Recruiting: Drive Communications Officer

We are recruiting for a new Drive Communications Officer. This role will be full-time, based in London and will be report to the SafeLives‘ Head of Communications.

We know that there are 100,000 adults and 130,000 children at high-risk of murder or serious harm due to domestic abuse, yet less than 1% of perpetrators receive any specialist intervention to change or disrupt their behaviour. We cannot tackle domestic abuse without getting to the root of the problem: the perpetrator.

Drive is an innovative national pilot that aims to improve the lives and safety of victims and children by holding high-risk perpetrators to account. The pilot combines 1-2-1 case management of perpetrators with a co-ordinated multi-agency response and sustainable transformation of local and national systems.

The pilot, led by Respect, SafeLives and Social Finance, has completed its first 18 months in three areas.  We have learnt a great deal and the initial results around victim and child safety are encouraging.

It is a hugely exciting time for Drive as we now embark on a replication of the pilot across five new sites.

The Drive Communications Officer will be responsible for managing the communications strategy and activity for the project. This will involve supporting stakeholder engagement, digital communications, driving creative content, PR social media and working with partners across the country. The role will be supported by the Head of Communications who will be leading the strategic vision of Drive Communications.

The post holder will support us shifting the narrative around domestic abuse. For too long, perpetrators have been invisible from the public discussion on domestic abuse – we need to stop asking ‘Why doesn’t she leave’ and start asking ‘Why doesn’t he stop’ and this role will have an active role in changing the conversation. We need to get to the root of the problem – the perpetrator.