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. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable. We have expanded our services significantly over the past 2 years, with annual income to over £3m and 80 staff, reaching over 3000 women and their children.

 Job Title :*Young Women’s Advocate

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 per annum incl. London Weighting, depending on experience (£26,000 paid for those with less experience; £28,000 paid for those with considerable skills and experience  in equivalent  roles).

Working hours: 35

Pension: Workplace Pension

Work Location: Hammersmith

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

Advance delivers nationally accredited, quality marked domestic abuse services in West London where we work within a coordinated partnership response to violence against women and girls (VAWG). This post focuses on West London and is part of a pan London project. The project is a pan London project for young women across 12 specialist VAWG services that was established  to provide advocacy, mental health support, resilience building and prevention programs for young women and girls experiencing gender violence and intersectional disadvantage.

The Young Woman’s Advocate (YWA) will work within a dynamic, fast paced, advocacy, advice and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process, whilst also working with key agencies, youth services and communities to improve their awareness of VAWG with a particular focus on domestic violence and its impacts on young people. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with services providing support to young people and partner agencies within the project, Advance’s other projects and multi agency partners. The post holder will work across eight West London boroughs and will be based in both Advance and community locations under the guidance of managers.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and of best practice within the domestic abuse, and young people sectors. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with multiple needs and disadvantage, the post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

Closing date:  31st January 2020                                                          Interview Date : TBC

To apply: Please send your CV with a supporting statement or covering letter to

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

YWA JD and PS Nov 2019

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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