Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through 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.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
About the Role: The role of an IRIS Advocate Educator is to provide training to general medical practices, on-going support for health professionals and a proactive culturally sensitive and supportive service for women and girls who are experiencing domestic abuse.
The successful candidate will be responsible for risk and needs assessing and safety planning with survivors of domestic violence. They will hold a caseload of service users referred to the service via their GPs, providing advice, advocacy and onward referral where appropriate.
Tower Hamlets IRIS is a new service, therefore as part of your role you will support the Senior IRIS Advocate Educator with implementation of the service including building relationships with key professionals in the borough.
About You: We're looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending gender-based violence. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will receive training and support for this role as necessary.
Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on service users and their children, experience of working with women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual abuse including strong casework management skills.
Please note: Applicants must hold a recognised VAWG qualification (IDVA, ISVA, DAPA or equivalent) to be eligible for this role.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.
How to apply
Please read the full Job Description & Person Specification. To apply, please send your CV and Supporting Statement outlining your interest in working for Solace and explaining how you meet the criteria set out in the Job Description & Person Specification. Along with this, please complete the Equality Monitoring form and send all three documents to [email protected] by the closing date.
We will only accept CV’s and Supporting Statements with a maximum of 2 pages and Font size 12. Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late CV’s and Supporting Statements will not be accepted.
Due to the number of CV’s and Supporting Statements we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with candidates who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.
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 email us at [email protected] if you require any additional support to apply for this role.
This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female 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.
As part of safer recruitment we require all successful candidates will be required to complete a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure.