Job Vacancy – Independent Domestic Violence Advisor – Stockport Without Abuse

Job Title: Independent Domestic Violence Advisor

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract to 8th April 2027

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Salary: £15,593.89 per annum (pro-rata of £25,643.28), rising by 4% on successful completion of probation

Stockport Without Abuse (SWA) is a grassroots charity committed to supporting our vision of everyone having a right to live in safety, and to have a future without fear of domestic abuse. We work directly with women, men and children who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse.

We are looking to recruit an IDVA to join our team to provide high quality frontline support to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a proactive service to those at high-risk while meeting their identified needs.

Main purpose of the post:
Working as part of a partnership with Stockport Without Abuse (SWA), Talk, Listen, Change (TLC), Age UK Stockport, and Stockport Homes, the IDVA will work closely with the Operations Manager and other team leaders, co-ordinating and contributing to the provision of a high quality domestic
abuse support service, promoting user independence whilst ensuring high service standards are achieved, maintained and continuously improved.
The post holder will work collaboratively within a multi-agency framework consisting of, amongst others, the MARAC partners, Stockport Community Safety Partnership, Children and Adult Safeguarding services, and local partners and community projects, to establish a multi-agency response to domestic abuse. The post holder will support victims through utilising the Criminal Justice System (CJS) prior to, and during and after court hearings; ensuring that they are supported and informed of legal options and implications.

Why work with us?
Our non-salary benefits include a 4% pay increase upon successful completion of your 6-month probationary period, 24 days holiday per annum plus all public bank holidays (pro rata for part-time staff), your birthday off every year, regular clinical supervision with an external provider, and 3% employer contributory pension. Sometimes there’s even cake

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please email us at to arrange an informal chat.

Applications only – we do not accept CV’s. Please read the guidance in your application pack.

The job description, person specification, application forms and application guidance are available to download at Once complete, please send your application and other requested forms to:

All applications will be shortlisted on receipt. If your application is successful,
we will contact you via email to arrange an interview date and time

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