Engagement Officer

£21,000 (FTE salary), 16hrs per week, Fixed Term Contract for 6 months

STARS Dorset has recently been awarded additional funding from BBC Children in Need to provide specialist support to children and young people in Dorset who have lived with or experienced Domestic Abuse.  This exciting new project is working in partnership with NuWaves who will be delivering group work and mentoring sessions and STARS Dorset will provide specialist counselling.

We are seeking to appoint an Engagement Officer for the project, initially for a 6 month contract working 16hrs per week.  These hours need to be worked flexibly across different days to meet the needs of the project. The successful candidate will raise awareness and promote the project engaging with community groups working with children and young people and schools throughout Dorset.  You will act as a single point of contact for both internal and external stakeholders and provide advice and information about the project.  If you have great communication and organisational skills, are able to build and maintain meaningful relationships with a wide audience together with a knowledge of the impact of trauma for children and young people who have experienced Domestic Abuse, we would love to hear from you.  This is an exciting time to join the STARS team and be a part of a growing frontline service supporting clients in Dorset. 

We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.  Please note we do not accept CVs.

STARS Dorset is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and acceptable references.   

Alternatively, please call Helen Stevens on 01202 308856.

Closing date:    Midday on Thursday, 26h November 2020

Interviews:      Week commencing Monday, 7th December

Start date:       As soon as possible

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