DVA Car™ / Helpline Advocate

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Posted July 11, 2022 by
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Aurora New Dawn is pleased to announce the following job vacancy:

Female* Aurora New Dawn DVA Car™ Advocate – AURORA NEW DAWN DVA CARS™

Hours of work

Full-time: 30.5 Hours per week (to include weekend and evening work
Salary Scale 7: £22,221 per annum, pro rata
Location: Based across Portsmouth and surrounding area.
Duration: Funding until September 2024 (possible extension subject to further funding)

* PLEASE NOTE: This post is restricted to female applicants in accordance with Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

The Role

This role comprises of two parts, worked on a bi-weekly rotation basis and totalling a 30.5 hours per week:

Week one:

  1. To provide an out-of-hours, face-to-face crisis response to incidents of domestic violence in Hampshire (based either in Portsmouth or Southampton), working alongside officers from Hampshire Constabulary.
    These shifts are between 17.00hrs – 03.00hrs, Friday and Saturday
  2. Operating an Out of Hours DVA Helpline – working from home answering calls, processing, and reviewing referrals, calling survivors to offer emotional and practical support.
    These shifts are Monday – Friday (1700-0800hrs) Saturday and Sundays (combination of 9hr (0800hrs – 1700hrs) and 15hr (1700hrs – 0800hrs) shifts)

Week two:

  • Operating an Out of Hours DVA Helpline – working from home answering calls, processing, and reviewing referrals, calling survivors to offer emotional and practical support.
    These shifts are Monday – Friday (1700-0800hrs) Saturday and Sundays (combination of 9hr (0800hrs – 1700hrs) and 15hr (1700hrs – 0800hrs) shifts)

How to apply for the job:

To apply please send a CV, covering letter (covering all points on the Person Specification and monitoring form to: recruitment@aurorand.org.uk, detailing why you think you are suitable for the post. Please put ‘DVA Car Advocate’ in the subject line.

You are advised to read the job description and person specification carefully as the decision to shortlist you for interview will be based on the information you provide in your letter.

The deadline for all applications is 9am 5th September 2022

Interviews – tbc

Interviews will be conducted via face to face or via Microsoft Teams

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early.

Important documents:

To download a copy of the Female*Aurora New Dawn DVA Car™ Advocate job description, click here.

To download a copy of the Aurora New Dawn diversity form, click here.

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Sarah Cheverton is Aurora New Dawn's Writer in Residence and a freelance writer and researcher. As well as writing the copy for the Aurora website, Sarah works with the Aurora team on consultation responses, communications and service evaluations. She also works as a Co-Editor for feminist news site Women's Views on News.

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