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Working for us

The First Step is currently recruiting for the following role, which is a temporary appointment (maternity cover until approximately July 2020):

  • Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate (28 hours per week, Tuesday to Friday)

CV’s are NOT accepted and will be disregarded during the shortlisting process.

Information on this role is below and a full application must be completed.  See below for how to  apply.

Salary: £20,119 (FTE £25,149) plus 6% pension contribution.

As an IDSVA, you will work directly with high risk victims of domestic abuse including assessing and managing risk, and safety planning. You must have relevant qualifications and/or a minimum of 3 years experience working in this Sector.

Closing date for completed applications is Monday 30 September 2019 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 3 October 2019.

Thank you for your interest in working for The First Step. ______________________________________________________________________

How to Apply

Download the appropriate documents listed below (or email for an application pack) and submit your completed Application Form, and the Equality & Diversity Monitoring form, before the closing date to

TFS Background info 2019

IDSVA Cover Letter September 2019

IDSVA Job Description & Person Specification Sept 2019

IDSVA Application form 2019

Equality and Diversity Monitoring form word version

The First Step is committed to recruiting and selecting staff in a manner which:

• Promotes equality of opportunity and diversity
• Is open and fair
• Results in a high quality of people working for The First Step
• Gives due consideration to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults accessing our services
• By pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices and providing an environment in which there is equality of opportunity