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Wolverhampton – Grants Officer / Children and Young People Support Worker / MENgage Project Coordinator & EmpowHER Project Coordinator

North Devon – Children & Young People’s (CYP) Support Worker

Kent – Domestic Abuse Support Worker Vacancy

London – VAWG Fund Manager / VAWG Fund Coordinator / Programme Officer

Wolverhampton – MENgage Project Coordinator & EmpowHER Project Coordinator

London – ‘Safety By Experience’ Project Officer

Wiltshire – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

London – Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Bristol – *Female BRISTOL Hospital Based IDSVA (Full Time)*

Bradford – IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocates)

London – Peripatetic Workers

London – Senior Peripatetic Worker

London – Service Manager

London – Refuge Case Worker

London – IDVA

Bristol – Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) (Maternity Cover)

Stockport – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

London – Research Lead (6 month maternity cover)

Birmingham – FGM Community Development Worker with language specialism / Refuge Project Worker Solihull / Young Women’s Refuge Project Worker

Bristol – Female Support Worker; Complex Needs Safe House

London – NRPF Specialist Advice and Caseworker

Gloucestershire – Team Leader

London – Regional Team & Centre Manager

London – Receptionist and Office Assistant

London – MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) Team Manager

Nottingham – Business Support General Assistant

North Somerset – Domestic and Sexual Abuse Co-ordinator

Leicester – Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive / Officer Manager (12 Month Maternity Cover)

Southend – Hidden Harm CYPVA (Children and Young People’s Domestic Violence Advisor)

Southend – Trainee Domestic Abuse Practitioner

Southend – Children and Young People’s Domestic Abuse Advisor

Southend – Helpline Practitioner

London – Honorary Counsellors / Advice and Helplines Volunteers

Maidstone – Young Person’s Project Officer: iCan

London – Business Services Co-ordinator

Berkshire & Reading – Complex Needs Group Worker

London – Advice Caseworker/ Advice & Helplines Volunteers

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Job vacancies

The Haven Wolverhampton

Grants Officer

£24,000 – £25,500 per annum FTE

30-37.5 hours

Are you an experienced trusts/grants fundraiser who is passionate about ending violence against women and girls? This could be the perfect role for you.

The Haven Wolverhampton has spent almost 50 years supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse and homelessness across the city of Wolverhampton. Through emergency accommodation, support to women living in the community, and wrap-around services, we work with women to provide emotional and practical support.

The Grants Officer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary Development Team and will be responsible for leading a programme of fundraising from Trusts, Foundations and Statutory sources. You will deliver a high-quality bidding process in order to build a healthy and sustainable funding pipeline.

Closing Date: 12 February 2020

Interview Process: 20 February 2020

 

Children and Young People Support Worker (0 to 8 years)

£19,500 pro rata

30 to 37.5 hours per week (negotiable) 

Temporary contract until January 2021

(With protentional to extend funding)

These posts as funded through Children in Need

As a Children and Young People Support Worker you will lead on the provision of targeted therapeutic support to Children and Young People and families using the ‘Change that Lasts’ model to deliver support and change that is effective for all the vulnerable Children and Young People according to their individual need. You will plan and deliver quality sessions within a safe environment, ensuring adequate supervision, for children and young people affected by domestic violence. You will help develop Children and Young People centred services, utilising agencies within the community to contribute to the wellbeing of the child or young person.

MENgage Project Coordinator & EmpowHER Project Coordinator

£24,000 per annum pro rata

Part Time – 18 Hours Per Week – Term Time Only

Fixed 2 Years

Are you passionate about supporting the next generation to end violence against women and girls? Join The Haven Wolverhampton and play an instrumental part in developing and delivering our MENgage/EmpowHER project to young people.

We are seeking one male worker to work with young lads, and one female worker to work with young women. You will need to be able to engage in meaningful dialogue with young people, facilitating activities and conversations that deepen young people’s understanding of appropriate behaviours in relationships and the root causes of VAWG.

Challenging violence against women and girls (VAWG) starts with challenging perceptions and societal norms regarding gender stereotypes and expectations.

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Process: 3rd February 2020

PLEASE VISIT http://www.havenrefuge.org.uk/about-us FOR A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION & APPLICATION FORM.

Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service

These projects receive financial support from Wolverhampton City Council. Registered Charity No. 1065427

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse Ltd

Children & Young People’s (CYP) Support Worker

We are seeking a person with a passion for improving the life chances for children whose lives are impacted by living with domestic abuse. Working in the beautiful North Devon & Torridge countryside and with some of the best surfing beaches in the South West, this is a busy and demanding role in a communal refuge for 8 families and some dispersed housing.  The post holder will be required to be very flexible and to be used to working as part of a close knit team in order to deliver a first class service to our families on their journey to recovery. The ideal candidate would hold a degree in a relevant field along with experience of delivering psycho-social programmes for children aged up to 16yrs.  NDADA is a dynamic small local charity, firmly embedded in the local community, which prides itself on partnership working and operates the only refuge left in Devon supported entirely through fundraising.

Salary NJC Scale points 17-22 £23,836-£26,317 for 37 hours.  Some flexibility around actual working times may be necessary.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified and experienced men as well as women.

If you think this might be your next role and you’d like an informal chat, please call Beki Sharples on 01271 321946   (leave a message if necessary and we will get back to you) or for an application pack please email [email protected]  putting “CYP VACANCY” in the subject line.

Deadline for completed applications: Friday 14th February 5pm.

Interview date: Monday 3rd March in Barnstaple

SATEDA

Domestic Abuse Support Worker Vacancy

SATEDA are recruiting a Support Worker to join our Swale team.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person to work in our support team delivering domestic abuse support that meets Leading Lights Standards.

Hours: 16 per week split across Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Base: Swale, Kent

Salary: £17,800 pro rata

A driving licence and own transport is essential due to the rural nature of some areas of Swale.

The successful candidate will have experience of one to one case work, supporting vulnerable people, a good understanding of domestic abuse, be pro-active, positive and resilient and will enjoy working in a self-led capacity, in what can be a challenging but rewarding role.

