current vacancies

Senior IRIS Advocate Educator - Hackney

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About IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (Hackney)

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training, support, referral and recording programme for primary care staff. It is a targeted intervention for patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former domestic violence from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS provides training and education, clinical enquiry tools and health education resources to general practice teams. IRIS provides a named contact for patient referrals and advocacy to patients experiencing current or former domestic violence. IRIS is centered in partnership work, with primary care and specialist third sector agencies coming together to deliver services and promote work across the historical gap.

nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney. This work is funded to September 2020 with the possibility of an extension.

PSU – Problematic Substance Use Service (Hackney)
PSU operates in Hackney to ensure that women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence affected by problematic substance use are provided advocacy and support. PSU promotes inter-agency awareness and coordinated service delivery between violence against women and problematic substance use agencies

The Senior IRIS Advocate Educator will play a key role in developing and maintaining IRIS and PSU projects undertaken within Hackney, supporting the Advocacy Service Manager to manage the staff and projects the service provides in order to provide high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self motivated woman who is passionate about supporting survivors of domestic abuse. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@ niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

salary : £27,000 - £30,500 (funded until September 2020, extension possible)

closing date for applications : 30 December 2019

Interview date7 January 2019

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Specialist Young Women’s Advocate

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nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

nia is excited to announce the launch of a unique pan-London project for minoritised young women. The project is a partnership between 12 leading organisations (WGN, Ashiana, IKROW, London Black Women’s Project, Solace Women’s Aid, nia, Southall Black Sisters, Respond, Jewish Women’s Aid, Galop, Advance and Imkaan) in the VAWG sector established to provide advocacy, specialist mental health advocacy, counselling, resilience and prevention programs for minority young women and girls experiencing violence against women and girls, mental health and/or multiple disadvantage.

This project is funded by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

Hours: 35 (including occasional evenings and weekends)

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and reflective practitioner who is able to engage young women based on mutual collaboration, trust and empowerment. It is essential you have a strong commitment to eradicating male violence against women, challenging systems and structures to ensure the rights and needs of minority YWG’s are protected and promoted. We are seeking those practitioners who are passionate about developing and delivering young women and girl centred services that are rooted within a trauma-informed feminist framework, recognising multiple and overlapping oppressions.

You will receive specialist training on an advocacy model that has been co-created by young women and girls. You will provide packages that increase practical skills development; health improvements and social achievement. You will be well versed in advocating on behalf of YWG to multi-agency services to ensure support, protection and choice for the YWG you represent. Simultaneously, you will raise awareness and increase access to services through community engagement, assertive outreach and prevention programs that build resiliency targeting young women in non-traditional outreach settings e.g. music venues. One aspect of this post is to support the development of a thriving ‘Experts by Experience’ voice to drive the project.

We are seeking women who wish to bring innovation and creativity to the service. If this is who you are then we would really like to hear from you. Highly organised and motivated you’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women, young women and girls to be safer.

We particularly encourage applications from minoritsed women, young women with lived experience and those who have experience of accessing services as a young woman/child.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to
administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and is open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

salary : £25-000- £28,500 (dependent on qualification & experience)

closing date for applications : 17 December 2019

Interview date23 December 2019

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Service Manager (Specialist Refuges)

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About The Emma Project – a pioneering service for women who are escaping domestic and sexual violence and who use substances problematically; more than a third of the women who have lived in the refuge have also been exploited through prostitution. The women who enter the project have frequently been excluded from and/or refused access to other types of refuge provision. The outreach and support worker operates as part of the Emma project staffing.

About Daria House – a refuge for women who have been sexually exploited, with a particular focus on supporting women who been exploited through involvement in prostitution. We offer non-judgemental support, information and advocacy. We help women to access housing and welfare benefits, legal advice, healthcare, drug and alcohol services and other specialist services for women in prostitution

Hours: 35 per week

The post is currently funded until 31st March 2021 with a possibility of further funding.

The Service Manager will be responsible to ensure effective service delivery within this service area, supporting the Director of Operations to manage the staff and projects the service provides in order to provide high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic abuse.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self motivated woman who is passionate about supporting survivors of domestic abuse. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

CV’s will not be accepted.

Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

salary : £33,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience and qualification)

closing date for applications : 30 December 2019

Interview date7 January 2019

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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) Hackney

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nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding SafeLives Leading Lights accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard. The IDVA team provides a specialist service to victims who are at high-risk of serious harm or homicide from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children.

The post is funded until 31st March 2021.

We are looking for highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women and girls. You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@ niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

salary : £25,000 - £28,000 (inclusive of London weighting)

closing date for applications : 09 December 2019

Interview date16 December 2019

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IRIS Advocate (P/T)

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nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. IRIS is a collaboration between LB Hackney (public health) and nia. The IRIS Advocate will work alongside the Senior IRIS Advocate Educator to roll out the service across the City and Hackney borough and support women referred to the service.

nia has been awarded funding by the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS.

We are recruiting for the following post on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.

Hours: P/T – 7 hrs p/w

We are looking for highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women and girls. You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@ niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post will be subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check, but this does not necessarily exclude applicants, and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

salary : £25,000 - £28,000 (£5,000 - £5,600 pro rata)

closing date for applications : 09 December 2019

Interview date16 December 2019

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Van Driver (Exiting Prostitution Advocacy)

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nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

Hours: 8 -16 (most shifts will take place between 10pm and 2am)
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We are looking for a highly organised and self- motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women and girls. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will be a confident driver with a clean license.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@ niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and is open to Black women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

salary : £13.73-£15.65 per hr (dependent on qualification/experience)

closing date for applications : 22 November 2019

Interview date28 November 2019

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Pan London Advice Caseworker (Sexual Exploitation and Problematic Substance Use)

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nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

Hours: 35 (including evening and night-time)
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This is a specialist post that will form part of the wider, Ascent Advice and Counselling partnership, which is a pan London Violence against Women and Girls advice service. The Caseworker will provide advocacy, support and advice to women who have experienced sexual and domestic violence with a particular focus on: women who have been sexually exploited; including those who have been trafficked or through their involvement in prostitution or women who have experienced sexual/domestic violence and who use substances problematically.

The post holder will provide a pro-active woman-led service that includes: the provision of advice, carrying out risk and needs assessment & working as part of the Ascent advice service and in collaboration with a range of agencies. This is a pan London project and will involve travel across London. It will also involve night time outreach.

We are looking for a highly organised and self- motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women and girls. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

To apply visit our website www.niaendingviolence.org.uk and download a job profile and application pack. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@ niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

Closing Date: 10am, 22 November 2019

salary : £25-000- £28,500 (dependent on qualification & experience)

closing date for applications : 22 November 2019

Interview date28 November 2019

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Counselling Manager, East London Rape Crisis.

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nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

East London Rape Crisis provides confidential specialist support to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, including rape and childhood sexual abuse. Our services include: an Information and Support line, Advocacy and Counselling services.

nia is an approved member of Rape Crisis England and Wales, an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system

Hours: Part time: 28 hours per week
Term: Permanent

We are looking for an exceptional woman to lead our counselling team. You will be BACP accredited and have substantial counselling/therapeutic experience with women and girls.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

salary : £28,800- £30,400 (£36,000- £38,000 pro rata)

closing date for applications : 18 November 2019

Interview dateto be confirmed

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Self Employed Counselling Supervisor – East London Rape Crisis

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We are currently recruiting for a Counselling Supervisor to supervise a small group of counsellors in Waltham Forest. You will provide supervision and support for a small group of qualified Counsellors in accordance with BACP Ethical Guidelines. The group is held fortnightly for two hours on Thursdays

East London Rape Crisis Counselling Service provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence. The service is for women of all ages and girls over 13, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred.

nia is a member of Rape Crisis (England and Wales), an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system.

Hours: 2-4 hours fortnightly
Term Currently funded until March 2019 with a possibility of extension
Salary: £40.00 ph

You will provide supervision and support for a group of volunteer Counsellors in accordance with BACP Ethical Guidelines. The group is held fortnightly for two hours on Thursdays. The role is based in Leyton.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending male violence against women. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You must be BACP or UKCP accredited, have a back ground of working with survivors of sexual violence and have experience and a qualification in individual and group therapeutic supervision.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to administrator@ niaendingviolence.org.uk or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

salary : £40.00 per hour

closing date for applications : 30 October 2019

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