Domestic Abuse Programme Manager

Rutland County Council
£41,591 - £43,570
Rutland - Oakham
Working Pattern:
Part Time
22 hours per week. Flexible and agile working.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/05/2022 at 23:55

Are you passionate about making a difference for people facing domestic abuse and improving service delivery to them?  We are looking to recruit a committed and driven individual with expertise in domestic abuse to lead Rutland County Council’s response to their duties under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. In this new role you will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the domestic abuse action plan for the council, ensuring that appropriate services are in place to meet the needs of the residents of Rutland.

About you….

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification
  • Relevant professional experience in the field of Early Help, Education or Community Development and/or project management qualification
  • Understanding of Domestic Abuse and the impact on people’s lives
  • Significant experience of managing and delivering corporate projects to timescale and within budget, preferably within local government or the public sector

About the role….
As the Domestic Abuse Programme Manager, you will project manage the delivery of services and identify additional support that is required. Other duties include:

  • To implement the Domestic Abuse Strategy and action plan ensuring appropriate reporting and accountability within the governance structure
  • Deliver and commission additional services to meet needs identified and deliver the requirements of the Domestic Abuse Act
  • Act to ensure areas of shortfall are addressed and appropriate services provided/commissioned/ identified
  • To engage key stakeholders including survivors, children, young people and the wider community to map the current provision and identify gaps in service provision that will inform the creation of any new provision

The domestic abuse programme is a new service at RCC and in this role you will be instrumental in supporting our work to achieve DAHA accreditation.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The costs for the DBS are paid by us.

The Domestic Abuse Programme Manager interviews will be held week commencing 23 May 2022.  Please be advised this could be subject to change, in which case we will give appropriate notice.

Our offer to you:

We offer work that makes a difference to people’s lives, a safe working environment; structured salary reviews; generous annual leave entitlement plus 8 days paid bank holidays; local government pension scheme; occupational health service and flexible working policies to enable you to balance work and home commitments.

Rutland County Council encourages a healthy work life balance, and we welcome discussions regarding flexible working.

Find out more:

To learn more about working with us visit or if you have any queries about this role please contact Emma Sweeny, Head of Children’s Social Care on 01572 758859 or at

If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process, please call us on 01572 758428 or email us at

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.

How to apply

To apply for this role click on the ‘Apply Online’ button below. If you already have a JGP account you will be asked to login, or alternatively if you don’t have an account you will be guided through the set up process.


Access to an account is necessary as all updates regarding your application will be sent via the JGP site to the email you have registered.


Once you have access to your JGP account you will be able to complete the application form in stages, saving and amending it until you are happy to the submit your completed application. You should use the Personal Statement section to demonstrate how you meet the requirements set out in the role profile attached.


If you are experiencing problems or have any queries about the application process please call us on 01572 758343 or email us at

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed