Islington, Greater London (On-site)
£30,500 - £32,500 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Location: Islington

Salary: Qualified applicants only (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience £30,500 -£32,500 Pro rata

Contract: FTC 31st March 2023

Vacancy Reference: S057


Closing Date: 8th February 5pm

Interview Date: 25th February 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 Islington including a large advocacy and support service and specialist projects co-located in a number of services.



About the Role


We are seeking a Senior 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 Senior MASH IDVA will strive to keep survivor’s safety at the centre of all coordinated responses.

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 safeguarding. 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. 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.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, demonstrable substantial experience in providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG. A relevant qualification in VAWG or significant experience 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.


We request no contact from recruitment agencies.

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Posted on: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 08 February 2022 at 17:00
Job ref: S057
Tags: Advocacy

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