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Leeway - Domestic Violence and Abuse Services

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We are regularly looking for talented individuals to join the Leeway team. Due to an increase in the level of service we are able to provide, we are currently recruiting for the following roles.

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Suffolk Independent domestic violence advisor (IDVA)

  • Hours: 37 hours per week (rota system covering 7 days per week)
  • Salary: 37 hours per week (rota system covering 7 days per week)
  • Fixed term contract until 30th September 2021

Job Purpose:To manage referrals and caseloads for the Norfolk IDVA Service, to identify and provide immediate, safety planning to those identified as high risk of further significant harm, who are living with/ or fleeing domestic abuse.

To work within the Criminal justice system and support the specialist domestic abuse court hearings.

To work with service users to reduce risk of further harm and to empower them to make positive choices.

To work across Norfolk within a multi-agency framework including MARAC, Police and Community Partnership Agencies and attend forums and meeting as required.

To ensure the risks and needs of domestic abuse victims are identified, assessed by using an evidence-based risk identification checklist and support victims to help them access services to keep themselves and their children safe.

Essential Requirements: A relevant accredited domestic abuse qualification. Experience of working in a Multi-agency team and developing partnerships. Good computer skills (including Microsoft applications), Proactive/flexible approach to working hours. Good communication and presentation skills.

Driving license, business insurance and the ability to travel both across Suffolk and Norfolk is essential.

This role can be considered for a secondment opportunity but will be subject to DBS and enhanced police security clearance.

  • Closing date 10am Monday 22nd July 2019
Leeway promotes equal opportunities. Affiliated to Women's Aid Disability Confident Employer Investors in People

Request Your Application Pack

For an application pack, please fill out the form above, or alternatively you can either email or phone: 07748972819 (voice mail), stating clearly your name, address and contact number/e-mail address.


Volunteers play an important role in the development of Leeway and their work allows us to strengthen our voice and support more people experiencing domestic abuse. With no time commitment required for some of our roles and a busy calendar of events, we always have opportunities which you may be able to help us with across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Some Ways You Could Help Leeway

Admin and Office

Raising valuable funds for the charity

Planning or attending events

Helping with our Social Media and Marketing

Raising the Profile of Leeway as an Ambassador

Working with
Women and Children in our Safe Houses

Supporting our Community Based Services

Collating and Distributing Donations and Gifts

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Volunteer Application Form

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More Information

For more information about our volunteering opportunities, please contact Anita - our volunteer co-ordinator - who will provide you with details of all current volunteering roles available. You can call her on 0300 561 0077 or email

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    Hear From Our Volunteers

    “I firmly believe that spreading awareness about domestic abuse is vitally important. I want as many people as possible to learn about Leeway and its wonderful services, so they know that they are not alone and help is available, should they need it. I’d like to think that there is a tiny drop of my own contribution in the big battle with ending domestic abuse.”

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    “A worthy cause that does an excellent job and is worth supporting.”

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    “I had to flee from domestic violence with my children so I have some insight into the life of other woman and children who live in the refuge. I volunteer with Leeway because I wanted to give something back. I felt welcomed into Leeway from day one and I can honestly say I have got more back than I have ever given. Seeing the pleasure on children's faces at play groups and seeing mothers being able to enjoy family life again in a safe place is priceless. I feel proud to be part of that and to be part of the Leeway family.”

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