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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.


The successful candidate will work at all times within the policies, procedures and ethos of Southside. Specifically the worker will:

  • ensure all duties and responsibilities are carried out in a manner which promotes equality and values diversity.
  • follow Southside’s Information Governance policies and procedures as defined by the NHS Toolkit.
  • abide by Southside’s Confidentiality Policy at all times.


The post holders must be female. Section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (1979) applies.


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.


For an informal conversation, please call our office on 01225 331243 and ask to speak to our Domestic Abuse Services Manager.

Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)


£24,000 per annum


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, with some opportunity to work from home. Clients will be located anywhere in Bath and North East Somerset.

Close Date:

Friday, 24 March 2023

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