Role summary: This role leads a small team providing proactive empathetic, practical advocacy support for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence. Service users may be engaging (or considering engaging) with the criminal justice system or require general advocacy in other areas.
Job location (usual place of work): Aylesbury or Milton Keynes
Pay rate: £27,741
Pay is pro rata?: Yes
Job title: Advocacy Coordinator
Applications close on date: 20 June 2021 at 11:59pm
Hours are: Part time
Contract is: Permanent
Job description: As Advocacy Coordinator you’ll lead a small team of staff and volunteers in providing proactive empathetic, and practical advocacy support for survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence, in line with agreed standards.
You’ll manage waiting lists, allocate cases to advocacy workers, and lead a monthly peer supervision group to discuss casework and share learning and best practice. You’ll also be expected to develop and maintain effective relationships with key partners including police, CPS, court services, Victim Support, witness service, social care, education, and other voluntary and statutory sector organisations.
We’re looking for someone with experience of most or all of the following areas:
• Advocacy, ideally with vulnerable people and/or survivors of sexual violence. (ISVA training or experience is a plus.)
• The criminal justice process (or willing to learn).
• Risk assessment and management; safety planning
• Working with multiple stakeholders.
• Safeguarding management or understanding.
• Coaching others to achieve specific objectives (formally or informally).
To succeed in the role, you’ll need strong communication skills and a flair for solving problems. You’ll be compassionate and non-judgmental, and able to handle conflict and cope with service users who may be emotionally distressed. You’ll be aware of the impact of sexual violence on individuals and society and understand (or be prepared to learn about) the duty of safeguarding when working with people who may be at risk. And you’ll need to be flexible, self-motivated, and comfortable juggling competing priorities.
This role will be based in either our Aylesbury or Milton Keynes location, and will require travel to both offices. You may need to work occasional evening and weekend hours, but these would be kept to a minimum.
The successful candidate will require a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.
To apply, please contact: If you would like to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org stating why you are applying, how you meet the role requirements, and what unique qualities you’ll bring to the role.
Interviews are likely to be held on 23 and 24 June 2021.