Advocates x20

Advocates x20 (A05/21)

Located in PSNI stations throughout NI and the Rowan Sexual Assault Referral Centre. Locations are listed with the application information.

As an Advocate you will provide a high-quality support service to qualifying victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. You will receive and follow up referrals, develop safety and support plans, work to reduce risk and make referrals to other appropriate agencies. You will also support victims through the Criminal Justice System.

Summary of project:

The overall purpose of the new service is to provide co-ordinated and tailored support, responsive to individual needs, in partnership with established services to qualifying victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. It will mean victims are well-informed, listened to, advocated for and referred on to specialist services, if required. The Service is intended to help victims feel safe and to help ensure that the risk of any further harm, is greatly reduced or eliminated.

PSNI statistics show that whilst general crime has decreased, domestic and sexual violence and abuse incidents, crimes and offences have been growing year on year since this data was first collected in 2004/05. PSNI statistics for the period 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020 show that 31,848 domestic abuse incidents were reported to the Police, equating to 17 domestic abuse incidents per 1,000. There were nine murders with a domestic abuse motivation committed between March 2020 and February 2021.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocates NI

Summary of posts:

For these posts we are looking for individuals with previous experience of providing support to those in crisis. You will have an understanding of the dynamics, impact and scale of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. There will be a work pattern reflective of demand, requiring you to work some late shifts, weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

The salary for these posts is £22,183 per annum

These are 3 year fixed term posts that may be extended.

To apply for one of these posts please send your application and monitoring form to mairead.doran@belfastwomensaid.org.uk.  CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date for the return of application information: Friday 28th May, 5.00pm.

These posts will be subject to references and enhanced vetting and barring checks and additional PSNI checks.

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