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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) - Maternity Cover

We are recruiting for a new Adult ISVA to join our team.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor – Maternity cover backfill anticipated to be 12 months fixed term contract from December 2023

The ISVA’s role is to provide emotional support, information and practical advocacy support to adult survivors of sexual violence (of any gender) through primarily the criminal justice process. They will provide a safe and trauma informed response to their clients, ensuring that they understand their rights and the options open to them. Though their support is principally focused on the criminal justice system, ISVAs will link clients in with additional support from other agencies to ensure that all their identified support needs are met.

A combination of home-based working, working from our offices in Brighton and/or Eastbourne, and across Sussex in community or partnership settings, e.g. Police station.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to self-identifying women applicants only, as being a woman is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

We recognise the positive value of diversity, promoting equity and celebrating inclusion.

Hours: Full time (37 hours a week)

SALARY: £28,862- £30,772

Closing date for applications is 9am on the 21st November 2023

Interviews will be held on the 28th or 29th of November 2023

Please find attached:

· Application form

· Equality form

· JD and Person Specification

Please complete the application form and equality form by email to admin@survivorsnetwork.org.uk. We do not accept CVs.

Contact us:

For more information or an informal chat about this post please contact the service manager Julia at julia.gray@survivorsnetwork.org.uk

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

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