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IRIS Advocate Educator - 16 hours - London

Published: 21 July 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £11,428.57 per annum (FTE £25,000 p.a.) including London Weighting
Location: Forest Gate, London
Closing Date: 9 August 2016

This is a temporary project due to end on or before 31 March 2017 with potential to extend should funding be secured.

Victim Support is looking to recruit a part-time IRIS Advocate Educator to work 16 hours per week.

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

The primary purpose of this role is to provide training to general practices, ongoing support for health professionals and advocacy for patients in Tower Hamlets, including:

  • supporting and providing ongoing training for health professionals in general practice on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA)
  • encouraging health professionals to ask women and men about their experience of abuse and respond, record, safety check and refer
  • building and maintaining an effective relationship with general practice teams
  • providing individual needs-led information, support and advocacy (including sign-posting) for women who disclosed their past or current experiences of DVA.

The successful candidate must be DVA 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 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 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 this role is 9am on Tuesday 9 August 2016.

To apply, please download the application pack below and return it to 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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