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Domestic Violence/Abuse Services Manager

Islington and Haringey Refuges

Job Reference No. SWA2604

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring an end to the harm caused by domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to manage 5 refuges across Islington & Haringey and a floating support service in Haringey.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, demonstrable understanding of all forms of VAWG and of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence both in refuge settings and the community.

You will be responsible for leading a staff team of approximately seven plus volunteers across six sites. You will be directly managing three staff members. You will need direct experience of managing  refuge provision, operational experience of need and risk assessment tools and the ability to provide leadership and direction. The post offers opportunity for training and development although a minimum of two years management experience is needed for this role.

SALARY:  Solace Band 6b: Salary £35-£36,000 per annum depending on experience.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week. You are also required to take part in the on-call rota and are paid separately for this.

CONTRACT:  Permanent

CLOSING DATE:  Thursday 19 October 2017

INTERVIEW DATE:  Monday 30 October 2017

Please have a look at our Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 19 October 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

**This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Section 7(2)e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act**

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

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