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Current Vacancies


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 four roles in the following locations 

  • 1 in South London

  • 1 in Kent

  • 2 in Thames Valley

Location - Home-based with the potential of moving to an office based location. The role covers the following areas and you will therefore be expected to be within travelling distance to one of these areas: Thames Valley, Kent and South East London

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


Community Response Officer (DA) - FULL 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 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 one of these areas: South East London and 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

Closing Date – Tuesday 30th August at 5pm

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 and Surrey.

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 one of these areas: Cambridgeshire or Surrey

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

Closing Date – Tuesday 30th August at 5pm

Full job description 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