Cardiff, Cardiff (On-site)
GL12, Wotton-under-Edge
£23,594.2 per year
Contract, 13 Months, Full-time
Job description

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor – `HMP Eastwood Park and HMP Styal Prisons This vacancy is only open to female applicants as an occupational requirement exception under Sch 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Based: Working flexibly between HMP EWP prison, home and the Cardiff main office, some other travel expected.

Salary Scale: MS3 £23,594.25- £24,324.03 -£25,076.32 pa

Hours: 36.25 per week  Contract Length: Fixed term basis to 31st March 2023. Maybe extended subject to funding. Offer is subject to satisfactory references, prison vetting and enhanced DBS check.  

Closing date : 13 Feb 2022  Interviews held on 23,24 Feb  2022

Safer Wales is an independent charity whose mission is to support, protect and empower groups of people that are often invisible in society.

Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers has helped protect tens of thousands of people of all ages, genders and backgrounds, including victims of domestic violence, sex workers, hate crime victims and ex-offenders.

We are now recruiting for an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to work with women in HMP Eastwood Park and HMP Styal, who have experienced or are at risk from Domestic and or sexual violence.  Are you a dynamic, passionate professional keen to make a difference to women’s lives? We’d love to hear from you.

We are looking for a passionate, forward-thinking self-starter who will drive innovation, delivery and improvement whilst developing effective ongoing practice.

As an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor you will provide specialist gender specific support and advocacy to women in prison who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence. You will work with women to develop tailored safety plans for their return to Wales, to offer support and expertise, and to link in, where appropriate, with existing services and wider support networks for women in the Criminal Justice System.

The service elements for which the post-holder will be responsible are:

  • Service Delivery
  • Client Management
  • Multi-Agency Partnership working
  • Supporting Safer Wales with future development of our services

The role is being funded by Welsh Government to support delivery of the pan-Wales Female Offending Blueprint Project. The Blueprint project seeks to improve outcomes for women at each stage of the Criminal Justice System and is being delivered in collaboration with a range of partners including HMPPS and the four Police and Crime Commissioners, as well as a number of other statutory and third sector partners.

Go to our website to view the full job description and download an application form.

As well as a competitive salary, Safer Wales provides:-

  • A range of generous benefits, including the Safer Wales Pension scheme
  • Positive and proactive approach to personal development
  • career development through vocational qualifications
  • actively promotes diversity and inclusion
  • an environment which offers family friendly policies, parental leave and flexible working
  • a commitment to your health and wellbeing at work


Application Instructions

Go to our website for a full role description.

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Refreshed on: 05 February 2022
Closed date: 13 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: IDVA EWP
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