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Job Reference No. SWA2600


We are recruiting for one full time and one part-time IDVA                 

Solace Women’s Aid exists to bring an end to the harm caused by domestic and sexual violence to all survivors and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

This exciting new role has come about in a dynamic organisation that provides specialist independent domestic and sexual violence and abuse services. This includes a package of support covering crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning. The role will be based within various teams within Islington Social Care for up to 3 days a week with the remainder of the time within the Solace’s Advocacy Support Service.

The IDVA’s will work closely within the co-located teams, taking relevant referrals and providing advice to practitioners on domestic abuse dynamics and options.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and their children, as well as experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of domestic and sexual violence and strong casework management skills.

If you have experience of working with victims of domestic and/or sexual violence and a working knowledge of the criminal and civil justice systems this is a unique opportunity to develop further your skills and career.

Applicants are required to have CAADA/Safe Lives IDVA or DAPA qualification.  Please take a look at the job description and person specification for more details about the role. This will be available on the Solace Women’s Aid website.

Salary Full Time: £27,500 per annum

Salary Part Time: Starting salary of £24,000 pro rata. Up to £27,500 pro rata depending on experience and qualification(s)

Hours Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Hours Part Time: 18 hours per week

Contract Full Time: Fixed term – March 2018 (with possibility of extension)

Contract Part Time: Permanent

Please take a look at our Job Description and Person Specification

CLOSING DATE:  29th September 2017 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE:  16th October 2017

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 29th September 2017. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted. Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Solace Women’s Aid is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality, which underpins all of our work.

**This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, 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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