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About The Haven Wolverhampton


Our Team

The Haven Wolverhampton is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Popinder Kaur. We employ 46 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 12 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

Other Members
Gill Atkins
Colin Brown
Alison Westwood
Katarina Fidler
Angela Morgan
Philippa Pringle
Carwen Wynne-Howells Narinder Rehal                      David Taylor                           Kim Benton



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, violence and abuse, and to promote and uphold human rights.

 

Mission

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

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.

 


Financial Capability Officer

£21,500 - £22,440 per annum pro rata

25 hours per week

Fixed Term - 12 months

 

As a Financial Capability Officer you will work directly with women affected by homelessness, violence, abuse and financial abuse, and support women to improve their financial self-confidence and practical financial budgeting skills to help sustain housing in the future.

 

You will help increase knowledge, impart financial skills and budgeting so that when women leave refuge accommodation, they feel confident and are able to sustain independent living, move on and leave homelessness and abuse in the past

 

In-house delivery of support will ensure women are supported sooner, and support can be tailored in line with their Individual Support needs

 

You will work closely with external agencies including Creditors and Benefit Agencies to ensure realistic plans are in place for women and an appropriate take up of Benefits. 

 

You will also support The Haven Wolverhampton staff and volunteer team to improve their knowledge regarding the Benefits System

 Click here for Job Description & Person Specification:Financial Capability Officer October 2018.docx

 Click here for Application Form:    Application Form


Closing date: 22nd October 2018 - midday

Interview Date: Week commencing 29th October 2018

 

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

 

Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.

 

Under the Care Standards Act 2000; all posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.    This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


 Volunteer Service Co-ordinator

£25,500 per annum

Full Time (37.5 hours a week) Permanent

 

 

As a Volunteer Service Co-ordinator you will promote, lead on and develop the Haven’s volunteer programme with staff and the wider community. 

 

You will lead on developing, implementing and updating the Volunteer Strategy in line with Haven core objectives, including ‘Investing In Volunteers’ standard

 

You will also:

  • Adhere to the recruitment, training and development of volunteers as outlined in the Volunteer Policy.
  • Work as part of a team liaising with other staff to ensure continuous improvement of volunteering and ensure the service maintains high standards.
  • Work with Human Resources, to ensure efficient processing of all volunteer recruitment administration
  • Develop partnerships with businesses and corporates to develop corporate volunteering projects.
  • Develop a cohort of expert and professional volunteers for specialist advice and support.
  • Management & coordination of Gifts In Kind

 Click here for Job Description & Person SpecificationVolunteer Service Co-ordinator

 Click here for Application Form:    Application Form

Closing date: 22nd October 2018 - midday

Interview Date: Week commencing 29th October 2018

 

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

 

Sessional Family Support Worker

£8.45 per hour (days)

£136.05 per shift (out of hours – nights)

As and when required

 

We are currently looking for both Day and Out of Hours (sleep in) Sessional Family Support 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 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 for Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for Application Form

 Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered. 

 

  

 

Sessional Handy Person 

£8.45 per hour

As and when required

 

We are looking for a Handy Person to join The Haven Wolverhampton on a sessional basis for our busy periods. As a valued member of the Facilities Team you will support the delivery of a high quality customer focused concierge handy-man 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.

 

Click here for Application Form

 

All our vacancies are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

 

 

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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