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Work with us to end domestic abuse, for good.

Working at SafeLives

Working at SafeLives is more than just a job.  Every single member of our team knows that the work they do has a direct impact on making more families safe from domestic abuse.

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.

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We offer flexible working arrangements, and provide a wide range of opportunities for staff to learn, develop and reach their potential.  At SafeLives, team working is essential to get the job done, so we value each individual’s skills and expertise, and support and encourage everyone to get involved and contribute to the work that’s going on across the organisation.

We are committed to equity, equality, diversity and inclusion and are working hard to build a team that reflects the UK population.

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. And we provide lots of support to make sure disabled people and those with health conditions are able to stay in work.

We have signed up to the VAWG sector anti racism charter.

Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural and religious identities and we have signed up to The Halo Code for workplaces.

SafeLives is a Living Wage employer.

Employee Benefits

At SafeLives, our employees are an important and valued part of our organisation, and we are keen to ensure that they are well motivated and happy. We consider the employee benefits as a means of rewarding and supporting the overall wellbeing of our employees.

We offer a variety of benefits such as flexible working, Pension Scheme, Childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work scheme, eye care vouchers, and Learning and Development opportunities.

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We work with a network of associates across the UK to deliver training, services and projects.  If you would like to join our associate network, please get in touch.

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Current vacancies

SafeLives Board of Trustees

We are currently at a very exciting stage of the organisation’s development, having recently appointed a new CEO. This is an opportunity to contribute to our new strategy, building on over 20 years’ work towards ending domestic abuse and re-defining our role to maximise our impact for survivors and families.

As society changes, our work has never been more complex nor more essential to transform the response to domestic abuse. We are reaching out to all communities, especially those marginalised with a differential experience of accessing services, support and treatment. We work with partners to ensure that services are free from all inequality and discrimination.

The Board of Trustees are a vital part of our SafeLives community.  The Board is responsible for the charity’s strategy and supporting the growth and viability of the organisation. Through their expertise and knowledge, trustees oversee the delivery of our strategic and operational aims, always with an unwavering focus on our mission and purpose.

We are now looking for three new trustees to join the SafeLives Board.  As well as bringing new expertise, we want candidates who bring a range and breadth of experience and who may represent the voices we are missing.

We are looking for people with skills, expertise, and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Strategy
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • People and Culture, with experience of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
  • Digital transformation and Technology
  • Government, Policy, and System Change

If you feel you don’t have enough expertise in the above areas but are driven to support our mission and believe you can make a valuable contribution, we will welcome a conversation with you.

How to apply

We are a national charity, and much of our work is done remotely so we want to attract candidates from all UK nations.

To apply, please upload your CV or an extended biography together with a short supporting statement by the 21st of June 2024.

Please ensure that your application fully addresses the requirements for the role. We ask for the names, positions, organisations, and telephone contact numbers of two referees, relevant to this role. References will only be taken once your express permission has been granted.

There will be two interviews for the positions. One will take place online and one in person, with the opportunity to meet staff members.

The interview dates are scheduled for: 1st round: w/c 8th July in London, 2nd round: w/c 15th July in Bristol.

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