SafeLives
SafeLives

Charity registered in Scotland SC048291

SafeLives is a creative, practical organisation dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Since 2005 we have constantly looked to evidence, the voice of survivors and practical expertise from across the UK to create improvements in the way domestic abuse is prevented, identified and addressed. As well as being known for incubating new research and practical interventions to address the risk of domestic abuse, SafeLives has the ability and motivation to replicate and scale good practice so that victims, survivors and their children all over the UK can benefit. Last year, SafeLives’ interventions helped over 60,000 adults increase their safety, and many more children. We haven’t yet gone far enough. Radical change is still needed to not just reduce the impact of domestic abuse, but also reduce the prevalence of the problem so that fewer individuals and families are touched by it in the first place. Two million people indicated they had experienced domestic abuse last year and we know that those experiences, a significant majority of which were amongst women and girls, have a ripple effect into all areas of someone’s life and future. For this reason, we need to take our own initiatives - both existing and those still to come - and the partnerships we can forge with others, and influence those with an ability to reduce the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse.

Current vacancies

Top job! Domestic Abuse Court Advocacy Accreditation Lead

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £38,000
  • Home based in Scotland (with regular travel across Scotland and occasionally the rest of the UK)
  • Closing 20th July 2022

Who are we?

We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

Last year alone, nearly 13,500 professionals received our training. Over 70,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 85,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last four years, over 2,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.

Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.

Key purpose of role

This role has been created to lead a brand new programme, funded by the Scottish Government, to build consistency in how domestic abuse court advocacy provision is delivered across Scotland. Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including an expert practitioner based within ASSIST, you will shape and guide work to develop the evidence base and an accreditation process that will support the creation of national standards for domestic abuse court advocacy services. You will also be involved in creating a new training module on domestic abuse court advocacy to enhance the existing Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy (Idaa) training course.

You will scope, plan and lead the activity we have been funded for, to build a robust accreditation framework that includes service standards and training for DA court advocacy providers. This will include establishing and working with a steering group to oversee the programme, and an accreditation panel to support implementation. You will also manage extensive engagement activities with multiple stakeholders from within and beyond the VAWG sector and the criminal justice system. This includes creative engagement with survivors to ensure that lived experience is embedded throughout the process in line with SafeLives’ Authentic Voice strategy. Likewise, in following SafeLives’ Equity Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) strategy, you will reach out widely to reflect a variety of perspectives, experiences and expertise in your work.

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Top job! Training Development Lead

  • Part time
  • £33,000 – £39,000 pro-rata
  • Scotland - Home Based (Close to good transport links) with extensive travel across Scotland & a requirement for overnight stays. Occasional travel is expected to SafeLives’ Bristol & London offices.
  • Closing 11th April 2021

SafeLives is a UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for good. We combine insight from services, survivors and statistics to support people to become safe, well and rebuild their lives. Almost one in five women will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. For every person being abused, there is someone else responsible for that abuse: the perpetrator. And all too often, children are in the home and living with the impact. Domestic abuse affects us all; it thrives on being hidden behind closed doors. We must make it everybody’s business.

Position context

As Training Development Lead, you will support efforts to make domestic abuse ‘everybody’s business’ as a key member of the SafeLives training team, with shared responsibility for developing and delivering our existing suite of training sessions as well as responding to bespoke requests and taking forward programme work. You will work to ensure that SafeLives’ training continues to be of the highest quality and reaches a wide range of audiences. More broadly, you will be a valuable member of the SafeLives Scotland team, alongside the Programme Lead, Marac Development Officer and Engagement Lead to expand and enhance our growing profile in Scotland.

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Multi-agency Lead (Scotland)

  • Part time
  • £34,232 pro-rata
  • Scotland - Remote, with some travel to other locations around the UK.
  • Closing 2nd May 2022

We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

Last year alone, nearly 13,500 professionals received our training. Over 70,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 85,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last four years, over 2,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.

Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.

Role summary

Your role is to deepen multi-agency capability, consistency and capacity across Scotland, contributing to the following core objectives:

  • Improvement of multi-agency practice.
  • Amplifying the impact of optimal multi-agency, risk-led approaches.
  • Ensuring multi-agency systems are survivor-centred and accessible to all.

You will increase consistency of Marac operation across Scotland by sharing best practice with a network of Marac professionals, partners and stakeholders. You will guide activity to open up the multi-agency pathway for the highest risk women in Scotland, and support creation of an effective collaborative response based around a common understanding of risk and informed by survivors' authentic voice.

The aim of this work is to promote coordinated ways of working that support women to be safer, sooner. This role contributes to Equally Safe Priority 3 and is linked to a broader set of work across the VAWG sector in Scotland that seeks to galvanise whole system improvement for those experiencing domestic abuse. The role is also closely aligned to SafeLives’ Whole Picture Strategy.

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