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Want to be part of a fantastic, supportive team, making a difference in the lives of women and children? Come and join our amazing team in Wandsworth.
We are Hestia, a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. This year will mark our 50th anniversary so it is an exciting time to join us!
Hestia Wandsworth Domestic Abuse Service is an accommodation-based services supporting women and children fleeing domestic and other gender-based violence. The service aims to provide safe, temporary and supported accommodation for vulnerable women and children fleeing domestic abuse and to offer respite and safeguarding from further abuse and provide support for the emotional and physical needs of women and children fleeing domestic abuse. We also aim to assist women in securing move on accommodation for the future and to develop recreational and learning facilities for women and children during their stay with us. We are a passionate and dedicated team who are all committed to providing the highest quality of service possible. We are constantly evaluating our work in partnership with our service users to ensure that we maintain quality and that the women and children we support are truly at the heart of everything we do.
Hestia promotes career progression and a large number of our vacancies were filled by internal staff. If you are a refuge worker looking for step up in their career this is the right opportunity.
Hestia offer a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.
We welcome applications from candidates with lived experience.
Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Strictly no agencies
Person specification: -Excellent knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse on women and children -Experience of promoting and developing service user involvement/co production. -Ability to manage staff -Experience of working within a multi-agency setting. -Awareness of risks associated with domestic violence in a working environment. -Knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. -Working knowledge of the relevant housing law and welfare benefits that apply to women and children using the service. -Knowledge of legal remedies available to women experiencing domestic violence. -Previous experience of using computer-based systems to accurately record work and client details -Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to manage complex tasks in clearly defined time frames (including accurate records, reports, case notes and interpersonal communication) -To participate in the out of hours emergency on-call rota -Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.
Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position (Only Female applicants Please).
If you want to do an ASYE and you fit the criteria Hestia will support you to join our existing programme.
In return we offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.
For a detailed job description, benefits overview and terms and conditions, please see our attached job pack. If you are viewing this advert outside of Hestias website, please click apply to view the pack.
Salary: 28,296 per annum
Hours: 39 (all Managers may need to undertake on call duties during out of hours, for which they will be remunerated in addition to their salary).
Working Pattern: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm / Flexi working hours (core hours 10am 4pm)
Closing date: 16th June 2020
Interview date: Around 23rd July 2020
Hestia supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. We campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. We are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.
We are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.
In everything we do, we seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous.
Should you require our job pack in an alternative format, require further assistance or wish to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to attend an interview, please contact HRRecruitment@hestia.org