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Posted by: In: News 06 Jun 2017

We are proud to present Helen Chignell with the South Gloucestershire Partnership Against Domestic Abuse ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award.

Helen has worked for Survive 8 years and is truly dedicated to supporting children and young people through her work.

Congratulations Helen on your well deserved award!

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Posted by: In: News 16 May 2017

Survive is devastated to announce that we have been informed by South Gloucestershire Council that we are no longer to be their provider of specialist adult domestic violence and abuse services.

Please take a moment to read our full statement on the future of Survive.

Survive Statement 16May2017

 

All comments are welcome via our social media pages or Email info@survivedv.org.uk

Posted by: In: Jobs 05 May 2017
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Survive is a dynamic and innovative agency providing high quality services to adults and children affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. We are currently advertising the following position:

IDVA & Outreach Service Manager (Female only*)

The IDVA and Outreach Service Manager will manage a team of 6 Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVA’s) 1 full and five part-time (including three IDSVA’s based at A&E), 2 part time Outreach Workers, and project management support to Group Work facilitators.  IDVA’s offer a service to women at high risk of domestic violence and abuse, each managing a case load of up to 20 women at any one time. IDVA’s provide advocacy, representation at multi-agency risk assessment conferences (MARAC). Our outreach support involves one to one support and 3 Information Sessions run throughout the county to support women to access our services.  The A&E IDSVA service provides an immediate support service to women and men who present at Southmead Emergency Department, working closely alongside the staff, offering training and raising awareness to support the disclosure of domestic violence and abuse.  They will signpost men to specialist support and work with women for up to 2 weeks.

You will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence, at least 4 year’s relevant experience including case and staff management, excellent interpersonal skills and level 4 qualifications in Social Work/an IDVA qualification or a related field (or level 3 with an additional 2 years experience). The IDVA and Outreach Service Manager will work in partnership with two other operational managers and one organisational manager. There will be wider support of a full staff team of 25 staff across all of our services.

Closing date: 10am, 19th May 2017

Interviews:  Candidates must be available for interview on 24th May 2017

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary:  £27,553

Approximate Start Date: ASAP

Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work.

*This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. Charity No 1114005

Job Application Pack: Covering Letter IOSM role IDVA and Outreach Services Manager full time JD Job Application Form IOSM1 Equal Opps Form IOSM 1

Posted by: In: Jobs, Uncategorized 28 Apr 2017

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Survive is a dynamic and innovative agency providing high quality services to women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. We are currently advertising the following positions:

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (female only*) 22.5hrs a week Maternity Cover

As an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) at Survive, you will provide survivors of domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire with intensive one-to-one advocacy and support, until their risks have been reduced and their safety needs have been met. You will represent Survive as the Lead IDVA at the monthly Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC). You will present the voice of the victim at the MARAC and represent their needs, and conduct all pre and post MARAC actions. You will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of domestic violence and abuse, and the rights of and remedies available to survivors of domestic violence. You will use this knowledge to strongly and professionally advocate for them within a multi agency context. You will have at least 2 years experience of work in a relevant field, be a qualified IDVA holding a SafeLives qualification or Women’s Aid equivalent.

You will join a team of two part-time IDVAs, one part-time Outreach Worker and one part-time Specialist Outreach Worker, all based at our main office. You will also work alongside one full-time and one part-time IDSVA based in Southmead A&E department.  The IDVA and Outreach team works towards providing a high quality service to people experiencing domestic violence and abuse, to reduce their immediate risk and signpost them to options which support their recovery.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week – maternity cover (Fixed term until 28th September 2017 or until the post holder returns – further employment opportunities subject to funding)

Salary:  £24,075 pro rata

Closing date:  9am Monday 22nd May 2017

Interviews:  Candidates must be available for interview on 25th May 2017

Approximate Start Date: ASAP

Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work.

 

*This post is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. Charity No 1114005

Job Application Pack:   Covering Letter IDVA Mat Leave May 2017  Job Application Form  IDVA Job Description Mat Leave May 2017

Equal Opps Form    Staff Structure June 2016

 

Posted by: In: News 07 Apr 2017

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We are proud to present Sarah Whybrew with the South Gloucestershire Partnership Against Domestic Abuse ‘Excellence in Practice’ Award.

Sarah is a dedicated and invaluable member of the Survive team. She works tirelessly to support our cause of working towards freedom from domestic abuse

Posted by: In: News 05 Apr 2017

A big thank you to staff at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Bristol for holding a bake sale to raise funds for Survive. Approximately £200.00 was raised through the sale of some delicious cakes.

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Posted by: In: Jobs, Volunteer Opportunities 30 Mar 2017

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Survive is a dynamic and innovative agency established in 1974 providing high quality services to women, men and children affected by domestic violence and abuse in South Gloucestershire and Bristol. We offer a range of services for women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse and increasingly work to provide preventative services within schools.  We want you to join us working towards freedom from domestic abuse.

We are currently looking to recruit a trustee (voluntary position)

In what are increasingly challenging times for the voluntary sector, we are seeking to extend our Board of Trustees to support the running and continuing development of Survive. We would welcome applications from those who share our aims and have a range of skills and experience. The Board aims to have a diverse make up and welcomes applications from all communities and backgrounds.

We seek an organised, enthusiastic person to join our Board of Trustees. We provide training and travel expenses and the opportunity to join a friendly, skilled and committed team and to learn new skills.

We are particularly looking for volunteers with expertise in one or more of, but not limited to, the following areas:

– Governance and compliance with the legal and financial requirements of the Charity Commission

– Income generation including fund raising

– Marketing & communications

– HR and management

– Service delivery in health, housing and social care

– Experience of working with those that have experienced domestic abuse

You would need to be able to attend Trustee meetings every other month during the evening for a minimum period of one year.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 24th April 2017 at 5pm

 Survive is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work.

Please email info@survivedv.org.uk to request an application pack and to submit your completed application form.

All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check and satisfactory references.

Charity No 1114005

Posted by: In: News 15 Mar 2017
Posted by: In: News, Uncategorized 10 Mar 2017

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To help us continue the celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, we’d like to share the Evening Posts ’50 Inspirational Bristolian Women’ with you.

The list includes our very own Maryanne Kempf, who has lived in Bristol for more than 20 years and volunteered at St Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership, Bristol Drugs Project and One25. At Survive, she works with women and their families escaping domestic violence, and is a qualified Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advisor (IDSVA).

We’re delighted to have Maryanne on our team and her place on this list is well deserved!

Click here to read the full article. 

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 06 Mar 2017

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On April 23rd 2017 Lorri will be running the London Marathon to raise money for the two wonderful charities she works for  – Bourne Family Project  and Survive.

This is her second marathon but she says the training doesn’t get any easier! She is running because she loves the organisations she works for and sees first-hand the amazing services both these charities provide to so many people in need in the local area. She really hopes that you will sponsor her and every penny will go directly to those that seek much needed support.

Click here to donate!