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About The Haven Wolverhampton


Our Team

The Haven Wolverhampton is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Popinder Kaur. We employ 53 staff who provide a vital contribution to all the services we offer.

Haven Wolverhampton is governed by a board of trustees who are volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds. The board consists of 10 members and 2 Co-opted members who commit their skills and experiences towards the growth of the organisation and to ensure governance is maintained to a high standard.


Chief Executive
Popinder Kaur

Board of Trustees Members

Co-chairs of the Board:
Angela Spence-Ferguson

Stephanie Harris

Treasurer:

Kim Benton

Board Members:

Robert Marris

Katarina Fidler

Carwen Wynne-Howells

David Taylor 

Ben Thorne

Rajinder Mann

Chantelle Grant 

Co-opted Haven Members

Philippa Pringle

Gillian Atkins



the Haven - Womens Refuge, Help & Support

Vision

The Haven Wolverhampton’s vision is for all women and children to live in a society free from oppression, homelessness, and abuse, and to promote and uphold human rights.

 

Mission

The Haven Wolverhampton supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic abuse and homelessness.


Values

Provide Safe, high quality support in an environment of dignity and respect. Listen and Respond with understanding and compassion. Act with responsibility and diligence 

Current Vacancies

 Develop your potential with The Haven Wolverhampton

 

The Haven Wolverhampton established in 1973 to provide both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic violence, homelessness and abuse.  Applications are invited for the following post, from those who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.


Senior IDVA

Up to £27,500

37.5 Hours - FTC


Are you an experienced Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) who is passionate about ending violence against women and girls? This could be the perfect role for you.

The Haven Wolverhampton has spent almost 50 years supporting women and children affected by domestic abuse and homelessness across the city of Wolverhampton. Through emergency accommodation, support to women living in the community, and wrap-around services, we work with women to provide emotional and practical support.

The IDVA within our Community Team and will provide a high-quality frontline service that is sensitive to the gendered dynamics of VAWG, to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those identified at high risk using initiative at point of referral to ensure that support received is effective and timely.

The successful candidate will be experienced in working with victims of domestic abuse and will be passionate about advocating on their behalf in a multi-agency framework, including MARAC.

You will work well in a team and be experienced in supporting colleagues delivering a service to ensure the highest quality of support is given to the client group.  

Closing Date: 16th March 2020

Interview Process: week commencing 23rd & 30th March 2020

Click Here: jd/senior IDVA feb 2020.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Children and Young People’s Service Manager

£25,000- £27,500 per annum pro rota

30 Hours – Permanent

 

We are recruiting a Children’s and Young People’s Service Manager to work across both our refuge and community services to manage and develop a high quality CYP service (including therapeutic interventions) to support children and young people (CYP) affected by sexual violence and/or domestic abuse.  

You will be required to develop and lead on the CYP service to ensure CYP receive a good quality service. This includes recruiting and overseeing (volunteers, placements, sessional staff to meet the demands of the service).  Due to the nature of our service, you will provide a systematic approach and support staff to help safeguard CYP and oversee the review and management of processes and procedures for children on Child Protection, Child in Need, Early Help Assessments).

Applicants need to have experience of managing CYP Services and hold a relevant qualification at level 3 / 4 or above in social care, health care, children and young people, community work or education and have undertaken training in Child Protection and safeguarding using a multi-agency approach.

Closing Date: 13th March 2020

Interview Process: 19th March 2020

Click Here: jd/Children's and Young People's Service Manager Feb 20.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Specialist Case Manager -   Substance Misuse

£23-£25,000 per annum

Full Time /40 hours /Permanent


As a Specialist Case Manager for Substance use you will lead on developing, embedding and delivering a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women with complex support needs primarily relating to substance use. This will involve ensuring that the service proactively works to support clients to manage risks and implement safely plans and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will also address additional support needs relating to mental health, Sexual Violence, offending behaviour and physical health.

The role includes a high level of client contact, and opportunities to work with external agencies offering support for women affected by drugs and alcohol. As a Specialist Case Manager for Substance Use, you will work closely with the Independent Domestic Violence Advisors and actively develop links and positive working relationships with agencies across the city.

You will support your team in ensuring service users are able to access relevant support from internal teams as well as a wide range of external agencies. You will have line management of Domestic Abuse key workers and will also support the Children’s and Young Persons therapeutic workers, volunteers and placements within the service. As a Specialist Case manager you would be required to develop, lead and motivate the staff and teams in refuge. 

You will manage refuge in line with The Haven’s policies and procedures and comply with housing legislation, Health and Safety procedures and requirements of funders.  You will also need to ensure robust safeguarding measure are in place and implemented. You will encourage regular feedback from service users and implement changes accordingly where needed.

This is an opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to deliver a high quality service for women and children. Experience of working in a refuge setting and an awareness of the welfare and benefits system would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 13th March 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 19 March 2020

Click Here:jd/Specialist Case Manager-Substance misuse- feb 2020.pdf

Click Here: /Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Specialist Case Manager – Sexual Violence

£23- £25,000 per annum

40 Hours Full time Permanent


As a Specialist Case Manager for Sexual violence you will lead on developing, embedding and delivering a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women with complex support needs primarily relating to sexual violence. This will involve ensuring that the service proactively works to support clients to manage risks and implement safely plans and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will also address additional support needs relating to mental health, substance use, offending behaviour and physical health.

The role includes a high level of client contact, and opportunities to work with external agencies such as Sexual Health Clinics, Sexual Assault Referral Centres and community based organisations. As a Specialist Case Manager for Sexual Violence, you will work closely with the Independent Sexual Violence Advisor and actively develop links and positive working relationships with agencies across the city.

