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 crime victims. 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:
At the Board level:
Non-Executive Director – RISE Mutual CIC Board
This is an excellent opportunity to join the RISE Board. We are now seeking a Non-Executive Director to join with financial expertise and experience in supporting businesses to grow the next exciting stage in our development. As an experienced senior leader, you will bring a deep understanding of what good leadership and strong management look like in order for us to succeed. You are likely to come from within the financial sector or have a strong interest and will instinctively understand the challenges and opportunities we face. With outstanding communication skills and strong financial acumen, the candidate should possess a natural ability to work closely with a compact Executive and Board.
As the business grows and diversifies, we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience in leadership gained in a commercial environment or expertise gained at a senior level in financial management. Whatever your background, you should have a genuine interest in Domestic abuse, Children and Young People and Criminal Justice areas and a commitment to the environment in which we work. If you think you have relevant experience and are excited by the prospect of supporting a Company which works for the benefit of society, we look forward to hearing from you. Email us at email@example.com to receive the NED Information pack and hear more about this position.
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 Diploma in Integrative Counselling & 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.
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 been delivering a Culturally Integrated Family Approach (CIFA) to Domestic abuse project for two years which will be expanded to a further 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 will need to adhere to relevant programme manuals and deliver programme sessions to ensure the integrity of programme delivery which is 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 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
3. DRIVE Case Manager
Are you interested in a short term 12-month term opportunity?
Drive was developed in 2015 by Respect, SafeLives 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 male and female vulnerable individuals 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 must be excellent verbal and written communicators and be organised and driven to succeed.
4. Further opportunities – Service Manager, Domestic Abuse Safety Advisors and Administrator positions in our DA contracts
We have further opportunities for a Service Manager in one of DA contracts in London and an Administrative position. If you are interested, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
5. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or Elaine.email@example.com
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:
- 27 days annual leave, in addition to bank holidays.
- A generous pension scheme administered through Royal London,
where employer contributions can reach up to 10%
- Life assurance scheme
Please get in touch with 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.