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

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Women’s Aid vacancies

Bristol – Head of Finance and Operations (Flexible, Maternity Cover)

London/Bristol – Women’s Aid Board of Trustees: Treasurer position

Bristol – Media and Publicity Officer

Vacancies in the domestic and sexual violence sector

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

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

Bristol – Female* Community Outreach Support Worker

London – Job Title HR Officer X2

Bristol – Female* Facilities Manager

Wolverhampton – Senior IDVA

Bristol – Female* Crisis Response Worker

Derbyshire – Operations Manager

Southend – Trustee

London – Senior Advice Caseworker

London – Advice Caseworker

Southend – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Bristol & South Gloucestershire – Team Leader – Children & Young People (CYP)

London – Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Support Officer

London – Volunteer Coordinator & Trainer

Kent – Finance and Human Resources Officer

Brighton – Service Manager

London – Young Women’s Integrated Multiple Disadvantage Advocate

London – Counselling Manager

London – Children and Young Persons Sessional Worker

London – Support and Resettlement Worker

London – IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Wycombe – IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) / Outreach Worker

Bristol – Chief Executive Officer

Lakeland – Trustee Vacancies

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Julian House

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

Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Location: Bath, Somerset
Salary: £27,000.00 per annum
Closing Date: Thursday 12 March ’20 (12 noon).

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

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

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

Key Responsibilities and Requirements of the Role include:

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

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

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

Essential Requirement:

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

Benefits:

Julian House employees enjoy a wealth of benefits including:

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

To Apply: Please apply by uploading a CV with a supporting statement (all as one document) outlining why you would fit the role via our jobs page on our Julian House website at: https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/jobs.htm

Closing date: Please submit CV’S with supporting statements early as they will be reviewed as soon as they are submitted, and suitable candidates may be called into interview before the role closes. If the right candidate is appointed before the closing date, then the advert will be removed, and all unsuccessful applicants will be contacted.

Missing Link

Female* Community Outreach Support Worker

(Fixed Term Contract)

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female Community Outreach Support Worker to join our team based across Bristol. You will join us on part time, fixed term contract until 5th January 2022 working 18.75 hours per week including participation in out of hours telephone on-call rota and some evenings and Saturdays. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,589 per annum pro rata plus benefits.

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

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

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

– 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day

– Excellent development and training opportunities

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

– Mindful Employer Plus Scheme

– Cycle to Work Scheme

– Long Service Awards

– Wellness Awards

About the role:

As our Female Community Outreach Support Worker, you will work within an integrated team within Next Link Domestic abuse services. Providing a co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and their children, who are moving out of safe housing and resettling in the community, already living in the community and still in abusive relationships.

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 Community Outreach Support Worker:

– Provide outreach, resettlement and tenancy sustainment support enabling women in the community to safely maintain their current accommodation, access alternative housing, welfare benefits, legal advice and support services

– Maintain an effective support service with the aim of enabling the survivor and her children to develop the skills and resources necessary to move on and maintain independence and self-reliance

– Maintain knowledge of local services, encourage engagement and reduce the families’ isolation

– Recognise, respect and address the needs of service-users who face particular barriers when seeking help to access the service
– Maintain an up to date working knowledge of housing legislation, housing and welfare legislation and the welfare benefit system
– Promote the service through building positive relationships with current, potential referrers and service users to ensure a steady flow of appropriate referrals
– Where relevant, refer children and young people needing additional specialist support to the Family Workers
– Actively participate in regular one-to-one supervision, reflective practice groups, and annual appraisals

What we are looking for in our ideal Female Community Outreach Support Worker:

– An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
– Experience of carrying out needs and risk assessments, co-producing risk management and safety plans with women and children experiencing domestic abuse
– Experience providing support to individuals to sustain/ manage their tenancies and avoid tenancy breakdown
– An understanding of cultural diversity and domestic abuse
– The ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children
– A full driving licence and access to transport
– Numeracy and literacy to GCSE level/NVQ 2 or equivalent

Closing date: 9am Monday 9th March 2020.
Interview date: Thursday 12th March 2020.

How to apply:

Please apply now to join us as our Female Community Outreach Support Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk     [email protected] 

Women’s Aid

Media & publicity officer

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 44 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are a federation of nearly 180 organisations who provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors or commissioning domestic abuse services, and award a National Quality Mark for services which meet our quality standards. We hold the largest national data set on domestic abuse, and use research and evidence to inform all of our work. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

Do you thrive in a fast-paced role, writing media comments and working with the national and regional press?

