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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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Women’s Aid vacancies

Bristol – Fundraising Administrator

Bristol – Project Administrator

Bristol – Trust Fundraising Officer

Vacancies in the domestic and sexual violence sector

For more information about these vacancies, please call the organisation advertising the job and not Women’s Aid National Office. PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to place an advert with us please follow these guidelines.

London – IDVA

Brighton & Hove – DA & SA Partnership Officer

Nottingham – Helpline Advisor

Kent – Young Persons Outreach Worker

Kent – Community Domestic Abuse Worker

London – Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker

London – IDVA

London – Outreach Advocate – Multiple Support

London – PSU/IRIS Advocate

London – IDVA

Birmingham – FGM Community Development Worker Maternity Cover

Birmingham – Refuge project Worker

Birmingham – Children & Family Workers

Birmingham – IDVA

Birmingham – Floating Support Manager

London – Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

Hampshire – Trustee

London – Refuge Worker

Brighton & Hove – Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Chair

Buckinghamshire – Counsellor

Devon – Support Worker

London – Sessional Counsellor

Swindon – Female Administrative Support Worker & PA to Director

London – Team Leader

London – IDVA

Wycombe – Counsellor 

Staffordshire – IDVA

Surrey – Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

London – Women’s Centre Volunteer

London – ELRC Volunteers

Hampshire – Business Support & Development Officer

Surrey – Adult & Children’s Services manager

Surrey – Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

Wales – Children & Young People Services Development Officer

Wales – Children & Young People Public Affairs Officer

Yorkshire – IDVA

Yorkshire – Domestic Abuse Support Worker – Male Victims

London – Refuge Support Worker

Warrington – Domestic Abuse Complex Case Worker

Warrington – Senior Family Support Worker

London – Refuge Worker

London – IDVA

London – Asian Children’s Support Worker

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Solace Women’s Aid

IDVA

Job Reference No. SWA2595

Barnet DVAAS (Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy Service)

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence and abuse. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Barnet DVAAS is a diverse provision providing support and advocacy to female and male victims/survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence from all levels of risk. We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) with at least 2 year’s qualified experience to join our service.

The role of an IDVA is to provide a proactive service to victims/survivors identified as experiencing domestic abuse, inclusive of sexual violence and Harmful Practices, within a co-location setting. As well as providing crises intervention and advocacy support within a multi-agency approach, the IDVA will also be responsible for the awareness raising and training of partner agencies on Domestic Abuse.

Please take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification for more details about the role.

SALARY: Starting from £25,500 (qualified IDVA)

HOURS: 37.5 hours

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 2nd October 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 10th October 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 2nd October 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications 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.

**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

As this position is co-located it will require additional vetting.

Joint Domestic, Sexual Violence & Abuse and Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG) Unit

Joint Domestic Abuse & Sexual Abuse Partnership Officer

An exciting position has become available in the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence against Women and Girls Unit, which operates between Brighton & Hove City Council and East Sussex County Council.

Working as the Joint Domestic Abuse & Sexual Abuse Partnership Officer, you will operate across the Brighton & Hove Partnership Community Safety Team (PCST) and the Safer East Sussex Team (SEST). Your work will be varied and you will play a lead role in the development and implementation of plans and strategies to respond to Domestic Abuse & Violence, Sexual Abuse & Violence and Violence against Women and Girls across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex

The successful applicant’s responsibilities will include:

  1. Developing good working relationships with Statutory and Voluntary & Community Sector partners
  2. Undertaking research and developing and presenting briefings and reports, including any associated recommendations, to strategic and operational partners
  3. Undertaking and managing project work to deliver priorities.

Hours of work: 30 hours per week (4 days a week, salary pro rata)

Paid weeks per year: 52 (inclusive of holiday entitlement)

The post holder will be co-located, spending the equivalent of two days a week in Brighton & Hove (with the PCST) and two days a week in Eastbourne (with the SEST), subject to operational requirements and agreement between the post holder and their manager.

Interview date: 11/10/2017

Start date: 04/12/2017 or nearest date

Closing date: 03/10/2017 

For more information about the local approach to these crime types you can read:

For enquiries regarding this vacancy please contact James Rowlands, the Strategic Commissioner and Head of the Joint Unit by email ([email protected]) or phone (01273 291032).

To apply go to our website.

WOMEN’S AID INTEGRATED SERVICES (WAIS)

Providing support to women and their children experiencing or escaping abuse throughout Nottingham and region.

We have an exciting opportunity for three Helpline Advisors to join our dynamic team in an organisation at the forefront of domestic violence support. The appointed person will have a good understanding of the issues faced by women with multiple support needs.

Helpline Advisor – 24 hour Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse Helpline x 3 roles

(23.5 hours per week)

NJC Scale point 27 – £23,935 pro rata

On call payments are paid at a rate of £16 per night.

Helpline Advisors provide telephone support via the 24 hour freephone helpline to women who have or are experiencing domestic abuse or sexual violence, their friends, family and other professionals involved in supporting them.

You will join a motivated, supportive, professional team and will be required to work directly with individual clients and liaise with other agencies and organisations such as the police, housing and social care. Experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse is essential, as is an ability to listen, communicate empathetically and provide non-judgemental support.

All posts work to a fixed shift pattern of 2 days and 1 evening per week, with a weekend rota covering 1 weekend day and 1 weekend evening in four weeks. The role also involves on-call responsibility to cover the crisis line overnight, one night a week.

Closing date for applications is 16th October 2017 at 9.00am

Interviews will be held week commencing 23rd October 2017.

It is an Occupational Requirement that applications are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.

WAIS is striving to be an equal opportunities employer and encourages applicants from BME, lesbian or bisexual backgrounds.

Application packs can be obtained from our website or by writing to: WAIS (Recruitment) 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham NG1 3LP. (Please enclose a £2.06p stamped self addressed A4 envelope for postal application requests). Any questions or queries please email: [email protected]
CV’s will not be accepted.

