Job: Community Development Officer

Salary:  PO3 Scale Point 35 (£30,785 pa – pro rata)
Hours:  28 hours per week
Contract Term:  Until 31st March 2019

Do you want to turn community activism into tangible outcomes?
Do you want to work with the Voluntary and Community sector in Sutton to build stronger communities?
Do you want to work with communities and groups whose voices are rarely heard?
Do you want to be part of developing new initiatives and projects?
Do you want to support local partnerships and networks?
Then this job is for you!

We are looking for an experienced Community Development Worker who has worked in local communities and with the voluntary and community sector. We are looking for a passionate and energetic person to join our team to help drive forward the community development agenda in Sutton by working with the local voluntary and community sector, local people and statutory sector agencies.

Deadline for the application – 12pm Monday 13th November
Shortlisting by the – 14th November
Interviews to take place – Friday 24th November

To apply visit http://www.suttoncvs.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/

Project Lead

New opportunity with Hammersmith and Fulham Mind for a project lead

Job Description 
An opportunity has arisen with Hammersmith and Fulham Mind for a Project Lead to support high intensity users. The post holder will be based at Charing Cross Hospital, A&E department.  Working closely with the Frequent Attender Team, the project lead will develop and deliver an enhanced Social Prescription Service over a 12 month period.  We are looking for an experienced advisor who is highly competent and dedicated. You must have good negotiation skills, be able to empathise with our service users’ whist still giving impartial advice in a non-judgmental way. You should also be able to deal with challenging situations calmly.

If you are excited by the idea of setting up, developing and delivering something, that could be the cornerstone of future service provision then we invite you to apply.

For more information, job and person specifications please click here

For application please click here

Fire Safety Check and Fire Retardant Bedding

We currently have funding to provide FREE Fire safety checks and fire retardant bedding for people aged 65 or over or who have a vulnerability or are registered with a disability who live in LBHF.

As well as this we have funding for Free draught proofing until December 31st 2017 for the above Clients. If you have any Clients who you feel would benefit from our services, then please request a referral form from saferhomes@creightonhouse.org Please do not reply to this email as referrals for these services MUST come via  saferhomes@creightonhouse.org

2017 Volunteering Survey

Sobus, H&F Volunteer Centre and LBHF have developed a survey to better understand the volunteering needs and challenges of local organisations and how support services can be developed and improved in the future to meet these needs.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey here

Jobs

Female* Duty IDVA   Closing date: 12pm on Friday the 17th November 2017
for more information please click here

Female* IDVA- Brent   Closing date: 10am on 10th of November 2017
for more information please click here

Female* MARAC Coordinator and Duty Worker  Closing date: 00am on 13th November 2017
for more information please click here

Volunteer roles – no closing date
Female* Marketing Volunteer. For role description click here
Female* Business Support Volunteer. For role description click here
Female* Digital & Social Media Volunteer. For role description click here

(*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

Hammersmith and Fulham: London Borough of Culture

In June, the Mayor of London formally announced a competition for a new ‘London Borough of Culture’. In it’s bid to be London Borough of Culture for either 2019 or 2020, Hammersmith & Fulham recently created an arts strategy aimed at bolstering cultural provision in the borough, and ensuring that everyone, regardless of background, has access to the arts.

How Can You Help?
Hammersmith & Fulham will go live with their bid on Friday 3 November and you can help in the following ways:

  1. Share your ideas
    From 3 November, go online at www.hfculture.london and answer our questionnaires
    Come to one of our consultation events (dates on www.lbhf.gov.uk)
    Email us at arts@lbhf.gov.uk
  2. Back the Bid – From 3 November
    Register your support at www.hfculture.london
    Share on social media, using the hashtags
    #mylocalculture and
    #hfculture
    Request a poster from info@hfculture.london
  3. Share With Your Networks
    Use the H&F Culture brand on your communications
    Encourage others to back the bid

