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

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Stockport – Positive Relationships Key Worker

London – Business Services Co-ordinator

London – Pan London Advice Caseworker (Sexual Exploitation and Problematic Substance Use) / Van Driver (Exiting Prostitution Advocacy) 

London – Advice Caseworker

London – NRPF Specialist Advice and Caseworker

London – Senior Advice Caseworker

London – Young Women & Girls Specialist Counsellor

Wokingham – Outreach Worker

Bristol – Duty Telephone Helpline Worker 

Southampton – IDVA Navigators

Southampton – Familial IDVA

London – Data Insights Analyst

London – Fundraising Manager – Statutory and Institutional

Stockport – Older Person’s Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Gloucester – Team Leader (High Risk)

Berkshire & Reading – Complex Needs Group Worker

London – Housing DA Worker

London – Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate (IDSVA), Business Development Manager – Social Care, IDVA – Independent Domestic Violent Advocate, Team Leader – Modern Slavery, Head of Domestic Abuse & Modern Slavery (Maternity Cover)

London – Specialist Young Women’s Advocate

Stockport – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Bath – Team Leader – Female Supported Housing (Domestic Violence Abuse Lead)

Bristol – Female* Trainee Safe House Support Worker (full time)

Kirklees – Male Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Middlesbrough or County Durham/Darlington – Team Leader

London – Community Prevention Worker

Coventry – ‘A Home of Her Own’ DA Practitioner

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

London – Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

London – Advice Caseworker/ Advice & Helplines Volunteers

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

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

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Job vacancies

Stockport Without Abuse

Positive Relationships Key Worker

6 months fixed term contract covering maternity

14 hours per week

Salary pro-rata of £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

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

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

Applications and CV’s are accepted for this role.

Closing date is 12 noon Wednesday 18th December 2019.

Interviews will be held Monday 23rd December 2019.

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

Charity Number: 1079291

Advance

Business Services Co-ordinator

Advance is an award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women and girls who are survivors of domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.  Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaboration, innovation and accountability. As a result of significant growth over the past two years to over £3.5m income and c 90 staff, Advance is now able to provide vital specialist women’s services across London and in partnership on national projects.

Job Title: Building Services Co-ordinator

Hours: 10am – 2pm negotiable (20 hours per week )

Salary: £22,000 pa pro rata

Work Location: Hammersmith with some travel across London

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

Contract: Permanent

As Building Services Co-ordinator you will provide support to our staff to ensure they have the IT and telephone equipment  they need to perform their role, and also assist with organising general office and building repairs as necessary.  You will also carry out inductions for new staff around health and safety and will ensure we are carrying out the necessary alarm and equipment checks to be compliant with our legal obligations.

You will need previous experience of working in an office with strong administrative skills with exceptional attention to detail.  You will have a positive, enthusiastic approach, with a can do attitude.

Closing date:  12th January 2020      Interview Dates: TBC

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

Please click the link below to access the Job Description and Person Specification

Business Services Co-ordinator

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.

nia

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

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

Hours: 35 (including evening and night-time)

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

This post is funded until 31 March 2021

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: 5th January 2020

 Interview dates: 10th & 13th January 2020 (candidates will attend one of the dates)

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Van Driver (Exiting Prostitution Advocacy)

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: 5th January 2020                             

Interview date: 10th &13th January   2020 (candidates will attend one of the dates)

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Advice Caseworker

Location: Islington

Salary: £24,500-27,500 Depending on the experience

Hours: 37.5

Contract: 2 Years FTC

Vacancy Reference: SWA2865

Closing Date: 27 December midday

Interview Date: 6 &7 January 2020

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 advice team provides services to London residents via the Solace Advice Hub which provides services across London.

About the Role

Providing an effective and efficient advice and casework service to women affected by VAWG. The responsibilities will include working on the advice line on a rota basis and providing accurate advice, support, advocacy and casework to women and girls affected by all forms of VAWG, carrying out effective and in-depth casework, implementing the empowerment model and strength based approach, providing efficient advice and support to professionals calling the line, promote the services to reach as many women in need of the service as possible. The role also includes supporting and supervising our volunteers on the line. Ensuring the duty inbox is checked and the referrals are processed.

About You

The post-holder must have the ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment, the ability to learn new skills and the desire, passion, resilience and empathy to support women and girls who are affected by VAWG and might be in crisis situations.

This post requires proactive working, strong advocacy skills, ability to prioritise the workload, manage a busy workload and good communication and empathy skills.

This role requires a good understanding of the options available to women who experience VAWG including up to date knowledge of housing, legal protection, protection for children, financial information including benefits and domestic violence/sexual violence and immigration status.

