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Current Vacancies


Community Response Assistant 

The Community Response Assistant will play a key role in helping to develop Hourglass's response to meeting the needs of the vulnerable older population and their communities in Mid Suffolk. The postholder will work closely with staff, volunteers and local communities to develop our local operations. Duties include:

  • Raising awareness of the abuse of older people and Hourglass Mid Suffolk support services.
  • Facilitate engagement from older people, their families and a range of partner agencies.
  • Casework support for older victims of abuse.
  • Supporting with volunteer recruitment, including placing adverts, dealing with applications, references, DBS checks and training plans
  • Help provide practical and emotional support to service users on our helpline, explain safeguarding approaches, make safeguarding referrals and ensure service users receive advice and support which is appropriate to their needs.

Location: Office based in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Duration: 1 year fixed term initially - possible extension dependent on funding.

Salary - £21,5000.00 pa

Hours of work: 35 hours Monday to Friday. Some meetings may be during evenings or weekends.

Reports to: Head of Community Services.

Full job description is available to download here

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.


Community Response Officer (IDVA) 

The Community Response Officers (IDVAs), supported by our Head of Community Services, will provide tailored and specialist support to older victims of domestic abuse, including specialist self and group advocacy, taking account of the unique nature and dynamics of domestic abuse in older age. 

  • Case work support for older people, or those supporting an older person, utilising our specialist expertise in supporting older victims of abuse

  • One-to-one and group-based peer support (utilising trained local volunteers) to support victims of domestic/sexual abuse to recover from their experience, regain independence and build resilience. 

  • Community-based support, including pop-up advice and support clinics, seminars and events, and support groups.

We currently have one role in the Thames Valley area 

Location - Home-based with the potential of moving to an office-based location. The role covers the Thames Valley area and you will therefore be expected to be within travelling distance of this area.

Duration - Until March 2025 - subject to funding

Salary - £22,500 p.a

Hours of work: 35 hours per week to be undertaken between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm (with some occasional out-of-hours duties)

Reports to: Head of Community Services

Full job description available to download here

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.


Community Response Officer (DA) - FULL TIME

Community Response Officers (DA) play a key role in shaping Hourglass’ response to meeting the needs of the vulnerable older population and their communities across South East London and Sussex.

Working within our new Community Hub structure (operating remotely initially, with the intention of establishing a physical base in the longer term) the post-holder will be pivotal in helping us establish a one stop-shop of information, advice and support services around the abuse of older people and safe ageing.

Location – Home based initially but with the expectation of this becoming office-based roles in the programme develops accordingly. The roles cover the following areas and therefore you will be expected to be within travelling distance to South East London or Sussex.

Duration – Until March 2025 (subject to funding)

Salary - £21,500 PA

Hours of Work – 35 Hours per week to be undertaken between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm (with occasional out of hours duties)

Reports to - Head of Community Services

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Full job description available to download here


Community Response Officer (DA) – PART TIME 

Community Response Officers (DA) will play a key role in shaping Hourglass’ response to meeting the needs of the vulnerable older population and their communities across Cambridgeshire.

Working part time within our new Community Hub structure (operating remotely initially, with the intention of establishing a physical base in the longer term) the post-holder will provide information, advice and support to older people experiencing abuse.

Location – Home based initially but with the expectation of this becoming office-based roles in the programme develops accordingly. The roles cover the following areas and therefore you will be expected to be within travelling distance to Cambridgeshire.

Duration – Until March 2025 (subject to funding)

Salary - £10,750

Hours of Work – 17.5 hours per week to be undertaken between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm (with some occasional out of hours duties)

Reports to - Head of Community Services

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

Full job description is available to download here


To apply for these roles, please send your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@wearehourglass.org - Interviews are being held on a rolling basis