit:

INDEPENDENT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORS

Full Time and Part Time Roles Available

Based in Worcester, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin

Salary:  £23,180 p.a.

As an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor you will be part of helping us achieve our mission of reducing the incidents of domestic abuse in the West Mercia region.

The role is to provide crisis support and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse who have been assessed as being at high risk. It requires knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it, and a commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.  You will in addition liaise with external agencies, and participate in local MARACs (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference).

You will have experience of working with vulnerable people providing emotional and practical support. Whatever your background you will have strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries

Further information including application form and  job description, can be downloaded from http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities

WMWA offers on-going training to support your personal and professional development, provides regular supervision and the opportunity for you to contribute toward the development of the service. Benefits include 33 days holiday per year and an employee pension scheme.

Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon on Thursday, 28th February 2019

Interviews will be held weeks commencing 4th & 11th March 2019

All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references

WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections  of the local  community

Safe in Sussex

Complex Needs Domestic Abuse Worker

35 hours per week to be worked over 5 days

Salary: £23,649 (actual)

The Complex Needs Worker will work alongside refuge staff to provide a safe and empowering environment for women escaping domestic abuse, across the refuge provision. She will be responsible for implementing a range of interventions and support measures as part of an integrated package of health, therapeutic and social support to women experiencing domestic abuse with additional complex needs.
Safe in Sussex is launching a new domestic abuse outreach service in West Sussex. This is an exciting time to join our expanding organisation which seeks to break the cycle of abuse through freedom and education.

We have the following vacancies all of which have an 18 month fixed term contract and are funded through MHCLG.

Due to the nature of the work, this post has a genuine occupational requirement to be open to females only and is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1

For an application pack please email [email protected] clearly stating the role you wish to apply for.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th February 2019

Safe in Sussex

Domestic Abuse Outreach Service Manager

35 hours per week. To be worked over 5 days.

Salary: £25,541 (actual)

The Domestic Abuse Community Outreach Service Manager will develop in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, an Outreach Service in West Sussex which will provide support and advocacy to individuals experiencing domestic abuse/violence.

Safe in Sussex is launching a new domestic abuse outreach service in West Sussex. This is an exciting time to join our expanding organisation which seeks to break the cycle of abuse through freedom and education.

We have the following vacancies all of which have an 18 month fixed term contract and are funded through MHCLG.

Due to the nature of the work, this post has a genuine occupational requirement to be open to females only and is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1

For an application pack please email [email protected] clearly stating the role you wish to apply for.

The closing date for all applications is Thursday 28th February 2019.

Next Link

Female* Crisis Response Worker

Salary:            Point 22: £21,074

Contract:       Fixed Term until August 2019 (with the possibility of extension until 2020)

Hours:            37.5

Location:       Bristol

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

We are looking for a Crisis Response Worker to join the team and work within a dynamic, fast paced crisis intervention advocacy and support service.

Your role will include:

  • Responding to emergency and crisis situations to women and children experiencing domestic abuse
  • Providing support, advice, advocacy, signposting or direct intervention
  • Providing short term support (up to 4 weeks); advising women on criminal justice/ and civil remedies
  • Empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery
  • Some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis and participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota

The successful Candidate will have:

  • Experience of working with women in crisis
  • An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
  • The ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in an effective manner
  • Experience of risk assessment, co-producing risk management and safety plans
  • Experience of managing own caseload
  • A full driving licence and access to transport

Benefits:

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

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by Monday, 9am 4th March 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 11th March 2019.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

[email protected]

Aylesbury Women’s Aid

Director of Services

Hours of Work:         37 per week (flexible and will include occasional evening work)

Location:                    Aylesbury 

Responsible to:         Trustees of Aylesbury Women’s Aid

Salary scale:              NJC Payscale (From April 2019) 31-35

For more than 30 years Aylesbury Women’s Aid has been supporting women, children, and young people who are, or have been affected by domestic abuse. Working from a feminist perspective, we are committed to the principle of self-help. We provide free information, emotional support, and access to safe temporary accommodation, empowering women to determine their own futures free from abuse and violence.

Based in Aylesbury town centre, we are a small team providing a vital service. Following retirement, we are looking for an exceptional and confident individual to take over the leadership of our team and work independently to ensure the smooth and efficient management of Aylesbury Women’s Aid’s operations while setting a clear vision for the future.

The Director of Services post is a pivotal and rewarding role in a small and growing charity. We were successful in winning the Buckinghamshire Domestic Violence Integrated Contract commencing 1st April 2016 and in April 2019 we begin the first year of an extended contract. AWA is the lead organisation for the delivery of services across Buckinghamshire. We work closely and collaboratively with Wycombe Women’s Aid (WWA) who offer services to the south of the county whilst AWA deliver services to women and children in the Vale of Aylesbury, which covers the towns of Aylesbury and Buckingham as well as their surrounding villages.

The successful candidate will join Aylesbury Women’s Aid at an important and challenging time as local authorities prepare to move into a new unitary authority structure by 1 April 2020. As we work in partnership with local authority agencies, it will be the new post holder’s responsibility to navigate this transition, ensuring the stability of Aylesbury Women’s Aid during this period.

