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Hospital based IDVA*

HIDVA, based primarily at St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey*

Salary £26,000 to £28,000 per annum depending upon experience

Full time 37.5 hours per week on a flexible shift pattern between the hours of 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday

18 month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension

Job share considered

* This role is open to female applicants only.  In light of the nature of the work, the candidate's gender is considered to be an occupational requirement in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Your Sanctuary is recruiting for a Hospital based Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (HIDVA) to be based at St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey (although travel to other sites will be required).  This is a stimulating and challenging role where you will get to assess risks and provide immediate support to survivors, working in collaboration with our community-based team.

You may be a qualified IDVA or Domestic Abuse Outreach Worker wanting to work alongside health professionals in a hospital environment, although we will consider applicants from other fields providing you are able to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse.  You must be comfortable with running group training sessions and be willing and able to share your knowledge with acute staff across the hospital. Excellent communication skills, a proactive approach and the confidence to be able to influence the way in which this service is delivered is key.

The closing date for the post is Tuesday 1 February 2022 (9am).

A full driving licence and a reliable car that can be used for work purposes are essential for this post.   Please see below a job description/person specification for this post along with a covering letter with details of how to apply.  Please send your CV and a covering letter, which details how your experience fits the role requirements, to admin@yoursanctuary.org.uk.