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Independent Sexual Violence Advocate

Location/Service: North London Rape Crisis (NLRC) based in Islington/K&C co-location

Job Reference No. SWA2683

Solace Women’s Aid works with women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We work in a holistic and empowering way enabling service users to live independent lives.

This Independent Sexual Violence Advisor role is part of the Angelou Partnership which is composed of 8 different specialist organisations. This element of the contract involves the three borough area (Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham). This contract provides a new range of services seeking to counteract Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) This includes supporting survivors of incidents of sexual violence, FGM, forced marriage, honour based violence and work with younger women.

This post is partly co-located with the Sapphire Unit and a local borough Children’s Centre.

We are looking for an experienced ISVA to join our existing NLRC team in Islington/K&C, working with survivors of sexual violence. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team to provide a pro-active crisis intervention and ongoing support service to female victims of recent and non-recent rape and sexual violence within and outside of the criminal justice system.

You will be required to have some knowledge of the pathway from reporting of incidents through to court as you will supporting pre-trial clients at court through the trial process and giving evidence.

Solace provides access to an excellent variety of training opportunities, striving to empower women within and outside of the organisation.

Previous applicants need not apply.


You will be on Solace’s salary band 4.1 Unqualified or 4.2 Qualified accordingly.

Qualified applicants (with an accredited VAWG /domestic abuse qualification) dependent on experience: £26k – £28.5k per annum

Unqualified applicants, dependent on experience: £24.5k – £25.5k per annum with the potential to gain a qualification and move to the qualified band.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

CONTRACT: Permanent

CLOSING DATE: 18th June 2018 (12noon)

INTERVIEW DATE: 27th or 29th June. Candidates will be notified of any revised dates.

Please have a look at our ISVA Job Description & Person Specification

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 18th June 2018. If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role

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