Reporting into the voluntary Board of Trustees and working within a collaborative team approach, the Director of Services role carries the ultimate responsibility for all aspects of the coordination and management of the refuge facilities and services and the Outreach and Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) services.

You will supervise a dedicated and steadfast team, provide strategic and operational leadership and vision, ensure the financial sustainability of the organisation, maintain existing relationships as well as cultivate new links with a variety of external partners and stakeholders, raise awareness of the issues related to domestic violence and advocate for improvements in local services and Government policy.

Our ideal candidate will be a passionate, dynamic, and organised senior manager who has experience of working in the voluntary sector, operating at board level, proven financial acumen and knowledge of good governance. Knowledge of safeguarding, child protection, and the impact domestic violence has on women and children is also essential. Strong self-awareness and interpersonal skills are a necessity.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a feminist perspective, which underpins all our work. This post will also be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only.  (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1).

Closing date: 11 March 2019

For more information, full job description and person specification, please visit our website: https://www.aylesburywomensaid.org.uk/job-and-voluntary-opportunities/

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

Resettlement Officer

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit a Resettlement Officer who is passionate about working with domestic abuse survivors.

The post holder will provide one-to-one practical and emotional resettlement support to women living in the partnership’s domestic abuse refuges and will provide support in the move on process, by helping achieve independent living and reducing time spent in refuge accommodation.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate a good awareness of the needs and issues specific to domestic abuse and the housing sector, as well as a good
understanding of the effects of domestic abuse and the specific issues around resettling in the community after living in a refuge.

The post holder should be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, and in the provision of high-quality advocacy and support based upon a client-led needs and risk assessment.

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 survivors of domestic abuse. You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Job Title: Resettlement Officer
Hours: Part-time – 4 days – 28 hours per week
Contract Type: Fixed-term until March 2020
Salary: £20,542 (FTE £25,678)
Application Deadline: 24th february 23.59
Interview: w.c. 4th March

Please visit https://www.bcwa.org.uk/job-vacancy-resettlement-officer-2/ to download an application pack

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks from application deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Female applicants only. In light of the nature of work, the candidate’s gender is considered to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

BCWA are an Equal Opportunities Employer
Reg. Charity No.1068007

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

NRPF/EEA Outreach Officer

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit an Outreach Officer who will work with women with no Recourse To Public Funds and EEA Nationals, and who is passionate about working with survivors of domestic abuse.

The post holder will provide support services to vulnerable women with no access to public funds and EEA Nationals who reside in domestic abuse refuges, and will also support and reach out to NRPF/EEA women in the community in need of domestic abuse specialist services.

The post holder will be required to demonstrate a good awareness of the needs and issues specific to women with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) and EEA Nationals, and the specific challenges that working with these clients might bring; understanding of the effects of domestic abuse and the specific issues experienced by migrant women.

The post holder should be able to work on their own initiative and as part of a team, will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, and in the provision of high-quality advocacy and support based upon a client-led needs and risk assessment.

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 survivors of domestic abuse.

Job Title: NRPF/EEA Nationals Outreach Officer

Hours: Full time / 35 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31st March 2020

Salary: £ 26,469

Application Deadline: 24th February 2019 at 23:59

Interview: w.c. 4th March 2019

Please visit https://www.bcwa.org.uk/job-vacancy-no-recourse-eea-outreach-officer/ to download an application pack.

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks from application deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Female applicants only. In light of the nature of work, the candidate’s gender is considered to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

BCWA are an Equal Opportunities Employer
Reg. Charity No.1068007

Berkshire Women’s Aid

Volunteer Coordinator

Part-time – 22.5 hours per week
Salary – FTE £19,246 – £20,971 Pro rata £11,547 – £12,582
Annual Leave – 25 days per annum pro rata
Contract – Fixed Term for 12 months

The Volunteer Coordinator will work with management and other key staff and Trustees of the charity to organise the recruitment, screening, induction, training and ongoing development and support of a volunteer team. We are looking for an outstanding communicator with excellent organisational skills and social media knowledge, who will provide appropriate and inspiring communication, support and information to volunteers, keep accurate volunteer records and handle all associated administration. The Coordinator will also support community fundraising. Previous experience in this line of work is essential.

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.

BWA is an equal opportunities employer.

For an application pack for this role, please contact Helen [email protected] or call 0118 9500182. No CVs will be accepted and no agencies.

Closing date: Monday 4th March 2019

Stockport Without Abuse

Positive Relationships Key Worker

Fixed term contract until 30th March 2020 with the possibility of extension subjected to funding

  • 37 hours per week
  • Salary £20,258 – £22,212

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

We are seeking an experienced, committed and creative Positive Relationships Key Worker to join our amazing team.

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

Main purpose of the post:

To enable individuals and families to develop and maintain positive relationships that promote their wellbeing, keep them safe and prevent, reduce or delay their need to access statutory services.

Working holistically with people who may have complex and multiple needs, the Case Worker will make interventions to help build upon existing personal strengths and support networks to enhance resilience, develop self-esteem and minimise the threat of harm to themselves or others.

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

To request an application pack please email [email protected]

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

Applications ONLY – CV’s are not accepted for this role.

Closing date for applications is 4pm Wednesday 20th February 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25th February 2019.

