Title

Trainee Independent Domestic Violence Advocate [IDVA]

Team/Area

Hull Centre and to cover the East Riding

Grade

Scale 21    £19,317

Hours

37

This is a temporary role to Dec 2021 but could be made permanent depending of future funding.

Leave

25 days (plus public holidays)  per annum

Report to

Hull Centre Manager

Role profile

Together Women provides holistic services to women and girls with multiple and complex issues across Yorkshire, Humberside and the North West of England. We have women’s centres in Leeds; Bradford; Hull; Sheffield; and HMP New Hall, as well as a social enterprise scheme at HMP Askham Grange. Our centres offer safe, women-only spaces from which key workers and sessional staff provide needs assessment, action-planning, support and case management for women referred by a number of different agencies. Centres also provide a wide range of group programmes, sessional training, workshops and self-help groups. Women can access mentoring support from trained volunteer mentors and are encouraged towards personal growth and development. Our centres host co-located staff from other agencies (e.g. probation, alcohol/drug treatment, housing etc.) and we work closely with statutory partners in criminal justice, health and social care.

This role is to lead on the Comic Relief, Violence Against Women and Girls contract which supports women as they recover from domestic abuse. It covers the organisation’s sites in Hull and East Riding.

The successful applicant will be trained to engage with and provide intensive support to women suffering from domestic abuse; offering one-to-one support and group work, guidance, information and signposting, and therefore contributing to an improvement in the well-being of the woman and facilitating the opportunity to break free from the abuse. Together Women aims to raise aspirations, build confidence and self-esteem, as well as providing access to education, training and employment, housing etc. that will aid the woman’s recovery.

Ideally the successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and use their own initiative to build up their knowledge and skills. She will be expected to be proactive in building a network of partners who can offer specialist support to the women that they are working with, develop their knowledge of relevant service provision that can be helpful to the women and be proactive in driving the service forward. This is a specialist role within our team and are keen to develop the right applicant to offer longer term support to our women.

Together Women’s core working hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. However, there is an expectation of flexibility; on occasions there may be possible evening and weekend work and early start times, for which time off in lieu is provided.

We wish to restrict the post of TWP Manager to females using the GOQ in s9 (2) (e) and s9 (2) (f) of the Employment (Sex Discrimination) Act 2000.

Please click on the links below to download the full application pack and return to [email protected].

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