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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 roles

Senior Counsellor

Salary: £25,463  pro-rata & 2% pension contribution where applicable.

Hours Of Work: 13 hours per week, Thursday 2.45-9.00pm and Friday 2.45-9.00pm

This post is ongoing but, like all charitable posts, is subject to us securing additional funding in the future.

Your role will involve supporting a small team of counsellors to support survivors of sexual violence, working closely with the Counselling Service Team Leaders and other Senior Counsellors to ensure fluid service delivery. You will manage waiting lists, targets and contracted outputs. You will be a safeguarding officer and provide an on- call service to counsellors during your hours of work. You will provide face to face counselling and needs assessments among other duties.

Closing Date Sunday 17th February, 5pm.

    To apply for this opportunity, please read the job description and person specification and complete the application form, and return to info@rsvporg.co.uk. If you would like to discuss this vacancy, call 0121 643 0301 and speak with Anjella Darcy, Head of Counselling and Wellbeing Services.

    Senior Counsellor job description

    Senior Counsellor application form

    Unpaid roles

     

    Volunteers

    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-other-volunteer-roles

    There is no closing date for these vacancies. Please complete and return the application form (marking for the attention of Lisa Thompson, CEO) to: info@rsvporg.co.uk

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

    If you have any questions about these fabulous volunteer opportunities please email: info@rsvporg.co.uk and mark for the attention of Lisa Thompson, CEO.

     

    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.

    Training is run twice a year and our next recruitment will likely take place in early 2019. All applications received will be held on file and applicants contacted for interview when the next training dates have been organised.

    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.

    There is no closing date for this vacancy. Please complete and return the application form to: info@rsvporg.co.uk

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