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.

At Advance we work alongside partner agencies to provide a dynamic response to survivors of Domestic Abuse. Advance is expanding and there are lots of upcoming projects across West London. The Community & Co-location team are launching a new and exciting IRIS Project across Kensington & Chelsea, whose population is diversifying as the ethnic mapping of London constantly evolves. By working in partnership with GP surgeries in regards to Domestic Abuse we can target and engage survivors from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds who may not have access to mainstream domestic abuse services. Currently we are recruiting for 2 IRISI Advocate/Educators to work across Kensington & Chelsea and from our Head Office in Hammersmith. The successful applicants will receive specific IRISI training to deliver this programme and be part of an exciting Tri-borough Pathfinder project across heath services. This is an excellent opportunity for career development within the field of Domestic Abuse.

Female* Irisi Advocate/Educator

Contract: Permanent

Salary:  £28,000 – 29,000

Working hours: 35 hours a week

Pension:  Workplace Pension

Annual Leave:  30 days and public holidays

Work Location: Kensington and Chelsea .

The Iris Advocate/Educator will be supporting and providing on-going training for health professionals in general practice on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and encouraging health professionals to ask women about their experience of abuse and respond, record, safety check and refer. The post holder must have an excellent understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and the impact especially in relation to survivor’s health and that of their children. A minimum of a years experience working within a domestic abuse service as an IDVA is required for this role. Previous experience as an Advocate Educator is desirable. The post holder must be confident in advocating for the rights of survivors with professionals and effectively managing partner relationships. A focus of this role is building and maintaining an effective relationship with general practice teams and providing individual needs-led information, support and advocacy (including sign-posting) for women who disclosed their past or current experiences of DVA

Closing date: 5th June 2019                           Interview date:  10th June 2019

To apply: send your CV and a covering letter that addresses the details of the Job Description.  Please click the link below to view the Job description, application form and the guide to applicants

Irisi IDVA JD PS June 2019

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 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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