Please contact [email protected] for an application pack

Closing date: 6th February

Interviews: 14th February

The London Community Foundation

The London Community Foundation is recruiting for two roles to manage and support the new MOPAC VAWG Grassroots Fund aimed at supporting and strengthening existing VAWG specialist grassroots organisations in London (office based in Brixton).

VAWG Fund Manager

Salary £35k, with up to 10% pension and 25 days annual leave

We are looking for a dynamic programme manager for a new role managing MOPAC’s VAWG Grassroots Fund with The London Community Foundation. In this role you will be leading a £3m programme working closely with both MOPAC, delivery partners, key stakeholders and beneficiary organisations. You’ll be a strong contract and programme manager who is highly organised, with excellent relationship management skills and a confident communicator. You will be somebody who has excellent assessment and analytical skills, an ability to synthesise and interpret information and strong written skills.

VAWG Fund Coordinator / Programme Officer

Salary £22k, with up to 10% pension and 25 days annual leave

We are looking for an enthusiastic new full-time team member to provide support to MOPAC’s VAWG Grassroots Fund 3 days a week and provide Programme Officer support 2 days a week with The London Community Foundation. In this role you will be supporting the delivery of a £3m programme working closely with key stakeholders, as well as the opportunity to be involved in supporting a wide variety of other programmes and funds. You’ll be highly organised, love planning and administration, with a keen eye for detail. Ideally you’ll have some experience in grantmaking, but it’s not essential as training will be given. You’ll have strong written and verbal communication skills, and a desire to learn.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates for both roles.

Closing date: 9am 12 February

For more information for both roles, please email [email protected] or visit https://londoncf.org.uk/jobs to apply.

The Haven

MENgage Project Coordinator & EmpowHER Project Coordinator

£24,000 per annum pro rata

Part Time – 18 Hours Per Week – Term Time Only

Fixed 2 Years

Are you passionate about supporting the next generation to end violence against women and girls? Join The Haven Wolverhampton and play an instrumental part in developing and delivering our MENgage/EmpowHER project to young people.

We are seeking one male worker to work with young lads, and one female worker to work with young women. You will need to be able to engage in meaningful dialogue with young people, facilitating activities and conversations that deepen young people’s understanding of appropriate behaviours in relationships and the root causes of VAWG.

Challenging violence against women and girls (VAWG) starts with challenging perceptions and societal norms regarding gender stereotypes and expectations.

We’re looking for someone with experience of engaging young people in group activities, but more than this, we are looking for someone to share our passion of ending VAWG for good. We want a world where women and children no longer need our services, and you need to want this too. If you are driven by social change, we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: 24th January 2020 .

Interview Process: Week commencing 3rd February 2020.

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email [email protected] or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427

Standing Together

‘Safety By Experience’ Project Officer

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) are looking to appoint an experienced Project Officer to support the delivery of ‘Safety by Experience’, an innovative partnership project that aims to learn more about the experiences of homeless women affected by multiple disadvantage and violence against women and girls (VAWG), and develop and pilot new ways of working that better meets their needs.

STADV coordinates the ground breaking coordinated community response to domestic violence in West London. The ‘Safety by Experience’ project is a partnership between STADV and specialist homelessness provider St Mungo’s. The project officer will support the facilitation of client consultation, as well as the development of materials, training and guidance for staff in a range of homelessness settings (supported accommodation, outreach teams, day centres), ultimately ensuring that women in St Mungo’s services and beyond are better supported and feel safer.

You should have strong administration skills, be a confident writer and preferably have experience of facilitating/organising groups with people with lived experience; this should be underpinned by a working understanding of the links between homelessness, multiple disadvantage and VAWG, and the barriers to support that this group of women face.

The post holder will be located at STADV offices in Hammersmith and will be required to travel to sites within London.

Salary:  £26,000 pro rata. This is a part time post, with potential to extend to full time.

Contract: One Year Fixed Term

Benefits: 25 days holiday and workplace pension pro rata.

Closing dates for completed applications: Monday 10th February 2020 at 5pm.

Interview date:  Week commencing 17th February 2020.

To apply download the application pack from our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk. For more information contact  [email protected]

Splitz Support Service

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Splitz Support Service deliver the Phoenix Project which includes Domestic Abuse support across Wiltshire and Sexual Abuse and Violence support across Swindon and Wiltshire.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and energetic Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to join our busy and passionate team. The role will support victims/survivors of domestic abuse aged 16 plus across Wiltshire.

You will provide direct support and advocacy for victim/survivors of domestic abuse – assessed as being at high risk of further violence or abuse. This work will promote the empowerment of your clients to regain control over their lives. You will be required to work with key agencies and partners to reduce risk and improve safety for the clients that you support.

You will facilitate for the clients voice to be heard and to keep their best interests at the centre of all proceedings.

A full induction and training will be provided, along with line management support.

You will need a full driving licence, business insurance and access to a car.

POST: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

SALARY: £21,383 – £22,905

HOURS: 30-37 hours per week

LOCATION: Trowbridge

TENURE: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: Monday 3rd February 2020

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 13th February 2020

REF: WLP/19/13

Vetting – You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check

Full job description and application forms are available on our website at https://www.splitz.org/about-us/join-us/vacancies.html

Jewish Women’s Aid

Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Jewish Women’s Aid is the only charity in the UK working with Jewish women, and their children, affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We provide a domestic abuse support service, sexual violence service, counselling, children’s therapy, helpline as well as education, training and awareness raising programmes.

We are currently recruiting a:

Domestic Abuse Support Worker

to join our casework team

35 hours per week (Full time)

Salary £27,000 pa

Based in our North London office

JWA’s domestic abuse service provides a vital lifeline for women experiencing physical, emotional, economic, technological and sexual abuse. The team offers practical and emotional support including: risk and needs assessment, key work and safety planning. They also assist women to access counselling, legal advice and McKenzie Friends.  We are here to empower women to move on from the abuse they have experienced to a safe future.

The domestic abuse team is based in the borough of Barnet, with outreach work across London and the UK.

You’ll be enthusiastic, empathic and creative, and able to work with women who have experienced trauma. You will already have experience of working with vulnerable and high risk groups. Knowledge of the Jewish community is essential.  You’ll also be tech savvy.