Choices

Choices (formerly known as North Kent Women’s Aid) Limited is an independent registered charity offering a range of specialist domestic abuse services to communities across North & West Kent and Medway. Due to increased funding we are seeking to fill the following posts:

Young Persons Outreach Worker

15 hours per week (term time only)

NJC Scale 5.22-5.25: £17,879 – £19,608 (dependent on experience) pa pro-rata, plus Essential car user allowance

Role to commence ASAP

Funding available until March 2018

Choices are looking to recruit a Young Persons Outreach Worker to support the young peoples outreach service. This outreach service will involve one to one and group work in North and West Kent, primarily working in schools.    You will be required to provide in depth support to young people (aged 11-18 years of age) who have experienced trauma related to domestic abuse as well as to deliver a healthy relationship programme to students.

For further information, please click on the links below:

YPOW Job Description

YPOW Person Specification

 

Community Domestic Abuse Worker, Community Project

35 hours per week

NJC Scale 5.22-5.25: £20,661 – £22,658 (dependent on experience) pa pro-rata

Plus Essential car user allowance

Role to commence ASAP

Funding available until March 2019

Choices are looking to recruit a Community Domestic Abuse Worker to deliver community programmes such as Freedom, DAY, Recovery Toolkit, to cover a busy Helpline providing advice and support, and provide one to one outreach work to victims of domestic abuse. The successful applicant must have previous experience of working with victims of domestic abuse, have extensive knowledge of the issues surrounding domestic abuse and have experience of facilitating group programmes such as the Freedom programme.

For further information, please click on the links below:

Job Description – Community Domestic Abuse Worker, Community Project

Person Specification – Community Domestic Abuse Worker, Community Project

The applicant must be in possession of a full driving licence and have access to their own transport.

 

All successful applicants will be expected to provide an efficient, confidential and professional service.

Choices is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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

Previous applicants need not apply.

To apply for the above roles please complete the following documents and return –

  • by post to Maidstone Community Support Centre, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1HH
  • or via email to [email protected]

Choices Application Form

Equality and Diversity Form

Only applications made on a Choices Application Form will be considered.

Closing date 12pm, Friday 29th September 2017. 

Women’s Aid

Fundraising Administrator (Maternity cover)

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

We are looking for an administrator who is enthusiastic, proactive and organised to support our Fundraising Manager and her team, helping them to work more effectively.  This opportunity is perfect for someone looking to gain experience in fundraising or direct marketing in a fast-paced organisation.

With previous experience in a customer facing role you will have strong data entry and communication skills with excellent attention to detail. You will be exceptionally well-organised and work well within a team.

As part of the Fundraising Team you will help coordinate logistics from scheduling and preparing meetings to managing diaries and preparing reports to help ensure the team runs smoothly.  In addition, you will be the first point of contact for enquiries and be responsible for maintaining the fundraising database.  In this varied role you will also get involved and take the lead in ad hoc projects that will help support our work to end domestic violence against women and children.

It is essential that you have experience of providing office support, as well as well-developed communication, admin and coordination skills. Good at word processing and taking minutes, you are great with people and are comfortable meeting multiple deadlines. Happy in a busy environment you will be able to work on your own initiative, have an eye for detail and the confidence to make changes to improve processes.

Location: Bristol
Salary: £19,153 starting salary
Contract: Full time 37 hours per week, 12 month fixed contract maternity cover
Closing date: 9am Monday 9th October 2017
Interview: Thursday 12th October 2017

To apply please complete an application form and return it to [email protected]. Please do not include a CV.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these using the application form. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

We are a Two Ticks employer: Positive about Recruiting Disabled People. All disabled applicants meeting the essential criteria will be invited to interview.

For an informal chat about your needs, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137.

Registered charity no: 1054154

 

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

Advance

Advance’s Domestic Abuse Team delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people. Advance’s Minerva service works with women involved in  the Criminal Justice System offering safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending.

Female* Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker

Contract: Fixed term to 31st  March 2018 (with possibility of extension)

Salary: £22,000 – 24,000 per annum inc. London Weighting Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms Work Location:  Based at Advance office in Hammersmith

The Domestic Violence and Abuse Worker  will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service  to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specializing in working with clients at high risk. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They hold a caseload of standard and medium risk clients as well as clients going through the criminal justice system. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. . The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the Team Manager and Programme Managers.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 9th October 2017

Interview date: Monday 16th  of October 2017

To apply please download the application form and Job Description from our website.

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

Althea King,

Advance (BSU Recruitment)

150-152 King Street,

Hammersmith,

W6 OQU

 

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Advance

Advance’s Domestic Abuse Team delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people. Advance’s Minerva service works with women involved in the Criminal Justice System offering safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending.

Female* Duty IDVA

Contract: Fixed term to 31st July 2019
Salary: £24,000 – 26,000 per annum inc. London Weighting Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms Work Location: Based at Advance office in Hammersmith

The Duty IDVA will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specializing in working with clients at high risk. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from aged 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing services to clients and partner agencies within Angelou Partnership. The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the Programme Managers.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 9th October 2017 Interview date: Monday 16th of October 2017

To apply please download the application form and Job Description from our website

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

Althea King, Advance (BSU Recruitment)
150-152 King Street,
Hammersmith,
W6 0QU

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Advance

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.

Female* Outreach Advocate – Multiple Support

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st August 2018

Salary: £24,000 – 26,000 per annum inc. London Weighting

Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Pension: Workplace Pension

Work Location:  Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham

Outreach Advocate – Multiple Support

DCLG Outreach Advocacy – Multiple Support project is an exciting new project that will develop new ways of working and engaging with those who have complex and multiple needs.

DCLG Outreach Advocacy – Multiple Support project is a partnership project between Advance and Safe Space, Housing First and Standing Together Against Domestic Violence. The project aims to improve housing pathways for women in the tri-borough with multiple and complex needs, who are experiencing domestic abuse. The purpose of the Outreach Advocate – Multiple Support worker role is to work directly with domestic abuse survivors with multiple and complex needs, coordinate the response agencies involved to efficiently address risks, meet multiple needs,  ensure  short and long term safety and secure future stability.

The post holder will work across Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea. The post holder will jointly work with Safe Space, Housing First and Standing Together Against Domestic Violence to support service users and improve partnership responses. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse and its effects on women and children. The post holder will also have an understanding of specific needs affecting women with mental health issues, problematic substance use, offending history and long term homelessness.

