SARSVL was developed entirely by volunteers and we’ve provided a specialist telephone helpline service since April 2010.  After we secured a grant towards our further development from the Ministry of Justice we moved into our own premises in 2012 and recruited members of staff for the first time.  We are now seeking an experienced and committed woman to join SARSVL as a member of staff to support us in rolling out our development plan including the implementation of a range of new services.

Advocacy Co-ordinator

£27,323 per annum plus 5% pension contribution

35 hours per week

The main purpose of this role is to work closely with the SARSVL Board and Steering Group, within a multi-agency setting, to develop, implement and oversee a pro-active advocacy service to adult women who have experienced sexual violence within and outside of the criminal justice system. This will be achieved by the post holder recruiting, training and managing a group of advocacy volunteers as well as carrying a caseload herself as necessary and appropriate.

We have initial funding for 12 months, with a possibility to extend beyond this date dependent on funding and the satisfactory delivery of work.

The post will be located in Leeds city centre.

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: 5pm Tuesday 25th November 2014

Interviews:  Thursday 11th December 2014