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Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role in the development of Leeway and their work allows us to strengthen our voice and support more people experiencing domestic abuse. With no time commitment required for some of our roles and a busy calendar of events, we always have opportunities which you may be able to help us with across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Some ways you could help Leeway

We always have opportunities for you to volunteer

Admin & Office Work

Admin and office work

Fund Raising

Raising valuable funds for the charity

Balloons

Planning or attending events

Social media

Helping with our social media and marketing

Leeway Ambassador

Raising the profile of Leeway as an ambassador

Woman and child

Working with women and children in our safe houses

Community based services

Supporting our community based services

Donations and gifts

Collating and distributing donations and gifts

Volunteer resources

For more information about our volunteering opportunities, please contact Anita - our volunteer co-ordinator - who will provide you with details of all current volunteering roles available. You can call her on 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk

Leeway staff

Jobs

We are regularly looking for talented individuals to join the Leeway team. Due to an increase in the level of service we are able to provide, we are currently recruiting for the following roles.

Click here to download our application form. Please send completed forms to admin@leewaynwa.org.uk

Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS) Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA)
  • 37 hours per week
  • £27,605
  • Fixed term maternity cover to 28/02/2023
  • Based in Norwich County Hall MASH

Job Role: The IDVA will be part of a confidential, safe, and supportive team, within the Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS). They will provide effective, safe, supportive, and confidential support for service users aged 16 plus and their families including children aged 5-18, who are assessed as high or medium risk, and living with or fleeing domestic abuse.

Job Purpose: The purpose of the role is to work in a multi-agency framework providing a range of support to reduce the risk of further harm posed to service users and support them to safely engage with criminal justice proceedings, Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARACs) and The Sanctuary Scheme, if appropriate as part of the NIDAS team.

You will work alongside a caseload of our service users to ensure that they feel safe, happy with the service they are receiving and have the widest opportunities available to them to enhance their lives and improve their safety and wellbeing. You will ensure they receive an excellent level of support that uses a strengths-based and trauma informed approach and is centred around their aims and aspirations.

Your role will be part of a rota system operating over 7 days a week. You will be required to represent the service by providing presentations and attending events as required and support the NIDAS Partnership Board in working towards the best possible outcomes for our service users.

Essential requirements: : Relevant accredited IDVA qualification (or willing to work towards one) and experience of working in a voluntary or statutory agency for a minimum of two years with victims of domestic abuse. Experience of managing risk and effective safety planning. The ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team, good organisational skills. We require a proactive/flexible approach to working hours to meet deadlines

A full UK driving license, business insurance and ability to travel.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS and police security clearance

This role will be based within a multi-agency team and will form part of the NIDAS Leeway Central team.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

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Family Support Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA) - South Norfolk
  • 32hrs per week
  • £19,106
  • South Norfolk

Job Purpose: The Family Support IDVA will be part of our team within the Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS), which is a community-based service providing flexible, safe, supportive, and confidential service through face to face or accredited groupwork for children and young people who have experienced or are living domestic abuse.

Responsible to: NIDAS Senior Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work in a multi-agency framework and environment, safeguarding adults and children.
  • Promote Equality, Diversity, Fairness, and Inclusion at all times.
  • Promote a ‘Team NIDAS’ culture across the service delivery.
  • Ensure that our service users voices are central to all aspects of service delivery and is evidenced through safety and support planning, risk assessment and reviews.
  • Be part of a team of community and family IDVAs and work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the NIDAS Partnership to deliver our visions, values and objectives.
  • Be innovative in identifying methods to successfully engage with people across a wide range of backgrounds and with diverse needs.
  • Look for opportunities to improve and develop services that we offer.
  • To promote collaboration and multi-agency working for service users and maintain up to date knowledge of local services to enable recovery.
  • Support our service users to link into statutory, health and social care services to maximise their wellbeing and recovery.
  • To implement NIDAS’s strategy on consultation and service user involvement to ensure that all service users are able to participate and contribute to the development of the NIDAS service.

Essential requirements:

  • An accredited IDVA qualification or working towards one.
  • Driving Licence, Business insurance and ability to travel across Norfolk.
  • A relevant childcare qualification level 3 or equivalent and experience of working with children and young people.
  • Experience of working in a voluntary or statutory agency for a minimum of two years with victims of domestic abuse.
  • Experience of public speaking and advocating for victims.
  • Experience of using risk assessment tools for victims of domestic abuse.
  • Experience of being creative, planning and running a range of therapeutic activities for children and young people.
  • Experience of delivering talks and presentations to children, young people and agencies.

Desirable requirements:

  • Knowledge of legislation around safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, engaging with service users, colleagues, and partners.
  • IT skills including use of Microsoft Office, Teams, case management systems, and databases.
  • Inquisitive and problem solving. A commitment to seeking new ways of working to achieve positive outcomes.
  • A clear understanding of Data Protection, confidentiality, and data sharing protocols.
  • An understanding of a strengths-based and trauma informed approach to support.
  • An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on young people, children, and families.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

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Children and young persons worker’s (with parenting experience)
  • £22,422 pro rata
  • Great Yarmouth, Norwich, West Norfolk, Breckland, North Norfolk, Broadland
  • 5 roles available

Job Purpose: To provide enhanced support to young people aged 0-18 living within our refuges through the following services:

  • To provide individual support for 5-18 year olds which is flexible, effective, safe, supportive and confidential.
  • To provide age-appropriate group support to parents and young people.
  • To provide a range of parenting support through one to one and group sessions, to enable parents to understand their young person’s experiences and encourage them to be involved in their support.
  • To develop age appropriate, individual, safety and support plans with young people.
  • To work effectively with partner agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for all families accessing the support.

