Are you looking for a dynamic and rewarding role working for an organisation with the feminist agenda at the core of its ethos? Do you believe in our values; to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaborate, innovate, and take accountability?
Then Advance could be the career choice for you!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A CORE IDVA (INDEPENDENT DOMESTIC ABUSE ADVISOR) TO JOIN OUR TEAM WORKING IN A CO-LOCATED SETTING IN BRENT
Job: Core IDVA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor)
Contract: Fixed term until 31st August 2022
Salary: £26,000 - £29,000 per annum depending on experience
Location: Wembley Police Station
This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community.
Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to references and confirmation of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory enhanced DBS check and police vetting
What we do:
Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Brent. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.
We deliver these services through our teams of skilled professionals and are looking to bring in additional expertise to strengthen the support we provide. We have a strong presence in the diverse boroughs of Brent and Ealing and are key influencers in providing Domestic Abuse support, with the intention of ending VAWG within the community. As an experienced IDVA you will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy, and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process. You will also be required to take part in an on-call duty rota which will require some evening and weekend working.
What you will bring:
As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with complex and multiple needs, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information daily. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with complex needs, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.
What we offer:
- 30 days holiday plus public holidays, and a day off for International Women’s Day
- Pension scheme
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
- Various forms of wellbeing support ranging from meditation to self-journaling
- Organisation wide away days
- The opportunity to work in a flexible, supportive environment with a team of committed, inspiring women and we will support you as you to continue to build your skills and experience and grow your career
The closing date for applications is 18th October 2021
Interviews are scheduled for w/c 18th October.
To apply: Please submit your CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for the role