The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with Children’s Social Services, substance misuse agencies, housing and mental health agencies, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 12pm  25th of September 2017                             

Interview date:  4th and 5th October 2017

To apply please download the application form and Job Description from our website.

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

Althea King,

ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)

1st Floor Rear,

150 King Street,

London

W6 0QU

 

Registered Charity Number 1086873

nia

nia provides a wide range of services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.  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.

About PSU – Problematic Substance Use Advocate

nia has been awarded funding by London borough of Hackney to deliver advocacy support to women affected by problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence.

About IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post of Problematic Substance Use, the post will also support the delivery of the Hackney IRIS service for 7hrs/week.

PSU/IRIS Advocate

Hours: 28hrs p/w

Term: The post is currently funded until March 2018 with a possibility of further funding.

Salary: £19,200 – £22,000 (subject to experience and relevant qualification)

The PSU/IRIS advocate is responsible for supporting women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence service, promoting inter-agency awareness and coordinated community responses.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about supporting survivors of domestic and sexual 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 visit our website 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, 6th October 2017.

Interview Date: 19 October 2017

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

nia

About IDVA – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)

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

The IDVA team provides a specialist service to victims who are at high-risk of serious harm or homicide from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children.  An ISVA is located within nia’s East London Rape Crisis service. nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding CAADA/Safe Lives Leading Light accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard for General Help with Casework.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)

Hours: 35 per week

Term: The post is currently funded until 30th May 2018 with a possibility of further funding.

Salary: £26,000 – £29,500 (subject to experience and relevant qualification)

The Senior IDVA will play a key role in developing and maintaining Newham IDVA service, supporting the Advocacy Services Manager to deliver a high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic abuse at highest risk. The Senior IDVA is responsible for the management of the staff and volunteers.

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. 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 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, 6th October 2017

Interview Date: 20 October 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).

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

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

 

FGM Community Development Worker Maternity Cover – 18.5 hours              £22,823 pro rata
To work within our FGM team to deliver a range of high quality group and support services, using community language(s) as appropriate. The ability to speak French or Somali is required.

Refuge Project Worker Maternity Cover- 22 hours                                                    £22,823 pro rata
To provide emotional and practical support and advocacy services within refuges to women and children affected by domestic violence.

Solihull Children and Family Worker- 37 Hours                                                         £22,823
To develop and deliver family support and play sessions to children, young people and their mothers in refuge and the community within Solihull. To lead on domestic violence awareness raising sessions with children/young people and professionals

Independent Domestic Violence Adviser                                                                       £22,823
To deliver a support service to women and their children who are assessed as high risk and are on the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC)

Floating Support Manager                                                                                                  £33, 456
To join our Women’s Safety Unit and manage a team of staff and volunteers delivering support to women and children living in the community affected by domestic violence.

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

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

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

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

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is: Midday 12 noon on 11th October 2017.

Interviews for the positions will be week beginning 23rd October 2017.

 

nia

nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney. This work is funded to September 2018 with the possibility of an extension.

About IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (Hackney)

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training, support, referral and recording programme for primary care staff. It is a targeted intervention for patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former domestic violence from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS provides training and education, clinical enquiry tools and health education resources to general practice teams.  IRIS provides a named contact for patient referrals and advocacy to patients experiencing current or former domestic violence. IRIS is centered in partnership work, with primary care and specialist third sector agencies coming together to deliver services and promote work across the historical gap.

PSU – Problematic Substance Use Service (Hackney)

PSU operates in Hackney to ensure that women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence affected by problematic substance use are provided advocacy and support. PSU promotes inter-agency awareness and coordinated service delivery between violence against women and problematic substance use agencies

We are recruiting for the following post:

Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

Hours:                       35 per week

Term:                         This work is funded to September 2018 with the possibility of an extension.

Salary Scale:           £26,000 – £29,500

The Senior IRIS Advocate Educator will play a key role in developing and maintaining IRIS and PSU projects undertaken within Hackney, supporting the Advocacy Service Manager to manage the staff and projects the service provides in order to provide high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

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, visit our website 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: 6th October 2017.      

Interview dates: 19th & 20th October 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).

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

Southern Domestic Abuse Service is an innovative and unique provider of all services to those affected by domestic abuse.

Join our Board as Trustee (*Female)

We are looking to strengthen the Board of our established charity and we wish to appoint an exceptional individual to add diversity and bring innovative ideas, enthusiasm for our values and excellent judgment to help determine our objectives.

Our Board supplies the strategic leadership and scrutiny which ensures that SDAS remains an innovative and unique provider of services which help to change people’s lives. In a period of huge change and pressure we want a diverse board that can help pilot us into a future which fulfils our values and supports those who need our services.

Will you give your experience and passion to assist us in moving into this future? We welcome all people onto our Board and would value your experience which may include Housing, Finance, Fundraising, Charity Governance, Business Development, Income generation, Social Care, Health or Marketing. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who would be interested in developing into the roles of Chair of Trustees or Treasurer.

We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Must be able to attend monthly meetings (normally Mondays 5.30-7.30pm) in Havant.

We are ambitious for our future, seeking to deliver the best possible services and empower all our clients to live lives free from domestic abuse.

Please email [email protected] for more information and an application pack or telephone 023 9200 8329.

Closing date: 26 October 2017

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

*This post is exempt under schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010

Solace Women’s Aid

Refuge Worker

Job Reference No. SWA2602

Lambeth

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

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced refuge worker. 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 1st March 2020.

Salary: Starting salary of £22,000, pro rata. Up to £26,000 depending on experience and qualification(s)

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Contract: Fixed Term

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing Date:  Friday 29th September (12noon)

Interview Date: Monday 9th October 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form and the Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 29th September 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications 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.

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.

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

No agencies

Joint Domestic, Sexual Violence & Abuse and Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG) Unit

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Chair

An exciting position has become available in the Brighton & Hove Partnership Community Safety Team (PCST).

