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Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role in the development of Leeway and their participation 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

Support our fundraising team

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

Volunteer resources

For more information about our volunteering opportunities, please contact Anita - our volunteer co-ordinator - on 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

Children and Young people's Refuge worker - Great Yarmouth
  • 37hrs per week
  • £23,328 per annum

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 young people.
  • 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 children accessing the support.
  • To provide face to face parenting advice, supporting parents of children and young people who are living in Leeway Refuges

Essential Requirements:

  • A relevant Children and young people’s 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.
  • Full Driving licence, business insurance and the use of a car to travel is essential.

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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Senior Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDVA)

Job Purpose:

  • The Senior IDVA will lead a confidential, safe, and supportive team, within the Norfolk Integrated Domestic Abuse Service (NIDAS). Supervising and guiding the team, overseeing employee performance and making critical decisions on a day-to-day basis regarding cases are all part of the senior role.
  • The Senior IDVA 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.
  • The Senior IDVA will work within 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 Coordination (MARACs), the Sanctuary Scheme and Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) processes.
  • You will work alongside our service users to ensure that they feel safe and are 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.
  • You will participate in the rota system providing cover over 7 days a week and represent the service by providing presentations and attending events as required.
  • Your role will work alongside the NIDAS Service Manager supporting the NIDAS Partnership Board in working towards the best possible outcomes for our service users and stakeholders, including collating and reporting on data.
  • You will provide support for a caseload of the high/medium risk service users, and for the monitoring of case management/ quality assessment of cases in line with accredited standards for your team.
  • This role is subject to a DBS and enhanced Police security clearance.
  • Full and accredited IDVA training will be provided where necessary to give the skills and knowledge required for the role (subject to successful completion of probationary period).
  • Full and accredited Level 3 management training will be provided where necessary (subject to successful completion of probationary period).

Education & Qualifications:

  • An accredited IDVA qualification or working towards one.
  • Driving Licence, Business insurance and ability to travel across Norfolk.
  • Desirable:
  • An accredited IDVA management qualification
  • NVQ level 3 in management or be prepared to work towards.

Experience:

  • Experience of supervising staff.
  • 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 working within the multi-agency environment.
  • Experience of recording information.
  • Experience of using risk assessment tools for victims of domestic abuse.
  • Desirable:
  • Experience of writing reports.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of legislation around safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, engaging with service users, colleagues, and partners.
  • 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
  • Desirable:
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office, Teams, case management systems, and databases.

Values:

  • Reliable, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, and understanding.
  • Ability to be flexible and work independently, or as part of a team.
  • Ability to respond calmly in sometimes pressured situations.
  • Respect and value the diversity of the community and recognise the needs and concerns of a diverse range of people with substance misuse issues ensuring the service and your approach is accessible to all.
  • Always seek to expand your learning and undertake all training and development essential for this role.

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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Suffolk Fundraising and Events Officer

  • 37 Hours
  • Salary £23,855 per annum

Benefits include:

  • 6% pension contribution, training and continuous professional development, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, 6 weeks paid sick leave (after completion of probation), paid 30 minute lunch, 24 hour telephone counselling service, clinical supervision, staff reward ½ day, staff prize draws, gift vouchers, salary advance and loan schemes.

Job Purpose:

  • Within the County of Suffolk, to research, source donators/community groups and facilitate fundraising activities to enhance funds for projects. To plan fundraising activities that can be run by community groups and public supporters of the organisation. To draft and produce an annual action plan of fundraising events ensuring cost analysis is undertaken according to organisational policy and procedure. To promote, organise and run the annual plan of fundraising events, involving the apprentice, volunteers and other departmental staff where required.

Essential Requirements

  • Proven track record of arranging events and/or fundraising qualification. Innovative, imaginative, creative and professional attitude towards fundraising & events. Ability to develop effective partnerships and form productive working relationships at all levels. Drive and determination to see projects to conclusion. Ability to be resilient, work under pressure, and flexible to meet deadlines. Good organisational and project management skills. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Driving licence and ability to travel across Norfolk and Suffolk. Advanced Microsoft Office computer skills i.e. Word, Excel, Publisher. Ability to be reliable and flexible with working hours and on occasions to meet the needs of the organisation i.e. fundraising activities or promotional presentations at the weekend or evening.

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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Refuge Domestic Abuse Caseworker, based at Coastal Refuge Kings Lynn and West Norfolk

  • 20 hour’s 12 months fixed term contract
  • £24,028 (pro rata)

Benefits include:

  • 6% pension contribution, training and continuous professional development, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, 6 weeks paid sick leave (after completion of probation), paid 30 minute lunch, 24 hour telephone counselling service, clinical supervision, staff reward ½ day, staff prize draws, gift vouchers, salary advance and loan schemes.

Job Purpose:

  • To provide an effective, supportive and confidential service for women and children requiring emergency refuge accommodation.
  • To ensure that the refuge operational policies procedures are implemented and adhered to, and that all statistical data is collated and maintained for stakeholders and funding bodies.
  • To support the Refuge Services Co-ordinator in developing the Refuge Service to deliver the best possible outcomes for refuge residents.

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant qualification and/or two years’ experience of working with women and children who are experiencing domestic violence, for a statutory or voluntary agency. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Ability to work on a rota over 7 days including evening work and take part in the out of hours on-call system. The ability to use Microsoft office. Full driving license, car business insurance & use of a car to travel.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of working in a residential setting.

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