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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!

Recruitment & Selection Statement:

RSVP is committed to equality and valuing diversity.

This includes a commitment within our recruitment and selection processes, where we welcome applications from across the community and actively encourage applicants with a protected characteristic to join our bold, believing & big-hearted team.

RSVP believes that survivor voice is vital and central to everything that we do.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals subjected to sexual violence and abuse are involved at every level of our organisation. Therefore, we welcome applications from individuals with lived experience of sexual trauma who also meet the person specification, so we can work together, engage and amplify survivors’ voices throughout all our work.

Vacancies

Note: please download the Application Packs and Equal Opportunities forms on a PC or laptop in order to complete (formatting of documents mean they are unable to be completed if accessing on a phone). 

Counsellor working with Female Asylum Seeker and Refugee Clients

Wednesday 1pm-4.30pm, Thursday 4pm-8.30pm, Friday 4pm-8.30pm and Sunday 10am-4.20pm, (19 hours 50 minutes per week).

£15,280.30 per year plus up to 3% pension contribution (if applicable)

RSVP are looking to recruit a counsellor or psychotherapist who has at least two years post qualification experience, to offer therapeutic support to adult female survivors who are seeking asylum or are refugees, who have experienced rape or sexual abuse either here in the UK or in their home country. If you have experience with this client group or working with trauma, this could be the role for you. Experience of working with an interpreter would be an advantage but not essential.

RSVP is a 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!

This is a female-only vacancy due to the post offering counselling to female survivors . As this is an operational requirement of the role, Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 Part I) applies.

Closing Tuesday 4th June 5pm.

Applicant information pack (updated)

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Explore our opportunities below to join our bold, believing, big-hearted team as our Children & Young People’s Services & Team are growing (in response to our new Child Sexual Exploitation pathway). This is an exciting time to join our charity, as we are continuing to invite our team to flourish, grow & develop at RSVP.  

Children & Young Person’s (CYP) Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)

Hours: 

Post 1: Part-time | 19 hours per week 

Post 2: Part-time | 30 hours per week 

Post 3: Full-time  | 38 hours per week 

Salary

Untrained ISVA: £29,777 (NJC 19) full time equivalent plus 3% employer pension contribution.             (This equates to £23,508.16 for a 30 hour per week post & £14,888.50 for a 19 hour per week post.)

Accredited ISVA: £31,365 (NJC 22) full time equivalent plus 3% employer pension contribution.

(This equates to £24,761.84 for a 30 hour per week post & £15,682.50 for a 19 hour per week post.)

An approved and accredited ISVA qualification is preferable for this post & candidates with an ISVA qualification will start at the higher salary rate. However, candidates who demonstrate and live RSVP’s values, and have a willingness to work towards ISVA accreditation will also be considered & will start at the lower salary rate.

Location: Mainly from our Birmingham City Centre offices with some remote working (one day working from home for the part time posts and two days working from home for the full time post). 

Description: You will work closely with but independently from the Police, Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Witness Care, Social Services and schools, as well as voluntary sector organisations. You will support CYP with the traumatic effects and impacts of sexual violence, abuse, exploitation and coercion and if appropriate help them to understand each stage of the criminal justice process.

Purpose of the post: To provide a high quality and victim/survivor-focused advocacy service to CYP who have been subjected to sexual violence, abuse, sexual exploitation and/or coercion, in order to:

    • Provide emotional and practical support, at every stage of the victim/survivor journey
    • Pro-actively and assertively advocate for those who have reported to the Police, are thinking of doing so, or choose not to report (safeguarding guidelines will be followed at all times).
    • Ensure that the voices, needs, rights and legal entitlements of children and young people are heard, understood and acted upon by all individuals and organisations.
    • Following safeguarding assessments and reduce risk to keep children and young people (and others) safe
    • Ensure that victims/survivors can access the health and other support services that they need.
    • Support the work of the CYP ISVA Team, and the wider ISVA Team (Adult, LGBT, Sex Worker and Race and Equality ISVAs) which may include working within Umbrella sexual health settings and other appropriate services as required.
    • Work closely with our Counselling and Wellbeing Services Teams.

The closing date for this role is 6pm on the 31st May. Please submit your application as soon as possible as we will be reviewing applications upon submission. 

Please email your completed Application Pack and Equal Opportunities form to Yvonne Langham (Head of ISVA Services) on yvonne@rsvporg.co.uk

Applicant information pack – CYP ISVA

Equal Opportunities Form (applicant information pack)

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Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Counsellor

Hours: 

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Counsellor roles and roles supporting parents, carers and families. Part-time roles (3hrs 30mins a week up to 38hrs a week) consisting of varied days, times and locations available (City Centre, locations across Birmingham and working from home offering telephone and online counselling). 

Salary: £29,777 (NJC 19) full time equivalent plus 3% pension contribution

Location: This will be an outreach-based role which requires frequent travel across Birmingham to support children and young people in spaces where they are already accessing support and feel safe. A small number of hours will be working from our Birmingham City Centre premises.

You will provide support as a Child Sexual Exploitation Counsellor for children and young people (CYP) and those supporting them. You will offer compassionate, confidential, support to CYP of all genders, who currently are or have been subjected to sexual exploitation, sexual violence and abuse. You will also lead on developing and delivering a group for supporters (parents and carers) who are supporting children and young people subjected to sexual exploitation. You will work closely with our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) who provide advocacy support for CYP who have been sexually exploited.

