Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea. We work within a coordinated partnership response to domestic violence to provide independent domestic violence advocacy and support for women, children and young people and women’s community services for women who are involved in the criminal justice system, in anti-social behaviour or are at risk of breaking the law.

Advance also has various Community & Co-located Projects where Independent Domestic Violence Advocates work alongside partnership agencies to provide onsite Domestic Abuse advice within Children’s Social Care, Housing, at the Specialist Domestic Abuse Court and in the Community Safety Unit with the Police.  There are multiple new projects due to the success of the current projects and there has been a lot of internal movement within the Advance teams due to career development consequently we have numerous career opportunities across teams at Advance.

Female* DV Workers X2  – Tri Borough

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March  2020

Grade/salary: starting from £24,000 – 26,000 per annum (Inc. London Weighting) depending upon experience

Annual Leave: 30 days plus public holidays

Pension: workplace pension

Working hours: 35 hours per week

Work location: Hammersmith & Fulham

Advance have X2 entry level posts suitable for someone with transferable skills and a passion for supporting survivors of domestic abuse who wants to start their career within the field of Violence Against Women & Girls. The Duty Worker will be the first point of contact for survivors approaching the service for support and will provide Assessment, safety planning and short term support. The Housing Support worker will carry a case load of clients across risk with a Housing Need and will be required to coordinate the provision of multi-agency support which focuses on working with clients to maintain their tenancies and prevent homelessness. Both workers will work within a dynamic, fast paced team to provide crisis intervention, advocacy and support that empowers women and ensures that the voice of survivors informs every stage of their journey towards improved safety. They will work within a well-established and supportive team to provide high quality advocacy and support based upon client led needs and risk assessment. They will be required to advise women on criminal justice and civil remedies and related matters and support women to attend court where necessary.

Advance will endeavour to provide exciting continued professional development, affording the post holder the opportunity to progress their skills and knowledge working with vulnerable people in society. The post holders will be part of a supportive team of professionals, many with various specialisms so there is lots of cross learning amongst the teams.

Closing date: 12th June 2019                                                                         Interview date:  18th or 19th June 2019

To apply: please download the application form and Job Description from our website at www.advanceadvocacyproject.org.uk.   Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk. You can also download the documents by clicking the link below

 

*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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