Working as the Chair of Brighton & Hove’s Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) process in Brighton & Hove, you will play a lead role in:

1. Chairing the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) in Brighton & Hove, ensuring the delivery of efficient and effective meetings in order to safeguard the highest risk victims of domestic violence and abuse in the city;

2. Ensuring that the MARAC meeting enables efficient and effective inter-agency working in respect of the management of risks to children and other adults, perpetrators’ behaviour and safeguarding of professionals by making links with all other safeguarding processes;

3. Where required, acting as the Chair of Multi-Agency Complex Case Planning (MCCP) meetings for the management of repeat and / or complex cases referred to the MARAC, working with Adult and Child Safeguarding leads as appropriate

Hours of work: 15 hours per week (2 days a week)

Paid weeks per year: 52 (inclusive of holiday entitlement)

Place of work: The post holder will be located in Brighton & Hove, being based with the PCST at Hove Town Hall and for MARAC meetings at Brighton Town Hall.

Interviews will be held on 6th October 2017.

Start date: 4th December 2017 or nearest date.

Closing date: 28th September 2017.

See here for more information about the Brighton & Hove MARAC.

For enquiries regarding this vacancy please contact James Rowlands, the Strategic Commissioner and Head of the Joint Unit by email ([email protected]) or phone (01273 291032).

To apply visit our website.

Women’s Aid

Trust Fundraising Officer

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

We are looking for a Trust Fundraising Officer who is enthusiastic, proactive and organised to raise funds from Trust and Statutory bodies. You will have the opportunity to attend and host roundtable events, All Part Parliament Groups (APPG’s) and meet directly with funders. You will be tasked with acquiring and managing grants of £100,000 and above, and managing a very busy workload.

You will be quick to grasp the needs of the organisation in order to make timely and appropriate applications to maximise income. Have strong data entry and communication skills with excellent attention to detail and a flexible but organised approach to work.  With the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, this opportunity is perfect for someone with experience of working for a charity, research funded institution, or funding body.

This role is a challenging one but hugely rewarding. You will be joining a fantastic team, working to make a real difference for women and children suffering domestic abuse.

Location: Bristol (with some travel required)

Salary: £25,346 – £28,549 (based on NJC pay scale points 29-33).

Contract: 37 hours per week, permanent

Closing date: Midday, 11th October 2017

Interviews: 17th October, Bristol

To apply please complete an application form and return it to [email protected]. Please do not include a CV.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these using the application form. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

We are a Disability Confident employer: we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies For an informal chat about your needs or to receive the application pack in another format, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137 or email [email protected]

Registered charity no: 1054154

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

AYLESBURY WOMEN’S AID

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

Counsellor

25 hours per week (flexible) required to provide a counselling service to women who are experiencing violence in their home environment or are recovering from the effects of domestic violence.

We are looking for someone who has an understanding of the issues around domestic violence and equal opportunities. Commitment to working from a feminist perspective and working with vulnerable women are essential.

It is essential that applicants are qualified to at least level 4 CPCAB and are registered and willing to work within the guidelines of BACP.

This is a new post and initially the contract will be for 6 months.  At the end of this time the position will be reviewed.

Salary:  £23,398 – £25,951 pro rata (NJC rates points 26 – 29) based on a 37 hour week

Closing Date for Application: Friday 29th September 2017

Interviews to be held on: Monday 9th October 2017

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

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

Charity No: 1054308

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse

Support Worker

NDADA is seeking an experienced women’s support worker to join our family intervention team and cover one year’s maternity leave from 1st December 2017 until end November 2018.  NDADA’s refuge provides wide ranging therapeutic adult and children’s services for its eight adult residents and up to 17 children at any one time.

Salary £22,180 for 37 hours

Call 01271 321946 0r email [email protected] for an application pack

Deadline for completed applications Friday 13th October

Interviews in Barnstaple Monday 23rd October

Solace Women’s Aid

Sessional Counsellor

Job Reference No. SWA601

Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster

North London Rape Crisis service is a Specialist Sexual Violence Service that supports women who have been affected by sexual violence including childhood sexual abuse.  We are a member of Rape Crisis England and Wales and the Ascent Counselling Consortium in London.

We work in a women-centred way offering short and long term counselling in order to empower women to heal and recover from the trauma of sexual violence. The service is delivered across 2 of the 7 North London Boroughs we currently cover.

We are currently recruiting for the following role::

  • Sessional Counsellor vacancy in Kensington & Chelsea – 7.5 hours per week (day).
  • Sessional Counsellor vacancy in Westminster – 3 hours per week (eve)

You will be working in and Kensington & Chelsea providing 5 sessions per day and 2.5 hours admin

You will be working in Westminster providing 3 client sessions per day, including counselling and clinical assessment and 1.5 hrs admin.

These role includes undertaking all the associated administration tasks, attending monthly clinical team meetings at our head office in Islington and attending clinical supervision provided by Rape Crisis.

You will provide specialist sexual violence counselling to women from an empowerment perspective using the person centred approach and adhere to the BACP code of practice. You will be paid £130 per day or £17.33 per hour respectively and you will be provided with clinical supervision and have access to our in-house Training Program.

Salary: You will be paid £130 per day or £17.33 per hour respectively and you will be provided with clinical supervision and have access to our in-house Training Program.

Contract: Sessional

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

Closing Date: Monday 25th September 2017 (12noon)

Interview Date:  Monday 2nd October 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 25th September 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Please specify which area of London you wish to apply for.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications 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.

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.

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

No agencies.

Swindon Women’s Aid

Female Administrative Support Worker & PA to Director

Location: Swindon

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary £ 15,000.00

Job Purpose:

The objective of the post is to provide PA support to the Director and reception and administrative duties for Swindon Women’s Aid, including meeting/booking in visitors, populating the electronic management system and being the first point of contact for telephone enquiries.
Responsible to: Director Direct reports: Nil.

