Outreach Team Leader – Derby

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,300 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 and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


Outreach Team Leader                                                            


37.5 hours per week

£29,136 – 30,957 per annum



We are recruiting an experienced practitioner in the field of domestic violence to lead our new service in Derby. You will work with the Senior Operations manager of Derby to manage and deliver high quality outreach service to victims escaping domestic violence. You will develop individual risk management plans in partnership with other agencies and represent the service to stakeholders and the wider community.


The successful candidate will be experienced in providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic violence. You will be familiar with the multi-agency partnership structures which respond to domestic violence and have up-to-date knowledge on legislation relating to domestic violence. Strong written and communication skills are essential as is the ability to negotiate with and advise a range of individuals and agencies. Previous experience of line-managing front-line support staff is also desirable.


All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.


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 Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.


Closing date:  28 February 2016                                            

Interview date: 14/15 March 2016

Application Form and Diversity

Outreach Team Leader job description

To apply please send your application to recruitment@refuge.org.uk



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.


No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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