IRIS Advocate Educator Barking and Dagenham

IRIS Advocate Educator Barking and Dagenham

IRIS Advocate Educator Barking and Dagenham

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.

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. The IRIS Advocate Educator will roll out a new IRIS service across the London borough of Barking and Dagenham and will provide training to G.P. practices and support women referred to the service.

This post is funded by the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) which has invested £1m to promote and improve the health care response to gender based violence in London.

London’s (VRU) is taking a public health approach to violence reduction, that is contextual; looking at the context and influences that impact on individuals at significant points in their life.

nia has been awarded funding deliver IRIS in Barking and Dagenham

We are recruiting for the following post on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2021.

IRIS Advocate Educator Barking and Dagenham

Salary: £28,785
35 hours per week
Term: fixed term contract until 31st March 2021


We are looking for a highly organised and self- motivated woman who is passionate about supporting other women to rebuild their lives after prostitution. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach, be passionate about prioritising women and be committed to nia’s feminist approach. Your values, attitude and abilities are as important as your experience.

Closing Date: 10am, 12th July 2020
Interview date: 24th July 2020

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.
nia’s services are run by women for women and therefore applicants are restricted to women under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply.
An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role. Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974: This post is subject to rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. A criminal record will not necessarily exclude you from this post but under the Act we must have details for those whom we are offering employment.

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Hours: 35 hours per week
Term: Fixed Term Contract until 31/03/21
Location: Barking and Dagenham

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