Main duties:

  • Managing service delivery and performance
  • Be fully conversant and act in accordance with the legal and regulatory requirements and policies and procedures of the organisation and be a good ambassador for SWA.
  • Attend regular line management supervision and proactively support the organisations objective of continuous improvement through personal training and development.
  • Provide personal support to the Director to include diary management, taking minutes at meetings, assisting in the preparation of reports, updating the website and HR support.
  • To provide an efficient front of house reception service, to include greeting visitors, fielding telephone calls and responding to general queries within the refuge and supporting the office manager with administrative duties such as a monthly events calendar and inputting of financial data
  • Ensure effective records of both staff and visitors entering and leaving the building are
  • Maintained and able to be used for emergency evacuation purposes if necessary
  • Liaison with external agencies and the public on information, advice & referrals and inputting referral documentation onto the electronic management system Oasis ensuring the confidentiality and security of client data is kept in accordance with policy
  • Maintaining and ordering supplies of stationery; refreshments; hygiene and housekeeping products and co-ordinate internal requests for maintenance/housekeeping tasks

Person Specification:

  • Organised with excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good IT skills, proficient in use of Microsoft office, working with SAGE would be advantageous
  • Flexible with the ability to work under pressure and deal with constant interruptions
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Attention to detail & accuracy

General:

  • To ensure confidential information and procedures are kept safe and not shared without expressed permission of the Director or Management Board
  • To be flexible in providing cover, emergency cover during holiday periods or during times of high operational need.

It is essential to the development of Swindon Women’s Aid service delivery that the post holder is able to respond flexibly to changes in the requirements of this post. This job description is therefore a guide and not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities the post holder may have over time.

Please visit our website for an application form. This post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9 part 1 and is female applicants only. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced children & adults DBS check.

Closing dates for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 4th October.
Interviews will be held in Swindon on Thursday 12th October.

Applications should be sent to: [email protected]

nia

Daria House is nia’s specialist accommodation based service for women who have been sexually exploited; particularly those who been exploited through their involvement in prostitution.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Team Leader (Specialist Refuges)

Hours: 35 per week

Term: The service is currently funded until 31st March 2021

Salary: £26,000- £29,500 (depending on qualifications & experience)

The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring the day to day effective and efficient operation of the refuge, resettlement services and outreach functions of Daria House: nia’s specialist accommodation based service for women who have been sexually exploited; with a particular focus on those who been exploited through their involvement in prostitution.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about supporting 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 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: Midnight Sunday 1st October 2017

Interview Date: Wednesday 11th October 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).

Registered Charity No: 1037072

Company Limited by Guarantee No: 02673624

Solace Women’s Aid

IDVA

Job Reference No. SWA2600

Islington

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring an end to the harm caused by 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.

This exciting new role has come about in a dynamic organisation that provides specialist independent domestic and sexual violence and abuse services. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. The role will be based within various teams within Islington Social Care for up to 3 days a week with the remainder of the time within the Solace’s Advocacy Support Service.

The IDVA will work closely within the co-located teams, taking relevant referrals and providing advice to practitioners on domestic abuse dynamics and options.

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/Safe Lives IDVA or DAPA qualification.  Please take a look at the job description and person specification for more details about the role. This will be available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

SALARY: £27,500

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Fixed term – March 2018 (with possibility of an extension)

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification

CLOSING DATE: 29th September 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 16th October 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date of 29th September 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted. Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Solace Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

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

**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

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:

Counsellor

Hours: 37 hours per week

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

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic 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 counselling, one to one support and group work.  A relevant counselling qualification is essential.

The applicant will also ideally hold either a Community & Youth 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: Thursday 28 September 2017 at 5.00pm

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 4 October 2017

For further information and/or an application pack please ring 01494 461367 or email [email protected] to receive the pack electronically.

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

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

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

STAFFORDSHIRE WOMEN’S AID

Registered Charity No. 1155364

Staffordshire Women’s Aid is an award winning organisation supporting victims of Violence Against Women and Girls and we are looking to recruit an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA).

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) (Female)

Hours: 37 hrs per week

(9 months maternity cover)

Salary: Salary – £19,081- £22,356 per annum

(negotiable depending on qualifications/experience)

The post will involve supporting high risk victims of domestic violence through the criminal justice process. The post will be based in Stafford.

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential requirements of the position

Further details including application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded from our website

Closing Date for applications is 9 am on Monday 25 September 2017

Interviews will be held on 27 & 28 September 2017

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

CITIZENS ADVICE ELMBRIDGE (WEST)

Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker

(Must be IDVA qualified)

Hours: Full time 36 hours per week

Salary: £26,000

Contributory Pension Scheme

Holiday: 20 days increasing to 30 days after 3 full years’ service plus bank and statutory holidays

Location: Elmbridge Community Hub, 72 High Street , Walton on Thames KT12 1BU

Closing date: Friday 22nd September 2017 (9am) although applicants will be considered upon receipt so the post may be filled prior to the closing date.

For job description & application form please contact Margaret Bourne, Chief Executive.

nia

nia provides a wide range of services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. 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.

About the Huggett Women’s Centre

The Huggett Women’s Centre is a woman’s service located in the heart of Dagenham. The services we offer are provided by women for women and girls from Barking and Dagenham and beyond, including group-work, discussion events, creative activities, social action and specialist support and advocacy for women and girls aged 11 and over.

The Centre is a vibrant, welcoming and fully accessible venue, a haven for women and girls to be supported, build positive relationships and challenge the multiple and complex disadvantages they experience. For example, gender inequality, race, class and poverty, sexuality, disability and domestic and sexual violence and exploitation.

We are currently looking for a team of inspirational and dedicated women to join our team as Huggett Women’s Centre Volunteers!

nia-Huggett Women’s Centre Volunteer

Minimum 4 hours per week with flexible hours

 All volunteers will be reimbursed up to the value of £5 for lunch and £5 for travel for one day each week.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the pioneering work at the Huggett Women’s Centre.  There will be lots of opportunity to learn about the work we do here, get involved in your local community, gain skills and develop knowledge about male violence against women and girls. Training will be ongoing, with regular contact with the Volunteer Coordinator.  No ‘formal’ experience is necessary to apply for this role. Life experiences, family, hobbies and interests are just as valuable as any formal work or voluntary experience you may have. We do ask that our volunteers are reliable and trustworthy, value the diversity of the Centre in terms of age; ethnicity; sexuality; faith; ability and class and that all our volunteers are committed to creating a supportive and welcoming space for women and girls regardless of their background.

