Male Specialist Abuse Advocate

Male Abuse Referral Centre - Ask MARC - Male Abuse AdvocateMales over 16 years’ experience interpersonal violence and abuse too.
Their experiences could include;• experiences of domestic abuse within current or former relationships• experiences of rape and sexual assault and violence• stalking and harassment • historical childhood abuse• sexual exploitation
Many men will not tell anyone or feel that services will not listen or take them seriously.

This service will listen, will support and will care.
According to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) year ending March 2020: • An estimated 3.6% of men (757,000) experienced domestic abuse• Adults who were separated or divorced were more likely to experience domestic abuse
Are you interested in creating a safe space to listen, facilitate interventions and groups, provide advocacy and support in and out of the criminal justice system? You will identify and refer on to other services, including counselling, health services and other specialist agencies.

You will use existing processes to support victims, such as reports to the police, Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and safeguarding procedures, ensuring that male victims will be identified to offer support, as well as developing and establishing new partnerships.
All victims should get the help and support they need.
Job Title: Male Specialist Abuse Advocate Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), available to male and female applicantsLocation: West Bromwich base but will cover the Black Country areaSalary: £24,310.04 (unqualified)/ £26,430.04 (qualified)Closing date: 16 March 2023 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.

The 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 men within 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 are self-driven, compassionate and hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.
Important information for all positions
Black Country Women’s Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the 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.
Employment checks
As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:
Right to work in the UKUnder Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.
We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.
Following your interview, two employment references will be sought.

One of these should be your current or most recent employer.
If you have finished full-time education and you have no employer reference, we will accept a reference from:
• a professional from your centre of study, for instance, a teacher, lecturer or headteacher• GP or health visitor• a character reference from a person who knows you• a civil servant from a government agency• a bank manager
All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.

  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Salary: £24310.00 - £26430.00 per annum
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: 2M Employment Solutions Limited
  • Posted: 16-Feb-2023
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