To play a lead role in the development and implementation of plans and strategies to respond to Domestic Abuse & Violence (DVA), Sexual Abuse & Violence (SVA) and Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) across Brighton & Hove.
Reporting to the Strategic Commissioner the post holder will be a key officer in the Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence against Women and Girls Unit to coordinate, develop and implement plans and strategies aimed at improving the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence against Women and Girls in Brighton & Hove
Fixed term for 1 year to cover maternity leave
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Player Head of Safer Communities on 07808062045.
About the role
We would like to appoint an enthusiastic person to help to deliver key strategies and policies regarding domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and a good understanding of the domestic abuse agenda both nationally and locally. Working with key partners in both the statutory and third sector and with those who have lived experience of domestic abuse, the post holder will work with the strategic commissioner to ensure that B&H deliver quality services for the city.
BHCC offers excellent flexible working arrangements.
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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.
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