Sexual Violence Advocate

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
£25883 - £28725 per annum
Posted
11 Sep 2019
Closes
29 Sep 2019
Ref
89037
Contact
Candidate Services
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Sexual Violence Advocate

Our client is the UK’s largest provider of specialist services for victims of all forms of gender-based violence (domestic, sexual, so called ‘honour’ violence, trafficking, prostitution, forced marriage, stalking and FGM). Every day they support over 6,500 women and children in their national network of services. These include Independent Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Advocacy services (IDVAs / ISVAs and IGVAs), community outreach, specialist refuge accommodation, sanctuary services and culturally specific services and the Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline (run in partnership between our client and Women’s Aid).

They advise Government and lobby hard to keep violence against women and girls high on the public agenda. They run award-winning prevention and public education campaigns, managing a busy press office and website, and they are an accredited training provider. They give a voice to the voiceless.

Position: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate
Location: Thames Valley (Oxfordshire & Berkshire)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:30pm
Salary: £25,883 to £28,725 per year
Benefits: Competitive salary offering annual progression within points of the salary grade, 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days, pension scheme with People’s pension that includes a 6% Employer contribution, comprehensive EAP

Closing date: 29 September 2019
Interview date: 7 October 2019

About the role:

Our client is recruiting a young person’s sexual violence advocate, working with 18-25-year-old women and men across the Thames Valley with a special focus on reaching out to and supporting the most vulnerable and marginalised.

You will manage a caseload of clients advocating on their behalf in a multi-agency setting, ensuring that all victims of sexual violence and their children may access and navigate the criminal and civil justice systems, health services, housing, and education.

About you:

If you are passionate about ensuring access to justice for victims of sexual violence; assertive; accurate; confident in challenging senior professionals; with a robust understanding of how to best support victims of sexual violence whilst maintaining professional boundaries at all times, then we want to hear from you.

Other information:

All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the feminist values of empowerment and equality, which underpin all our work. Successful applicants will be expected to work within our client’s Values and Behaviour Framework and demonstrate these in their everyday work.

They are proud to be a leader in its field and an employer of choice with leading edge systems for supervision, quality management and development. They offer the first Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) accredited qualification for their profession.

As an ever-expanding charity they are also able to provide career development opportunities including advancements into management roles across our range of services.

An enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be required for this role.

Our client is committed to quality, equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. This post however is restricted to women due to the nature of the role. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

No agencies please - as a charity they work hard to keep thier costs down

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, Advocacy, Community Outreach Worker, Outreach Worker, Charity, Not for Profit, Third Sector, Support Worker, Mental Health, Voluntary Sector, Inclusion, Community Development, Social Worker, Charities, Community Engagement, Social Care, etc

Ref: 89037

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