Peer Mentor Coordinator
Location: Hybrid Working; Office in Islington and across 8 WiSER boroughs/home working
Salary: £33,500 -£35,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term to 31st March 2023
Vacancy Reference: S121
Closing date: 23/05/2022, 5pm
Interview date: 26/5/2022
Solace is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, particularly women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
About the Service
The WiSER Project (Women’s Safe Engagement and Recovery Project) began in April 2018 and has had year on year funding since then. WiSER is in its fifth year and we work across 8 London Boroughs. The service provides an intensive outreach intervention and model of support for women experiencing VAWG and severe and multiple disadvantage. The service aims to improve outcomes across the following key areas of clients’ lives: access to support and services, health and safety, economic wellbeing, opportunities to enjoy and achieve.
In 2020 the WiSER Project expanded its service offer and piloted a peer mentoring strand. The peer mentoring work was a success and we are into year 3 of the service.
About the Role
The Peer Mentor Coordinator will oversee and develop the Peer Mentor Service. The role involves recruitment, training and supervision of peer mentors with lived experience who will go on to provide support to WiSER service users.
Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and vision for the establishment of high-quality peer-led mentoring services and models of support with the ability to plan and over-see all avenues of development.
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the intersection between domestic abuse and multiple disadvantage and have experience of working with people affected by severe and multiple disadvantage: homelessness, substance use, mental health issues, insecure immigration status, prostitution and offending behaviour.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
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