Domestic Abuse Health Advocate Educator (Fixed Term, Maternity Cover)

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£25,104 per annum
05 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022
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Role Overview

Job Title: Domestic Abuse Health Advocate Educator (Fixed Term, Maternity Cover) 

Location: Warwickshire

Salary: £25,104 per annum 

Contract type: Fixed Term until 30 June 2022

Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week (Duty rota between 08.30am – 20.30pm)

Refuge is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services and we are proud to be a leader in our field and an employer of choice, with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development.  


We are recruiting for a Domestic Abuse Health Advocate Educator to join our team in Warwickshire. In this post you will be responsible for providing training and ongoing support to GP practices and other health professionals to enable primary and secondary care staff to be able to effectively talk to their patients about domestic violence and abuse (DVA).This also includes providing early identification and offer appropriate care pathways for female and male victims of domestic violence and abuse aged 16 years and over.

The role involves working with the hospital safeguarding leads and co-location in either the George Elliot Hospital or Warwick Hospital;

You will also be working in conjunction with Service management to identify other opportunities for co-location.  You will have to work within a defined locality, either Stratford-upon-Avon District; North Warwickshire and Nuneaton and Bedworth, or Warwick District and Rugby borough; building links with health professionals and support agencies.

Essential Skills or Experience

The successful candidate will have experience of developing, delivering and evaluating training and proven experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of domestic violence. You will understand the legal system in how it relates to survivors of domestic violence and have strong communication skills to deliver presentations and reports to stakeholders effectively. An ability to work independently and prioritise a busy workload is essential.

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality which underpin all of our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within Refuge’s Values and behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.


Refuge offers: a competitive salary with annual progression within points of the salary grade; 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days; clinical supervision for all front line staff a pension scheme that includes a 6% employer contribution; as well as a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Other information

Closing Date: Monday 17th January 2022 at 09.00 am

Interview Date: Tuesday 25th January 2022 

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Refuge is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

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