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Solace Women’s Aid

Refuge Worker – Barnet Refuge                  

You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic abuse. You will carry out risk and needs assessments, develop support plans and carry out key work with women survivors. You should have a minimum of two years’ experience of working with this or a similar client group. An in depth understanding of the needs of women and children from a diverse background is essential.

We offer fixed term contract which ends on 30/11/2017.

SALARY:  £22,000 – £26,000

HOURS: 37.5 per week

CLOSING DATE:  13/03/2017 noon

Interviews: 21/03/2017

CONTACT DETAILS: For information & application pack ring Maureen Giles or Talia Powell on 0207 619 1350 or email recruitment@solacewomensaid.org

These posts is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Solace Refuge Services – LB Camden

Job Reference:   

Night and Weekend Support Worker

Minimum 8 hours per week

Salary: £11 per hour, £30 per sleep in, plus 3% pension contribution and other benefits

Contract:  Permanent

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.  We work in a holistic and empowering way enabling service users to live independent lives.

We are looking to recruitment Night and Weekend support workers, to offer emotional and practical support to 8 women in our complex needs refuge in Camden, which provides 24 hour staff cover.

You will ideally have experience of supporting vulnerable women, and be aware of risk assessment and management in a lone working capacity. You will be organised and proactive, and will be able to plan and facilitate regular weekend activities to engage and develop the women in transferable life and social skill

Night and Weekend staff currently work within a rostered shift pattern, and this contract will be for a minimum of 8 hours, with the opportunity to cover additional shifts, holiday and sickness

Benefits include 25 days holiday (pro rata) and a contributory pension scheme.

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

Closing date for receipt of completed applications: Monday 27th February 2017.

Interviews: Friday 24th March 2017

To apply, visit www.solacewomensaid.org and download a job profile and application pack. CVs will not be accepted. Applications can be returned to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org  

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 5(2)d of the Race Relations Act 1976 and Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.

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

No Agencies please.

 

Solace Women’s Aid

Family Support Worker

37.5 hrs per week

Starting Salary: £22,000- 26000 per annum depends on experience and qualifications

Accommodation Based, Barnet

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence. We have been providing a wide range of services for survivors for 40 years.

Solace is currently looking to recruit an experienced and competent Family Support Worker, to work with children, young people and their Mothers, whilst residing in emergency temporary accommodation.

The role requires a good understanding of the impacts of domestic and sexual abuse on children, young people and their parents, and how this trauma may affect their development and relationships. You should have excellent knowledge of Safeguarding and CAF processes, a good working knowledge of the support available through Social Care Services, and other support options available to children, young people and their families.

Experience of assessing need and risk , one to one support planning and working with vulnerable people is essential

Closing date: 13/03/2017

Interview date:  20/03/2017

CONTACT DETAILS: For information & application pack ring Maureen Giles or Talia Powell on 0207 619 1350 or email recruitment@solacewomensaid.org

These posts is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act

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

Rise

HEAD OF FINANCE & RESOURCES

£35,093 – £36,937 pro rata

30-34 hours per week

Quote ref HOF 02/17/0

RISE is looking for an experienced manager with significant Financial Management/Accounting experience to join RISE’s Senior Management Team. Working as part of RISE Senior Management Team, the post holder will provide organisational leadership and guidance. You will ensure the consistent operation of effective budgetary controls and high quality reporting to the RISE Board of Directors on all aspects of financial reporting, planning, performance and risk management, including Health and Safety.

Ideally you will be  a qualified finance professional (ACCA/ACA/CIMA/AAT) or qualified by experience with significant experience of; managing budgets, completing general finance functions from ledgers, payroll and audits through to preparing year end accounts. Preparing reports for presentation to the Board and CEO and supporting the team with input for bids and tenders will mean you will need a positive team approach, as well as good all round written and verbal communication skills.

The post holder will need a hand’s on ‘can do’ approach, that will see you manage and support a small team delivering on Central Services including, the Finance Officer, IT and telecoms support, premises management and ensuring RISE is health and safety compliant.

Job Share will be considered.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Alison.McCafferty@riseuk.org.uk

CLOSING DATE:      6 March 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: 31 March 2017

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

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

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

 

Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service

Domestic Violence Support Worker – Children and Young People

(Fixed Term Contract until 31st August 2019)

Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service provides accommodation and outreach support to families and individuals across the County of Shropshire.

Due to a successful BBC Children In Need application we are looking to recruit an experienced Children and Young People support worker. The contract is for a fixed term as above, and will be extended should we continue to secure funding.

The ability to travel is essential, so applicants will need access to a vehicle at all times.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and detailed references.

Closing Date: 10am Monday 6th March 2017

To apply online please go to our website www.shropshirehousinggroup.org.uk and follow the links to the vacancy page. Or alternatively you can apply for an application pack by telephoning: 0300 303 1190 (option 2) quoting the post reference.

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.

The Ascent Advice and Counselling partnership 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.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

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

Job Ref:        17 009

Salary:           £25,301 (incl LW)

Hours:           35 per week

Term              until March 2020

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

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 administrator@ 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, 9th March 2017

Interview Date:                                17th March 2017

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

Splitz Support Service 

GDASS Independent Stalking Advocacy Caseworker

This is a new and exciting opportunity to help set up a new service in the county to support victims of stalking based on the service that New Dawn Aurora provide in Hampshire.

We are looking for candidates for this post who are passionate in helping our clients achieve their potential and have proven ability of working collaboratively with people to support them. A good understanding of the effects of Stalking on victims and their families and in depth experience of working with high risk victims of domestic abuse is required.

SALARY:                  £23,086 to £24,240

HOURS:                   37.5 hours per week

TENURE:                 12 months

LOCATION:             Gloucester

DEADLINE:              9:00 a.m. 9th March 2017

INTERVIEW:            15th March 2017

REFERENCE:            GD/16/03

This post will require enhanced police vetting of the ISAC.

To apply, please complete an application form demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role. Application packs are available from our website www.splitz.org/about-us/join-us/vacancies  or by contacting Admin on 01225 777724 or by emailing admin@splitz.org

Standing Together

Charity number 1088844

DAHA Development Manager x 2

As a partner in the award winning Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA), Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) seek to appoint a two dynamic Development Managers with a proven track record in project development and management within a partnership context.

STADV coordinates the ground breaking coordinated community response to domestic violence in West London.  STADV are co-founders, alongside Peabody and Gentoo, in  DAHA which was founded in 2014 to promote better practice, policy and research in relation to housing  and domestic abuse.

These posts will implement the business development plan for DAHA and will drive forward this ground-breaking national initiative.

The post will be based in the STADV office with a degree national travel. Part time, job share and secondments are welcome to apply.

Salary:  £32,00 to £36,000 including London weighting depending on experience.

Closing dates for completed applications:  5:00pm on Friday, the 3rd of March

Interview dates:  March 9th and 10th 2017

To apply download the application pack from our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk. For more information, contact  admin@standingtogether.org.uk

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.

In Newham we provide IDSVA (Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy) services. The IDVA team provides a specialist service to victims who are at high-risk of serious harm or homicide from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children.  An ISVA is located within nia’s East London Rape Crisis service.

nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding CAADA/Safe Lives Leading Light accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard for General Help with Casework. The Newham service holds the AQS standard and is working towards Leading Light accreditation.

We are seeking to recruit to the following posts:

Post:                          2x Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Full time:                   35 hours per week

Salary:                      £25,301 – qualified (inclusive of London weighting)

£24,000 – unqualified[1]

Hours:                       35 hrs per week

This posts are funded by the London Borough of Newham and currently funded until May 2018 with the possibility of an extension.

We are looking for highly organised and self-motivated women who are passionate about working in the violence against women and girls sector.  You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children.

In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken in Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Russian.

To apply visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk and download a job profile and application 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 27 February 2017

Interviews will be held in:        March 2017

The posts are subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only.

Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies. Please note all IDVAs will have to undertake the Non Police Personnel Vetting Level 2 and a CTC clearance

[1] Applicants who hold either the appropriate CAADA-Safe Lives or Women’s Aid qualification will be prioritised. Candidates who meet the requirements of the person specification but who do not hold either qualification must undertake to complete the qualification during their probationary period and will be offered a package including the payment of course fees.  The salary will be adjusted once the qualification is obtained. The cost of the training will be deducted in the final salary if a post holder leaves within one year of completing the training.

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.

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist support for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence or abuse.

