Join our staff team

Survivors’ Network aims to be inclusive of all people and their intersecting identities. We want to build a workforce that is reflective of our diverse society and provide services that are survivor centred and accessible for all.   

We want to work somewhere that gives us the freedom and flexibility to be ourselves, which recognises the great value in our differences, and supports us to succeed based on our individual strengths.  

As a community and a staff team, we know that this is not something that can be achieved overnight, but is rather an ongoing practice of reflection, learning and action. As part of this action, we particularly welcome applications from self-identifying women from communities that are currently underrepresented in our team and the sector more broadly, including those who are :    

  • over 45 years old   
  • disabled  
  • from Black, Asian and marginalised ethnic communities  
  • lesbian, bisexual and/or trans   


About us: 

Survivors’ Network is the Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex, with a 30-year history of delivering support to survivors of sexual violence and abuse and their families. We currently deliver specialist Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), outreach, therapeutic, helpline and groupwork services to people of all ages and genders across Sussex. 

Our vision: 

Uniting to confront sexual violence, abuse and harassment so that no one has to face the impacts alone 

Our mission: 

  • Delivering accessible, survivor-centred services across Sussex 
  • Empowering our communities to stand up against sexual violence, abuse and harassment through education, training and campaigning 
  • Demonstrating and advocating for intersectional feminist leadership 


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We are recruiting a Freelance Groupwork Co-Facilitator to join our busy Adult Therapeutic Services.

Successful applicants will need to be available to co-facilitate four therapeutic groups per year, each group running for 8-10 weeks, either online or in-person, in a total of 52 hours per group (this includes administrative tasks, preparing for groups, assessments, clinical supervision and service meetings). We deliver online Self-Compassion Groups and In-Person, Stabilisation, Psycho-education Groups. Fortnightly group supervision during group delivery is provided. Freelance Co-Facilitators will be required to attend monthly service meetings during group delivery.

Applicants will be professionally qualified, accredited by an appropriate regulatory body, a job offer to successful candidates will be conditional until all checks are completed. They will have a minimum of 350 hours post qualifying experience and extensive experience of working safely and effectively with trauma.

Hours: 52h total per group, including administrative tasks, group delivery, assessments, clinical supervision and service meetings)

Salary: £936 per group

Closing date for applications: Thursday 26th May 2022, 9am

Interviews: Wednesday 8th June 2022

Induction day: Tuesday 14th June (morning)

First group starting: Wednesday 22nd June, 6pm-8pm, in-person (central Brighton)

Contact us for more information:

For more information or to apply for this post please contact the Adult Therapeutic Services Manager Tania Barros on counselling@survivorsnetwork.org.uk

Survivors’ Network is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of our diverse community and applications from BME, LBTQ+ women are particularly encouraged.

Pledges and Commitments

The Halo Code

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Our workplace champions the right of staff to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro-textured hair is an important part of our Black employees’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance.

We celebrate Afro-textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.

In this workplace, we recognise and celebrate our colleagues’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employees ability to succeed.

Find out more about the Halo collective.