How to apply:

Please visit our website and download a Volunteer profile and application pack.  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. If you need further information about completing your application, please contact Katie Elliott on 0203 813 2955.

Closing date: 10am, 19th September 2017

Interviews will be held end September / early October 2017

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

nia

 

nia provides a wide range of services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. 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 provides a range of support services to women and girls affected by sexual violence; including an Information & Support line, counselling, advocacy and group workshops.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to become part of our team.

Our volunteers support women through our Information & Support telephone line, providing emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual violence, their friends, family and other professionals.

You will get:

  • The opportunity to provide invaluable support to survivors of sexual violence from within a feminist framework
  • The opportunity to volunteer within a leading, London-based violence against women organisation
  • Full supervision & support
  • Internal training on violence against women, safeguarding, helpline skills, organisational systems & policies
  • A professional reference against the advertised Volunteer Profile that can be used for future employment.

Ideally, volunteers will:

  • Have an interest in, and understanding of, issues relating to male violence against women and girls
  • Be available for one of the below interview dates and all of the below training dates
  • Be able to commit to volunteering for 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months

Travel expenses incurred during volunteering (to a specified amount) will be reimbursed with receipts.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying to volunteer with us, please visit our website, download a Volunteer Application form. 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.

If you would like to speak to someone about volunteering, please contact Amelia Batrouney (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 020 7683 1270.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). nia welcomes applications from women who reflect the diversity of its client group and community, particularly women who speak and write languages in addition to English.

 Closing date for applications: 10am, Tuesday 19th September 2017

Interviews will be held on: Monday 25th September and Friday 29th September 2017

Applicants must be available to attend all of the training dates below:

Thursday 5th October full day                         10:00 – 16:00

Friday 6th October full day                              10:00 – 16:00

Monday 9th October evening                          18:00 – 21:00

Tuesday 10th October evening                        18:00 – 21:00

Tuesday 17th October evening                        18:00 – 21:00

Saturday 21st October full day                        10:00 – 16:00

Monday 23rd October evening                        18:00 – 21:00

Friday 27th October full day                            10:00 – 16:00

Friday 3rd November full day                          10:00 – 16:00

Saturday 4th November full day                     10:00 – 16:00

Southern Domestic Abuse Service

Southern Domestic Abuse Service is a leading provider of domestic abuse services in South East Hampshire.

Business Support & Development Officer – Post SDAS37

Salary: £23-25,000 dependent on experience

37 hours per week

This post will be located in Havant

The post is a permanent position.

This is a unique opportunity to join a local charity working within a team which is at the forefront of delivering ambitious plans and strategies across the charity. The post holder will work as a member of the Business Team to support the CEO, Business Support & Development Manager and Senior Management team with the growth of services, fundraising, the operational running of services and providing high quality administrative assistance. The role offers an exciting blend of fundraising, strategy, planning, marketing, monitoring and creativity in a collaborative team environment.

You will need to be well organised, hard-working and flexible as this is a fast paced and challenging role, working to multiple deadlines. You will be able to work independently, manage your own workload and respond flexibly to the needs of the team and the wider organisation. You will be IT proficient (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), have excellent written/verbal communication skills and a high standard of customer service.

The role will include:

  • Communicating/networking with internal & external stakeholders
  • Critically evaluating/summarising information
  • Jointly creating pre-qualification and tender submissions
  • Researching information for tenders and grants
  • Data management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Creating PowerPoint presentations
  • Creating reports
  • A full range of high level administrative duties
  • The ability to work under pressure, and effectively plan and manage your own time is essential.

In return we offer a generous annual leave entitlement rising with length of service, comprehensive training and development programme, pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare voucher scheme.  We can offer you a varied, interesting role in our busy and dynamic charity.

 Please email [email protected] for an application form, job description and person specification or telephone 02392 008329. Please specify the post name and number.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 18th September, 2017. Please note we will recruit the first suitable applicants, so apply early as we may close earlier. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early.  We therefore recommend that you submit your application well in advance of the closing date and as soon as possible during the recruitment process.

Interviews: week beginning 25th September 2017

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

We particularly welcome applicants from BAMER communities that are currently under-represented in our organisation.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

EAST SURREY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

(Registered Charity No. 1092643)

Providing Outreach & Associated Services to Survivors of Domestic Abuse in Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley

We offer the following posts, which are subject to Section 7(2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only). Our premises are situated in Redhill but you will also work away from the office.

ADULT & CHILDREN’S SERVICES MANAGER

£28,820 – £29,820 for 35 hours per week

Could you supervise and support our Adult & Children’s Outreach team to deliver the highest quality services to survivors of domestic abuse and their children? You will have previously held a position of responsibility, including the management of personnel, projects, performance & finance. You must be able to support staff working within a challenging and complex area of work and to work effectively and diplomatically with a range of different statutory agencies, voluntary organizations, groups & individuals. Some knowledge of working with survivors of domestic abuse, or other disadvantaged/marginalized groups and an understanding of the importance of risk identification, assessment & management is essential. A current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

For further information and/or an application pack telephone 01737 771350 or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: noon on Monday 18th September 2017

Interview date: Thursday 21st September 2017 in Redhill

*We offer the post subject to Section 7(2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only)

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE OUTREACH WORKER x 2

£20,950 – £21,950 (dependent upon experience)

35 hours per week and pro rata 28 hours per week fixed 12 months maternity cover starting November’17

 You will join an innovative, highly motivated, professional team and will be required to work directly with individual clients and liaise with other agencies and organisations such as the police, housing, health, social care and legal services. It is essential that you have an ability to listen, to communicate empathetically, are non-judgemental and are aware of the importance of confidentiality. Experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse, and/or Independent Domestic Violence Adviser training qualification or equivalent is essential. Training and induction will be provided and we actively encourage the continuous personal development of all our staff. A current driving licence and use of a car is essential.

For further information and/or an application pack telephone 01737 771350 or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 12noon on Wednesday 27th September 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 3rd October 2017

*We offer the post subject to Section 7(2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (Women Only)

Welsh Women’s Aid

 

Welsh Women’s Aid is the umbrella membership organisation in Wales that supports and provides national representation for third sector specialist services working to end domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.

