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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate - London

Published: 15 August 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £9,600 per annum (£24,000 FTE unqualified IDVA), £10,400 per annum (£26,000 FTE qualified IDVA) including London Weighting
Location: Catford Road, London
Closing Date: 29 August 2016

This is a temporary contract due to end on or before 15 February 2017.

We're looking to recruit a part time Independent Domestic Violence Advocate to work 15 hours per week (7.5 hours on Mondays and Tuesdays).

Please note that this post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory checks made by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

As an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, you will provide a high quality and pro-active service to victims of domestic violence and abuse. You will deliver a service to those at highest risk, and will work in a multi-agency setting to ensure that all agencies work together to maintain the safety of victims. You will also work with survivors and agencies to monitor the care pathways.

A SafeLives qualification, formerly known as CAADA, is desirable but not essential. The successful candidate must have experience of working with and supporting high risk survivors of domestic violence and/or rape and sexual assault in either a community work or advice work setting. You will also have knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by people who have experienced domestic violence and/or rape and sexual assault.

It is also essential that you have proven experience of multi-agency working, and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The ability to prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands in an organised and methodical manner is also essential.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which is marked in the person specification as (s).

Although we would like to inform all candidates whether they have been successful or not at the shortlisting stage, as a charity we are mindful of the costs involved. Therefore, if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, you should take it that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, contact all unsuccessful candidates in writing after the interview.

The closing date for this role is 9am on Monday 29 August 2016.

To apply, please download the application pack below and return it to margaret.pordage@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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