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Fife Women's Aid - Court Support and Advocacy Worker
Created: 14/11/2021, Updated: 17/11/2021
Post: Court Support and Advocacy Worker
Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: £22,688 - £25,384 per annum (pro rata) (position on scale is dependent on experience)
Contract: This post is currently funded until the end of January 2023.
Fife Women's Aid (FWA) is looking to recruit a full-time worker to provide advocacy and support services for women who are involved in court actions as a result of domestic abuse. The post holder will work directly with women to offer information, support and advocacy services and will also provide liaison between service users and other multi-agency partners from both statutory and voluntary services. Applicants will have experience of providing advocacy and support to vulnerable client groups. Procedural knowledge and practical experience of civil and criminal justice remedies for victims of domestic abuse will be an advantage. Excellent communication skills, an ability to work effectively with a range of multi-agency partners and an ability to travel extensively across Fife is essential for the post. A clean driving license is required. The successful applicant will have at least SVQ Level III or equivalent level of qualification in housing support or other relevant subject, or equivalent experience and willingness to work towards a qualification. Fife Women's Aid is a feminist organisation and strives to be a supportive and empowering employer offering competitive terms and conditions. Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post
Please join FWA for an online session to find out more about the role and the court support and advocacy service. This will be at 18:30 on Wednesday 01 December. Please confirm your attendance to [email protected]
Alternatively, if you would like further information about the post, please contact Suzanne Duffy on 07714 609 358. For an application form, please visit FWA website.
The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 08 December. Interviews will be held: Friday 17 December.
Only women are eligible to apply for this post due to Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010). FWA welcomes applications from women from all sectors of the community.