Female* Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic (BAME) (including Eastern European) Domestic Abuse Worker – Fixed Term for 6 months

Next Link
https://nextlinkhousing.co.uk/
Salary: 
£21,589 per annum
Contract Type: 
Temporary/Contract
Hours: 
Full Time
Hours: 
37.5
Location: 
Bristol
Contract Details: 
full time, fixed term contract working 37.5 hours per week ; £21,589 per annum, 6 months FTC
Details of Role: 

Female* Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic (BAME) (including Eastern European) Domestic Abuse Worker – Fixed Term for 6 months

We have a rewarding opportunity available for a Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic (BAME) Domestic Abuse Worker – Fixed Term for 6 months to join our team based in Bristol. You will join us on full time, fixed term contract working 37.5 hours per week and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,589 per annum plus benefits.

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivors' safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors' needs can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

In return for joining us, we will offer you:
- Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
- 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
- Excellent development and training opportunities
- Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
- Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Long Service Awards
- Wellness Awards

About the role:
We are looking for a BAME Domestic Abuse Worker to join the team and work within a dynamic, fast paced crisis intervention advocacy and support service.

Key duties and responsibilities of our BAME Domestic Abuse Worker:
- Responding to emergency /crisis situations to BAME women and children experiencing domestic abuse
- Providing support, advice, advocacy, signposting and direct intervention
- Providing short term support (up to 4 weeks); advising women on criminal justice/ and civil remedies
- Empowering survivors to increase their options, make positive choices/decisions, increase their confidence, safety and recovery
- Some evening and Saturday working on a rota basis and participation in an out of hours telephone on-call rota

This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.

What we are looking for in our ideal BAME Domestic Abuse Worker:
- Fluency in another language
- Black and ethnic minority woman
- IDVA qualification desirable but not essential
- Knowledge and understanding of multi-cultural issues, values and diversity
- Experience of working with women in crisis
- An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children
- The ability to deal with and diffuse crisis and emergency situations in an effective manner
- Experience of risk assessment, co-producing risk management and safety plans
- Experience of managing own caseload
- A full driving licence and access to transport

Closing date: 9am Monday 1ST June 2020
Interview date: Friday 5th June 2020

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse, please apply now to join us as our BAME Domestic Abuse Worker and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

How to apply

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am on 1ST June. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 5th June 2020.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Missing Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *Due to the specific requirements of this role, this post is exempt under the Equality Act (2010), Part 1, Schedule 9 (Genuine Occupational Requirement.

Closing Date: 
Monday, 1 June, 2020 - 09:00
How to Apply: 

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am on 1ST June. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 5th June 2020.

www.nextlinkhousing.co.uk HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk

Closing date: 9am Monday 1ST June 2020
Interview date: Friday 5th June 2020

Contact Person: 
HR Team
Contact Email: 
HR.Enquiries@missinglinkhousing.co.uk
Contact Phone: 
01179251811
Postal Address: 
5 Queen Square, Bristol, BS1 4JQ