Apply for the ongoing Refuge Job Recruitment 2022 via our latest job vacancies & employment portal. This Refuge job opening is available to all qualified candidates.
Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence and violence against women and girls is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.
We aim to empower women and children to rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. We provide a range of life-saving and life-changing services, and a voice for the voiceless.
Refuge believes that domestic violence and violence against women and girls will only ever come to an end when the Government adopts a fully-funded national strategy that is underpinned with adequate commitment to provision, prevention and protection.
In support of this approach, Refuge operates a three-pronged strategy across its strands of work. Refuge provides high-quality services for women and children who have experienced violence; protects women by advocating for a strong criminal justice response to perpetrators; and prevents future violence through education, training and awareness-raising.
Refuge Job Recruitment For Independent Domestic Violence Advocate – United Kingdom
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recruitment and Retention Allowance
For this role we pay a Recruitment and Retention Allowance to external candidates of £1500 (pro rata for part time roles). This is paid in two payments – half on commencement in the role and the other half following the successful completion of probation. The allowance is subject to deduction for tax and NI.
Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services, and we are proud to be a leader in our field and an employer of choice, with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. For more information on our work, please visit www.refuge.org.uk.
We are recruiting for Independent Domestic Violence Advocate who are passionate about supporting women and children who are impacted by domestic violence. You will work closely with victims of domestic abuse from the point of crisis, to provide high quality independent advocacy and support to survivors of domestic abuse at the highest risk and their children. This will involve establishing and prioritising the risks to and the needs of survivors of domestic abuse and developing and delivering individual support and risk management plans in partnership with other agencies who attend the MARAC.
The job involves informing survivors of the full range of civil, criminal and practical options that might increase their safety.You will advocate both verbally and in writing in a range of settings including civil and criminal proceedings and with criminal justice professionals.
We are looking for candidate with proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic violence. You will understand the legal system in how it relates to survivors of domestic violence and have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.
Refuge offers a variety of exciting opportunities to learn, develop and grow in your career. We recognise the value everyone brings to the organisation to achieve our aims and are dedicated to developing and rewarding our staff. More details of our benefits can be found in Job Information Pack.
Closing Date: Thursday 05 May 2022 at 09.00 am
Interview Date: Friday 13 May 2022
An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.
Refuge is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion 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.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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