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Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Caseworker – Maternity Cover

Hours per week:

Full time (35 hours)

Contract:

Fixed term (with possibilities of extension)

Salary: 

£27,550 per annum pro rata

About LAWRS

The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights and feminist organisation led by and for Latin American migrant women in the UK. Our work is dedicated to supporting the immediate and long-term needs of Latin American migrant women exposed to violations of their fundamental human rights; facing violence against women and girls, exploitation or trafficking; enduring difficult living and working conditions in low paid jobs, and facing barriers to social protection.

The Role

LAWRS’ Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) holistic specialist programme supports Latin American women affected by VAWG (e.g. domestic abuse, sexual violence, harmful practices, trafficking for sexual exploitation and other forms of gender based violence) into safety and protection and in rebuilding their lives free from violence.

The post holder will have an excellent command of English and Spanish or Portuguese and will be responsible for providing high quality and proactive specialist advice, appropriate support and advocacy for Latin American women and girls 16+ affected by VAWG and any other form of gender based violence, including harmful practices, ensuring that appropriate service and quality standards, as well as legal requirements are fulfilled.

This post is open to Latin American women only* in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and LGBTQ+ candidates as they are currently underrepresented within the team.

This is a full time post and eligibility to work 35 hours per week is essential.

*women who identify as Latin Americans (1st and 2nd generation) and speak Spanish and/or Brazilian Portuguese.

Please note that only applicants with the right to work in the UK covering the duration of the contract will be considered for this position.

How to Apply

Please note that we do not accept CVs. If you are interested in this position, please download the application and equal opportunities forms provided and send them (in Word format) to LAWRS Recruitment via email (recruitment@lawrs.org.uk) quoting the reference VAWGMC221 in the email subject.  We regret that late applications cannot be accepted.

Downloads
  Job Description
  Application form
  Equal Opportunities Monitoring form 

Deadline for applications: Sunday 31st October 2021
Interviews: Monday 8th November 2021 – afternoon