We are looking for two motivated and skilled individuals to join our Engagement team:

Children & Young People Services Development Officer

Maternity cover

NJC Scale SO1: £25,951 – £27,668

37.5 hours per week

You will lead on Welsh Women’s Aid’s programme of work to increase the expertise across specialist services and commissioners in Wales to support children and young people effected by violence against women and girls, including domestic abuse and sexual violence.

You will work in partnership to improve the capacity of specialist services across Wales, and to support the development and promotion of a needs-led service model that supports survivors to achieve independence and freedom, with a focus on children and young people, their rights, experiences and needs.

 

Children & Young People Public Affairs Officer

Maternity cover

NJC Scale SO1: £25,951 – £27,668

15 hours per week

Do you want to influence the development and implementation of policy, legislation and service provision to promote positive change for children and young people experiencing violence against women and girls in Wales?

Working as part of the Public Affairs team, you will contribute towards Welsh Women’s Aid’s aims by promoting ‘whole education’ and community approaches to prevention, and challenging gender inequality experienced by children and young people. You will improve the safety of children and young people, and minimise the future impact of witnessing or experiencing abuse, involving children and young people in the work we do.

Posts open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities and particularly welcome applications from Black and minority communities and other under-represented groups.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 2nd October 2017 Interview dates: Monday 9th October (CYP Services Development Officer) and Tuesday 10th October (CYP Public Affairs Officer)

The office base for both posts will be in Cardiff, with travel across Wales. To download an application pack please visit our website, email [email protected] or phone 02920 541551.

Registered charity number: 1140962

 

Cymorth i Ferched Cymru

Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yw’r corff ymbarél cenedlaethol yng Nghymru i aelodau sy’n cefnogi ac yn darparu cynrychiolaeth genedlaethol i wasanaethau arbenigol yn y trydydd sector sy’n gweithio i ddileu cam-drin domestig, trais rhywiol a mathau eraill o drais yn erbyn menywod.

Rydym ni’n chwilio am ddau unigolyn medrus uchel eu cymhelliant i ymuno â’n tîm Ymgysylltu:

Swyddog Datblygu Gwasanaethau Plant a Phobl Ifanc

Cyfnod mamolaeth Graddfa

NJC SO1: £25,951 – £27,668

37.5 awr yr wythnos

Byddwch yn arwain ar raglen waith Cymorth i Ferched Cymru i gynyddu arbenigedd ar draws y gwasanaethau arbenigol a chomisiynwyr yng Nghymru i gefnogi plant a phobl ifanc a effeithir gan drais yn erbyn menywod a merched, gan gynnwys cam-drin domestig a thrais rhywiol.

Byddwch yn gweithio mewn partneriaeth i wella gallu gwasanaethau arbenigol ar draws Cymru a chefnogi datblygiad a hyrwyddo model gwasanaeth a arweinir gan anghenion sy’n cefnogi goroeswyr i gyflawni annibyniaeth a rhyddid, gan ganolbwyntio ar blant a phobl ifanc, eu hawliau, profiadau ac anghenion.

 

Swyddog Materion Cyhoeddus Plant a Phobl Ifanc

Cyfnod mamolaeth Graddfa

NJC SO1: £25,951 – £27,668

15 awr yr wythnos

Ydych chi’n awyddus i ddylanwadu ar ddatblygiad a gweithrediad polisi, deddfwriaeth a darpariaeth gwasanaeth i hybu newid cadarnhaol i blant a phobl ifanc sy’n profi trais yn erbyn menywod a merched yng Nghymru?

Gan weithio fel rhan o’r tîm Materion Cyhoeddus, byddwch yn cyfrannu at nodau Cymorth i Ferched Cymru drwy hyrwyddo agweddau ‘addysg gyflawn’ a chymunedol at atal, a herio anghydraddoldeb rhywedd a brofir gan blant a phobl ifanc. Byddwch yn gwella diogelwch plant a phobl ifanc, ac yn lleihau effaith tystio neu brofi cam-drin yn y dyfodol, gan gynnwys plant a phobl ifanc yn y gwaith a wnawn.

Mae’r swydd hon ar agor i fenywod yn unig dan Atodlen 9, Rhan 1 Deddf Cydraddoldeb 2010.

Rydym ni’n rhoi gwerth ar amrywiaeth ac yn ymrwymo i hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb. Rydym yn annog ac yn croesawu ceisiadau gan fenywod o bob cefndir a chymuned ac yn croesawu’n arbennig geisiadau o blith cymunedau du a lleiafrifol ethnig a grwpiau eraill a dangynrychiolir.

Dyddiad cau: hanner dydd, dydd Llun 2 Hydref 2017 Dyddiadau cyfweld: dydd Llun 9 Hydref (Swyddog Datblygu Gwasanaethau) a dydd Mawrth 10 Hydref 2017 (Swyddog Materion Cyhoeddus)

Lleoliad swyddfa’r ddwy swydd fydd Caerdydd gyda theithio ar draws Cymru. Ewch i www.welshwomensaid.org.uk/joinus, i lawrlwytho pecyn ymgeisio, ebostiwch [email protected] neu ffoniwch 02920 541551.

Rhif elusen gofrestredig: 1140962

WomenCentre Ltd

 

Domestic Abuse Support Worker – Male Victims

18.5 hours per week

Scale 6, Pts 26- 28 £23,398 to £24,964 (Pro Rata)

This post is a fixed term contract until 30th June 2019.

The role involves providing a specialist, pro-active and a risk led response to all male victims of domestic abuse. The support will reflect individual risks and needs, enabling male victims to build confidence and make informed decisions about their future. The worker will also be required to provide short term support to children and young people who are affected by domestic abuse as part of the Staying Safe contract. The adult and children’s work will require partnership working and excellent communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification and/or considerable experience in working with adults and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse.

The Staying Safe team would particularly welcome applications from men to enable Staying Safe to meet all the contractual requirements. The post will be based at WomenCentre in Calderdale.