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

Closing date: Wednesday 29th January at 9.00am

Interviews: Monday 3rd February

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

Next Link

*Female BRISTOL Hospital Based IDSVA (Full Time)*

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Hospital Based IDSVA to join our team based in Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). You will join us on full time, fixed term contract until 31st July 2021, working 37.5 hours per week (8am‐6pm) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,911 per annum (IDSVA qualified staff), £21,589 per annum (no qualifications) and benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

‐ Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)

‐ 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day

‐ Excellent development and training opportunities

‐ Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)

‐ Mindful Employer Plus Scheme

‐ Cycle to Work Scheme

‐ Long Service Awards

‐ Wellness Awards

About the role:

We are looking for a Female Hospital Based IDSVA to be based at Bristol BRI and work closely alongside hospital staff, providing training, expert advice and raising awareness to support the disclosure of domestic violence and abuse. The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Hospital Based IDSVA:

‐ Train and support hospital staff to identify and refer victims of domestic/sexual abuse

‐ Establish and maintain support to survivors, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery

‐ Provide support to enable survivors to safely maintain their current accommodation, access welfare benefits,

legal advice alternative housing, and support services

‐ Maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor to develop the skills and resources

necessary to move on and maintain independence and self‐reliance

‐ Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups to ensure the best

access to services and meaningful community engagement for service users

‐ Promote the service through building positive relationships with the Clinicians and hospital staff to ensure a

steady flow of appropriate referrals

‐ Ensure your work with service users is recovery focused and strengths based, supporting survivors in a creative,

consistent and assertive way

‐ Ensure that survivors currently living in abusive situations are aware of their rights and options

‐ Maintain up to date, accurate, legible and accessible records of all work and contact with service users, other

agencies/professionals and others

‐ Actively participate in regular one‐to‐one supervision, reflective practice groups, annual appraisals

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

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Hospital Based IDSVA:

‐ IDSVA qualified (desirable)

‐ Ability to train professionals on domestic abuse including how to identify victims and refer

‐ Strong numeracy, written communication and organisational skills

‐ Ability to undertake effective casework management and support planning with evidence of a methodical and

well organised approach to work

‐ Ability to work in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies, to achieve outcomes for

service users

‐ Proven experience of working with women / men and children who have survived domestic abuse

‐ Experience of delivering group work and / or training

‐ Experience of supporting high risk victims

‐ Experience working with the police, Lighthouse and MARAC

‐ Experience of assessing the risks and needs of vulnerable people who have experienced domestic abuse and/or

complex needs

Please submit your application by 9am Monday 27th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please

apply now to join us as our Female Hospital Based IDSVA to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

 [email protected]

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk

Next Link

*Female BRISTOL Hospital Based IDSVA (Full Time)*

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Hospital Based IDSVA to join our team based in Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI). You will join us on full time, fixed term contract until 31st July 2021, working 37.5 hours per week (8am‐6pm) and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £22,911 per annum (IDSVA qualified staff), £21,589 per annum (no qualifications) and benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

‐ Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)

‐ 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day

‐ Excellent development and training opportunities

‐ Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)

‐ Mindful Employer Plus Scheme

‐ Cycle to Work Scheme

‐ Long Service Awards

‐ Wellness Awards

About the role:

We are looking for a Female Hospital Based IDSVA to be based at Bristol BRI and work closely alongside hospital staff, providing training, expert advice and raising awareness to support the disclosure of domestic violence and abuse. The role involves empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery.

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Hospital Based IDSVA:

‐ Train and support hospital staff to identify and refer victims of domestic/sexual abuse

‐ Establish and maintain support to survivors, with a victim centred approach, focussing on safety and recovery

‐ Provide support to enable survivors to safely maintain their current accommodation, access welfare benefits,

legal advice alternative housing, and support services

‐ Maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor to develop the skills and resources

necessary to move on and maintain independence and self‐reliance

‐ Liaise effectively and collaboratively with all appropriate agencies and community groups to ensure the best

access to services and meaningful community engagement for service users

‐ Promote the service through building positive relationships with the Clinicians and hospital staff to ensure a

steady flow of appropriate referrals

‐ Ensure your work with service users is recovery focused and strengths based, supporting survivors in a creative,

consistent and assertive way

‐ Ensure that survivors currently living in abusive situations are aware of their rights and options

‐ Maintain up to date, accurate, legible and accessible records of all work and contact with service users, other

agencies/professionals and others

‐ Actively participate in regular one‐to‐one supervision, reflective practice groups, annual appraisals

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

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Hospital Based IDSVA:

‐ IDSVA qualified (desirable)

‐ Ability to train professionals on domestic abuse including how to identify victims and refer

‐ Strong numeracy, written communication and organisational skills

‐ Ability to undertake effective casework management and support planning with evidence of a methodical and

well organised approach to work

‐ Ability to work in partnership with a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies, to achieve outcomes for

service users

‐ Proven experience of working with women / men and children who have survived domestic abuse

‐ Experience of delivering group work and / or training

‐ Experience of supporting high risk victims

‐ Experience working with the police, Lighthouse and MARAC

‐ Experience of assessing the risks and needs of vulnerable people who have experienced domestic abuse and/or

complex needs

Please submit your application by 9am Monday 27th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please

apply now to join us as our Female Hospital Based IDSVA to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Staying Put

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocates)

Staying Put are part of Bradford Survive and Thrive, an exciting and innovative new multi-agency partnership bringing together 3 organisations, Family Action, Staying Put and Women Centre, who are working together to develop a ‘one system approach’ to individuals and families affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Following a period of recent growth, we now have a number of exciting new IDVA vacancies within our organisation.

Salary – £23,313 / £24,313 per annum dependant on qualifications
Hours – 37.5 Hours per week

Our Values 
Staying Put’s vision is to provide equality of opportunity to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, to remove the barriers that prevent people from speaking out and seeking help, to be seen as an expert in its field of by developing exciting new services that are breaking the mould of traditional service provision in the domestic violence sector.

All posts are subject to continued funding.

Full details and application packs can be downloaded from www.stayingput.uk.net/recruitment
If clicking on the above link doesn’t work, please copy and paste the URL into the address bar of your internet browser.

