Public Sector Network Tender Alert


IRIS Advocate Educators

NHS Midlands & Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) is working on behalf of Lancashire and South Cumbria ICB and IRISi. This invitation to tender is for IRISi Advocate Educators. The objective of this procurement is to identify a provider who will: Support and provide on-going DVA training for Health Professionals in General Practice Encourage Health Professionals to ask Patients about their experience of abuse and respond, record, risk assess and refer. Provide individual needs-led information, support and advocacy, and onward referral where appropriate, for women who disclosed their past or current experiences of DVA and onward referrals for men affected by DVA Building and maintain an effective relationship with general practice teams Provide direct assessment, casework support, advice, information and advocacy to women experiencing DVA through telephone contact, and/or meetings at the relevant practice To develop good working relationships and liaise with outside agencies when needed. This will include referral to colleagues within the specialist agency, to other specialist DVA services or other external agencies when appropriate Keep accurate records of all work done with or on behalf of clients and produce written reports as requested, including a monthly report of referrals from clinicians participating in the IRIS programme and the take up of these referrals advocacy including outputs and patient outcomes to contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the project. The Advocate Educator should have (full job description and job specification provided to successful applicant): At least two years' experience of working within the DVA sector In depth knowledge and understanding of the issues faced by survivors who have experienced DVA and/or sexual violence with specific knowledge of the effects on health The Advocate Educator will be a woman (Section 7 (2) (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act (1979)) Experience of risk assessment and support of survivors experiencing Domestic Violence, Abuse and Sexual Violence An ability to effectively communicate and establish relationships with survivors Has a degree level of education or equivalent experience Formal training in a range of DVA


Emma Hardman
Jubilee House
PR26 6TT

Contract value: 384103

Published: 18 Oct 2022, Receipt by: 8 Nov 2022