• Full Time
  • London
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

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.

Job Title: Young Persons Key Worker*

Contract: Permanent

Salary:      £25,000 – £29,000 per annum incl. London Weighting, depending on experience*

(*£25,000 paid for those with less experience; £29,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience

in similar or transferrable roles).

Working Hours: 35 hours per week according to contract terms, with some evening and weekend work required.

Benefits:  Workplace Pension, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays & 1 day for International Women’s Day.

Work Location: Based at Hammersmith or Finsbury Park. Regular travel across London required. Working across 15 WA  Funded Boroughs. Please refer the attached map below for locations


Advance’s Minerva service works with women involved in the Criminal Justice System offering safe, targeted support and advocacy to women to help them address their complex needs in relation to the 9 pathways to offending, such as substance misuse and financial difficulties.  Minerva aims are to reduce re-offending, encourage desistance amongst repeat offenders, divert women from Criminal Justice involvement as early as possible and reduce the number of custodial sentences imposed by Courts.

The Minerva Wraparound service is a 3-year programme launched in April 2018 and funded by MOPAC (Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime) in order provides enhanced support to women and girls who have committed crime and are at risk of re-offending, with complex multiple needs.  The service is designed to be a “whole system” response to women in the Criminal Justice System and these additional services are offered across 15 London boroughs in North, East and West.  The 12 community keyworkers in Minerva WA offer an enhanced service to a total of 700 women across these boroughs, each of whom will have been assessed as having complex needs and therefore require additional support to our Minerva CR service in the form of additional key-work sessions, innovative interventions or diversionary and group-work sessions and access to a women-only Centre in their region.  Each keyworker will work with women in one or more boroughs, and are likely to be co-located for up to 4 days (depending on need) with a partner organisation in one of the boroughs they cover, with a requirement to attend Advance’s Regional Centre for Supervision and Team meetings at least once per month.

We have opportunities in both the Minerva CR service and the Minerva Wraparound service, including one role working primarily with young people from 15 to 24 with Pan London. We will discuss the different roles at interview to assess which would be the best match for each candidate who is shortlisted.

Closing date:     16 September 2019                    Interview date:  7th & 9th October 2019

To apply:. Submit a full CV and supporting statement that addresses the person specification to  recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk. Please click the link below to access the Job Description and Person Specification

Advance Minerva Young Women’s Community keyworker-WA Job description Oct…

*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. 

 Registered Charity Number 1086873

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk

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