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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.
Quality assurance lead
Reports to: Head of Knowledge Team
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Contract: Fixed term until end June 2021
Location: Home Based (Scottish mainland only and close to good transport links) with extensive travel across Scotland and a requirement for overnight stays. Occasional travel is expected to SafeLives’ Bristol and London offices.
We are SafeLives, a UK charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. We combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. Since 2005, SafeLives has worked with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse, with over 60,000 victims at highest risk of murder or serious harm now receiving co-ordinated support annually through the interventions we and partners pioneered.
No one should live in fear. It is not acceptable, not inevitable, and together – we can make it stop.
Every year, nearly 130,000 people in Scotland experience domestic abuse. There are over 9,000 people at risk of being murdered or seriously harmed; over 12,000 children live in these households. For every person being abused, there is someone else responsible for that abuse: the perpetrator. And all too often, children are in the home and living with the impact. SafeLives believes all these family members need the appropriate intervention, at the right time, for things to change. It is those interventions that we are committed to creating, in partnership with a range of expert partners, which includes experts by experience.
Domestic abuse affects us all; it thrives on being hidden behind closed doors. We must make it everybody’s business.
About the role
This role is an exciting opportunity to build on SafeLives’ work in Scotland over the last five years: training Idaas along with ASSIST and Scottish Women’s Aid, training a wide range of practitioners (including from COPFS, the NHS and a number of specialist services), supporting Maracs, and working with local services to build a unique dataset on Scottish domestic abuse provision. Our report, ‘Whole Lives’, showed that support for survivors is currently a postcode lottery with the response to domestic abuse dependent on where you live in Scotland, and across the UK. We found that some victims of domestic abuse were hidden from services and not getting the right support to enable them to become safe and well.
As Quality Assurance Lead for this project you will sit within SafeLives’ Knowledge Hub team and be part of SafeLives’ expanding Scotland team. You will work closely with frontline services and survivors across four local authority areas, whilst also working to effect national change. This role offers a unique opportunity to ensure survivor’s voices are heard, and to improve the quality and consistency of the domestic abuse response for families across Scotland.
This role is generously funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
We are looking for someone with experience of working in the VAWG sector in Scotland and in supporting survivors of domestic abuse. You will have excellent relationship management skills that enable you to work with local services, local authority stakeholders and national change makers, motivating them to improve the response for families living with domestic abuse across Scotland.
How to apply
If this opportunity sounds as exciting to you as it does to us, please take a detailed look at the job description before submitting your CV and a covering statement via the link below. The covering statement should be no more than 500 words and should detail your interest in the role and highlight your relevant experience.
The closing date for applications is 9am on the 3rd September. Interviews will take place at Victim Suppport Scotland, Bothwell St, Glasgow on the 13th September 2018.
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
Salary: £22-28,000 pa
Location: Bristol, with regular travel around the UK
Contract: Fixed term for 12 months (Potential for extension)
We are a UK charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. We combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. Since 2005, SafeLives has worked with organisations across the country to transform the response to domestic abuse, with over 60,000 victims at highest risk of murder or serious harm now receiving co-ordinated support annually.
About the Role:
SafeLives has an unparalleled track record of using evidence and research to effect national change; with research and analysis being fundamental to helping SafeLives achieve its strategy. This information is used to set our policy messages, define our strategy, design our services and evidences the impact of the work we have done.
This role is an exciting opportunity to help transform the response to domestic abuse by ensuring the sector is evidence led. SafeLives holds the largest datasets on victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse nationally which you will use to inform our ambitious policy and research agenda. Working alongside our practice experts, survivors of abuse, and our expert research team, you will help to answer important questions about what works in ending domestic abuse.
The post holder will primarily work on the delivery of our Insights service, working with and supporting frontline services, analysing data to produce bespoke written report and presentations, and generating recommendations. They will also be responsible for working with and supporting the Senior Research Analysts to develop and deliver rigorous and sector leading data, analysis and recommendations across the full range of SafeLives programmes and products. We need an enthusiastic, innovative and capable individual with the technical ability to keep our unique sector leading evidence base relevant and informative to all our users; local service providers, commissioners and national government. The evidence you produce will inform and influence national policy makers, funders and stakeholders to improve the response for families living with domestic abuse.
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 follow the link to take a look over the job description and submit your CV and covering statement. The statement should be no more than 500 words and will detail your interest in the role and highlight your relevant experience. Submit your CV and Equal Opportunity form by 10:00 am on Monday 20th August 2018. First round interviews will take place in Bristol on 29th August 2018.
No agencies please.