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.

nia has been awarded funding by London borough of Hackney to deliver advocacy support to women affected by problematic substance use and domestic and sexual violence. This work is funded for two years until March 2020.

Job Title: Problematic Substance Use Advocate - Hackney

Hours: 21 hours per week (3 days)

Salary: £24,000-£27,500 (£14,400 - £16,500 pro-rata)

The Advocate - Problematic Substance Use Worker is responsible for
 ensuring that women who have experienced domestic and sexual violence affected by problematic substance use are provided advocacy and support
 promoting inter-agency awareness and coordinated service delivery between violence against women and problematic substance use agencies
 support and enable women affected by violence against women and substance use to reduce risk

They are looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending violence against women and girls. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

To apply 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.

Closing Date: 10am, 26th January 2018

Interview date: 26th February 2018

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.