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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.

 

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

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 all genders, 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.

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.

We have signed up to The Disability Confident Scheme, which supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to their workplace. The scheme is designed to help us successfully recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. 

We have also signed up to The Halo Code for workplaces. Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees' racial, ethnic, cultural and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. 

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.

 

Scotland: Domestic Abuse Court Advocacy Accreditation Lead

Reports to: Head of Scotland
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week
Salary  : £35,000 - £38,000
Contract: Fixed Term March 2025
Location: Home based in Scotland (with regular travel across Scotland and occasionally the rest of the UK)
Benefits: A generous package including 26 days holiday a year and public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Work scheme, 365 days a year Employee Assistance Programme

Who are we?
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

Last year alone, nearly 13,500 professionals received our training. Over 70,000 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 four years, over 2,000 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.

Key purpose of role
This role has been created to lead a brand new programme, funded by the Scottish Government, to build consistency in how domestic abuse court advocacy provision is delivered across Scotland.  Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including an expert practitioner based within ASSIST, you will shape and guide work to develop the evidence base and an accreditation process that will support the creation of national standards for domestic abuse court advocacy services.  You will also be involved in creating a new training module on domestic abuse court advocacy to enhance the existing Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy (Idaa) training course.

You will scope, plan and lead the activity we have been funded for, to build a robust accreditation framework that includes service standards and training for DA court advocacy providers.  This will include establishing and working with a steering group to oversee the programme, and an accreditation panel to support implementation. You will also manage extensive engagement activities with multiple stakeholders from within and beyond the VAWG sector and the criminal justice system.  This includes creative engagement with survivors to ensure that lived experience is embedded throughout the process in line with SafeLives’ Authentic Voice strategy.  Likewise, in following SafeLives’ Equity Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) strategy, you will reach out widely to reflect a variety of perspectives, experiences and expertise in your work.

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, Wednesday 20th July 2022.

No agencies please.

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Lead trainer and assessor

Reports to: Senior Training Lead
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £34,670 to £38,000
Location: Flexible (Remote, Bristol office or London office) with regular travel across UK
Contract: 12-month fixed term contract (subject to 6-month probationary period)
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, cycle to work scheme

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, 8,577 professionals received our training. Over 75,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 95,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last six years, almost 3,000 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.

Key purpose of role 
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. 

How to apply
If 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 Friday 29th July 2022 @ 9.00 a.m.

No agencies please.

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