Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Caseworker
3 days (21 hours) per week (with possibilities of extension)
Salary: £27,000 per annum pro rata
Fixed term contract with possibilities of extension
25 days annual leave pro-rata (plus Christmas/New Year break)
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights and feminist organisation led by and for Latin American migrant women in the UK. Our work is dedicated to supporting the immediate and long-term needs of Latin American migrant women exposed to violations of their fundamental human rights; facing violence against women and girls, exploitation or trafficking; enduring difficult living and working conditions in low paid jobs, and facing barriers to social protection.
LAWRS’ Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) holistic specialist programme supports Latin American women affected by VAWG (e.g. domestic abuse, sexual violence, harmful practices, trafficking for sexual exploitation and other forms of gender based violence) into safety and protection and in rebuilding their lives free from violence.
The post holder will be responsible for providing high quality and proactive specialist VAWG advice, appropriate support and advocacy for Latin American women and girls 16+ affected by VAWG, including harmful practices, ensuring that LAWRS service and quality standards, as well as legal requirements are fulfilled.
This post is open to Latin American women only* in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and LBTQ+ candidates as they are currently underrepresented within the team.
How to apply: Please note that we do not accept CVs. If you are interested in this position, please download the application and equal opportunities forms provided and send them in Word format to LAWRS Recruitment via email quoting the reference CASEW20 in the email subject. We regret that late applications cannot be accepted.
Please note that only applicants with the right to work in the UK covering the full duration of the contract will be considered for this position.
Closing date for applications: Monday 20th July 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 27th July 2020
*women who identify as Latin Americans (1st and 2nd generation) and speak Spanish and/or Brazilian Portuguese
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.