Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women)

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women)

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women)

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.

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

We are delighted to have received funding from Comic Relief to deliver a Black and Minoritised Women Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy service. This post will be based within our Huggett Women’s Centre in Dagenham and will be co-located within the East London Rape Crisis Service.

We are seeking to recruit to the following post:

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black and Minoritised Women and Girls)

Salary: £25,000-£28,500 (Dependant on qualification and experience)
Full time: 35 hours per week
Term: Funded until December 2021

The ISVA will provide proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence in and outside of the criminal justice system. She will run drop ins/groups for Black and Minoritised (BME) Victim-Survivors in Dagenham. The ISVA will provide a service that is sensitive to the additional barriers, stigma and discrimination that BME women experience

The ISVA must be a woman from a black or minoritised ethnic background.

Closing Date: 10am, 11th June 2020
Interview date: 18th June 2020

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 is open to Black 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: Funded until December 2021
Location: Dagenham

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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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