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Outreach Worker

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£25,104 - £27,769

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Closing Date


8 July 2021

18 July 2021

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, modern slavery and human trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM).

Every day we support over 6,000 women and children in our national network of services.

These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services, culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline.

We advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda.

We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, manage a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.

Refuge aims to build a strong dynamic team of specialist practitioners for this new single point of access service providing high quality practical and emotional support to victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

The post holder will train and provide ongoing support to GP practices to enable primary care staff to be able effectively talk to their patients about domestic violence, provide early identification and offer appropriate care pathways for female and male victims of domestic violence aged 16 years and over.

The role involves working in partnership within a multi-agency framework to deliver services and promote effective joint working to provide early identification, effective interventions and advocacy for women and men experiencing domestic violence.

The post holder will provide advice, advocacy and support, in accordance with Refuge’s philosophical principles.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge’s Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.

Competitive salary offering annual progression within points of the salary grade, 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days, pension scheme with People’s pension that includes a 6% Employer contribution, comprehensive EAP.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) accredited qualification for our profession.

Please visit Refuge’s website for further details and other opportunities.

Closing Date: 5th July 2021

Interview Date: 12th July 2021

This is a Fixed Term contract at 37.5 hrs per week ending March 2022

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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