The post holder must have core skills to work under, without compromising from the quality of the service delivery and needs to recognise the importance of self-care and be willing to implement into the daily practice.

For more details about the role please take a look at the job description available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

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

To apply: Please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description 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.

No agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

NRPF Specialist Advice and Caseworker

Location: Islington

Salary: £26,000-27,500 pro rata per annum. Depending on the experience

Hours: 22.5 (3 days)

Contract: 2 years FTC

Vacancy Reference: SWA2864

Closing Date: 27 December midday

Interview Date: 6 & 7 January 2020

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 advice team provides services to London residents via the Solace Advice Hub which provides services across London.

About the Role

Providing an effective and efficient advice and casework service to NRPF women affected by VAWG. The responsibilities will include working on the advice line on a rota basis and providing accurate advice, support, advocacy and casework to NRPF women and girls affected by all forms of VAWG, carrying out effective and in-depth casework, implementing the empowerment model and strength based approach. The role also includes finding suitable accommodation for NRPF women and families, advocating on their behalf and supporting them through casework, referrals and pathways.

About You

The post-holder must have the ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment, the ability to learn new skills and the desire, passion, resilience and empathy to support NRPF women and girls who are affected by VAWG and might be in crisis situations.

This post requires proactive working, strong advocacy skills, ability to prioritise the workload, manage a busy workload and good communication and empathy skills.

This role requires a good understanding of the options available to NRPF women who experience VAWG including up to date knowledge of housing options, immigration status relevant legislation for NRPF families, legal protection, protection for children, financial information.

The post holder must have core skills to work under without compromising from the quality of the service delivery and needs to recognise the importance of self-care and be willing to implement into the daily practice.

For more details about the role please take a look at the job description available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

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

To apply: Please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description. 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.

No agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Senior Advice Caseworker

Location: Islington

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

Hours: 37.5

Contract: 2 year FTC

Vacancy Reference: SWA2863

Closing Date: 27 December Midday

Interview Date: 6 & 7 January 2020

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

We are looking for an experienced Senior Caseworker to join our Advice Team. The Advice service provides services to women affected by all forms VAWG across London.

About the Role

This role requires a dynamic, strong feminist woman to manage multiple tasks and to work in partnership with agencies, promoting the values and ethos of the Advice Service.

This is a unique role with 3 main responsibilities:

  • To provide a thorough casework to women who are referred to the Advice Hub including those with multiple disadvantages and NRPF.
  • To cover the Helpline on a rota basis, coordinate the advice hub, to ensure the staff is supported, referrals are allocated and the service provision is high-quality.
  • To be involved in recruitment, training and supervision of the advice caseworkers and line volunteers. To act as a first point of contact for the advice hub staff and deputise for the advice service manager when needed.

About You

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with women who have experienced VAWG and have a thorough understanding of the issues they are facing and the variety of options available to them. This is a busy service so we are looking for someone who is proactive, responsive and has good time management and organizational skills.

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://www.solacewomensaid.org/about-us/jobs to find out more and view the Job Description.

To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to [email protected] by the closing date. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.

Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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 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 female 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.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

No agencies.

Please quote the job reference number when you send in your application.

Solace Women’s Aid

Young Women & Girls Specialist Counsellor

Location: Islington (covering North London boroughs)

Salary: 30K pro-rata

Hours: 7.5 hours (1 day) per week

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: SWA2862

Closing Date: Monday 16 December 2019

Interview Date: Friday 20 December 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:

We are excited to announce the launch of a unique pan-London project for minoritised young women. The project is a partnership between 12 leading organisations (WGN, Ashiana, IKROW, London Black Women’s Project, Solace Women’s Aid, Nia, Southall Black Sisters, Respond, Jewish Women’s Aid, Galop, Advance and Imkaan) in the VAWG sector established to provide advocacy, specialist mental health advocacy, counselling, resilience and prevention programs for minority young women and girls experiencing gendered violence, mental health and/or multiple disadvantage.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic counselling practioner who is experienced in providing direct and dedicated therapeutic support to minority YWG at risk and/or experiencing all forms of VAWG and intersectional disadvantage. The successful candidate will provide a wrap around, one to one therapeutic support, complementing the interventions provided by the YWG’s Integrated Multiple Disadvantage Advocates. You will provide long-term age-appropriate intensive support. You will work within a modal that consists of trauma focused, multi-modal interventions addressing the acute and chronic mental health needs of YWG. The objective of your therapeutic work will be to optimise YWG’s functionality, personal assets and resilience aimed at facilitating sustainable recovery.

This post is funded by Mayors Office for Policing and Crime

To apply:

Please send your CV and supporting statement stating how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience of this role.

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.

Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA)

OUTREACH WORKER, Wokingham

Full Time: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: FTE £19,854-£22,000
Contract: 12 months

BWA works to enable people living with the devastating impact of domestic abuse to see and make choices about their future and to rebuild safe and strong lives, free from abuse. We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

We are looking to recruit a committed Outreach Worker, based in Wokingham to provide support, risk assessment, information and advocacy to clients who have experienced domestic abuse. Your role is to empower our clients, keeping the safety of them and their children central to our interventions. We are looking for an individual who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is committed to building strong relationships with a wide range of professional agencies.

For the above vacancy, the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a confidential and safeguarding environment, and have an understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on families. A full driving license and access to transport is desirable

An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate for this role.

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: Open

Suitable candidates will be invited to interview as their applications are received and the first suitable candidate will be recruited.

Next Link

Female* Duty Telephone Helpline Worker

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Duty Telephone Helpline Worker to join our team based in Bristol. This is a brand new opportunity due to additional funding! You will join us on full time, permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week, includes some Saturday working and participation in an out of hours (home based) telephone rota on a rota basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £19,945 per annum and benefits.

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.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

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

About the role:

Our Female Duty Telephone Helpline Worker is responsible for providing a high quality telephone crisis response service providing advice, information, advocacy and support to women and children experiencing domestic abuse; families; professionals and other users of the Next Link helpline.

The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Duty Telephone Helpline Worker:

– Answer Duty Helpline calls, responding to women and families experiencing domestic violence by providing support, advice, practical and emotional help.
– Provide a triage service ensuring initial needs and risks are assessed and understood, carry out short term risk management, safety planning; identify and refer to services appropriate to their needs
– Provide high-quality telephone or face to face crisis intervention, information, advocacy and support, in respect to criminal and civil remedies, housing, health, welfare rights and other appropriate interventions
– Advise women of their rights and options for seeking help and support from other agencies to ensure barriers to accessing support and protection are minimised
– Maintain up to date, accurate, legible and accessible records of all work and contact with service users, other agencies/professionals and others, ensuring that they meet the requirements of data protection, confidentiality and the Advice Quality Standards.

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

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Duty Telephone Helpline Worker:

– Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent
– Experience of providing telephone or 1-1 support to vulnerable people
– Evidence of the ability to assess the needs of callers experiencing domestic violence.
– Evidence of a methodical and well organised approach to work
– Evidence of the ability to build effective relationships, both internally and externally with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies
-The ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children.
– Ability to work as part of a team demonstrating a flexible approach including a commitment to being part of a rota and on-call system
– Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records and to communicate using common Microsoft Office packages
– The ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in a professional and effective manner.
– Understanding of the diverse needs of women/ families experiencing domestic violence

If you are passionate about ensuring vulnerable women have a safe, comfortable place to live, please apply now to join us as our Female Duty Telephone Helpline Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Monday 30th December 2019. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th January 2020.

[email protected]

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9
(Genuine Occupational Requirement.)

Southampton City Council

IDVA Navigators

Closing date: 15/12/2019
Reference: SCC IDVA N 11146
Job Type: Permanent
Job Hours: Part-time
Industry: Public Sector (Adults, Housing & Communities)
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £29,636 – £37,849

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Safelives accredited ‘Leading Light’ Independent Domestic Violence Advisory (IDVA) service as part of Southampton City Council’s response to high risk victims of domestic abuse.

The IDVA team provides specialist advocacy & support to victims of domestic abuse, identified at the highest risk of serious physical harm or death. We are also critical partners within a daily multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) response.

The IDVA Navigator’s role will have a presence in the MASH that provides expertise in all High Risk Domestic Abuse cases and will make direct early contact to assess the risks and safety plans with domestic abuse victims as you will be representing their views.

You will help to provide a proactive, responsive service to victims of domestic abuse by delivering a range of services including advocacy, assessing risk, risk management and safety planning as appropriate.

It is essential for you to have an understanding of the needs of clients (including perpetrators) who experience domestic abuse. You need to have strong crisis management skills with experience of planning and delivering on diverse caseloads and of working within a multi-agency environment and organisations.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable individual looking to contribute to a dynamic and progressive team of ten. If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

This post is graded at 9 (with IDVA qualification and experience), or appointed at Grade 8 without. The salary ranges for each grade are:

  • Grade 8 salary range:  £29,636 – £32,878 per annum
  • Grade 9 salary range:  £33,799 – £37,849 per annum

For further information about this role please view the job description.

