View Vacancy -- Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Coordinator
About the role
Addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG) forms part of Haringey’s local partnership approach to improving health, safety and wellbeing in the borough. In November 2016, Haringey launched a 10-year VAWG strategy that was developed in consultation with survivors and with local residents as well as a wide range of professionals across the borough. The vision of the strategy is ‘to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of women and girls in the borough so they can live to their full potential and for Haringey to become a borough in which no form of abuse is tolerated.’
The VAWG Coordinator is based within Public Health and works with the VAWG Strategic Lead and key partners across council services and across the borough (including police, probation, health trusts/services and the voluntary sector as well as local residents and victim/survivors) to drive forward work on ending VAWG in Haringey.
Key priorities of the role include:
· To work with the Strategic Lead for Violence Against Women and Girls to coordinate and maintain all aspects of the multi-agency partnership response to violence against women and girls. To manage and strategically lead on specific areas of the VAWG portfolio, ensuring there are robust, affordable operation plans in place to deliver the Borough Plan on time and to budget.
· To develop and manage Haringey’s Coordinated Community Response (CCR) pilot in three distinct areas in the borough. To effectively engage and develop partnerships with community groups, local initiatives and community leaders and local residents to achieve the aims of the pilot. To lead on the development and roll-out of the pilot and oversee the training delivery and evaluation.
Do you have experience of working in the field of violence against women and girls? You will need to be able to work within a local authority and a multiagency partnership setting to develop, support and maintain a coordinated community response to violence against women and girls in Haringey.
If you share our passion and genuine commitment to transforming our response to violence against women and girls, then we look forward to receiving your application.
You will be:
· An expert in the field of violence against women and girls with significant experience of developing and maintaining multi-agency partnerships, and with a solid understanding the coordinated community response model, what best practice looks like and knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the different organisations in responding to VAWG.
· Highly skilled at engaging community groups and local residents to support the work to end VAWG and an excellent communicator at all levels, persuasive and adept at working confidently with politicians, senior leadership teams and victim/survivors.
Other Requirements / How to apply
If you wish to apply for this post, you should clearly show in your application how your skills/experience meet the person as the shortlisting decision will be based on our assessment of you against these criteria.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check (DBS) will be undertaken.
Closing date: 8th September 2019
This opportunity is closed to applications.