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Swindon and Wiltshire SARC Manager

Positions available: 1
Salary: £33,724 – £38,344 dependent on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Holiday: 25 days annual holiday entitlement increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service per annum plus bank holidays
Base: Swindon & Wiltshire SARC Swindon, SN3 4RB
Contract: Permanent
Key responsibilities:
  • Operating as part of the charity’s Management Team and based at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Swindon, the primary duties of the SARC Manager are to:
  • Provide leadership and management to staff, ensuring the needs of service users remain central to all the service does;
  • Directly lead and line manage the administrators and the SARC Team Leader.
  • Formulate and implement Sexual Violence strategies and operational plans and take a lead role in local and regional Sexual Violence strategy partnerships;
  • Represent the charity and service, effectively influencing multi-agency stakeholders employing diplomacy, tact and negotiation;
  • Conduct proactive service outreach to educate, inform and improve service utilisation and accessibility across the county;
  • Monitor and regularly report on charitable grant funding and contractual KPIs
  • Proactively lead on the development and achievement of service compliance: information governance, accreditations, training, safeguarding, equality and diversity information, quality assurance.
Essential requirements:
  • Management qualifications at degree level, equivalent experience or a vocational qualification;
  • Understanding of sexual violence including the impact on victims and their children and the legal and practical remedies available to these clients;
  • Agreement for completion of enhanced DBS and police vetting on successful appointment;
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills;
  • Experience leading teams through change;
  • Development of services, teams and staff – including personal and professional domains;
  • Support internal and external governance processes exercising a mature approach to risk;
  • Working within legislative / regulatory frameworks and using this application to develop, influence and encourage partnership working;
  • Delivering change management and growth within an organisation;
  • Demonstrable IT mastery with Microsoft products – Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, MS Teams;
  • Full driving licence, access to a car and the ability to travel across all areas of Wiltshire and on occasion Gloucestershire, Devon and Cornwall;
  • Due to the nature of the role the post holder will be required to provide a DNA sample for process elimination with the forensic provider.
Additional Information: If you are shortlisted for interview you will be subject to a social media check as part of our Safer Recruitment process. Any potential future offer of employment will be contingent on the satisfactory result of this social media check, conducted by a third party organisation. The successful applicant will also be subject to a Disclosure & Barring check as part of our Safer Recruitment process. 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 23rd April 2024
Expected date for interviews: 1st May 2024
by Tuesday the 30th April 2024, please assume that you have been unsuccessful 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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