Female* Outreach IDVA Worker  (South Gloucestershire)

Expiring today

South Gloucestershire
Point 15; £22,911
07 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Female*  Outreach IDVA Worker  (South Gloucestershire)

Salary: Point 15, £22,911 

Contract: Maternity Cover

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week (Includes participation on out of hours telephone on-call rota and occasional Saturday working)

Location:  South Gloucestershire

Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to maximise independence and self-determination so survivors can make informed choices.

Are you passionate about empowering victims of domestic abuse to make informed choices about their and their families’ lives? If yes, would you like to join the largest independent provider of domestic abuse service in Bristol?

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience of supporting victims of domestic abuse.  As an Outreach IDVA you will be providing outreach, and community based support to high risk victims across South Gloucestershire.  You will be working closely with partner agencies to provide co-ordinated package of emotional and practical support, advice and advocacy to female or male survivors of domestic violence and their children.

The successful Candidate will:

  • be IDVA qualified
  • have substantial experience of working with survivors of sexual violence and/or domestic abuse
  • have experience of carrying out needs and risk assessments, co-producing safety plans with women and children experiencing domestic abuse
  • experience providing support to individuals to sustain/ manage their tenancies and avoid tenancy breakdown
  • the ability to provide respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential support to women and their children
  • a full driving licence and access to transport


  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards

How to apply:

If you are motivated, resourceful and passionate about empowering female victims of domestic abuse apply for this role and work as part of a team to contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9 am, Monday 25th March 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 2nd April 2019.

Next Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Next Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. Next Link is part of Missing Link Housing