Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDAA)

  • Full time
  • £27,040.65
  • Falkirk (On site)
  • Closing 26th April 2024

  • Advertised from 9th April 2024
  • 35 Hours Per Week. Until September 2026 (depending on future funding thereafter)


Committed to Ending Abuse (CEA), formerly Falkirk & District Women’s Aid, is seeking to recruit a full-time Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDAA). CEA Ltd operates an integrated three-stage trauma recovery model and whilst all staff are expected to work across these areas, the particular focus of this post is Stage One Crisis Recovery. The purpose of which is to keep women, men, and their children safe, free from further serious harm/homicide and to enable recovery from Trauma.

The purpose of this post is to provide an independent advocacy service to women, men who have experienced domestic abuse and are assessed to be at very high risk and possibly at risk of repeat victimisation and have therefore been referred to the MARAC (Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conference).

The post holder will work directly with clients, in conjunction with MARAC colleagues, on a short to medium term basis. They will also formally advocate for individuals within professional advocacy settings providing a true reflection of the views and wishes of the clients they represent to ensure a coordinated community response.

The postholder will also carry a caseload of those clients who are at high risk but not currently within the formal MARAC process.

Key to the role will be supporting women, men in their initial crisis for an intensive time limited period and providing safety planning, practical, emotional, and signposting support.

CEA is a registered Scottish Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee with a Board of Directors. CEA offers an inclusive service committed to ending all forms of abuse.

We provide support to anyone regardless of age, beliefs, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and race.

The post will commence as soon as possible. The post holder will require successful reference checks, enhanced PVG checks and will be expected to work closely with partner agencies. This post is currently funded until September 2026. This post will be working from CEA Offices.

Benefits such as generous annual leave entitlement and an additional day off on your birthday. Company pension scheme. Travel and resources costs are covered, internal and external supervision costs are covered, and CDP training is supported.

Application notes

For further information please contact Debbie Jupp/Stage One Crisis Intervention Team Lead by e-mail:

Closing date for applications: 26th April 2024

Interviews will be held on: TBC.