Closing date Friday 6th May, 12 noon.

Support After Rape & Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) is the professionally recognised Rape Crisis organisation for Leeds, providing independent, confidential support services to women and girls whose lives have been affected by sexual violence of any kind at any time. Our aims include raising awareness and understanding of sexual violence and reflecting the community we serve by encompassing the diversity of women and girls in Leeds.

Set up in 2009, SARSVL is a developing, volunteer-led organisation with a small paid staff team. We are now seeking an experienced and committed woman or women to join us in a new role designed to enable the development and delivery of our next service, specialist counselling.

Counselling Co-ordinator

£27,924 per annum plus 5% pension contribution
35 hours per week OR 2x job share posts at 18.5 hours per week (salary pro rata)

The main purpose of this role is to lead and manage the new counselling service and ensure effective operational delivery that meets the needs of SARSVL clients. This will include the post-holder supporting and overseeing volunteer counsellors and carrying a small counselling caseload of her own clients.

This role is offered on a fixed term basis to 31st March 2018, with the possibility of extension beyond this date dependent on funding.

The post will be located in Leeds city centre, and the post-holder will be expected to work core office hours with some evening and weekend working, to support our volunteers, to be agreed.

SARSVL offers services to women and girls who’ve experienced sexual violence within a women-only safe space.  It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) for this post to be filled only by a woman.

SARSVL is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the organisation.

For an application pack, please e-mail 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 6th May 2016

Interviews: Tuesday 24th May 2016