ARCH North East is a constantly evolving organisation with a real ethos for quality and local services for victims and survivors of sexual violence and abuse. Based in Middlesbrough, we provide advocacy services to young people and adults as well as counselling services to people, who have been impacted by sexual violence at any time in their lives. A ‘can do’ attitude is a vital asset at ARCH and we are looking for like-minded individuals’ to work with us who share the same approach and work ethic.
The Lead ISVA must be fully committed to the aims and objectives of ARCH, conducting themselves within the ethos of the charity at all times and work in line with the centre’s equality and diversity policy and feminist values.
To work within a multi-agency setting to provide leadership to an ISVA team, who provide expert, quality support to women, men, children, and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse within and outside of the criminal justice system to:
- To deliver an appropriate advisory service for anyone referred who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their life, by offering support, information and advice.
- To manage the ISVA service, ensuring that a programme of training, development and management supervision is undertaken, including reviews and appraisals.
- To work with the CEO to develop and ensure the sustainability of the service and to work on a strategic level locally with some responsibility for promoting the ISVA service nationally.
- To represent ARCH at forums, strategic and statutory agency meetings.
Duties and responsibilities
- Develop and maintain relevant strategic working partnerships at a local and national level
- Be responsible for the promotion of the ISVA service
- Participate in the delivery and design of training and awareness to a variety of statutory and voluntary agencies
- Maintain up to date knowledge of both local and national government legislation and policy and how it impacts on the work of the project
- Represent Arch at external meetings
- Support the CEO in funding applications and funding returns
- Provide leadership, ensuring management of staff and processes
- Provide management supervision to the ISVA team
- Provide annual appraisal and professional development support to the staff team
- Be responsible for the monitoring of the ISVA service
- Prepare reports as necessary
- Attend and contribute to regular management meetings
- Assist in the review of agency policies and procedures
- Work with the referrals team to oversee the allocation and assessment process
- Promote effective communication between service areas for the benefit of the client
- Manage a small working caseload of clients (up to 15)
- Support the client through the court process and aim to make the process work for the client
- Offer advice, support and guidance (and signpost where necessary) on a range of issues such as law, housing and health
- Recognise own training needs and have a willingness to undertake regular training and to attend external supervision
- Participate in and contribute to team meetings
- Participate in and contribute to annual appraisal of performance
- Plan and chair meetings where required
- Maintain agency records as required and work within the guidelines set out in policy and procedure.
- Carry out other tasks as appropriate to the role of this post as directed by the CEO
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack
The closing date for this job is 9 March 2020 - 12:00pm.