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Careers

Yay, if you've made it here, then it already means that you are interested in working for NDAS and helping to change lives. 

Our workforce is made up of staff and volunteers carrying out a variety of roles, all of which add true value and contribution to the work we do, as well as providing plenty of scope for personal development and rewards which come in many forms. NDAS is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, 

If you don't see something suitable this time, please keep checking back as our job boards are updated regularly.  Alternatively, our volunteering opportunities, which give valuable experience may be an alternative, with many of our roles within NDAS being held by people who have previously  volunteered with us.  Please click here for more information.

If you would like to apply for any of these positions listed below, please download and complete our Application Form or Volunteer Application form and email to info@ndas-org.co.uk or via post FAO Zoe Tatham, Keep House, 124 High Street, Wollaston, NN29 7RJ

We shortlist all applications using the person specification for each role. Please ensure that you use this information in your application to evidence your skills and experience. 

All applicants will also be required to complete our Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

Please note, NDAS is committed to safeguarding and many of our roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to confirmation of appointment. You can view our Safer Recruitment Policy here

Staff Benefits

We not only offer competitive salaries for the voluntary sector, but all the benefits below too. We value our staff team and want to make sure that they are as happy and supported as possible.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Annual leave increases to 27 days after 3 years employment, then to 30 days after 5 years.

  • Monthly supervision sessions

  • Clinical supervision offered for staff working with clients

  • Company sick pay policy (on completion of probation)

  • Flexible working policy and encouragement of work/life balance

  • Peer Support groups

  • Regular staff surveys

  • Staff wellbeing package including mental health champions and discount scheme

 

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Current vacancies

Targeted Support Worker/Diversity Specialist

Closing Date: 5pm 6th June 2022


Salary: £25,011.25 per annum 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Wellingborough and East Northants

Initially on a fixed term contract of 12 months

We are looking to recruit a Targeted Support Worker to deliver a comprehensive support service to vulnerable adults and children in designated localities, initially on a 12 month contract. This is a dual role, partly dedicated to working with families admitted to refuge and partly working with families within the community who have been affected by domestic abuse.

 

The post holder will be responsible for managing our Diverse Needs refuge and supporting clients that have specific needs relating to their culture and/or religion. We would like the successful applicant to be bilingual, ideally in Urdu, Hindi or Punjabi but we will consider other languages. 

Any applicant must complete an enhanced DBS check and have 2 references returned prior to confirmation of appointment.

Please note, we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date if a large amount of applications are received.

Job Description- – TSW/Diversity Specialist

Person Specification-TSW/Diversity Specialist

Bank Staff (female)

Closing Date: 5pm 13th June 2022
Salary: £11.33 per hour (sleep in rate midnight to 8am £5.67)
Hours: Alternate Sundays 4.30pm to 8am plus cover for annual leave and sickness. 

Location: Northampton

Current shift pattern for cover: 

Evenings/overnights: 4.30pm to 8am (overnight)

Weekend days 8am to 4.30pm

NDAS provides refuge to victims of domestic abuse.  One of our Northampton based refuges also accepts women who are also living with the effects of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.  This refuge is operated 24 hours and this role is to support our provision outside office hours. 

We are looking for someone to join our team as Bank Staff. We have a guaranteed 15 hours shift that you would need to commit to every other Sunday 4.30pm to 8am as well as additional hours to cover the teams annual leave and sickness. We are unable to guarantee the number of hours on offer apart from the Sunday shift. 

Essential candidate criteria includes:

  • 2 years’ experience of working in a supportive role with vulnerable families and/or children, or equivalent

  • Clear understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and the impact on victims

  • Clear understanding of alcohol and drug addiction issues

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Current driving licence and access to vehicle.

Purpose of Post:

  • To work as part of the team to ensure the effective running of the refuge, and providing appropriate support to service users who have substance/alcohol misuse issues.

  • Delivering advice and information related to domestic abuse.

  • Undertaking telephone assessments of applicants for the organisations refuge accommodation, outreach and groups work.

  • Maintaining computerised database of essential information related to the profile of clients.

  • To be responsible for delivering individual support plans, to service users enabling them to make informed decisions about their future through the key work system.

  • Supporting clients to move on to appropriate accommodation when suitable.

  • Offer advice and support to all NDAS refuge residents outside working hours.

  • Liaise with partnership agencies around substance misuse and recovery for individual clients.

Any applicant must complete an enhanced DBS check and have 2 references returned prior to confirmation of appointment.

Job Description- Bank Staff

Person Specification-Bank Staff

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I joined NDAS in 2016 and have grown so much, both in my career and on a personal level. It feels more like a family and I love coming to work knowing I am really helping to change lives

Volunteering

We rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to enable us to continue our work within the community to help support survivors of domestic abuse.

 

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, with their own set of unique skills, knowledge and experiences.  If you are interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, please email: info@ndas-org.co.uk

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placements

Our student placements are organised directly with the Universtity of Northampton.

Currently we do not have capacity to accept any more students on placements, however this may change in the future.

 

For more information please contact: info@ndas-org.co.uk