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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

Crisis Workers – Swindon and Wiltshire SARC

Salary: £40 retainer per 12-hour shift (including admin time for emails/e-learning) then:

£12.50 per hour when supporting a client
Admin – covering SARC office (per hour) £9.00
Supervision (1 hour per month) £9.00
Meetings (per hour) £9.00
Awareness training (per hour) £9.00
Training (per hour) £9.00

Shifts: Maximum of 4 shifts per week:

Monday night 7pm to 7am
Tuesday night 7pm to 7am
Thursday day 7am to 7pm
Saturday day 7am to 7pm
Saturday night 7pm to 7am
Sunday day 7am to 7pm

Base: Swindon and Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre

Contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Swindon and Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) as a Crisis Worker. Working as a member of a small, dedicated team, you will provide on call services to victims of rape and sexual assault. As a Crisis Worker you will be working within a forensically clean environment, supporting the victim, offering a forensic medical examination (carried out by a trained Sexual Offence Examiner) and providing the victim with information for onward support services. There is a requirement to adhere to the Sterility Policy whilst in the SARC and you will be required to provide a sample of your DNA for elimination purposes only. This sample will be stored confidentially by the police. You will be exposed to highly sensitive information and your engagement should be within the context of a non-judgemental and confidential service. The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis and there may be a requirement to work outside of the set working hours due to length of time supporting a victim in the SARC. A full clean driving license, use of a reliable car and business insurance are essential, as is the ability to reach the SARC from your home address within 45 minutes from call-out time.

To apply: All applicants will be police vetted and subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme and it is essential that you have the capability to travel to the SARC by car. 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 16th July 2019

Expected date interviews : Monday 22nd July and Tuesday 23rd July 2019

If you do not hear from us by Friday 19th July, 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 assessment.

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 Crisis Worker role profile please click here

Health Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Salary: £21,140 per annum

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Base: Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Truro

Contract: Fixed term 15 months

We are currently delivering the Safer Cornwall contract for Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s. A full time vacancy has arisen for a Health IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) role starting in July this year for a fixed term of 15 months. This role will focus on supporting victims of domestic abuse within the Health response, and we are looking for people who are highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.

The role of Health IDVA will be to provide a pro-active service to victims of domestic abuse to keep them safe and the post holder will work within a multi-agency setting to develop comprehensive safety and support plans. Key to the success of this role is the use of advocacy and partnership working skills to ensure, through liaison with both the victim, hospital staff and partner agencies, that clients get the services they need and to which they are entitled.

Candidates will have sound knowledge of the impact of domestic violence on victims and experience of multi–agency working to support a victim’s safety and future development. It is expected that candidates will have experience of direct work with victims of domestic abuse at a crisis stage, of conducting risk assessments and of managing the safety planning process. Candidates must also have knowledge of safeguarding procedures and an understanding and commitment to the Equality, Diversity & Human Rights agenda.

To apply (female only) : This post has a genuine occupational qualification under the Sex Discrimination Act, Section 7(2)b so females only need apply and all applicants will be subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme. 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 16th July 2019

Expected date interviews : Friday 19th July 2019

If you do not hear from us by Thursday 18th July, 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 Health IDVA role profile please click here

Self-employed Associate Counsellor

Salary: £30 per session

Working hours: Maximum 4 sessions per day, Monday to Friday 9 to 5

Base: Various Locations throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Contract: Bank staff

First Light are funded by Safer Cornwall to provide Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s. This service is called Safer Futures. We are now recruiting a bank of self-employed counsellors for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and these roles will start as soon as possible following the recruitment process. We are looking for professionals who are qualified to Level 4 Diploma standard or higher, and have relevant experience in the specialism of working with (either or all) adults, children and young people who have been victims of sexual violence or domestic abuse at some point in their lives. Our age range of clients is from 5 years old upwards.
We are looking for counsellors who have been trained in one of the humanistic models and who can preferably work in an integrative style. You will be offering a maximum of 9 sessions per adult client and 12 sessions for 18’s and under. You must be experienced and confident in working in a time limited way. You will also be experienced in child protection and adult safeguarding protocols. We are also looking for counsellors who have group facilitation experience to hold group work of up to 6 clients per group.

You are required to have the use of a laptop so you can access our client management system for writing notes and keeping other client records, as well as access to a mobile phone. Due to the numbers we are recruiting and the geography of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, interviews for these self-employment opportunities will be staggered over the next few months. There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

As a member of our bank of self-employed counsellors, you must also;
• Hold Professional Indemnity Insurance for a minimum of £2m; and
• Be GDPR compliant.

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, or to speak to Angela Jenkins to discuss this role in more detail.

CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Friday 26th July 2019

Expected date interviews : The selection process is likely to be staggered and take place on various dates after 5th August 2019

If you do not hear from us by 5th August 2019, 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 Self-employed Associate Counsellor 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

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