Independent Domestic Violence Advocate – Older Women (Haringey)

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate – Older Women (Haringey)

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate – Older Women (Haringey)

nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have been subjected to sexual and domestic violence and abuse, including prostitution, 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.

We provide Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA) services in Haringey and Hackney where specialist IDVAs support women who have been identified by the MARAC as being at high risk of serious domestic violence and homicide. The services are double accredited holding SafeLives Leading Light status and the Advice Quality Standard for casework with women.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate – Older Women (Haringey)
Job Ref: nia 55
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 dependent on experience and qualification

This post is currently funded until March 2023.

In the role of IDVA for older women you will be responsible for providing pro-active service to women aged 55-years and over who have been assessed at being at risk of domestic violence (intimate partner and/or familial) to improve safety and reduce re-victimisation. You will conduct detailed risk assessments and develop appropriate individual safety and support plans with women, providing information and advocacy support to women to make informed decisions on issues such as housing, welfare, education, health, welfare benefits, counselling, legal rights (criminal and civil) and child protection.

You will provide a service that is sensitive to the needs of women who face additional obstacles to reporting/accessing services as a result of their age, including women with mental health issues, learning disabilities, from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee communities, and women who are disabled, chronically ill and/or otherwise vulnerable and/or intimidated.

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

Closing Date: 10am, 8th December 2021
Interview dates: 16th December

You can apply by:

  • Submitting your application via the online form below,
  • Emailing your completed application to:,
  • Posting your application in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.
CVs will not be accepted
We select candidates for interview by comparing the experience, skills and attributes that you demonstrate to those we have identified in the person specification in the job profile. We also want women who show that they have thought seriously about what we’re looking for in the potential post-holder and the commitment that we required. Therefore, we will not be able to shortlist you on the basis of a C.V.
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.

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Hours: 35 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2023
Location: Haringey

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