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Senior Independent Domestic Violence Advocate x2 - Redbridge or Havering

Published: 23 May 2016

Job Type: Service delivery
Salary: £28,000 per annum including London Weighting
Location: Redbridge and Havering
Closing Date: 6 June 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.

Victims Support is looking to recruit two senior independent domestic violence advocate’s, one will be based in Redbridge and the other role will be based in Havering.

The primary purpose of this role is to work victims of domestic violence and provide high quality case work and advocacy support. Also to 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).

It is desirable for candidates to have the SafeLives qualification however suitable candidates with the right managerial transferable skills will be considered. The candidate must 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.

Please see attached for the job description and application form for the post. 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

The closing date for applications is at 9am on Monday 6 June 2016.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to request an application pack please email georgina.lotinga@victimsupport.org.uk 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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