Purpose of the post:

  • To offer a specialist, boundaried relational and trauma-informed child sexual exploitation (CSE) counselling that is responsive to children and young people aged 5 to 17 years of age who have been subjected to or at risk of sexual exploitation
  • To offer specialist counselling and wellbeing support to parents, carers and families who are supporting children and young people subjected to sexual exploitation
  • To develop and deliver a group for supporters (parents, carers and families) who are supporting children and young people subjected to sexual exploitation
  • To offer an environment where children and young people feel safe and secure
  • To work actively with children and young people subjected to sexual exploitation
  • To offer counselling/therapy tailored to the individual needs and abilities of each young person
  • To be aware of any safeguarding issues at all times and deal with in a timely and professional manner

We still welcome applications for this role. Please email your completed Application Pack and Equal Opportunities form as soon as possible to Lisa Thompson, CEO on lisa@rsvporg.co.uk as we will be reviewing applications upon submission. 

CSE Counsellor – Applicant information pack (1)

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Children and Young Person’s (CYP) Senior Counsellor

Hours: Friday 10am-4.30pm and/or Saturday, 10am-4:30pm

Salary: £31,364 (NJC 22) full time equivalent plus 3% pension contribution

Location: our Birmingham City Centre premises

You will be working closely with the Head of CYP Counselling and Wellbeing Services, the CYP Team Leaders and the wider CYP Team in the safe delivery of CYP counselling and wellbeing services for the benefit of the CYP we support.

Purpose of the post:

  • To offer specialist counselling to children aged 5 to 17 years of age who have been subjected to sexual violence, sexual abuse and/or sexual exploitation.
  • To offer an environment where children & young people feel safe and secure.
  • To work actively with children and young people.
  • To offer some counselling/therapy tailored to the individual needs and abilities of each young person.
  • To be aware of any safeguarding issues at all times and deal with in a timely and professional manner.

We still welcome applications for this role. Please email your completed Application Pack and Equal Opportunities form as soon as possible to Lisa Thompson, CEO on lisa@rsvporg.co.uk as we will be reviewing applications upon submission. 

CYP Senior Counsellor – Applicant information pack (1)

Equal Opportunities Form (applicant information pack)

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Children & Young Person’s (CYP) Counsellor

Hours: 

Various hours available at:

  • Birmingham City Centre premises & also working from home and in locations across Birmingham & Solihull too. These hours includes between 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and/or at weekends, when we are open 10am-4:30pm.
  • Chelmsley Wood outreach site: Fridays (10am-4:20pm)

Salary: £29,777 (NJC 19) full time equivalent plus 3% pension contribution

Location: Our Birmingham City Centre premises, other locations and/or Chelmsley Wood outreach site

You will be working closely with the Head of CYP Counselling and Wellbeing Services, CYP Senior Counsellors, the CYP Team Leaders and the wider CYP Team in the safe delivery of CYP counselling and wellbeing services for the benefit of the CYP we support.

Purpose of the post:

  • To offer a specialist counselling service to children and young people aged 5 to 17 years of age who have been subjected to or at risk of sexual violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and/or sexual coercion
  • To offer an environment where children and young people feel safe and secure
  • To work actively with children and young people
  • To offer therapy tailored to the individual needs and abilities of each young person
  • To be aware of any safeguarding issues at all times and deal with in a timely and professional manner

We still welcome applications for this role. Please email your completed Application Pack and Equal Opportunities form as soon as possible to Lisa Thompson, CEO on lisa@rsvporg.co.uk as we will be reviewing applications upon submission. 

CYP Counsellor – Applicant information pack (1)

Equal Opportunities Form (applicant information pack)

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Treasurer (Board of Trustees)

The Treasurer is an officer of the RSVP Board of Trustees.  The role of the Treasurer is to ensure that the finances and supporting financial control systems are kept in order.  The Treasurer is not a bookkeeper, nor is the position a paid one.  The Treasurer does not hold or maintain the financial records and does not have sole control of the cheque book.  The Treasurer delegates the day-to-day financial management of the Charity to the CEO.

Please see the Treasurer role description below for further details. 

Please email Rachel (Chair of Trustees) on rachel@rsvporg.co.uk to request an application form. 

Role description – Treasurer

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Helpline & Webchat Support Volunteers

The telephone helpline and online webchat services provide essential support to survivors and supporters. The helpline & webchat are operated by fully trained volunteers who work a weekly 3 hour shift and we ask that all volunteers commit for at least 6 months.

Helpline & webchat recruitment takes place twice a year, with full training provided. The training consists of four days over 4 weeks.

Our next scheduled training dates will be late summer/early autumn. The first two sessions will be held online; the final two will be in person. Feel free to complete an application form to be considered for the role.

To apply, please complete the below application form and return to: info@rsvporg.co.uk

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Counsellor Placements or Volunteering

There are opportunities for both qualified and unqualified counsellors (who are on a minimum of a level 4 counselling course) to join our team. Vacancies include placement opportunities for trainees, which will be advertised here when available. To discuss further, please contact the counselling team at anytime on:  info@rsvporg.co.uk

Other volunteering

We  welcome volunteers in a variety of roles 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?

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: info@rsvporg.co.uk

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

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