Application must be made on the form provided, CVs will not be accepted.

If you have any queries after having fully read the information on our website please get in touch via the contact details provided.

For all roles:

Closing date for applications: 31st January 2020 
Shortlisting: 5th & 6th February 2020 
Interviews will take place between 12th & 18th February 2020 

We expect a high volume of applications for these positions. If you have not heard from us by 10th February 2020 please consider that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Solace Women’s Aid

Peripatetic Workers

Location: Various sites across Greater London.

Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £27,000 – £29,000 per annum.

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £26,000- £27,000 per annum

Hours: Both full time (37.5 hours per week) & part time hours will be considered

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 3rd February 2020

Interview Date: 11th February 2020

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

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

About the Service

Our peripatetic staff team provide front-line support to accommodation based and community services all over London across our organisation. As a member of the peripatetic staff team, you will cover vacancies in a variety of roles, providing a high quality support service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.

About the Role

Within community services, you will typically fill roles as a worker or IDVA. As a worker you will carry out risk and needs assessments, safety planning, and individual support planning with survivors as well as advocating on their behalf with external agencies. As an IDVA you will also contribute to the local MARAC process; representing survivors at MARAC meetings and action planning alongside other agencies to improve survivor safety.

Within accommodation services you will typically fill the role of refuge worker. You will ensure the smooth running of the refuge, including the admission of survivors of domestic violence to the refuge. You will work with women to devise a support plan that meets their immediate practical and emotional needs and starts the process of recovery, linking women into more specialist support services where required.

About You

If you demonstrate commitment, innovation, passion, non-judgemental and collaboration, you’ll thrive in our diverse feminist team of professional women.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a sound understanding of practical, emotional, social and economic issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Have in depth knowledge and confidentially advising on a range of options including safe housing, criminal justice, civil remedies
  • Have sound knowledge of adult and children safeguarding
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrive on working under pressure, prioritising workload and crisis management
  • Have a sensitive and non-judgemental approach when working with vulnerable clients
  • Be experienced in risk assessment, management and safety planning
  • Have the ability to have enhanced DBS
  • Ideally CAADA/Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualified, or willingness to study.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Senior Peripatetic Worker

Location: Various sites across Greater London

Salary: £29,500 – £32,000 per annum

Hours: Both full time (37.5 hours per week) & part time hours will be considered

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference:

Closing Date: 3rd February 2020 – 9am

Interview Date: 11th February 2020

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

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

About the Service

Our peripatetic staff team provide front-line support to accommodation based and community services all over London across our organisation. As a member of the peripatetic staff team, you will cover vacancies in a variety of roles, providing a high quality support service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Senior peripatetic workers may also cover senior worker or specialist vacancies within the organisation, or assist in the set-up of new services. If you thrive on fast paced work settings, are able to adapt easily and quickly to new environments, and are willing to be deployed across our sites on a regular basis, then this is the opportunity for you.

About the Role

As a senior peripatetic worker you will:

  • Provide a proactive and specialist service to survivors of domestic abuse in a variety of roles across our community and accommodation based services in a front-line or senior worker capacity
  • Deliver high quality case work support to both victims and survivors of domestic abuse
  • Assist in the set-up of new projects within the organisation
  • Support the peripatetic service manager with the running of the peripatetic team including line management of the peripatetic workers
  • Attend case review and team meetings and contribute towards effective team communications
  • Contribute to collation, monitoring and evidence of service outcomes to ensure coherent target are met
  • Champion Solace’s Equality and Diversity and ensuring human rights and equality is the centre of your work
  • Be a voice for service user feedback, delivery and shape future development.

About You

If you demonstrate commitment, innovation, passion, non-judgemental and collaboration, you’ll thrive in our diverse feminist team of professional women.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a sound understanding of practical, emotional, social and economic issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Have in depth knowledge and confidentially advising on a range of options including safe housing, criminal justice, civil remedies
  • Have sound knowledge of adult and children safeguarding
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrive on working under pressure, prioritising workload and crisis management
  • Have a sensitive and non-judgemental approach when working with vulnerable clients
  • Be experienced in risk assessment, management and safety planning
  • Have experience of line managing staff and/or setting up new projects
  • Have the ability to have enhanced DBS
  • Ideally CAADA/safe lives/women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualified, or willingness to study.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Senior Peripatetic Worker

Location: Various sites across Greater London

Salary: £29,500 – £32,000 per annum

Hours: Both full time (37.5 hours per week) & part time hours will be considered

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference:

Closing Date: 3rd February 2020 – 9am

Interview Date: 11th February 2020

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

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

About the Service

Our peripatetic staff team provide front-line support to accommodation based and community services all over London across our organisation. As a member of the peripatetic staff team, you will cover vacancies in a variety of roles, providing a high quality support service to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Senior peripatetic workers may also cover senior worker or specialist vacancies within the organisation, or assist in the set-up of new services. If you thrive on fast paced work settings, are able to adapt easily and quickly to new environments, and are willing to be deployed across our sites on a regular basis, then this is the opportunity for you.

About the Role

As a senior peripatetic worker you will:

  • Provide a proactive and specialist service to survivors of domestic abuse in a variety of roles across our community and accommodation based services in a front-line or senior worker capacity
  • Deliver high quality case work support to both victims and survivors of domestic abuse
  • Assist in the set-up of new projects within the organisation
  • Support the peripatetic service manager with the running of the peripatetic team including line management of the peripatetic workers
  • Attend case review and team meetings and contribute towards effective team communications
  • Contribute to collation, monitoring and evidence of service outcomes to ensure coherent target are met
  • Champion Solace’s Equality and Diversity and ensuring human rights and equality is the centre of your work
  • Be a voice for service user feedback, delivery and shape future development.

