Wandsworth, London
£25225.57 - £28736.64 per annum including allowances
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Victim support is recruiting for an experienced Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) to work with our dynamic IDVA team supporting survivors of domestic abuse in the borough of Wandsworth.

Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events

The main purpose of the job is to effectively deliver an innovative and pro-active IDVA domestic abuse service for victims and their children, including those at highest risk, across the borough of Wandsworth.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse, including the impact on victims and their children, and the legal and practical remedies available to these clients. Experience working with victims of domestic abuse is required.

You would also need to hold a SafeLives IDVA training certificate, a relevant degree, a vocational qualification or have equivalent experience.

This is a fixed term post until 31 March 2021 (possible extension depending on funding)

Victim Support offers competitive rewards and benefits including pension and life assurance, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata), voluntary benefits such as season ticket loans, and the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing world-class services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.

Applications should be explicit enough to provide good evidence against the shortlisting criteria, which are marked in the person specification as A. In order to apply, please create a profile in our website (jobs section), complete and submit an online application form.

Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and disclosed barring service checks will be required.

Victim Support is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for our staff. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We welcome applicants from all communities and as part of our commitment to the we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.

If you have the drive to make a difference within an organisation which makes a difference we look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted on: 17 November 2020
Closed date: 01 December 2020
Job ref: 2991
Tags: Advocacy, Support Worker