Job title:                                Senior IDVA Newham

Closing Date:                       7 April 2017

Interview Date:                     18 April 2017

Organisation:                       the nia project


nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.


In Newham we provide IDSVA (Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy) services.


The IDVA team provides a specialist service to victims who are at high-risk of serious harm or homicide from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, with the aim of securing their safety and the safety of their children.  An ISVA is located within nia’s East London Rape Crisis service. nia’s IDVA service is double quality marked holding CAADA/Safe Lives Leading Light accreditation and the Advice Quality Standard for General Help with Casework.


The Senior IDVA is responsible for the management of the service, staff and volunteers to provide a high-quality front-line service to survivors of domestic violence in LB Newham, delivering a service to those at highest risk.


We are looking for highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about working in the violence against women and girls sector.  You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children. In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken in Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, Polish, Romanian and Russian.


CV’s will not be accepted.


Please note all IDVA will have to undertake the Non Police Personnel Vetting Level 2 and a CTC clearance. The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.
Type:                                     Fixed term contract
Salary:                       £28,499 (qualified IDVA or equivalent)

                                    £26,928 (unqualified)
How to apply:          Please visit our website: and download a job profile and application pack. CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to: or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.