Job Vacancy – IRIS Advocate Educator – Fortalice

Job: IRIS Advocate Educator

Hours: 35 hours – Temporary post until June 2025, with the possibility of extension subject to successful funding

Salary: £15.85 per hour

Closing Date: Monday 22nd July at 12 noon

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About Fortalice

Fortalice was established in 1977 to provide emergency accommodation and support for women and children experiencing domestic abuse within their own homes.

The project has expanded over the years and now provides a diverse range of services for adults, families, children and young people within Refuge, the Outreach Support Centre and our new Children and Young People’s Hub. The ethos of Fortalice in relation to support, is to focus on self-help, promoting self-esteem, developing news skills, confidence and independence to enable victims to break free from abusive relationships and reduce the chance of re-victimisation, this moving on to a self-sustaining, independent life.

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a forward-thinking, passionate and dedicated person to join our established, experienced team of IRIS Advocate Educators. 

The role of the Advocate Educator will include providing Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) training to GP surgeries to improve health professionals understanding of domestic abuse, with the aim of increasing the number of referrals made by GP surgeries for domestic abuse support.

You will also provide support and advocacy for medium risk individuals experiencing domestic abuse who have been referred by the participating GP surgeries. Working as part of a team you will be involved in planning, delivering, monitoring and evaluating the IRIS service across Bolton.

Key skills:

  • Experience of working within the domestic abuse and violence sector or a similar field
  • An understanding of child protection and the protection of adults at risk and a commitment to follow procedure
  • Experience of delivering training
  • Experience of project or service development
  • Experience of building and maintaining professional relationships and partnerships

How to apply and other information:

Women only applicants can apply for the post as this is an occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, schedule 9 of the Equality Act under section 7.2e of the Equality Act 2010.

The posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check due to the nature of the work undertaken by the organisation.

As this is a community based project and the work will involve travelling to different venues, therefore it is essential to have a current valid driving licence and access to a vehicle with business insurance for work.

To apply for a post, please request an application pack by email All enquires can also be sent here.

The closing date for applications to be returned is 12noon Monday 22nd July 2024. Please note that any completed applications received after this date will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview via email. Please note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may be unable to contact applicants who are not shortlisted for an interview.

Please note we do not accept CV’s.


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