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RSVP is an award winning, long established and well respected specialist charity supporting children and adults of all genders following rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We are a vibrant, growing organisation. We believe survivors. We are bold and will go the extra mile to support survivors. We are big hearted, showing the empathy that survivors deserve and need. If you fit these values then we would love to hear from you!

Paid vacancies

Job Title

    Specialist Trainer in Sexual Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Coercion



£23,836 pro rata (£12,545 for a 20 hour part time week)


20 hours per week


Fixed Term Contract, funding only up until end of August 2020

Responsible to

RSVP Chief Executive

We are looking for an experienced trainer to deliver education and awareness-raising work on sexual violence, abuse, exploitation and coercion. The successful candidate will design and deliver interactive training sessions and programmes to professionals working in and alongside Umbrella Sexual Health services. Training will focus on the impact of trauma, barriers to disclosure, grooming, power and control, the sex and gender-based nature of sexual offenses and the role of Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs).

To apply, please read the job description in full and complete the application form and return it to by 5pm on Thursday 12th September.

Application Form

Specialist trainer job description


We always welcome volunteers in a variety of roles and as well as our counselling and helpline volunteer opportunities we are open to volunteers  assisting us with:

– Fundraising- could you set up a ‘RSVP Fundraising Friends’ group at your school, college, University, workplace or community to organise?

– Social media tasks- could you assist us to create and post engaging content on social media to raise awareness of RSVP and the impact of sexual trauma?

–  Writing blogs- could you write short blogs for our website to help us highlight our work and increase awareness about sexual abuse?

– Administration – could you spare some time to complete filing, improve the organisation within RSVP and help us develop a stock and control system for stationery and publicity material?

– Anything else- if you have a way you’d like to assist that isn’t mentioned above then please get in touch and we’d be pleased to discuss it with you.

Application for volunteer roles

There is no closing date for these vacancies. Please complete and return the application form to:

If you believe survivors and deliver bold and big-hearted support, we would love to hear from you!


Helpline Volunteers

The helpline is an essential service to provide support to telephone helpline callers. The helpline is operated by fully trained volunteers who work a weekly 3 hour shift and we ask that all volunteers commit for at least 6 months. The helpline is open 7 days a week.

The key tasks for this role include active listening and non-judgemental support to provide emotional support and promote RSVP’s services, signpost to other relevant agencies and keep confidentiality in line with RSVP’s policies and procedures.

The qualities we are looking for in an applicant include a non-judgemental and empathic approach with good boundaries around confidentiality and time keeping. Someone who is emotionally resilient and has excellent telephone and verbal skills as well as the ability to record information accurately is essential.

Training will be provided and successful applicants will need to complete five full days before they can begin to support survivors on the helpline.


The next scheduled training will run on the following dates:

Wednesday 4th September 10am-4pm

Wednesday 11th September 10am-4pm

Wednesday 18th September 10am-4pm

Wednesday 25th September 10am-4pm

Wednesday 2nd October 10am-4pm


Role Description for Helpline Volunteer

Helpline application form

Please download and read the documents above.

Contact Mark Sisterson, Helpline Team Leader, on 0121 643 0301 option 1 if you have any queries.

Applications for the September training need to be received no later than Wednesday 21st August. Please complete and return the application form to:

If you believe survivors and deliver bold and big-hearted support, we would love to hear from you!

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