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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.


Specialist Case Manager – Sexual Violence

Salary Negotiable

Full Time (40 hours a week) 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 survivors of abuse, 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 in a refuge setting. Your team will support women to develop independent living skills and settle back into the community as part of a safe move on.

 

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 manage and 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: 30 August 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 02 September 2019 & Week commencing 09 September 2019

Click Here:/Specialist Case Manager-Sexual violence- JD August 2019.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

 

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


Community Domestic Abuse Specialist Worker

27 hours per week (working 4 days per week)

Up to £21,000 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term 12 Months

 

The post holder will work in line with the requirements, specification and contract details of the Violence and Abuse contract and will closely follow the performance indicators conditions.

As Community Domestic Abuse Specialist worker, you will support females over the age of 16yrs and a victim or survivor of domestic violence and abuse, this includes aspects of Violence Against Women and Girls (such as forced marriage and honour based violence) and children who are victims of domestic violence and abuse by providing practical information, advice and support to women in the community who are transitioning or exiting from move on refuge provision, or women living within their own homes.

 

You will support women and children, who have been identified as a victim, or at risk of domestic violence and will provide support to de-escalate their risk and sustain that reduction.

 

You will be the first point of support to women and children that are community, provide a high-quality frontline service to survivors of domestic abuse and homelessness and those hardest to reach.

 

Closing date: 30 August 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 02 September 2019 & Week commencing 09 September 2019

Click Here:/Community Domestic Abuse Specialist Worker - August 2019 new.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

 

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




MENgage Project Coordinator

£24,000 per annum pro rata

Part Time – 18 Hours Per Week – Term Time Only

Fixed 2 Years

 

Are you passionate about supporting the next generation to end violence against women and girls? Join The Haven Wolverhampton and play an instrumental part in developing and delivering our MENgage project to young people.

We are seeking one male worker to work with young lads. You will need to be able to engage in meaningful dialogue with young people, facilitating activities and conversations that deepen young people’s understanding of appropriate behaviours in relationships and the root causes of VAWG.

Challenging violence against women and girls (VAWG) starts with challenging perceptions and societal norms regarding gender stereotypes and expectations.

We’re looking for someone with experience of engaging young people in group activities, but more than this, we are looking for someone to share our passion of ending VAWG for good. We want a world where women and children no longer need our services, and you need to want this too. If you are driven by social change, we want to hear from you.

 

Closing date: 13 September 2019

Interview process: 25, 26 September & 02 October 2019

Click Here JD MENgage Project Lead - July 2019.doc

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

 


Evening Worker

£18,720 per annum 

 Living Wage Rate

Full time/Part Time Permanent

 

As an evening 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: 16 July 2019@ 4pm

Interview process: weeks commencing the  22 July 2019 and 29 July 2019

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

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




Therapeutic Wellbeing Coordinator

                (Edward and Dorothy Cadbury Trust and Eveson Charitable Trust)

Salary £22,440 - £24,500

37.5 hours per week

9 months

                                                       


As Therapeutic Well-being Coordinator you will be responsible for the coordination and delivery of the Therapeutic Wellbeing Programme and will deliver additional support for women, Children and Young People who have suffered domestic abuse.

 

You will have level 4 minimum counselling qualification and at least five years’ experience delivering counselling to women children and young people. Experience of working with high risk case load, line managing counsellors and managing/leading on projects.

 

Closing date: 16 July 2019    @ 4 pm                                             

Interview Date:  Week Commencing -  22 July 2019 & 29 July 2019

Click here for Therapeutic Wellbeing Coordinator -JD July 2019 docx.docx

Click here for ApplicationForm2018.doc

 

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 4LB

 

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.  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




Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Full Time 37.5 hours

Up to £25,000 per annum

  X2 Positions Available

 (Fixed Term & Permanant)


The post holder will work in line with the requirements, specification and contract details of the Violence and Abuse contract and will closely follow the performance indicators conditions.

 

You will provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk. You will contribute to interventions and help design a plan to protect victims and any children, whilst maintaining an independent role on behalf of your client, ensuring their safety at all times. You will also have an understanding around multi-agency partnership structures and work within a multi-agency setting which will include participation at the MARAC.

 

A CAADA IDVA training certificate is desireable however you are required have experience in a similar role along with an understanding of domestic abuse and the impact this has on women and children. You will have demonstrable experience of working with vulnerable people and managing a caseload and knowledge. You will also have theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal are essential for when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.

Closing date:   30 August 2019

Interview Date:  Week commencing 02 September 2019 & Week commencing 09 September 2019

Click here for /Jobs/IDVA - Independent Domestic Violence Advisor - JD July 2019 - Fixed March 2020.docx

Click here for /Jobs/Application Form 2018.doc

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

 

Candidates must hold a CAADA IDVA training certificate as it is an essential requirement to the job role.

 



Maintenance / Handy Person 

£9.00 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

 

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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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