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Female* VAWG Family Support Worker (Maternity Cover)
Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave to July 2016
Salary: £20,485 per annum inc Inner London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week with some on-call cover required
Work Location: Based at Children’s centres in Westminster and the ADVANCE Hammersmith office


The Family Support Worker will work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specialising in working with clients who have children and are engaged with a children’s centre in Westminster or are referred either by agencies in Westminster or the Angelou Partnership. They will work within the team to make proactive contact and provide high quality advocacy and support based upon a client led needs and risk assessment. The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and of best practice within domestic abuse services and in working with women with children. As an experienced domestic violence advocate who has worked with complex and multiple needs, the postholder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis. Experience of direct work with female survivors of domestic violence, of supporting women with children, and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.
ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.
Closing date: 23rd September at 12 noon Interviews: 30th September
Previous applicants need not apply
To apply: please download the application form and Job Description from our website at
Completed applications should be emailed to or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to :
Althea King, ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6,The Lanchesters 162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER

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