Please note that interviews will be held on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January 2020.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Karen Marsh, IDVA Service Manager on 023 8083 2329

Additional information:

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
  • 75 hours per week
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033

 

To apply for the position please visit the website

 

We are proud to be #DisabilityConfident and support fair recruitment practices. Find out how you can get involved at gov.uk/disability-confident

Southampton City Council

Familial IDVA

Closing date: 15/12/2019
Reference: SCC IDVA 11144
Job Type: Permanent
Job Hours: Part-time
Industry: Public Sector (Adults, Housing & Communities)
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £29,636 – £37,849

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Safelives accredited ‘Leading Light’ Independent Domestic Violence Advisory (IDVA) service – as part of Southampton City Council’s response to high risk victims of domestic abuse.

The SCC IDVA Team provide specialist advocacy & support to victims of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) identified at the highest risk of serious physical harm or death. As part of the IDVA team you will provide a specialist, intense short to medium term, expert advisory service to victims of DVA. Specialising in familial abuse cases, you will hold multiple and complex cases, providing intensive 1 to 1 support and advice including assistance through criminal and civil justice proceedings and crisis interventions to reduce risk to clients.

It is essential for you to have an understanding of the needs of clients (including perpetrators) who experience domestic abuse.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable individual looking to contribute to a dynamic and progressive team of ten.  If you feel you have the necessary background, experience and skills to undertake this role we would like to hear from you.

Contact details for informal discussion:

For further information and details regarding the position please contact Karen Marsh, IDVA Service Manager on 023 8083 2329 o

Additional Information 

  • This post requires an Enhanced DBS check.
  • Please note the salary quoted is based on full time hours (37 hours).
  • 27.75 hours per week
  • it is essential you have a use of Car.
  • It is usual for successful candidates to start at the bottom of the pay grade.

Please note that interviews will be held on Thursday and Friday 9th / 10th January 2020.

The supporting statement section of the application form must be completed.  Unless there are specific criteria questions for you to evidence against. Applications are shortlisted against the essential and desirable criteria found within the job description for the post. Please refer to the job description when completing your application form and evidence how you meet the required criteria/questions. A CV on its own will not be considered.

Recruitment contact details: 023 8083 4033

 

To apply for the position please visit the website

 

We are proud to be #DisabilityConfident and support fair recruitment practices. Find out how you can get involved at gov.uk/disability-confident

Advance

Data Insights Analyst

Advance is an award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women and girls who are survivors of domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.  Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaboration, innovation and accountability. As a result of significant growth over the past two years to over £3.5m income and approx. 90 staff, Advance is now able to provide vital specialist women’s services across London and in partnership on national projects.

Job Title: Data Insights Analyst

Hours: 35 hours per week, (will consider 4 days a week); occasional evening or weekend work may be required

Salary: £30,000 – £38,000 pa (Depending on experience and qualifications); pro rata for part time

Work Location: Hammersmith with some travel across London and UK locations required

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

Contract: Permanent

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The Data Insights Analyst will ensure that Advance is able to accurately measure the effectiveness and impact of our programmes, and communicate and report on this effectively to both internal stakeholders – including managers and Trustees – and external stakeholders like commissioners and funders.

This will involve: developing, implementing, maintaining, and reviewing systems and processes to measure impact and meet stakeholders’ changing needs.  You will train and supports staff in these systems and prepares and write reports; developing and championing best practice around monitoring and evaluation; and supporting management as required.

You will work across the Advance team on a diverse range of projects and functions, making a key contribution to the lives of the women and children that we support.

This role requires someone who brings strong stakeholder engagement skills, and the ability to use and interpret quantitative and qualitative data and explain the data to non-technical audiences.  Passionate about the value of data as an asset to shape improvements, you will have experience of supporting colleagues to ensure MEL is built into service design.

You will enjoy working with colleagues, including clients and frontline workers, and will lead change in a forward-looking non-profit organisation.

Closing date: Midday 16th December 2019  

Interview Date : 19th December 2019

To apply: Please visit the Advance website.

 

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.

Advance

Fundraising Manager – statutory and Institutional

Advance is an award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women and girls who are survivors of domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.  Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaboration, innovation and accountability. As a result of significant growth over the past two years to over £3.5m income and c 90 staff, Advance is now able to provide vital specialist women’s services across London and in partnership on national projects.

Job Title: Fundraising Manager – statutory and Institutional

Hours: 35 hours per week, (will consider 4 days a week); occasional evening or weekend work may be required

Salary: £38,000 – £45,000 pa (Depending on experience and qualifications); pro rata for part time

Work Location: Hammersmith with some travel across London and UK locations required

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

Contract: Permanent

The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the Director of Business Development and Services Directors, in order to facilitate resilience, ensuring sustainability and growth in fundraising income.

You will be responsible for researching and writing institutional and statutory bids with the aim of expanding funding for the charity, focussing on both existing and new business.  Building on existing relationships with statutory funders as well as developing new relationships, you will be comfortable collaborating with partner agencies on consortium bid submissions as well as developing proposals and bids to develop high quality and innovative tender submissions.

With significant statutory and / or institutional fundraising experience, you will be excellent at developing partnerships and enjoy working in a collaborative way and delivering highly creative ideas. Good at managing stakeholder relationships, you will also possess strong communication, coaching and presentation skills.

You will also use your expertise to develop systems, processes, practice and culture across the organisation to ensure that we work to the highest standards in funds management and ensure compliance.

Closing date: midday 10th January 2020     

Interview Dates: likely to be 16th and 17th January 2020

To apply: Please visit the Advance website.

 

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.

Stockport Without Abuse

Older Person’s Domestic Abuse Practitioner

  • The job is funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation and is a fixed term contract until 31st July 2022
  • 37 hours per week (some out of hours work will be expected)
  • Salary £23,698 per annum plus additional benefits such as clinical supervision, training, 24 days of annual leave plus statutory holidays and birthday leave

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 individual who is passionate about the rights of older victims of domestic abuse 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 help develop and deliver a range of support services to individuals over the age of 55 affected by domestic abuse and liaise with partner agencies to raise awareness of specific issues affecting older victims and improve the screening process.

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

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

Please send your completed application or CV, monitoring documents and covering letter to: [email protected]

Applications and CV’s are accepted for this role.

Closing date for applications is 12noon Tuesday 31st December 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing 6th January 2020

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

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service

Team Leader (High Risk)

Gloucester

Salary: £26,100  – £28,709  (+ £750 Car Allowance) per annum – depending on skills and knowledge  

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Full Time

About us

Passionate about great places to live, GreenSquare Group develops a range of new homes – for rent, shared ownership, and sale – while also providing housing management, care and support, and commercial property services.

We increase the opportunities for people to thrive by giving them access to great homes and services to match. This supports the creation of strong and vibrant communities.

GreenSquare makes a difference to people’s lives – and this is something we want to continue doing, for more people, every day, and we have ambitious plans to simplify and modernise our organisation, to become a simply brilliant landlord.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Team Leader to join our GDASS Team in Gloucester. This role provides day to day management and supervision for the IDVA team and staff co-located within the Social Care Gloucester Multi Agency Team (GMAT) and Health contracts within the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service. The post will also provide cover for management of support workers when other managers are absent and a point of reference for any management issues.

As the successful candidate, you will manage the performance of support staff in delivering contracted outputs and requirements, and carrying out their specialist areas of activity as well as promote within the team, objectives for the delivery of the team action plan and monitor progress.

You will also represent the service and GreenSquare at network meetings, deputising for the Service Manager as required.

About you

For this role, it is essential that you have specialist knowledge around high risk domestic abuse and maintain up to date knowledge of issues related to domestic abuse and housing and support.

Knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems is also required for this role.

You will be able to deal with complex cases and provide support to staff regarding these and have a strong understanding and commitment to Equality and Diversity.

You must be capable of making decisions quickly and effectively around risk and around options available to those experiencing high risk domestic abuse.

Closing Date: 15 December 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA)

Registered Charity 1050484  / Registered Company 03081670

Complex Needs Group Worker (Across West Berkshire, Reading and Wokingham)

Part-time – 20 hours per week, 42 weeks per year

Salary – FTE £19,854 pro rata £8,553 per annum

Contract: Fixed term until March 2021

Berkshire Women’s Aid works to enable people living with the devastating impact of domestic abuse to see and make choices about their future and to rebuild safe and strong lives, free from abuse.

One of our programmes supports survivors of abuse who have mental health support needs in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire.  We want to recruit a specialist group worker to this group clinical programme.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate for this role.

For an application pack for this role, please contact Helen [email protected] or call 0118 950 0182 No CVs will be accepted and no agencies.

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

Closing date: Open: Suitable candidates will be invited to interview as their applications are received and the first suitable candidate will be recruited. You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted.

Advance

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

FEMALE* Housing DA Worker

Salary: £23,000 – £27,000 (Depending on experience)

Work Location: Hammersmith

Reporting to: Programme Manager

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

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March 2020

Advance have X1 entry level post suitable for someone with transferable skills and a passion for supporting survivors of domestic abuse who wants to start their career within the field of Violence Against Women & Girls.

The Domestic Abuse Housing Support Worker will carry a case load of clients at Medium risk with a Housing Need and will be required to coordinate the provision of multi-agency support which focuses on working with clients to maintain their tenancies and prevent homelessness.

The successful candidate will work within a dynamic, fast paced team to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support that empowers women and ensures that the voice of survivors informs every stage of their journey towards improved safety. They will work within a well-established and supportive team to provide high quality advocacy and support based upon client led needs and risk assessment. They will be required to advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters and support women to attend court where necessary.

