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About The Haven Wolverhampton


Our Team

The Haven Wolverhampton is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Popinder Kaur. We employ 46 staff who provide a vital contribution to all the services we offer.

Haven Wolverhampton is governed by a board of trustees who are volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds. The board consists of 12 members who commit their skills and experiences towards the growth of the organisation and to ensure governance is maintained to a high standard.


Chief Executive
Popinder Kaur

Board of Trustees Members

Co-chairs of the Board
Angela Spence-Ferguson Stephanie Harris

Other Members
Gill Atkins
Colin Brown
Alison Westwood
Katarina Fidler
Angela Morgan
Philippa Pringle
Carwen Wynne-Howells Narinder Rehal                      David Taylor                           Kim Benton



the Haven - Womens Refuge, Help & Support

Vision

The Haven Wolverhampton’s vision is for all women and children to live in a society free from oppression, homelessness, violence and abuse, and to promote and uphold human rights.

 

Mission

The Haven Wolverhampton supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic violence, homelessness and abuse.

Current Vacancies

 

Develop your potential with The Haven Wolverhampton

The Haven Wolverhampton is a local charity established in 1973 dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to women and children who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence and young girls who may be homeless for various reasons such as family breakdown. Our reputation is built upon our values, passion and commitment to enable women and their children to live safe, healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Applications are invited for the following post from those who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.

 

Out of Hours Family Support Worker

£19,890 per annum

37.5 hours per week (Permenant)

 

The Out of Hours Family Support Worker will provide out of hours cover on a rota system in The Haven Wolverhampton's emergency 24 hour refuge accommodation. This includes evenings, nights (sleep in's) and weekends.  You will take a whole family approach to providing immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from violence and abuse.  You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement.

You will have experience of working with women within a refuge setting and of completing personal assessment tools.  You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children who are experiencing violence and abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing.  Excellent communication skills and a demonstrable ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements for this role

Closing date for applications:  Monday 27th November 2017 at 4pm

 Interview date: Week commencing Monday 11th December 2017

  

Click here for Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for Application Form

   

Out of Hours Family Support Worker

£19,890 Per annum

37.5 hours ( temporary)

The Out of Hours Family support worker will provide out of hours cover on a rota system in The Haven Wolverhampton's emergency 24 hour refuge accommodation.  This includes evenings, nights (sleep in) and weekends.  You will take a whole family approach to providing immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from violence and abuse.  You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement.

You will have experience of workign with women in a refuge setting and of completing personal assessment tools.  You will have knowledge of the support needs adn support planning of women and children who are experiencing violence and abuse, along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing.  Excellent communication skills and a demonstrable ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements for this role.

Closing date for applications: Monday 27th November 2017 at 4pm

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 11th December 2017 

Click here for Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for Application Form

 

 

Sessional Family Support Worker

£8.45 per hour (days)

£136.05 per shift (out of hours – nights)

As and when required

 

We are currently looking for both Day and Out of Hours (sleep in) Sessional Family Support Workers to provide immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement. 

 

You will have experience of working with women within a refuge setting and completing assessment tools. You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing violence abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrate ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements of the role.

 

Closing date:      Ongoing


 Click here for Job Description and Person Specification

Click here for Application Form

 Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered. 

 

  

 

Sessional Handy Person 

£8.45 per hour

As and when required

 

We are looking for a Handy Person to join The Haven Wolverhampton on a sessional basis for our busy periods. As a valued member of the Facilities Team you will support the delivery of a high quality customer focused concierge handy-man service.

 

You will be required to carry out maintenance checks, minor repairs to fixtures and fittings and ground maintenance across our refuge accommodation. Tasks will include minor carpentry and plumbing works, painting, light bulb changing and attending to safety hazards.

 

You will have good communication skills, work independently and as part of a team and be able to work under pressure.

 

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All our vacancies are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

 

 

Service User Participation

The women and children that we serve are at the heart of all we do. We ensure that service users are involved in shaping the service they receive, the wider work of The Haven and local support services. This is done in a range of ways including:

  • Consultaions
  • Feedback
  • Service User Groups
  • Peer mentor scheme - including training and accreditation
Advice UK - Advice Quality Standard
Institute of Fundraising - Open College Network
Community Matters - Women's Aid
Helplines Partnership - Living Wage Foundation

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