East London Rape Crisis Counsellors

East London Rape Crisis Counsellors

East London Rape Crisis Counsellors

nia has been delivering services to women, girls and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence 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. The service is provided across Barking & Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Redbridge, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

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

We are seeking to recruit to the following posts:
Job Title: East London Rape Crisis Counsellors
Job Ref: nia 64
Hours: 7-35 hours a week (a range of hours available)
Salary: £28,500 starting salary to a maximum of £32,000 (Dependent on qualification and experience)

The posts are currently funded until March 2022, with an extension likely.

In the role of Counsellor, you will provide one to one counselling and/or group therapy to survivors of sexual violence. You will work as part of a growing feminist Rape Crisis service that is developing to meet the needs of women and girls.
We are looking for highly organised and self-motivated women who are passionate about ending violence against women, girls and children. You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children to be safer.

Closing Date: This is an open post. We invite all shortlisted candidates to interview once a month while the vacancy remains open.
Interview date: TBC

You can apply by:

  • Submitting your application via the online form below,
  • Emailing your completed application to: administrator@niaendingviolence.org.uk,
  • 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: 7-35 per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2022
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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