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Senior Policy and Communications Officer, Drive Project
Reports to: Drive Project Head of Communications, Public Affairs & Policy
Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours per week) or 4 days; flexible working considered.
Salary: £34,000-£38,000 depending on experience (plus £3000 London weighting if applicable)
Contract: Fixed term to end March 2022 with the possibility of extension
Location: Bristol/London/Remote (with occasional travel across UK)
Benefits: A generous package including 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Workwork 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.
The Drive intervention works with high-harm, high-risk and serial perpetrators of domestic abuse in a number of sites across England and Wales to prevent their abusive behaviour and protect adult and child victims. A study by the University of Bristol shows that the Drive intervention reduces abuse by responding to the perpetrator and increases safety for victims and survivors.
Purpose & Context
The Drive Partnership programme of work has two main objectives. This post holder will support delivery of both objectives as part of the Communications, Policy and Public Affairs team:
1. Rolling out operational delivery of the Drive intervention in other areas of the country
2. A wider, national systems change programme to influence a transformation in the response to all perpetrators of domestic abuse across England and Wales.
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 midday, Wednesday 28th July 2021.
No agencies please.
Senior Training Coordinator
Reports to: Operations Manager, Training Team
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Band C: £23,141 - £29,452 dependent on experience
Contract: 12 months fixed term
Location: Bristol (home during Covid Pandemic) (with occasional travel across UK)
Benefits: A generous package including 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Work scheme, 365 days a year Employee Assistance Programme.
The Senior Training Coordinator will provide effective and efficient co-ordination of resources and support for the Training Team and the learners across all of SafeLives’ training programmes by effectively leading, line-managing and motivating a small team of Training Coordinators.
SafeLives’ Training Team develops the knowledge and skills of professionals responding to victims and survivors of domestic abuse, whether adults, young people or children. The programme includes sectorleading accredited training - foundation and expert courses - for independent domestic violence advisors (Idvas) and independent domestic abuse advocates in Scotland (Idaas), independent sexual violence advisors (Isvas), domestic violence and abuse outreach workers, and other frontline workers who come into contact with people experiencing domestic abuse. This includes the delivery of Domestic Abuse Matters, a change programme for police officers and staff in England, Wales and Scotland.
SafeLives is very proud of its reputation for high quality training programmes, and your role in maintaining our standards and delivering for learners will be vital. The successful post holder will support a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will get an insight into all the workings of a charity which is well regarded and innovative and will support colleagues and learners to fulfil our values; rigorous, human and brave.
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 5.00pm, Wednesday 28th July 2021.
No agencies please.