Ripplez CIC, Social Enterprise

The Position:

Pause Worcestershire Practitioners

Salary range: £30,401 - £37,267 (annual pay award pending)

Are you an ambitious, creative and influential leader or practitioner who is passionate about reducing the number of children being removed into care by supporting women to bring about change in their lives? Do you have direct experience of working with and affecting change in vulnerable individuals? Or are you an organised, innovative, administrative professional?

About Pause: 

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.

Pause Worcestershire will be delivered by Ripplez CIC, working in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council.

It has been structured as a ‘social outcomes contract’, with the Council committing to pay for successful outcomes. Up-front funding and ongoing support is being arranged by Bridges Fund Management, a specialist social impact investor with extensive experience of delivering outcomes contracts.

Click here if you’d like to hear more about the Practitioner role. You can also visit the Pause Derbyshire section of our website, here.

The Role:

As Pause continues to spread and progresses from strength to strength, we need great people to lead, develop and coordinate our Practices.

As a Pause Practitioner, you will be responsible for implementing a range of interventions and support measures as part of an integrated package of health, therapeutic and social support

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 for the Practitioner roles 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.

If this is the job for you then please visit NHS Jobs, where you can download the full job descriptions and person specifications. Please register on the job site and complete and submit your application online.


For more information please contact Ginny Flynn at Pause National; [email protected], 07769956243


Gill McKay at Ripplez CIC; [email protected], 07807135937.


The interviews will be held during the w/c 29 June 2020. The specific arrangements for these will  depend on Government advice in the light of the Corvid-19 pandemic. It is our intention to launch the new practice in September 2020.


The closing date is: 14 June 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.