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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Job Reference Ref/2666/636

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Full Time
Contract Details:
Fixed term for 1 year
Salary Range :
£27344 - £32010
Working Hours:
Chord Park, Godmanchester
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adults
Cambridgeshire County Council

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About the role

We are seeking to recruit 1 new Independent Domestic Violence Adviser to join our established team. IDVAs work with victims of domestic abuse at all risk levels.

IDVAs are key in working with individuals who are victims of domestic abuse, in order to support and advise clients in order to increase their safety and reduce harm. Depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate this role could support high-risk victims of domestic abuse or could form part of our health team who work closely with a wide range of health services to encourage disclosure and early reporting of domestic abuse. Our health IDVAs will support clients at all risk levels. 

You would work as part of a large experienced and committed team of IDVAs, who work across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough supporting clients.  We would provide you with full support including working towards the Safelives IDVA qualification.

“Being an IDVA is a challenging but very rewarding, if your goal is job satisfaction then become an IDVA and help to make a difference” – Cambs IDVA

You will be experienced in supporting people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, and work in a trauma informed way, being mindful of the range of challenges your clients may be facing.  Along with a passion for supporting victims of domestic abuse, you will have a range of transferrable skills.  You will be joining a dynamic and experienced team of IDVAs and be working within the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Partnership Team. 

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Julia.Cullum@cambridgeshire,gov,uk

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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