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 crime victims are fewer. 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 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 Respect Accredited Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme, Safe Relationships Group Work Programme as well as a range of bespoke one-to-one interventions working with men, women, LGBTQi+ and racialised and marginalised groups.

RISE is recruiting for the following positions:

Operational roles:

1. Therapists and Practitioners (working with children and young people impacted by domestic abuse)

RISE is delivering a project called Bambu, which is a service that aims to provide tailored, specialist support to meet the holistic needs of children and young people impacted by domestic abuse in the home while working in a multi-agency approach.
RISE and DVIP, a Richmond Fellowship (RF) division, are organisations with experience working with Children and young people (CYP) across London.  The Bambu project works with 11-25-year-olds. It provides trauma-focused therapy and resilience sessions to help young people increase their feelings of safety, self-esteem, and awareness and improve their engagement within education and training settings. We seek to employ counsellors with postgraduate diplomas in integrative counselling and psychotherapy or therapists or practitioners with extensive experience working with children and young people.

The key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Undertake a comprehensive risk assessment and child safety plan involving a broad range of professionals and gathering critical information about the CYP.
  • Use trauma-informed approaches to improve safety, resilience, and well-being. Identify escalation of risk and follow appropriate safeguarding procedures where there are concerns.
  • Deliver sessions for children, young people and parents using trauma-focused CBT, Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) and other strength-based techniques, and apply a systematic family approach to supporting the young person and family members.

If you are interested in applying for this role, for a copy of the JD please get in touch with Careers@risemutual.org 

2. Domestic Abuse Practitioner role (located in the London boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Harrow, Enfield, Haringey, RBKC & Westminister, Hammersmith and Fulham, Hackney and Tower Hamlets)

RISE is looking to recruit a specialist Domestic Abuse Practitioner to work in the North, West and East London boroughs, focusing on delivering domestic abuse perpetrator interventions for minoritised and marginalised groups, aiming to protect victims and their children. RISE has provided a Culturally Integrated Family Approach (CIFA) to the Domestic Abuse project for two years, which will be expanded to 7 boroughs. The ideal candidate will have experience in one-to-one and 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, ex-service users, and facilitators with dynamic and engaging personalities who can motivate service users to make some changes in their lives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Deliver a wide range of Domestic Abuse interventions one-to-one and small groups, working with perpetrators, families and their children from racialised and marginalised backgrounds.
  • Practitioners must adhere to relevant programme manuals and deliver programme sessions to ensure the integrity of programme delivery overseen by the RISE Team Leader.
  • 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 and attendance at VAWG Forums.

Please get in touch with Careers@risemtual.org if you are interested. We are looking to recruit for this position as soon as possible.

2.1 Trainee Practitioners 

RISE is recruiting for a new, exciting role as a trainee practitioner 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 get in touch with us at careers@risemutual.org or cheryl.rodrigues@risemutual.org.

3. DRIVE Case Manager

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

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

If you are interested in applying for this role, for a copy of the JD, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Careers@risemutual.org. 

4. 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, Leicestershire, Essex, 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 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. Twenty-seven days annual leave, in addition to bank holidays and birthdays.
  2. A generous pension scheme administered through Royal London,
    where employer contributions can reach up to 10%
  3. Life assurance scheme

Please contact Careers@risemtual.org if you are interested in any of the above roles. We are looking to recruit for this position as soon as possible.