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

Charity Number: 1079291

Salford Women’s Aid

Mental Health – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) – Female*

About us:  Salford Women’s Aid is a woman led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people suffering or at risk of domestic abuse receive the appropriate support.  We offer support by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. All women and children have the right to live their lives free from fear and harm.

About the role:  Salford Women’s Aid seeks to appoint an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic advocate to work within the team. Your role will include working in partnership with statutory and voluntary Mental Health services to enable women with mental health issues to access Domestic Abuse Services including refuges, to advocate on their behalf and work with Salford Women’s Aid staff to provide a flexible and responsive service to families with complex needs to enable them to achieve positive outcomes

Applications are open to women only under section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  An enhanced DBS disclosure will be carried out at appointment.

Duration:  Fixed Term until April 2020 with potential to be extended subject to funding

Hours:  Full Time – 36 ¼ hours per week

Salary: £23,866 (NJC Local Authority Pay Scale point 26)

On completion of a 3 month period the organisation will automatically enroll you into the company’s pension (People’s Pension).

Closing Date:  5:00 p.m. Thursday 14 March 2019

Interview Date:  Friday 22 March 2019

For an application pack please email [email protected]  Application packs will be emailed to you and should be received back by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday 14 March 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Previous Applicants need not apply. We cannot accept CV’s.         Applicants need not apply if you do not meet the Essential Criteria on the job spec.

Jewish Women’s Aid

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only charity in the UK working with Jewish women and their children affected by domestic and sexual violence. We provide a range of services including advocacy, advice and counselling.

We are currently seeking to recruit a

Senior Independent Sexual Violence Advocate – London

30 hours per week

£28,000- £30,000 pro rata

18 month contract with possibility of extension.

Jewish Women’s Aid is setting up a Sexual Violence Service – The Dina Project – offering Advocacy through the Criminal Justice System, a Helpline and Counselling for survivors.

We are looking to recruit an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate to support women aged 16 and over who have experienced sexual violence and who are either considering or going through the criminal justice system.

You will be empathic and be able to provide non-directive advocacy support with an ability to work under pressure. You will already have experience of working with vulnerable women in the criminal justice system; a knowledge and understanding of sexual violence and the Jewish community is essential.

Please go to www.jwa.org.uk to download an application pack, or contact Suzi or Caroline (Office Manager) on [email protected] or 020 8445 8060.

Closing date: 21st February 2019

Interviews: 4th March 2019

This post is advertised in accordance with section 7.2 (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act. Only women need apply. Registered charity number: 1047045

Southall Black Sisters

An advice, advocacy and resource centre for black and minority women currently have the following vacancy:

FULL TIME LEGAL, POLICY and CAMPAIGNS OFFICER
(Legal background and experience essential)

Salary range from £25,929 to £32,540 (incl. OLW) per annum
(Salary scale according to experience and subject to funding.)

SBS is one of the UK’s leading advocacy and campaigning organisations for black and minority women. We are seeking a self-motivated and experienced legal policy and campaigns officer to assist the Director, Pragna Patel with Policy, research campaigns and strategic litigation work. Legal background and excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are essential as is the ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines.
Experience of policy and research work desirable.
Home based work/flexible hours will be considered for the right candidate.
In light of the nature and context of the work of SBS, the organization considers that the candidate’s race and gender (Black/Asian woman) to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Para 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010

Deadline for receipt of applications Sunday 10th March 2019 by 11.30 pm

Interviews to be held between the 11th and 22nd March 2019

For an Application Pack please see our website
https://www.southallblacksisters.org.uk/about/vacancies

Read what our current policy officer has to say:

“Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you a driven, creatively minded individual who wants to use your skills in a varied, busy and innovative environment? Are you motivated to use the law, policy and human rights to transform the lives of vulnerable and marginalised women and children suffering gender based violence? Do you want to be part of an organisation which not only changes, but saves, lives? Then I urge you to apply for this role. Over the past few years I have had the honour of working alongside our director Pragna Patel and with the dedicated, hugely experienced team at SBS. I have helped shape SBS’ campaigns, strategic litigation, policy and lobbying work, on issues such as transnational marriage abandonment, policing, transnational violence against women, immigration laws, legal aid, gender segregation in schools, the impact of parallel legal systems on women, and many other vital issues that touch the lives of BME women and children. I have also had the immense privilege of working directly with service users on some of our more complex cases. This has opened my eyes both to the crucial importance of domestic violence advocacy and of having a user-centred service. It has shown me the immense strength, resilience and courage of women who have suffered terrible violations of their rights and dignity. Every day I play a part in helping survivors of abuse access safety, justice and support – whether that is changing the life of one woman by helping her seek redress for being abused and abandoned abroad, or of hundreds and thousands of women through our ongoing challenges to unjust and discriminatory policies which marginalise migrant women. Can you leave work every day saying you made a positive difference? I can.” Radhika Handa, Legal Policy & Campaigns Officer

Karma Nirvana

Call Handler (language speaking Urdu/Punjabi/Mirpuri)

Karma Nirvana are looking to recruit a Call handler with language speaking capabilities in Urdu, Punjabi and Mirpuri to support victims and survivors on the Karma Nirvana Helpline. We require a candidate as a minimum that can speak two out of the three languages specified. The post-holder will be on first response supporting all survivors, victims and professionals through the national Karma Nirvana helpline and email service, specifically to those speaking in Urdu, Punjabi or Mirpuri. Job description and application is linked below.

