Bexley, Greater London (Hybrid)
£27,500 - £30,000 per year
Contract, 3 year fixed term contract, Full-time
Job description

Police IDVA


Location: Bexley/Lewisham along with hybrid working from home


Salary: £27,500 to £30,000 dependant on qualification and experience (successful candidates are usually appointed at the bottom of the salary band)


Contract: 3 year fixed term contract


Vacancy Reference: S099


Closing Date: 13/06/2022

Interview Date: 20/06/2022


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 Bexley including an advocacy and support service and specialist services co-located in a number of services. Solace works in partnership with the police to ensure that victim/survivors of domestic abuse are able to access the necessary support. As part of this partnership Solace are recruiting for an IDVA to be co-located in Lewisham Police Station with the potential to at times be required to co locate at Bexley Police Station, covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. A key aspect of the role will be to advocate on behalf of service users to improve access to support in Bexley. This role will be based at least two to three days a week in Lewisham Police Station with the other days spread between the office in Bexleyheath and working from home.



About the Role


A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Police IDVA for Solace co-located in Lewisham Police station. As the IDVA you will provide immediate support for victim/survivors of abuse at all levels of intervention including carrying out risk and needs assessments, safety planning and providing short-term support and onward referral. In addition, you will act as the Police lead for Solace in Bexley, providing advice and guidance to Solace staff and the Police.

The Police IDVA will hold a case load of 30 cases.

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. 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.



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


Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us  if you require any additional support to apply for this role.


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.


We request no contact from recruitment agencies.

More about Solace Womens Aid

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Posted on: 20 May 2022
Closed date: 13 June 2022 at 12:00
Job ref: S099
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work

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