Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) – LGBT+

Salary : £22,220 rising to £22,550 on successful completion of 6 months’ probation – rising to £23,550 on completion of the IDVA accreditation.

Hours : 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday) 9am-5pm

Holiday : 25 days annual holiday entitlement increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service per annum (plus bank holidays)

Base : Intercom Trust – Truro – The use of a Pool car is available for this post.

Contract : 18 months pilot – subject to funding.

Application Form – Part one
Application Form – Part two
Role Profile

First Light and Intercom Trust are working in partnership to launch an exciting new pilot scheme, The Safer Rainbow Project.  We are looking for a Full-Time LGBT+ IDVA, on an initial 18-month contract with the possibility of additional funding depending on the success of the pilot. 

 The successful applicant will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals, who are based across the county in various multi-agency settings.  We want LGBTQ+ communities to know that there is a service that understand their needs and to discuss options to be safer.

Key responsibilities:

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the developing of the project.
  • The role will encompass advising and informing outside agencies through the delivery of training and networking. This will require the successful candidate to have the ability to form strong and constructive relationships with all agencies and other services.
  • Working with people to reduce the risk of further domestic abuse, including safety planning.
  • Providing support with housing, signposting to health and wellbeing services, supporting service users with attending court and reporting to the police if appropriate.

Key qualities:

  • The successful candidate should have knowledge of domestic abuse and sexual violence and a personal passion (lived experience) for LGBT+ equality and wellbeing, supported by a professional approach.
  • The successful candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a non-judgmental and confidential approach to supporting those affected by Domestic Abuse.
  • It is essential that the successful candidate has a willing and flexible approach and be able to work as part of a team or alone.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to remain calm and resilient and must be willing to undertake further training as and when required.
  • The successful candidate must also have knowledge of child and adult safeguarding procedures and an understanding and commitment to the Equality, Diversity & Human Rights agenda.

A comprehensive induction and training programme will be provided, and all of our staff have access to external supervision.

Added benefits :

  • Membership of Perkpal, our employee discount and rewards programme (such as for cinema, shopping and gym memberships)
  • Health and wellbeing resources including our wellbeing group.
  • Access to our employee assistance programme which includes a comprehensive telephone helpline available 24/7, offering information around medical, emotional and financial support.
  • A host of retail, leisure, fitness and entertainment discounts.

Additional Information :

All applicants will be police vetted and subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme.  The successful candidate must be able to legally drive in the UK and will be subject to a DVLA check.

Deadline for receipt of applications :  9:00am 18th October 2021

Expected date for interviews : 26th October 2021

If you have not heard from us by Monday 25th October 2021, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.  Due to Safeguarding requirements we are unable to accept CV’s.

To apply : Please complete both sections of the application form (please see orange buttons above). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.