This exciting paid role will enable you to contribute to this important Canterbury’s Safer Streets project and help tackle violence against women and girls in public spaces.

You can help make a difference to students' lives, meet like-minded passionate people and develop fantastic employability skills - so apply today!

About Safer Streets 4: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Public Spaces

In 2021 the UK government published its Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy. As part of their commitment, they have funded a number of projects and adopted an evidence-based approach to look at how we (society) can tackle VAWG. This includes the prevention of such crimes, early intervention and ensuring that adequate support is provided to victims/survivors and the investigation of such offences.

We are pleased to announce that Canterbury Christ Church University, along with key strategic partners (Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Kent police, University of Kent, Rising Sun, Crime Stoppers, EKRCC and Canterbury County Council and others), have been awarded funding from the Home Office to identify ways to tackle VAWG and conduct research on how we can make Canterbury safer for its residents, including students. This funding is supporting the development of research, training, safety resources, a central website and safety packs for patrons of Night Time Economy (pubs, clubs and bars) in the city, alongside other exciting projects.

About Safer Streets Student Partners

Under this umbrella, the project will look at information regarding consent and harassment, drinks spiking, alcohol awareness, getting home safe, respect and inclusion, and reporting methods for students and members of the public. There will also be new initiatives and resources to support tackling Violence Against Women and Girls.

We are keen to co-create this content with students in Canterbury, and as such, we are doing this call-out to allow students to define the vision of this project.

Selected candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to tackling violence against women and girls/gendered based violence, including an understanding and appreciation of such offences in diverse communities.
  • Work collaboratively with academics, strategic partners and the wider community
  • Have an appreciation and adherence to confidentiality.
  • Work independently under the guidance of the project team, including effective time management.
  • Demonstrate an ability to conduct high-quality research and pay attention to detail.

We're looking for individuals who:

  • Have great communication skills
  • Are friendly and outgoing in nature
  • Are empathetic and understanding to different students and community needs
  • Want to be an active initiator of change
  • Want to learn and develop new skills
  • Are able to work in a team and to tight deadlines

Deadline for submissions: Monday 30th November 2022 23:59

To make your submission, please email please complete this form by the deadline.

Please note that submissions made via email may not be accepted; therefore, you must complete your application using the link provided.

This will also be an exceptional opportunity to expand your professional portfolio and, as such, we encourage and welcome applications from all communities within our society. Ensuring that vital voices and diversity within our community are captured as part of this work is extremely important if we are to address this critical agenda.

Candidates will be assessed and sifted out through an initial process (Stage 1). Following this, any potential candidates will be invited for a short interview (Stage 2). Please note that individual feedback will not be provided to individuals that do not proceed beyond Stage 1.

Pay and Hours:

This is a temporary post until March 2023; however, it may be extended until September 2023. The work hours are flexible and determined in collaboration with the Principal Investigator, depending on the project's needs.

Salary: £10.90 (plus holiday pay)

Apply now: Safer Streets: Student Partners Job Application Form

You can start and complete your application over a period of time before the submission deadline.

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