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Bristol (On-site) 0.32 miles
£11811.60 - £25663.19 per annum
Part-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to join us working in a safe house in Bristol providing support to male victims and survivors, for 18.75 hours a week.

Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?

Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?

If yes, then we'd love to hear from you...

What we offer:

At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:

- Flexible working options
- 25 days annual leave FTE plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days FTE plus Bank Holidays
- Pension with 5% employer contribution
- Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
- High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
- Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression

About the role:

This role will be based in a safe house in Bristol, with some travel required around the Bristol area.

As an IDVA supporting male victims & survivors you will:

  • Contact, identify & assess risks and needs of domestic abuse victims
  • Manage a caseload of victims of domestic abuse
  • Work with local agencies & partners whose services victims may require, such as housing, social services and health providers.
  • Maintain accurate & confidential case management records
  • Comply with data protection legislation, confidentiality and information sharing policy and procedures, as well as all legislation connected to your work.
  • Provide housing management welcoming new residents, ensuring a supportive, homely and safe environment, complete sign up paperwork & assist with welfare benefits claims, responsible for collection of rent & minimising arrears, ensure rooms are re-let in a timely manner
  • Facilitate house meetings encouraging men to participate and to contribute to decisions affecting the management of the houses

You will need:

  • An excellent and thorough understanding of the impact of domestic abuse on victims and children and the legal and practical remedies available to these clients.
  • An understanding of the principles of risk assessment, safety planning and risk management for victims of domestic abuse and their children.
  • Experience of direct service delivery to victims of domestic abuse or other vulnerable people.
  • Experience of working within a multi-agency and legislative framework.
  • Strong crisis management skills and the ability to deal with stressful and difficult situations.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and advisory skills, both written and verbal when interacting with a range of agencies and individuals.


Please note that we are committed to provide support where victims can choose to be supported by someone of their own gender and so this post is open to male applicants only as being male is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details

About us:

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital
force for change.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.

Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

How to apply:

To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.

We looking forward to hearing from you.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.

More about Victim Support

Victim Support is an independent charity dedicated to supporting people affected by crime and traumatic incidents in England and Wales.

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Posted on: 09 August 2022
Closing date: 06 September 2022 at 13:17
Job ref: 4387
Tags: Advice, Information,Support Worker