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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

Children and Young People’s Counsellors 

Hours: Negotiable.

Salary:          £25,481 pro rata plus 3% pension contribution where appropriate

RSVP are recruiting Children and Young People’s Counsellors to offer therapeutic support to children and young people aged 5 to 17 years of age, of both sexes and all genders. You will need experience of working with children of all ages and an understanding of attachment issues and trauma work.

To apply, please read all of the below documents, complete the application form and return to Fran Ford Please note there is no closing date, recruitment will remain open until hours are filled.

 Job description and person specification

Application form


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 join our ‘Fundraising Friends’ group and help us to raise vital funds? Could you organise your own fundraising event, like a sponsored run or bake sale?

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 form

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-judgmental 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-judgmental 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.

Our next training will be held online and will be 5 consecutive Wednesday’s from March 17th to April 14th. The training days at 10am – 4pm. Applications are accepted at any time.

To apply: please download and read the role description and application form. Send completed application forms to:

Role Description for Helpline Volunteer

Helpline application form

If you have any queries, please contact Mark Sisterson, Helpline Team Leader, on

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