About You

If you demonstrate commitment, innovation, passion, non-judgemental and collaboration, you’ll thrive in our diverse feminist team of professional women.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Have a sound understanding of practical, emotional, social and economic issues affecting survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Have in depth knowledge and confidentially advising on a range of options including safe housing, criminal justice, civil remedies
  • Have sound knowledge of adult and children safeguarding
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Thrive on working under pressure, prioritising workload and crisis management
  • Have a sensitive and non-judgemental approach when working with vulnerable clients
  • Be experienced in risk assessment, management and safety planning
  • Have experience of line managing staff and/or setting up new projects
  • Have the ability to have enhanced DBS
  • Ideally CAADA/safe lives/women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualified, or willingness to study.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

Service Manager

Location: Lambeth

Salary: Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £34,500 – £36,500 per annum.

Hours: 37.5

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 24/01/2020

Interview Date: 31/01/2020

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

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

About the Service

  • Solace refuge services in Lambeth
  • Solace Amari service in 3 London Boroughs, which supports women in 2nd stage accommodation who have been trafficked, sexually exploited or are exiting involvement in prostitution

About the Role

Delivering the Solace Lambeth refuge service and Amari service, directly and through the team,

Manage and oversee the health & safety and maintenance of up to 11 dispersed properties in the boroughs of Lambeth, Newham & Greenwich

Act as an ambassador for Solace & ensure representation at key Borough meetings and forums

Develop and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and a range of stakeholders, including commissioners, funders and partners 

About You

Extensive experience of working with vulnerable people, some of which was with women affected by domestic and sexual violence, including sexual exploitation, involvement in prostitution and trafficking

Experience of refuge service provision and resettlement pathways

A sound working knowledge of legislation, housing, welfare and policy relating to domestic and sexual violence

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

To apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No agencies.

Solace Women’s Aid

Refuge Case Worker

Location:  Bexley

Salary:  Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £25,000 – £28,000 per annum.

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £23,500 – £25,000 per annum

Hours: Full Time – 37.5 hrs

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: SWA

Closing Date:  27th January

Interview Date: 4th February

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

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

About the Service

Our Refuges provide emergency accommodation to women and children fleeing domestic abuse and sexual violence.  We are there for women at a time of crisis and help families take their first steps to freedom and recovery.

About the Role

You will provide advice and support to women who have experienced domestic abuse in a refuge setting. 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.

About You

The ideal candidate 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.

You will have experience of managing risk and following case management procedures to meet the needs of the client group, and the ability to work with women to help them to understand their needs, risk assess, develop safety plan and support them in linking with other agencies.

You will have a working knowledge of the available legal remedies, housing and welfare benefits, as well as experience of providing workshops.

Outside of this, you will have excellent administrative and time management skills and the ability to effectively manage a caseload.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Solace Women’s Aid

IDVA

Location: Enfield

Salary:

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £27-29,000 per annum.

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £26-27,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference:

Closing Date: 27th January

Interview Date: 6th February

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

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

About the Service

Enfield Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) is a team made up of IDVAs, caseworkers, Complex Needs worker and IRIS workers.  We work with all levels of risk and work closely with our partner agencies to ensure victim/survivors of domestic violence receive a good standard of service.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced IDVA to join our dynamic team in Enfield, working with women  who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with external agencies in your work.

About You

You will need a passion for working with victim/survivors and a thorough understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support and strong casework management skills.

You will have the skills to provide effective crisis intervention, carry out risk assessments, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. You should have demonstrable experience of working in an IDVA or similar position with this or a similar client group.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safe Link

Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) (Maternity Cover)

Award Winning Service Safe Link

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to join our team based in Bristol. Joining us on a full‐time, maternity cover contract working 37.5 hours each week, you will provide support and advocacy to adult victims (18+) of rape and sexual abuse. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £24,799 per annum and benefits. Travel across Avon and Somerset will be required.

Would you like to work for an award winning service by providing specialist sexual violence support to Women, Men and Children who live across Avon and Somerset?

SAFE Link was established in 2008 and is a service that works across the Avon and Somerset Police Area and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. SAFE Link provides an independent victim‐focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Practice. Our ethos is to enable victims to cope and recover after their assault. We can support victims to report to the police if they wish.

The ISVA will work closely with the Bridge (SARC), CYPS, Police, CPS and both voluntary and statutory agencies.

She will have a good understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape. She will need to have knowledge around the criminal justice process and will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim focused and inclusive service.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

‐ Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)

‐ 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day

‐ Excellent development and training opportunities

‐ Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)

‐ Mindful Employer Plus Scheme

‐ Cycle to Work Scheme

‐ Long Service Awards

‐ Wellness Awards

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA):

‐ Empower victims to increase their options; make positive choices/decisions; increase their confidence; safety

and to enable and empower them to cope and recover from their experience

‐ Work with the victim and their family to establish a support network and create a complete package of support

‐ Promote the service, establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with partner agencies

‐ Work collaboratively within an integrated team of ISVA’s working across Avon and Somerset

‐ Support with victims who are adults (18+); children and young people (U18) and historic victims (adult or

children and young people)

‐ Take referrals from with the Bridge, Lighthouse, self‐referrals and those from voluntary and statutory agencies

‐ Maintain up to date, accurate, legible and accessible records of all work and contact with service users

‐ Actively participate in regular one‐to‐one supervision, reflective practice groups, and annual appraisals

‐ Provide cover for and assist in the delivery of the Duty telephone helpline

‐ Advocate on behalf of service users in a professional and respectful manner

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA):

‐ Experience of supporting victims to make informed positive decisions

‐ Experience of risk assessing, safety planning and support planning

‐ Knowledge around rape and sexual assault and its impact on victims

‐ Experience of Multi‐Agency working

‐ A commitment to the victim’s code of practice

‐ A current full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential

‐ Strong numeracy, written communication and ability to carry out own administrative workload

‐ Excellent level of IT literacy, operate case management systems

‐ Ability to work with victims empathetically, understanding their needs and managing sensitive information

appropriately

‐ Ability to facilitate and deliver solutions and support within a partnership setting

Closing date: 9am Monday 27th Jan 2020

Interview date: Friday 7th February 2020

Please apply now to join us as our Female Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) and contribute to the valuable work of Safe Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of rape and sexual assault.

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Monday 27th Jan 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 7th February 2020.

www.safelinksupport.co.uk

[email protected]

Stockport Without Abuse

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

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

Part-time 28 hours per week

Salary pro-rata of £23,698 per annum

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

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

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

Main purpose of the post: 

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

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

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

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

Applications and CV’s are accepted for this role.

Closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 20th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Friday 24th January 2020.

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

Charity Number: 1079291

Young Women’s Trust

Research Lead (6 month maternity cover)

Location: Angel, London

Salary: £45,346 per year (pro-rata)

Working hours: Full-time, 35 hours a week (4 days/flexible working would be considered)

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 27 January 2020

Young Women’s Trust is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Research Lead to take forward exciting plans to establish the charity as a leading centre of expertise on young women and economic justice.

 

Joining as maternity cover at an exciting time for the organisation you will play a key role in changing how we undertake research at Young Women’s Trust, so that we build the evidence base needed to transform opportunities for young women, especially those on low or no pay.

A major part of this will be developing a peer research programme and an intersectional research strategy which ensures that the experiences of those furthest from power are heard loud and clear – and ensuring we present research findings in a truly engaging way.

We’re therefore looking for someone who can hit the ground running and who has the creativity, credibility and drive to help us transform the scale, nature and impact of our research – with young women integral to the process.

The successful candidate will be as comfortable developing research strategies and proposals as they are running focus groups with young women, supporting peer researchers, engaging with the research community or presenting findings to diverse audiences.

As well as being a great researcher we’re looking for a great communicator, to ensure we produce research which is credible and engaging.

At Young Women’s Trust as a feminist organisation working to achieve economic justice for young women, we work to give economic power to young women by raising their voices, challenging sexist stereotypes and rebuilding workplaces free from discrimination.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/workwithus/1075_research_lead_6_month_maternity_cover_with_possibility_of_extension

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 with language specialism- 16 hours       £23,279 pro rata

To plan and implement a community development work programme to address female genital mutilation, with professionals, agencies and practising communities. To develop and deliver a range of high quality group and support services, using community language(s) as appropriate

Refuge Project Worker Solihull- 25 hours                                                   £23,279 pro rata

To assist the refuge manager in the day-to-day running of the refuge, developing and delivering a front line service offering support, advice and guidance to women and their children living in the refuge.

Young Women’s Refuge Project Worker                                                                  £23,279

To assist the refuge manager in the day-to-day running of the young women’s refuge. To ensure a high quality standard of service in the refuge. To develop and deliver a front line service offering support, advice and guidance to young women, and their children, living in the refuge.

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).

BSWA operates within Safer Recruitment good practice guidelines. Please note all successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service Check before commencing their employment.

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

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 29th January. Interviews will take place week commencing 10th February.

Next Link

Female Support Worker; Complex Needs Safe House

Are you passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse to make informed choices about their own lives?

If yes, would you like to join the largest independent provider of domestic abuse service in Bristol?

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Complex Needs Safe House Support Worker to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on full time, permanent basis working 37.5 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,589 per annum and benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

‐ Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)

‐ 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day

‐ Excellent development and training opportunities

‐ Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)

‐ Mindful Employer Plus Scheme

‐ Cycle to Work Scheme

‐ Long Service Awards

‐ Wellness Awards

About the role:

Our Female Complex Needs Safe House Support Worker will provide safe housing and support to women who have experienced domestic abuse and have complex needs.

You will support to empower women with complex needs to move on to independent or lower level supported accommodation.

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

‐ Promote the service through building positive relationships with current, potential referrers and service users to ensure a steady flow of appropriate referrals.

‐ Sign up new licensees using the agreed licence agreement and advise on rights and obligations of the agreement and then settle into the allocated Safehouse. Complete all paperwork, photocopy and send off as appropriate. Ensure new files are set up and a handover is given to the allocated keyworker.

‐ Liaise closely with applicant and referral agencies and keep informed of progress and outcome.

‐ Advise woman on personal safety and safety procedures regarding the safe house. Complete a personal safety

plan.

‐ Establish the need for any civil legal remedies and support to access a specialist solicitor when appropriate.

‐ Carry out a financial assessment for each service user assisting them to maximise their income, address debts

and support them to make appropriate welfare benefit claims.

‐ Complete sign up paperwork, including welfare benefits claims ensuring they are accurately complete and

promptly submitted.

‐ Take primary responsibility for the collect of rent and other charges payable. Work closely with the resident and Finance Department to minimise and manage arrears.

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

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

‐ Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent

‐ Ability to maintain accurate and up‐to‐date records of contact with service users, other support /housing related information and to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders using common Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook and other IT software

‐ Knowledge and understanding of the issues, barriers and support needs of women experiencing domestic abuse, homelessness, mental health and complex needs face in accessing and sustaining accommodation

‐ Knowledge of domestic abuse civil legal remedies

‐ Knowledge of Domestic Abuse risk assessment tools including DASH and the MARAC process

‐ Proven experience of working with women who have survived domestic abuse

‐ Proven experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex needs

‐ Proven experience working in homelessness / supported housing sector providing support in shared or self-contained accommodation

‐ Experience of working with women with multiple needs (e.g. mental health, homelessness, alcohol/drug

dependency, self‐harm behaviours)

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please

apply now to join us as our Female Complex Needs Safe House Support Worker to contribute to the valuable

work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please submit your application by 9am Friday 24th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on Friday 31st January 2020.

Solace Women’s Aid

NRPF Specialist Advice and Caseworker

Location: Islington

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

Hours: 22.5 (3 days)

Contract: 2 years FTC

Vacancy Reference: SWA2864

Closing Date: 4th February 2020 midday

Interview Date: Date in February 2020 TBC

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

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

About the Service

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

About the Role

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

About You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role. No agencies.

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Service

Team Leader (High Risk)

Gloucester

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

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Full Time

Closing Date – 11 January 2020

Interview Date – TBC

About us

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

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

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

About the role

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

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

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

About you

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

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

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

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

Please ensure that you submit a cover letter to accompany your application for this role.

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Closing Date – 20th January 2020

Interview Date – TBC

Advance

Regional Team & Centre Manager

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

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £32,000 – £34,000 per annum incl. London Weighting, depending on experience* (*£32,000 paid for those with less experience; £34,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience in similar or transferrable roles).

Working Hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Benefits:  Workplace Pension, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays & 1 day for International Women’s Day.

