Job Title: Duty Worker
Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum dependent on experience; pro rata for part time.
Work Location: Based at the Advance Head Office in Hammersmith
Working Hours: 24.5 hours per week (0.7 FTE)
Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2022

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
Advance is committed to equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from women with disabilities, from BME backgrounds and the LBT community.

The role:
This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in crisis intervention, referrals and assessment processes at Advance. The Duty Worker will be the first point of contact for women referred to Advance and you will ensure empowerment and that the voice of survivors informs every stage of their journey towards improving safety. Advance works with women aged 13 and over, however, this post will focus primarily on working with those aged 18 and over who access the domestic abuse service. Part of the role will to be to establish positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with other services working with survivors, including partner agencies within the Angelou Partnership. The post holder will work across three boroughs (Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster) and under the guidance of the VAWG Managers.

What you will bring:
You will have experience providing high quality advocacy and support based upon client-led needs and risk assessments. You will work well in a fast paced, crisis intervention environment and have experience advising women on criminal justice, civil remedies and related matters, plus coordinating the provision of multi-agency support.

In short, you will have:
• A thorough understanding of violence against women and girls with a particular focus on the dynamics of domestic violence (physical, emotional, and sexual violence, so-called ‘honour-based violence’, forced marriage, stalking and harassment) and its impact on women, children, families and communities.
• An excellent understanding of the criminal justice system and relevant legislation with regard to legal and civil options, housing, benefits, matrimonial and children.
• Experience of risk and needs assessment, safety and support planning, particularly with clients with complex/multiple needs.
• Experience of crisis management and successfully managing high numbers of calls/ caseloads.

What we offer:
• 30 days holiday plus public holidays pro rata, and a day off for International Women’s Day
• Pension scheme
• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
• Staff away days
In addition to the great benefits listed above, you will have the opportunity to work in a flexible, supportive environment with a team of committed, inspiring women and we will support you as you to continue to build your skills and experience and grow your career.

For the full job description and person specification please click here: Duty Worker JD new June 2021

Applications close on Tuesday 22nd June 2021

Interviews will take place on 28th and 29th June 2021

To apply: Please send your CV along with a supporting statement addressing your suitability for and interest in the role, paying particular attention to the person specification, and indicating where you first saw this role advertised, your notice period and salary expectations to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk

Please note that any offer of employment will be made subject to references, confirmation of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory enhanced DBS check. 

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@advancecharity.org.uk