Domestic Abuse Practitioner – Brighter Futures

Changing Pathways (formerly Basildon Women’s Aid) is a domestic abuse charity that supports individuals and their children experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse across Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford and Thurrock.

Changing Pathways continually seeks new ways to advocate for those who are currently or have previously experienced interpersonal violence, stalking and harassment. We are involved in campaigning work and as an affiliated member of national Women’s Aid Federation of England, we work to the national best practice standards set.

Changing Pathways is committed to breaking the cycle and impact of domestic abuse, and as such, we will only accept applications from candidates who share our vision and have a feminist perspective to eliminate the unequal positioning of those experiencing domestic abuse.

Available positions:

 Domestic Abuse Practitioner – Brighter Futures, Thurrock (Maternity Cover)

We are seeking a dynamic and skilled practitioners to work in our specialist service delivering a one to one programme to adult survivors with children who have experience of domestic abuse in their family life. We are seeking individuals who strive to achieve the best outcomes for our service users, helping them to recover from their experiences and live fulfilling lives.

Reports to: Community Services Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week with the post holder participating in an out of hours on-call service. There is an expectation that the post holder will be willing to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service, including evenings and weekends.

The Thurrock post is offered on a temporary basis for maternity cover.

Salary: £21,962 pro rata, per annum

Benefits include 25 days’ holiday per annum, training opportunities and a work place pension.

To apply please complete the application form available from our website, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role and send to

For an informal discussion of the role please contact Sue Davis on 01268 581 591

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Monday 15th of October 2018.

Interviews to be held, week commencing 22nd of October 2018.

Changing Pathways is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

‘A copy of this document is also available electronically at

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Brighter Futures Job Description 

Organisational Information for Applicants

DBS Policy Statement

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Completing the Application Form Guidance

Applicant Equality and Diversity Form

Application Form