Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

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: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate
Job Ref: nia 91
Hours: 35 hours per week (including up to one evening a week and occasional Saturday mornings)
Salary: £26,000- £29,000 (dependent on qualification & experience)

The post is currently funded until March 2023 (extension likely).

The ISVA provides proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence who are engaging with the criminal justice system. You will work as part of a growing Feminist Rape Crisis service that is developing to meet the needs of women and girls. This post involves travel across East London, and a hybrid model of home and office working.

We’re looking for a highly organised and self-motivated woman who is passionate about ending violence against women. You’ll have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and girls. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minoritised women.

Closing Date: 10am, 6th, July 2022

Interview date: 15th July

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: 35 hours per week
Term: Currently funded until March 2023
Location: 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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