Work Location: Based at Regional Women’s Centres, Hammersmith, with travel across 8 London boroughs required. 

As an experienced manager with a proven track record of leadership in providing services to women in the criminal justice system or similar, the post holder will lead and manage the pan-London Minerva Wraparound service and Women Centre in West London and across 8 boroughs.  She will also lead on and develop the specialist programme of workshops and groups, to be delivered locally and at the women’s centre, as well as other specialist services, in partnership with 10 voluntary sector organisations, and the statutory agencies of each borough.

She will be responsible for the operation of the service, ensuring outcomes and impact are delivered in line with the funder requirements, and manage the relationship with partners and funders in delivery of this service at the required standard within her region. She will also ensure delivery of quality systems, ensuring high quality of service and safeguarding standards.  She will be responsible for recruiting, developing and managing the Regional Coordinator and Keyworkers and Specialist staff.

Each keyworker works with up to 50 women per year and are co-located at the boroughs, and at the Regional Centre as required.  The Regional Team & Centre Manager is based in Advance’s Regional Centre in Hammersmith for 2 days a week, and will require frequent travel (up to 3 days a week) to several boroughs in London to support the staff, build networks and services with statutory agencies and other service providers, and partners.

Closing date: 29/01/2020                                                                                        Interview date: TBC

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

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

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

Southall Black Sisters

Receptionist and Office Assistant

An advice, advocacy and resource centre for black and minority ethnic women

Salary range from £19,287 to £20,349 (incl. OLW) per annum

Salary scale according to experience; all positions are subject to funding.

Ability to speak Punjabi or Urdu or Hindi at least at a conversational level is essential

We seek someone who has previous experience in a public facing role. You must have excellent communication and administrative skills with a basic knowledge of IT. You will be an organised person with a caring and empathetic manner. Although not essential you will have dealt with vulnerable members of the community and understand issues of confidentiality.

In light of the nature and context of the work of SBS, the organisation considers that the candidate’s race and gender (Black/Asian woman) to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Para 1, Schedule 9, of the Equality Act 2010

Deadline for receipt of applications Friday 7th February 2020 by 5.00 pm

Interviews to be held week commencing Monday 17th February 2020

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

where you will be able to download the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Form and Job Description

Standing Together

MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) Team Manager

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV) coordinates the ground-breaking coordinated community response to domestic violence and abuse in London. As a pioneer of the first multi-agency group to implement safety measures for victims of domestic abuse, STADV seeks to appoint a dynamic MARAC Team Manager to operationally manage the work of its MARAC Coordination Team in West London.

The role will require you to coordinate one MARAC and to line manage four full time MARAC Coordinators. You will provide a high-quality management service delivery, performance and support to the ongoing development of the MARACs.

The post will be based in the STADV office with a degree of travelling within West London.

Salary:  £34,00 to £36,000 including London weighting depending on experience

Closing dates for completed applications: 24th January 2020

Interview date:  Week commencing 27th January 2020

To apply download the application pack from our website at www.standingtogether.org.uk. For more information, contact  [email protected]

Juno Women’s Aid

Business Support General Assistant

Location: Nottingham
Hours per week: 30 hrs per week – worked over 5 days
Salary: NJC Scale point 15 £18,795 pro rata £15,239
Contract: Fixed term contract for 6 months
Closing date: Monday 27th January 2020 at 9am
Interviews: TBC

Here at Juno Women’s Aid, what we do is really important. We save lives. In the UK 1 in 3 women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime and in Nottingham we’re here to support those women and children experiencing or escaping it.

We’re the sixth largest accredited domestic abuse charity in England. We’ve been around for almost 40 years and in that time we’ve built up a real depth of knowledge. We currently have 85 employees and an annual turnover in the region of £2m.

Juno Women’s Aid is an ambitious and resourceful charity, passionate about helping women and their children move forward to live their lives free from abuse. In a year, we answer around 10,000 calls on our helpline, support over 6,000 women and 260 children.

The role

Working as part of a fast paced busy team you will be responsible for the day-to-day general administration of the organisation acting as the main point of contact for visitors and callers, including reception duties. The post holder will develop and maintain administrative systems and will support the organisation in ensuring the maintenance of all Juno premises including health and safety checks, coordinating and organising internal/external meetings and events, travel arrangements, room bookings and refreshments.

It is an occupational requirement that applications are open to women only, as permitted under Schedule 9, Part 1, of the Equality Act 2010.
Juno Women’s Aid is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applicants from BME, lesbian or bisexual backgrounds.
In our annual staff survey, 95% of our employees would recommend Juno Women’s Aid as an employer, 98% stated that they feel proud to work for Juno women’s Aid while 100% consider that Juno Women’s Aid is an inclusive organisation that values diversity.

Download our application pack here

Any questions or queries please email: [email protected]

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

North Somerset Council

Domestic and Sexual Abuse Co-ordinator

Job reference: CDSA1219

Starting salary: £31,371 – £33,799 p.a.

Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare

37 hours per week (permanent)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us at North Somerset Council as a Domestic and Sexual Abuse Co-ordinator on a permanent basis.

Providing a multi-agency response to domestic and sexual abuse is a key part of the work of the North Somerset Safer and Stronger Partnership. We are committed to preventing abuse, increasing levels of reporting and improving the range of joined-up support services for victims and children as well as working with perpetrators. To help us drive this work forward, we are seeking an enthusiastic, pro-active individual with excellent communication and organisational skills who can work closely with internal partners such as children’s and adult social care as well as external partners such as the police and housing providers.

You will need significant related work experience and experience of working in partnership and engaging with key stakeholders. You will have experience of project management and evidence of identifying and bidding for funding.

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal discussion, call Howard Pothecary, lead for Community Safety on 01934 426 494.

Want to know more and apply? Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.

