Housing IDVA

  • Reference J17476
  • Remuneration £26k - 29k per year
  • Role/TypePermanent/Full Time
  • LocationHammersmith

RSR justice is a niche recruitment agency, who provide talent acquisition services to the UK’s Justice Sector. 


RSR Justice is currently recruiting for Housing Independent Domestic Violence Advocate to work permanently based in London.


The Housing Independent Domestic Violence Advocate will be required to work within a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support service to ensure the voice of survivors informs every stage of the process specialising in working with clients for whom housing and risk of tenancy breakdown is a factor.

The post holder will have an excellent understanding of domestic violence and its effects on women and children and of best practice within the domestic abuse and Housing sectors.


Main duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure effective access to the service for women and girls and encourage their engagement with the service, through multi agency working and service flexibility.

  • Work with housing service providers and the local council to introduce the service and encourage practitioners to identify domestic violence, respond appropriately and refer to the service. This will include being co-located within housing services four days a week and offering briefings and information to upskill housing workers and improve their response to domestic abuse

  • Hold a caseload and work within the team to conduct comprehensive assessments of needs and risk for women experiencing domestic violence, carry out short and longer term risk management, safety planning and support; and identify and refer to services appropriate to their needs, including attendance at specialist/dedicated courts and MARAC as required.

  • Advise women of their rights and options for seeking help and support from other agencies, making referrals and co-ordinating the provision of multi-agency support where necessary, and proactively advocate ensuring barriers to accessing support and protection are minimised.

  • Proactively assess the needs and safety of any children that women using the service may have, ensure that any risks/needs identified are addressed directly with the woman, and take appropriate action to safeguard them.

  • Participate in multi-agency conferences in respect of children and adults at risk as required, providing reports and undertaking actions as necessary.

  • Work with the Director, Team Manager and Data Insights Analyst to ensure all monitoring and evaluation for the project is accurate and fully maintained, and keep managers informed of any issues and successes.

  • Participate in multi-agency working and focus groups when requested to do so, and follow through on agreed appropriate actions that arise from these.


Desired Skills/Experience

  • A relevant qualification or training, for example in domestic violence, criminal justice, law, social work, substance misuse or related area.

  • Strong experience of supporting women who have experienced domestic violence, forced marriage or ‘honour-based violence’.

  • Experience of risk and needs assessment, safety and support planning, particularly with clients with complex/multiple needs.

  • Experience of working with housing agencies or in a housing setting.

  • A thorough understanding of violence against women and girls with a particular focus on the dynamics of domestic violence (physical, emotional and sexual violence, so-called ‘honour-based violence’, forced marriage, stalking and harassment) and its impact on women, children, families and communities



For further information, or to apply, please email – soz.qadir@rsg.ltd  


Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.


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