Location: North Northumberland

Salary: £23,630 pro rata                                            

Hours: 25-30 hours per week (can be negotiated)

Are you looking for a new challenge?  

Would you like to help people to make positive changes in their lives? Do you want to join a great team and work for a great organisation?  

If so, this post could be just for you!  

Come and join our team based in North Northumberland. As Wellbeing Coach, you will work closely with our existing team supporting people and families in the local community to improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing. You will also facilitate our established bi-weekly Safe Space groups in Berwick and Alnwick. 

Closing date: Sunday 4th September 2022

For more information download the role pack here.

For an application pack, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For an informal chat about the role, contact Laura McLean at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are committed to being an anti-discriminatory organisation and positively welcome and encourage applications from diverse and marginalised groups.

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services provides support to all victims who have been the subject of domestic abuse/violence, supports them through the criminal justice system and offers relevant advice and assistance, both practical and emotional.  NDAS empowers victims to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and safety.  Prevention and awareness raising activities are also delivered across Northumberland and counselling to the children of our service users.  

Over 90% of victims of domestic abuse are women, a fact reflected in the NDAS team.   In an effort to improve access for boys, young men and male adults to NDAS services and to address an imbalance within the NDAS team, we are seeking to recruit a male Domestic Abuse Practitioner.  

We are looking to recruit a male full-time Domestic Abuse Practitioner to work within the delivery team, supporting boys, young men and adult males across Northumberland.  The role will also support our Initial Response service 1 day a week, as well as prevention, and awareness-raising activity.  

This role will suit someone with experience of supporting people within the community, delivering outreach services to people with multiple and complex needs; perhaps with a background in community and youth work, social services and/or domestic abuse.  

The successful candidate will be able to develop professional relationships with service users, to create rapport and respond with empathy.  You will be a good team member whilst able to work independently.  You will be well organised and passionate about the work we deliver.  

 

Fixed Term Full-time position to March 2023 (extension possible subject to funding)  

Salary: £25,311 per annum (pay award pending)  

Hours: 37.5 hours/week  

Location: Office base in Hexham, working across Northumberland  

Purpose  

To provide practical and emotional support to victims of domestic abuse/violence; including supporting them through the criminal justice system and providing guidance and assistance.  The role also involves empowering victims to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and safety.

 

Key responsibilities  

  • Provide an efficient, effective outreach service to male victims of domestic abuse/violence in Northumberland.  
  • Establish the risks and the needs of the individual and deliver a service appropriate to that level of risk.  
  • Develop and deliver individual support and risk management plans to address the risk of harm to victims.  
  • Work with multi-agency partnerships with local agencies whose services victims may require, ensuring a coordinated community response.  
  • Work in partnership with other agencies and to advocate for victims to ensure their needs are met.  
  • Ensure that victims are aware of their rights to legal protection and to arrange for the provision of legal advice as required and accompany victims to appointments if appropriate.  
  • Ensure the safety of the victim is paramount.  
  • Provide a service, which is sensitive to all cultural and other differences and needs.  
  • Ensure that the views and experiences of the victims and agencies are sought actively and inform the development of the service.  
  • Maintain confidentiality, professional boundaries and security, when working with service users, staff and external bodies.  

Supporting you to support others

NDAS is a respected sector leader providing a range of domestic abuse services across Northumberland. We are proudly not-for-profit and offer you:  

  • Generous staff pension scheme
  • Good holiday package including birthday bonus day off
  • Essential car user allowance
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Values-based culture
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Professional supervision

 

Closing date: Noon Weds 31st August 2022

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.nda.services for an application pack.

 

Summary INFORMATION

Salary: £28,226.00 pro rata
Hours: 22.5 hours
Contract: Permanent
Location: Ashington with travel across Northumberland
Deadline: 09:00am on Wednesday 24th August 2022
Interviews: Friday 26th August 2022 & Tuesday 30th August

 

Northumberland CVA is looking for an experienced, highly organised & hands-on Executive Assistant, who will provide support to the Chief Executive, the Chair and the Senior Management Team

The successful candidate must have previous experience in a similar role and will take responsibility and ownership of project monitoring reporting, deadline compliance, management of important documents and files, whilst also helping to facilitate communication across the sector.

You will provide a comprehensive secretariat service to the CEO and Board of Trustees and you will have line management responsibilities.  You will need a good level of interpersonal skills and must be able to relate and engage with a broad range of people at all levels.  You must have excellent time management skills and be able to multi-task, with a strong attention to detail.  You will be positive, self-motivated, flexible and have the ability to work independently.

If you are a hardworking, flexible and driven individual who displays a positive, professional can-do attitude, then you are the person we are looking for! 

Northumberland CVA (Northumberland Community Voluntary Action) is a membership charity and a local infrastructure organisation.  We support our communities and enable people by providing high quality services to help our local charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises operate safely and legally and support them to develop their capabilities to deliver their own services.  We also act as an advocate for the voluntary and community sector in Northumberland by providing a platform for our members to share their perspective, tell their story and address issues that affect them and their communities. 

