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Safer Dating Project Worker- Jewish Women's Aid

  • Location: NW London
  • Sector: Community
  • Salary: Up to £24,000 pro rata (FTE) depending on experience
The “Peer-led” Safer Dating programme for 16 – 25 year olds has now been running for 2 years. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic individual who can continue to grow the programme and build strong relationships with groups across the community. This is a part time role of 14 hours per week. 
Our ideal candidate will have experience of writing and delivering informal education on sensitive topics to young people, will understand the experiences of teenagers and young adults in today’s society and will be able to make the topic of healthy relationships accessible and relatable to a range of audiences. Understanding of domestic violence and knowledge of the Jewish community is also essential.
Jewish Women’s Aid is the only charity in the UK working with Jewish women, and their children, affected by domestic abuse. The JWA team is based in North London, this post will be based in our head office with outreach work across the UK.

Key responsibilities

1. To raise awareness of domestic abuse / relationship abuse among young Jewish people
2. To educate young Jewish people about healthy, safe relationships
3. To prepare and deliver educational programmes in Jewish environments for 16-25 year olds building on the research JWA has commissioned.
4. To create and maintain resources for sessions
5. To regularly maintain social media accounts promoting the programme and responding to followers.
6. To collaborate in the strategic for plan the programme ensuring maximum reach through relationships with Jewish organisations and networks across the country
7. To develop partnerships and strategic relationships with other key organisations
8. To coordinate, train and prepare ambassadors to deliver programmes in settings
9. To maintain data and records of all work carried out and to produce progress reports as required
10. To collate evaluation forms from sessions
11. To support the work of the education co-ordinator in delivering educational sessions to young people in schools and other settings.
12. To carry out other duties appropriate to the post as requested by the Executive Director 

Core skills
Public speaking
Excellent writing & social media skills
Preparation and delivery of informal education programmes

Person Specification
  • Public speaking experience - Essential
  • Experience of creating and developing delivering learning sessions to young people- Essential
  • Experience of teaching or educating in schools-  Desirable
  • Experience of working under pressure and prioritising work load- Essential
  • Experience of using social media to promote a cause, event or business- Essential
Knowledge & understanding
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing women and children affected by domestic violence- Desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UK Jewish community- Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of teenagers and the differing learning styles of young people- Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding procedures- Desirable
Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to speak with authority and to engage both large and small groups- Essential
  • Ability to use current cultural references and experiences to engage the 16-25 age group- Essential
  • Ability to maintain clear professional boundaries in unstructured settings- Essential
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with limited direction - Essential
  • Ability to work as part of a team-  Essential
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and on social media- Essential
  • Ability to ensure that Equal Opportunities and Anti Discriminatory Practice is implemented in all aspects of the work- Essential
  • Ability to liaise with a wide variety of religious, voluntary and educational institutions- Essential
  • Ability to be self-servicing and maintain own administrative records- Essential
Other requirements/specifications:
  • Flexibility
  • UK travel
  • Occasional evening and weekend work (time in lieu will be given)