Closing date: 20th  December 2019                                          Interview Date : TBC

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

Please find below the link to access the job description and person specification.

Note: Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

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.

Hestia

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

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

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

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

Business Development Manager – Social Care

Location: Head Office/London Bridge
Salary: £35,496 rising to £36,348 per annum after 1 year
Expires: 11/12/2019 23:59

IDVA – Independent Domestic Violent Advocate

Location: Slough
Salary: £24,408 – £26,568 per annum
Expires: 12/12/2019 23:59

Team Leader – Modern Slavery

Location: Kent, London
Salary: £28,296 rising to £29,088 per annum
Expires: 12/12/2019 23:59

Head of Domestic Abuse & Modern Slavery (Maternity Cover)

Location: Head Office/London Bridge with travel across operational region
Salary: £60,192 rising to £61,416 per annum after 1 year
Expires: 26/12/2019 23:59

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

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

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

nia

Specialist Young Women’s Advocate

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 excited to announce the launch of a unique pan-London project for minoritised young women. The project is a partnership between 12 leading organisations (WGN, Ashiana, IKROW, London Black Women’s Project, Solace Women’s Aid, nia, Southall Black Sisters, Respond, Jewish Women’s Aid, Galop, Advance and Imkaan) in the VAWG sector established to provide advocacy, specialist mental health advocacy, counselling, resilience and prevention programs for minority young women and girls experiencing violence against women and girls, mental health and/or multiple disadvantage.

This project is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Specialist Young Women’s Advocate

Hours: 35 (including occasional evenings and weekends)

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

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and reflective practitioner who is able to engage young women based on mutual collaboration, trust and empowerment. It is essential you have a strong commitment to eradicating male violence against women, challenging systems and structures to ensure the rights and needs of minority YWG’s are protected and promoted. We are seeking those practitioners who are passionate about developing and delivering young women and girl centred services that are rooted within a trauma-informed feminist framework, recognising multiple and overlapping oppressions.

You will receive specialist training on an advocacy model that has been co-created by young women and girls. You will provide packages that increase practical skills development; health improvements and social achievement. You will be well versed in advocating on behalf of YWG to multi-agency services to ensure support, protection and choice for the YWG you represent. Simultaneously, you will raise awareness and increase access to services through community engagement, assertive outreach and prevention programs that build resiliency targeting young women in non-traditional outreach settings e.g. music venues. One aspect of this post is to support the development of a thriving ‘Experts by Experience’ voice to drive the project.

We are seeking women who wish to bring innovation and creativity to the service. If this is who you are then we would really like to hear from you. Highly organised and motivated you’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women, young women and girls to be safer.

We particularly encourage applications from minoritsed women, young women with lived experience and those who have experience of accessing services as a young woman/child.

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] or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

Closing Date: 10am, 17th December 2019                               

Interview date: 23rd December 2019

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

Stockport Without Abuse

Vacancy Notice

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

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

Part-time 28 hours per week

Salary pro-rata of £23,698 per annum

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

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

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

Main purpose of the post: 

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

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

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

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

Applications and CV’s are accepted for this role.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon Thursday 19th December 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th January 2020.

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

Julian House

Team Leader – Female Supported Housing (Domestic Violence Abuse Lead)

Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £27,000.00 per annum
Closing Date: Wednesday 11th December ’19 (12 noon).

We have a great opportunity to lead a fully motivated team of supported housing workers, working across our domestic abuse refuges in Bath and North East Somerset.

If you are someone who has the experience in managing a supported housing projects, combined with the positive ability to lead, supervise and motivate staff and volunteers to excel in their roles, then this is the role for you.

Supporting the most marginalised people in society isn’t easy. The work is often pressurised and always challenging. It takes a huge amount of empathy, positivity and passion to make even the smallest of steps forward. But, if you want a rewarding job in which no two days are the same, then come and join us!

Key Responsibilities and Requirements of the Role include:

  • Ensure safe and supportive, high quality housing and support is available to residents, some with their children, who are escaping medium to high risk domestic abuse
  • Establish effective working relationships internally and with external agencies maximising opportunities for individuals and families and building a positive service and organisational reputation
  • With guidance from the Service Development Manager, ensure staff complete risk assessments for individuals/families and service activity?
  • With support from our Practice Educator, ensure the effective induction and ongoing support / development of students
  • Together with the Service Development Manager, ensure your staff feel valued and supported within a challenging, fast-paced environment
  • Actively seek opportunities to innovate and improve efficiency in service delivery
  • Contribute to successful tenders and fundraising projects through generating new ideas and thoughts within the team about how to best support our clients

Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the job description and specification.

