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RSVP is an award winning, long established and well respected specialist charity. We support 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 about these  opportunities.

Paid roles

Children’s counsellor

Hours –18 hours per week, with the following shift pattern

Monday 4pm-8.40pm, Friday 4.30pm-8pm, Saturday  12.30pm-4pm and Sunday 10.00am-4.20pm

Salary – £23,866.00 pro rata plus 1-3% pension contribution where applicable

Contract – Fixed term for 12 months, extension is funding dependent.

RSVP are looking to recruit a children’s counsellor to offer therapeutic support to children aged 5 to 17 years of age of all genders. You will need experience of working with children of all ages and an understanding of attachment issues and trauma work.

Please email or call Anjella on 0121 643 0301 if you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

To apply, please download and read the below documents, and return the application form to . Closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 23rd October.

Children’s counsellor job description and person spec

Children’s counsellor application form


Refugee and asylum-seeker support worker

Hours –10 hours per week, specific days/times to be negotiated.

Salary – £21,693 pro-rata plus 2-3% pension contribution.

Contract – Fixed term for 12 months

This post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

To provide a high quality and victim/survivor-focused support service for refugees, asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants who have been subjected to, or at risk of sexual violence, abuse and/or exploitation. The support worker will:

  • Provide practical support at every stage of the survivor journey
  • Ensure survivors can access health, housing and other support services that appropriately recognise and meet the needs of refugees and asylum-seekers.
  • The support worker will improve client access to specialised services and provide equality of service.

Please email or call Anjella on 0121 643 0301 if you wish to discuss the role in more detail.

To apply, please download and read the below documents, and return the application form to . Closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 24th October.

Support worker job description

Person specification for support worker

Application Form



Unpaid roles


Volunteer counsellors

We are looking for counsellors to join the team on a voluntary basis to support survivors of sexual abuse. As a charity, the contribution of volunteers to our work is so valuable.

Training will commence in January 2019. Both qualified and student counsellors are welcome to apply. There are10 spaces available. Please complete the attached application form and return it no later than Monday 12th November. If you have not heard from us by Friday 30th November you should assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Unfortunately we do not accept students on distance learning courses or qualified counsellors who do not hold a degree or diploma in counselling or psychotherapy.

Interviews will commence week beginning 3rd December:

The training will take place on the following dates if you are successful upon completing the application form and an interview:

Wednesday 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2019

The times will be 10am-4pm for all days and all dates must be attended.

Application_ form

About RSVP

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.

Helpline Volunteer – Role Description

Helpline Volunteer – 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:

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