This is an exciting opportunity to join a high-profile communications team. As the Media & Publicity Officer for Women’s Aid you will take a key role in press, publicity and media relations for the organisation; shaping and protecting the reputation of a leading, national charity.

Women’s Aid’s profile is growing rapidly. We are looking for someone who already works in a media office; a publicity role or a journalist who wants to use their skills to help end abuse against women and children. Working with press and broadcast media, on a regional and national level, we are looking for a dynamic, media officer who can quickly turn around statements for a wide range of publications and run campaigns that have real impact.

With excellent organisational and communication skills, plenty of initiative and the ability to work under pressure, you will be the first point of contact for the busy Women’s Aid press office. This role will include covering the out-of-hours media on-call rota. It will also include travel and occasional evening and weekend work as needed.

Location: Bristol

Salary: £25,599 – £28,834  (WA Scale point 29-33) + benefits

Contract: 37 hours per week, permanent

Closing date: 17th March 2020, 9am

Interviews    23rd March 2020, Bristol

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

Download the job description here.

Solace Women’s Aid

Job Title HR Officer X2

Location: Islington

Salary: £28,500-£30,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: 2895

Closing Date:  Monday 9th March 12 Midday

Interview Date: 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 HR team sit under Corporate Services and in particular work closely with finance, managers and staff.

This is an exciting time for the HR team as we are currently in the process of implementing a new HR system (CIPHR), which when fully implemented will change the way in which we work and allow more time to work on some exciting projects.

About the Role

We are looking for 2 experienced HR Officers to join our committed team.  This is an excellent opportunity to progress your HR career in a demanding generalist role.

About You

Candidates must be working towards CIPD or CIPD qualified

You will have strong communication and influencing skills and actively build strong working relationships.  When applying for the role please indicate your interest in either recruitment or training, as part of the HR Officer role will require you to be responsible for and coordinate these key HR processes.

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.

Missing Link

Female* Facilities Manager

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Facilities Manager to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on permanent full-time basis and work 37.5 hours each week. In return, you will receive a competitive salary of £32,878 per annum and benefits.

Would you like to join the largest provider of women-only services in Bristol bringing innovation, expertise and extensive experience? Established in 1983, BRISTOL MISSING LINK (incorporating Next Link and Safe Link) is a leading provider of women’s support services in Bristol.

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 proactive, motivated and resourceful Facilities Manager who will ensure the organisation has in place the optimum facilities to support the necessary locations and working environment and to ensure future needs are met. The successful candidate will oversee Health & Safety at all offices and ensure that accommodation standards and Health and Safety practice is adhered to in our accommodation based services.

Full management and administration of office-related contracts and services

What we are looking for in our ideal Facilities Manager:

  • Sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and the ability to carry out health and safety checks
  • A minimum of 3 years proven experience working at a similar level
  • Proven experience of management/supervision of office administration environment and of staff
  • Numeracy and literacy to Supervisor/Manager level
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills, ability to prioritise workloads; work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Proven ability to use IT packages to support and train others where necessary
  • Ability to use, create and develop computerised record systems using database packages
  • Ability to work on own initiative, unsupervised where necessary, meet deadlines and take responsible action in the absence of Senior Manager
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to people at all levels
  • Sound knowledge of Health and Safety legislation and ability to carry out Health and Safety checks
  • Proven knowledge of training and supervising staff
  • Excellent team player with influencing and motivational skills
  • Knowledge of setting up and maintaining facilities contracts
  • Knowledge of lease documentation and requirements
  • Ability to gather and collate information and present it in an appropriate format
  • An understanding of equality and diversity issues, and a commitment to putting equality principles into practice.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required

How to apply

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 13th March 2020. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 24th March 2020.

[email protected]

www.missinglinkhousing.co.uk

The Haven

Senior IDVA

Up to £27,500

37.5 Hours – FTC

Are you an experienced Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) 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 IDVA within our Community Team and will provide a high-quality frontline service that is sensitive to the gendered dynamics of VAWG, to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those identified at high risk using initiative at point of referral to ensure that support received is effective and timely.

The successful candidate will be experienced in working with victims of domestic abuse and will be passionate about advocating on their behalf in a multi-agency framework, including MARAC.

