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Barnet SASS (Domestic Violence & Abuse Advocacy Service)

Job Reference No. SWA2677

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting and friendly organisation run by a staff team who are passionate about bringing an end to domestic and sexual violence and abuse. We predominantly work with women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

Barnet SASS is a diverse provision providing support and advocacy to female and male victims/survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence from all levels of risk. We are looking to recruit a highly skilled and qualified IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) with at least 2 year’s qualified experience to join our service.

The role of an IDVA is to provide a proactive service to victims/survivors identified as experiencing domestic abuse, inclusive of sexual violence and Harmful Practices, within a co-location setting. As well as providing crises intervention and advocacy support within a multi-agency approach, the IDVA will also be responsible for the awareness raising and training of partner agencies on Domestic Abuse.


You will be on Solace’s salary band 4.2.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £26k – £28.5k per annum

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 28th May 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 4th June 2018

Please have a look at our IDVA JD and PS

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 28th May (12noon) . If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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