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Vacancies

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

Telephone counsellor 

Hours: Thursday 2.30pm-9.00pm, Friday 5.30pm-8.30pm and Sunday 10.00am-4.30pm (16 hours per week)

Salary: £24,799 pro rata plus 3% pension contribution where applicable

We are looking for a qualified counsellor to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse over the telephone. To apply, please read the below documents and return a completed application form to info@rsvporg.co.uk by Sunday 27th October 5pm. 

Telephone Counsellor job description

Telephone Counsellor application form

Children’s counsellor 

Hours: Tuesday 5.00pm-8.30pm, Friday 5.00pm-8.30pm, Saturday 10.00am-4.20pm and Sunday 10.00am-4.20pm (19 hours 40 mins per week)

Salary: £24,799.00 pro rata plus 3% pension contribution where applicable

We are looking for a qualified counsellor to offer face to face support to children and young people aged 5-17. Experience of counselling children is essential. To apply, please read the below documents and return a completed application form to info@rsvporg.co.uk by Sunday 27th October 5pm. 

Children’s counsellor job description

Children’s Counsellor application form

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 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: sarah@rsvporg.co.uk

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.

Our next training will be held in early 2020. Dates will be announced shortly. Applications are accepted at any time and successful applicants will be invited for interview.

Role Description for Helpline Volunteer

Helpline application form

Please download and read the documents above. Send completed application forms to: mark@rsvporg.co.uk

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

 

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