Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance Lead

North Somerset Council

Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance Lead

Are you an organised and motivated self-starter who wants to make a difference for survivors of domestic abuse in North Somerset?

We are looking to appoint a passionate, enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our team as a DAHA (Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance) Lead.

Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term, 24 months

The post holder will lead North Somerset Council’s DAHA accreditation project, manage the process and engage with the wider organisation and partnership to ensure the accreditation is achieved.

In addition, this post will be working alongside the wider Safer Communities Team, who are responsible for developing and delivering the Council’s strategies to tackle domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.

The role will also involve working with social housing providers and partner agencies to promote the work of DAHA, to offer support with acquiring DAHA accreditation and any other activity to support the wider team.

We are looking for someone that is driven by the agenda, values the importance of coproduction with stakeholders, including people with lived experience, and is not afraid to test new approaches and changes.

You will be an engaging and articulate communicator able to adapt to different circumstances and audiences in order to get the best out of opportunities. A proven track record of project management as well as knowledge of the housing and/or domestic abuse agenda is desirable.

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Hannah Gray, Domestic Abuse & VAWG Lead on 01934 426494/07469 406148.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 07 September 2022

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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