Join our board of trustees
Hourglass is looking for passionate individuals to join our board of trustees and help us make a difference to the millions affected by the abuse of older people in the UK.
We’re looking for individuals with senior experience in volunteering, campaigning, parliamentary work, lobbying or the legal profession to help shape the future of our charity and support our mission to end the abuse of older people.
By joining our board of trustees, you’ll be gaining valuable skills, experience and knowledge to diversify your career portfolio. You’ll be helping to shape the future of Hourglass and develop strategies to change the lives of older victim-survivors of abuse and their families.
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 post-holder 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 - £22,575 pa
Hours of work: 35 hours Monday to Friday. Some meetings may be during evenings or weekends.
Reports to: Head of Community Services.
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 - £23,625 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
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 - £21,575 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
Full job description available to download here
To apply for these roles, please send your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org - Interviews are being held on a rolling basis.