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Posted by: In: Jobs, News 21 Mar 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 seeking to fill the role of Office Administrator to join an Admin and Finance team of 3 and to work within a wider team of 25 staff within the organisation and across 5 sites including 3 refuges.
You will provide a high quality administration support service to all staff and volunteers, develop systems to improve and streamline our work and be an active part of our friendly and committed team. You will work alongside another Office Administrator, Bookkeeper, and Finance Manager. We are looking for an experienced Administrator who has an excellent understanding of Microsoft Office. You will need the ability to work well in a busy office environment whilst maintaining a strong commitment to Survive and providing a high quality service.

 

Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays 9am – 5pm and this role needs to cover Mondays and Wednesdays.

Salary: £17,996 – £20,055 per annum pro rata

Fixed Term post: April to June 2017, with a possibility of being extended depending on funding.

Closing date: Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 9am

Interviews: Friday 7th April 2017

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

Job Application Pack: Equal Opps Form Job Application Form Office Administrator Covering letter Office Administrator Job Description

*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



 

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!

Posted by: In: News 27 Nov 2016

We’ve come to the end of South Gloucestershire Domestic Violence Awareness Week 2016. It’s been a busy week with stalls, events and assemblies across the region.


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Working #TowardsFreedom

We had stalls at the Council Offices in Yate and Kingswood. It was a great opportunity to meet Council staff and pass on information about our services. Among other things, we shared information about the Freedom programme, which is a 12-week rolling programme open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse. We also handed out branded pens and notepads, to make it easier for Council staff to find our contact details.

 

 

 


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Raising Public Awareness

We have been out and about meeting members of the public this week, raising awareness about domestic abuse and fundraising. We’ve had stalls at the Willow Brook Shopping Centre in Bradley Stoke and at the Shopping Centre in Yate. In addition to bucket collecting, our wonderful team of volunteer fundraisers organised face painting, crafts, a lucky dip and Christmas gift wrapping. A big thank you to them!

 

 

 

 


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Supporting Staff at Southmead

We have a team of Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVAs) based within the Accident and Emergency Department at Southmead Hospital. Their aim is to work with high risk victims who are not supported by other agencies. During this week, the A&E team had a stall in the hospital with the aim of raising awareness about the service they provide among hospital staff.

 

 

 


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Meeting Merlin

With over 9,000 homes in the south west, Merlin is a major provider of affordable housing. We visited their main offices this week, meeting staff and passing on more information about Survive. You can find out more about Merlin, by visiting their website.

 

 


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Children & Young Peoples Outreach

With recent surveys revealing that approximately 40% of young people are subjected to relationship abuse in their teenage years, this week we took ‘Connect with Respect’ into schools. The initiative aims to teach young people about healthy and unhealthy relationship feelings, providing information and support to any concerned individuals. If you want to find out more about arranging a ‘Connect With Respect’ assembly, please contact helen@survivedv.org.uk.

 

 


 

Finally, thank you to the wonderful team at Survive who work tirelessly #TowardsFreedom from domestic abuse…

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Posted by: In: News 17 Nov 2016
Posted by: In: News 14 Nov 2016

Women’s Aid CEO, Polly Neate, explains the need for adopting an ‘equal rights, different needs’ approach to domestic abuse support services in her latest blog piece. Each year around 2.1m people suffer some form of domestic abuse –  1.4 million women (8.5% of the population) and 700,000 men (4.5% of the population). At Survive, we understand the value of tailoring support services to the different needs of different victims, supporting equal access but recognising that male and females should be supported differently is vital.

You can read Polly’s full blog piece here: “Equal Rights, Different Needs” 

Posted by: In: News 07 Nov 2016

The draft proposal sets out a change to how Bristol City Council prioritises victims of Domestic Abuse through Home Choice Bristol. Within the context of increasing demand for affordable rented properties our focus is to help those who are most at risk to move quickly. They are particularly keen to hear from practitioners who work with victims of domestic abuse.

Have your say by visiting the following link: https://bristol.citizenspace.com/neighbourhoods/prioritising-victims-of-domestic-abuse-home-choice/

Posted by: In: News 28 Oct 2016

Could you or your organisation sponsor a safe and comfortable night’s sleep for a child or woman in refuge? 

A comfortable night’s sleep is not a lot to ask when you have left your home to escape domestic abuse and often had to leave most of your belongings behind.

We want to provide new mattresses across our 3 refuges to give families a better night’s sleep.

£35 would provide a new cot mattress for a baby or toddler

£125 would provide a new firm and comfortable mattress for a child or woman

To donate:

Text SURV00 and the amount to 70070

Donate online via Justgiving

Donate with JustGiving

Send us a cheque payable to Survive and send to Survive, PO Box 61, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8XJ

Posted by: In: News 27 Oct 2016

this is not an excuse to abuse me - childrenThere is no excuse for domestic abuse or rape and sexual assault.

More information has been added to the ‘this is not an excuse’ website.

Designed by Avon and Somerset Police the website to raise awareness of domestic abuse, rape and serious sexual assault and to signpost to organisations that provide help and support.

The concept originated from a Scottish Rape Crisis campaign and has since been evolved by Avon and Somerset Police, Safer Bristol and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

Rape, sexual assault and domestic abuse are very serious crimes. It is a priority to protect adults and children who are at risk.

The website gives general information, as well as guidance on help and support you may need to make the decision that is right for you.

Take a look here: http://www.thisisnotanexcuse.org  

Posted by: In: Events, News, Volunteer Opportunities 26 Oct 2016

 

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We are asking people to support Survive during Domestic Violence Awareness Week 2016 (21st-26th November) by Fundraising for us.

