Bede House has been helping local people for over 80 years to improve life for themselves, their families and the community in the London Borough of Southwark.

Bede Starfish Domestic Abuse Project

Domestic Violence Caseworker/IDVA

Full time, permanent contract £26,452 to £30,540 (depending on qualifications and experience), plus contributory pension.

Bede is an established, multi-purpose local charity based in Bermondsey, London SE16. Our Starfish Project provides services for clients who have experienced domestic abuse and who have complex needs. Our small team works with over 150 individuals each year using a flexible, creative casework approach and facilitates peer support through the Freedom Programme and Survivors’ Groups.

This is an exciting, demanding role for a person who has the potential to develop their casework skills and facilitate reflective support groups. You will have at least six months’ experience in casework with vulnerable individuals in crisis who are at risk of physical and emotional harm. If you do not already have a Safer Lives qualification (or equivalent) or a qualification to run the Freedom Programme, there are excellent training opportunities for the successful candidate to develop their potential. Starting salary will reflect qualifications and experience. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact the project manager, Ahlam Laabori, on 020 7237 9162.

To apply, please download the following: 

  1. Applicant covering letter
  2. DV Caseworker/IDVA job description, person spec and employment terms
  3. Application Form
  4. Application form guidance
  5. Information about Bede

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, Monday 20th May 2019
Interviews: Friday May 31 2019

Bede is an Equal Opportunities employer, registered charity 303199


Volunteering Vacancies

Starfish: Support for people affected by Domestic Violence

Contact: Ahlam Laabori on 020 7237 9162


Learning Disabilities Project

We are looking for volunteers to help with our allotment, wildlife and art groups. Mondays – Fridays between 9.30 and 3.30pm.

You can choose your day(s) and whether you do a morning or afternoon session.

We can offer supervision and the opportunity to attend training courses. We will reimburse your fares and you can have a free lunch if you volunteer all day.

Contact: Theresa Jones on 020 7237 8930 –

Youth Adventure Project

Sharing skills with young people e.g. IT, media, sports, music etc. Most evenings 6pm-9pm.

Contact: Fokrul Meah on 020 7231 6027


Occasional volunteering for various projects e.g. to co-ordinate an archive of old photos, to help with community events, e.g Fun days, London Marathon and various small jobs

Contact: Gwen Green on 020 7237 3881