Work for SafeLives

“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

  • Head of Beacon Project
  • Trustees (2)


Head of Beacon Project

Hours: 22.5 hours per week over 3 days

Salary: £35-£42,000pa FTE based on a 37.5 hour working week, dependent on experience

Location: Ideally home based in Norfolk/ West Sussex with travel to Beacon Sites as required and additional travel within the UK. Other suitable locations will be considered.

Contract: Maternity cover for up to 12 months subject to the return of the postholder. We will also consider a secondment arrangement where supported by your employer.

SafeLives long-term mission is to end domestic abuse. We identify gaps, discover solutions and test new approaches that will transform the UK’s response to domestic abuse. Our vision is to create a model response to domestic abuse in every area, so that all families become safe more quickly, and stay safe in the long-term. 

Implementing our Blueprint and delivering our 10 year strategy is critical to this. A key part of this includes the creation of SafeLives ‘Beacon sites’ (in Norfolk and West Sussex) where we will pilot and evaluate our new One Front Door and Drive perpetrator approaches, together with a complementary range of new, specialist interventions – this role will be responsible for supporting and driving the local co-ordination and management of the implementation.

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of interventions complements the local landscape, policies/ systems/processes and for facilitating the implementation and supporting the evaluation of the project. Influencing national and local stakeholders is essential to the success of the pilot and when tested, the national roll out. This role will provide the expert advice and input to key strategic relationships including commissioners, funders, policy makers and partners at this level.

You will be responsible for providing expert advice on strategic, operational and practice issues related to the Beacon Project and work with the wider practice team keep developing our local approach, being current, flexible and effective in each site as well as to design interventions to address gaps in provision, and to raise the quality of existing provision.  

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate their experience of service delivery in the domestic abuse sector alongside the proven ability to work with and support multi-agency partners and their ability to communicate, present, challenge and influence credibly and effectively both operationally and strategically. You will need a solid understanding of safeguarding systems, processes and people as well as a clear understanding of commissioning in statutory/voluntary services. We are also looking for a proven and evidenced ability to manage multiple projects at a time while maintaining attention to detail.

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 and submit your application form and equal opportunities form to by 10:00am on Monday 15 May. First interviews will take place in London on 25 May.  This post is part funded by a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

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SafeLives is a national 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.

No one should live in fear. It is not acceptable, not inevitable, and together – we can make it stop.

You will be joining us at a hugely exciting time as our new strategy is underway. Your guidance and insight will help us lead and influence the future direction of the national response to domestic abuse, recognising how different forms of vulnerability are inextricably linked.

We are looking for two additional Trustees who are as committed as we are about ending domestic abuse and wider safeguarding issues to join a strong board with a highly entrepreneurial mindset.

With senior professional and strategic leadership experience in safeguarding - within a charity, Family Courts, healthcare environment or local government. This individual will have child safeguarding experience and ideally also adult safeguarding.

We are seeking to broaden the geographic breadth of the board with a Scottish based Trustee. This individual may (but not necessarily) have professional experience of working within domestic abuse, family safeguarding or a related field within the charity sector in Scotland.

If you believe in our vision of a UK where every family is safe and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please download the appointment brief below.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jess Stockford ( or Lottie Wihl ( Or call 0207 400 6373. 

Closing date: Friday 26 May

Meeting with Prospectus: Weeks commencing 5 and 12 June

Panel Interviews: Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 June

Trustees appointment brief

SafeLives and Prospectus are committed to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, sexuality, transgender status and working patterns.

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