Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – IRIS Senior Advocate Educator

Job Title: IRIS Senior Advocate Educator
Salary/ Rate: £28,190 per annum
Location: Greater Manchester
Closing Date: Midday, 1st November 2021
Hours: 35 per week

About us:

PTMWA is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We assist recovery by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. We also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at our Pankhurst Centre headquarters.

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a diverse organisation with c31% of our staff coming from BAME and c12% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and c25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be:

Courageous by challenging inequality, stepping forward and making change

Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters

Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together

Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging

About You:

You will be a pro-active, reliable individual who reflects the values of PTMWA in all that you do. Your experiences, whether in paid or voluntary work, will enable you to fulfil the role requirements but it is your attitude and character that will make you a successful team member.

You will enjoy a challenge and actively participate in delivering and developing services of the highest standard.

About the role:

All roles are subject to a DBS check and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable.

Senior Advocate Educator – 1 role available

The purpose of the position will be to deliver IRIS (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) domestic violence and abuse (DVA) awareness training to health professionals in General Practice (GP) surgeries to improve their understanding of DVA and to increase the numbers of victims identified and referred for support. The post holder will provide holistic support and advocacy for the individuals referred by the GP Practices. In addition the post holder’s responsibilities will include:

Line Management To line manage and to carry out supervision of the AEs in the same CCG area in line with organisational policy, to carry out case management review of the AEs in line with organisational policy and act as an advisor/first point of contact for queries to the AEs and the GP Practice staff in the area and surrounding as required.

Practice-based Work to promote an awareness of the experiences and needs of people, predominantly women who are living with, escaping or have a history of DVA particularly in relation to their health.

Advocacy and Support Work by providing effective one to one support, advice, information and advocacy to service users who are experiencing or who have experienced DVA as they are referred from participating GP Practices. Maintain awareness of safeguarding and complete Early Help and/or social services referrals as a matter of urgency and

Contributing to Project Success by managing workload to ensure compliance with IRIS National and local commissioning reporting requirements. Contribute to the development of the IRIS online case management and reporting tool to ensure this is fit for purpose.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 35 per week

Salary: £28 190.00 per annum

Duration: 3 year contract, extension subject to continued funding

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers

To Apply: Application packs can be downloaded from or a copy obtained by emailing: Application forms should be returned to: by midnight on 1st November 2021. Interviews will be held on 12th November and 15th November 2021.

You can also contact us by telephone on: 0161 820 8414.

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