Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate

£26568 - £27480 Per Annum £26,568 pro-rata rising to £27,480 per annum after 1 year
06 Nov 2019
02 Dec 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

Come join a new and innovative service! We have an excellent opportunity to join a leading charity as an Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate.

Position: Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate (IDSVA)
Location: Newham, London
Hours: Part-time, 33 hours per week. Monday to Friday plus on call rota
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £26,568 pro-rata rising to £27,480 per annum after 1 year
Benefits: 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, Company Mobile Phone, Company Pension, Competitive Salary, Employee Discounts, Generous Holiday, Great Working Environment, In House Training, Laptop, Progression Opportunities, Recognised Qualifications, Travel/Season Ticket Loans.

Closing Date: 2nd December

Interview Date: Interviews will be held as and when, the closing date may be brought forward so please don't delay your application.

Newham Domestic and Sexual Violence Services delivers an Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy and Safety Planning service to men and women across Newham.

The Role

The service is based in Newham with co-locations across the borough. Working closely with key stakeholders such as the Police, local authority, social services and community groups, the aims of the service is to provide an integrated domestic abuse response to survivors of abuse to reduce risk and facilitate a life free from abuse.

As Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate (IDSVA) you will manage high profile / intensive case work, working within multiagency setting.

About You

As Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate, you will:


  • Have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of victims experiencing domestic and/ or sexual violence, the Criminal Justice System, legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing, legal remedies available to women experiencing domestic violence and of the relevant housing law and welfare benefits that apply to women and children using the service.
  • Provide case working support to clients.
  • Have experience of working within a multi-agency setting.
  • Have awareness of risks associated with domestic violence in a working environment.
  • Provide an out of hours on call service as part of the On-call rota.
  • Have a willingness to mentor pool workers, students and trainees as required across the organisation.
  • Have previous experience of using computer-based systems to accurately record work.
  • Have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and ability to manage complex tasks in clearly defined time frames.
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.


Section 7(2) b & e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply to this position – (Only Female Applicants Please).

In return…

Work for an organisation that offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression. In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous, so if these values resonate with you, please apply.

About the Organisation

This vibrant charity has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. Their approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to people’s lives it is essential that they work with them as equals. Their expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and they believe this gives them a great deal to contribute.

Proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

You may also have experience in areas such as Independent Domestic Violence Advocate, Independent Sexual Violence Advocate, IDSVA, Case Worker, Advocate, Independent Domestic Violence Advisor, Domestic Violence Caseworker, Outreach Worker, Independent Victim Advocate.

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