team & job opportunities

At The Dash Charity we have an amazing team of thirty friendly staff members, plus many volunteers who cover a hugely diverse range of roles. We all have one important thing in common, we are all passionate about making a difference to the lives of women, men and children affected by domestic abuse.

Because of the nature of our work, we can’t introduce you to all of our staff. The people below offer a snapshot of The Dash Charity, and those we couldn’t include will remain as the secretive heroes and heroines they are.

Jayne Donnelly

Chief Executive

jayne@thedashcharity.org.uk

Kiran Pathak

Head of Finance & Governance

kiran@thedashcharity.org.uk

Claire Batchelor

Advocacy & Outreach Services Manager

claire@thedashcharity.org.uk

Olivia Allaway

Communications & Fundraising

olivia@thedashcharity.org.uk

Current Vacancies:

The Dash Charity is recruiting and we are currently looking for exceptional people to join our award winning team!

  • General IDVA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate)
  • Diversity Outreach Worker (fluent in Urdu & Punjabi)
  • LGBT IDVA (Maternity cover)

 

Full Time (37.5 hrs)

Our charity provides bespoke support to women, men and children affected by domestic abuse.  We do this by delivering a range of high-quality, specialist services to break the cycle of abuse and enable families and individuals to thrive. One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, and one in five children will witness domestic abuse.

The Dash Charity’s pledge: Domestic Abuse Stops Here.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Outreach Worker and two IDVAs to join our successful team. We’re looking for people who are focussed, hardworking, motivated and passionate for the cause, ideally having had previous experience of working with clients experiencing domestic abuse.

Job Purpose:

As an IDVA/ Outreach Worker, you will provide pro-active and structured support to a caseload of clients living in the Slough and RBWM area, assessed as being medium to high risk.

 

You will develop tailor-made support plans, focusing not only on maximising safety and reducing risk, but also improving the physical, emotional and sexual health of the clients you work with.   You will be required to advocate for your client and provide assistance in pursuing civil and criminal remedies.

 

You will be expected to work closely alongside our multi-agency partners in order to deliver this support, with a particular focus on developing relationships and pathways with partner agencies. You will also develop and deliver training to professionals and provide guidance to staff where appropriate, as well as delivery of awareness workshops within the wider community.

Due to the nature of the work, the role may evolve to meet the needs of the clients and the charity.

 

Requirements:

Previous experience of working with vulnerable clients is essential and ideally you will be trained to SafeLives standards, or equivalent. You will need to demonstrate a sound understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and the obstacles and challenges faced by those affected.

Ideally you will have some experience of training and building networks, with excellent communication and presentation skills. You will have a full clean driving license and be willing to participate in an on call out of hour’s telephone rota.

The Dash Charity hold clear values at the heart of our work; client focus, quality, adaptability to change, development of people & accountability.  If you share our values and want to be a part of our team, get in touch!

Closing Date: 30/09/16

To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to Claire@thedashcharity.org.uk For questions or an informal chat about the post, Claire can be reached on 01753 549865.

Diversity Outreach Worker (fluent in Urdu & Punjabi)

Full Time 37.5 hrs

The Dash Charity are an award winning charity supporting men, women and children affected by domestic abuse.  We do this by delivering a range of high-quality, specialist services to break the cycle of abuse and enable families and individuals to thrive. One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, and one in five children will witness domestic abuse.

The Dash Charity’s pledge: Domestic Abuse Stops Here.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Outreach Worker to join our successful team. We’re looking for someone who is focussed, hardworking, dedicated, motivated and passionate for the cause and ideally has previous experience of working with clients experiencing domestic abuse.

Job Purpose:

As the Dash Charity’s Outreach Worker, you will provide pro-active and structured support to a caseload of clients living in the Slough and RBWM area, assessed as being standard to medium risk.

 

You will develop tailor-made support plans, focusing not only on maximising safety and reducing risk, but also improving the physical, emotional and sexual health of the clients you work with.   You will be required to advocate for your client and provide assistance in pursuing civil and criminal remedies.

 

You will be expected to work closely alongside our multi-agency partners in order to deliver this support, with a particular focus on developing relationships and pathways with specific agencies. You will also develop and deliver training to professionals and provide guidance to staff where appropriate as well as delivery of awareness workshops within the wider community.

Due to the nature of the work, the role may change to meet the needs of the client’s and the charity.

 

 

 

Requirements:

Previous experience of working with vulnerable clients is essential and ideally you will be trained to SafeLives standards, or equivalent. You will be fluent in Urdu and Punjabi and able to communicate effectively to clients whose first language is not English, with a full understanding of cultural barriers.

You will have some experience of training with excellent communication and presentation skills. You will have a full clean driving license and be willing to participate in an on call out of hour’s telephone rota.

Closing Date: 16/09/16

Please send a covering letter and CV to Claire@thedashcharity.org.uk

Children & Young People’s Prevention Worker

6 Month Fixed Term Contract (with opportunity to extend)

Full Time – 37.5 hrs

The Dash Charity is an award winning charity supporting men, women and children affected by domestic abuse.  We do this by delivering a range of high-quality, specialist services to break the cycle of abuse and enable families and individuals to thrive. The Dash Charity’s pledge? Domestic Abuse Stops Here.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Prevention Worker to join our successful Children’s Services Team. We’re looking for someone who is focussed, hardworking and passionate for the cause and ideally has existing knowledge of the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people.

Job Purpose:

The postholder will be expected to deliver targeted educational workshops/assemblies across the areas of East Berkshire and South Bucks and across an age range of 8 to 18 years, to educate children and young people on the causes and consequences of domestic abuse, and to help them develop their understanding of what constitutes a healthy relationship. Sessions can be delivered to whole year groups by way of assembly or as smaller classroom based lessons. Workshops will be age appropriate and incorporate multi-media, creative work and interactive tools to ensure maximum engagement and learning.

You will be required to work within a multi-agency setting to actively engage schools, youth groups and community organisations and promote the value and impact of the workshops on offer. You will be expected to monitor outcomes and report on the positive impact of the programme, as well as ensuring any disclosures are responded to appropriately, guaranteeing safeguarding responsibilities are upheld.

Key skills and experience

  • Experience of working with vulnerable children & young people
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and its effects on children and young people
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Teaching or youth work experience 

You will also require a full clean driving licence and be willing to participate in an out of hours on call rota.

To apply, please forward a CV and cover letter to tara@thedashcharity.org.uk clearly outlining previous experience & suitability for the post.  Please telephone our main office on 01753549865 and speak to Tara  if you have any queries about the post.

The Dash Charity hold clear values at the heart of our work; client focus, quality, adaptability to change, development of people & accountability.  If you share our values and want to be a part of our team, get in touch!

Closing date: 17th August 2016

Interviews: w/d 22nd August

Proposed start date: 1st October 2016

The Dash Charity is a Registered Charity No. 1127126

 

Communications Intern (Volunteer)

Children’s Services Intern x2 (Volunteer)

These role would best suit final year university students; however we are open to candidates from all disciplines who are interested in developing a career in the social sector. Applicants must be eligible to work and reside in the UK.

Contract term: 3 months with possibility to extend
Hours: Flexible (ideally three days per week)
Location: Slough
Expenses: Travel & meal allowance to be provided

For more information on these vacancies and to apply, please email Olivia@thedashcharity.org.uk

Volunteering

The Dash Charity are always looking for volunteers to help us deliver events and programmes. If you’re interested in our current opportunities, please contact Olivia@thedashcharity.org.uk