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Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate x 2 - Tower Hamlets & Havering

Published: 12 April 2016

Job Type: Service delivery
Salary: £28,000 per annum including London Weighting
Location: Tower Hamlets and Havering
Closing Date: 2 May 2016

We are looking for two Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocates, one based in Tower Hamlets and the other in Havering. 

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 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.

You will also have responsibility for managing, supporting and supervising staff 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.

To apply, please download the application pack below. Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting 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 or 07956 212 327.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 2 May 2016.

Please send completed application forms 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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