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Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women & Girls Commissioner

Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women & Girls Commissioner

  • Location

    South East London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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The duties for this role include;

  • To take lead responsibility for the research, development and delivery of the Safer LA Partnership's Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women & Girls (DA & VAWG) Strategy and action plan in line with local and National guidance, policy directives, legislation and the statutory responsibilities of the partnership and local authority. This includes setting the policy, practice, and service provision for the sector and managing implementation of change across different agencies and departments.
  • To act as the strategic lead of the DA & VAWG Forum and its associated Steering Group, including coordinating the work plan and leading in delivering events and conferences on behalf of the forum.
  • To act as the borough lead in the statutory provision of domestic homicide reviews.
  • To lead on the commissioning, contracting and monitoring of DA & VAWG services commissioned through the Partnership or Community Safety, and to provide expert advice and assistance to other departments involved in the commissioning and delivery of DA & VAWG services. Currently this includes managing a budget of up to £500,000 per annum.
  • To evaluate, manage, and challenge where appropriate, commissioned services' performance to ensure that the Council and local people are receiving value for money and that statutory responsibilities are being met. This includes the planning, coordination, and management of project delivery across up to five different service providers around the region in different areas of work; with 10-15 staff across the services.
  • To lead on the reporting and budget management of any external grants pertaining to DA & VAWG.
  • To engage with regional bodies (including, but not limited to, MOPAC, the Home Office and London Councils) to act as the borough representative in the procurement, management and monitoring of regional DA & VAWG services.
  • To provide coordination, consultation and training to other professionals and community groups to enable them to respond appropriately to DA & VAWG; both on behalf of the Partnership, the Forum and the local Safeguarding Boards. This requires the post holder to be innovative and well-informed on a range of subjects including, but not limited to, domestic abuse & VAWG, the criminal justice system, civil law, safeguarding children & adults processes, housing legislation, clinical guidance, and Department for Education policies and guidance.
  • To take part in the management, monitoring and strategic planning for the multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference.

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV .