Islington, Greater London
£26,000 - £29,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

MASH Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA)

Location: Islington

Salary: Qualified: £27,000 - £29,000 Per anum

Hours: 37.5 hours

Contract: Permanent

Vacancy Reference:S013


Closing Date: 29th November 2021 9am

Interview Date: Teams / Zoom Interview Date: 23rd November 2021


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

Islington Solace Advocacy and Support Service (SASS) is a team made up of IDVAs, caseworkers and IRIS workers. We work with all levels of risk and work closely with our partner agencies to ensure victims/survivors of domestic violence receive a good standard of service.


About the Role

We are seeking a MASH IDVA to co-locate in the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub.

This exciting role will provide advice and support to other professionals. A key part of this role involves contributing to the local Intimate Partner Violence Panel and Daily Safeguarding Meeting processes; representing survivors at these meetings and action planning alongside other agencies to improve survivor safety. Whilst working with other agencies, the MASH IDVA will strive to keep survivor’s safety at the centre of all coordinated responses.

About You

Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of demonstrable experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence in a multi-agency setting and a working knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems. The candidate will have essential experience of attending multi-agency risk-focused meetings such as MARAC, IPV or MAPPA.


A CAADA /Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualification is essential.


You will have a good understanding of the causes and dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse, including its impact on victims/survivors,. A flexible approach to your work and a commitment to the values of Solace Women’s Aid 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.


Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

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



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Posted on: 23 November 2021
Closed date: 30 November 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Advocacy

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