current vacancies

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate x 2

key objectives:

East London Rape Crisis Service provides free, confidential specialist help for women and girls who have experienced any form of sexual violence. The service is for women of all ages and girls over 12, whatever the assault and whenever it occurred.

nia is an approved member of Rape Crisis England and Wales, an umbrella organisation supporting Rape Crisis Centres across the country. Rape Crisis is completely independent of the government and the criminal justice system.

There are two positions currently being advertised. One position will focus on Newham. The second position will work across six East London Boroughs, namely, Barking & Dagenham, Hackney & City, Havering, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. These posts are currently funded until March 2019; an extension is possible.

When completing your application, please indicate which position you are interested in or if you would like to be considered for both.

Job Ref:
18/28 – ISVA- covering 6 East London Boroughs
18/29 ISVA- based in Newham

The ISVA provides proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence in and outside of the criminal justice system, across. In recognition of the diversity of languages spoken across East London we particularly welcome applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu or Polish.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applications can be returned via email to or by post in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.

The post is subject to an enhanced vetting and barring check and open to women only. Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR), Schedule 9 (Work; Exceptions), Part 1 (Occupational Requirements), of the Equality Act (2010) applies.

salary : £24,000-£27,500 (inclusive of London weighting and dependant on qualification)

closing date for applications : 12 November 2018

Interview date23 November 2018

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate