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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate - Hackney

Published: 14 June 2016

Job Type: Service delivery
Salary: £12,000 per annum (unqualified) (FTE £24,000 p.a.) / £13,000 per annum (qualified) (FTE £26,000 p.a.) including London Weighting
Location: Hackney, London
Closing Date: 28 June 2016

Please note that this post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

This is a part-time role, working 18.75 hours per week on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The primary purpose of this role is to work with victims of domestic violence and provide high quality case work and advocacy support. You will also work productively and in partnership with the Local Authority’s Domestic Violence and Hate Crime Team, Police, Witness Care Unit, Children’s and Adult Social Care, Residential Social Landlords and a range of other agencies to provide support, information and advocacy to vulnerable and intimidated victims and witnesses of serious violent crime (including hate crime).

The successful candidate must be CAADA IDVA trained and have a minimum of one year’s case work experience, working with and supporting victims of domestic abuse in the voluntary, community, or statutory sector. The candidate must also have a knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic violence on victims and witnesses and the legal and civil remedies available to them.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the short listing criteria, which is marked in the person specification as (s). Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will only contact people who have been shortlisted for interview.

The closing date for applications is at 5pm on Tuesday 28 June 2016.

To apply, please download the application pack below and return it to annalisa.nicora@victimsupport.org.uk by the closing date, quoting the full job title and reference number.

We do not require assistance from any recruitment agency.

Victim Support welcomes calls from Textphone users via Text Relay.

Victim Support takes pride in being a diverse organisation, enriched by the participation of all individuals and communities. Diversity matters and we value it.

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