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Job title:                       Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Accident & Emergency)

Location:                     Birmingham, West Midlands

Salary:                         Up to £22,934 dependent on qualifications/experience 

Hours:                          Full-time, shift-based including evening/night and weekend shifts

Education level:          Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Closing date:               7th October 2016

One IDVA is needed to join a team working within within Sandwell Women's Aid's new project which aims to improve responses to victims of domestic abuse  attending Accident & Emergency Services at City Hospital, Birmingham.

The A&E IDVA will provide a high-quality service to victims of domestic abuse and other interpersonal violence (rape and sexual violence, child sexual exploitation, honour based violence, forced marriage and FGM) accessing A&E. They will provide advice and support at the point of crisis, making A&E a safe space where support is provided and choices are offered for immediate safeguarding and ongoing support. They will make appropriate safeguarding and support referrals to ongoing support services.

Working Hours are shift-based with a pattern of 5 x 8 hour shifts per week including evening/night and weekend shifts.

Do you have experience of supporting people,  with knowledge of the difficulties faced by victims of abuse? Do you have the skills to motivate, yet empathise, with victims? Are you committed to transforming lives and raising aspirations? Are you a “can do” person who works effectively with other agencies?


Sandwell Women’s Aid (SWA) is an established charity working across the West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and international human trafficking. We place victims’ voices at the heart of all that we do, and our specialist team works with drive and passion to change policy, practice and people’s lives. Our services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

This post is advertised under s7(2) D Sex Discrimination Act, due to contact with service users this post is advertised to female applicants only.

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