Great opportunity home based part time

Women’s Aid

Make a Change Project 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 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.

Women’s Aid, in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid, developed the Change That Lasts approach to responding to women and children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse. This approach combines a unique package of interventions to support professionals and communities and Women’s Aid member services to provide women and children with an individualised response which:

  • builds on their existing strengths, their desires and hopes for the future
  • provides skilled and empowering support to expand their ‘Space for Action’.
  • enables their long-lasting recovery, freedom and independence from domestic violence

 

Respect is working in partnership with Women’s Aid to expand the Change That Lasts approach, Make a Change is a parallel strand of work designed to address the perpetration of domestic abuse at the earliest opportunity.

This project is funded by the Police Transformation Fund and works in Lincolnshire and Sussex. This post will be responsible for the support and management of the programme with Women’s Aid members services to pilot and evaluate VOICES tools for the purposes of partner support.

Your role will be responsible for working in partnership with the Respect Local Area Managers in Lincolnshire and Sussex and with the Women’s Aid Head of Membership and Change That Lasts to ensure the successful pilot and evaluation of the VOICES tools for partner support.

This post will require careful administration and relationship management to ensure the successful coordination, delivery, evaluation and monitoring of VOICES tools with SOLDAS and RISE.

You will be responsible for building the practice skills necessary for VOICES delivery, coordinating successful delivery across two sites, and being the day to day contact for members and stakeholders and expected to attend strategic and operational meetings in the area.  There will be focus on ensuring that all project outcomes and outputs are achieved, within budget, through an effective planning and monitoring framework. You will be responsible for ensuring that timely and accurate information is provided to the partnership so that reporting can be completed in line with Home Office Requirements.

A commitment to communication and partnership working will be essential to ensure learning is shared across partners, funders and stakeholder groups.

Location: Remote/Home-based but with significant travel to Lincolnshire and Sussex

Salary: £29,936 pro rata (based on salary scale point 35)

Contract: 14.8 hours (2 days) per week on a fixed term contract for one year

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 19th February 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 26thFebruary 2019, London

To apply please complete an application form and return it to recruitment@womensaid.org.uk. Please do not include a CV.

Click here to download the application form and thejob description.

Applicants will be shortlisted according to how well they meet the criteria in the person specification.  Please highlight and explain how you meet these. If you have been shortlisted for interview, you will be informed by email.

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

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

Applications are particularly welcome from black and minority ethnic women.

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

Registered charity no: 1054154

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

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