Learning Disability Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Friday, 2 July, 2021 - 17:00
Salary Scale
Pro Rata
Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre (Darlington and County Durham)

Are you passionate about supporting survivors and ensuring they get the emotional and practical support they need? We are the Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, Darlington and Country Durham (RSACC). We have a new part time vacancies for candidates with the skills and experience to help us grow our Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Team and provide specialist support to survivors with learning disabilities and learning difficulties. 

Our mission is to end rape and sexual violence in Darlington and Country Durham by supporting and empowering women and girls. We a looking for a dynamic individual with experience of providing empathetic and high quality support to survivors and an understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities, that wants to bring this to a small local charity and join us in working to end rape and sexual violence in Darlington and County Durham.

RSACC was established in 1990 and now supports over 750 survivors each year. We offer free, safe support to survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Our ISVA service provides emotional and practical support to survivors, many of whom are going through the criminal justice system. We have an exciting opportunity to add a specialist role to the team that will provide specialist support to people with learning disabilities or learning difficulties and work to ensure any barrier these survivors may experience in accessing support are overcome.

The roles will report to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and sit within a team of 6 existing ISVAs. The team support survivors across Darlington and County Durham and will be based between our offices in Darlington and Durham, with some element of home working. The post is initially funded until March 2023, with the intention to extend subject to funding and satisfactory delivery of objectives. 

Salary - £26,999 - £28,785 pro rata   

Part time - 30 hours per week       

Full job description, person specification and application can be found on our website or requested by contacting recruitment@rsacc-thecentre.org.uk. All completed applications must be emailed to recruitment@rsacc-thecentre.org.uk by the closing date. 

Closing date for applications: 2nd July

Interviews: 15th and 16th July

‘RSACC offers services to women and girls, who have experienced sexual violence, within a women-only safe space. It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 for these posts to be filled only by people who identify as women. RSACC is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the organisation’

Additional Reference Sexual Discrimination Act 1975 section 7 (ii); amended in 1998 and 2008; Schedule 9 Part 1 of the qualities Act 2010.