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Fundraising Manager
  • Length: Part Time
  • Hours: 22.5 hours per week
  • Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum (pro rata)
  • Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications / accreditations achieved and relevant experience- from £28,000 up to £29,000 (pro rata)
  • Pension: Stakeholder Pension – NEST Scheme

Safe Steps is seeking Fundraising Manager to be responsible for increasing income for the charity that provides services to survivors of domestic abuse in Southend and the wider Essex Area.

Applications are welcomed from candidates with at least three years’ experience in working with charitable trusts and foundations.

A highly motivated, self-starter with attention to detail and excellent monitoring and evaluation skills, is sought for this role. Experience of income generation in charity sector or similar is desirable, as is a commitment to working in a non-discriminatory environment that celebrates diversity.  The person also needs to have experience of managing social media content.

This post is currently being delivered via remote working with occasional days spent in our Westcliff-on-Sea office.  A review of the permanent location of this post will be conducted post COVID and is likely to involve a blended working environment.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

Closing date: Monday 1st March 2021 at 12 noon
Hidden Harm CYPVA (Children and Young People’s Domestic Violence Advisor)
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Annual leave: Commencing at 25 days per annum
  • Salary: Further information upon request, but subject to qualifications and relevant experience – £22,021 - £24,313

Following on from a three-year project delivering prevention and awareness workshops in schools as well as 1:1 support for 13-19yrs, we have been awarded an additional grant to extend Break The Cycle services to include a Hidden Harm CYPVA.   Southend based Safe Steps is delighted to recruit for this new and exciting role to its Break The Cycle team for children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

The Break The Cycle team work within the community, schools, youth organisations, and other agencies to deliver a proactive programme focussing on the prevention of abuse and the promotion of positive relationships, within families and interpersonal relationships.  This new role will work across adult and CYP services to develop, identify and engage with CYP living in Southend who are affected by domestic abuse as well as parental problematic drug/alcohol misuse, mental health, offending and homelessness.  The role will include managing a 1:1 caseload of CYP exposed to diverse risk, working alongside professionals to identify those children and young people affected by parental/carer substance misuse, domestic abuse, parental/carer mental ill-health and strengthen referral and care pathways between adult services, children’s social care teams and substance misuse services.   

Relevant experience of working with children and young people is essential as is a knowledge of either the domestic abuse sector, drug/alcohol services, probation or mental health.  In addition, the ability to engage with young people through a range of media is key as is the ability to deliver groups and training.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have already achieved an IDVA accreditation, with a willingness to gain a YPVA Diploma.  Safe Steps is committed to staff training and development and with that in mind, is also prepared to consider applications from those candidates with the necessary experience of casework with victims of domestic violence who are willing to undertake an IDVA accreditation (OCN level 3) and then to go onto achieving the expert level YPVA course.

Closing date: Monday 15th March 2021
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