Ealing, Greater London
Greater London
£26,000 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience
Permanent, Contract, Full-time
Job description

Are you looking to join a team which is passionate about supporting women who are survivors of domestic abuse and making sure they are heard?  We are Advance and have openings in our team in Brent and Ealing and would love you to come and work with us.


Role:     Independent Domestic Abuse Adviser (IDVA)


Location: Brent or Ealing


Contract: Permanent and fixed term contracts


Hours:   35 hours per week Monday to Friday (10.00 – 18.00), with occasional evening work to 9pm as part of on-call rota


Salary: from £26,000 to £30,000 per annum depending on experience (salary towards the top of the range will be paid for those with considerable skills and experience in equivalent roles)


Benefits: 30 days holiday pa plus 8 bank holidays; an additional day’s leave for International Women’s Day; great support provision including clinical supervision and an Employee Assistance Programme and generous dependent’s leave; pension scheme; company mobile phone, In-house training, opportunities for progression, an incredibly supportive and passionate team!


What we do:

Advance is a well-respected, professional charity providing nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Brent and Ealing. Working with partner agencies we respond to violence against women and girls through independent domestic violence advocacy.


The roles:

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:

  • A sound understanding of domestic abuse and its effects on women and children, as well as best practice within the domestic abuse sector.
  • Substantial experience working as a domestic abuse advocate including working with complex and multiple needs
  • Solid skills in risk management and safety planning, with the ability to remain calm in a crisis. 
  • Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence and of working within safeguarding procedures


What we offer:

In addition to the great benefits listed above, you will have 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.


Please find the job description attached.


We will be considering applications and arranging interviews on an ongoing basis.

To apply: Please send your CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for the role.


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


PLEASE NOTE: 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, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

More about Advance

Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical suppo... Read more

Refreshed on: 24 October 2020
Closed date: 23 November 2020
Tags: Advice, Information, Support Worker

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