Independent Domestic Violence Advocate

  • Employer: Halton Borough Council
  • Salary: £13,209.60 - £14,298 (£33,024 - £35,745 FTE)
  • Location: Halton Borough Council
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 14.8 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 16/06/2024 at 23:55
  • Reference: E&R/24/280002

About the role / service  

Our vision in Halton is for everyone to be able to recognise domestic abuse, take responsibility and work together to tackle it. No one should live in fear, Halton aims to create safer homes, safer communities and safer society benefitting all our residents and reducing fear and harm. 

Domestic abuse is never acceptable – in Halton we have adopted a zero-tolerance culture, we actively promote Clare’s Law – The Right to Know and the Right to Ask. 


Halton is at a significant point in developing domestic abuse provision and responses to those affected by domestic abuse, and we are expanding to respond to local demand. The Halton Domestic Abuse Team is responsible for supporting victims of domestic abuse in Halton to address victims safety concerns for those identified as high risk harm posed from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members, the IDVA’s work with victims and survivors to secure their safety and the safety of their children.  Serving as the survivors/ victim’s primary point of contact, IDVAs normally work with their clients from the point of crisis to assess the level of risk, discuss the range of suitable options and develop safety plans, the IDVA’s attend criminal and family court with clients. Having the IDVA’s in house is just part of HBC’s commitment to improving our corporate response to domestic abuse across the whole authority. 

About you (the prospective candidate) 

We have an opportunity for an Independent Domestic Violence Advocate to join the Halton Domestic Abuse Team, working part time 14.8 hours per week. 

Do you want to make a difference every day supporting and advocating on behalf of domestic abuse victims? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it? Are you resilient and adaptable?  Can you work effectively to reduce the harm caused by domestic abuse and improve outcomes for victims and their dependents?  If yes, then we’d love to hear from you… 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Sarah Ashcroft (Domestic Abuse Manager) on 07741 172550   

Interviews will be held on the 1st July 2024. 

At Halton Borough Council we want to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce and a vital part of this is to encourage diversity in all respects. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and tailored to best suit the needs and strength of the individual. This includes making adjustments for people with a disability, neurodiversity or with long-term health conditions. If you require accommodations, please reach out during the recruitment process so that we can make this the best possible experience for you – 

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.

Please note, we do not accept CVs. Please fully complete the on-line application form.


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