Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) – £17,091 p.a. (actual) 21 hours per week

The primary purpose of this role is to deliver a pro-active SARSVL ISVA service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence within, and outside of the criminal justice system. The service is dynamic and responsive to service users and the external environment. It has not only developed but has also grown, going from strength to strength and is now in an exciting new phase.

Working in close partnership with West Yorkshire Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, Witness Services, Witness Care and local and national third sector organisations, we work to a feminist empowerment model within a multi-agency context. The post holder will need a formal ISVA qualification or be close to completing one as well as have experience of working as an ISVA or working with women within the Criminal Justice system.

Counsellor (2 posts) – £5,697 p.a. (actual) 7 hours per week

SARSVL are recruiting two Counsellors with a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying counselling practice. Each Counsellor must have a qualification in counselling or psychotherapy at diploma level or above.

These two Counsellors will work with our Senior Counsellor to deliver a counselling service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence. Each Counsellor will hold a caseload of 4-5 clients with a mixture of short term 4-8 sessions and 20 sessions work. They will also complete risk and needs assessments for referrals.

Fundraising Co-ordinator£11,394 p.a. (actual) 14 hours per week

The post holder will oversee SARSVL’s fundraising activities and strategy. The primary purpose of the role being to generate income for the implementation of SARSVL’s current services, operations and new developments in line with SARSVL’s business plan. The main source of fundraising at SARSVL is still through a variety of grant applications which would be a priority focus for this post to ensure sustainability and growth of services moving forward. Working with the Communications Co-ordinator we would also expect the post holder to explore local commissioning and tendering opportunities.

In addition to this we have made a good start and done a lot of groundwork over the last year in order to set up a lot of policies, register with the Fundraising regulator and build external contacts to help us generate income in other ways.

For an application pack for any of the above posts please e-mail clearly stating the post you are interested in.


Women-only (EA 2010 9 (1))

Deadline: 12 noon 21st March 2018 for all posts