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Job title:                              Young Person's Advocate

Location:                             Black Country, West Midlands

Hours:                                 Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary:                                Starting salary £19,742

Education level:               Undergraduate degree or equivalent

Closing date:                    Friday 7th October 2016

Our Young People's Advocates undertake a range of support and preventative work with young people who have been exposed to domestic or sexual abuse and exploitation, or are currently deemed to be at risk of abuse and exploitation. 

We are looking for an individual who has experience of providing high-quality frontline support service to children and young people 14 – 25 through a range of one to one support and evidence-based interventions.  Additionally, you will have experience of delivering educational programmes to young people in schools.  You will need experience of working with this age group and a good understanding of the impact of domestic and sexual abuse/violence and exploitation. 

Must drive and have business insurance.


Sandwell Women’s Aid (SWA) is a leading regional charity in the West Midlands, supporting over 5000 victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and international human trafficking each year, as well as supporting female offenders through diversionary programmes. Our dynamic, growing specialist team work with drive and passion to change policy, practice and people’s lives. Services include refuge accommodation, support in the community and at court, specialist counselling and prevention work in schools and communities. We place victims’ voices at the heart of all that we do. We listen, we support, we care.

Sandwell Women’s Aid is an Investors in People Gold organisation.

All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.  It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.

Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. - The post holder must be female in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Part 7 (2) (e)

Please Note CVs will not be accepted.

Please email to request an application pack.

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