Full time

Sanctuary Advice Worker, Violence Against Women & Girls Specialist – Marylebone Project

Location: London The Marylebone Project

Closing date: 12th June 2024

At Marylebone we pride ourselves on delivering the highest possible standard of support to our women regardless of their background and vulnerability. In joining the team, you will need to share in our values.

Having looked at the great need for intentional work for women who have experienced violence, we are seeking to establish the new role of Sanctuary Advice VAWG Worker. You will have the privilege of providing impartial and confidential information, advice, and guidance to service users about a variety of topics which include housing and employment. You will work within a dynamic, fast paced environment to provide person centered crisis intervention, advocacy and support that empowers women and ensures that the voice of survivors informs every stage of their journey towards improved safety

Empowering our women is at the heart of what we do, and this role will enable you to do that to the full, ensuring that service users are aware of their choices and options, linking them in and signposting to specialist services. You’ll explain the options available to the people you work with, helping them to make informed choices about their future.

Part of your role will also include managing a caseload of service users who may have complex needs and challenging behaviour. You will provide person centred support, enabling service users to achieve their goals and working closely with them to address their difficulties and move on into stable housing.

This role becomes available at a time of great change and development, as we increase the drop-in service from 5 mornings a week to 24/7 cover.  You will be part of a team coordinating and facilitating our Drop-in Service for rough sleepers, providing them with a range of services including food provision; laundry; showers; clothing and housing, welfare rights and medical health care clinics. The Sanctuary team are dynamic and creative, working within a psychologically informed approach to draw out the strengths of women to empower into independent living.

Salary

£31,927 per annum

Hours

Average 40 hours a week on a five-week rota. Normal working pattern will be working across early and late shifts & working one weekend.
Working hours and rotas are subject to change by the organisation as required, based on operational/service need, though we try not to do this frequently. Some flexibility in working hours is expected.

Pension

The employee will be enrolled into a pension scheme providing the post holder meets the criteria for eligibility. Minimum pension contributions will be paid by the employer for you if you are eligible.

Annual Leave

28 days, including bank holidays, rising by one day a year to a maximum of 33 days after each full year’s service. As the project works on a 24/7 basis, you will be required to work some bank holidays, including Christmas and New Year.

Contract

Open-Ended, Full-Time

DBS

An enhanced DBS check required and compliance with Church Army’s safeguarding policies. Safeguarding training will be required.

Occupational Requirement

Due to the responsibilities of the role, there is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 that the post holder is female.

The Marylebone Project is based over two sites, 100m apart, up to 7 floors, and the job regularly involves walking throughout and between both sites. The postholder must be able to access all areas of the Project, and may be required to do so quickly in the event of an emergency. There is also a requirement to travel across London for work related purposes. The ability to undertake these physical aspects of the role and to carry smaller items are required as essential.

Closing Date

12th June 2024

Interviews

We will be actively interviewing for this post; this means that this job may be withdrawn before the advertised closing date. Interviews will be held at the Marylebone Project, London.

More info

For more information on the role, please see the job pack.

For more information about the role, please contact Semhar Rota (Deputy Centre Manager) on semhar.rota@churcharmy.org

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the Marylebone Project Application Form for this post from www.maryleboneproject.org.uk. Please email it to recruitment@maryleboneproject.org.uk

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