You will work well in a team and be experienced in supporting colleagues delivering a service to ensure the highest quality of support is given to the client group.

Closing Date: 16th March 2020

Interview Process: week commencing 23rd & 30th March 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.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.

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

Next Link

Female* Crisis Response Worker

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Female* Crisis Response 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 plus benefits.

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

In return for joining us, we will offer you:

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

– 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day

– Excellent development and training opportunities

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

– Mindful Employer Plus Scheme

– Cycle to Work Scheme

– Long Service Awards

– Wellness Awards

About the role:

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

Key duties and responsibilities of our Female* Crisis Response Worker:

– Responding to emergency /crisis situations to women and children experiencing domestic abuse

– Providing support, advice, advocacy, signposting and direct intervention

– Providing short term support (up to 4 weeks); advising women on criminal justice/ and civil remedies

– Empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery

– Some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis and participation in an out of hours telephone on-call rota

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* Crisis Response Worker:

– Experience of working with women in crisis

– An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children

– The ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in an effective manner

– Experience of risk assessment, co-producing risk management and safety plans

– Experience of managing own caseload

– A full driving licence and access to transport

Closing date: 9am Friday 6th March 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our Female* Crisis Response Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am Friday 6th March 2020 Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk                                  [email protected]

Crossroad Derbyshire

Operations Manager

Crossroads Derbyshire provides domestic abuse services to adults, children and young people in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

We are a fast-growing, passionate domestic abuse service who put survivors at the heart of everything we do. We serve a large rural community supporting women, men and children in Derbyshire and beyond. This year we celebrated our 40th anniversary. We strive to prevent abuse by raising awareness and promoting change that lasts. We are affiliated to Women’s Aid and offer excellent prospects for the right candidate.

The Role:

You will be part of the Senior Management Team, and will be required to deputise for the Chief Executive. You will be responsible for the delivery of a range of domestic abuse services including a shared refuge, dispersed properties and outreach services. You will undertake projects and other tasks as directed by the Chief Executive. You will provide leadership to the teams and will contribute to the development of practice across the range of Crossroads Derbyshire’s services.

We’re looking for a highly organised domestic abuse specialist, ideally with experience of managing a team. You will need to have an in-depth knowledge and experience of working with survivors of domestic abuse and its impact on their children.

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of this post and you will need the use of a car and a current driving licence as you will be required to travel.

This post is open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)

Scale point 28:    £31,371 per annum

We offer: employer’s contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, rising after 2 years’ service and a training programme. 

Closing date for this post is 9.00am Monday 9th March 2020.

The application pack for this post is available at

www.crossroadsderbyshire.org/careers

If you require a hard copy, please send a large SAE to:

P O Box 22, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 8AE

Crossroads Derbyshire strives to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from minority groups.

Safe Steps

Trustee – Voluntary

Safe Steps is a new and forward-thinking charity that works with and for all survivors of domestic abuse, across Southend-on-Sea and in the wider Essex area. We are seeking to recruit 3 passionate and committed Trustees to our Board, to play a role in the governance of the charity to ensure that we meet our strategic aims.

Skills and Experience

Each trustee will bring with them a set of unique skills and experiences that will help them make informed decision about our direction of travel. We are particularly keen to recruit trustees with lived experience of domestic abuse, and those with skills to share that relate to finance, governance, fundraising, business, charity law, family law, safeguarding, or the charity sector.  We positively encourage those who identify as BMER, LGBTI, or disabled people to apply.  All trustees will receive full training and information needed to fulfil their role.

Time Commitment:

  • To attend a minimum of six meetings per year that last approximately 2 hours and usually take place on a mid-week evening
  • To attend two away-days per year
  • To attend ad-hoc fundraising or special events

Statutory duties of a Trustee would be:

  • To ensure the organisation complies with its governing document – the Articles of Association.
  • To ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document.
  • To ensure the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objectives – the charity must not spend money on activities which are not included in its own objectives, no matter how ‘charitable’ and ‘worthwhile’ those activities are.
  • To contribute actively to the Board of Trustees’ role in giving firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  • To safeguard the good name and values of the organisation.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation.
  • To ensure the financial stability of the organisation.
  • To protect and manage the property of the organisation and to ensure the proper investment of the organisation’s funds.

