Independent Sexual Violence Advocates

Independent Sexual Violence Advocates

Independent Sexual Violence Advocates

nia provides a wide range of services for women and children who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. 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 seeking to recruit to the following posts:

Job Title: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate x 2 posts
Job Ref: nia 50
Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 (dependent on qualification & experience)

Job Title: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Multiple Disadvantaged) 
Job Ref: nia 51
Hours: Full time: 35 hours per week
Salary: £26,000 – £29,000 (dependent on qualification & experience)

These posts are funded until March 2022 (with a possibility of extension). It is our policy to try to offer staff alternative posts in the organisation if funding for the post they are filling ends.

The ISVA provides proactive support and advocacy service to female survivors of sexual violence who are engaging with the criminal justice system. The service works across East London.

The work of the 3 posts will be very similar, however the multiple disadvantaged ISVA will work with a smaller number of more ‘complex’ cases.

We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minoritised women. In addition, in recognition of the diversity of languages spoken across East London, we are seeking applications from women who can speak any of the following languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu or Polish.

You will be a highly organised and self-motivated feminist who is passionate about ending male violence against women and girls. You will have a ‘can-do’ approach and demonstrable commitment to nia’s feminist approach to supporting women and their children

Closing Date: 10am, 18th October 2021
Interview dates: 25th – 27th October 2021

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: 35 hours / week
Term: Currently funded until March 2022
Location: Across East London

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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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