Female Aurora New Dawn DVA Car™ Advocate

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Posted December 23, 2020 by

Aurora New Dawn is pleased to announce the following job vacancy:

Female * Aurora New Dawn DVA Car™ Advocate

Hours of work

Part-time: 30 Hours per week (to include some weekend and evening work)
Salary Scale 8: £20,000 per annum, pro rata (Actual Salary £16,217)
Duration: Funding until September 2021 (continuation subject to funding)

*PLEASE NOTE: This post is restricted to female applicants in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

The Aurora New Dawn DVA Car™ Advocate Role

JOB PURPOSE (until the 31st March 2021)

  1. Due to COVID19 we have adapted the above project to run a 24/7 helpline. This involves working from home on a combination of 9hr (0900hrs – 1800hrs) and 15hr (1800hrs – 0900hrs) shifts answering calls that come in via the Helpline, processing and reviewing referrals, calling survivors offering emotional and practical support.

JOB PURPOSE (from the 1st April 2021, COVID restrictions allowing)

This role comprises of two parts, worked on a rota basis and totaling 30 hours per week:

  1. To provide an out-of-hours* , face-to-face crisis response to incidents of domestic violence in Hampshire, working alongside officers from Hampshire Constabulary. There are 6 posts available 2 covering Southampton, 2 covering Basingstoke, 2 covering East Hampshire.
  2. To work alongside the team** (Portsmouth or Southampton) processing and reviewing referrals received as part of the DVA car project, ensuring that clients are referred into appropriate longer-term support as required.

* Out of hours shifts are between 17.00hrs – 03.00hrs.

** Office shifts are Mondays and the remainder of the hours to be agreed between the organisation and the successful candidate.

To apply:

For further details on this vacancy, please see the combined job description/person specification.

Job description/person specification

Applications should be in the form of a letter, sent by email to recruitment@aurorand.org.uk, detailing why you think you are suitable for the post. Please put ‘DVA Car Advocate’ in the subject line and return your completed diversity form with your letter.

You are advised to read the job description and person specification carefully as the decision to shortlist you for interview will be based on the information you provide in your letter.

NB: We do not accept CV’s as an application method.

For a discussion about the role, or for any queries, please contact Lyn Tiller (Community Projects Manager – Aurora New Dawn) on 02393 878 992

To save on administration costs we are not able to contact you if your application is unsuccessful, but I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in our work.

The deadline for all applications is 9am 18th January 2021.

Interviews – Week commencing 25th January 2021 (subject to change).

Interviews will be conducted via ZOOM.

Important documents:

To download a copy of the Female*Aurora New Dawn DVA Car™ Advocate – AURORA NEW DAWN DVA CARS™ job description, click here.

To download a copy of the Aurora New Dawn diversity form, click here.

How can you help?

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You can find out more about 16 days of action here.

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Sarah Cheverton is Aurora New Dawn's Writer in Residence and a freelance writer and researcher. As well as writing the copy for the Aurora website, Sarah works with the Aurora team on consultation responses, communications and service evaluations. She also works as a Co-Editor for feminist news site Women's Views on News.

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