Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

Senior IRIS Advocate Educator

IRIS improves the quality of care given by GP surgeries to women experiencing domestic violence. IRIS is a general practice-based domestic violence training, support, referral and recording programme for primary care staff. It is a targeted intervention for patients aged 16 and above experiencing current or former domestic violence from a partner, ex-partner or adult family member. IRIS provides training and education, clinical enquiry tools and health education resources to general practice teams. IRIS provides a named contact for patient referrals and advocacy to patients experiencing current or former domestic violence. IRIS is centered in partnership work, with primary care and specialist third sector agencies coming together to deliver services and promote work across the historical gap.

nia has been awarded funding by Public Health to deliver IRIS work in City and Hackney.

We are recruiting for the following post:

Post: Senior IRIS Advocate Educator
Job Ref: nia 008
Salary: £27,000 – £30,500 (dependent on qualification and experience)
Hours: 35hrs per week
Term: This work is funded to September 2021 with the possibility of an extension

The Senior IRIS Advocate Educator will play a key role in developing and maintaining IRIS in City & Hackney, supporting the Advocacy Service Manager to manage the staff and projects the service provides in order to provide high quality, supportive and culturally appropriate service to survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

We are looking for a highly organised and self motivated woman who is passionate about supporting survivors of domestic abuse. You will 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, 30th September 2020
Interview date: 9th October 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.
The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

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Hours: 35 hours per week
Term: funded to September 2021
Location: City and Hackney

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