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 present at 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 of Kings College Hospital 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.
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.
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. Ideal candidates will also hold a CAADA /Safe Lives/Women’s Aid IDVA or DAPA qualification.
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
To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to [email protected] by the closing date above. 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 [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 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