|Hours per week:||37.5 per week|
||£36,254 - £37,830
We are looking to recruit an exceptional manager to lead our Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA) and outreach service in Richmond and a complex needs outreach service across Richmond, Wandsworth, Kingston and Merton. Working in a multi-agency setting, your service will support those experiencing domestic violence by advocating powerfully on their behalf and coordinating a range of statutory services to keep them safe and help them navigate the civil and criminal justice systems.
You will be responsible for managing the delivery and development of high quality independent advocacy and outreach services to victims experiencing domestic violence. You will manage and motivate a deputy outreach manager and front line independent domestic violence advocates and outreach workers, overseeing their demanding caseloads to deliver positive outcomes for our clients.
|Essential Skills or Experience:||
This role will have a strategic focus and you will work pro-actively in partnership with other agencies, to ensure a coordinated community response and service in order to protect survivors and their children. You will manage relationships and influence professionals across a range of statutory services and the criminal justice system to ensure client safety is prioritised.
You will have significant experience of providing practical and emotional support to survivors of domestic violence and of managing such a service. You will be able to develop, sustain, and evaluate joint work between agencies, establish good working relationships and negotiate effectively. Experience of managing and developing teams is essential.
You will be a strong and effective communicator. Most importantly you will understand and know how to support survivors to navigate the civil and criminal justice systems in relation to domestic violence. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential
|Benefits:||28 days annual leave, Royal London Pension scheme|
Closing date: 24th February 2019
Interview date: 6th March 2019
Salary range: £36,254 - £37,830 grade 6b, band 1
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for these roles.
Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.
No agencies please - as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.
Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 6,500 women and children in our national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.