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Young Person’s Violence Advocate (YPVA)

Title:  Young Person’s Violence Advocate (YPVA)

Area:  IDVA Service

Reporting to:  IDVA Team Leader

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

Place of work:  Trafford

Hours of Work:  22.5 hours per week

Salary/scale:  £16,027


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

Closing Date:  Monday 25th September at 9am  

Date of Interview **:  Tuesday 3rd October

Start Date:  ASAP

Contract:  Fixed term to 31/03/2025

**If you cannot make the date please inform us when submitting your application


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 also 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 provide safety and support to young people who have or currently are living with domestic abuse and suffering the traumatic effects of such. The YPVA will provide a trauma informed support service to support Young People in the local community and deliver specialist domestic abuse support.


Application Criteria and Process

To apply for this position it is essential that you have a Safelives YPDA / IDVA accreditation or equivalent.  

You must also have minimum of 12 months experience of working with adults in crisis and knowledge and understanding of the effects of domestic abuse on 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 an enhanced DBS.

Applicants with minimum qualifications and experience will only be considered.  Due to the requirements of the role, we are requesting that female only applicants apply. Please do not send CVs, as they will not be processed.

No agencies please.

For further information please contact Tel: 0161 872 7368            

An application pack is available to download from

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