Health IDVA

Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
03 Sep 2021
17 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Health IDVA 

We are currently looking for a Health IDVA on a permanent full time working basis. 

Location: Bexley

Hours: 37.5 hours per week 

Salary: £26,000-£29,000 

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £27,000 - £29,000 pro rata per annum FTE (£21,600-£23,200 pro rata to a 0.8) per annum. Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £26,000 - £27,000 per annum (£20,800 - £21,600 pro rata to a 0.8)

Contract:  Permanent 

Vacancy Reference: SWA3080 

Closing Date: 17th September 2021 12:00pm

(This role may close before this date)

Interview Date: 24th September 2021

Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to an end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.

You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.

About the Service

Solace Women’s Aid provides a wide range of services to victim/survivors of domestic and sexual abuse in Bexley including an advocacy and support service and specialist services co-located in a number of services.Solace are recruiting for an IDVA to cover health services including Health Visiting and School Nursing.The IDVA will provide crisis intervention, risk assessment, safety planning, assessment of needs and individual support planning.

This role will be based in one or more co locations additionally to the Bexley Solace office.

About the Role

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Health IDVA.As the Health IDVA you will provide immediate support for victim/survivors of abuse attending health services including carrying out risk and needs assessments, safety planning and providing short-term support and onward referral. In addition, you will work alongside our other Health IDVA to lead on health forSolace in Bexley, providing advice and guidance to Solace staff and Bexley health professionals.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team and collaborating with external agencies in your work.

About You

We're looking for highly organised and self-motivated applicants who are passionate about ending VAWG and breaking down barriers for service users with physical and mental health needs accessing support. You will have a “can-do‟ approach and demonstrable commitment to Solace’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer. You will receive training and support for this role as necessary.

Successful applicants will have in-depth knowledge of domestic abuse and its impact on women and children, experience of providing emotional and practical support to victims of VAWG, and a strong understanding of the barriersfacing service users with physical and mental health needsand legislation. A relevant qualification in VAWG is desirable.                                                                          

In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.


This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

We request no contact from recruitment agencies.

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