Advance is an award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women and girls who are survivors of domestic abuse and supporting women with short-term sentences to reduce offending.  We believe in empowering women and girls to lead safe, non-violent, equal lives so that they can flourish and contribute to the community.  Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, collaboration, innovation and accountability. As a result of significant growth over the past two years to £4m income and 100 staff, Advance is now able to provide vital specialist women’s services across London and in partnership on national projects.

FEMALE* Housing DA Worker

Salary: £23,000 – £27,000 (Depending on experience)

Work Location: Hammersmith

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Benefits: 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays and discretionary 1 day for international women’s day, workplace pension.

Contract: Fixed Term Contract until June 2020

Advance have X1 entry level post 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 Domestic Abuse Housing Support Worker will carry a case load of clients at Medium 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.

The successful candidate 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.

Closing date:       20th  December 2019                                       Interview Date : TBC

To apply:  Please send your CV with a supporting statement setting out how you meet the criteria for the role to

Please find below the link to access the job description and person specification.

Housing DA Worker Job Description and Person Specification Nov 2019

Note: Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

This post is open to *female applicants only as being female is deemed to be 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, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community, and with personal experience of the criminal justice system.

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