As well as these core infrastructure services, we also deliver a range of projects and activities that benefit the communities we serve, from employability services to support for older people to help them retain their independence.

We are currently working from both the office and from home and your role may involve some travel.

 

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Your duties will be varied and include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Managing complex and busy diaries for business and personal entries, including scheduling internal and external meetings. 
  • Attending meetings, when required,  taking and circulating meeting minutes and actions. Following up to ensure any raised actions are completed
  • Performing general administration and secretarial activities to support the CEO, Chair and, if appropriate, Senior Management Team in delivering against organisation objectives
  • Managing high-volume email inboxes
  • General office management tasks, as required
  • Acting as point of contact when necessary, providing a friendly customer service
  • Liaising with all stakeholders within the organisation, maintaining a highly professional attitude at all times and adapting communication to suit the audience
  • Supporting the provision of a quality service to all our stakeholders
  • Direct Line Management
  • Working within the ethos and values of the organisation
  • Working within our Equal Opportunity Framework
  • This post will require some occasional travel and so the successful candidate will need to have access to regular transport and the ability to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

 

Hours of work                 

Monday – Thursday  9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  30 minutes for lunch, with occasional evening work, for which time off in lieu will be given.  We operate a flexible working scheme and encourage discussion concerning hours or flexibility.

 

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion please contact: Caroline Rogan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tel: M: 07826 547685 

 

For an application pack please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download the information below.

 

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Equality & Diversity Form

 

Deadline for submission:  9:00am on Wednesday 24th August

 

Please note: CV’s will not be accepted.

 

If you have not been contacted by the interview date, your application has been unsuccessful. 

We reserve the right to close the application deadline early.

 

Children and Young People’s Domestic and Family Violence Therapist/Counsellor

Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service provides support to all victims who have been the subject of domestic abuse/violence, supports them through the criminal justice system and offers relevant advice and assistance, both practical and emotional. NDAS empowers victims to make decisions, increase their options, their confidence and safety. Prevention and awareness raising activities are also delivered across Northumberland and counselling to the children of our service users.

We are seeking a dynamic, skilled, knowledgeable, passionate and experienced Children and Young People’s Domestic and Family Violence Therapist/Counsellor. This position has a primary focus of working with children and young people and providing specialised counselling and therapeutic interventions to children, young people who have experienced domestic and family violence.

This position is based in our Hexham office and working across the county of Northumberland.

Fixed term position, up to 36 hours per week, 18months from start date (extension possible subject to funding)

Flexible working with core hours 9am – 5pm Monday - Friday

Salary: £27,343 per annum pro rata (pay award pending)

The successful applicant will be a qualified and registered practitioner with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and/or UKCP, and evidenced post-qualifying supervised practice. With a preferred but not essential 2 years’ experience in a clinical role and an understanding of children, young people and/or their families.

The role

  • You will provide assessment and short-term therapeutic interventions to children and young people aged from 4 years old.
  • Experience working therapeutically with children, adolescents and families, experiencing complex issues.
  • Excellent counselling, therapeutic and interpersonal skills including knowledge of evidence based therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrated assessment skills, including therapeutic assessment, crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning.
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma on children and young people and the components of working within a child protection framework.
  • Significant knowledge in the area of domestic and family violence and impacts on children and family
  • Great communication skills, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Current Driver’s License and access to your own transport
  • Preparedness to work within the ethos and values of NDAS

 

Supporting you to support others

NDAS is a respected sector leader providing a range of domestic abuse services across Northumberland. We are proudly not-for-profit and offer you:

  • Generous staff pension scheme
  • Good holiday package including birthday bonus day off
  • Essential car user allowance
  • Flexible work arrangements to support work-life balance
  • Values-based culture
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Professional supervision

 

Closing date: Noon Wednesday 31st August 2022 Interviews: TBC Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.nda.services for an application pack

 

A number of counselling hours (face to face, online and phone) available for up to 25 hours a week.  Funding currently until March 2023.

 The posts will be based at three bases in Alnwick , Berwick and Morpeth

 Salary dependent on experience.  NJC Scale 24 to 26. £29,174 pa to £30,984 pa (pro rota).

We require an experienced women counsellor to join our growing counselling service. You must have experience of working with women and girls 13+ who are survivors of any form of sexual violence, at any time in their lives. You must be BACP or UKCP Accredited or be working towards accreditation.

The ability to manage a caseload, hold clear boundaries with clients and services and keep accurate client records is essential. We require someone who with excellent communication and team working skills who can work within the spirit of RCTN’s values and ethos and adhere to Rape Crisis National Service Standards. The post requires the successful candidate to work flexibly, with a mixture of home-working for admin and non-face-to-face based tasks and building-based working for face-to-face counselling. Please note, there may some limited opportunities to deliver online/telephone from home.  Clinical supervision, peer support and case management will be provided by RCTN. Plus a training budget for CPD.

Please see job description/person specifications

Deadline for applications is Friday 26th August 12 noon. 

Interviews will be held using video conference on Wednesday 31st August. 

For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To apply visit the website.

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