IGVA Team Leader – Lewisham

Refuge is the country’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day we support over 3,800 women and children in our national network of services.  These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs/ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally-specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between Refuge and Women’s Aid). We advise Government and lobby to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. We run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and we are an accredited training provider. We give a voice to the voiceless.


Job title:          IGVA Team Leader                                                                                         

REF:                054 IGVATL

Salary:             £31,926 – £33,660 per annum

Hours:              37.5 hours per week (9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and working a late shift from 12:30pm until 8:30pm one in four Thursdays)

Location:         Lewisham


The IGVA team leader will manage a small team as well as undertaking a reduced amount of front line work. The post holder will work closely with victims of domestic violence and other forms of gender-based violence from the point of crisis, to provide high quality independent advocacy and support to survivors at the highest risk and their children.


The job involves working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and MASE local partnership protocols and procedures that prioritise the safety of survivors. The post holder will work as part of a team of managers who will work together to ensure the smooth running of the Athena service.


All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all of our work.


Refuge is proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. We offer the first Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) accredited qualification for our profession.  Other benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and a childcare voucher scheme.


Closing date:         26/10/2016  at 10.00am                                               

Interview date:      04/11/2016

To apply please complete the below application and send  to recruitment@refuge.org.uk 

Application Form and Diversity

IGVA Team Leader JD

Refuge Benefits (Manager) 2016 doc


An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.


Refuge is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please – as a charity we work hard to keep our costs down.


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