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Vacancies and Volunteering

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.

 

VACANCIES

Therapeutic Coordinator

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Holiday: 6 weeks annual holiday entitlement per annum (plus bank holidays)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Truro/Redruth/East Cornwall

First Light have recently won the Safer Cornwall seven-year contract to deliver Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s. We are now recruiting a Therapeutic Coordinator for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and this role will start as soon as possible following the recruitment process. We are looking for a person who is qualified to Level 5 Diploma standard or higher, is accredited by their professional body, has substantial experience in counselling and / or psychotherapy, and is a dynamic self-starter.

As the Therapeutic Coordinator, you will be responsible for the triage and assessment of clients’ needs and directing them to the most appropriate therapeutic intervention. This role will also include managing waiting lists and the maintenance of a bank of suitably diverse qualified therapists. It is essential that you have the capability to travel within Cornwall, and you will be based in our offices in Truro, Redruth or Bodmin.

There will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure Barring Check (DBS) and police vetting.

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 Karen Barnitt to discuss this role in more detail. CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 19 June 2018

Interviews are likely to take place on: Thursday 28 June 2018

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 27 June, 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.

First Light has a commitment to safeguarding. Please see our attached policies on adult and child safeguarding, together with our policy on safer recruitment.

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 read the Therapeutic Coordinator role profile please click here

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

Helpline Team Leader

Salary: £26,000 per annum (pro rata)

Holiday: 6 weeks annual holiday entitlement per annum pro rata (plus bank holidays)

Working hours: 30 hours per week

Base: Truro

First Light have recently won the Safer Cornwall seven-year contract to deliver Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s. We are now recruiting a Helpline Team Leader for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to start as soon as possible following the recruitment process. We are looking for a person who is highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.

As the Helpline Team Leader, you will be responsible for managing and developing the Helpline Team to ensure a quality service is provided. Your role will include contributing to the operational direction of the service, and ensuring that the views of our service users are paramount in developing this provision. It is essential that you have the capability to travel within Cornwall and there will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure Barring (DBS) Check.

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 speak to Mel Francis on 01872 241711 to discuss this role in more detail. CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Wednesday 27th June 2018

Interviews are likely to take place on: 5th or 6th July 2018 in Truro

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 4th 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.

First Light has a commitment to safeguarding. Please see our attached policies on adult and child safeguarding, together with our policy on safer recruitment.

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 read the Helpline Team Leader role profile please click here

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence service Case Coordinator x 3

Salary: £17,500 per annum

Holiday: 6 weeks annual holiday entitlement per annum (plus bank holidays)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Cornwall – Redruth, Truro or East Cornwall

First Light have recently won the Safer Cornwall seven-year contract to deliver Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Community services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in partnership with Barnardo’s. We are now recruiting three Case Coordinators for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. These roles will start as soon as possible following the recruitment process. We are looking for people who are highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis.

As a Case Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating the support for domestic abuse and sexual violence cases, enabling victims to access appropriate interventions and liaise with partner agencies. Your role will also include reviewing service plans and interventions with victims, and documenting progress to assist in a plan to move to independent sustainable living.
It is essential that you have the capability to travel within Cornwall, and there will be a requirement to apply for a Disclosure Barring (DBS) Check and possibly Police Vetting.

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 speak to Mel Francis on 01872 241711 to discuss this role in more detail. CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Wednesday 27th June 2018

Interviews are likely to take place on: 5th or 6th July 2018 in Truro

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 4th 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.

First Light has a commitment to safeguarding. Please see our attached policies on adult and child safeguarding, together with our policy on safer recruitment.

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 read the Case Coordinator role profile please click here

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Salary: £20,000 – £23,690 per annum (dependent on ISVA qualification and experience)

Holiday: 6 weeks annual holiday entitlement per annum (plus bank holidays)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 (with flexibility)

Base: Teignbridge, the South Hams, half of East Devon and Exeter

Contract: 1 year fixed term contract

First Light will be the lead agency for the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Service in Devon and Cornwall from October 2018. The ISVA service is a specialist service providing care and guidance to victims of sexual violence across Exeter, Devon and Cornwall. ISVAs travel across the region in Devon, with a main base in Exeter, providing outreach and in reach to those in need of support during a criminal investigation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated ISVA to cover Teignbridge, the South Hams, half of East Devon and Exeter. The post will be employed by First Light but will be temporarily seconded to North Devon Health Care Trust until 1 October 2018, at which point the Devon ISVA service will transfer to First Light. The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly across Devon, which may also require them to work outside of normal working hours at evenings and weekends.

The post holder will work in a multi-agency setting to provide a proactive service to victims of sexual violence within and outside of the criminal justice system. They will work proactively to risk assess and support client needs, and develop a comprehensive support plan to help keep victims safe. The key to the success of this role is the use of advocacy and partnership working skills to ensure victims are supported throughout the criminal justice system from report to court, and to access services to which they are entitled. They will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focused and inclusive service as outlined in the Victim Code of Practice.

The post holder will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis. The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working with vulnerable adults within a similar setting.

This post is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, part 1, schedule 9. There will be a requirement to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Check (DBS) and police vetting.

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. CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 3rd July

Interviews are likely to take place on: Tuesday 10th July in Plymouth

If you do not hear from us by Friday 6th 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.

First Light has a commitment to safeguarding. Please see our attached policies on adult and child safeguarding, together with our policy on safer recruitment.

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 read the ISVA role profile please click here

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here