The women who work and volunteer at ELRC offer confidential and independent support.  Services include emotional and practical support, one-to-one counselling, group support and advocacy.

nia is a professionally 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 seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title:                  Lead Counsellor – East London Rape Crisis

Job Ref:                    17 007

Hours:                       21hrs/pw (working days: Monday, Tuesday & additional day)

Term                          Currently funded until March 2018 with a possibility of extension

Salary:                       £17,099 incl LW (£28,499 pro rata)

You will deliver one to one counselling to female survivors of sexual violence within a feminist framework. You will also work alongside the Counselling Manager to keep records, deal with referrals, supervise counsellors, review risk and manage waiting lists.  This post will also involve supporting the East London Rape Crisis Management team to meet outcome and output targets and further develop the counselling service.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You must be BACP or UKCP accredited and have experience of working with survivors of sexual violence. A qualification in therapeutic supervision and experience of delivering group work is desirable.

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 administrator@ 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, 6th March 2017

Interview Date:             15th March 2017

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

RISE

HEAD OF CLIENT SERVICES (Job Share)

£35,093 – £36,937 pro rata

18.5 hours per week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Quote ref HOC 02/17/03

RISE is looking for an experienced manager with significant experience of strategic development, management, and delivery of front line services to join RISE’s Senior Management Team. RISE’s Head of Client Services is the strategic and operational lead for the implementation and development of client centred policies, procedures and practices across RISE. They have strategic oversight, leadership and management of:

  • Portal Contract which provides services for HR and MR survivors across B&H and East Sussex in partnership with CGL and Survivors Network.
  • RISE’s Therapeutic and Counselling Service
  • RISE’s Big Lottery Community Projects
  • Clinical Governance
  • Becoming a trauma informed organisation.

Ideally you will have significant experience in working in the violence against women and girls sector, or in other related fields, as a practitioner and manager. You will have experience of developing and implementing practice based systems and procedures. You will be an effective networker, and experienced at contributing to and influencing policy and practice at an internal and external strategic level, including partnerships.

CLOSING DATE:      1 March 2017

INTERVIEW DATE: 28 March 2017

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

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

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

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) x 2

Job Reference Number: SWA2540

This vacancy has arisen in a busy and exciting office that provides specialist independent domestic and sexual violence services. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. A key aspect of the role will be to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems.

The IDVA will work specifically with high risk clients, whose cases are referred to the MARAC.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework management skills.

If you have experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and a working knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems this is a unique opportunity to develop further your skills and career.

Applicants are required to have CAADA’s IDVA or DAPA qualification, or be willing to go on the training to acquire it.

Salary: Starting at £24,000 (unqualified) or £25,500 (qualified) per annum, (inclusive of ILW)

Hours: Full time (37.5)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Southwark

Closing Date: Monday 6 March 207 (9am)

Interview Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017

Late applications will not be accepted

For an application pack (no CVs) please download job pack and JD from our website www.solacewomensaid.org and return your completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org quoting Job Reference Number: SWA25040 on your application form and in the subject line of your email.

Tel: 020 7619 1350

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

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpin all our work

Benefits include 25 days holiday (rising to 30 days over 5 years) and a contributory pension scheme.
This post is based in a service run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, part 1.

Committed to Ending Abuse

Operational Service Manager Vacancy

Permanent

Salary: £40,000 pro rata

Hours: 1.0 WTE

Committed to Ending Abuse are seeking a full time Operational Service Manager.

The Operational Service Manager has overall operational responsibility for the effective leadership and management of services operated by CEA including Crisis, IDAA, Therapeutic Support, HMP Polmont Young Offenders and independent advocacy. The primary purpose of the role is to ensure that effective management and leadership of the organisation, so that people using the service are offered high quality interventions, based on current best practice. Key to the role is ensuring the safety and risk reduction of clients, where appropriate their families and also staff volunteers and trainees.

CEA operates an Integrated Three Stage Trauma Recovery model, which provides a risk-led service for women, men, children and young people living in the Falkirk Council area. In addition, it provides a service to offenders within Her Majesty’s Prison Polmont YOI. Partnership discussions are underway to develop a perpetrator programme.

The Operational Service Manager is responsible for ensuring that the values and ethos of CEA are maintained and flourish as the organisation develops and grows.

The key responsibilities for this role are to continue to provide a client centred approach to all provision ensuring that clients remain central to all we do and to lead the organisation within the framework established by the Board, overseeing the development and implementation of CEA strategic and operational plans.

To request an application pack, please email Jean@cea.uk.com or call 01324 635661.

