Closing Date: 1 October, 2023

DRIVE Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (Thames Valley)

Reference Number: 1334

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Drive – Independent domestic violence advocate (IDVA)

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

Hours: 35 per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Combined home working and flexibly across Thames Valley Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Buckinghamshire Location: however, will be located to area that works practically

Ref: 1334

 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.

Full driving license is required.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept CVs.

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

If you are interested in discussing the role please call Maria Cripps on 07903 254189 alternatively  e mail

Closing date: Sunday 1st October 2023 

Interviews: TBC

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


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