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Independent Gender Violence Advocate (IGVA)

Scheme at Refuge

Independent Gender Violence Advocate (IGVA)

Scheme at Refuge

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 06 Jan, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 07 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 29,943.0 per year
Job Description

Refuge, an award-winning charity, are recruiting an Independent Gender Violence Advocate to work closely with victims of gender based violence from the point of crisis. You will provide high quality independent advocacy and support to the highest risk survivors of gender based violence and their children.

You will provide high quality independent advocacy and support to the highest risk survivors of gender based violence and their children.

This will involve establishing and prioritising the risks to and the needs of survivors of gender based violence and developing and delivering individual support and risk management plans in partnership with other agencies who attend the MARAC. You will advocate both verbally and in writing in a range of settings including civil and criminal proceedings and with criminal justice professionals.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.

Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession. Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.

Closing date: 2nd December 2018

Interview date: 13th December 2018

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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Job location

International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London, UK