Closing date: Midday on Friday 13th March 2020

For further information and an application pack, please email the Chair of Trustees at [email protected]

Solace Women’s Aid

Senior Advice Caseworker

Location: Advice Service , Islington

Salary: £29,500-32,000 per annum -dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: SWA2893

Closing Date: 9 March 2020 (Midday)

Interview Date: 20&23 March 2020

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

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

About the Service

We are looking for an experienced Senior Caseworker to join our Advice Team. The Advice service provides services to women across London. The role is based within the Solace Advice Hub to provide an effective and efficient advice and casework service to women affected by all forms VAWG.

About the Role

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

This is a unique role with 3 main responsibilities:

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

About You

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

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

Advice Caseworker

Location: Head Office- Islington

Salary: £25,000-28,000 Depending on the experience

Hours: 30

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference: SWA2892

Closing Date: 9 March 2020 (noon)

Interview Date: 20th & 23rd March 2020

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

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

About the Service

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

About the Role

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

About You

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

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

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

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

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

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

To apply: Please complete and send the Application Form and Equality Monitoring form to recruit:[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.

Pathways to Opportunity

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) –  Southend (Secondment to Safe Steps)

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow.

We have been awarded a new five-year contract delivering support and advocacy for survivors of domestic abuse living in Essex as part of the EViE (Ending Violence in Essex) Partnership with Next Chapter and Safe Steps. As a result of this, we have exciting positions available for individuals who are committed to helping survivors to break the cycle of domestic abuse and support their recovery.

The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to Changing Pathways values:

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Respect and dignity
  • Collaborate

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) –  Southend (Secondment to Safe Steps)

37.5 hours per week (to be worked across split-shifts covering 8am – 6pm) + participation in on-call rota. £22,181 -£24,556 (dependent upon qualification)

You will be working with high risk survivors of domestic abuse, providing support and advocacy to address their immediate risk and safety needs whilst helping them take that first step on a pathway without fear and abuse. This is a fast paced role working with risk and as such are seeking a dynamic individual who is skilled in crisis management and able to assess risk for survivors of domestic abuse. A Safe Lives IDVA or Women’s Aid DAPA qualification would be advantageous.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Wednesday 4th March 2020. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

To apply, please visit www.changingpathways.org or please contact 01268 729 707

For an informal discussion of the roles available please contact Philippa [email protected] or 01268 729 707.

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email [email protected]

Pathways to Opportunity

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) –  Southend (Secondment to Safe Steps)

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow.

We have been awarded a new five-year contract delivering support and advocacy for survivors of domestic abuse living in Essex as part of the EViE (Ending Violence in Essex) Partnership with Next Chapter and Safe Steps. As a result of this, we have exciting positions available for individuals who are committed to helping survivors to break the cycle of domestic abuse and support their recovery.

The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to Changing Pathways values:

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Respect and dignity
  • Collaborate

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) –  Southend (Secondment to Safe Steps)

37.5 hours per week (to be worked across split-shifts covering 8am – 6pm) + participation in on-call rota. £22,181 -£24,556 (dependent upon qualification)

You will be working with high risk survivors of domestic abuse, providing support and advocacy to address their immediate risk and safety needs whilst helping them take that first step on a pathway without fear and abuse. This is a fast paced role working with risk and as such are seeking a dynamic individual who is skilled in crisis management and able to assess risk for survivors of domestic abuse. A Safe Lives IDVA or Women’s Aid DAPA qualification would be advantageous.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Wednesday 4th March 2020. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

To apply, please visit www.changingpathways.org or please contact 01268 729 707

For an informal discussion of the roles available please contact Philippa [email protected] or 01268 729 707.

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email [email protected]

Julian House

Team Leader – Children & Young People (CYP)

Location: Bristol & South Gloucestershire
Contract: Permanent (Term Time Only)
Hours: Part time – 19 hours per week
Salary: £25,000.00 pro rata
Closing Date: Friday 28 February 2020 (12 noon).

This 19 hour per week term-time only post, is looking for a dynamic team leader who is able to manage all aspects of our Specialist Children and Young people’s Domestic Abuse Service.

The successful candidate will have the ability to inspire and lead a small team, to deliver consistently high quality, safe, person-centred services in accordance with our policies and procedures.

They will have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and a comprehensive knowledge of how domestic abuse impacts Children and Young people.

They will hold a reduced caseload of Children and Young people, and will participate and lead the delivery of healthy relationships group work programmes across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Please note: the successful candidate will need to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

As an employee, you will receive an excellent benefits package which includes:

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

Julian House has a supportive culture, providing regular supervision and line management alongside externally facilitated reflective practice which enables staff to look after their own health and well-being whilst giving their best in their roles.

To Apply:

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

Please note: interviews will be taking place on Tuesday 03 March 2020.

Standing Together

Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) Support Officer

Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences are meetings where information is shared on the highest risk domestic abuse cases to ensure that all parties put in place a plan for safety. MARACs are known to reduce serious harm to those most at risk of domestic violence. This role will include elements of deputising for the MARAC coordinator, who works in the London boroughs.

As an Administrator you will be working closely with the MARAC Coordinators, including elements of deputising for the MARAC coordinators. This role is designed to allow us to effectively manage a range of administrative responsibilities of the MARAC. You will be required to have excellent organisational and communication skills; ability to ensure that MARACs function smoothly; capacity to operate swiftly and effectively across a number of levels and attention to detail in meeting deadlines.

We are committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from individuals regardless of age, race, gender, religion or disability.

Salary: £23,000 per annum (includes ILW)

Contract: Fixed Term 1 Year with the possibility of an Extension

Location: West London

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 9am Thursday, 12th March 2020

For any queries, please email [email protected] or call 020 8748 5717

Application packs are only available on our website www.standingtogether.org.uk

Solace Women’s Aid

Volunteer Coordinator & Trainer

Location: Islington
Ref: SWA2890
Salary: £28-29,500 per annum dependent on experience
Closing date: 26th February 2020 – 12:00 pm
Hours: 37.5
Contract type: Permanent

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.

Main Purpose of Job

To efficiently and effectively coordinate the Volunteer Service, to ensure it provides meaningful and rewarding placements which benefit Solace Women’s Aid, including recruitment, induction, training and communication. To maintain and develop systems to record volunteer information. To deliver accredited training to volunteers and to design and deliver an internal induction and training programme.

– Ensure that volunteers are recruited and supported efficiently and effectively
– Proactively plan and promote coordinated recruitment campaigns for clearly defined volunteering opportunities within Solace
– Explore different types of unpaid opportunities such as university placements, international volunteers, partner volunteers
– Prepare the volunteer newsletter to keep volunteers updated on organisational developments
– Ensure targeted recruitment campaigns are developed and implemented to ensure diversity at all levels within the organisation
– Ensure an effective programme of volunteer support is in place to promote inclusion and engagement
– Organise the annual volunteer celebration and awards ceremony to recognise and reward volunteer achievements.
– Deliver NOCN accredited VAWG training to volunteers
– Promote & recruit volunteers for the accredited course to Solace volunteers and Ascent partners.
– Deliver Level 2/3 Award in Preventing and Tackling Domestic and Sexual Abuse/Violence accredited training to a planned annual schedule
– Evaluate and mark assignments in line with assessment criteria
– Comply with the internal and external verification of the course.
– Ensure compliance with NOCN and National Women’s Aid standards
– Deliver peer support accredited training where this is an identified training need.

3. Design, organise and deliver internal induction and training programme for volunteers and staff
– Design and deliver a range of Training for volunteers and staff
– Manage the administration and logistics of the training programme, ensuring appropriate systems are in place, responding to enquiries, booking venues and equipment, and maintaining accurate records
– Monitoring and evaluation of training and learning resources, including analysing participants’ feedback to further develop the training packages.

4. Advise on issues relating to volunteers
– Provide ongoing support to staff on recruiting and supporting volunteers
– Provide support to staff when concerns arise relating to a volunteer or placement
– Develop strong internal and external networks to facilitate both the sourcing and hosting of suitable volunteer opportunities
– To maintain and further develop positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and partner agencies.
5. Ensure policies, procedures and strategies are in place and regularly reviewed to support the volunteering services
– Create and maintain appropriate policies and procedures covering all aspects of the volunteering services
– Develop and implement the Volunteering Strategy to support the achievement of the wider organisational aims of Solace Women’s Aid.

6. Development of systems
– Contribute to the development of the HR & Volunteer information system
– Contribute to the development of online recruitment systems.

7. Monitoring and reporting
– To complete an annual volunteer survey, report on key findings and develop an action plan for identified development areas
– To complete regular reporting on key achievements and trends within the Volunteer Service
– Provide information for funders, annual audits and partner organisations as required
– Provide NOCN monitoring information for Ascent monitoring reports.

8. Corporate Responsibilities
– Ensure that all Solace’s policies and procedures in your work area are up to date
– Ensure effective implementation of Solace’s Equality and Diversity policies and ensure awareness and integration of an equalities and human rights agenda in all your work
– Ensure that the service user is at the heart of all service delivery and development
– Attend all meetings and training relevant to your role
– Attend regular team meetings, ensuring that you contribute to effective working practice and communication
– Act as an ambassador for Solace.
– Carry out other duties appropriate to the post as requested by your line manager.

Whilst every endeavour has been made to outline the duties and responsibilities of the post, these duties are not exhaustive.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification by clicking here. 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.

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.

Women’s Aid Federation of England

Head of Finance and Operations (Flexible, Maternity Cover)

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 44 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are a federation of over 180 organisations who provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. We provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors or commissioning domestic abuse services, and award a National Quality Mark for services which meet our quality standards. We hold the largest national data set on domestic abuse, and use research and evidence to inform all of our work. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.

This maternity cover will provide strategic leadership on finance issues for Women’s Aid, as well as hands on finance teamwork and support, plus support for the HR and Operations team. This is an exciting opportunity to support the deployment of new systems to make our processes more efficient and accurate; develop new improved approaches and provide guidance to the Executive Team and Board. Your ability to provide empathetic support and leadership, and to negotiate with diplomacy, will be allied to your excellent financial skills and experience in a charity of a similar size.

Location: Bristol based, regular home working possible

Salary: £44,544 pro-rata

Hours: 4 – 4.5 days per week, flexible days and hours, job-share also considered

Length of contract:  Maternity Cover (start date May 2020, 6-12 month contract)

Closing date: 9am, 10th March 2020

Interviews: 18th/19th March 2020, Bristol office

To apply please download the job description and application form. Please do not send us a CV.

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

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

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

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women. Job share applications are also welcome.

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

Registered charity no: 1054154

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

Women’s Aid Federation of England

Women’s Aid Board of Trustees: Treasurer position

Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 45 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.

We are currently looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees to help guide and advise us on our financial position and any concerns. We have a dedicated Head of Finance and Operations so the role of Treasurer is to help oversee the financial work of our charity, not to be involved in the operational running of the central services department. We have a Finance, Resources & Risk subcommittee with delegated authority from the main board. The successful person will need to be able to attend both subcommittee and quarterly board meetings as well as presenting at our AGM, usually held at our summer conference. In total this means a commitment of approx. 12 meetings a year. In addition there may be ad hoc meetings with the Chair/Head of Finance & Operations and Chief Executive (currently acting up). The trustee will be a strategic leader with strong communication skills who is used to working in a consultative manner and has experience in finance and fundraising. Most importantly she will identify strongly with women’s rights and enjoy an ambassadorial role on behalf of the women we represent. This role offers an exciting challenge and an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of women and girls.

Meeting locations:Primarily London and Bristol with occasional other England-wide travel

Salary: Unsalaried; honorarium payment (for Women’s Aid members) plus out of pocket expenses (including childcare and access needs, if required) will be paid

Closing date: Midday, Monday 16th March 2020

Interviews will be held: Thursday 26th March 2020, London

The successful appointment will be subject to written references.

To arrange an informal conversation with our Chair about the role or for any further information about the organisation, please contact Rachel Reed at [email protected] or call her on 01179 157453 or 07534 620498. The recruitment pack can be downloaded here.

Download the equal opportunities form here. 

Rising Sun

Finance and Human Resources Officer

Rising Sun Domestic Violence and Abuse Service is an independent charity in Kent working to prevent domestic abuse and improve the lives of survivors and their children suffering from its effects. We have an ambitious vision for a world in which women and children live free from actual or threatened domestic abuse and all forms of violence.

The Finance and HR Officer will play a crucial role in supporting our delivery and fundraising teams to carry out their work. We are looking for an organised and reliable individual with great problem solving and team working skills to co-ordinate our finance and HR functions.

22.5 hours per week. Annual salary £22,500 pro rata.

If you would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you. For a full information pack, including job description and person specification, please call Sandy on 01227 452852 or email : [email protected]

Closing date for completed applications is 10am Monday 2nd March 2020. Interviews will be held on Monday 9th March 2020.

Please note CVs will not be accepted

Applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

Rise

Service Manager

£35,922 pro rata for 35 hours

Quote ref SM 02/20/19

Are you an experienced manager with good knowledge of domestic violence and abuse? Are you able to lead a team of workers who are passionate about providing the best services for survivors of domestic abuse?

Do you have experience of chairing multi-agency meetings?

RISE is independent charity based in Brighton and Hove that provides a range of community based and residential services to survivors of domestic abuse.

We are looking for a service manager to lead the Access and Outreach team through a period of change.  This team is the largest team at RISE and delivers a significant part of our contract with the local authority.  In addition to managing the team, they will hold responsibility for chairing weekly local multi-agency meetings focusing on risk and need.

The post holder will work closely with a second service manager, as well as being part of the wider RISE management team. They will provide line management to team leaders and be involved in the development of the service and liaising with our local partners working in the area.

CLOSING DATE: 2 March 2020

INTERVIEW DATE: 17 and/or 19 March 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Women and Girls Network

Young Women’s Integrated Multiple Disadvantage Advocate

(Female Applicants Only)

Starting salary £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time)

This post will be based in Shepherds Bush (and includes travel across London)

This new and exciting role is part of a unique pan-London project established to provide specialist advocacy, counselling, resilience and prevention programs for minoritised young women and girls (YWG) experiencing gendered violence, mental health and/or multiple disadvantage.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and dynamic individual with an in-depth understanding of the specific needs of minortised young women experiencing multiple disadvantage as a result of experiencing gendered violence. You will deliver holistic, YWG’s centred, individualised care pathways that are gender informed, trauma focused and aimed at addressing multiple areas of disadvantage including mental health challenges, problematic substance use and homelessness. You will be well versed in advocating on behalf of YWG to multi-agency services to ensure support, protection and choice for the YWG’s you represent thus improving access and response from partner agencies.  You will have experience of working with YWG’s with high-risk presentations, including self-injury and suicidal risk and adept at providing crises support and more in-depth work that cultivate self-protective factors and meaningful interventions and strategies that aim to reduce and mitigate risk.

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

We welcome and encourage applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, minority and ethnic communities.

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

Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/jobs#ywimda for further information and to download an Application Pack.

The application deadline is 10am on Wednesday 4th March 2020 and interviews will be held on Friday 13th March 2020.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.

WGN is an equal opportunities employer.

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

nia

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

East London Rape Crisis provides confidential specialist support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, including rape and childhood sexual abuse. Our services include: an Information and Support line, Advocacy and Counselling services.

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Counselling Manager, East London Rape Crisis.

Hours: Part time: 28 hours per week

Term: Permanent

Salary: Qualified Counsellor:  £28,800- £30,400 (£36,000- £38,000 pro rata) / Non-Counsellor:           £26,399- £27,999 (£33,000-£35,000 pro rata)

We are looking for an exceptional woman to lead our counselling team. Ideally you will have counselling/therapeutic experience with women and girls and/or experience of managing services for women and girls who have experienced male violence.

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

Closing Date: 10am, 4th March 2020

Interview date: 12th March 2020

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

Solace

Support and Resettlement Worker

Location   Southwark
Ref   SWA2883
Salary   £27,500
Closing date   2nd March 2020 – 12:00 pm
Hours   37.5
Contract type   Fixed term until December 2020
Interview date   6th March 2020

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

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

About the Service

The Women’s Assessment Hub is a partnership project between Southwark Council and Solace to enable the rapid assessment of Southwark women rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping to ensure they are supported into safe accommodation. The service will be available 365 days a year 24 hours a day and will form part of a wider response within Southwark to VAWG and Housing. Solace will provide a flexible model of support with staff working with women towards stability and independence.

About the Role

As a Support and Resettlement Worker you will help with the day to day running of the service, key working residents and supporting resettled clients.

About You

You will have experience of working intensively with service users and be adept at risk and needs assessment and support planning.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between VAWG and multiple disadvantage, a developed understanding of how this can make it difficult for women to engage with support, and an ability to reflect on your own practice.

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

How to apply

For details and application process please visit the Solace website.

