SE13, London (On-site)
£27,948 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role Overview

Job Title: Health Independent Gender Violence Advocate 

Location: Lewisham, London

Salary: £27,948 per annum

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services and we are proud to be a leader in our field and an employer of choice, with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  


We are recruiting for a Health Independent Gender Violence Advocate to join our team in Lewisham. In this post you will be hospital based part of the time and that includes developing effective referral routes across a number of health department’s e.g. maternity service and accident and emergency (A&E) and identifying opportunities to develop and deliver training. You will be working closely with other health care professionals to build capacity and to develop joint working initiatives which address the specific health care needs of survivors of gender based violence

Essential Skills or Experience

You must have proven experience of providing direct emotional and practical support to survivors of gender based violence, and of managing case work. In addition you will have experience of working within a health setting and the ability to manage in a crisis. Knowledge of the relevant housing, criminal, civil and welfare rights legislation is also essential.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge’s Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.


Refuge offers: a competitive salary with annual progression within points of the salary grade; 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days; clinical supervision for all front line staff a pension scheme that includes a 6% employer contribution; as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Other information

Closing Date: Monday 31st January 2022 at 09:00 am

Interview Date: Friday 4th February 2022

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

More about REFUGE

At Refuge, we believe that no-one should have to live in fear of violence and abuse. On any given day Refuge supports almost 6,000 clients, hel... Read more

Refreshed on: 19 January 2022
Closed date: 31 January 2022 at 09:00
Job ref: 0668
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker

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