Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Peripatetic Worker

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We have the following opportunity for a motivated and committed woman* to join our Horizon team:

  • Covering areas across Gwent
  • £23,135 per annum, pro rata
  • 30hrs per week
  • 2-year fixed-term contract

Cyfannol Women’s Aid’s Gwent-wide Horizon Sexual Violence Services offer gender-responsive support, counselling and advocacy to women, men and children who have been victims of rape, sexual violence, abuse and/or exploitation.

The Independent Sexual Violence Advisor provides a proactive service to women, men and children/young people who have experienced sexual violence and abuse, delivering specialist sexual violence support to people living in the community and in Cyfannol Women’s Aid refuges. This new ISVA role has been developed to expand Horizon’s ISVA service in response to demand across Gwent.

The post-holder will provide personalised support based on individual needs, with an emphasis on informed choice. This can include face-to-face or telephone support, providing in-depth information about the legal process and rights, supporting individuals to access other agencies and/or the CJS, and acting as an advocate on behalf of those using the service, encouraging and supporting self-advocacy as appropriate. Horizon’s ISVA service is available to all survivors, whether they choose to report or not.

We are looking for a positive, self-motivated woman* who enjoys building relationships and thrives in a busy and evolving environment. As well as possessing a sound knowledge and understanding of sexual violence and its impact, you must have experience of providing direct support to vulnerable survivors, individual support planning, dealing with crisis situations and carrying out initial needs and risk/safety assessments.

Where applicants are not ISVA or IDSVA qualified, a commitment to attend ISVA training is essential.

As the Horizon project enters a period of growth and development, it’s an exciting time to join our team. This is a great opportunity to achieve job satisfaction and make a difference to people across Gwent who have been affected by sexual violence.

*The above role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. Registered Charity No: 1045890 – open to female applicants only.

A disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for all posts.

To Apply:

Please refer to the application pack documents below, ensuring you read the application guidance, job description and person specification thoroughly:

Application pack:

Please send your completed Application Form A (or a CV), plus Application Form B and your equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to: Recruitment@cyfannol.org.uk or the postal address in the application guidance.

Closing date: 30th July 2020 at 12noon

If you would like to discuss the post, please contact Sally Howells: sallyhowells@cyfannol.org.uk