HOW to APPLY:

Return job application form and CV with two recent references.

Job Application Form – Call Handler language

Call Handler Language Job Description/Person Specification 

Please title your submission as: KN – Call Handler, Your Name and email to [email protected]

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019, 23:59

Interview date: Wednesday 6th March 2019 (Provisional back up date 7th March 2019 based on demand)

Further details: https://karmanirvana.org.uk/job-opportunities/

 

Business Support Officer

Karma Nirvana are looking for an experienced Business Support Officer to develop our volunteer and event provisions. This will be a new role developing new and expanding existing services. It will pivotal to reaching more survivors that want to share their journey to help more victims come forward and raise awareness of these issues across various event platforms. Job description and application is linked below.

HOW to APPLY:

Return job application form and CV with two recent references.

Job Application Form – Business Support Officer

Business Support Officer Job Description/Person Specification 

Please title your submission as: KN – Business Support officer, Your Name and email to [email protected]

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019, 23:59

Interview date: Wednesday 6th March 2019 (Provisional back up date 7th March 2019 based on demand)

 

Further details: https://karmanirvana.org.uk/job-opportunities/

Fylde Coast Women’s Aid

IRIS Advocate Educator

£25,870 PA

37.5 hours per week (flexible work pattern to include evenings and weekend))

In partnership with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals and IRISi interventions Fylde Coast Women’s Aid are pleased to advertise this exciting new post.

The Advocate Educator will support and provide on-going training for health professionals in general practice on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA)

In addition the post holder will provide individual needs-led information, support and advocacy to women experiencing DVA. The right applicant will provide pro-active and structured services, whilst developing personal support packages that focus on risk management and safety planning.

Previous experience of directly supporting vulnerable adults and an understanding of the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse is essential.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and clearance

This vacancy is open to females only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9, Part 1)

Must hold a full UK driving license and have access to vehicle

For informal discussion contact Tina Hibbard, Service Manager, Fylde Coast Women’s Aid 01253 752014

Job applications are available directly from www.fcwa.co.uk

Please return completed application forms to [email protected] or by post addressed

Glenda Smith, FCWA, PO Box 33, Blackpool FY3 9GZ

Closing date Monday 25th February 2019

 

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit an experienced Business Support Officer who will provide administrative support to the senior management team and will provide admin support in key BCWA’s operations.

You will provide full administrative support and management information to managers, ensuring that the service is provided in line with organisational standards. You will co-ordinate events, provide admin support with a varied range of tasks, including HR, communications, finance & fundraising.

The candidate we are looking for has previous experience in similar roles, and an interest in the mission of BCWA and women’s issues is desirable.

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 survivors of domestic abuse. You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Job Title: Business Support Officer

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £24,983 – £25,966 depending on experience

Application Deadline: 20th February 2019 – 5pm

Interview: 26th/27th February 2019

Please visit http://www.bcwa.org.uk/job-vacancy-business-support-officer/ to download an application pack

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks from application deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Female applicants only. In light of the nature of work, the candidate’s gender is considered to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

BCWA are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Reg. Charity No.1068007

 

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid is seeking to recruit a Young People’s Outreach Officer, a domestic abuse specialist who is passionate about working with vulnerable young women and girls in both 1:1 and group settings.

You will be required to demonstrate a good awareness and understanding of the effects of domestic abuse and the specific issues around the impact of domestic and relationship abuse on young women and girls.

You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. The person we are looking for will also have experience of working with groups of young people to raise awareness of issues that may affect them as well as supporting young women who have experienced abuse.

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 and girls who have experienced intimate relationship abuse or are at risk of abuse.

Job Title: Young People’s Outreach Officer

Hours: 21 hours/ 3 days (job sharing)

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £14,989.8 (£24,983 FTE)

Application Deadline: 20th February 2019 5pm

Interviews:  27/28th February 2019

Please visit http://www.bcwa.org.uk/job-vacancy-young-peoples-outreach-officer-3/ to download an application pack or call us on 0208 313 9303 for more information.

If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks from application deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

 

Female applicants only. In light of the nature of work, the candidate’s gender is considered to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

 

BCWA are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Reg. Charity No.1068007

 

Trident Group

Manager

We are a registered care and support charity that offers services to just over 6000 people within the Midlands. These services include supporting people within registered care, domiciliary care, people with learning difficulties, those with mental health issues, young people at risk, older people, BME groups, people at risk of being homeless and those fleeing domestic abuse. Trident has over 50 years of delivering homes, services and innovation in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Midlands. It employs more than 800 staff, works with over 150 volunteers and provides training places and apprenticeships for many more.

About the role
Trident Reach is looking for an exceptional manager to lead the Derbyshire Domestic Abuse services.

Your service will be part of a consortium of organisations across Derbyshire, providing both accommodation and community support to adults and children experiencing domestic abuse, and by providing advocacy powerfully on their behalf and coordinating a range of services to keep them safe.
You will be responsible for leading the delivery and development of high quality accommodation and community services to survivors of domestic abuse across South Derbyshire and Erewash.

