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Management and Development Worker

Job information
Salary £23,097 p.a.
Organisation West Mercia Women's Aid
Location Hereford
Hours 37 Hours Per Week
Closing date 12 pm on 15 April 2020

Job details

WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID

 

WMWA - Exciting New Opportunities!

 

Despite the constraints of the current emergency, West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA) are working hard with Herefordshire Council and other local partners to continue to provide much-needed support for those affected by domestic abuse.

We are expanding our portfolio of safe accommodation, and making sure that support services for those facing a number of challenges have the specialist domestic abuse support that they need. 

We are also ensuring that support is available for all children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse in Hereford.

This work is commissioned for 12 months by Herefordshire Council, with funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

This post will require use of safe imaginative and innovative approaches during the COVID-19 crisis.  

WMWA is committed to being inventive and pro-active in promoting strategies to prevent the escalation of domestic abuse during self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT WORKER

Dispersed Accommodation (WMWA Band 4)

37 Hours Per Week : £23,097 p.a. 

THE ROLE INVOLVES ….

  • Project managing the identification and establishment of additional units of safe refuge accommodation in Herefordshire

  • Ensuring all units are appropriate equipped

  • Welcoming new residents – provide emergency supplies and practical support

  • Assisting clients with applications for housing, benefits and grants

  • Day to day operation of the accommodation including record keeping, health and safety processes and co-ordination of general maintenance

  • Working in collaboration with other agencies and community groups

  • Engaging residents in ongoing to inform the shape of the service

YOU WILL HAVE ….

  • A track record of successful management and development in a hostel / accommodation environment

  • Experience of working within statutory and legal frameworks associated with the area of work

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people and a desire to make a difference in their lives

  • Good knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and safeguarding

  • Commitment to the values of empowerment and equality.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and good written/verbal communication skills

  • The ability to maintain clear professional boundaries

  • Car user essential

WMWA CAN OFFER YOU ….

  • 37 Hours Per week– 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

  • 25 days Annual leave, plus Bank Holidays.

  • Regular professional supervision and support.

  • Training and professional development opportunities

  • The chance to work for an organisation that is accredited by Women’s Aid Federation England as meeting the standards of excellence required for the domestic abuse sector.

TO APPLY

Applications can be made via the WMWA website where further information, including the formal application form and job description/person specification, can be downloaded http://www.westmerciawomensaid.org/jobs-volunteering/job-opportunities

Please ensure you refer to the Job Descriptions and Person Specifications available on the WMWA Website in your response.

Alternatively, please submit a Full CV with covering letter.

It is essential that you include the following points:-

  • WHY YOU FEEL YOU ARE SUITED TO THIS ROLE?
  • WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST ABOUT THIS POST?
  • WHY YOU WANT TO WORK FOR WEST MERCIA WOMEN’S AID?

Closing date for applications:

12.00 noon on Wednesday, 15th April 2020

Interviews will be held using a recognised social media platform. These will be held in the week commencing 20th April 2020

 

All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references

WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the local communityr

For more information contact

nicholas.butterworth@hoopleltd.co.uk or 01432 383890


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