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Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

Title:  Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Area:  Safe in Salford IDVA Team

Reporting to:  IDVA Team Leader

All paid members of staff are accountable to the CEO, and ultimately the Trustees of TDAS

Place of work:  Salford

Hours of Work:  37 hours

Salary/scale: NJC Scale 5 – 6: £26,357 to £29,439


A generous package including 34 days holiday per year inclusive of bank holidays (FTE), extra holidays, for long service, Employee pension scheme with employer contribution (after 3 months of employment), Cycle2work Scheme, Life assurance benefit, 365 days a year Employee Assistance Programme

Closing Date:  Friday 2nd February at 10am

Date of Interview:  W/C 5th February



Trafford Domestic Abuse Services (TDAS) is a Quality accredited, registered charity offering support to individuals and families who are affected by domestic abuse since 1990. We support families who live/work in the Trafford area and provide IDVA and Children and Young People (CYP) support services in Salford. We provide both intervention and prevention services and work in partnership with other voluntary organisations to support families across Greater Manchester


TDAS Values

Innovative:    introduce new ideas, are creative and foreword thinking.

Collaborative: work in partnership with key stakeholders to enable people to achieve a defined & common purpose

Openness:  create an open culture, provide transparent reporting, good fundraising and governance.

Person centred:  provide coordinated, personalized and enabling services to everyone

Empowering:  empower our service users to become stronger, more confident, being aware of their rights and privileges and live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

Purpose of the role

To play an integral and active part in the community based IDVA and Safe in Salford Outreach team working in close partnership with Talk Listen Change.

You will work as part of a skilled, multi-disciplinary staff team and must be approachable and highly motivated in supporting and encouraging people experiencing domestic violence/abuse to make informed choices in order to determine their own future. You will ensure the provision of support and advocacy services to service users who are experiencing or have experienced Domestic Abuse. Assessing the risk a service user is in and delivering a service appropriate to the level of risk.


Application Criteria and Process

To apply for this position, it is essential that you have NNEB/NVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in Domestic Abuse, Social Care or Education.

Safe lives IDVA qualification or equivalent

You must also have minimum of 12 months experience of working with adults in social care settings and knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on adults, children, and young people. You must be able to assess risk, support plan and deliver services. It is essential that you have an up-to-date knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding.

This post is subject to DBS disclosure scheme

For further information please contact Tel: 0161 872 7368            

An application pack is available to download from

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