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

ISVA Team Leader

Pay Scale Information: Starting salary: £24,800. pa Subject to successful 6-month probation review  £25,300. pa
Dependent upon previous experience or taking on additional roles and responsibilities where there is a clear service need and is affordable and authorised by the CEO = £26,000

Base: Plymouth/Devon/Cornwall

Contract: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Team Leader to join our growing and rapidly developing Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA) Service in Devon & Cornwall. This role provides day to day leadership and supervision for the ISVA team in conjunction with the ISVA Manager.

The post holder will support the development of the ISVA team across Devon and Cornwall to provide improved accessibility to sexual violence services across Devon and Cornwall. In particular the role will support new service developments such as the Complex Needs ISVA, Male ISVA and the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors Accreditation, all of which are due to commence in 2020.

The Team Leader will provide advice, risk evaluation, support and information to all professionals working with victims of sexual violence, for victims and survivors of sexual violence and the general public. The post holder will lead in crisis situations and provide advice and guidance on child protection and adult safeguarding issues and information sharing concerns.

The candidate will respect and value the diversity of the community in which the service works in, providing a service that recognises the diverse needs of clients, ensuring the service is accessible to all. To work as part of a wider team which aims to deliver a high quality frontline service keeping the safety of victims of sexual violence central to all processes

All applicants will be police vetted and subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme

To apply : please complete an application form.
CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 13.00 hrs Monday 31st August 2020

Expected date for interviews : Tuesday 15th September 2020

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 16th 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 view the ISVA Team Leader role profile please click here

IDVA Team Leader

Salary: £24,800 pa

Base: Cornwall

Contract: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Team Leader to join our IDVA team in Cornwall. This role provides day to day leadership and supervision for the IDVA team. To be the lead in crisis situations and provide advice and guidance on safeguarding issues and information sharing concerns. The candidate must ensure that there is a consistent delivery of services to service users, including risk assessment, safety planning, referrals to other agencies and MARACs by monitoring work across the team.

The candidate will respect and value the diversity of the community in which the service works in, providing a service that recognizes the diverse needs of clients, ensuring the service is accessible to all. To work as part of a wider team which aims to deliver a high quality frontline service keeping the safety of victims of domestic abuse central to all processes
All applicants will be police vetted and subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme
Deadline for receipt of applications: 09.00 – 04th August 2020
Interviews are likely to be held on: 17th August 2020

To apply : please complete an application form.
CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am Tuesday 4th August 2020

Expected date for interviews : Monday 17th August 2020

If you do not hear from us by Tuesday 18th August, 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 IDVA Team Leader role profile please click here

Male ISVA (contracted)

Salary: £21,140 per annum

Base: Plymouth

Contract: Two Year Fixed Term Contract, Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

First Light have secured funding for a 2-year period to create an exciting new role for a male ISVA.  We are looking to appoint a male who will support male victims. This new post will work in collaboration with two local charities, Operation Emotion and Momentum who currently provide support for male survivors across Devon and Cornwall. They will assist First Light in developing increased access for male victims and work toward accrediting the ISVA service under Lime Cultures male standards. The post holder will be expected to travel across D&C so being able to drive will be essential. This new post will join an experienced Team of Adult and CYP ISVAs supporting victims of serious sexual assault and rape victims during the report to court process.

A Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and police vetting are required.

To apply : complete an application form.  Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have further questions, please contact the ISVA Devon and Cornwall Team Manager, Sharon Minty directly: Sharon.Minty@firstlight.org.uk  Ensure you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the person specification. CVs will not be accepted.

CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday 31st August 2020

Expected date for interviews : TBA

If you do not hear from us by Thursday 17th 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 view the Male ISVA role profile please click Here

Business Support Manager (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Base: Plymouth

Contract: Temporary Contract

First Light is a charity supporting people in Cornwall, Devon and Wiltshire who have been affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We are independent of statutory agencies, including the Police, and every year we help thousands of men, women and children in the South West to lead safer lives, free from violence and abuse.We consider the organisation to be a rewarding one for all individuals who are involved within it, and pride ourselves on our ambitious and nurturing nature.
We currently have an exciting opportunity available, based at our Plymouth office as our Business Support Manager to cover maternity leave. In this role, you will work closely with the CEO, Finance, HR Manager,Service Directors and managers, and must be able to forge strong relationships with funders, staff, volunteers and managers.
The primary duty of this role is to provide effective, efficient and responsive organisational systems, registrations and equipment which ensures First Light staff and volunteers can provide exceptional client-centred care and support. It is an operational role well suited to people who can work autonomously, like detail, can manage relationships and enjoy developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects and workstreams across a complex organisation. This post is a part of the Senior Management Team and includes line management responsibility.
You must be able to work flexibly across Devon and Cornwall, and there is a requirement to have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle to travel from Plymouth to Cornwall as often as is required, and you will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply : please go to our website https://www.firstlight.org.uk/vacancies for more information and an application form. Alternatively, call 03458 121212 to receive this by post.
CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Tuesday 28th July 2020

Expected date for interviews : Wednesday 5th August 2020

If you do not hear from us by Thursday 6th August, 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 Business Support Manager role 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