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Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate - Clapham

Published: 16 August 2016

Job Type: Service Delivery
Salary: £28,000 per annum, including London Weighting
Location: Clapham Junction, London
Closing Date: 5 September 2016

This is a temporary contract due to end on or before 30 June 2017.

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

We're looking for a full-time Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate to join our team in Clapham, London.

The primary purpose of this role is to work 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 andlords 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).

You will also have responsibility for managing, supporting and supervising staff in delivering the services and ensuring Independent Domestic Violence Advocates are meeting their performance targets and that agreed outcomes and outputs are met by the service.

You 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. You 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 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.

Any queries about the post should be sent to Maggie Pordage, Domestic Violence Contract Manager Pan London, at margaret.pordage@victimsupport.org.uk or 07956 212 327.

The closing date for applications is at 9am on Monday 5 September 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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