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Domestic Abuse needs to stop. Help us make it happen.
Devon Domestic Abuse Support Service is an exciting and innovative project, delivering a range of domestic abuse services across Devon. Join us at a time of growth and development to support victims and children and help perpetrators change their behaviour.
Splitz recognises the importance of the well-being of our staff and all post holders are provided with independent clinical supervision alongside supervision and case management. We offer 25 days annual leave in addition all bank holidays (FTE) and the opportunity for some working from home. We are proud to be an all-inclusive service, supporting victims regardless of: age, gender, sexuality, or relationship status. We welcome applications from all of our community
Funded by the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, we are looking to recruit a confident and committed practitioner to join our Devon service, supporting our domestic abuse and sexual violence service within GP practices across North Devon.
IRIS is an exciting programme aimed at improving the health care response to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
As part of a team of three Advocate Educators in Devon, this role will provide on-going support for female patients affected by DVA (domestic violence and abuse) and SV (sexual violence). The role also provides training and advice for health care professionals.
Experience in a support or care role would be an advantage. The successful candidate will demonstrate a knowledge of domestic abuse and sexual violence and show an aptitude for supporting people. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
POST: IRIS Advocate Educator (DVA and SV)
SALARY: £21,811 - £23,377 pro rata
HOURS: 28 hrs per week (may consider a job share)
TENURE: Contract until 31st March 2023
CLOSING DATE: 12 noon Monday 7th February 2022
INTERVIEW DATE: 10th February 2022
Working as part of the Smart Communities team you will deliver professional advice and support and project delivery to a variety of clients. Typical clients include community groups from diverse ethnic backgrounds as well as other community organisations, social enterprises, private sector and statutory organisations.
- Delivering consultancy projects either individually or as part of a team to include the tasks described below.
- Working with the Somerset Diverse Communities team to support community groups from diverse ethnic backgrounds to develop their activities and structures to enable them to flourish.
- Enabling community based organisations to develop their skills and confidence in bid writing, governance, finance and planning so they can thrive and grow.
- Identifying income opportunities through your work and informing your line manager, contributing to developing bids/projects.
- Contributing towards the overall strategic aims of the organisation.
- Implementing a work programme as agreed with your line manager to meet the key performance indicators.
- Taking part in training that is relevant and appropriate to the post as approved by your line manager.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Bid writing support and fundraising
- Assisting organisations to develop funding plans for their projects or activities.
- Offering guidance on and write funding bids for clients.
Community engagement and consultation
- Identifying and promote relevant funding opportunities to clients.
- Carrying out community consultation projects as required by clients. This should be carried out in the most appropriate way to ensure it is inclusive, effective and robust.
- Writing reports as part of project delivery that are well written and fulfill the project brief.
- Plan, manage and deliver specific projects as required.
- Deliver community consultations for a wide range of organisations including social enterprises, charities, parish councils, community buildings, and statutory bodies.
Information and Promotion
- Working with the team to promote and market Smart Communities services.
- Produce regular articles or blogs for the Smart Communities website and social media.
- Provide and deliver training events on relevant topics as appropriate.
- Keep up-to-date with national and local issues, trends and developments, which are relevant to the job role and likely to influence the work of Smart Communities.
- Represent and promote the work of Smart Communities with current and potential clients, funders, statutory bodies, businesses, social enterprises and voluntary sector organisations, partners and communities including representation on relevant bodies.
- Support the development of the Somerset Social Enterprise Network.
- Be an active member of the Smart Communities team and to share knowledge and information with colleagues.
- Signpost enquiries to appropriate support and guidance if Smart isn't the right organsation to help.
- Liaise with and represent the wider CCS group.
- Assist the Business Development Officer, the Smart Communities Manager and the Development Manager to tender for pieces of consultancy work, designing and drawing up proposals and contracts using our templates and processes.
- Deliver consultancy projects to budget, in time and to the brief agreed.
- Support social enterprises to enable regeneration, social change and improve quality of life.
- Complete weekly timesheets.
- Undergo an annual appraisal and regular supervisory sessions.
- Attend regular team meetings (in person and online).
- Attend the organisations events.
- Attend other local, regional and national events as appropriate.
- Travel to office on a regular basis.
- Access to a reliable broadband connection.
- Full current driving licence and access to a reliable car insured for business purposes.
- Able to attend occasional evening / weekend meetings with communities as required.
*This role is home based and flexible working. Attendence at the CCS office in Taunton and county wide travel will be required*
To apply please submit your CV and a (maximum 2 page) covering letter detailing your interest in this position and how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Exeter Community Initiatives is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Project Worker to join its Transitions project. Transitions aims to help vulnerable adults to improve confidence, connect with others and find strategies to become more resilient and independent. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to facilitate groups and support relationship building.
- Contribute to the promotion of the project to staff and clients from the relevant agencies
- Contribute as needed to the recruitment, training & support of a team of active volunteers to support the project
- Contribute to the processing of applications from potential clients, assessing their needs and suitability for the project
- Undertake case work as directed by the Project Coordinator
- Support the process of matching clients with volunteers and supervise the relationship throughout its duration
- Contribute to the facilitation of group workshops and the development of content, activities & self-help resources
- Contribute to the facilitation and development of social & peer support opportunities for clients
- Support the collection of monitoring data for the project and contribute to the reporting & evaluation processes as directed
- Contribute to the wider development of the service, e.g., geographically, targeting different client groups and exploring possible new initiatives
- Be aware of and follow ECI policies and procedures, with particular attention to safeguarding, health and safety, and equality and diversity
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.