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“This is a talented, committed team. They know about domestic abuse, and the absolute horror it causes, but they also know they can do something about it.   Something that works. Something that changes lives. I'm bursting with pride to be a part of that.”

 

Want to work with us to end domestic abuse, for good? Join us at SafeLives.

Work for us

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.

Work with us

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.

 

Current vacancies

 

Head of Public Affairs and Policy

Reports to: Director of External Relations

Contract: 9 months (maternity cover)

Salary: £40,000 pro rata

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday). Part time and other flexible working arrangements are also available.

Location: London, with regular travel to other locations around the UK, including our Bristol office

Benefits: A generous package including 30 days holiday a year, employee pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, cycle-to-work scheme

Purpose of role

Our public affairs work is changing the national conversation about domestic abuse, with both national and locally based elected representatives and the officials and colleagues who work alongside them. Our Head of Public Affairs and Policy ensures that those with the ability to make change, because of the funding or policy making role they hold, understand SafeLives’ mission and what our data, practice expertise and the voice of survivors is telling us about how to stop domestic abuse in the UK. In this role, offered as maternity cover, you will develop our policy influencing capacity and support our national roll-out of ground-breaking interventions to stop domestic abuse. You will also take responsibility for enhancing our reputation and supporting programmes across the organisation, including our consultancy practice, paid products and training and advice, and support to professionals.

You will be an experienced public affairs specialist with a background in policy influencing and extensive contacts. You will build relationships between SafeLives and its key public affairs audiences to enhance our influence, reputation and profile both locally and nationally, and maintain really great relationships with those who currently call on our existing Head of Public Affairs and Policy for advice and input.

You will be joining the organisation at a pivotal moment. Following consultation on its draft Domestic Abuse Bill, the Westminster Government expects to begin pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill in the autumn, introducing it to Parliament in the new session in 2019. New legislation on coercive control has also just been passed in Scotland. SafeLives has a significant interest in both of these pieces of legislation, both in its own right and in partnership with many others with whom you will need to work closely and effectively.

We welcome staff members who have themselves had an experience of domestic abuse, either directly or indirectly, whether they choose to discuss this openly or not.

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 apply via the link below by 10.00am on Tuesday 24th July 2018. First interviews will take place in London, exact to dates to be confirmed.

No agencies please

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Knowledge Hub Advisor

Reports to: Senior Knowledge Hub advisor

Hours:   Full Time 37.5 hours

Contract: Fixed Term until March 2020

Location: North East/North of England, with significant travel around the UK

Salary: £32,000 – 38,000 depending on experience

About the role

You will be part of a national Knowledge Hub working across England and Wales and linking closely with the Scotland Marac Development Officer. Rotationally, you will either be assigned to lead on providing interactive support and advice, for periods of no less than 6 months, or to deliver on regional activities across England and Wales including Sooner the Better and SafeLives Consultancy. You will use your detailed knowledge of domestic abuse and the best practice responses to support the delivery of our strategic objectives as described in the SafeLives blueprint and strategy for 2015-18. You will work closely with the SafeLives Practice Team, Research, Evaluation & Analysis and Marketing & Communications teams to develop and maintain up to date, expert advice and tools for professionals and act as the key contact for general queries. 

You will be part of a team that is the primary SafeLives contact externally and will have specific responsibility for delivering support and development to those responding to domestic abuse at a local, county and police force level.  You will work with relevant strategic leads to improve their understanding of and response to abuse. Working with the Research, Evaluation and Analysis team and others within SafeLives you will develop our local/regional intelligence picture, scrutinising practice and recommending action plans to enhance and improve the response to domestic abuse both regionally and nationally. You will also contribute to SafeLives’ understanding of the needs and goals of local authority, health and police and crime commissioners and establish relationships with these key commissioners and partnerships.

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 look over the job description below and submit your CV and 500 word cover letter by 12.00pm on Thursday 26th July 2018. First interviews will take place in Bristol on the 2nd of August.

No agencies please.

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Knowledge Hub Advisor (Maternity cover)

Reports to:                  Senior Knowledge Hub advisor

Hours:                         30 Hours (0.8)

Contract:                     Fixed Term for 9 Months

Location:                     England, with significant travel around the UK

Salary:                        £32,000 – 38,000 depending on experience

About the role

You will be part of a national Knowledge Hub working across England and Wales and linking closely with the Scotland Marac Development Officer.  Rotationally, you will either be assigned to lead on providing interactive support and advice, for periods of no less than 6 months, or to deliver on regional activities across England and Wales including Sooner the Better and SafeLives consultancy.  You will use your detailed knowledge of domestic abuse and the best practice responses to support the delivery of our strategic objectives as described in the SafeLives blueprint and strategy. You will work closely with the SafeLives Practice Team, Research, Evaluation & Analysis and Marketing & Communications teams to develop and maintain up to date, expert advice and tools for such professionals and act as the key contact for general queries. 

You will be part of a team that is the primary SafeLives contact externally and will have specific responsibility for delivering support and development to those responding to domestic abuse at a local, county and police force level.  You will work with relevant strategic leads to improve their understanding of and response to abuse. Working with the Research, Evaluation and Analysis team and others within SafeLives you will develop our local/regional intelligence picture, scrutinising practice and recommending action plans to enhance and improve the response to domestic abuse both regionally and nationally. You will also contribute to SafeLives’ understanding of the needs and goals of local authority, health and police and crime commissioners and establish relationships with these key commissioners and partnerships.

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 look over the job description and apply below with your CV and 500 word cover letter, by 12.00pm on Thursday 26th July 2018. First interviews will take place in Bristol on the 2nd of August.

No agencies please.

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Senior project development lead - Drive project

Position:  Senior Project Development Lead

Reports to: Drive Project Director

Hours:  37.5 hours per week with flexible working hours

Salary:  £36,000 - £38,000 per year plus London weighting

Location: Flexible across London and other Drive sites (including South Wales, West Mercia, West Midlands)

Travel: You may be required to travel extensively throughout England and Wales

Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2020

 

About the role

We know that there are 100,000 adults at high risk of murder or serious harm due to domestic abuse, with many children living in these homes, yet less than 1% of perpetrators receive any specialist intervention to change or disrupt their behaviour. We cannot tackle domestic abuse without getting to the root of the problem: the perpetrator.

Drive is an innovative national pilot, that aims to improve the lives and safety of victims and children by holding high risk perpetrators to account. The pilot combines 1-2-1 case management of perpetrators with a co-ordinated multi-agency response and sustainable transformation of local and national systems.

The pilot has completed its first two years of delivery in three areas. We have learnt a great deal over this time and the initial results around victim and child safety are encouraging.  We are now embarking on a replication of the pilot in four new areas.

As Senior Project Development Lead, you will work closely with the Drive Director and National Programme Lead to assist with the ongoing development of the Drive project model and practice. This development will be based on extensive learning and data analysis from Drive test sites as well as working in collaboration to learn from the experiences of other relevant perpetrator interventions that are under development nationally.

This role is vital in the ongoing development of a new approach and to the success of the replication of the Drive pilot across the country, ensuring that survivors and children are at the heart of what we do and how we can make families safer, sooner.

Drive is a partnership between Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance. It is governed by the three organisations, with SafeLives as lead partner. The Drive central team is drawn from across the partnership.

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 look over the job description below and submit your CV and 500 word cover letter to by 12.00pm on Monday 23rd July 2018. First interviews will take place in London on the 31st July 2018.

No agencies please.

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