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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 whole families. We welcome applications from women and men, and actively seek applications that reflect the diversity of the UK.

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.

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Please also look at our equity, equality, diversity and inclusion action plan. SafeLives holds significant influence and therefore responsibility too. Our plan sets out concrete actions we'll be taking in 2020/21. 

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Drive: Expert Advisor – Development Lead

Position: Drive Expert Advisor - Development Lead
Reports to: Drive National Programme Lead
Hours: 37.5 hours per week with flexible working hours
Salary: £36,000 - £38,000 per year plus London weighting
Location: Combination of home working, with travel when required to local Drive delivery sites, SafeLives Bristol office and the London offices for SafeLives (Borough) and Respect (Cambridge Heath) Covid19 lockdown situation allowing
Travel: You may be required to travel extensively throughout England and Wales
Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2023
Benefits: A generous package including 25 days holiday a year and public holidays, employee pension scheme with employer contribution, access to childcare voucher scheme, cycle to work scheme

About this role
The Drive Partnership - Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance – believes domestic abuse is not acceptable or inevitable. The Drive Project works with high-harm, high-risk and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse in multiple sites across England and Wales to prevent their abusive behaviour and protect adult and child victims. And it works. A study by the University of Bristol shows that the Drive intervention reduces abuse

At the same time as delivering the Drive intervention in specific sites, we are working across the domestic abuse specialist sector, public sector partners and beyond to develop sustainable, national systems change that responds to all perpetrators of domestic abuse. Our vision is that one day agencies in all PCC and local authority areas across England and Wales – backed by national leaders - will work together to disrupt domestic abuse and challenge and change perpetrator’s behaviour.

This Development Lead post will work primarily on the continuous development of the Drive intervention model which explicitly targets high harm high risk perpetrators of domestic abuse. The model is based on an intensive case management approach working alongside a co-ordinated multi-agency response with the primary aim of reducing the number of child and adult victims of domestic abuse. You will draw together national learning from the delivery of the Drive model to share across sites and improve the Drive model whilst also informing and learning from our wider system change work.

If you’re passionate about ending domestic abuse and interested in ensuring perpetrators are risk managed and supported to change, wherever they live in England and Wales, we want to hear from you. We would particularly welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and across all protected characteristics, particularly from people from the following under-represented groups:
• People from racialised communities
• Deaf and Disabled people

We always welcome and support applications from those who have personal experience of domestic abuse.

If you would like to organise a call to discuss this post further, please contact the Drive Director kyla.kirkpatrick@safelives.org.uk, or National Programme Lead rosie.jarvis@respect.uk.net

Main purpose of role
The Expert Advisor - Development Lead will be responsible to the National Programme Lead and Drive Director assisting them with the ongoing development of the Drive project model and practice. This development will be based on learning from practice and data analysis from delivery sites and from learning from our work that focuses on national systems change. It will include:

• Developing and codifying Drive model and practice
• Sharing learning and development across a wide range of stakeholders
• Developing approaches to ensure the voice of those who have gained understanding of domestic abuse through lived experience is involved, considered and reflected in our learning and development work
• Developing appropriate approaches to ensure that the Drive service user experience, progress and feedback is considered and reflected in our learning and development work

The post will be responsible for ensuring that all development work, at its core, reflects the needs of minoritised groups

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, CV by 9.00am on 5th November 2020. First Interviews will take place w/c 9th November.

No agencies please.

Job description


Lead Trainer and Assessor 

Reports to: Head of Learning and Development 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £32-38,000
Location: Flexible (home, Bristol office or London office) with regular travel across UK
Contract: 12 month fixed-term
Benefits: A generous package including 25 days holiday a year and public holidays, employee pension scheme with up to 4% employer contribution, childcare voucher scheme, Cycle2Work scheme, flexible working  
Who are we?
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good. 
We work with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse. We want what you would want for your best friend. We listen to survivors, putting their voices at the heart of our thinking. We look at the whole picture for each individual and family to get the right help at the right time to make families everywhere safe and well. And we challenge perpetrators to change, asking ‘why doesn’t he stop?’ rather than ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ This applies whatever the gender of the victim or perpetrator and whatever the nature of their relationship.  
Last year alone, nearly 11,000 professionals working on the frontline received our training. Over 65,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 85,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last three years, over 1,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.  
Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone. 
Position context
Our training programme significantly improves the ability of domestic abuse professionals and other frontline responders and organisations, including police, children’s social care staff, and corporate HR and community teams, to identify and respond to domestic abuse and closely linked issues. We take a holistic approach, looking at the whole family and the connections between them to keep families safe sooner, and offer a whole range of training products to develop people who support them, including accredited professional training (e.g Idva, Ypva), accreditation of specialist DA services (Leading Lights), and bespoke services for public, voluntary and commercial organisations.   
Our training programme across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland aims to create:  • user value: with learners who attend our training feeling more confident and better equipped to fulfil their role   • social value: with measures showing professionals who attend our training provide more effective interventions for those who experience abuse   • financial value: responsible for generating around a third of SafeLives’ annual income 
You will be part of the SafeLives learning and accreditation programme, with shared responsibility for developing, delivering and continuing a range of courses from within our suite.  
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, CV by 9.00am on 26th November 2020. First Interviews will take place WC 03 December.

No agencies please. 

Job description


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