About You
• Manage and motivate a Team Supervisor and front line dispersed domestic abuse workers, overseeing their caseloads to deliver positive outcomes, and meet challenging targets from commissioners.
• Focus and you will work pro-actively with consortium partners, commissioners, and other agencies to ensure a coordinated community response and service to protect survivors and their children.
• Manage the local relationships and influence professionals across a range of services to ensure survivor safety is prioritised and positive outcomes achieved.
• Excellent communication skills
• Knowledge and experience of working within the domestic abuse/VAWG sector and leading such services.
• Develop, sustain and inspire confidence between consortium partners and commissioners and establish good working relationships effectively.
• Experience of managing and developing teams is essential
• Ability to work independently and prioritise workloads
The role will require regular travel across the sites in Derbyshire when required.

Applying
All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.
All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live in the UK.

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure and barring service (DBS).
To request an application pack please email : [email protected]

Please send your completed application and CV to [email protected] by 1st March 2019.

SAFE Link

Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor Manager

Award Winning Service Safe Link

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Point 33; £29,909 (rising to £30,507 on 1st April 2019)
Location: Office is located in Bristol (required to travel across Avon and Somerset)
Hours: 37.5

Would you like to work for an award winning service and take a lead role in providing specialist sexual violence support to Women, Men and Children who live across Avon and Somerset? If so we have an exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated woman to join our organisation.

SAFE Link was established in 2008 and is a service that works across the Avon and Somerset Police Area and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. SAFE Link provides an independent victim-focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Practice. Our ethos is to enable victims to cope and recover after their assault. We can support victims to report to the police if they wish. We work closely with the Bridge (SARC), CYPS, Police, CPS and both voluntary and statutory agencies. The SAFE Link manager will be responsible for the day to day management and performance of the service including managing a staff team of 12.

The successful Candidate will:

  • Be a strong, confident and enthusiastic leader with substantial management experience and a proven track record in leading and developing staff in a sexual violence or similar setting.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the issues, barriers, impact and support needs of those who have experienced rape, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse.
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate, motivate and direct individuals and teams across a dispersed area.
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the impact of working with rape and sexual violence on individuals and teams and the need for support, supervision and reflective practice.
  • Be able to communicate successfully with a wide range of people, presenting with a high level of personal credibility.
  • Have experience of and be committed to service user empowerment, involvement and consultation.
  • Have experience of performance management and reporting, using case management systems to support the work of your team and demonstrate service performance and value.
  • Have experience of multi-agency working, negotiating and establishing operational partnerships and protocols with organisations with differing priorities.
  • A current full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential.

Benefits:

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

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am, Monday 25th February 2019 Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Monday 4th March 2019.
www.safelinksupport.co.uk [email protected]

SAFE Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. SAFE Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

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

MARAC IDVA with language specialism £23,279.46
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) and/or whose abusers are involved with the Drive perpetrator project.

Family Support Worker £23,279.46
To deliver an intensive support service to families who are part of the Think Family programme and who have complex needs including domestic violence, drug and alcohol use and safeguarding concerns.

Housing IDVA (Birmingham) £23,279.46
To provide emotional and practical support to women and children living in temporary accommodation because of their experiences of violence and abuse

Housing IDVA (Solihull) £23,279.46
To work alongside colleagues at Solihull Community Housing (SCH) to provide specialist support to women experiencing domestic abuse who are approaching for assistance around their housing options. To build the capacity of homelessness staff to respond to domestic abuse.

NHS IDVA 32 hours £23,279.46
To support women experiencing domestic abuse who are attending Umbrella Sexual Health Services. To assist Umbrella colleagues in developing appropriate and safe responses to women.

Drop In Worker £23,279.46
To work as part of a team to provide emotional and practical support to women and children affected by violence and abuse through drop in surgeries and a helpline service

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

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

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

If you are interested please download a recruitment pack from www.bswaid.org and return completed forms to: Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid, Central Administration, Ryland House, 2nd Floor, 44-48 Bristol Street, Birmingham, B5 7AA or email to [email protected].

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 27th February at 12 noon. Interviews will take place week commencing 11th March.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WOMEN’S AID LTD

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

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

Female Family Court Support Worker

25 hours per week – £21,519 per annum, pro rata

The successful person will have an understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on women, young people and children and be committed to working in a non-discriminatory manner. You will be self motivated, flexible and able to work under pressure. You must be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. The ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information is essential as is experience of working with women, young people and children in a support setting. You will be required to work flexibly, including evening and weekend working and out of hours on a rota basis. A full driving licence and use of a car is essential.

Closing date: 22nd February 2019 at 12 noon

Interview Date: 11th March 2019

These posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 and Section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Application packs can be obtained by either email: [email protected], or via our website www.nottswa.org or in writing, enclosing an A4 £1.01 stamped self addressed envelope for each application pack requested, to:

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd
Recruitment, Farr Centre Facilitator
The Farr Centre,
Chapel Walk, Westgate,
Worksop, S80 1LR

CVs will not be accepted.

