London, Greater London
£26,000 - £29,000 per year dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

Please state in the first line of your supporting statement document whether you are interested in the full-time or part-time position for this role.


Location: Islington

Salary: Unqualified: £26,000 - £27,000  Qualified: £27,000 - £29,000  per annum (Pro rata for part time contract)

Contract: Fixed-term until end of September 2021

Hours: 18.75 hours per week for the part-time role and 37.5 hours per week for the full-time role

Vacancy Reference: SWA2967

Closing Date: 20th August

Interview Date: 26th August


Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

Solace Women’s Aid provides a wide range of services to victim/survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in Islington including a large advocacy and support service and specialist services co-located in a number of services. 

About the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work as an Early Help IDVA for Solace co-located in Islington Early Help. As an Early Help IDVA you will provide immediate support for victim/survivors of abuse working with Early Help including carrying out risk and needs assessments, safety planning and providing short-term support and onward referral. In addition, you will act as an Early Help lead for Solace in Islington, providing advice and guidance to Solace staff and Islington Early Help professionals. This role will be based four days in Islington Early Help and one day within the SASS team for the full-time role. The part time role will be based one or two days in Islington Early Help and one day in the SASS team.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with external agencies in your work.

About You

We're looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending VAWG and a solid understanding of how domestic or sexual violence against a parent can affect a child in the home. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will receive training and support for this role as necessary. 

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG, and a strong understanding of housing options and legislation. 

A relevant qualification in VAWG is essential.

In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

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Posted on: 07 August 2020
Closed date: 20 August 2020
Job ref: SWA2967
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker

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