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We are recruiting: Counsellor (12 month maternity cover)

SARSVL is recruiting for a 12 month maternity cover Counsellor post with a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying counselling practice. Candidates must have a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy at diploma level or above. This counsellor will work with our Senior Counsellor to deliver a counselling service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence

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We are recruiting: SARSVL Freelance Business Planning Professional

SARSVL is nearing the end of our current 5-year business plan and we are now looking for an experienced consultant to support us with the development of our next 5-year business plan over Autumn 2020. The consultant will work with volunteers, staff, trustees and service users to develop this new Business Plan in an objective,

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SARSVL Helpline Volunteer Recruitment

Being a Helpline Volunteer at SARSVL gives you the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of women and girls affected by sexual violence and rape. It’s also a good opportunity to meet new people, learn about the Rape Crisis movement and develop within a feminist organisation. The SARSVL Helpline is made up

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Trustee Recruitment

Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) is looking for some new women to join our Board of Trustees at this exciting time in our development. SARSVL is the professionally approved Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds, supporting women and girls whose lives have been affected by child sexual abuse, rape and all forms of

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Advocacy Service: Now Accepting New Referrals

The SARSVL Advocacy Service has recently reopened their referrals so that women and girls over the age of 16 can be referred in to access their support. The Advocacy Service provides information and emotional and practical support to women and girls over 16 who have made a report of rape or sexual violence to the

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Remembering Srebrenica

Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2020 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, in which over 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the worst atrocity on European soil since the Second World War, simply because of their religious identity. As an organisation that works with survivors of sexual violence, we

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We are Recruiting: Office Coordinator

Full time (35 hours), £22,462 per annum (women-only to apply for this role) We are looking for an Office Coordinator to join our dynamic team of women working to support women and girls who are survivors of rape and sexual violence as the Rape Crisis Centre for Leeds. This is a varied role for a

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Loughborough University: Survey for Survivors

Academic Dr Olivia Smith from Loughborough University has created a survey for survivors, in order to understand  survivors’ decisions about engaging with the criminal justice system. She has said: “We are doing this research to better understand what support should be offered to survivors like you, and when these should be offered. Our aim is

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We are Recruiting: Senior Counsellor EXTENDED DEADLINE

Senior Counsellor: 35 hours a week (full time), £31,371 per annum (SCP28) We are looking for a Senior Counsellor to manage and deliver our proactive Counselling service to meet the needs of adult women who have experienced rape and sexual abuse. SARSVL’s Counselling Service was added to our existing range of support services (Helpline and

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SARSVL COVID-19 Update: Office Closure

In light of the government’s ongoing advice that people should work at home where possible and deploy sensible social distancing measures, the SARSVL office remains closed to ensure the health and safety of all of our staff, trustees, volunteers and service users. SARSVL continues to provide services on a remote basis where this is possible.

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