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Working at SafeLives is more than just a job. Every member of our staff team knows that their work has a direct impact on making more families safe from domestic abuse.

If you believe in our vision of a UK where every family is safe, do consider applying to work with us. This page will be updated with all our current vacancies as they arise.  Our work affects entire families and we welcome applications from women and men and actively seek applications that reflect the diversity of the UK.

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SafeLives' associate consultants work with us to deliver exciting projects across the country. We're always on the look out for new consultants to join our team - if you're interested in becoming a SafeLives associate, get in touch.

SafeLives is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and associated parties to share this commitment.


National Marac Development Officer (MDO) - Scotland

Reports to:                 Head of Knowledge Hub

Hours:                        37.5 hours per week

Salary:                        £35,000

Location and Travel: Scotland - Home Based (close to good transport links) with extensive travel across Scotland and a requirement for overnight stays. Occassionals travel is expected to SafeLives' Bristol and London offices. 

Contact:                      Maternity cover until December 2019

Benefits:                     A generous package including 25 days holiday a year and public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, childcare voucher scheme and cycle to work scheme.

About the role

SafeLives, a UK-wide domestic abuse charity, has been awarded a grant by Scottish Government to continue the Marac Development Programme until June 2020.

Victims at high risk of serious harm or murder from domestic abuse deserve a robust and timely response no matter where they live but despite much progress in recent years, vast inconsistencies remain in the operation of Marac across Scotland.

To address this, SafeLives will work in partnership with a range of local and national partners to further embed the 10 principles of an effective Marac and enhance the effectiveness of multi-agency working across Scotland in order to hold perpetrators to account and help ensure that every victim and child can be safe from harm and fear – no matter what their circumstances are or where they live.

How to Apply

If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please take a look over the job description and submit a 500 word cover letter, CV and equal opportunity form by 16.00pm on Monday 14th January 2019. First interviews will take place in Edinburgh on 21st January 2019.

No agencies please.    

Job Description




HR Administrator

Hours:              37.5 hours per week

Salary:              £19,323 - £25,425, dependent on experience

Location:          Central Bristol, with occasional travel within the UK.

Contract:          Permanent

About SafeLives:

We are SafeLives, a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. We combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. Our experts find out what works to stop domestic abuse. Then we do everything we can to make sure families everywhere benefit. It works: after getting the right help, more than 60% of victims tell us that the abuse stops. SafeLives is about making sure all families become safe, and stay safe in the long-term. Our work will look at all victims, at all levels of risk, and their children. And we will work out how to change perpetrators’ behaviour too. 

About the Role:

We’re looking to develop our new HR structure and this new role will be key in embedding and supporting our values and behaviours. This is a real opportunity for an experienced HR Administrator to develop their first point of contact advice and support experience, and support a fast-moving organisation driving real change in the domestic abuse sector.

You will oversee the smooth running of transactional HR administration and operational processes, with a particular responsibility for recruitment. Reporting to a HR officer you will be expected to act independently and respond to standard HR and process queries, ensuring more complex issues are passed to the HR officer. You will support the HR officer and line managers across the full range of HR responsibilities such as L&D, Reward and Recognition and performance management.

The ideal candidate will have experience of providing similar support as part of a HR function and will either have, or be willing to work towards, their CIPD Level 3 qualification. As part of a new functional structure you will need to be adaptable as it develops and able to quickly establish effective working relationships across all levels of the organisation. You will also be able to provide a responsive and accurate service to remote based teams.  

How to apply

If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please submit your CV and 500 word cover letter and equal opportunity form by 10.00am on Friday 25th January 2019. First interviews will take place in Bristol on 30th January 2019.

Job Description


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