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National Domestic Violence Workers

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    Charity & Not For Profit

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    Full-time Flexible

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    £27,177 to £31,525 per annum

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    about 1 year ago

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National Domestic Violence Workers 

Refuge opened the world’s first safe house for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Chiswick, West London in 1971. Since then the charity has grown to become the country’s largest single provider of specialist domestic violence services. On any given day, its national network of services supports over 6,800 women and children. Committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety, Refuge aims to empower women and children rebuild their lives, free from violence and fear. 

Position: National Domestic Violence Workers 
Location: London, National - Head office 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week 
Salary: £27,177 to £31,525 per annum 
Benefits: 28 days annual leave, Peoples Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme. 

Closing Date: 11th August 2019 
Interview date: 21st and 22nd August 2019 

About the role: 

We are looking for a domestic violence practitioner to join our dynamic peripatetic team. An exciting opportunity to enhance your experience in a variety of support roles including working in accommodation based services, independent domestic violence advocate, independent gender violence advocate, independent sexual violence advocate, and community outreach worker. 

Refuge will offer an extensive induction programme for the successful candidate including a programme of specialist training and the opportunity to gain a QCF Level 3 Award in Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work across a range of Refuge’s specialist services. 


You will deliver a high quality professional service to survivors of domestic violence living in our refuges, those who access our outreach service and independent domestic violence advocacy services. You will work from any of our National sites, providing cover for services who need additional staff. You may be required to travel including some Monday - Friday overnight stays during your assignments. 

Your role will involve providing invaluable practice and emotional support to men, women and their children advocating on their behalf in areas such as welfare, housing, courts, police and emotional support as well as supporting women to move to safe, permanent accommodation. 

About you: 

The successful candidates will be passionate about ending gender based violence and have experience of providing emotional and practical support in a paid or unpaid capacity. They will need to work flexibly and have strong organisational skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. The ability to work as part of an on-call rota is also essential. 

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpins all of our work. 

Other information: 

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first qualifications and credit framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme. 

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role. 

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post is however restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.