RISE strives for a world where people can lead safe, purposeful lives thanks to better relationships within families and communities; where harmful behaviour is marginalised and fewer people are victims of crime. In order to create safe communities, we empower people to break their cycle of harmful behaviour. RISE’s programmes challenge attitudes and facilitate long-lasting behaviour change and are driven by the belief that anyone can make better decisions, given the right support. We are a small, motivated workforce, with the diverse skills, expertise and experience to reach our vision.

RISE Mutual is a Community Interest Company (CIC) and a public service mutual. We have built a name for ourselves working with Domestic Abuse perpetrators, and developed our own programmes using evidence-based and innovative approaches. Since 2015 we have been delivering in London Boroughs and across the UK to provide a range of services to perpetrators (and victims) of domestic abuse, including our own Safe Relationships Programme and HMPPS’s Accredited programme, Building Better Relationship programme.

RISE is recruiting for the following positions:

1. Domestic Abuse Practitioner role (located in the London borough of Barnet, Brent, Enfield and East London)

RISE is looking to recruit a specialist Domestic Abuse Practitioner to work in the Northwest and East london boroughs, focussing on the delivery of domestic abuse perpetrator interventions with the ultimate aim to protect victims and their children. The ideal candidate will have experience of group work delivery, and an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse. They will be prepared to go the extra mile to ensure service users have the best experience possible. RISE would love to employ a probation officer or social worker qualified candidate, or ex-service users, and facilitators with dynamic and engaging personalities, who can really engage and motivate service users to change.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Deliver a wide range of interventions which include group work, one to ones, working with both families and Children and Service Users.
  • Practitioners will need to adhere to relevant programme manuals and deliver programme sessions to ensure the integrity of programme delivery which is overseen by the Senior Practitioner.
  • To engage all participants and facilitate learning including proactively working to reduce attrition.
  • To engage closely with the Domestic Abuse Safety Advisor to increase the safety of victims and their children.
  • To assist or lead on the delivery of training courses.
  • To ensure effective planning for the delivery of each intervention with a co-facilitator (if required) in advance of the session.
  • To attend Clinical Consultancy to support safe practice and develop resilience during the delivery of demanding work as directed by the Service Manager.

Please contact cheryl.rodrigues@risemtual.org if you are interested. We are looking to recruit to this position as soon as possible.

1.1 Trainee Practitioners 

RISE is recruiting to a new exciting role as trainee practitioners who will work closely with a lead or senior practitioner and obtain on-the-job training and qualifications. If  you are interested in this role and want to hear more about it, please contact us on info@risemutual.org or cheryl.rodrigues@risemutual.org.

2. DRIVE Case Manager position

Are you interested in a short term 12-month term opportunity?

Drive was developed in 2015 by RespectSafeLives and Social Finance – the Drive Partnership – to address a gap in work with high-harm perpetrators of domestic abuse. The project was developed out of a need to address the many perpetrators who were repeatedly offending with either the same or new victims.

Drive is a national project, with service providers delivering the intervention in local areas. RISE works closely with the DRIVE partnership to deliver the drive project approach for the south London locality. This work is done in partnership with statutory agencies such as the police, public health, and children’s social care.

An opportunity has arisen for a case manager position joining the DRIVE team, across the South BCU (Croydon, Bromley and Sutton).

The ideal candidate will have experience in working directly with vulnerable individuals, male and female, within public protection or safeguarding the multi-agency setting. They will require an excellent understanding of domestic abuse (including coercive control), relevant legislative framework, and effective ways of working and engaging with domestic abuse perpetrators. The candidates will need to be excellent communicators, both verbal and written, and be organised and driven to succeed.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please send your expression of interest (750-word limit) and your C.V. to Cheryl Rodrigues no later than Tuesday 3rd May 2021. Your EOI should explain why you are interested in the role and how your skills and expertise meet the responsibilities listed in the job description.

If you are interested in applying for this role, for a copy of the JD please contact  Cheryl.Rodrigues@risemutual.org 

3. Casual Workers 

RISE is also looking to recruit Casual workers to deliver Out of Court disposal interventions and Domestic Abuse perpetrator programmes, specifically in the following areas:

Avon & Somerset, Dorset, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Kent, Surrey and London.

Please get in touch if you are interested. Contact Cheryl.rodrigues@risemutual.org or Elaine.knibbs@risemutual.org


RISE CIC is a public service mutual created and owned by employees, so they are involved at all levels of decision-making. RISE is the first employee owned mutual delivering probation services. There is a diversity of employees from 20 different cultural backgrounds and different areas of expertise.

Benefits of working at RISE
We are very proud of the benefits package offered to our employees, which we believe makes us an organisation of choice. At RISE you are entitled to:

  1. 27 days annual leave, in addition to bank holidays.
  2. A generous pension scheme administered through Royal London,
    where employer contributions can reach up to 10%
  3. Life assurance scheme

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