Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

  • Job Reference: 00000098-1
  • Date Posted: 25 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Cranstoun
  • Location: Kidlington, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £25,000 to £29,000
  • Sector: Administration, Call Centre / Customer Service, Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Healthcare & Medical, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)                                                

Salary: £25,000 - £29,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 per week

Location: Kidlington

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A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within the organisation to provide IDVA support and interventions across Thames Valley, as part of the Drive Project.

Drive is an innovative national project that aims to improve the lives and safety of victims and children, by holding high-risk perpetrators to account. The project combines case management of perpetrators with a co-ordinated multi-agency response.

As Drive IDVA, you will strive to make contact and work on a one-to-one basis with victims/survivors to pro-actively secure engagement and offer support to victims and survivors of the Drive cohort, and link to complementary services.

To do this, you will work alongside existing agencies to design a co-ordinated individual support and safety plan, addressing identified needs and risks, and promoting understanding of the impact of abusive behaviours.

You will work closely with the Drive case managers to review risk, develop safety plans, and improve outcomes for all parties involved.

You will be passionate and committed to working within a multi-disciplinary team and will have a demonstrable track record of working with complex need service users. This may be within the field of domestic abuse, and/or mental health, substance misuse and offending.

Extensive training will be provided which may include the opportunity to gain an IDVA qualification with safelives. 

A full driving licence is required. This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For further information and to apply, please visit:

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Sunday 11th February 2024

Interviews will consist of an attitudinal test and a formal interview panel which includes key Drive stakeholders.

We are an inclusive employer, committed to promoting equality and diversity in all areas of our work.