 

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

18.5 hours per week Scale SO1 Pt 29 – 31 -£25,951 to £27,668 (pro rata)

This post is a fixed term contract until 30th June 2019

The post is funded by Calderdale Council and is part of the wider Calderdale Staying Safe Domestic Abuse Support Team for Calderdale.  The role will be mainly based in Richmond Road Police Station Halifax and at Bradford Court, with occasional time working at WomenCentre Calderdale and Kirklees Court as required.

The ideal candidate will have domestic abuse and court experience and will have completed the Safe Lives accredited IDVA training course. The role will be to work in partnership with the police and criminal justice agencies, as well as with statutory and third sector agencies to provide support and advice to victims of domestic abuse both in the community but particularly in relation to the court processes.

Suitable candidates will have risk assessment skills, have understanding of the legal framework relating to domestic abuse civil and criminal proceedings and have excellent communication skills.

WomenCentre is committed to safeguarding practice across all our service delivery and staff recruitment.

For enquiries about the above posts contact Lynn Walsh on 01422 386508 or Amanda Shaw on 01422 323339

Application packs can be downloaded from www.womencentre.org.uk

All completed applications to be e-mailed directly to: [email protected]

 

Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 2nd October 2017 (Both posts)

Short Listing: 2nd & 3rd October 2017

Interviews: Friday 6th October 2017 (IDVA), Tuesday 10th October 2017 (Support Worker – Male Victims)

Kiran Support Services

 

Refuge Support Worker

30 hours per week £22,155 plus pension (35 hours £25,848)

Kiran Support Services is a specialist South Asian refuge in East London providing accommodation to Asian women fleeing domestic abuse. Our team is dedicated to providing culturally specific support to vulnerable women and their children. We are opening a new refuge in the London Borough of Brent and are recruiting an experienced South Asian Refuge Support Worker to work in the new refuge.

You must have experience of providing advice and support to Asian women who have experienced domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women and girls. You will be experienced at completing risk assessments and support planning. You will have a working knowledge of welfare benefits and housing legislation.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a team and under your own initiative. You will be able to speak at least one South Asian language.

You must have at least two years’ experience of working with Asian women in a refuge or other formal setting. An understanding of the complexities and dynamics of domestic violence and its impact on women from South Asian communities is essential.

If you would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you. For a full information pack, including job description and person specification, please call 020 8558 1986 or  email: [email protected]

CVs will not be accepted

Due to the sensitive nature of this role we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1).  Applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Warrington Women’s Aid

Senior Family Support Worker

Responsible to: Chief Officer

Hours of Work:  37 hrs per week

Annual Leave: 27 days + Bank Holidays

Salary: £25,951 plus on call payment

You will need:

  • Experience of leading or managing a team (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of benefits, homelessness, drugs, alcohol and mental health
  • To be able to provide advice, support and advocacy to women suffering the effects of domestic abuse. Experience essential
  • A working knowledge of domestic abuse and its effects in victims and their children
  • The flexibility to work evenings and weekends and take part in the on call rota
  • Ability to attend evening meetings with the Board of Trustees
  • The ability to work with statutory and voluntary agencies
  • A current driving licence and the use of a car

Closing date 5pm on Monday 18th September 2017

For an application please email [email protected]  or telephone 01925 417138.

Women only need apply (exempt under the Sex Discrimination Act section 7.2 (e)

Warrington Women’s Aid

Domestic Abuse Complex Case Worker

Full Time: 37 hours per week, including evenings and weekends, with additional ‘On Call’ duties.

Temporary. Contract for 2 years.

27 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays.

£28,485 with additional On Call payment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen with Warrington Women’s Aid (WWA) a domestic abuse support service for vulnerable people.

The WWA is a registered charity that provides a vital service to women and their children who experience physical, sexual, financial, social isolation and emotional abuse in the home. Coercive control, harassment, stalking and honour based violence is also domestic abuse.

This is a new role working in the community with all victims of Domestic abuse who have multiple and complex needs.

You will have a background in assessing more complex cases of Domestic Abuse.

You will have extensive experience of putting in place appropriate support for those people who are experiencing multiple and challenging barriers to living safe lives.

You will have experience of offering appropriate interventions and work with other partners locally to support people with complex needs which require specialist support.

You will have the ability to support the development of a specialist support model for victims of Domestic Abuse with complex needs across Cheshire.

You will have the experience and ability to develop the skills of existing workforce to deliver the interventions beyond the life of the project.

The right candidate will be a dedicated professional who aligns with the organisational aims and principles to offer holistic support to women and their families and promote independence.

Please refer to the job and person specifications for full job criteria.

Please contact [email protected]  or you can call the office on 01925 417138 for more information.

The closing date is 5pm on Monday 18th September 2017

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exception Order) 1975. It will be necessary for a Disclosure to be made to the Criminal records bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Women’s Aid

Project Administrator

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 40 years Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 220 organisations who provide more than 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

This is a role to support a busy, remote project team who are implementing Change that Lasts – our needs-led response to domestic abuse which will transform support to those experiencing domestic abuse across sectors. The role is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

You will be booking travel for team members, arranging venues for large external meetings, setting up team meetings, taking minutes and helping to collate documents. An enthusiasm for organising people, bringing order to busy diaries and basic excel skills are important and experience with project work is preferred.

Location: Bristol (with occasional travel required)
Salary: £22,219-£25,346 pro rata (based on NJC Local Authority pay scale points –25-29)
Contract: Permanent. Part-time, 22.2 hours per week.
Closing date: 9am 19th September 2017
Interviews: 25th September 2017, Bristol

To apply please read our Job Desciption & Person Specification and complete an Application Form. Please return your Application Form to [email protected]. Please do not include a CV.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these using the application form. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email. Regrettably, we are normally unable to acknowledge unsuccessful applicants.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity.

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

We are a Disability Confident employer: we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for vacancies For an informal chat about your needs or to receive the application pack in another format, please call Lauren Owen on 0117 983 7137 or email [email protected]

Registered charity no: 1054154

Recruitment consultancies/agencies should not approach Women’s Aid with regards to open vacancies. We regret that agency candidates will not be considered.

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