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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/02/2020.

Pause Next Steps Practitioner

Job Reference: J76-PAUSENEXT

Ripplez Community Interest Company
Ripplez CIC


Pause Next Steps Practitioner

Salary range: £30,401 - £37,267

Are you an ambitious, creative and influential practitioner who has direct experience of working with and affecting change in vulnerable women? And are you passionate about supporting vulnerable women to sustain positive life changes? If so, this could be the job for you!

Pause is a charity seeking to prevent the damaging consequences of thousands more children being taken into care each year. Pause works with women who have experienced – or are at risk of – repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care.

The programme gives women the chance to pause and take control over their lives, breaking a destructive cycle that causes both them and their children deep trauma, as well as reducing huge costs to society and the taxpayer.

Once a woman has finished the programme she is able to access a range of ‘light touch’ support, referred to as ‘Next Steps’.

Pause Practices are delivered across the UK by local authorities and third sector organisations. Ripplez CIC delivers several Pause Practices in the East Midlands.

The Role:

As the network of Pause Practices in the East Midlands increases, we need a Pause Next Steps Practitioner to work with women who have completed the programme. Initial focus will be in Derby City.

As women come to the end of the Pause programme, the transition from high levels of focused support to less intense support can be a challenge, but also offers an opportunity. This means it is crucial that every woman has access to the best possible transition to adequately support and sustain her onto and during the next phase of her journey from dependence to independence.

As the Pause Next Steps Practitioner, you will be responsible for supporting women to increase their independence, to sustain positive life changes and reinforce positive self-narratives.

In this role, you’ll be a big part of a small team, where everyone takes a flexible and collaborative approach to work, and is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Like Pause, you will be passionate about changing entrenched social issues, and will respond by ‘doing things differently’. You will play an integral part of a team where everyone takes an energetic, flexible and collaborative approach to their work, and are committed to improving outcomes in society.

Please note: secondments from relevant partner agencies will be considered – this could be from Children's Services, Adult Services, Health, Probation, Mental Health Services, or other relevant voluntary services.

For more information please contact Rosa Bird at Ripplez CIC on 07527 310514 or Sue Halstead at Pause National on 07825 113743.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 February 2020 at Derwent Stepping Stones, Derby DE21 6AH.


The closing date is Sunday 9 February 2020.


If you are shortlisted for interview you will be contacted by email. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date then please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.



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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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