81575 - Domestic Abuse Safety Officer (Part-time) - Portsmouth (South Central)

£23,637 - £29,046 pro rata
1
12 Months
South West
Portsmouth
NMS Portsmouth Civic Offices, PO1 2AL
Other
NPS Pay Band 3 National
Permanent
Part Time, Part Time/Job Share, Flexible Working, Other
Operational Delivery

Overview of the job    

Work with victims and current partners of men attending domestic violence programmes in order to promote the safety of women and children.

Summary    

The postholder will provide contact and support at specified periods to victims and partners of service users who are scheduled to attend a domestic abuse intervention programme.

This role will entail regular liaison with group facilitators, case managers and external agencies and will require at high profile risk management meetings such as MAPPA or MARAC.

Flexible working hours are required i.e. evening and weekends, where necessary, to be flexible as to when partners/ victims can meet / be contacted.

Responsibilities, Activities & Duties    

The job holder will be required to carry out the following responsibilities, activities and duties:

•    Initiate timely contact with victims and partners of perpetrators attending an NPS domestic abuse intervention.

•    Provide written information and discuss programme content with the victims and partners of perpetrators attending NPS interventions and obtain a signed disclosure of information form and manage victims' expectations.

•    Assess safety of home visiting, including offender information such as OASys and contact with a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies e.g. social services, police, Victim Support etc and complete a DASH risk assessment.

•    Explain the purpose of the SARA (spousal assault risk assessment) and administer if required.

•    Request feedback from partners/ victims at regular intervals throughout the intervention

•    Carry out safeguarding children and safeguarding adult duties in accordance with the NPS statutory responsibilities and agency policies.

•    Ensure that any information relating to the service users' risk is, where appropriate, shared promptly and in a victim sensitive manner with the Probation Practitioner, programme team and other agencies where relevant.

•    Complete a victim/ partner report as required, summarising key victim issues

•    Promote the safety of victim's, children and other dependants by supporting victims to construct a realistic safety plan and provide information about appropriate local support organisations.

•    Provide victims and partners with information about the perpetrator's attendance on the programme.

•    Form and maintain relationships with local support services to enable successful referrals for support and advice and contributing to a co- ordinated community response to domestic violence.

•    Take an active part in interagency risk management meetings where appropriate, such as MAPPA and MARAC.

•    To support the programme manager in delivering presentations and providing information about this aspect of the service.

The duties/responsibilities listed above describe the post as it is at present and is not intended to be exhaustive. The job holder is expected to accept reasonable alterations and additional tasks of a similar level that may be necessary. Significant adjustments may require re-examination under the Job Evaluation Scheme and shall be discussed in the first instance with the job holder.

Behaviours    

•    Making Effective Decisions

•    Communicating and Influencing

•    Working Together

•    Developing Self and Others

•    Managing a Quality Service

Essential Experience    

•    Strong knowledge of domestic abuse and related issues

•    Awareness of how domestic violence impacts on partners and children

•    The ability to relate positively and empathetically to victims and or those dealing with distressing personal circumstances

•    Enabling individuals to identify factors which affect their safety, well- being and social inclusion

•    Enabling individuals to identify options for improving their safety, well- being and social inclusion

Technical requirements    

•    Educated to NVQ L2 or above

•    IDVA qualified or ability to complete within first year of appointment

•    Driving Licence

Ability    

•    Good self-management skills and above average ability to take initiative and problem solve

•    Enabling individuals to identify factors which affect their safety, well- being and social inclusion

•    Demonstrating a willingness to ask for assistance or refer a matter when appropriate

•    Enabling individuals to identify options for improving their safety, well- being and social inclusion

The job holder must be able to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English or (when specified in Wales) Welsh.

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.  

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on 'modernised' terms in their current post or onto 'unmodernised' MoJ terms if they are on 'unmodernised' terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid. 

Benefits

The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service, plus public holidays. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis

Pension

The National Probation Service is covered by the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) run through the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF).  Please visit www.gmpf.org.uk for further information.

Please note: Any current Civil Servant who is a member of the PCSPS, by accepting an offer of employment to the National Probation Services will be opted out of the PCSPS and auto enrolled into the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Training

The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.

Networks

The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.

Eligibility

All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post

Support

  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on GOV.UK or Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk/.
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

Interviews are expected to take place via Microsoft Teams early January 2024.

08/12/2023, 23:55 hours.

If you require any assistance please call 0845 241 5358 (Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm) or e mail Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com. Please quote the job reference - 81575

Should you require any further information please contact : jonathan.rowlands@justice.gov.uk

Success Profiles will enable a fairer and more inclusive method of recruitment by enabling us to assess the range of experiences, abilities, strengths, behaviours and technical/professional skills required for different roles. This flexible approach to recruitment focuses more on finding the right candidate for the specific role. To find out more about Success Profiles to support your application please click here for further guidance.

if you feel that your application has not been treated in line with the Civil Service Recruitment Principles, please contact SSCL (Moj-recruitment-vetting-enquiries@gov.sscl.com) in the first instance

We have provided detail of the assessment stages and areas being assessed to help you prepare for completing your application form, and to advise of what will be assessed following this, if you successfully pass the application stage.


Application form stage assessments

Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing - 250 word limit
Making Effective Decisions - 250 word limit
Working Together - 250 word limit
Experience
Statement of Suitability - 250 word limit

Interview stage assessments

There is 1 interview stage for this vacancy.
Behaviours
Communicating and Influencing
Developing Self and Others
Making Effective Decisions
Working Together
Strengths may also be assessed at interview but these are not shared in advance.

A Great Place to Work for Veterans

The "Making the Civil Service a Great Place to work for veterans" initiative includes a guaranteed interview scheme to those who meet the minimum criteria to provide eligible former members of the Armed Forces with opportunities to secure rewarding jobs. Allowing veterans to continue to serve their country, and to bring highly skilled individuals with a broad range of experience into the Civil Service in an environment, which recognises and values your previous service in the Armed Forces.
For further details about the initiative and eligibility requirements visit : https://www.gov.uk/government/news/making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Redeployment Interview Scheme

Civil Service departments are expected to explore redeployment opportunities before making an individual redundant. The MoJ are committed, as part of the Redeployment Interview Scheme, to providing opportunities to those who are 'at risk of redundancy'.

MoJ are able to offer an interview to eligible candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns. Candidate's will not be eligible for the Redeployment Interview Scheme if they are applying on promotion.

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

· UK nationals

· nationals of the Republic of Ireland

· nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities with settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families

· nationals of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and family members of those nationalities who have made a valid application for settled or pre-settled status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

· individuals with limited leave to remain or indefinite leave to remain who were eligible to apply for EUSS on or before 31 December 2020

· Turkish nationals, and certain family members of Turkish nationals, who have accrued the right to work in the Civil Service

Further information on nationality requirements (opens in a new window) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nationality-rules

This Vacancy is closed to applications.