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People Engagement Worker

Positions available: 1
Salary: £24,467 (pro rata) increasing to £24,853 (pro rata) on completion of probation
Hours: 30 per week
Holiday: 25 days (pro rata) rising incrementally to 30 days (pro rata) after five years, plus all bank holidays.
Base: Plymouth
Contract: Permanent
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
Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring check and a social media check. Please note that in some roles staff may be required to work from a home/office base in accordance with our Hybrid Working policy.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 09:00 Tuesday 5th March 2024
Expected date for interviews: 14th March 2024
If you do not hear from us by 13th March 2024, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.
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 application form below. 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 email [email protected] or ring 03458 121212 to request an application.
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