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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate x 2 - Redbridge and Tower Hamlets

Published: 13 April 2016

Job Type: Service delivery
Salary: £24,000 per annum (unqualified), £26,000 per annum (qualified) including London Weighting
Location: Redbridge and Tower Hamlets, London
Closing Date: 2 May 2016

Victim Support is looking to recruit two full time Independent Domestic Violence Advocates; one will be based in Redbridge and the other will be based in Tower Hamlets.  

These are temporary contracts due to end on or before 30 June 2017.

Appointments will be subject to satisfactory checks made by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

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

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.

The attainment of 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 a 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. You must also be able to prioritise work and deal with competing or conflicting demands in an organised and methodical manner.

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 applications is 10 am on Monday 2 May 2016.

Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 5 May 2016.

To apply, please download the application pack below and return it to georgina.lotinga@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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