Current vacancies:- 

IRIS Advocate Educator

Position Title:                 IRIS Advocate Educator

Full time:                        37.5 hours per week

Salary:                             £25,870

Team:                              IDVA Team

In partnership with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and IRISi interventions Fylde Coast Women’s Aid are pleased to advertise this exciting new post.

The Advocate Educator will support and provide on-going training for health professionals in general practice on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA)

In addition the post holder will provide individual needs-led information, support and advocacy to patients experiencing DVA. The right applicant will provide pro-active and structured services, whilst developing personal support packages that focus on risk management and safety planning.

Previous experience of directly supporting vulnerable adults and an understanding of the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse is essential.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and clearance

This vacancy is open to females only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9, Part 1)

Must hold a full UK driving license and have access to vehicle

For informal discussion contact Tina Hibbard, Service Manager, Fylde Coast Women’s Aid 01253 752014 or Lisa Lonsdale, Named Nurse Safeguarding Children and Adults Children Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 01253 951265

To apply please see the application pack and forward completed applications to;

Glenda Smith

or post to Glenda Smith, FCWA, PO BOX 33, BLACKPOOL FY3 9GZ

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Closing date Monday 25th March 2019 (May close sooner if a suitable number of applicants are received)

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interviews: Tuesday 9th April 2019

Family Support Safeguarding Officer

Job Title:               Family Support Safeguarding Officer

Hours of Work:      37.5 hours per week, flexibility required

Annual leave:         22 days per annum (pro rata) plus bank holidays

Salary:                   £22,000 to £23,500

Location:               Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde

Responsible to:     Service Manager

Qualification:         An appropriate social care qualification equivalent to at least NVQ level 3. Successful applicant may be required to undertake additional training.

This role is subject to successful references and an enhanced DBS check.

Fylde Coast Women’s Aid is an equal opportunities employer. The post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1


To work with families with social care involvement, with the aim of deescalating and removing the need for social care involvement.

To provide focused family support to families with complex needs which improves parenting capacity and increases skill, confidence and abilities of all family members to live their lives in a positive and safe way.

To advocate on behalf of women at multi agency meetings


 This is a skilled role requiring an individual who would have social care background, experience of multi-agency working, working with other professionals and working with mothers and their children.  A confident communicator, the successful applicant would also be experienced in report writing.

To apply please see the application pack or contact

Glenda Smith on 01253 752014, email

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Closing date: Monday 25th March 2019

Interviews: date to be set.