Solace Women’s Aid

Counselling Services Manager

Location: Islington (with attendance at meetings across London as required.)
Salary: £42,000 per annum. You are required to be BACP accredited.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: SWA2757

Closing Date: 22 February 2019
Interview Date: 5 March 2019

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

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

About the Service
Solace provides high-quality counselling & therapeutic services for women and children across London. We are committed to developing our service provision and wish to recruit a new clinical lead for our Pan London Ascent & North London Rape Crisis Services.

About the Role
This is an exciting new opportunity to develop our existing services. You will be working as part of a busy and highly committed therapeutic services team and will be required to demonstrate strong leadership & partnership skills.

About You
We are looking for an experienced counselling practitioner who has accredited BACP membership. You should have previous experience of managing services and be able to demonstrate high standards of knowledge and experience of therapeutic practise and providing support to women and young people.

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

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

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

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

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

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Ascent Counselling Coordinator

Location: Islington (with attendance at meetings across London as required)
Salary: £31,000-34,000. You are required to be BACP registered
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Vacancy Reference: SWA2758

Closing Date: 22 February 2019
Interview Date: 6 March 2019

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

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

About the Service:
Solace provide high quality counselling & therapeutic services for women & children across London. We are committed to developing our service provision and wish to recruit a new counselling coordinator to manage our Pan London Ascent Counselling Service.

About the Role:
This is an exciting new opportunity to develop our existing services. You will be working as part of a busy and highly committed therapeutic services team and will lead on the coordination of our Ascent counselling service.

About You:
We are looking for an experienced counselling practitioner who has previous experience of leading a team and has experience of supporting women and young people. A good working knowledge of Domestic Abuse & all forms of ‘Violence against Women and Girls’ is essential.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including 3% employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

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

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

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

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WOMEN’S AID LTD

MHCLG Female Children’s Refuge Support Worker

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

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

21 hours per week – temporary contract, ending 30th June 2020£21,519 per annum, pro rata for part time

Female Children’s Refuge Support Worker
30.5 hours per week – £21,519 per annum, pro rata for part time

This post requires you to work with children and young people who are resident at the refuge. You will work alongside the Refuge Children’s Services Team to design and deliver creative, innovative, accessible and flexible programmes of work and activities through both one to one support and group work activities. The focus of the work will be on meeting the needs of the children and young people around their experience of Domestic Abuse. The successful candidate will be able to work in a creative, sensitive, flexible, non-discriminatory and non- judgemental way in order to respond to the diverse needs of the children and young people at the refuge. She must be able to create an environment, which encourages children to develop the skills needed to work through their experiences of domestic abuse.

Closing date: 22nd February 2019 at 12 noon Interview Date: 4th March 2019

These posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 and Section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination.
We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

Application packs can be obtained by either email: [email protected], or via our website www.nottswa.org or in writing, enclosing an A4 £1.01 stamped self addressed envelope for each application pack requested, to:

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd
Recruitment, MHCLG Female Children’s Refuge Worker or Children’s Refuge Worker
The Farr Centre,
Chapel Walk, Westgate,
Worksop, S80 1LR

CV’s will not be accepted.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE WOMEN’S AID LTD

Female Farr Centre Facilitator

Do you want to be part of a dynamic and growing organisation that

works to promote the safety and wellbeing of women, children and

young people affected by domestic violence and abuse?

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

37 hours per week – £19,621 per annum

The Centre Facilitator will provide a welcoming and inclusive front of house service (reception) for all families and professionals visiting or contacting the Farr Centre. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the Farr Centre including maintenance and security ensuring all issues related to the building, car parking and grounds are addressed. You will be responsible in the promotion, coordination and organisation of the centre activities, ensuring the Farr Centre is open and inclusive to all women, children and young people in our community.

Closing date: 22nd February 2019 at 12 noon       

Interview Date: 5th March 2019

These posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part 1 and Section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

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

Application packs can be obtained by either email: [email protected], or via our website www.nottswa.org or in writing, enclosing an A4 £1.01 stamped self addressed envelope for each application pack requested, to:

 

Nottinghamshire Women’s Aid Ltd

Recruitment, Farr Centre Facilitator

The Farr Centre,

Chapel Walk, Westgate,

Worksop, S80 1LR

CV’s will not be accepted.

 

Solace Women’s Aid

Specialist Advocate

Location: Borough of Enfield

Salary: £29,000 – £31,500 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2020

Vacancy Reference: SWA2753

Closing Date: 22 February 2019

Interview Date: 04 March 2019

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

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

About the Service

Through the Mia Project we offer specialist crisis and longer term 1-1 support to high risk survivors of domestic abuse. We work with women who are repeat MARAC referrals and may be frequently excluded from mainstream services and/or find it hard to engage with support. This project places emphasis on addressing their multiple needs, working with the women to access housing, become financially independent, build self-esteem and engage in other support services.

About the Role

We are seeking a Specialist Advocate to support women affected by domestic abuse, who are finding it hard to engage with DA services, to reduce risk and make safe choices. You will deliver solution-focused, trauma informed, casework interventions with women who have experienced VAWG and have multiple needs.

Specialist Advocates engage with a wide range of professionals through a multi-agency approach, and advocate to agencies on behalf of the Mia Project and its service users.

