West Midlands
£23,400 pa plus excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Do you have a significant understanding of domestic abuse and its effect on women and children and substantial experience of managing a caseload? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire and support positive change for the people they work with? Then join us as a Programme Facilitator and play a vital role within our Domestic Violence Perpetrators Programme in the West Midlands.

Right now, My Time, a division of Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Male Domestic Violence Programme Facilitator to join them. My Time is a supportive organisation that gives its clients time and space to rethink their lives and discover new ways to tackle problems. Their Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP) has Respect’s SMP standard.  The service is committed to keeping women and children safe whilst offering the support and opportunity to men who have been abusive within their intimate relationships to address their behaviours.

Working closely with another facilitator, you’ll deliver a structured intervention as part of a rolling programme to individuals who have perpetrated domestic abuse towards their intimate partner. As well as managing a caseload and challenging any emotive and volatile situations arising within the group, you’ll ensure important feedback regarding the safeguarding aspect of victims is reported as high priority and maintain close links with victim support service caseworkers. Keeping records that are accurate, up‐to‐date and in line with Respect practice standards will be important, as will staying aware of current and developing legislation regarding Domestic Abuse issues for both the victim and perpetrator. When it comes to developing relationships with local stakeholders and supporting the DVPP Lead’s in marketing the service and maintaining referrals and assessments, again, we'll rely on you.

To succeed, you will need a recognised qualification in counselling and psychotherapy or a degree in psychology, health and social care or equivalent demonstrable experience within the field. Flexible in your approach to working hours, you also have a proven ability to manage conflicting demands and priorities. You’ll also need an understanding of the need to offer an integrated service to both male perpetrators and to the women who have experienced domestic abuse. Knowledge of CBT, experience of challenging cognitive distortions and awareness of patterns of behaviour in domestic abuse perpetrators are all ‘must haves’ too. Solution‐focused and outcome driven, with an open and encouraging approach, lots of tact and diplomacy and good verbal and written communication skills, you're also able to lead by example and supervise and motivate others in a group work setting.

The salary for this post is £23,400.00 per annum.

This post is offered as a fixed term contract ending 31st August 2021

We are looking for a Male Programme Facilitator.

The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Paragraph 1 applies to this post.

We are committed to increasing our diversity and we would welcome applications from those with lived experience and/or who are from a BAME background.

It is a mandatory requirement of the application process for this post that candidates submit a CV and Supporting Statement, thus only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification,  will be considered for an interview.

The closing date for this post is 20th January 2021 at 11:59pm, however we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date if sufficient applications are received prior.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days' annual leave plus statutory bank holidays and a contributory pension scheme after a qualifying period.

So, get inspired today and take the first steps towards a more fulfilling career.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between us we have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together we believe we can lead the way in evidence‐based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.


Posted on: 06 January 2021
Closed date: 20 January 2021
Tags: Support Worker