Job Title: Male Specialist Abuse Advocate
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), available to male and female applicants
Location: West Bromwich base but will cover the Black Country area
Salary: £22,934 (unqualified), qualified – negotiable
Closing date: Wednesday 29th September.
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.
Is this you?
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Specialist Abuse Advocate to join our dynamic team. If you are creative and innovative and have experience of working within a needs led service, this is for you. This position is suited to an individual who can help and support victims as well as work in collaboration and partnership with other services and professionals.
This is a brand new and innovative development role. The Male Specialist Abuse Advocate will work within the Respect Toolkit framework as well as assist with the development of a specialist service for males. The post holder will:
- Provide tailored support to male victims of domestic abuse, stalking, rape and sexual violence, including carrying out risk and needs assessments and managing a caseload.
- Offer reassurance and emotional support to male victims who may be reluctant to come forwards, providing information about the service and creating a safe space to talk.
- Raise awareness of the particular dynamics of abuse against menwithin the community and with professionals and where necessary provide training and learning opportunities.
- Respond to identified barriers that stop men from accessing help.
- Promote the new service to external partners.
We are looking for a creative, ambitious and flexible candidate who can assist with the promotion and growth of this exciting and dynamic new service.
This service is a part of Black Country Women’s Aid and will be exclusively for all male victims living within the 4 named areas of the Black Country. This position is funded by the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner and Ministry Of Justice and is part of developing a response to male violence and abuse.
If you would like to apply, an application pack can be found below:
Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting then welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.