Advance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services at the ‘high end of best practice’ in West London. We are known for innovation as we were the very first IDVA service and the first service to work within Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable.

 FEMALE* Early Help IDVA

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 per annum (full time equivalent)  incl. London Weighting, depending on experience*

(*£26,000 paid for those with less experience; £29,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience in similar or transferable roles).

Working Hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms

Benefits:  Workplace Pension, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays & 1 day for International Women’s Day.

Work Location: Brent

The post holder will be co-located within Brent Early Help and will help raise the team’s awareness, identification and response to those experiencing domestic violence, the post holder will jointly work with Early Help Practitioners on cases to support service users and improve partnership responses. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children. The post holder will also have an understanding of children’s social care and care proceedings. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with complex and multiple needs, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women involved with Children’s Social Services and Early Help, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision..

Closing date:     28th June 2019                                                           Interview date:  TBC

 To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at – Completed applications should be emailed to [email protected] OR submit a full CV and supporting statement that addresses the person specification.

Also, please click on the link below to download the Job description, application form and guide to applicants

Early Help IDVA JD – May 2019

Job Application Form

Letter to applicants

*This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, BME backgrounds, the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system, as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

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