Closing date: Tuesday 28th February at 5pm

Interview Date: Friday 10th March

WYCOMBE WOMEN’S AID
Registered Charity No. 299946 Registered Company No. 2245478

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

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) / Outreach Worker (Asian women)

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: NJC SCP 22 – 28 (£20,661 – £24,964)

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate)/Outreach team which offers support services to women living in the Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence. The post holder will provide a multi-lingual service through one to one support and group work for Asian women living in the community. An ability to speak Punjabi, Urdu and English fluently is essential.

The applicant will ideally hold a Community & Youth qualification, a counselling qualification or the WAFE DAPA qualification, have experience of working with families, skills and experience of support work and group work and have a clear understanding of the issues of violence against women and children. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work.

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

A work place pension scheme is in place.

Closing date for applications: Friday 10 March 2017 at noon

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 22 March 2017

For further information and/or an application pack please ring 01494 461367 or email sophie.wwa@btconnect.com to receive the pack electronically.

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Solace Women’s Aid is dedicated to providing a full range of services for women and their children, enabling them to live their lives free from domestic and sexual violence. We have been providing a wide range of services for survivors for 40 years.

Solace is currently looking to recruit two motivated and energetic people to join a busy Advocacy service in Southwark, which works with service users across all risk levels and also includes an IRIS service, Sanctuary scheme, Perpetrator programme and WRAP, our comprehensive group work project

Both roles require a good understanding of the impacts of domestic and sexual abuse on survivors, and a thorough working knowledge of the options available to them

Caseworker;
You will have demonstrable experience of providing advocacy for vulnerable people, and the ability to risk assess and safety plan effectively. You must be highly organised, and able to balance the demands of a busy service with one to one support, administrative duties, and co-location with partnership agencies. You will also be required to join the Out of Hours rota, offering 24 hr cover during specified periods

Salary : Starting 24,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 27th February 2017

Interview Date: 1st March 2017

Allocations worker;
You will manage the allocations list, making regular contact with all survivors who have been referred to the service, but have not yet been allocated to a specified case worker. You will been high organised, and balance the demands of a busy service, with making regular contact with all survivors, re-assessing risk, updating the database, and allocating cases to caseworkers as and when appropriate

Salary : Starting £24,000 per annum

37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 27th February 2017

Interview Date: 1st March 2017

For an application pack (no CVs please) download an application form and JD from our website www.solacewomensaid.org and return your completed application to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org. Tel: 020 7619 1350

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

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.

No Agencies please.

 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.

The Emma Project is a unique refuge and outreach service for women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence-including prostitution- and who also use substances problematically.

Daria House is a refuge for women who have been sexually exploited, with a particular focus on supporting women who have been exploited through their involvement in prostitution.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title:      Assistant Support Workers (Weekends, Bank Holidays & weekday overnights)

Job Ref:        17 006

Salary:           £9.75 per hour

The Assistant Support Workers responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the women in the refuge
  • Day to day running of the refuge
  • Maintaining health and safety standards
  • Responding to emergency situations
  • Undertaking administrative and practical duties as required.

We’re looking for highly organised and self-motivated women who are passionate about nia’s approach to supporting women who experienced male violence. You’ll have experience of working with a relevant client group, 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 administrator@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, 10 March 2017

Interview Date:           22 March 2017

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

The Haven Wolverhampton  

Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, please contact Popinder Kaur, Chief Executive on 01902 904677 or email at Popinder.kaur@havenrefuge.org.uk or write to her at The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL

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

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

West Mercia Women’s Aid

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

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

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

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

We need women with skills and experience in:

– delivery of feminist support services to victims of domestic abuse

– charity governance and leadership

– strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of services

– law and legislation

– fundraising

– human resources, employment and associated issues

– change management

– general experience of running a business or other organisation

– marketing and promotion

– understanding commissioning and procurement.

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

 For an informal discussion about the role of trustee / director and an application pack, please contact Joanna Liddle (trustee) on 01432 890364 or email joanna@beanfield.co.uk;  or (between 9th – 21st September) Sue Gorbing (trustee) on 07791 141003 or email sue.gorbing@changesuk.net.

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

 Registered Charity Number 1078496

Wycombe Women’s Aid

Trustee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trustee posts are subject to a DBS check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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

To register interest, or arrange for an informal chat with one of our existing trustees, please email sophie.wwa@btconnect.com

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

National Peripatetic Domestic Violence Workers                             

REF:           001 PERI 1

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

Hours:      37.5 hours per week

Location:  London with travel across all Refuge sites nationwide

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

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

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

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

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

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

Closing date: Ongoing                                                                 

Interview date: tbc

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

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

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

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