Julian House is a homeless charity with ambitions to support more people than ever before, we are committed to helping the most marginalised in society. Whether it be homelessness, mental health problems, substance abuse or a combination of them all, our passionate team provide housing and support around the clock to those most in need; this is what makes Julian House the charity that it is today!

Essential Requirement:

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and in light of the nature of work and focus of domestic abuse the organisation considers the candidate’s gender, to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Para 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010 and is therefore open to women only.

Benefits:

Julian House employees enjoy a wealth of benefits including:

  • Cash health care plan
  • Up to 26 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • Employer pension contribution (up to 6% of your gross salary)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Staff Award Scheme
  • 20% Discount at Julian House Shops.

To Apply:

Please apply via our website at https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/jobs.htm

Please note interviews will be taking place on Tuesday 17th December ’19.

Next Link

Female* Trainee Safe House Support Worker (full time)

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Trainee Safe House Support Worker to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on full time, permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week, this includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £19,554 per annum and benefits.

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.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

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

About the role:

We are looking for highly motivated women to work as a Female Trainee Safe House Support Worker 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.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Trainee Safe House Support Worker:

  • Assist with the assessment of women / families referred to the service.
  • Working alongside colleagues help carry out risk assessments including DASH, co-produce safety plans with the client’s, regularly review the plans, enabling women to assess and manage risk to their own and their children’s safety.
  • Working alongside colleagues help carry out needs assessments which effectively establish the support needs of families and enable support to be offered as quickly as possible.
  • In conjunction with the service user complete the empowerment star and draw up a support plan.
  • Advise women on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the safe house.
  • Enable and encourage families to take advantage of all services relevant to their safety such as legal advice, housing and benefits rights, education, medical treatment, counselling etc.
  • Work in partnership with other agencies e.g. the police, local authority, health, social services, education, youth service and the voluntary sector to ensure efficient mechanisms for referrals and to advocate for survivors to ensure their needs are met.
  • Safeguard the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk; working within Missing Link’s safeguarding policies, South West Child Protection Procedures and local procedures for safeguarding adults at risk.
  • Advise and support service users with the range of move on options available, draw up and deliver move-on plans.

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

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

  • Numeracy and literacy to NVQ 2 or equivalent
  • Empathy with the needs of victims of domestic abuse and vulnerable women with complex needs and the barriers they face
  • Ability to maintain accurate and up-to-date records of contact with service users, other related information and to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders using common Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook and other IT software
  • Ability to adhere to and set professional boundaries and recognise the need for personal safety, whilst establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with service users (training will be provided)
  • Be available and committed to be part of the out of hours on call rota and work regular shift patterns during weekdays 9am – 8pm and some Saturdays
  • A current, full driving licence and access to appropriate motorised transport

If you are passionate about ensuring vulnerable women have a safe, comfortable place to live, please apply now to join us as our Female Trainee Safe House Support Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse

Please submit your application by 9am Friday 13th December 2019.

Interviews will be held on  23rd December 2019.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 13th December 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 23rd  December 2019.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk                                 [email protected]

Pennine Domestic Violence Group

Live Safe Hub Career Opportunity

Pennine Domestic Violence Group (PDVG) delivers nationally accredited, quality marked domestic abuse services across Kirklees.  We work within a coordinated partnership approach and in line with Kirklees Domestic Abuse Strategy ‘whole picture approach’ in tackling domestic abuse.

PDVG have a range of accommodation and community based specialist domestic abuse services, part of community based services is the Live Safe Hub, this delivers a high quality, community based, multi-agency response for people affected by domestic abuse to reduce the risk of potential and actual harm to adults, children families and communities.

PDVG is recruiting a Male Domestic Abuse Practitioner

SALARY: Starting Salary £23,000 per annum plus:

  • Employers Pension Contribution 6%
  • Essential Car User Allowance £800 per annum
  • Travel expenses re-reimbursed
  • Health Care Cash Plan
  • Employment mental wellbeing scheme

Due to the nature of the role, PDVG is seeking male applicants only for this vacancy and is applying an Occupational Requirement to this recruitment, in accordance with Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.”  PDVG actively seek applications that reflect the diversity of Kirklees.

The Male Domestic Abuse Practitioner will predominately work with male victims of domestic abuse (In heterosexual, same sex or inter- family relationships) aged 16+ living across Kirklees through a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy, support and outcomes-based framework.

The post holder will work with key agencies to improve awareness of domestic abuse with a key focus on male victims.  Also, establish and maintain positive, proactive and innovative working relationships, pathways and referral routes with partner agencies across Kirklees to improve responses and encourage male victims to come forward.

The successful applicant will require excellent understanding of domestic abuse, effects on male victims, families and communities, also recognise the gendered nature of domestic abuse and advocate the National Violence Against Women and Girls agenda (VAWAG).

