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About The Haven Wolverhampton


Our Team

The Haven Wolverhampton is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Popinder Kaur. We employ 66 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 11 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:
Andrea Spence-Ferguson

Stephanie Harris

Treasurer:

Kim Benton

Board Members:

Robert Marris

Katarina Fidler

Alison Lawson

Ben Thorne

Rajinder Mann

Chantelle Grant 

Philippa Pringle

Virinder Bains

Co-opted Haven Members

Carwen Wynne-Howells

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. Anyone employed to work in any capacity at The Haven Wolverhampton is expected to attend our core training sessions.


Please note Interviews will be held via telephone or MS Teams till further notice.

Helpline Referral Officer

£19,500 - 22,500

40 hours per week, permanent

As required on rota for 24/7 helpline

You will support The Haven Wolverhampton Helpline, which provides a 24/7 sensitive listening service to women over the telephone. You support women who are self-referring into emergency accommodation or seeking support in community. Essential requirement you are fluent in speaking a south Asian language to support the diverse community.
You will support callers by talking through their experiences and providing safety options and/or signposting to alternative service provisions in the City. The role will involve maintaining the referral database & assist in data collection for reports and funding requirements.


The post holder will be completing referrals, assessing needs and contacting The Haven refuge & community teams to ensure the correct support is put in place.
The post holder will also be completing all relevant safeguarding referrals when necessary including children and adults.


As part of the role, you will be supporting with the drop-in service’s updating the database with outcomes. You will also support with face-to-face interviews, walk-ins and complete relevant paperwork including competently relevant risk assessments.

Closing date: 15th February 2021
Interview Week commencing: 22nd February 2021

For a full job description and person specification please click here

For an application form please click here

All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer


Safe Housing and Occupancy Caseworker

£22,500- £24,000 (dependent upon experience)

30- 37.5 hours per week

Part Time, Permanent, Flexible

Do you have good knowledge and understanding of housing law and policy? Are you passionate about supporting women and ensuring they have a safe home? This could be the perfect role for you.

The Safe Housing and Occupancy Caseworker will work across services at The Haven to support women and their dependent children to access and maintain a safe home. This will include supporting women who are at risk of becoming homeless and/or need support on their tenancy rights including priority housing rights, advice for secure and joint tenancies.

As this is a new post, you will develop pathways for women in housing under current housing legislation and the Domestic Abuse Bill, including safe options for women with no recourse to public funds (NRPF). You will carry a caseload and provide intense one to one support and also to liaise with professionals and proactively seek information, including timely legal advice on housing law and local housing policy.

The successful candidate’s will be experienced in housing law and will be have experience and understanding of sensitive to the gendered dynamics of VAWG.

Closing date: 19th February 2021

Interview Date: week commencing 22nd February 2021

For a full job description and person specification please click here

For an application form please click here

All posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Due to the nature of our work Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered.  The Haven Wolverhampton is an equal opportunities employer


Sessional Trainer / Internal Verifier (IV)

£15 per hour delivery
£10 per hour admin

Sessional Basis

FLEXIBILE


We are seeking experienced trainers to deliver Haven training on a sessional basis. Delivery will be online via MS Teams and, once restrcitions due to Covid-19 have lifted, delivery at The Haven's head office in Wolverhampton City Centre with some co-location as required.

You will have the opportunity to deliver both internal Haven training to new staff, volunteers, placements, and board members, as well as delivering external training where this is purchased by a third party. Haven training is varied covering a range of topics that relate to VAWG and domestic abuse.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent presentation skills, have an awareness of different learning styles, and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of facilitating interative, engaged training that encourages attendees to actively participate. 

Our training covers many different areas and as such we are seeking a pool of trainers from varying experience backgrounds and geographical locations, including:
- Those local to the West Midlands to deliver face to face training and those from further afield who can deliver virtually
- Pttls or equivalent qualified
- In-depth understanding of the gendered nature of domestic abuse and VAWG
- Equality and safeguarding subject areas
- Those with an Internal Verifier (IV) qualification

We welcome applications from candidates whose background and experience covers a number of the areas outlined above, as well as those who have experience in just one of the above areas.

If you are interested in delivering training on VAWG and domestic abuse, you should be able to demonstrate a robust understanding of domestic abuse in the context of VAWG, and should be confident to positively challenge participants in a training setting, particularly relating to pre-existing views that normalise and justify VAWG. 

Anyone recruited to the role of sessional trainer/ IV will be expected to attend The Haven Wolverhampton's core induction training in their own time.

Closing Date: Ongoing

Click Here for the Job Description and Person Specification
Click Here for the application form

Please return your application to training@havenrefuge.org.uk 

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.


Treasurer

Voluntary Role - Board of Trustees

 

We are looking to recruit a new female Board member who has significant experience of working at both a strategic and operational level in a Finance role; who would be able to provide expert advice and guidance to the Board and senior staff members on Financial matters in the role of Treasurer.

This is a voluntary role although reasonable expenses would be reimbursed and will require attendance at meetings throughout the year. Although the refuge services are based in Wolverhampton; there is no requirement for Trustees to live locally as attendance at meetings can be done ‘virtually’. This is an ideal development opportunity for people looking to undertake a non-executive role working within the Charity Sector. The Haven provides excellent training and awareness in Domestic Abuse and other related areas; all trustees are expected to undertake The Haven’s core training (currently four sessions) and annual refreshers, and were possible we deliver these flexibly around Trustees other work commitments. We particularly welcome applications from women who can demonstrate a commitment to ending violence against women and girls, and who hold feminist values of female liberation, empowerment and independence.

If you require any further information or would like to discuss further, do not hesitate to contact us. If you are interested in applying for this role please send your current CV detailing your skills and experience to:

Popinder Kaur - Chief Executive
email:Popinder.Kaur@havenrefuge.org.uk

Click here for Role Description


Domestic Abuse Key Worker

£9.30 per hour

 Living Wage Rate

Sessional Basis

FLEXIBILE


We are currently looking for both day and Out of Hours Sessional DA Key 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.

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: 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 

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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.



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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