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“This is a talented, committed team. They know about domestic abuse, and the absolute horror it causes, but they also know they can do something about it.   Something that works. Something that changes lives. I'm bursting with pride to be a part of that.”

 

Want to work with us to end domestic abuse, for good? Join us at SafeLives.

Work for us

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.

Work with us

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.

 

Current vacancies

Senior Research Analyst

Hours:             Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary:            £28- £35,000 pa

Location:        Bristol, with regular travel around the UK

Contract:        Fixed term to 31/03/2019

About the Role:

SafeLives has an unparalleled track record of using evidence and research to effect national change, and research and analysis is 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 will be working to establish and develop an internal evaluation of our pilot project, One Front Door. The One Front Door is a new approach to working in the sector that is being piloted within seven local areas over the next three years. It is designed to ensure victims of domestic abuse and their children get help sooner, by integrating domestic abuse practice with risk and needs assessment for every member of the family where a safeguarding concern is present.

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.

As one of four Senior Research Analysts, you will take the lead on the development of the One Front Door research methodology and evaluation, embedding data collection processes in local areas and developing robust findings that can inform practice, policy and funders. Through rigorous analysis of our datasets and working closely with colleagues throughout SafeLives, you will lead on and develop clear messages for policy and practice audiences helping to ensure we can always answer the ‘so what….?’ questions that arise from the evidence.

To succeed in this role, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate your experience of designing and leading on mixed-method evaluations alongside strong experience with qualitative methods, including experience of 1-1 interviews/focus groups; document analysis; and reporting on and designing interview schedules. You will also show your experience of working with large datasets (particularly publicly available sources); expert excel analysis skills; leading, scoping and delivering projects and your real strengths in identifying and communicating key themes from within complex material.

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 look over the job description below and submit your application form and equal opportunity form to recruitment@safelives.org.uk by 10.00am on Monday 21 August. First interviews will take place in Bristol on 31 August 2017.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.

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Training & Resource co-ordinator

Hours:             Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Salary:            £17- £19,500 pa

Location:        Bristol, with occasional travel around the UK

Contract:        Fixed term until end June 2018

About the role

SafeLives’ learning and accreditation programme develops the knowledge and skills of professionals responding to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, whether adults, young people or children.

In this varied role you will fulfil a wide range of duties. Two days per week will be dedicated to coordinating the training activities of the Domestic Abuse Matters programme as part of a job share. The remainder of your time will be spent on producing, collating and couriering training materials for the full range of SafeLives training programmes and coordinating our Idaa and bespoke Scottish training packages. You also will be the lead on implementing our online evaluations process across all training courses.

Do you thrive in a busy environment? Could you organise the delivery of sector-leading training enabling hundreds of professionals every year to offer better support to victims of domestic abuse? 

If so, we need you to provide effective and efficient support to our direct training activities as well as lead on the administration and logistical delivery for the full range of our courses.

Familiar with working in a busy projects-based team, using a CRM system and working within training or event co-ordination, as an advanced user of Microsoft Office, you’ll also have experience of using an online learner management system and e-learning technology. And, to top it all, you'll have excellent customer service skills and experience of issue management. 

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 look over the job description below and submit your application form and equal opportunity form to recruitment@safelives.org.uk by 10.00am on Monday 21 August. First interviews will take place in Bristol on 01 September 2017.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.

Job Description

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HR Officer

Hours:             37.5 hours per week

Salary:             £27,500-30,500pa, dependent on experience

Location:         Central Bristol, with occasional travel within the UK.

Contract:         Fixed term maternity cover until December 2018

About the Role:

We’re looking to develop our new HR structure and this maternity cover role will be key in embedding and supporting our values and behaviours. This is a real opportunity for an experienced practitioner at the Officer or Advisor level to act as the operational HR lead and support a fast-moving organisation driving real change in the domestic abuse sector.

You will oversee the smooth running of key HR operations and you will be instrumental in building a culture amongst our employees that reflects our values through the provision of excellent HR support. Reporting to the COO, and managing a full-time HR Administrator you will be expected to act independently and respond to the full range of HR policy and process queries. In this role there will be a strong focus on supporting the embedding and development of our culture and behaviours; employee recognition and performance measurement/management; learning and development and developing management and leadership capability across the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of handling the full range of generalist HR issues, be qualified to CIPD level 5 or equivalent and have experience of operating at Advisor or equivalent level. As the operational lead you will also be confident dealing with a range of internal and external senior stakeholders and as part of a new functional structure you will need to be adaptable as it develops and able to quickly establish effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation. You will also be able to provide a responsive and accurate service to remote based teams.  

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 at the job description below and submit your application form and equal opportunity form to recruitment@safelives.org.uk by 10.00am on Monday 11 September 2017. First interviews will take place in Bristol on 18 September 2017.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.

Job Description

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Research Analyst

Hours:                       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)

 

About the Role:

SafeLives has an unparalleled track record of using evidence and research to effect national change, and research and analysis is fundamental to helping SafeLives achieve its strategy. This information is used to set our policy messages, define our strategy, design our services and is used to evidence the impact of the work we have done. This is a new role to further enhance our capacity to deliver the above. 

The post holder will be primarily responsible for our national Insights measurement tool and using this to inform our Spotlights policy report series. Insights takes data from local frontline services to build a national picture of the response to domestic abuse and to enable local services to better understand and evidence the impact of their work. Spotlights are a series of focussed online events, highlighting the specific issues and barriers faced by different “hidden” victims of domestic abuse. Each Spotlight combines research with a range of content produced by victims/survivors and services as well as a policy report, containing practice and policy recommendations.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate their experience of delivering quantitative research, in particular of managing, analysing and drawing meaning from large data sets alongside their excellent analytical skills and fluency in Excel and/or Access. You will also be able to evidence your experience of writing reports/briefings/guidance alongside that of delivering effective communication to a range of audiences. 

Through working with our internal experts (Practice, Communications and Public Affairs) you will use data and information to influence policy and inform practitioners, commissioners and government about the sector.  This is a great opportunity to see your research inform and improve the local and national response to 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 take a look over the job description and submit your application form and Equal Opportunity form to recruitment@safelives.org.uk by 10:00am on Monday 4th September 2017. First round interviews will take place in Bristol on 12th or 13th September 2017.

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please.

Job Description

Equal Opportunities form

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