- Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
- Reference: orbis/TP/202582/30902
- Published: Mon 06/03/2023, 0:00 AM
- Closing on: Thu 20/04/2023, 0:00 AM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: 37
- Salary: £35,411 - £38,296
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Hove Town Hall, Hove
Strategy and Partnership Officer for Domestic Abuse and VAWG with a Lead for MAR
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of Brighton and Hove City Councils VAWG Unit and work within a team committed tacking domestic abuse and VAWG in all it's forms.
For an informal discussion, please contact Anne Clark - Strategic Lead Commissioner Domestic Abuse and VAWG on Anne.Clark@brighton- hove.gov.uk
About the role
Reporting to the Strategic Commissioner the post holder will be a key officer in the VAWG Unit and will coordinate, develop and implement plans and strategies aimed at improving the coordianted community response to domestic abuse sexual violence and VAWG.
The post holder will also be responsible for the day to day operational running of the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) and line manage the MARAC Coordinator.
We are seeking to recruit an exceptional person to join a new team coordinating quality VAWG services for the City. The post holder will also be responsible fro working with the wider MARAC Team to develop and support the development of BHCC MARAC in line with national best practice to safeguard people at high risk of serious harm.
The successful candidate will have knowledge of the local and national priorities regarding this agenda. They will have excellent analytical skills, be an excellent communicator and have experience of partnership working, engaging with statutory partners and third sector specialist organisations and other providers as well as those with lived experience to help inform the development of local policies and strategies.
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As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
There is the option for the suitable candidate to choose to work mostly from home. Attendance at the office with reasonable notice would be required on occasion. This notice would be subject to local team and service working arrangements. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).