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.

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.

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 Newham service holds the AQS standard and is working towards Leading Light accreditation.

They are seeking to recruit to three IDVA posts:

The Newham service is currently funded until 31st May 2019.
The Hackney service is currently funded until 31st March 2021.
The Haringey service is currently funded until 30th June 2018, with a possible 2 year extension.

Please state your preferred location clearly on your application form.

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week

Salary: £24,000-£27,500 (inclusive of London weighting and dependant on relevant qualification)

In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken across Newham we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu or Polish.

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 administrator@ or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

Closing Date: 10am, 22 January 2018

Interview dates: 5 and 6 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.