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.
To support the work of Compassion in meeting its organisational objectives and charitable purposes:
To carry out a range of duties associated with the achievement of Compassion’s objectives and specific actions, to include:
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:
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.
4.1 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.
There will be a six-month probationary period with a three and six monthly review.
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
Member since: 17th March 2014
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