Senior Practitioner LGB&T* & Diversity Lead

£25,694 – £29,033 pro rata
18.5 hours per week (plus an extra 3 hours in the first year to support a pilot project)
Quote ref SPL 02/17/02
This role requires that the worker openly identifies as LGB&T*

The Senior Practitioner – LGB&T* and Diversity lead will support the development of and provide a proactive service to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* survivors of domestic and sexual abuse across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex on behalf of the Portal service. They will also supervise other specialist roles for the Portal and connected services.

They will assist the Management Team in the day-to-day operation of the specialist services in line with policies, statutory requirements, budgets and RISE/Portal operational policies. They will work in collaboration with the management team and other specialist roles to ensure that services are delivered to a high standard, that service targets and operational plans, budgetary and monitoring requirements of funders and partner agencies are met. They will also be responsible for overseeing the successful completion of monthly, quarterly and yearly monitoring, ensuring that this is carried out effectively. They will assist the Management Team in supervising staff, sessional workers and volunteers, as required. They will oversee complex cases and participate in service provision as required.

The post holder will be expected to work with members of the LGBTQI communities’ services and groups to ensure visibility of the service and enable referral pathways. As the LGB&T* and Diversity lead, they will be expected to give advice and provide consultancy and training on issues related to LGB&T* and other diverse groups particularly Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. They will also be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the operational and strategic workplan for the LGB&T* service and other specialist roles.

The post holder will also be involved in sharing learning with national partners from a pilot specialist refuge project.

*We recognise and support all people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans, and anyone falling under the umbrella term of LGB&T* such as queer, intersex, pansexual, gender non-binary or gender fluid, including those questioning their sexual orientation and/or gender identity

CLOSING DATE:    3 April 2017
INTERVIEW DATE:  12/13 April 2017

RISE is committed to following Equality and Diversity and safer recruitment practices.
On appointment eligible staff will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure and supply us with references.

We positively encourage applications from the Black and minority ethnic communities as they are currently under-represented in our organisation.

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