About You

Ideal candidates will have experience of working within the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Sector and of working with people affected by severe and multiple disadvantage, including homelessness, substance use, poor mental health, insecure immigration status, prostitution and offending behaviour.

Candidates should hold degree level education and/or IDVA or DAPA qualification.

You will have a resilient and assertive approach to building trust and positive relationships with women who are experiencing multiple disadvantage and who may present as reluctant to engage and/or may be presenting in crisis. A flexible approach to your work and a commitment to the values of Solace Women’s Aid is essential.

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

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form for this role to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

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

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

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

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

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Youth Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (Hospital Setting)

Location: Major Trauma Centres, London

Salary: £26,500 – £28,500 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: SWA2751

Closing Date: 22 February 2019

Interview Date: 01 March 2019

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

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

About the Service

Solace works alongside Redthread, a London-based youth violence charity, to provide Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) based in London’s four major trauma centres. Redthread provide a Youth Violence Intervention Programme, within which our IDVAs provide specialist support for young people aged 11 – 25 who are admitted into hospital due to Violence Against Women and Girls.

About the Role

We are seeking a Youth IDVA to provide high quality case work support, advocacy and information services to young people aged 11-25 years of age, who present in the Emergency Department due to possible domestic abuse and/or sexual exploitation.

You will work with young survivors to agree Safety and Support Plans, and provide training to hospital staff to improve and increase identification of domestic abuse and effective referrals to specialist services.

About You

Ideal candidates will have experience of working with young people in a range of settings, and of working in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary sector practitioners including health practitioners.

Candidates should hold CAADA /Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualification.

You will have a good understanding of the causes and dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse, including its impact on victims/survivors. A flexible approach to your work and a commitment to the values of Solace Women’s Aid is essential.

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

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form for this role to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

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

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

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

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

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Senior Children and Young Person’s Advocate

Location: Borough of Camden

Salary: £31,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract: Fixed term to September 2020

Vacancy Reference: SWA2750

Closing Date: 22 February 2019

Interview Date: 07 March 2019

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

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

About the Service

The Lighthouse is the UK’s first Child House, a service where children are put at the centre and given the support they need to recover and rebuild their lives after having experienced sexual abuse. Instead of putting a child through an adult-facing system, the Lighthouse focuses on meeting the needs of the child. It provides a coordinated approach, where all medical, advocacy, social care, police, and therapeutic support is delivered from one place. The aim is that children, young people and their families receive justice, support and therapy in a timely manner meaning they can move forward towards recovery.

About the Role

We are seeking a Senior Child and Young Person’s Advocate to work to ensure child victims of sexual abuse, their families and their ‘key support networks’ who attend the Lighthouse are supported to navigate the criminal justice, health and therapeutic systems.

Working within the multi-disciplinary Lighthouse, but managed by Solace, the post holder will deliver direct high-quality advocacy service to children, young people and their families.

There is a requirement to take considerable responsibility and work autonomously.

The Lighthouse is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday morning, if service users require. The team will be required to cover the opening hours by working flexibly to a pattern.

About You

Ideal candidates will have experience of child-centred direct work, promoting the voice, rights, participation and best interests of the child and engaging family/key people in planning, decision-making and evaluation.

A clear understanding of sexual and domestic violence, trauma and the long-term mental health effects of sexual violence, especially on children, is essential. You will demonstrate a working knowledge of criminal and civil legislation, the Criminal Justice System, court and police procedures and how these relate to sexual abuse.

A flexible approach to your work and a commitment to the values of Solace Women’s Aid is essential.

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

To apply: Please visit https://solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs and complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form for this role to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

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

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

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

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

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs and request no contact from recruitment agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Young Person’s Caseworker

Job Reference No. SWA2748

Barnet SASS

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.  We have a full time vacancy based in our advocacy services; if you like being in a dynamic and fast paced environment, working within a multi-disciplinary team in a holistic and empowering way than this is the role for you.

One of the primary roles of a caseworker is to provide a proactive service to young survivors (aged 16-25) identified as experiencing domestic abuse and sexual abuse. The caseworker will be delivering healthy relationship programme to young people within the schools, community and youth services settings.  The successful candidate will also have responsibility for ensuring delivery of domestic violence awareness training to the professionals and developing partnership work with the key agencies.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending gender-based violence. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will receive training and support for this role as necessary.

SALARY: You will be in Solace’s salary band 2.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £24,500-£27,500 per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,500-£24,000 per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week.

CONTRACT:  Permanent

Please have a look at our Young Person’s Caseworker Job Description and Person Specification.

CLOSING DATE: 1st March 2019

INTERVIEW DATES: 12th March 2019

To apply for either role please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by 12pm on the closing date of 1st March 2019. Please indicate whether you would be willing to work in Southwark, Barnet or both. Please make it clear which role you are applying for. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs. No agencies please.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities. Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

Hays Social Care

With the largest UK network of offices dedicated to social care recruitment and our trusted partnerships with adult services, charitable organisations and local authorities, we’re best placed to help support you in finding your next role.

We are currently looking to recruit for the following positions:

  • Senior Qualified IDVAs
  • Qualified IDVAs
  • Case Workers

Both permanent and contract roles, you will be based across London and the Home Counties. To be successful, you will have worked within domestic violence services for a minimum of two years.

In return, you will have access to our extensive team of experienced consultants, on-going career consultations, free CPD training to support your development as well as access to priority jobs.

If you’re interested any of these roles or would like a confidential discussion about your career, contact Daniel Essery on 020 7259 8715 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, to find our latest social care opportunities, visit hays.co.uk/social-care

Advance

Executive Support Officer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £22,000-£25,000 (incl London Weighting) depending on experience: £22,000 – £23,000 paid for those with less experience.  £24,000 – £25,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience in similar or transferrable roles.

Working hours: 35 hours per week, may involve working out of hours on occasion

Pension: Workplace Pension

Annual leave: 30 days (pro rata)

Work Location: Based in Head Office, currently in Hammersmith, with limited travel across London and in the UK.

Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable. We have expanded our services significantly over the past 2 years, with annual income to over £3.5m and over 80 staff, reaching over 3000 women and their children.

Our busy Chief Executive and senior management team need someone with top-notch skills who is able to work on their own initiative to enable them to work more efficiently and effectively to deliver their leadership of Advance.

The Executive Support Officer will:

  • Provide support and assistance to the CEO. She will ensure a high standard of professional support is provided and administrative systems are established and maintained, to ensure the CEO is able to maximise use of her time to efficiently lead the organisation.
  • She will also contribute to the communications function of Advance, working closely with the CEO, including organising events, overseeing new and existing publicity material, updating and managing Advance’s website and its profile through traditional and social media.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, strong organisational skills, strong IT skills and a proactive approach, will enable the post-holder to deal with internal and external communications, produce high-quality written work, organise and process information and co-ordinate meetings and events

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

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

Closing date:  27th February 2019                                

Interview  date:  6th March 2019

To apply: 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 Advance, BSU Recruitment, PO Box 74643, London W6 6JU                                                             

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Equation

Secondary Schools Healthy Relationships Coordinator

Hours: 30-37 hours per week

Fixed term contract: 12 months. Maybe extended subject to funding.

Salary: Equation Scale Point 26, £22,937 Pro-Rata.

This is an exciting opportunity to join Equation, a Nottinghamshire-based, award-winning and innovative charity dedicated to preventing and responding to domestic abuse.

Equation needs an enthusiastic project coordinator to work as part of our Children and Young People team. This is a fantastic role for someone who is passionate about domestic abuse prevention. You will be leading and developing Equation’s healthy relationships and domestic abuse awareness project in secondary schools. You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with schools and facilitators, ensuring high quality service delivery and for continuing the development of the innovative package secondary schools receive.

The successful candidate will be joining the charity during an exciting period of growth and will be able to play a role in shaping the future direction of healthy relationships education.

Applications deadline: 01/04/2019 @ 9am

Interviews: 11/04/2019 / 12/04/2019

For the application pack and more information about the role, please click here.

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

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

Honorary Counsellors – (Female Applicants Only) | Various Locations

WGN is offering a unique development opportunity for Honorary (volunteer) Counsellors. As well as the opportunity to make a difference to survivor’s lives, Honorary Counsellors gain valuable experience within the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) sector and join a clinical team which is committed to providing survivors with outstanding and wrap around therapeutic services.

WGN provides Honorary Counsellors with a comprehensive induction programme, one to one and group supervision, access to accredited training and a continuous professional development programme.

For further information and to download an Honorary Counsellor Selection Pack please visit www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/volunteering

Closing date: 10am on Wednesday 27th March 2019

Interviews: 15th & 16th April 2019

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS checks.

WGN is an equal opportunities employer.

The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Hestia

Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis.

We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

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

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

Head of Innovations and Partnerships (Health)- FTC

London Bridge
£50,520 per annum

We are looking for a Head of Innovations and Partnerships (Health) to join our Business Development Team. This is a newly created role where you will get the opportunity to lead the development of new projects and approaches to support people with physical and mental wellbeing needs with our operational team.

Floating Support Worker – Domestic Abuse

Harrow
£21,175 per annum

The Harrow Domestic Abuse Floating Support Service is funded to provide high quality floating support to 20+ adults experiencing standard or medium risk abuse or who have experienced domestic abuse.

You would be working with a dynamic team of domestic abuse professionals to support and empower those who may have experienced domestic abuse.

MARAC Co-ordinator – Part-Time 18hpw

London and Harrow

£26,568 rising to £27,480 pro-rata per annum after 1 year

An amazing post working with other domestic abuse agencies in the borough.

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

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

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Hays Social Care

With the largest UK network of offices dedicated to social care recruitment and our trusted partnerships with adult services, charitable organisations and local authorities, we’re best placed to help support you in finding your next role.

We are currently looking to recruit for the following positions:

  • Senior Qualified IDVAs

  • Qualified IDVAs

  • Case Workers

Both permanent and contract roles, you will be based across London and the Home Counties. To be successful, you will have worked within domestic violence services for a minimum of two years.

In return, you will have access to our extensive team of experienced consultants, on-going career consultations, free CPD training to support your development as well as access to priority jobs.

If you’re interested any of these roles or would like a confidential discussion about your career, contact Daniel Essery on 020 7259 8715 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, to find our latest social care opportunities, visit hays.co.uk/social-care

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