Closing date: Monday 20 January 2020

Anticipated interview date: week commencing Monday 27 January 2020

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safe Steps

Hidden Harm CYPVA (Children and Young People’s Domestic Violence Advisor)

Following on from a three-year project delivering prevention and awareness workshops in schools as well as 1:1 support for 13-19yrs, we have been awarded an additional grant to extend Break The Cycle services to include a Hidden Harm CYPVA.   Southend based Safe Steps is delighted to recruit for this new and exciting role to its Break The Cycle team for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

The Break The Cycle team work within the community, schools, youth organisations, and other agencies to deliver a proactive programme focussing on the prevention of abuse and the promotion of positive relationships, within families and interpersonal relationships.  This new role will work across adult and CYP services to develop, identify and engage with CYP living in Southend who are affected by domestic abuse as well as parental problematic drug/alcohol misuse, mental health, offending and homelessness.  The role will include managing a 1:1 caseload of CYP exposed to diverse risk, working alongside professionals to identify those children and young people affected by parental/carer substance misuse, domestic abuse, parental/carer mental ill-health and strengthen referral and care pathways between adult services, children’s social care teams and substance misuse services.

Relevant experience of working with children and young people is essential as is a knowledge of either the domestic abuse sector, drug/alcohol services, probation or mental health.  In addition, the ability to engage with young people through a range of media is key as is the ability to deliver groups and training.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have already achieved an IDVA accreditation, with a willingness to gain a YPVA Diploma.  Safe Steps is committed to staff training and development and with that in mind, is also prepared to consider applications from those candidates with the necessary experience of casework with victims of domestic violence who are willing to undertake an IDVA accreditation (OCN level 3) and then to go onto achieving the expert level YPVA course.

Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience – £25,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020 at 12 noon

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

Safe Steps

Trainee Domestic Abuse Practitioner– Full Time

Safe Steps are looking to recruit additional staff to its services for survivors of domestic abuse in the borough of Southend and Essex

The ideal candidate will need to be highly motivated and committed to making a difference to the safety and promotion of healthy relationships for women.

Relevant experience of working with women in crisis is essential as is a knowledge of the domestic / sexual abuse sector. In addition, the ability to engage with women through advocacy and ongoing support is key. Safe Steps is committed to training and development and is prepared to fund relevant training and accreditation going forward.

Due to the nature of the role, this vacancy is open to women only.

Occupational requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies

Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience – £21,074

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Annual leave:   Commencing at 25 days per annum

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020 at 12 noon

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

Safe Steps

Break The Cycle CYPVA (Children and Young People’s Domestic Violence Advisor)

Following on from a three-year project delivering prevention and awareness workshops in schools as well as 1:1 support for 13-19yrs, we have been awarded an additional grant by the Big Lottery to continue the support for young people affected by domestic abuse.  Southend based Safe Steps is delighted to recruit additional staff to its Break The Cycle team for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

The Break The Cycle team work within the community, schools, youth organisations, and other agencies to deliver a proactive programme focussing on the prevention of abuse and the promotion of positive relationships, within families and interpersonal relationships.  This role will include managing a 1:1 caseload of diverse risk and the development of a young people’s champions programme in conjunction with the wider BTC team and to ensure that the wishes and feelings of CYP contribute to the development of this service.

Relevant experience of working with children and young people is essential as is a knowledge of the domestic abuse sector.  In addition, the ability to engage with young people through a range of media and to advocate the benefits of healthy relationships is key.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have already achieved an IDVA accreditation, with a willingness to gain a YPVA Diploma.  Safe Steps is committed to staff training and development and with that in mind, is also prepared to consider applications from those candidates with the necessary experience of casework with victims of domestic violence who are willing to undertake an IDVA accreditation (OCN level 3) and then to go onto achieving the expert level YPVA course.

Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications / accreditations achieved and relevant experience – £21,000 – £23,000

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020 at 12 noonFor further information and an application pack, please contact [email protected]

Safe Steps

Helpline Practitioner – Full Time (shifts) based in Southend-on-Sea

Safe Steps are looking to recruit additional staff to its services for survivors of domestic abuse in the borough of Southend and Essex

You will be on the frontline of a dynamic 24hr confidential helpline providing support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, assessing and processing referrals ensuring the flow and accuracy of information meets the standards set.   You will have experience of inputting information and working with a range of agencies, together with knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and the impact it has on victims and their families.

Provide a high-quality first point of contact all victims of domestic abuse, ensuring that they are referred to appropriate services.  You will identify and assess the risks to and needs of victims and their families providing emotional and practical support and information in relation to legal options, safeguarding, housing, health and finance.

This role is suitable for individuals with experience of helpline work either as a volunteer or a paid worker / or advice and support work with children, vulnerable adults and/or families. Experience working with victims of domestic abuse or in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults would be advantageous

Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience: £20,661 per annum

Hours: 120hrs and 7 days on-call spread over 4 weeks.

Annual Leave:  25 days per annum

Closing date:    Friday 24th January 2020 at 12 noon

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

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

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

Advice & Helplines Volunteers (Female Applicants Only) | Volunteering Opportunities | Ealing

We are seeking Advice & Helplines Volunteers who will thrive in a multi-cultural feminist environment. In this unique role, you will be supporting the Advice and Helpline Services to provide advice, information and support to women and girls affected by gender-based violence. We provide a comprehensive induction, ongoing support and access to specialist accredited training courses.

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

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 27th January 2020

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

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

Choices

Young Person’s Project Officer

Location: Covering Maidstone, Tonbridge and Malling with an office based in Gravesend

Salary: £20,657 FTE

Hours: 28 hours

Young Persons Project Officer required for delivering a programme for adolescent boys who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Project duration: September 2020

Requirements:
· Recognising young people’s needs
· Experience of safeguarding in children, adults and adolescents
· Good written and verbal communication skills. Please note this role will involve report writing.
· Confidence in delivering programmes, speaking with other agencies and referrers
· Confidence in speaking with victims on a one to one basis
· Must have full driving licence with access to a car
· This role is subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

To receive an application pack which includes a more detailed job description please request one from [email protected].
All applicants must complete an application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 20th January 2020.

Berkshire Women’s Aid (BWA)

Registered Charity 1050484  / Registered Company 03081670

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

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

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

Contract: Fixed term until March 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women and Girls Network (WGN)

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

Advice & Helplines Volunteers (Female Applicants Only)

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

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

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

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

Application deadline: 10am on Monday 27th January 2020

Posts are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

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

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