We’re Hiring: Specialist LGBTQ+ Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

We’re Recruiting: Specialist LGBTQ+ Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Reporting to: Operations & Development Manager
Location: Brighton
Hours of Work: 37.5
Salary: £25,532 rising to £27,560 after probation and SafeLives accreditation


Switchboard’s Domestic Abuse service provides a holistic and affirming support to LGBTQ victims and survivors of domestic abuse across Sussex. The role will include casework with victims and survivors, as well as creative outreach and awareness raising among both the LGBTQ community and the Domestic Violence sectors as we promote and grow our service.

If you are a passionate LGBTQ advocate with knowledge of the unique needs and inequalities faced by our communities and experience of casework or working within a busy frontline role, then we would love to hear from you. The project will involve engaging with LGBTQ groups and individuals, listening carefully to the voices of victims and survivors and adapting your approach, building trust and supporting people to access Switchboard as well as other services they may need.

To apply, please send the application form provided to: [email protected]

The deadine for applications is 5pm on August 22nd 2022

For more information or an informal conversation about the role or application contact [email protected]

IDVA Job Pack

Switchboard Application Form 2022


Please Note: We recognise that Black and non-Black people of colour are underrepresented in our team and we actively encourage applications from people from these under-represented groups. To this end, we guarantee an interview to any applicants who are BIPOC and meet the minimum requirements of the role. We value lived experience and unpaid work and labour in our recruitment processes. All of our services operate from an explicitly trans inclusive standpoint. We believe trans people are who they say they are, non-binary identities are valid, and our services are focused on intersectional inclusion. Our service is for all genders and all LGBTQ sexual orientations. All employees and ambassadors of Switchboard are expected to represent these values in their work.