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

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Location   Southwark
Ref   SWA2884
Salary   £26,000-£29,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience
Closing date   2nd March 2020 – 12:00 pm
Hours   37.5
Contract type   Fixed term until 31st March 2021
Interview date   10th March 2020

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

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

About the Service

The Southwark SASS team provides advocacy and support to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse living in Southwark. An exciting opportunity has arisen in this busy team for an Independent Domestic Violence Adviser. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. A key aspect of the role will be to advocate on behalf of service users pursuing remedies through the criminal and civil justice systems.

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

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced IDVA to join our dynamic team in Southwark, working with survivors 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. The role includes co-location work with partner agencies.

About You

You will need 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.

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

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

How to apply

For details and application process please visit the Solace website.

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.

Wycombe Women’s Aid

Registered Charity No. 299946 Registered Company No. 2245478

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

IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocate) / Outreach Worker

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: NJC SCP 15 – 22 (£22,911 – £26,317)
Pension: 5% contribution to pension by Wycombe Women’s Aid
Leave: 25 days annual leave per annum, rising to 30 days after 5 years continuous service

The successful applicant will join our committed and enthusiastic IDVA/Outreach team which offers practical and emotional support to women living in the Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks districts of Buckinghamshire who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence. The post holder will support high and medium risk women on a short term basis, working closely with the Police and other agencies and advocating on the woman’s behalf, before referring on to other agencies for ongoing support. The post holder will also provide ongoing one to one support to standard risk women and deliver group work. The post holder will spend regular time at the Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit in Aylesbury and will undergo the Police vetting procedure and training in Police systems.

The applicant will ideally hold the WAFE DAPA qualification, however full training will be provided for suitable, unqualified applicants. Applicants will have experience of working with families, skills and experience of support work and group work and have a clear understanding of the issues of violence against women and children. All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to working from a trauma informed, feminist perspective, which underpins all of our work.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and minority ethnic communities as these are currently under-represented within our staff team.

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

Closing date for applications: Thursday 5th March 2020 at 5.00pm

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 12th March 2020

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

Previous applicants need not apply.

We will only contact you if you are short listed.

Wycombe Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Missing Link | Safe Link | Next Link

Female* Chief Executive Officer

We are a highly successful women’s charity working in the domestic abuse, sexual violence and mental health fields.

Established in 1983, Bristol MISSING LINK is a leading provider of Housing and Support Services to women with complex needs and /or mental health needs in Bristol. Missing Link is the parent organisation to NEXT LINK domestic abuse services and SAFE LINK sexual violence services.

The connections between domestic abuse, sexual violence and mental ill health places our services in a unique position of being able to offer a range of support options.

We are now looking for a replacement for our CEO who is retiring, creating an exciting opportunity to take the helm of a flourishing and much-respected charity. She will lead the organisation which is already in a position of strength through the next phase of its journey.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A strategic thinker, capable of developing the future direction of the organisation.
  • An inspiring leader with vision, drive and extensive experience of working as a senior manager across multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Commercially astute with a proven track record of successfully responding to commissioning opportunities, tender writing and securing contracts.
  • Dynamic and effective communicator and negotiator, skilled and experienced in forming strong and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a personal style which commands respect and credibility from others

Download the Information Pack (download will start immediately from www.missinglinkhousing.co.uk) for details about how to apply (also contains background information, the job description and person specification explaining the skills and abilities sought for the role) and Application Form.

The role is based in the centre of Bristol

Salary:  on application

Employment term: Permanent, Full Time 37 ½ hours per week

Closing date for this role is Monday 2nd March 2020 at 9.00 GMT

Stage One Interview to be held on Monday 16th March 2020 and Stage Two to be held on Wednesday 25th March 2020

Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement)

Springfield Domestic Abuse Support

Trustee Vacancies

Springfield Domestic Abuse Support is a charity based in South Lakeland and has provided services for over 100 hundred years. As well as a women only refuge, we now offer a range of support services through our community hub.

Some of our trustees and our treasurer are reaching the end of their terms of office, so we are looking to appoint 2 or 3 new trustees and a treasurer.

If your skills and experience include leadership, organisational skills, strategy development, partnership working or finance / accountancy, we would love to hear from you.

For an informal chat to find out more about Springfield and the role of a charity trustee, please contact Jenny Draper, email [email protected] 

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