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Working at SafeLives is more than just a job. Every member of our staff team knows that their work has a direct impact on making more families safe from domestic abuse.

If you believe in our vision of a UK where every family is safe, do consider applying to work with us. This page will be updated with all our current vacancies as they arise.  Our work affects entire families and we welcome applications from women and men and actively seek applications that reflect the diversity of the UK.

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SafeLives' associate consultants work with us to deliver exciting projects across the country. We're always on the look out for new consultants to join our team - if you're interested in becoming a SafeLives associate, get in touch.

SafeLives is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and associated parties to share this commitment.


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Communications Officer - Drive project

Position:                     Drive Communications Officer  

Reports to:                  Head of Communications

Hours:                         37.5 hours per week with flexible working hours

Salary:                        £23,000 - £25,000 (plus £3,000 London weighting)

Location:                    London - with occasional travel around the UK

Contract:                    Fixed term to 31st March 2020

Benefits:                    A generous package including 25 days holiday a year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with employer contribution, cycle to work scheme

About the role

We know that there are 100,000 adults and 130,000 children at high-risk of murder or serious harm due to domestic abuse, yet less than 1% of perpetrators receive any specialist intervention to change or disrupt their behaviour. We cannot tackle domestic abuse without getting to the root of the problem: the perpetrator.

Drive is an innovative national pilot that aims to improve the lives and safety of victims and children by holding high-risk perpetrators to account. The pilot combines 1-2-1 case management of perpetrators with a co-ordinated multi-agency response and sustainable transformation of local and national systems.

The pilot, led by Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance, has completed its first 18 months in three areas.  We have learnt a great deal and the initial results around victim and child safety are encouraging.

It is a hugely exciting time for Drive as we now embark on a replication of the pilot across five new sites.

The Drive Communications Officer will be responsible for managing the communications strategy and activity for the project. This will involve supporting stakeholder engagement, digital communications, driving creative content, PR social media and working with partners across the country. The role will be supported by the Head of Communications who will be leading the strategic vision of Drive Communications.  

The post holder will support us shifting the narrative around domestic abuse. For too long, perpetrators have been invisible from the public discussion on domestic abuse – we need to stop asking ‘Why doesn’t she leave’ and start asking ‘Why doesn’t he stop’ and this role will have an active role in changing the conversation. We need to get to the root of the problem – the perpetrator. 

How to apply

If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please take a look over the job description and submit your 500 word cover letter and CV by 10.00am on Monday 23rd  April 2018, using the link below. First interviews will take place in London in the first week of May, exact dates to be confirmed.

No agencies please.

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