Job Vacancies

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.

Current Vacancies

Helpline Response Team Advisor

Salary: £17,550 per annum

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

Base: Truro

Contract: Permanent

First Light 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. This role will start as soon as possible following the recruitment process. 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.

For an informal discussion, please contact Sam Campbell on 01872 241711.

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: 5 pm Wednesday 26th February 2020

Expected date for interviews : Monday 9th March 2020

If you do not hear from us by Friday 6th March, 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 view the Helpline Response Team Advisor role profile please click here

Children and Young Person’s Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (CYP ISVA) – Exeter and Devon

Salary: £21,140 per annum

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Base: Exeter

Contract: 2 year fixed term contract

First Light is the lead agency for the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Service in Devon and Cornwall. The ISVA service is a specialist service providing care and guidance to victims of sexual violence across Devon and Cornwall. ISVAs provide outreach and in reach to those in need of support during a criminal investigation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Children & Young People’s ISVA to cover Exeter and parts of Devon.

The successful candidate will be based at a location in Devon and will work collaboratively with the existing CYP ISVA (newly in post) to develop positive working relationships with partner agencies to ensure we are meeting as may child and young people victims as possible.

The purpose of the role is to reduce the long-term impact of sexual violence for children and young people, their families/carers and all agencies involved, through early intervention, support and solutions for victims.

The post holder will work within a multi-agency setting to help develop this new child service and will be pro-active to deliver high quality, non-judgemental tailored support and care plans to children and young people who are victims of sexual violence, abuse or exploitation. This includes support through the criminal justice process, advocacy and emotional support.

You will risk assess and help keep children safe maintaining accurate and efficient case records. You will advise clients of the context of the services within the child protection and criminal justice frameworks and help children and their families access their rights, other services where required and monitoring and keeping them informed of the case progress.

The post holder will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis. The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working with children, young people and their families within a similar setting.

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

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: 5:00 pm Monday 2nd March 2020

Expected date for interviews : Monday 16th March 2020

If you do not hear from us by Friday 13th March, 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 view the CYP ISVA role profile please click here

Volunteering

We also have volunteer positions available. For more information, please click here.

Safeguarding

First Light has a commitment to safeguarding. Please see our attached policies on adult and child safeguarding, together with our policy on safer recruitment.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here