MARAC and Domestic Violence and Abuse Administrator

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 3,700 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.

 

Job title: MARAC and Domestic Violence and Abuse Administrator                REF: 122 MARAC

Salary: £ 25,000 – 27,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week                                                                 

Location: Richmond

This exciting post involves supporting the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) partnership in delivering this monthly conference. The MARAC takes place between public and voluntary sector specialists to review the highest risk cases of domestic abuse and to draft a safety plan for each victim. The role is based  at the Richmond Civic Centre in  a police station in the local area.

We are looking to recruit a candidate with excellent organisational skills to provide high quality support to the administration of MARAC including accureate minute taking. . You will collect and record information on MARAC cases and ensure consistency of referrals. You will also liaise with partner agencies before and after meetings to ensure that actions are followed through, and prepare agendas and minutes for the MARAC.

In this important role you will also be providing a wide range of administrative support to the Richmond Domestic Violence and Abuse Coordinator. For example, you will support the planning and preparation of other multi-agency meetings such as the Domestic Abuse Operations Group. You will also help promote and organise training events and workshops and update the council’s domestic violence and abuse webpages.

The successful candidate will have outstanding administration skills and the ability to use initiative and judgment in dealing with colleagues and partner agencies. You will communicate clearly and concisely, in your written and oral communication and work successfully both independently and as part of a team.

You will be familiar with collecting and analysing data and have proven ability to maintain high standards of confidentiality. Experience working within a multi-agency environment is desirable, as is experience working in the field of domestic violence or public protection.

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. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

To apply please fill it the attached application and send it to: recruitment @refuge.org.uk

Application Form and Diversity

MARAC Job Description- March 2016

 

Closing date:    21 March, 2016                                                Interview date:  4 April, 2016

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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