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Vacancies and Volunteering

As a growing organisation, we’re often on the look-out for passionate, determined and committed people to join our award-winning team.

You might want to join us because

  • We are considered experts in our field; we provide specialist support
  • We are a people focused organisation and consider it a privilege to meet, engage and support somebody at their moment of crisis
  • We are often the first people that a somebody has told about violence or abuse – a responsibility we take extremely seriously
  • We listen, empathise and see people that use our services
  • We believe that people have a choice whether to engage with us. We will always respect their life choices
  • We encourage people to find their voice, empower them to make positive change in their lives and thrive in a positive future
  • We stand beside people, often advocating on their behalf to get better outcomes

We particularly welcome applications from people who share our vision, mission and organisational values.

VACANCIES

Children and Young People’s Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) / IDVA

Salary: £23,343.92 – £24,000 per annum (after successful 6 month probation)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00)

Base: Mid Cornwall

Contract: Permanent

First Light have recently won the Safer Cornwall seven-year contract to deliver Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s.  First Light are now recruiting for a new Children and Young People’s IDVA/IDVA who will work for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  We are looking for people who are highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.

The role of Children and Young People’s IDVA / IDVA will be to provide a pro-active service to children and young people who are victims of domestic abuse to keep them safe.  Providing a premium service to those assessed at highest risk. The post holder will work pro-actively within a multi-agency setting (including MARAC & MARU) to develop comprehensive safety and support plans to help keep victims safe. Key to the success of this role is the use of advocacy and partnership working skills to develop a network of agencies, professionals and forums that will identify and refer cases.

The CYP IDVA will act as a champion for young people raising awareness of the severity of the abuse young people experience and the sources of support available across Cornwall. The post holder will develop new care/referral pathways to enhance local structures and practices.

The post holder will also provide a pro-active service to adult victims of domestic abuse to keep them safe.  Providing a premium service to those assessed at highest risk. The post holder will work pro-actively within a multi-agency setting (including MARAC) to develop comprehensive safety and support plans to help keep victims safe.

It is essential that you have the capability to travel within Cornwall.  You will be provided with a lease car for work purposes.

There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and police vetting.

This post is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, part 1, schedule 9

To apply: Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.   CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 18th September

Expected date for interviews in Truro : 26th and 27th September 2018 in Truro.

If you do not hear from us by Tuesday 25th September, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To read the CYP IDVA/IDVA role profile please click here

First Light’s recruitment procedures are in line with recommended best practice to safeguard all adults, children and young people who use our services. It is vital that all of our staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and expectations of our staff are set out in the following safeguarding policies which are regularly updated to meet the local safeguarding board requirements. For more information on the data we process, why we process it, our legal basis, how long we keep it and the rights of prospective employees, please see our Fair Processing Notice for Prospective Employees.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

To read our Fair Processing Notice please click here

Case Co-ordinator

Salary: £19,500 per annum

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00)

Base: East Cornwall

Contract: Permanent

First Light have recently won the Safer Cornwall seven-year contract to deliver Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s.  First Light are now recruiting for a new Case Coordinator who will work for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  We are looking for people who are highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.

As a Case Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating the support for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence cases, enabling victims to access appropriate interventions and liaise with partner agencies.  Your role will also include reviewing service plans and interventions with victims, and documenting progress to assist in a plan to move to independent sustainable living.

It is essential that you have the capability to travel within Cornwall.

There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply: Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.   CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 18th September

Expected date for interviews in Truro : 26th and 27th September 2018 in Truro.

If you do not hear from us by Tuesday 25th September, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To read the Case Co-ordinator role profile please click here

First Light’s recruitment procedures are in line with recommended best practice to safeguard all adults, children and young people who use our services. It is vital that all of our staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and expectations of our staff are set out in the following safeguarding policies which are regularly updated to meet the local safeguarding board requirements. For more information on the data we process, why we process it, our legal basis, how long we keep it and the rights of prospective employees, please see our Fair Processing Notice for Prospective Employees.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

To read our Fair Processing Notice please click here

Helpline Response Team Advisor

Salary: £17,000 per annum pro rata

Working hours: 18.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00)

Base: Truro

Contract: Permanent

First Light have recently won the Safer Cornwall seven-year contract to deliver Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s.  First Light are now recruiting for a Helpline Response Team Advisor who will work for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  We are looking for people who are highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.

The helpline provides a single point of contact and gateway for those who have experienced domestic abuse within Cornwall and ensures they are able to access appropriate services.  The Helpline Response Team provide a support and assessment service to domestic abuse victims by conducting telephone-based risk assessments, safety plans, information and advice as well as appropriate onward referrals within the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence pathways.  The post holder will be expected to receive referrals, input data and contact victims referred to the Helpline by professionals, the public, the police and self-referrals, and provide a pro-active service to all victims of domestic abuse.

The post holder will effectively complete risk assessments, address immediate safety through safety plans, and provide information, advice and onward referral to ensure victims are supported to access services to which they are entitled.  The post holder will work closely with case coordinators and the High Risk IDVAs within First Light.

There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply: Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.   CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 18th September

Expected date for interviews in Swindon : 26th and 27th September 2018 in Truro.

If you do not hear from us by Tuesday 25th September, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To read the Helpline Response Team Advisor role profile please click here

First Light’s recruitment procedures are in line with recommended best practice to safeguard all adults, children and young people who use our services. It is vital that all of our staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and expectations of our staff are set out in the following safeguarding policies which are regularly updated to meet the local safeguarding board requirements. For more information on the data we process, why we process it, our legal basis, how long we keep it and the rights of prospective employees, please see our Fair Processing Notice for Prospective Employees.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

To read our Fair Processing Notice please click here

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering Opportunities

Click here to find out about current volunteering opportunities at First Light.