Vacancy for Violence Against Women and Girls Advice Worker 

Working pattern: 3 days per week (21 hours)
Contract length: Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020
Salary: £24,758 Pro-rata

Benefits: Nest pension, 25 days annual leave (pro-rated for part-time) + public holidays (FTE) + the office is also closed between Christmas and New Year

IMECE Women’s Centre is recruiting for a skilled advice worker to provide high quality advocacy and support to survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG). You will work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver risk management plans to ensure women’s safety.

The post holder is expected to provide one-to-one crisis intervention support service to survivors of violence against women and girls. You will be responsible for advocating on behalf of survivors of all forms of VAWG in a range of settings and managing and reviewing your cases.

The successful candidate will have significant proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of VAWG and to organise and facilitate workshops and discussion sessions with English and Turkish speaking women. You will understand the legal system in how it relates to survivors of domestic violence and have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential. Applicants will be fluent in Turkish and English (Kurdish is highly desirable) and have experience of working with women, providing advice, information and advocacy on domestic violence as well as related areas such as housing, welfare benefits, domestic violence, health and education. An understanding of the issues affecting women, particularly VAWG, as well as the skills and ability to conduct casework in a sensitive and professional manner are essential requirements for the post.

IMECE Women’s Centre stands against all forms of violence against women and girls. We are a women-only centre aiming to improve the quality of lives of women from Black Ethnic Minority backgrounds, particularly from Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities by providing a wide range of services including individual counselling and group work activities.

An enhanced criminal records (DBS) check will be required for this role.

Closing date for applications: 14 October 2019 at 12 noon
Interviews: 24 and 25 October 2019

The full job description and person specification can be downloaded here

To apply:

· Complete the Application Form
· Complete the Candidate Monitoring Form
· Return completed forms to no later than the closing date/time, clearly stating in the subject line “Application for VAWG Advice Worker post”

IMECE Women’s Centre is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women and Turkish Speaking due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.