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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.

 

Health & Wellbeing HR Advisor

£26,500 - £28,500 per annum

37.5 hours

Full time Permanent

 

Acting as a Senior Advisor within The Haven, you will work with Senior Management in the implementation of The Havens Workforce Development Plan and People Strategy.  To ensure the continued progression, culture and change management is in place to deliver The Havens strategic aims.

 

Employee Health & Wellbeing Promotion – to develop and deliver, and to be incorporated into the People Strategy for supporting the health and wellbeing of the workforce

 

Ensure employee engagement with the development, delivery and continual improvement of the Health and Wellbeing Programme in line with the People Strategy and linked with health and wellbeing.

 

To build strong relationships with managers and staff in order to provide a business focussed HR advisory service and proactively influence the outcome of HR related matters. To provide comprehensive advice and guidance on employee matters including disciplinary procedures, grievances, and organisational change.

 

Work with Senior Management in the development and implementation of The Havens People Strategy and Workforce Development Plan.

 

Employee Wellbeing Promotion - support employee engagement with the development, delivery and continual improvement of The Havens health and wellbeing programme in line with the People Strategy.

 

Responsible for the contract management of health and wellbeing suppliers

 

Analyze trends and data to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of The Havens People Strategy and Health & Wellbeing Programme, preparing regular reports to Senior Management and Sub Committee.

 

To Advise and support managers on the implementation of HR policies and procedures

 Closing date:  26 April 2019 Midday

Interview Process: 02 May – 8 May 2019 inc.

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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

Facilities Officer

Full Time 37.5 hours

£22,440 per annum

Permanent

 

 You will be responsible for the long term and short-term planning, implementation and high-quality delivery in relation to Property Management, Facilities and Health & Safety.

 Accountable for hard services such as replacing lighting, repairs interiors, plumbing and wiring and soft services such as insurance, cleaning, waste disposal.

 With support from an outsourced Health & Safety Consultant, undertake an efficient and effective management of Health & Safety across The Haven Wolverhampton, providing expert advice, guidance and promoting pragmatic approach to Health & Safety issues in line with legal obligations

 To review Property Management and Health & Safety policies and procedures and drive a Health & Safety culture through staff induction, workshops/briefing and coaching.

 To facilitate and oversee contract arrangements in place with The Haven Wolverhampton including facilities management and Health & Safety.

  

Closing date: 26 April 2019 Midday 

Interview process: 02 May 2019 - 8 May 2019 inc.

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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


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

 

Closing date: 26 April 2019 Midday 

Interview process: 02 May 2019 - 8 May 2019 inc.

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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

Evening Worker

£18,720 per annum pro rata

 Living Wage Rate

2 x 40 hours 

Full 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: 26 April 2019 Midday 

Interview process: 02 May 2019 - 8 May 2019 inc.

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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




Specialist Case Manager – Sexual Violence

£22,440 - £24,500 per annum

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 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: 26 April 2019 Midday 

Interview process: 02 May 2019 - 8 May 2019 inc.

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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


Life Skills Worker

£20,000 per annum

37.5 hours

Full time Permanent

 

Life Skills Worker will design and co-ordinate support for service users and their children who are moving on from emergency accommodation and in need of additional support before moving into their own homes.

 

The post holder will be part of a team delivering a recovery focused and strengths-based approach to vulnerable women who have complex support needs relating to substance use, mental health, offending behaviour and physical health.

 

Life Skills worker will support families in planning safe move from emergency to supported accommodation.

 

 

The Life Skills Worker will respond appropriately to the needs of women, their dependent children during their stay in supported accommodation and develop a timely safe move on plan for the family.

 

Based on individual needs, the Life Skills worker will support women to improve independent living skills and to develop life skills such as budgeting, cooking, training, accessing services and employment with an emphasis on enterprise.

 

This is a new post and will require developing new processes internally and develop the support accommodation provision.  Post holder will work under direct supervision of Senior Life Skills Worker to help implement new processes.  The post holder will provide feedback and evaluate new systems to ensure the service is running smoothly

 

Requires an individual who is innovative, uses own initiate and has experience of key working, and also experience of actively and effectively engaging women and children.  The individual will demonstrate effective safeguarding process, management of Health &Safety issues in buildings, and line managements and supervision of volunteers and placements. 

 

Understanding and use the Eclipse System and provide families with wrap round support when leaving supported accommodation into community.

 

 

Closing date: 26 April 2019 Midday 

Interview process: 02 May 2019 - 8 May 2019 Inc.

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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

 


 

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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