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Housing IDVA

Location: Redhill
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 pa (dependent upon experience)*
Planned start date: October 2022

*2-year fixed term post, with the possibility of becoming a permanent position after two years

 ESDAS (East Surrey Domestic Abuse Services) is an independent charity providing outreach and associated services in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and the districts of Mole Valley and Tandridge

We are looking for a Housing IDVA to join our team. This role is open to women only under the Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements) of the Equality Act (2010).  Our premises are situated in Redhill but you will also work away from the office.

This is a meaningful time to join our motivated and passionate team, at a pivotal moment in the domestic sector.       We are looking for staff who are committed to, and passionate about supporting and empowering survivors of domestic abuse.

ESDAS is a close team of diverse women, united by an ultimate goal of eradicating domestic abuse in all its forms and advocating on behalf of survivors and their children. If you identify with our core ethos and the importance of providing a professional, needs-led, strengths-based, anti-discriminatory and non-judgmental service; then you are applying to join the right team.


  • Open to flexible working
  • Supportive working environment
  • Monthly clinical supervision
  • Development opportunities
  • Regular role and sector specific training
  • 20 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, increasing with each full year of service up to a maximum of 30 days (pro rata for part-time hours)

To work with ESDAS you must

  • be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • have a current driving licence with use of a car
  • meet the role specifications and requirements
  • listen sensitively with empathy
  • work with honesty, integrity and kindness
  • understand the importance of confidentiality

We value diversity and promote equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application. We are a proud member of the Employers Domestic Abuse Covenant and encourage applications from a diverse range of applicants. (Registered Charity No. 1092643).

 How to apply

To access the Person Specification and Job Description, please visit our website below. Please send us a Cover Letter outlining how you meet the person specification AND an up-to-date CV. Incomplete applications will not be accepted

If you would like an informal conversation about either role please contact the office on the email below to arrange a call and add ‘EDAC; Housing IDVA’ in the subject header
Closing date for applications: noon on Wednesday 21st September 2022
Interviews: will take place week commencing 26th September 2022

Application deadline: 21.09.22

Web link: https://esdas.org.uk
Email address: leigh@esdas.org.uk
Phone number: 01737771350

More about ESDAS

"ESDAS was established in 1993 and began delivering services in East Surrey in 1998. Our purpose has always been the relief of hardship, need and distress of those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse including any associated children. We are proud to have developed one of the first community (non-refuge based) Outreach services in the country which to this day operates on a needs-led survivor focused basis and continues to be a model of replication and best practice both locally and nationally. Our Outreach Services provide advice, advocacy, information and support on a range of issues including criminal and civil law, benefits, debt, housing, safeguarding, risk and safety planning as well as empowering survivors to take control of their own futures. We aim to provide holistic services to avoid survivors and their children being re-traumatised by repeating their experiences to multiple professionals. Our associated services include Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) at Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conferences (MARAC) and Surrey's Specialist Domestic Abuse Court (SDAC). Our holistic programme of group work included an informal Drop-In Support Group, the Freedom Programme and Recovery Toolkit as well as Self-Esteem and Parenting Workshops. Our Counselling service is tailored to meet the needs of survivors who feel unable to access talking therapies through usual means through fear, long waiting lists or lack of funds. Our Volunteering Project is aimed at harnessing the skills and experiences of survivors of domestic abuse to help others recover from abuse and reintegrate into their local community. Our services for children and young people include 1 to 1 work, group work, Play Therapy and expert consultancy to professionals in particular Children's Social Care. In 2005 we were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in the Community which is the highest award granted to voluntary organisations. More recently ESDAS as the Lead Provider of four local Domestic abuse charities in Surrey was chosen as one of three national pilot areas for the Women's Aids Change that Lasts project. Change that Lasts aims to transform responses to DA, ensure that survivors and children are provided with the right help at the earliest opportunity and have access to specialist Domestic abuse services like ours. Our proudest achievement however is ensuring that survivors of Domestic abuse and their children remain central to the services we offer and that they have a voice locally so their experiences inform future services."

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