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Southside are looking for an individual with experience as a frontline Domestic Abuse worker or professional with a social care background, to provide a pro-active service for victims who are at high risk of domestic abuse, to keep them and their children safe from harm.

The work of the IDVA is distinct in that it assesses the risk a client is in and delivers a service appropriate to the level of risk. IDVAs work proactively within a multi-agency setting to ensure all agencies do their part. The primary focus of their work will be to keep clients safe via their work with survivors and the work of other agencies.

This work will be outreach i.e., meeting clients in at their home if safe, in our office and other places in the community. Workers will be primarily based in our Meade House office, but some home working can be negotiated when necessary with their line manager.

For full details on this position, please go to:

Email: or call 01225 331243


Should you wish to apply, you will need to complete an application form, equal opportunities monitoring form, and declaration form which can be found at: Please send completed application documents to


Safeguarding Statement:

Southside are fully committed to protecting, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and partners to endorse this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure and two references will be requested, followed up in writing and verified by telephone.

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)


£24,000 pa


37.5 hours per week

Contract Type:

1 year fixed term maternity cover. April 2023- March 2024 (Please note: This fixed term contract will be reviewed subject to funding in January 2024 so may be extended)


Office base at Meade House, Wedgwood Road, Bath, BA2 1QN. Clients will be located anywhere in Bath and North East Somerset.

Close Date:

Friday, 10 February 2023

Email Contact:

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