37.5 hours per week, Homebased (with regular travel to London/Bristol offices and across UK)
Who are we?
We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone, for good.
We work with organisations across the UK to transform the response to domestic abuse. We want what you would want for your best friend. We listen to survivors, putting their voices at the heart of our thinking. We look at the whole picture for each individual and family to get the right help at the right time to make families everywhere safe and well. And we challenge perpetrators to change, asking ‘why doesn’t he stop?’ rather than ‘why doesn’t she leave?’ This applies whatever the gender of the victim or perpetrator and whatever the nature of their relationship.
Last year alone, nearly 11,000 professionals working on the frontline received our training. Over 65,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 85,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last three years, over 1,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.
Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.
This post sits with the Innovation team and the Quality and Innovation Directorate and leads our new and developing areas of work to deliver our Whole Picture Strategy.
The Innovation team works with partners across traditional sector boundaries to understand the complexity of domestic abuse and its links to other experiences. We lead our organisational Authentic Voice, placing it at the heart of all we do, supporting SafeLives Pioneers and survivors across communities to turn their experience into expertise and use their unmediated voice to influence practice and policy, and lead change.
The role requires a motivational communicator with strong interpersonal skills; bringing transparency and honesty to build equitable and trusting relationships with experts of lived experience and practice. You will lead a small project team and react confidently and pro-actively in a rapidly changing environment bringing expertise and leadership to support a wide range of work streams.
You will combine all our values with your comprehensive and innovative practice experience and creative mind-set, focussing on working alongside survivors and partners to coordinate and facilitate innovative, dynamic and pragmatic solutions, broadening the variety of ways that help and support is offered and what it looks like.
You will use a big picture thinking approach to work collaboratively to understand complex issues, develop ideas and build creative responses, delivering new ways of working in a fast changing, challenging and untested environments aimed at improving the options, experience and outcomes for children and young people, adults and families.
You will work enthusiastically across all SafeLives teams to ensure the best possible skillset and expertise is available to scope out and design new pieces of work including research, practice, communications or influencing opportunities.
Benefits include a generous package including 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Work scheme, 365 days a year Employee Assistance Programme, flexible working.
If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please take a look over the job description and submit a 500-word cover letter, CV and equal opportunity form.
Closing date: 9.00am on 4th May 2021.
SafeLives is a committed provider of equal opportunities for all, please see our job description for full details.
No agencies please.