Essential requirements:

  • A relevant Children and young persons qualification to level 3 or above.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working with children/ young people and families.
  • Ability to be creative, plan and run groups
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Driving licence, business insurance and the ability to travel across Norfolk.

Please state the area you are interested in working in on your application form.

Women only to apply: S.7(2)(e) SDA applies. “Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1.

Applicants will be reviewed as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to withdraw the vacancies if a role is successfully recruited.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

Disability confident employer Investors in people
Parenting worker’s (with children and young person experience)
  • 37 hours per week
  • £22,422 pro rata
  • Great Yarmouth, Norwich, West Norfolk, Breckland, North Norfolk, Broadland
  • 3 roles available

Job Purpose: To provide enhanced support to young people aged 0-18 living within our refuges through the following services:

  • To provide individual support for 5-18 year olds which is flexible, effective, safe, supportive and confidential.
  • To provide age-appropriate group support to parents and young people.
  • To provide a range of parenting support through one to one and group sessions, to enable parents to understand their young person’s experiences and encourage them to be involved in their support.
  • To develop age appropriate, individual, safety and support plans with young people.
  • To work effectively with partner agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for all families accessing the support.

Essential requirements:

  • A relevant Children and young persons qualification to level 3 or above.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working with children/ young people and families.
  • Ability to be creative, plan and run groups
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Driving licence, business insurance and the ability to travel across Norfolk.

Please state the area you are interested in working in on your application form.

Women only to apply: S.7(2)(e) SDA applies. “Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1.

Applicants will be reviewed as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to withdraw the vacancies if a role is successfully recruited.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

Disability confident employer Investors in people
Parenting worker (with children and young person experience)
  • 30 hours per week
  • £22,422 pro rata
  • Great Yarmouth, Norwich, West Norfolk, Breckland, North Norfolk, Broadland

Job Purpose: To provide enhanced support to young people aged 0-18 living within our refuges through the following services:

  • To provide individual support for 5-18 year olds which is flexible, effective, safe, supportive and confidential.
  • To provide age-appropriate group support to parents and young people.
  • To provide a range of parenting support through one to one and group sessions, to enable parents to understand their young person’s experiences and encourage them to be involved in their support.
  • To develop age appropriate, individual, safety and support plans with young people.
  • To work effectively with partner agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for all families accessing the support.

Essential requirements:

  • A relevant Children and young persons qualification to level 3 or above.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience of working with children/ young people and families.
  • Ability to be creative, plan and run groups
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children

Driving licence, business insurance and the ability to travel across Norfolk.

Please state the area you are interested in working in on your application form.

Women only to apply: S.7(2)(e) SDA applies. “Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1.

Applicants will be reviewed as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to withdraw the vacancies if a role is successfully recruited.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

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Children and Young People’s Resettlement Worker
  • £22,422 pro rata
  • Based in Norwich

Job Purpose: To provide enhanced support to young people aged 0-18 leaving our refuges through the following services:

  • To provide individual support for 5-18 year olds which is flexible, effective, safe, supportive and confidential.
  • To provide parenting information and support, to enable parents/carers to support their children to resettle in the community after a stay in refuge.
  • To develop age appropriate, individual, safety and support plans with young people.
  • To work effectively with partner agencies to achieve the best possible outcomes for all families accessing the support.

Essential requirements:

  • A relevant Children and young person's qualification to level 3 or above.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience of working with children/ young people and families.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to be able to respond calmly in sometimes pressured situations.
  • Experience of working within safeguarding legislation around safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

Driving licence, business insurance and the ability to travel across Norfolk

Women only to apply: S.7(2)(e) SDA applies. “Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

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Independent Positive Relationship Youth Support Worker
  • 25 hours per week
  • £22,422 pro rata
  • Based in Norwich

Job Purpose: To provide enhanced support to young people aged 0-18 leaving our refuges through the following services:

  • To offer practical and emotional support to young people in educational settings, who have witnessed or experienced domestic abuse in their home or in their own personal relationships.
  • To encourage and empower young people to understand the impact their experiences may be having on them and support them to access safe, healthy and appropriate choices suitable for them.
  • To deliver group and awareness raising sessions in educational setting on the impact of domestic abuse on young people.

Essential requirements:

  • A relevant Youth work or CYP (Children and Young Persons) qualification to level 3 or above.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience of working with CYP and families.
  • Experience of delivering presentations / group work.
  • Experience of working within safeguarding legislation around safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

Driving licence, business insurance and the ability to travel across Norfolk

Women only to apply: S.7(2)(e) SDA applies. “Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, part 1.

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

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First Contact, Advice & Guidance Case Worker
  • 18.5hrs post per week
  • Salary £18,278 rising to £20,103 per rata after successfully completing 6-month probation.
  • Based in Norwich or Great Yarmouth
  • Working on Leeway’s Telephone Helpline and Webchat

Job Purpose: to provide an effective, supportive and confidential service over the phone OR Webchat for people living with or fleeing domestic abuse. To ensure those who are contacting the Advice and Support Line are given advice and support around their options. To support women and their children to access Leeway refuges or Community Service. To follow Leeway’s referral policies and procedures. To support the service coordinator in working towards the best possible outcomes for service users.

Essential requirements: Relevant qualification and/or experience of working with vulnerable people. An understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on individuals. Experience in administrative and phone helpline work. The ability to use Microsoft office. Full driving license, car business insurance & use of a car to travel is essential.

Hours of work are Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday between 9.30am-6.30pm

Closing date for application: 5:00pm Friday 5th August 2022

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can call 0300 561 0077 or email admin@leewaynwa.org.uk. Successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure Barring / DBS check.

Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid.

Disability confident employer Investors in people