Regional Court Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Black Country Women's Aid

Let us introduce ourselves…

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.


Community Services Directorate


Within this directorate the following vital services are delivered;


Black Country Women's Aid Community Services include;
, Community Domestic Abuse Support Services (Sandwell, Walsall and Dudley)
, Black Country IRIS (primary care) educator and advocacy service
, Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Services (Black Country)
, Black Country Sexual Abuse Forum
, Black Country Counselling Service
, Domestic and sexual abuse Children and Young person's service (Black Country)
, West Midlands Stalking Service
, Ask Marc (Male abuse referral centre)


This position is located within the Community Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service


The BCWA Community Domestic Violence and Abuse Support Service supports victims of domestic violence and abuse in Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Walsall through a range of contracted/commissioning arrangements.

The service works in partnership with other services within BCWA and key agencies to assess risk and provide tailored support plans for service users.

Our integrated approach provides effective holistic support for survivors of abuse using a trauma-informed approach.


The team: Our specialist Community Domestic Abuse Support Service supports male and female victims of domestic violence and abuse living in Sandwell, Dudley and Walsall through a range of contracted/ commissioning arrangements.

The service works in partnership with other services within BCWA and key agencies to assess risk and provide tailored support plans for service users.

Our integrated approach provides effective holistic support for survivors of abuse using a trauma-informed approach.

We have a team of supportive, dedicated, self-driven individuals who empower clients to make informed choices, helping them to live a life free from abuse.



Job Role

Job Title: Regional Court Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours)
Salary: £24,310.04 (unqualified)/ £26,430.04 (qualified)
Closing date: 23 September 2022


BCWA reserve the right to close this advert before the closing date
All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a qualified/unqualified IDVA (training may be provided for the right candidate) to join our dynamic team.


We are looking for someone with experience of supporting victims/survivors of domestic abuse and managing a caseload, including risk assessments, needs assessments and support planning.

The successful candidate will have an understanding the principles of safeguarding children and adults and the dynamics of domestic abuse and how this can affect victims.

The Role:

Our Court Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) provide a high-quality frontline domestic abuse support service through the criminal justice system to those at high risk of harm.

As a Court IDVA, you will provide support to victims who are going through the magistrates court, offering them practical support, advice and guidance to ensure they have the best experience of the criminal justice system.

You will act as a point of contact through the court journey liaising with internal and external agencies.

You will work within a multi-agency framework to advocate for the victim, including responding and reporting to Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) on behalf of the victim.


If you are self-driven, compassionate and hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you.


Important information for all positions


Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.
Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

The post holder must be female.


Employment checks


As a responsible employer we adhere to safer recruitment practice and all our employees are subject to the following recruitment checks:
Right to work in the UK
Under Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act, we, as a responsible employer need to ensure that we do not employ anyone illegally.

To avoid discrimination we treat all job applicants equally.


We, therefore, ask all candidates selected for interview to bring original documentation to show their Right to Work in the UK.

A copy of these will be taken.

Once the successful candidate has been appointed the unsuccessful candidate's documents will be destroyed confidentially.

You may be refused an interview if you do not bring the correct documents with you.


All positions are subject to DBS checks at the relevant level.



  • Start: ASAP
  • Rate: £24310.00 - £26430.00 per annum
  • Location: Sandwell, England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Other
  • Recruiter: 2MES
  • Contact: 2M Employment Solutions
  • Tel: 02392 387722
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  • Posted: 2022-08-26 17:20:59 -

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