Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
About the Service
The Ascent Advice and Counselling partnership provides services to women across London who are affected by VAWG.
About the Role
The Housing Caseworker will be based in the Solace Advice Hub to provide an effective and efficient housing advice and casework service to women affected by all forms of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). The responsibilities will also include working with service users to ensure positive housing outcomes, particularly securing tenure with Local Authorities and Housing associations, move forward the cases that have challenging housing situations.
This role requires strong advocacy and advice giving skills and a good knowledge of the housing law, housing rights and options for the survivors of VAWG.
Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who can manage different priorities effectively and be a strong team member.
The post-holder will also work as part of the Ascent Advice Team to provide advice on the Ascent Advice line as per rota.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
How to apply
To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.
Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.
Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.
Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.
Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role