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Director of External Relations
Reports to: CEO
Hours: Full time
Location: London, with frequent travel around the UK including regularly to our Bristol office
SafeLives is a creative, practical organisation dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Since 2005 we have constantly looked to evidence, the voice of survivors and practical expertise from across the UK to create improvements in the way domestic abuse is prevented, identified and addressed.
As well as being known for incubating new research and practical interventions to address the risk of domestic abuse, SafeLives has the ability and motivation to replicate and scale good practice so that victims, survivors and their children all over the UK can benefit. Last year, SafeLives’ interventions helped over 60,000 adults increase their safety, and many more children.
We haven’t yet gone far enough. Radical change is still needed to not just reduce the impact of domestic abuse, but also reduce the prevalence of the problem so that fewer individuals and families are touched by it in the first place. Two million people indicated they had experienced domestic abuse last year and we know that those experiences, a significant majority of which were amongst women and girls, have a ripple effect into all areas of someone’s life and future. For this reason, we need to take our own initiatives - both existing and those still to come - and the partnerships we can forge with others, and influence those with an ability to reduce the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse
About the Role:
As SafeLives' Director of External Relations, you will lead the organisation on developing and implementing our influencing strategy, forging and maintaining great relationships with the really wide array of people who are vital to our work. You will identify and help us pursue opportunities to develop, replicate and scale what we do, securing the support and income we need to help all individuals and families live safely and well, whoever and wherever they are in the UK.
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 recruitment pack and submit your 500 word cover letter, CV and equal opportunity form by 10.00am on Monday 4th November 2018. First interviews will take place in London the week beginning 19th November 2018.
No agencies please.