Designate Commissioner for Domestic Abuse

5 days left

Location
Central London (with flexibility)
Salary
Remunerated at the part-time equivalent of a £108,000 - £140,000 pa full-time equivalent salary
Posted
06 Dec 2018
Closes
20 Dec 2018
Responsibilities
Executive Management
Contract Type
Part-time
Language
English

Do you want to play a leading role in helping to reduce domestic abuse?

Domestic abuse is a terrible crime. Two million adults a year experience it, yet it remains largely hidden, as most victims do not speak to the police or other public bodies.  And when they do the quality of the services which they receive will vary significantly according to where they live. Transforming the response to domestic abuse is a key priority for the Government, so we are establishing a Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner, which will offer a unique opportunity to make a huge difference to victims and survivors of domestic abuse across England and Wales. The post holder will provide public leadership on issues of domestic abuse, ensure that the voices of victims and survivors are heard, and drive real improvements in the provision of services.

The Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner will:

  • Provide national leadership on the response to domestic abuse, ensuring that the voices of victims and survivors are heard
  • Work in partnership with a range of stakeholders and public bodies to drive change; and
  • Map the local and national response to domestic abuse and publish the results and the recommendations arising

Subject to Parliament’s approval of the necessary legislation (a draft Domestic Abuse Bill will be published later in this parliamentary session), the role will become statutory, but we are seeking to recruit a Designate Commissioner ahead of this, so that we can achieve real change now. We expect that the Designate Commissioner will have the same responsibilities as the statutory Commissioner, although formal powers to compel public bodies to co-operate will exist once the post becomes statutory. 

We are looking for an outstanding leader, who can provide national leadership in the public sphere, work with partners, engage with service providers and, most importantly, listen to and communicate the voices of victims and survivors and their children. You should be able to build an organisation, inspire a team and understand the importance of robust evidence in enabling the provision of excellent services. This role will give you a unique chance to influence the national conversation on a critical issue, and to improve the lives of those affected by it.

This role is on a part-time basis of 2 or 3 days per week.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 7 January 2019, at 23:00.

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