Top job! Domestic Abuse Court Advocacy Accreditation Lead

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £38,000
  • Home based in Scotland (with regular travel across Scotland and occasionally the rest of the UK)
  • Closing 20th July 2022

  • Advertised from 20th June 2022
  • 37.5 Hours per week. Fixed Term March 2025.
  • A generous package including 26 days holiday a year and public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Work scheme, 365 days a year Employee Assistance Programme


Who are we?

We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

Last year alone, nearly 13,500 professionals received our training. Over 70,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 85,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last four years, over 2,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.

Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.

Key purpose of role

This role has been created to lead a brand new programme, funded by the Scottish Government, to build consistency in how domestic abuse court advocacy provision is delivered across Scotland. Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including an expert practitioner based within ASSIST, you will shape and guide work to develop the evidence base and an accreditation process that will support the creation of national standards for domestic abuse court advocacy services. You will also be involved in creating a new training module on domestic abuse court advocacy to enhance the existing Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy (Idaa) training course.

You will scope, plan and lead the activity we have been funded for, to build a robust accreditation framework that includes service standards and training for DA court advocacy providers. This will include establishing and working with a steering group to oversee the programme, and an accreditation panel to support implementation. You will also manage extensive engagement activities with multiple stakeholders from within and beyond the VAWG sector and the criminal justice system. This includes creative engagement with survivors to ensure that lived experience is embedded throughout the process in line with SafeLives’ Authentic Voice strategy. Likewise, in following SafeLives’ Equity Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) strategy, you will reach out widely to reflect a variety of perspectives, experiences and expertise in your work.

Application notes

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