Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Rutland County Council
£25,927 - £27,514
Rutland - Oakham
Working Pattern:
Part Time
18.5 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 have experience of delivering support services to them?  We are looking to recruit a passionate and driven individual with expertise in domestic abuse to support Rutland County Council’s response to their duties under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021. As the Domestic Abuse Support Worker, you will play a key role in ensuring support is in place for those experiencing domestic abuse and help to raise awareness across the county of all types of abuse and the support services available. 

About you….

  • Relevant experience in working with domestic abuse
  • An understanding of the signs of domestic abuse
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to safeguarding children and adults
  • Knowledge of national policy context relating to homelessness and domestic abuse

About the role….

As the Domestic Abuse Support Worker, you will be responsible for supporting residents from a wide age range who have experienced domestic abuse and support them with housing, group work, practical advice and signposting to ensure that appropriate services are in place to meet their needs. Duties will include:

  • To appropriately assess service users using the DASH Risk Assessment Tool
  • To work collaboratively with other internal service areas, external agencies and partners
  • To refer clients to relevant services to provide wrap around support them with all needs
  • To provide specialist 1 to 1 support to children/young people and adults with complex needs

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 Support Worker 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