We are looking for someone with excellent understanding of best practice within the domestic abuse and related sector, working with individuals who have complex and multiple needs.  The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, working within outcomes-based frameworks, also handling sensitive information on a daily basis.

The candidate will have experience of direct work with male and female victims of domestic abuse, or relevant transferable professional experience.   Working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

PDVG is committed to training, learning and development of all employees.

The nature of the role requires regular travel across Kirklees.  The post holder is required to hold a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle.

Application packs can be found and downloaded by clicking in contacts then Jobs at www.pdvg.org  Or

Requested by email from:  [email protected]

Closing date for completed applications is 18th December 2019

Date for interviews is the week commencing 23rd December 2019

Harbour Support Services

Team Leader

Posts: Team Leader Middlesbrough or County Durham/Darlington

Location: Middlesbrough or Durham

Salary: £24,388 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week

Type: Permanent

We are seeking two new team leaders to join our extended management team and play their part in delivering quality services to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse.

These Team Leaders will co-ordinate an effective support service for adult victims of domestic abuse which is person centred and solution focussed. Identifying and managing risk will remain a high priority for Harbour and its partners but the service must be delivered in a way which is trauma informed and recognises the needs and priorities of the client and their family. The roles are 35 hours per week.

The post holders will need to be female* as they will be working closely with women in our refuge. We welcome applications from enthusiastic, compassionate women with experience of managing support teams working with vulnerable individuals and families. We would also be interested to hear from those with experience of managing supported accommodation. We are looking for excellent people skills, an aptitude for communication and an ability to work with initiative. Successful applicants must undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

One post will be based at our refuge in Middlesbrough, with responsibility for delivering services across the Borough. The other post will have a workbase in Durham City but will be responsible for staff and services across County Durham.

Harbour has delivered needs-led services for over 45 years, providing refuge and support for those experiencing domestic abuse. Harbour holds Silver Investor in People status, the Silver Better Health at Work Award and One Star Best Companies Accreditation. Our staff are empowered and encouraged to develop themselves to ensure the continuous improvement of our services.

For a detailed Recruitment Pack including application form email [email protected] or call 03000 20 25 25 during office hours.

Closing date for completed applications: 5pm Friday 13th December.

Interviews will be held in Hartlepool on 18th December.

* Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1) applies to this post.

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Solace Women’s Aid

Community Prevention Worker

Location: Pan London

Salary:£27,000 – £29,000 per annum dependent on experience

Hours: 19 hours

Contract: 24 months Fixed Term Contract

Vacancy Reference: SWA2860

Closing Date: 12 December 2019

Interview Date: 20th December 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of a unique pan-London project for minoritised young women. The project is a partnership between 12 leading organisations (WGN, Ashiana, IKROW, London Black Women’s Project, Solace Women’s Aid, Nia, Southall Black Sisters, Respond, Jewish Women’s Aid, Galop, Advance and Imkaan) in the VAWG sector established to provide advocacy, specialist mental health advocacy, counselling, resilience and prevention programs for minority young women and girls experiencing gendered violence, mental health and/or multiple disadvantage.

About the Role

Solace is looking for an experienced and innovative individual to coordinate and develop a pan London service and a partnership of 12 organisations.

This new and exciting role will be responsible for engaging and driving whole community engagement through delivering training, seminars and VAWG Awareness and Resilience Programs. The successful candidate will be experienced in developing and delivering creative VAWG prevention programs and confident to successfully engage YWG’s in a wide range of settings. (Schools, colleges, youth programs, YOTS, music venues and festivals) to raise awareness, challenge and positively influence the attitudes and behaviours that normalise VAWG in this peer group.

You will receive specialist training on delivering VAWG Resilience Programs that build psychological and emotional resilience in YWG’s to strengthen protective factors to promote positive mental and emotional well-being in YWG’s. A key aspect of your role will be to establish a thriving London-wide ‘Experts by Experience’ (EbyE) advisory panel.

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

To apply:

Please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to [email protected] by the closing date. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send you an application pack.

To download the documents, please click here: https://www.solacewomensaid.org/paid/young-womens-community-prevention-worker

We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please 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 female 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.

As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.

No agencies.

Coventry Haven Women’s Aid

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

‘A Home of Her Own’ DA Practitioner

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

NJC Pt 23 – £22,462 FTE per annum

28 hours per week

25 days leave + Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

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

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

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

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

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

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 13th January 2020

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

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

nia

Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

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

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

Hours: 35 per week

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Date: 10am, Monday 30th December 19

Interview date: 7th January 2020

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

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

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

Advice & Helplines Volunteers (Female Applicants Only)

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 27th January 2020

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

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

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