Youth Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (Hospital Setting)

Major Trauma Centres, London
£27,000 - £29,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Closing date
37.5 hours
Contract type
Fixed Term until September 30th 2021
Interview date

Location: Major Trauma Centres, London
Salary: £27,000 - £29,000 per annum, dependent on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours
Contract: Fixed Term until September 30th 2021
Vacancy Reference:SWA2952

Closing Date: 7th August 2020
Interview Date: 6th August 2020 (Interviews will be scheduled to take place before the closing date and could possibly close before the closing date)

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 Service
Solace works alongside Redthread, a London-based youth violence charity, to provide Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) based in London’s four major trauma centres. Redthread provide a Youth Violence Intervention Programme, within which our IDVAs provide specialist support for young people aged 11 – 25 who are admitted into hospital due to Violence Against Women and Girls.

About the Role
We are seeking a Youth IDVA to provide high quality case work support, advocacy and information services to young people aged 11-25 years of age, who present in the Emergency Department due to possible domestic abuse and/or sexual exploitation.

You will work with young survivors to agree Safety and Support Plans, and provide training to hospital staff to improve and increase identification of domestic abuse and effective referrals to specialist services.

About You
Ideal candidates will have experience of working with young people in a range of settings, and of working in partnership with a range of statutory and voluntary sector practitioners including health practitioners. 

Candidates should hold CAADA /Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualification.

You will have a good understanding of the causes and dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse, including its impact on victims/survivors. A flexible approach to your work and a commitment to the values of Solace Women’s Aid is essential.

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.

No agencies.