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Jobs & Opportunties

Helpline Coordinator

Salary: £24,000 – £26,000
Contract: Permanent
Location: Opportunity for Hybrid working although required to attend TST’s office in Rugby for bi-monthly meetings and other key occasions.
Description:

We’re looking for an empathic and energetic Helpline Co-ordinator to join the Helpline Management Team.  You’ll be working closely with our Helpline Supervisor and Helpline ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor), co-ordinating the smooth running of all aspects of TST’s Helpline service supporting survivors of rape, sexual abuse, harassment and bullying.

You will also provide administrative, practical and emotional support for TST’s survivor forum meetings.  Experience of supporting group sessions will be an advantage.

You will ideally have a background in recruiting, training and supporting volunteers.  Effective communication skills, both written and spoken, are essential and you will be able to work sensitively and confidently with difficult topics.

You will be responsible for supporting and attending internal meetings, co-ordinating rotas and supporting the Helpline and Call Handlers during opening hours.

You will maintain accurate records and part of your role will include gathering statistics for monitoring and reporting processes.

You will ideally have previous experience of working on a helpline and/or working in the voluntary sector, but please don’t be put off from applying if you don’t meet all requirements.  The right candidate will be an effective communicator in a friendly and professional manner, with excellent IT skills and a passion to support survivors.

 

Closing date:                Monday, 2nd August 2024 midday.  We reserve the right to close this position early if we find a suitable applicant, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Interview date:          Friday, 9th August 2024

Second interview:    Friday, 16th August 2024 – with presentation at TST’s offices in Rugby

 

RASASC Guildford

Counselling Coordinator

Salary: £26,000
Contract: Full-Time
Location: Guildford
Description:

RASASC Guildford are looking for a full time Counselling Coordinator to support our counselling team.

This is a varied and exciting role. You will be responsible for the administration and coordination of our counselling service, liaising with clients, answering the door and greeting clients, booking assessments and supporting the Clinical Lead and the counselling service as a whole.

We’re looking for someone with a can-do approach who can think on their feet. If you are a warm, non-judgemental all-rounder with an excellent understanding of counselling services and the impact of sexual harm, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please complete both the application and equal opportunities forms and return them to liz@rasasc-guildford.org by the closing date of Sunday 4th August.

 

Training Administrator

Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 per year
Contract: Ongoing
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
Description:

We’re looking for a keen and motivated Training Administrator to join our small, friendly team at our head office in Rugby.  You’ll be working closely with our Training Manager and ISVA  (Independent Sexual Violence Advisor) Training Project Manager, facilitating the smooth delivery of workshops, events and meetings, advertising and promoting training workshops and preparing training delivery and feedback reports.  The Survivors Trust provides a range of workshops and training opportunities for professionals working with victims and survivors of sexual violence and sexual abuse.

You will provide high level administrative support for the Training Manager and ISVA Training Project Manager, overseeing training bookings and maintaining a database of trainees on our CRM (Beacon).  You will be responsible for collecting and collating feedback from training attendees and preparing reports to support training delivery.  Working in collaboration with the Training Team you will support the advertising and marketing of training opportunities including updating relevant website content.

You will also maintain accurate records of training and project delivery, including budgets and impact measures data for both internal and external stakeholders.  Part of your role will include gathering statistics for monitoring and reporting processes.

You will ideally have previous experience of administration in a training setting and/or working in the voluntary sector but please don’t be put off applying if you don’t meet all requirements.  The right candidate will be an effective communcator in a friendly and professional manner, with excellent IT skills including CRM and LMS.

You will be required to complete DBS clearance to work at The Survivors Trust.

Hours – full time, 35 hours per week.  Job share would be considered.  Hours are flexible.

Annual leave and benefits:

– 28 days leave not including bank holidays

– Pension scheme with employer contributions of 6%

– 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme

– In-house training provided

Closing date:  22nd July 2024

Interview date:  30th July 2024

About The Survivors Trust

The Survivors Trust is a UK-wide membership organisation for specialist voluntary sector rape and sexual abuse support services.   Our vision is for a society where services for survivors are trauma-informed and accessible according to need.  Survivors and their partners, parents, families and supporters have a right to support and justice can access the right service for them at the right time, free of charge, and according to need.

We have over 120 member organisations in the UK and Ireland providing counselling, emotional support and advocacy for women, men, young people and children who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse/exploitation at any time in their lives.

We support our member agencies by providing a wide range of infrastructure support including regional meetings, networking events, specialist forums and workshops and representing our member agencies in national meetings.  We provide accredited training for Independent Sexual Violence Advisors and bespoke training and workshops for professionals and organisations.  We run a national helpline for anyone who has been affected by sexual violence in any way.

SARSAS

Student Placement Counsellors

Location: Bristol or Taunton
Description:

We are pleased to announce that we now have placements available to counselling and psychotherapy students in Bristol and Taunton starting in September 2024!

We are looking for  counselling or psychotherapy students  in their second or third year of training on a course accredited by a professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), or other recognised professional body. (See attachments for full details).

As an organisation we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from everyone. You must have a professional and empathic approach to your work, as well as passion and enthusiasm for working with SARSAS clients.

 

Closing date: 29/07/2024

SARSAS

Trustees - Voluntary roles

Salary: voluntary (expenses paid)
Description:

We have an exciting opportunity to join this thriving and dynamic organisation as Trustees.

