Charity Compassion are recruiting a Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator
22nd May 2021
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Job Description




Post Title:                            Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator


Salary:                                   £18,000 (self employed)


Other payments:                The post will require travel in the locality, for which a mileage rate of 45p per mile will be paid 


Hours:                                   18 hours (weekly) – to be worked on a flexible basis


Term of Employment:       Open Ended


Accountable to:                  Compassion Board of Trustees


Responsible to:                  Julia Korona


Base(s):                                 The post holder will be based at home but will be required to attend Compassion related meetings and external meetings as required.




Main Duties and Responsibilities


Job Purpose


To support the work of Compassion in meeting its organisational objectives and charitable purposes:


  • Working to raise awareness of issues associated with domestic abuse
  • Supporting and developing the delivery of early intervention programmes to help prevent abuse
  • To develop funding bids and funding diversification for Compassion’s projects.
  • To expand and develop services whilst maintaining existing ongoing programmes and support services
  • To work with trustees to develop and sustain the organisation



1       Key Responsibilities


  1. Building external relationships and developing the work of Compassion


To carry out a range of duties associated with the achievement of Compassion’s objectives and specific actions, to include:


1.1        Working and effectively communicating with a range of agencies including, but not limited to, the Police; Local Authorities; other partners in the voluntary and community sectors to seek ways in which the current models of support for victims of domestic abuse can be sustained and developed.

1.2        To lead the development, recruitment and management of volunteers for      Compassion.

1.3      Identifying fund-raising opportunities and completing applications to sustain domestic abuse related initiatives and projects, and to identify sources of funding that sustain the organisation.

1.4      Leading the development and maintenance of social media platforms to raise the charity’s profile, promote local awareness raising campaigns, events and training, and co-ordinating programme activities.

1.5      To manage and collate data of service provision to support funding.

1.6  To work alongside the Board of Trustees to develop new ideas and projects that help advance the charitable purpose of the organisation.



2.         Information and Advice


2.1     To provide information and support to victims and signpost them to appropriate specialist agencies for further support where appropriate. To make appropriate referrals to other agencies where needed (e.g. MARAC, Child Protection referrals).


2.2     To proactively respond to enquiries from local agencies and practitioners and provide information about the work of Compassion.


2.3     To proactively communicate with funders (or potential funders), to provide information and project progress updates as and when required.


2.4     To work alongside the Trustees of Compassion to agree and implement strategies to promote and publicise the work of the organisation. This would span online, print and social media platforms.   


2.5     To provide structured feedback to the Board of Trustees on the implementation and progress of actions.



3.         Other Duties and Responsibilities


3.1    The post holder will be required to undertake a range of other duties under the direction of the Chair of Compassion or other Trustees and will be responsible in the following areas:  


  • Identifying key issues for victims in terms of support needs and using this to inform the development of Compassion’s services.
  • Provide support to victims to mitigate the effects of domestic violence.
    • Completing evaluation reports for external funders and in assessing the impact of the programmes that Compassion run.


3.2   To engage with service users to gain a greater understanding of their needs, the impact of the services delivered and to support the shaping of future services.


3.3   To represent Compassion at various meetings, events and other forums both face to face and/or online.


3.4   Given the sensitive nature of the work and that the post holder will have access to information that may include personal details, the post holder must treat all information in a boundaried and confidential manner in accordance with GDPR policies.


3.5    This job description sets out the major duties associated with the stated purpose of the post. Other duties of a similar nature are not excluded simply because they are not itemised. The duties could vary from time to time as a result of legislation, changing technology or policy. Appropriate training will be given to enable the post holder to undertake any new work.


4.         Decisions


4.1    The post holder alongside Trustees will be responsible for setting day to day work programmes and ensuring work is prioritised to meet deadlines.


4.3.   The post holder will inform the Chair of Compassion of any delays likely to occur and of any major issues which have arisen.





5.         Training and Development Support


5.1    All related training and developmental needs will be identified and addressed in liaison with the Chair of Compassion. There will be additional support for the post holder through line management supervision, de-briefing and peer support provided by members of Compassion.


  1. Probation Period

There will be a six-month probationary period with a three and six monthly review.


  1. Notice Period

     A period of 6 week’s notice will be required by either party to terminate this

     agreement before the expiry of the 12 month term.







Degree, NVQ or equivalent in a community health or social care associated field

Domestic Abuse training


Working with victims of domestic violence



Experience of multi-agency

And partnership working


Proven experience of identifying funding sources and making successful funding applications


Proven ability to manage social media platforms to promote and market the work of Compassion


Experience in co-ordination of project work, including the referral process, evaluation, monitoring of projects & reports



Experience of the co-ordination of a volunteer team and of volunteer recruitment

Ability to build effective relationships and gain trust of individuals


Experience of working with Trustees in a charity


Group Programme Facilitation Skills



Working alongside volunteers


Able to give talks to public groups, press, funders about Compassion’s work and projects


Presentation & training skills


Ability to edit, manage Compassion website & social media


Experience of working in a community environment within the statutory or voluntary sector


Ability to drive and access to own transport


Knowledge of the Suffolk area




Able to work equally as part of a team and to work on own initiative


Able to liaise effectively at all levels with both statutory and voluntary agencies about DV issues



Ability to co-ordinate and organise events and campaigns



Able to demonstrate good organisational and time management skills


Able to work remotely to deliver online services




Knowledge of domestic abuse issues


Experience of working with confidential and sensitive information and safeguarding procedures




Knowledge of local and county domestic abuse services












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