People Engagement Worker x 2

Salary : £22,866 (pro rata) per annum rising to £23,227 (pro rata) per annum on successful completion of probation

Hours : 18.5 hours per week

Holiday : 25 days annual holiday entitlement increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service per annum plus bank holidays (pro rata)

Base : Pool, Cornwall and Plymouth, Devon

Contract : Fixed term until 31 July 2023 with the potential for extension subject to future funding

application form – part one
application form – part two
Optional Equal opportunities form
Role profile

We are looking for two passionate and talented People Engagement Workers to join our growing and high-performing service.  This role would be ideal for any individual with lived experience.  If you, would like to work for a leading domestic abuse and sexual violence charity in a rewarding role where you will really make a difference, then join us at First Light.

Key responsibilities:

  • To embed the role of people engagement within First Light, carrying out an analysis of current participation work across the service and relevant partners and groups in order to develop a strong program of events and activities.
  • To work at amplifying the voices of victims and survivors, including through identifying people who can safely and powerfully share their stories more widely.
  • To establish a range of mechanisms for engaging with victims and survivors, considering in particular the diverse and intersectional needs of different people and ensuring engagement is accessible.
  • To proactively engage with people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence who face the most marginalization and experience the greatest barriers to support.
  • Developing mechanisms for engaging with children and young people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • To establish a formal Victims and Survivors forum/panel, ensuring their voices are heard; working in a trauma informed way to proactively encourage engagement.
  • To support and encourage all staff within the service to integrate user participation in daily practice as well as service development and provision of training.
  • To create a communication outlet across First Light and relevant partners to share participation work and future opportunities; to share and use lived experience in an appropriate way to break down barriers and adding to the quality within the support provided.

Essential requirements:

  •  Full Driving Licence and access to a car
  • Experience of working in or knowledge of the domestic abuse and sexual violence charity sector
  • Lived experience and/or a good understanding of domestic abuse and sexual violence and its impact on individuals and families.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to establish and manage relationships with a wide variety of people

Added benefits:

  • A comprehensive induction and training programme.
  • Access to external supervision which is a safe space to discuss personal or emotional responses to traumatic or difficult cases, to ensure emotional and psychological wellbeing.
  • Health and wellbeing resources including our staff Wellbeing group.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme which includes a comprehensive 24/7 telephone helpline offering medical, emotional and financial support.

Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check. Please note that due to our policies regarding COVID-19, some staff may sometimes be required to work from home.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00am Friday 17th June 2022

Expected date for interviews: Monday 27th June

If you do not hear from us by 25th June 2022, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.

To apply: Due to Safeguarding requirements we are unable to accept CVs as part of your application, or employ any candidate who has been a client of First Light within the last two years. Please complete both sections of our application form that can be found at the top of this page and email to . Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile, which is a combined job description and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.