Hampton Trust is a leading domestic abuse charity with a focus on tackling the root cause of domestic abuse and criminal behaviour.  We pride ourselves on being innovators in our field, highlighting gaps in service and testing new approaches.

Job Title:                        Caring Dads Practitioner

Hours:                             22.5 hours per week across 3 days.

Salary:                             £16,200 per annum dependent on experience

Base:                                Ashurst / Colocation venues, Southampton

Contract:                        Part Time – 12 months Fixed Term Contract (extension subject to funding)

Caring Dads exists to change current practice to better include fathers in efforts to enhance the safety and well-being of their children. The practitioner will work directly with fathers with an aim to improve relationships with their children, families, and co-parents/carers. This will include promoting the service to a range of teams across Hampshire and Southampton, to generate programme referrals.  You will work closely with Hampton Trust domestic abuse perpetrator service to identify client suitability for the Caring Dads programme.

As the Caring Dads Practitioner, you will be required to deliver the Caring Dads and Accredited Domestic Abuse Prevention Training (ADAPT) Programme. This includes one to one support and group work. Groups are delivered on weekday evenings; you will be required to deliver one group work sessions per week.

You will undertake treatment and risk assessments of individuals causing harm in their relationships; this includes active case/risk management of families living with domestic abuse. Although this position is based in Ashurst, you will be co-located into social work teams across Hampshire three days per week, with an aim to providing support and advice in identifying suitable families for the Caring Dads and ADAPT programme.

Please see application pack for a full job description and persons specification.

We encourage growth and self-awareness within this post.

Rewards and Benefits of working for Hampton Trust

To ensure equality of treatment and opportunity for all employees, Hampton Trust have a competitive salary banding structure. New starters will start on the minimum point of the relevant pay band advertised, salary increases within the band and promotions are awarded based on annual performance reviews.



  • Casual dress
  • Contribution pension scheme – NEST with 3% company contribution.
  • Sick pay
  • Free onsite parking
  • 25 days annual leave – increasing to 3 days after 3 years and an additional 2 days after 5 years
  • 8 Days Bank Holiday
  • Additional leave for your birthday
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Free flue jabs
  • Access to free clinical supervision sessions
  • Free DBS checks

We are an equal opportunities employer; and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse range of people we support.

Should you wish to discuss this role before application contact:

Laura Childs on: 07902926736, or email: laura.childs@hamptontrust.org.uk

Closing: Position will remain open until filled.

Interviews: To be scheduled – Please note, successful candidates will be asked to attend an in-person interview at our office in Ashurst, Southampton.

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references.

Next steps:

Please submit your application via email to jobs@hamptontrust.org.uk by 9am Friday the 9th of February 2024. Don’t forget our offer of an informal chat prior to completing your applications is available if you think it would be helpful.

In your application please include:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation for applying and outlining how you meet the criteria detailed within the person specification
  • A full CV including education, professional qualifications and full employment history showing responsibilities and relevant achievements.

Hampton Trust is committed to improving and finding ways of creating a more diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Application Pack

Equal Opportunities Form


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