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MARAC Coordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

We are looking for a positive and dedicated MARAC Coordinator to support our vital work tackling Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference to the lives of some of our most vulnerable residents then this could be the role for you. This post will be the 6 months fixed term or a secondment post for an internal employee.  This position will require you to work closely with and support Richmond and Wandsworth MARAC Coordinators to effectively administer and coordinate MARAC meetings across both boroughs.

You will be responsible for ensuring that safeguarding and risk issues are identified and effectively managed through the Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC). This panel brings together multiple agencies to identify risk and works to protect the victims of the most serious domestic violence and abuse in Wandsworth. You will administer this panel by receiving referrals and risk assessments, setting the agenda, completing minutes and actions and ensuring that partner agencies complete their actions.

You will have a key role to play in analysing the data that comes out of the panel, to identify where there are gaps in referrals and to ensure that agencies are working with all victims, including those from minority or hard to reach groups. This will include preparing performance reports on the MARAC for partnership meetings. As the MARAC expert, you will develop and deliver briefing sessions with professionals to raise awareness of the MARAC process and violence against women and girls.

You will also support the VAWG Manager and Vulnerabilities Manager with the administration of wider meetings on violence against women and girls and with planning and implementing awareness raising campaigns and events such as the White Ribbon campaign.

Ideally you will have experience of working with local communities, statutory and voluntary sector organisations and an understanding of how agencies work to protect victims of violence and abuse. This role does not work directly with victims of violence and abuse but plays a key role in coordinating the work of partners to protect victims.

The Community Safety Service work to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour through community collaboration, neighbourhood problem solving and multi-agency working. Specific areas covered by the team include reducing Violence against Women and Girls, tackling Hate Crime, reducing knife crime and violence, managing adult offenders, countering extremism and preventing radicalisation. We are a supportive, friendly and busy team covering a diverse range of policy areas and fulfilling a crucial role in both Wandsworth and Richmond. 

If you think you have the necessary drive, skills and experience to succeed in this role and to make a positive contribution to the delivery of our dynamic service and safety of our communities then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Albina Hiorns, VAWG Manager, on 07903401526

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. The standard working week for this job is a 36-hour working week (Full Time) but we are open to discussing alternative working patterns. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 1st August 2021

Shortlisting Date: Monday 2nd August 2021

Interview Date: Thursday 5th August 2021 via Microsoft teams           

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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