£12,480 per year
Contract, Contract ends 31st March 2022, Part-time
Job description

Role Overview

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, Urdu Speaking (Part Time)

Location: Warrington, North West

Salary: £12,480 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term until March 2022

Hours: Part time, 18.75 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 an Urdu speaking Independent Domestic Violence Advocate to join our team in Warrington. As an Independent Domestic violence advocate you will work closely with victims of domestic violence and other forms of violence and abuse, from the point of crisis, to provide high quality independent advocacy and support to survivors of domestic violence at the highest risk and their children. This job involves working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership protocols and procedures that prioritise the safety of survivors.

Post holder will empower survivors by providing them with emotional, practical and personal welfare support. The job involves ensuring that survivors are provided with a safe, supportive and welcoming environment and enabling them to access their rights, make decisions and increase their life options.

Essential Skills or Experience

The successful candidate will have significant proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic violence. You will understand the legal system in how it relates to survivors of domestic violence and have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is 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 8th November 2021 at 09:00am 

Interview Date: Friday 12th November 2021

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.

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Refreshed on: 02 November 2021
Closed date: 08 November 2021
Job ref: 0605
Tags: Advocacy