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Young Person’s Advocate

Young Person’s Advocate

Children and Young People’s – Islington

Job Reference No. SWA2676

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We work in a holistic and empowering way enabling service users to live independent lives.

We are looking for an experienced Young Person’s Advocate to join the Children & Young People’s Service in Islington, working within the Formal & Informal Education Team. You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with external agencies in your work.

You will need a thorough understanding of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), as well as participation strategies and approaches for working with young people. You will also need a strong understanding of both adult and child safeguarding.

You will have the skills to develop and deliver education sessions on VAWG, facilitate support groups with vulnerable young women and provide 1:1 support for young people (predominantly young women) who have experienced violence and/or abuse. You should have demonstrable experience of youth engagement work and of workshop delivery with young people.

SALARY:

You will be on Solace’s salary band 3.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £23,500 – £26,000 pro rata per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £22,000- £23,000 pro rata per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 30 hours per week

CONTRACT: Fixed Term for one year (maternity cover) from 16th July 2018

CLOSING DATE: Monday 4th June 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATES:

Interview: Monday 11th June 2018

Participation Exercise with young people: Wednesday 13th June 2018, between 5-7pm

Please have a look at our Young Person’s Advocate Job Description and Person Specification

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of Monday 4th June 2018 (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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