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Domestic Abuse Advocate Educator (IRIS Programme)

Bromley, Greater London (On-site)
SE20, London
Contract (Fixed term contract to 31st March 2027)
Job description

Job Title: IRIS Bromley Advocate Educator  

Hours: Full-time 35 hours per week OR Part-time 28 hours per week 

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract to 31st March 2027 

Salary: £33,644 per annum (FTE) 

Application Deadline: Sunday 30th June at 11.00pm 

Interviews:  week commencing 8th July 2024 

Location: BCWA’s Head Office in SE20 and GP practices within Bromley borough 


Employee benefits we offer: 

- A friendly, flexible and values-led organisation 

- Competitive salary 

- 25 days of annual holiday, plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time) 

- Contributory pension scheme (5%) 

- Training to help you perform your role and support your professional development 

- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme and wellbeing support 


Who we are: Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid is a well-established, innovative and forward-thinking local domestic abuse service. We are seeking a self-motivated, flexible and experienced individual to join our dynamic team to help us deliver excellent services to vulnerable women who have experienced domestic abuse and be committed to working in a non-discriminatory manner.  


About the role:  We are recruiting an Advocate Educator to work closely with GP practices in Bromley borough. You will promote the IRIS programme and offer training to GP practice staff, as well as providing one to one emotional and practical support to a caseload of clients experiencing domestic abuse.     IRISi is an evidence-based domestic abuse training and referral programme developed specifically for general practice, currently being delivered across 30+ areas of England and Wales. You can find more information abotut the programme on the IRISi website.   

The successful applicant will have:  

  • Experience of working with victims and survivors of domestic abuse and an understanding of the barriers to accessing support services 

  • Experience of promoting services and building strong working relationships with external organisations  

  • Experience of delivering training to a range of professionals  

  • A full driving licence and access to a vehicle in order to travel to GP practices across Bromley  


All staff have access to hot-desking at our offices as needed. We do our best to accommodate flexible working practices at BCWA. We are all women with busy lives and families, and we understand that flexibility can be crucial in supporting women in the workplace.    

Location:  BCWA’s head office in SE20 and GP practices within Bromley borough 


Wellbeing: As a trauma-informed charity we take mental health and wellbeing seriously. We offer clinical supervision to our frontline team, regular staff wellbeing sessions, use of our Employee Assistance Programme and an additional wellbeing platform which offers a range of advice and support. 


Notifying candidates: We apologise in advance that we will not be able to notify candidates who are not shortlisted.   If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks from application deadline, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.  


We reserve the right to terminate this recruitment process should we receive a large number of applications. 


Female applicants only: In light of the nature of work, the candidate’s gender is considered to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. 


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: BCWA is committed to supporting and promoting equality & diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. To achieve this, we seek to employ a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds to better represent the communities we serve. 

BCWA are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Reg. Charity No.1068007. 


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Posted on: 31 May 2024
Closing date: 30 June 2024 at 23:00
Tags: Advice, Information, Training, Advocacy, Support Worker

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