You will support your team in ensuring service users are able to access relevant support from internal teams as well as a wide range of external agencies. You will have line management of Domestic Abuse key workers and will also support the Children’s and Young Persons therapeutic workers, volunteers and placements within the service. As a Specialist Case manager you would be required to develop, lead and motivate the staff and teams in refuge. 

You will manage refuge in line with The Haven’s policies and procedures and comply with housing legislation, Health and Safety procedures and requirements of funders.  You will also need to ensure robust safeguarding measure are in place and implemented. You will encourage regular feedback from service users and implement changes accordingly where needed.

This is an opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to deliver a high quality service for women and children. Experience of working in a refuge setting and an awareness of the welfare and benefits system would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 13th March 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 19 March 2020

Click Here:jd/Specialist case Manager sexual violence feb 2020.pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Domestic Abuse Support Worker

£19,344 per annum 

 Living Wage Rate

40 Hours/ Full time/ Permanent

EVENING SHIFT (3-11PM)


As an DA support worker you will work within the Accommodation team t support with the delivery of a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women who are survivors of domestic abuse or homelessness and may have complex support needs relating to substance use, mental health, physical Health and offending behaviour.

 

With support from the Specialist case managers, you will complement the work carried out by Domestic Abuse Key Workers, providing night time, evening and weekend support to women and their children who are living in our Refuge Accommodation as a result of experiencing domestic abuse and homelessness.

 

You will work proactively to support clients to reduce risk, develop safety plans, and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will support women to improve life skills to develop and manage relationships, build social networks and access education, training or employment and move towards independent living. 

 

 As part of your role you will support women who are contacting the helpline for crisis support, accommodation and advice. You will be required to take referrals provide the necessary support.

 

This is an opportunity for a proactive, motivated individual with excellent communication skills to support the accommodation team in the delivery of a high quality service ensuring that you provide safety and security for the well-being of the client group.

 

As part of your role you will ensure the refuge is kept well maintained and on a day to day basis report health and safety issues which may arise.

 

An awareness of Adult and Child safeguarding legislation as well as knowledge of the welfare and benefits systems would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 13 March 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 19 March 2020

Click Here:jd/da support workers- evening feb 2020.pdf

Click Here:/Application form


For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



Domestic Abuse Support Worker

£19,344 per annum 

 Living Wage Rate

40 Hours/Full time/ Permanent

NIGHT SHIFTS (11PM-9:30AM)


As a DA support worker you will work within the Accommodation team to support with the delivery of a recovery focused and strengths-based approach for women who are survivors of domestic abuse or homelessness and may have complex support needs relating to substance use, mental health, physical Health and offending behaviour.

With support from the Specialist case managers, you will complement the work carried out by Domestic Abuse Key Workers, providing night time, evening and weekend support to women and their children who are living in our Refuge Accommodation as a result of experiencing domestic abuse and homelessness.

You will work proactively to support clients to reduce risk, develop safety plans, and improve financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. You will support women to improve life skills to develop and manage relationships, build social networks and access education, training or employment and move towards independent living. 

 As part of your role you will support women who are contacting the helpline for crisis support, accommodation and advice. You will be required to take referrals provide the necessary support.

This is an opportunity for a proactive, motivated individual with excellent communication skills to support the accommodation team in the delivery of a high quality service ensuring that you provide safety and security for the well-being of the client group.

As part of your role you will ensure the refuge is kept well maintained and on a day to day basis report health and safety issues which may arise.

An awareness of Adult and Child safeguarding legislation as well as knowledge of the welfare and benefits systems would be preferable for this post.

Closing Date: 13th March 2020

Interview Process: Week Commencing 19 March 2020

Click Here:jd/da support workers- night feb 2020.pdf

Click Here:/Application form


For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.


Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.


This project receives financial support from Wolerhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Sessional Family Support Worker

£9.30 per hour

(Living Wage Rate)


We are currently looking for both day and Out of Hours Sessional Family Spport Workers to provide immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement. You will also support women calling the helpline for information and advice.

You will have experience of working with women within a refuge setting and completing assessment tools. You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing violence abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrate ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements of the role.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Click Here:jd sessional family support worker pdf

Click Here:/Application form

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

 

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.   Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.

 

This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427



 Sessional Maintenance / Handy Person 

£9.30 per hour

Living Wage Rate 


We are looking for a Maintenance / Handy Person to join The Haven Wolverhampton Facilities Maintenance Team.  As a valued member of the Maintenance Team you will support the delivery of a high quality customer focused concierge handy-man/maintenance service.

You will be required to carry out maintenance checks, minor repairs to fixtures and fittings and ground maintenance across our refuge accommodation. Tasks will include minor carpentry and plumbing works, painting, light bulb changing and attending to safety hazards.

You will have good communication skills, work independently and as part of a team and be able to work under pressure.

For application pack and job description, please visit our website www.havenrefuge.org.uk or email recruitment@havenrefuge.org.uk or send an A4 self-addressed envelope with 95p postage stating the job title to: The Haven Wolverhampton, 18 Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BL.

Closing date: Ongoing 

Click here for/Maintenance _Handy Person

Click here for: /Application form


All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer.

This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Service User Participation

The women and children that we serve are at the heart of all we do. We ensure that service users are involved in shaping the service they receive, the wider work of The Haven and local support services. This is done in a range of ways including:

  • Consultaions
  • Feedback
  • Service User Groups
  • Peer mentor scheme - including training and accreditation
Advice UK - Advice Quality Standard
Institute of Fundraising - Open College Network
Community Matters - Women's Aid
Helplines Partnership - Living Wage Foundation

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