current vacancies

Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

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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 2018 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 : £26,000 - £29,500

closing date for applications : 06 October 2017

Interviews will be held on19 and 20 October 2017

Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

Problematic Substance Use Advocate

key objectives:

nia has been awarded funding by London borough of Hackney to deliver advocacy support to women affected by problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence.
About IRIS – Identification and Referral to Improve Safety
IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. nia has been awarded funding by Public Health in the borough of Hackney to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney.
We are seeking to recruit to the following post of Problematic Substance Use, the post will also support the delivery of the Hackney IRIS service for 7hrs/week.

The PSU/IRIS advocate is responsible for supporting women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence service, promoting inter-agency awareness and coordinated community responses.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about supporting survivors of domestic and sexual 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 : £19,200 - £22,000 (subject to experience and relevant qualification)

closing date for applications : 06 October 2017

Interviews will be held on the19 October 2017

Problematic Substance Use Advocate

Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)

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About IDVA – Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)
In Newham we provide IDSVA (Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy) services.

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. An ISVA is located within nia’s East London Rape Crisis service. nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding CAADA/Safe Lives Leading Light accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard for General Help with Casework.

The Senior IDVA will play a key role in developing and maintaining Newham IDVA service, supporting the Advocacy Services Manager to deliver a high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic abuse at highest risk. The Senior IDVA is responsible for the management of the staff and volunteers.

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. In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken in Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Romanian, Russian.

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 : £26,000 - £29,500 (subject to experience and relevant qualification)

closing date for applications : 06 October 2017

Interviews will be held on20 October 2017

Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Newham)

Team Leader (Specialist Refuges)

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Daria House is nia’s specialist accommodation based service for women who have been sexually exploited; particularly those who been exploited through their involvement in prostitution.

The service is currently funded until 31st March 2021

The Team Leader is responsible for ensuring the day to day effective and efficient operation of the refuge, resettlement services and outreach functions of Daria House: nia’s specialist accommodation based service for women who have been sexually exploited; with a particular focus on those who been exploited through their involvement in prostitution.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about supporting 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.

CV’s will not be accepted.

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).

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 : £26,000- £29,500 (depending on qualifications & experience)

closing date for applications : 01 October 2017

Interviews will be held on11 October 2017

Team Leader (Specialist Refuges)

nia Huggett Women’s Centre Volunteer

key objectives:

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!
All volunteers will be reimbursed up to the value of £5 for Lunch and £5 for travel for one day each week.

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.

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.

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 need further information about completing your application, please contact Katie Elliott on
0203 813 2955

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 : n/a

closing date for applications : 19 September 2017

Interviews will be heldend September/early October 2017

nia Huggett Volunteer

ELRC Volunteer

key objectives:

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 violence against women 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

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to: administrator 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 Amelia Batrouney (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:

Thursday 5th October full day 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 6th October full day 10:00 – 16:00
Monday 9th October evening 18:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 10th October evening 18:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 17th October evening 18:00 – 21:00
Saturday 21st October full day 10:00 – 16:00
Monday 23rd October evening 18:00 – 21:00
Friday 27th October full day 10:00 – 16:00
Friday 3rd November full day 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 4th November full day 10:00 – 16:00

salary : N/A

closing date for applications : 19 September 2017

Interviews will be held on25 & 29 September 2017

ELRC Volunteer

Sessional Counsellors – East London Rape Crisis

key objectives:

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist support for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence or abuse.

The women who work and volunteer at ELRC offer confidential and independent support. Services include emotional and practical support, one-to-one counselling, group support and advocacy. The service is provided across Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Redbridge, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

nia is a professionally 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.

You will deliver one to one counselling to female survivors of sexual violence within a feminist framework and be responsible for administration including use of CORE. You will ideally be able to provide a minimum of 5 ours counselling a week, and to provide a service for up to a year.

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 should be BACP or UKCP accredited- or at a minimum be registered and be ready to apply for accreditation- and have experience of working with survivors of sexual violence.

Counsellors will ideally be able to commit to 12 months

Please email your CV, addressing the requirements of the attached Sessional Counsellor job specification and a covering letter detailing whether enhanced DBS is held and details of Personal Indemnity insurance to revans@niaendingviolence.org.uk, or by post marked Private and Confidential to: the nia project PO Box 58207 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 : £30.00 per hour

closing date for applications : 31 October 2017

Interviews will be held inSeptember 2017

Sessional Counsellors – East London Rape Crisis