Women and Girls Network

Job title: Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Complex Needs) – Female Applicants Only

Closing Date: 12pm on Monday 5th March 2018

Organisation: Women and Girls Network (WGN)

Website: www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/jobs


Women and Girls Network (WGN) is recruiting for a highly motivated and experienced Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) for our West London Rape Crisis Service. The ISVA will provide high quality specialist support to women who have experienced recent or non-recent sexual violence and who have complex needs.

The ideal post holder will be experienced in working within a multi-agency framework to provide direct and dedicated advocacy support to women survivors of sexual violence, including experience of supporting survivors who report to the police. If you have the proven ability of supporting women to access the support and services they need and in making safe and informed choices within an empowering framework then we would like to hear from you.

The post is part of an innovative project funded by the Home Office and the Mayors Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). The project will pilot a new referral route into sexual violence services in London and enhance support for survivors who have complex needs. The post holder will support survivors in West London and work with other complex needs ISVAs in partner agencies across London to share best practice and learning.

WGN will provide regular clinical supervision as well as access to WGN’s on-going CPD programme and the opportunity to work in a leading multi-cultural feminist organisation.

WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, generous annual leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Scheme.

This post is based in Hammersmith & Fulham (working across West London and involving travel across London) 

Interviews will be held in the week commencing: 12th March 2018

Please note: Applicants who have not received a response to their application within 4 weeks of the closing date should assume their application has not been successful on this occasion.

All posts are subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS checks. 

WGN is an equal opportunities employer.

The above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1

Type: 2 year contract; 35 hours (full-time)
Salary: £28,000-£30,000
How to apply: Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/join-us/jobs to download an application pack. Completed applications should be emailed to humanresources@wgn.org.uk or posted (marked ‘private and confidential’ to Human Resources, WGN, PO Box 13095, London W14 0FE (ensuring they arrive by the deadline).