Counsellor (Self-Employed)

Counsellor (Self-Employed)

Counsellor (Self-Employed)

nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have been subjected to sexual and domestic violence and abuse, including prostitution, since 1975. The organisation has three main aims: to provide services for women, girls and children who have experienced men’s violence; contributing to ending male violence against women and girls, and to inform and influence policy and public awareness.

East London Rape Crisis provides free, confidential specialist support for women and girls who have been raped or experienced any other form of sexual violence or abuse at any time in their lives, regardless of whether or not they have reported to the police. We offer confidential and independent support. Services include advocacy, emotional and practical support, one-to-one counselling and group work.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:
Job Title: Counsellor (Self- Employed)
Job Ref: nia 85
Hours: 7-28 hours per week
Salary: £30 per hour

The post is currently funded until March 2023, with an extension possible.

As a self-employed counsellor with nia you will provide one to one counselling services to women, young women and/or girls who have been subjected to sexual violence. Counselling is delivered face to face, online and via the telephone, if you are only able to provide services in one of these mediums please contact us and we can discuss what’s possible.

Self-employed counsellors will be contracted to provide services to nia and will be responsible for their own tax and insurance

We are looking for women who have experience of working therapeutically with survivors, and who have a demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and girls.

Closing Date: 10am, 31st May 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed, interviews held on an on-going basis

You can apply by:

  • Submitting your application via the online form below,
  • Emailing your completed application to:,
  • Posting your application in a sealed envelope marked “Private & Confidential” to Rachel Evans, nia, P.O Box 58203, London, N1 3XP.
CVs will not be accepted
We select candidates for interview by comparing the experience, skills and attributes that you demonstrate to those we have identified in the person specification in the job profile. We also want women who show that they have thought seriously about what we’re looking for in the potential post-holder and the commitment that we required. Therefore, we will not be able to shortlist you on the basis of a C.V.
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.

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Hours: 7-28 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2023
Location: Across East London

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Our quality marks

Rape Crisis national service standards - Rape Crisis professionally approved
Advice Quality Standard
Safe Lives Leading Lights 2019 accreditation
Women's Aid national standard of quality 2018
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