Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (maternity Cover)

Closing date 29 April 2019
Organisation Leeds Women's Aid
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
Salary 22,401 - 23,398
Telephone 0113 246 0401

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) –Female*  maternity cover 35 hours a week (up to a year)

Salary £22,401 increasing to £23,398 after successful probationary period Leeds Women’s Aid provides a range of services for vulnerable women and families who are victims and survivors of: Domestic, Sexual & Honour Based Violence and Abuse; Forced Marriage; Trafficking; Stalking and Harassment to become safe, confident and independent.   Leeds Women’s Aid is the lead agency for Leeds Domestic Violence Service (LDVS), a consortium of 3 agencies offering support to women, men and transgender/non binary people.  

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic woman* to join our expanding and committed team. Have you got what it takes to make a difference, if so, apply to join LDVS?  

You will need to demonstrate (amongst other skills):

  • An ability to manage high volume on-going casework
  • Experience of working with high risk victims
  • Experience of detailed file recording
  • Experience of multi-agency partnership working
  • Some experience and understanding of the criminal court systems
  • An understanding of the additional barriers faced by black and ethnic minority women, disabled women, women experiencing Forced Marriage and/or Honour Based Violence and LGBT+ people experiencing domestic violence  

Closing date:  Monday 29th April 2019, 9.00 am

Interview date: Friday 10th May 2019

Leeds Women’s Aid is fully committed to the principles of diversity & inclusion and equality of opportunity   LWA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required before taking up this position.   * Posts are open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

To apply please download a pack from our website:   Completed applications should be sent to:  

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