Could you host your own event and help raise vital funds for Survive, as well as awareness of domestic abuse?

You could hold a cake sale, have a dress down day at work or school maybe? Get sponsored to give something up? Hold a wine tasting evening perhaps?

You could host your event at home, at work, at school or in the community!

To request a fundraising pack please email Survive on info@survivedv.org.uk or call us on 0117 961 3065.

Posted by: In: News 26 Oct 2016

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Some see a weed, others see a wish

Wish, is the true story of the survival of a young woman who suffered 11 years of abuse at the hands of her ex –partner. It follows a 16 year old girl and how she was gradually manipulated and mentally and physically abused, through to her escape.

Web: http://eviejameswish.co.uk  E-mail: info@eviejameswish.co.uk  Twitter: @eviejameswish

 10% of all profits will be donated to Survive.  Wish is now available to download from Amazon.

Posted by: In: News 26 Oct 2016

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The wonderful Andrea is running 500 miles from 1st September to end of year to raise money for us.

She’ll be running on average 30 miles a week to meet her target (ouch!) – we’re wishing her the best of luck and will be keeping you up to date with her progress!

You can support Survive by donating to Andrea’s JustGiving page – click here to donate! 

Posted by: In: News 25 Oct 2016

HELP US HELP YOUNG SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE

In just a few weeks Survive will be losing funding for its core children’s services. We will no longer be able to fully support children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Which means we will no longer be able to:

  • Provide a full Play Service for children who live in our refuges
  • Provide our unique Back on Track group programme for 11-17 year olds
  • Provide our dynamic prevention programme Connect with Respect; including 1:1 support for children in schools
  • Provide our bespoke 1:1 Outreach Service that supports young people in the community

We need your help

Survive passionately believes that children experiencing domestic abuse have the right to be heard and to access high quality support.

  • £5 can pay for a box of toys for a child in refuge
  • £10 can pay for a worker for an hour to expertly support a child
  • £50 can go towards providing a Back on Track session for a young person
  • £100 can go towards providing a Connect with Respect prevention workshop in a school.

#homeshouldntbescary

Posted by: In: News 19 Oct 2016

We’ve had a wonderful food donation for our refuges from The Wickwar Benefice (which includes The Parishes of Wickwar, Rangeworthy, Hillesley, Charfield and Kingswoood) – if you’re interested in doing something similar, give our office a ring on 0117 961 3065!

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Posted by: In: News 28 Sep 2016

We’ve got a stand at the UWE Volunteering fair today. Looking forward to meeting students and getting them involved in fundraising and play work volunteer opportunities at Survive. We’ve also got information about the services we offer and our #homeshouldntbescary campaign. Expecting it to be a busy day!

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Posted by: In: Events, News 23 May 2016

A huge thank you to all those came and supported our recent events!

Survive Charity Concert Friday 22nd April 2016

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“A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful choirs and to all those who supported us at our Charity Fundraising Concert. We raised a fantastic £1,000 and this money will go directly to support young survivors of domestic abuse. Children and young people are often hidden victims of domestic abuse – unable to fully understand what is happening or to articulate their experiences. Through this money we will be able to offer them the vital specialist support they need so they can move on positively with their lives, not blames themselves and have bright, hope-filled futures. Thank you again.” Helen Chignell, Children and Young People’s Manager

Survive Quiz Thursday 12th May 2016

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A big thank you to all that came and took part in our Survive Quiz of 2016! We had a fantastic night and raised over £600 for our Children and Young People’s services. A special thank you to our quizmaster Paulina Gillespie from Heart Breakfast Bristol and Somerset, the BAWA centre for hosting us for the evening and to Becky, who chairs our fundraising group, for her hard work in organising this event.

In total these events raised just over £1600 to support our services here at Survive! Without support from people like yourselves, we would not be able to help all those who need it, so thank you once again on behalf of Survive and our service users.

Posted by: In: Events 06 May 2016

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Two of our supporters are going above and beyond to raise money and support us here at Survive in the coming weeks. We are so grateful for their efforts, it’s not too late so please sponsor generously!

Kate is taking part in the Bristol 10k on the 15th of May 2016, click here to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/Kate-O-Hara10

And Sue will be cycling 110 miles to work on the 16th of May 2016, click here to donate: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=SueBurke1&faId=697310&isTeam=false

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 08 Apr 2016

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One of our lovely colleagues is holding a fundraising concert on Friday 22nd April 2016 at the Staple Hill Methodist Church. The money raised will then go to Survive’s Children and Young People’s Team. We desperately need funding to keep our CYP services running.

The Bristol Fashion Chorus will be singing together with Bristol a Cappella and will be singing a range of songs, both modern and traditional barbershop. There will be something for everyone!

Tickets are £10 or £8 for seniors and children. All proceeds will go to Survive.

To book tickets, please contact us on 0117 9613065 or email info@survivedv.org.uk.

Posted by: In: Events, News 07 Mar 2016

 

quiz 2The Survive Quiz is back!

Our Quizmaster for 2016 is Heart Breakfast Bristol and Somerset Presenter Paulina Gillespie.

This year we will be adding in some new rounds – as ever, it promises to be a great night.

Join us in working towards freedom from domestic abuse. Your support will enable us to continue carrying out this vital work.

For more information or to purchase tickets offline please call us on 0117 961 3065 or email info@survivedv.org.uk

Maximum number per team is 6 people. Team ticket price: £30.00

Drinks will be available to purchase from the bar.

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For more information and to buy tickets online, please visit: http://survivequiz2016.eventbrite.co.uk