At SARSAS we provide support for people affected by rape or any kind of sexual assault or abuse at any time in their lives. Listening, believing and supporting them through provided vital support to people of all genders through our Helpline, counselling, group work and specialist support services.

We believe that a world without sexual violence is possible. We campaign for people affected by sexual violence because everyone deserves to live free from abuse and its impact. We are unflinching in our commitment to calling for change, in raising awareness, and in our drive for all voices to be heard. We challenge misconceptions about sexual violence and abuse through training and campaigning. We lobby both locally and nationally to promote the needs of survivors.

We need your support!

We are currently looking to recruit three exciting and crucial roles on our board

  1. Chair of Trustees
  2. Treasurer
  3. Trustees with a background and expertise in Human Resources and/or Law.

We are looking for a people who can offer energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to join our volunteer Board of Trustees at SARSAS. You will be joining an active board, helping shape our strategic vision and direction.

If you are committed, passionate, and determined, we would love to hear from you. We will provide all the training and support you might need to be an amazing trustee.

It matters to us that our Trustees reflect the incredibly diverse communities we serve, and we are actively seeking younger women, women from Black, Asian and minoritised communities and women with a disability for these voluntary roles. We value lived experience of sexual violence within our staff, volunteers and trustees.

Time commitment

  • (up to 10 x 2.5 hour meetings per year plus some email contact)

How to apply

Closing date for applications is Midnight on Wednesday 17th July 2024.

Interviews will be held on 25th July. Please ensure you are available for an interview on this date.

For more information and to download an application pack, go to our website: https://www.sarsas.org.uk/get-involved/recruitment/

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@sarsas.org.uk or ring our Bristol office on 0117 929 9556 and speak to Laura Fitzgerald, HR Admin

CARA

Adult Practitioner

Salary: £30,151 – £32,020 per annum pro-rata.
Contract: 21 – 28 hours per week. This will be a one-year fixed term contract in the first instance, but we hope to secure funding to extend.
Location: To work flexibly at CARA premises across mid and north Essex, in the first instance covering Clacton and Colchester to meet demand but this may change to cover areas including Braintree, Chelmsford, Clacton, Colchester and Dunmow. The post may also involve some remote working, if a suitable home working environment is available.
Description:

We are looking for an Adult Practitioner to join our team to provide specialist counselling and support to adults who have experienced rape, sexual violence or sexual abuse. The role includes mentoring sessional counsellors and activities to raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence amongst agencies and the wider community.

Application closing dateas soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications and shortlisting candidates to interview as applications are received.

This post is restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

BSARCS: Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Services

Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)

Salary: £27,618 per annum initially, rising to £28,489, pay rise pending
Contract: 37 hours per week
Description:

We are looking to recruit to our existing team of advocates; the successful applicant will provide a high quality advocacy and support service to our clients who, having experienced sexual violence in their childhood and/ or adult lives, may be accessing the criminal justice system.

 

The post is subject to a DBS check and Police vetting.

For further information and to apply click here or email recruitment@bsarcs.org for an application pack. CVs will not be accepted.

 

 

Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes (SAASSBMK)

Therapeutic Services Support Worker

Salary: £27,000.00 – £32,000.00 pro rata depending on qualification and experience
Contract: Permanent: 28 hours per week (part time)
Location: Based across our offices (Aylesbury and Milton Keynes) with occasional home working
Description:

Purpose: To conduct clinical assessments with adult survivors of sexual or domestic abuse of all genders who are seeking therapeutic support, including risk assessment and smooth internal and external referral to appropriate support services. To manage the waiting lists for therapeutic services, appropriately allocate survivors to workers and coordinate the delivery of telephone emotional support calls. In addition, the postholder will support the Therapeutic team in the ongoing training and development of volunteers.

This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and open to women only. (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1). We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people, and LGBTQI+ people. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please do get in touch by phone (01296 392468) or email (recruitment@saassbmk.org.uk).

 

One in Four

Opportunities to become a Trustee

Description:

We are a dedicated team of experts, counsellors and trainees with over 2 decades knowledge, experience and expertise specialising in the long-term recovery of adults and children who have a lived experience and survived sexual abuse and violence.

One in Four is active in supporting the post-traumatic recovery of survivors by providing counselling, supporting them through the criminal justice system and in improving the professional and public understanding of how sexual abuse impacts lives through prevention for young people in schools and training and resources for professionals working with survivors.

We are seeking a friendly and trustworthy volunteer to manage our reception desk and help with admin and communication tasks for one day a week at our service in Bellingham.

We’re looking for someone with good written and numeracy skills who enjoys working in a people facing role. Good ICT skills are helpful, along with an interest in data administration and project management. Understanding the importance of data protection and handling confidential information discreetly and securely is a must. We’d like to recruit someone who can commit to a minimum of 6 months in the role, with a probationary period of one month.

One in Four

Volunteer Counsellor

Description:

One in Four is a charity which provides specialist and restorative therapeutic services for people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and/or sexual violence.

One in Four offers a range of excellent training and career advancement opportunities as well as high quality support and supervision for placement students. One in Four is committed to working hand in hand with training institutions to ensure a positive placement experience.

We advocate that our volunteers are able to make a 24 months commitment to the client work as we offer two year contracts to clients. This affords clients time and space to reflect, and gain meaning and develop new resources for their lives. Volunteers need to be aware that clients’ material can often be graphic and detailed, therefore emotional, and personal resilience are key qualities needed in the role.