current vacancies

ELRC Volunteers

key objectives:

nia provides a wide range of services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. 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 a range of support services to women and girls affected by sexual violence; including an Information & Support line, counselling, advocacy and group workshops.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to become part of our team.

Our volunteers support women through our Information & Support telephone line, providing emotional and practical support to survivors of sexual violence, their friends, family and other professionals.

You will get:
• The opportunity to provide invaluable support to survivors of sexual violence from within a feminist framework
• The opportunity to volunteer within a leading, London-based women’s sector organisation
• Full supervision & support
• Internal training on violence against women, safeguarding, helpline skills, organisational systems & policies
• A professional reference against the advertised Volunteer Profile that can be used for future employment.

Ideally, volunteers will:
• Have an interest in, and understanding of, issues relating to male violence against women and girls
• Be available for one of the below interview dates and all of the below training dates
• Be able to commit to volunteering for 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months

Travel expenses incurred during volunteering (to a specified amount) will be reimbursed with receipts.

How to apply:

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.

If you would like to speak to someone about volunteering, please contact Rosa Bennathan (Volunteer Co-ordinator) on 020 7683 1270.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1). nia welcomes applications from women who reflect the diversity of its client group and community, particularly women who speak and write languages in addition to English.

APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND ALL OF THE TRAINING DATES BELOW:

Friday 26th October full day 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 27th October full day 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 2nd November full day 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 3rd November full day 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 9th November full day 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10th November full day 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 16th November full day 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 17th November full day 10:00 – 16:00

salary : n/a

closing date for applications : 08 October 2018

Interviews will be held on15 and 17 October 2018

ELRC Volunteer

nia-Huggett Women’s Centre Volunteer

key objectives:

About the Huggett Women’s Centre

The Huggett Women’s Centre is a woman’s service located in the heart of Dagenham. The services we offer are provided by women for women and girls from Barking and Dagenham and beyond, including group-work, discussion events, creative activities, social action and specialist support and advocacy for women and girls aged 11 and over.

The Centre is a vibrant, welcoming and fully accessible venue, a haven for women and girls to be supported, build positive relationships and challenge the multiple and complex disadvantages they experience. For example, gender inequality, race, class and poverty, sexuality, disability and domestic and sexual violence and exploitation.
We are currently looking for a team of inspirational and dedicated women to join our team as Huggett Women’s Centre Volunteers!

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the pioneering work at the Huggett Women’s Centre. There will be lots of opportunity to learn about the work we do here, get involved in your local community, gain skills and develop knowledge about male violence against women and girls. Training will be ongoing, with regular contact with the Volunteer Coordinator. All volunteers will be asked to complete admin and data entry tasks as part of this role although we aim to tailor the volunteer experience to the individual as much as possible.

No ‘formal’ experience is necessary to apply for this role. Life experiences, family, hobbies and interests are just as valuable as any formal work or voluntary experience you may have. We do ask that our volunteers are reliable and trustworthy, value the diversity of the Centre in terms of age; ethnicity; sexuality; faith; ability and class and that all our volunteers are committed to creating a supportive and welcoming space for women and girls regardless of their background.

Hours: Minimum 4 hours per week with flexible hours

All travel costs will be reimbursed up to the value of £15 (£5 food if volunteer shift is over 4 hours or over lunchtime and up to £10 travel)

Applications can be returned via email to administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk or by leaving the application at the Reception Desk at the Huggett Women’s Centre. If you need further information about completing your application, please contact Katie on 0203 813 2955

Training Dates:

Friday 2 November 2018 10am – 3pm
Monday 5 November 2018 10am – 3pm
Monday 12 November 2018 10am – 3pm

You must be available to attend all initial training. nia will provide child care in the Huggett Women’s Centre crèche with trained crèche workers

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

salary : n/a

closing date for applications : 28 September 2018

to be confirmed

nia-Huggett Women’s Centre Volunteer

Placement Counsellors

key objectives:

The East London Rape Crisis Counselling Service provides face to face counselling for women who have experienced recent or non-recent sexual violence. The service is available to women from the London boroughs of Redbridge, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Newham.

Project aims:
The counselling service aims to provide women with space, safety and support to enable them to heal at their own pace. The counsellor will provide therapeutic support for up to one year to women who have experienced recent or non-recent sexual violence

Placement requirements
We are looking for counsellors who will commit to 3 hours per week for 12 months, and who are willing to work in any of the East London Boroughs.

You will be required to attend fortnightly supervision provided by the counselling service and to carry out administration tasks to support the clinical work.

You will be a member of BACP or UKCP and will have completed your initial Counselling qualification to Diploma level. You will be working towards accreditation or registration with some post-qualifying experience of working with survivors of gender based violence.

You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children

Placement Counsellors for the East London Rape Crisis Service are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1.

Placement Counsellors will be expected to have their own Professional Indemnity Insurance and ideally a current enhanced DBS check.

When completing the ELRC counsellor application form, please address the requirements of the included Placement Counsellor job specification and detailing whether enhanced DBS is held and details of Personal Indemnity insurance. Completed applications can be returned to revans@niaendingviolence.org.uk , or by post marked Private and Confidential to: the nia project PO Box 58207 London N1 3XP

the nia project is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

salary : n/a

closing date for applications : 17 October 2018

Interviews will be held on7 November 2018