Advance is rapidly expanding with lots of new, exciting projects and career opportunities. We are currently recruiting for numerous positions which can be found on our website. As an organisation that is constantly evolving, there is a lot of internal progression. Advance values their staff and will endeavor to provide exciting continued professional development, affording the post holder the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge working with vulnerable people in society.

Advance Domestic Abuse Team delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Brent. 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.


Female* Duty IDVA

Contract:                               Permanent

Salary:                                    Starting from £26,000 – 28,000 depending on experience per annum inc London Weighting

Working hours:                    35 hours a week

Pension:                                Workplace Pension

Annual Leave:                      30 days and public holidays

Work Location:                    Based at Advance office in Hammersmith


This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in crisis intervention, referrals and assessment processes at Advance. The Duty IDVA will be the first point of contact for women referred to Advance. The Duty IDVA work within a dynamic fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure empowerment and that the voice of survivors informs every stage of their journey towards improving safety. They will work within a well established and supportive team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment to women who access the domestic abuse service. Advance works with women aged 13 and over however, this post will focus primarily on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. They will advise women on criminal justice, civil remedies and related matters, support women to attend court where necessary, and coordinate the provision of multi-agency support. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with other services working with survivors and partner agencies within Angelou Partnership. The post holder will work across the three boroughs under the guidance of the Program Managers.

Advance is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)


Closing date:  25th Feb 2019 12 pm                                Interview date: Week commencing 25th Feb 2019


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Completed applications should be emailed to or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to Advance, BSU Recruitment, PO Box 74643, London W6 6JU.

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