Location: Office base Islington travel, will be required across London.
Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /ISVA qualification) dependent on experience: 27k-29k per annum.
Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £26k-£27k per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Vacancy Reference: SWA3171
Closing Date: 11TH October 2021
Interview Date: Week Commencing 18th October 2021
Solace Women’s Aid is an innovative, exciting, grassroots charity working across London. Our purpose is to bring to end the harm done through domestic and sexual violence to all survivors, and in particular women and children. Our work is holistic and empowering, working alongside survivors to achieve independent lives free from abuse.
You will be joining a team of committed and inspiring individuals whose dedication has saved the lives of thousands of women, men and children in the capital. We are looking for friendly and diligent individuals to join our services and help us make a difference.
About the Service
North London Rape Crisis offers range of services to women age 13 + who are experiencing or have experienced any form of sexual violence in their lives. We offer a safe and non-judgmental space to women living, working or studying across London boroughs of Westminster & Kensington and Chelsea.
Our expert team provides helpline support, advocacy (ISVA) support including specialised ISVA for women with complex needs. We also provide one to one and group counselling to survivors as well as short term one to one counselling support to survivor’s family and friends. It is an inclusive service and support all ages, disabilities, sexualities, gender identities including non-binary, ethnicities and religions.
The service will be open 9.00am to 5.00 pm however, appointments can be arranged outside of these if required.
About the Role
The role of Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) is with the Rape Crisis service in North London. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide a pro-active crisis intervention and ongoing support service to women survivors of sexual violence including recent and non-recent rape and within and outside of the criminal justice system.
Preference will be given to an accredited Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)
The ideal candidate will have completed ISVA training and have experience of supporting women affected by sexual violence. You will have a clear understanding of the effects of and issues facing women who have experienced sexual violence, as well as understanding of the Criminal Justice System. You will be able to communicate with people from a range of backgrounds and create good working relationship with service users as well as partner agencies.
In return, we offer great employee benefits including three per cent employer pension contribution, generous holiday entitlement and a focus on learning and development.