For more information please click here

Female* Mental Health IDVA

Female* Mental Health IDVA

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st March 2018
Salary: £28,000 per annum Inc. Inner London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms
Pension: Workplace Pension
Work Location: Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham

The Mental Health IDVA will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specialising in working with clients for whom mental health is a factor. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from age 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing mental health intervention and partner agencies within Angelou Partnership this will include the creation and delivery of training in partnership with other agencies. The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the team leaders and project manager.
The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with Children’s Social Services, substance misuse agencies, housing and mental health agencies, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.
Advance is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 12pm on Monday, 13th November Interview date: Friday, 17st November & Monday, 20th November

To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Female* Family Support IDVA

Female* Family Support IDVA
Contract: Fixed term to 31st March 2018
Salary: Salary from £26,000 per annum depending upon experience Inc. Inner London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms
Work Location: Based at Advance Hammersmith office and community location’s
Family Support IDVA

The Family Support IDVA will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specialising in working with clients with children who are at risk of domestic violence and to work closely with family service providers to introduce the service and raise awareness amongst the practitioners around domestic abuse. . They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women from age 13, focusing on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with family and children services and partner agencies within Angelou Partnership. The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the program managers.
The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and of best practice within the domestic abuse and in working with women with children. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with complex and multiple needs, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and police vetting and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.

Closing date: 12pm on Monday, 13th November Interview date: Friday, 17st November & Monday, 20th November

To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Female* Domestic Abuse Duty Assessment worker- Brent

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, and are starting a new exciting advocacy service in Brent. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.’

Female* Domestic Abuse Duty Assessment worker- Brent

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st March 2020
Salary: from £24,000 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms with some out of hours on call cover
Pension: Workplace Pension
Work Location: Brent
Domestic Abuse Duty Assessment worker- Brent

The Brent IDVA and MARAC Coordination service is an exciting new project that will take Advance’s quality marked services to the borough of Brent. The service focuses on supporting survivors at high and medium risk of domestic abuse and providing them with high quality advocacy, support and advice to help them to know their options and lower the risk. The service is spread across two main locations in Brent: in a police station and in children’s social care offices. The post holder will work closely with statutory and voluntary sector agencies to support service users and improve partnership responses.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse and its effects on women and children. The post holder will also have an understanding of the criminal justice system, MARAC and safeguarding procedures and safety planning options available to survivors of domestic abuse.
The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, and advice or helplines and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, police vetting, and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.~

Closing date: 12pm on 8th November 2017 Interview date: week commencing 13th November 2017

To apply please download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to :

Althea King, ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
1st Floor Rear, 150 King Street, London W6 0QU

Registered Charity Number 1086873

Female* Programme Manager

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in West London. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.

Female* Programme Manager

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract until 31st March 2020
Salary: starting at £36,000 per annum inc. London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms with some out of hours on call cover
Pension: Workplace Pension
Work Location: Brent
Programme Manager – Brent

The Programme Manager will oversee and manage an exciting domestic abuse project composed of IDVAs, domestic abuse workers, and a MARAC Coordinator. The project aims to support survivors at high and medium risk in a variety of co- location settings. The post holder will be an experienced manager with a proven track record of leadership in providing services to women experiencing violence against women and girls (VAWG) and working with partners and funders. The post holder will be co-located in Brent with the Advance Brent workers at social services office and the police station, and will work to improve partnership responses to domestic abuse. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children, of children’s social care and care proceedings, and of the criminal justice system. The post holder will develop and maintain relationships with relevant partners and funders, and will represent the organisation at meetings including presentations and support the development of strategic plans to ensure the sustainability, development and delivery of Advance services. The post holder will have experience of contract compliance and ensuring that their team adheres to quality systems, quality of service and safeguarding standards.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, police vetting, and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday per annum and a workplace pension.

Closing date: 12pm on 9th November 2017 Interview date: 21st or 23rd November 2017
To apply please download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to :

Althea King, ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
1st Floor Rear, 150 King Street, London W6 0QU

Registered Charity Number 1086873