Specialist Trainee LGBTQ IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor)

Location: Brighton
Closing Date: 3rd Aug 2021
Helpline & Volunteer Coordinator

Employment Type: Employed

2 year fixed term contract

Full Time (37 hour week)

Salary: £24,550 – £26,500

Switchboard’s brand new service aims to provide a high level of support to LGBTQ victims and survivors of domestic abuse across Sussex. This role comes with the opportunity to help shape and pilot a holistic, affirmative and inclusive service for our diverse LGBTQ+ communities.

The role will include casework with victims and survivors, as well as creative outreach and awareness raising among both the LGBTQ community and the Domestic Violence sector as we promote and grow our new service. If you are a passionate LGBTQ advocate with knowledge of the unique needs and inequalities faced by our communities, and experience of working within a busy frontline role, then we would love to hear from you.

You will be working closely alongside specialist services and experienced LGBTQ IDVA’s and workers, and supported by line management to succeed in this new role. You will also be required to undergo accredited SafeLives IDVA training, paid for by Switchboard.

The project will involve engaging with LGBTQ groups and individuals, listening carefully the voices of victims and survivors and adapting your approach, building trust and supporting people to access Switchboard as well as other services they may need.

To find out more or apply read our job pack and return our application form – available to download on our website: www.switchboard.org.uk/jobs

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