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  1. Are you interested in working as a survivor co-researcher?

    We want to make you aware of an opportunity to work as a co-researcher. A research team at University of Birmingham are inviting applications from individuals who identify as survivors of sexual violence to work on a national research study examining the role of the voluntary sector in supporting survivors.

    This is a paid position, 2-3 days a month, with training provided, til August 2022.

    The study is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and led by a team at the University of Birmingham, working in partnership with survivors, voluntary sector services, health services and commissioners.

    The role will include:
     Offering knowledge and experience of the issues being researched
     Co-facilitating interviews with survivors of sexual violence
     Helping to recruit survivors to the study
     Assisting in the development of research materials and tools
     Assisting with data analysis
     Attending some research meetings (these may be virtual)
     Helping to develop publicity around the research
     Helping to support/attend activities to promote the study findings

    This is a great opportunity to influence policy and service provision and to develop your research skills and experience.
    If you would like to know more about the research project, please contact the study’s lead: Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones c.bradbury-jones@bham.ac.uk

    The PROSPER study: www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/applied-health/research/PROSPER-study.aspx

    Posted 16 December 2020
  2. We’re looking for 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. If you share our values of believing survivors, and going the extra mile to offer bold and big-hearted support, we’d love to hear from you.

    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

    Posted 8 October 2018
  3. Children’s counsellor vacancy

    We’re seeking a counsellor to work alongside children affected by sexual abuse.

    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 info@rsvporg.co.uk 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 info@rsvporg.co.uk . Closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 23rd October.

    Children’s counsellor job description and person spec

    Children’s counsellor application form

     

    Posted 20 September 2018
  4. Chinese women’s group facilitator vacancy

    We are looking for a group facilitator to form part of our social group service that addresses the issue of loneliness and isolation among survivors of sexual violence and abuse. This vacancy is for a facilitator to work with RSVP’s Chinese women’s group.

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

    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. This year we are 40, having been established in 1978. 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

    Chinese women’s group facilitator

    Hours – 3 hours on the second Friday of every month and 2 hours prep at least one week prior to the group,  totaling 5 hours per month

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

    Your role will be to provide a high quality and victim/survivor-focused social support to women of the Chinese community. To facilitate and help to deliver a range of group activities in a safe and social way to meet the needs of Chinese women affected by rape, sexual assault, exploitation and childhood sexual abuse. To demonstrate positive experiences of social engagement and interaction. To support survivors in interacting positively with others. To motivate people in the group. To put an understanding of group dynamics and into practice and to maintain client safety and confidentiality at all times.

    Please email info@rsvporg.co.uk 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 info@rsvporg.co.uk . Closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 19th September.

    Chinese group facilitator job description

    Chinese group facilitator person specification

    Application form Chinese group facilitator

    Posted 22 August 2018
  5. Refugee and asylum-seeker support worker vacancy

    We are looking for a support worker to form part of our specialist service supporting refugees, asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants who have experienced rape and sexual abuse.

    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. This year we are 40, having been established in 1978. 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.

    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

    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 info@rsvporg.co.uk 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 info@rsvporg.co.uk . Closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 24th October.

    Application Form 

    Person Specification

    Job description

    Posted 21 August 2018
  6. We’re recruiting helpline volunteers

    We’re having a recruitment frenzy! As well as some exciting new staff vacancies and a number of opportunities to support RSVP as a trustee we are seeking volunteers to support survivors on our telephone helpline.

    The helpline is a vital service, providing compassionate and sensitive support to survivors. We ask that all volunteers commit to a regular shift each week for at least 6 months.   The helpline is open 7 days a week and is based in central Birmingham. You could make a real difference to the lives of survivors.

    Full training will be provided and you’ll be supported by a our experienced and professional team.

    Please download and read the following documents

    Cover letter for helpline applicants

    Training dates

    Role Description Helpline Volunteer

    Helpline application form

    Please complete and return the application form to info@rsvporg.co.uk by 5pm Monday 31st July. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Katie Simpson on 0121 643 0301.

     

     

    Posted 7 June 2017
  7. We’re recruiting Trustees

    We support and inspire people affected by sexual violence and abuse live a future with hope and confidence. If you would like to use your skills and experience at Board level to support our work with survivors, we would love to hear from you.

    There are a number of trustee vacancies open, including the important roles of Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chair.

    We are looking for women including those from BME backgrounds as these groups are under represented on our Board.  We want active and committed individuals to bolster the skills and experience of the Board, ensuring good governance, strategic planning and financial scrutiny.

    Recruitment documents are below, including specific information for the Treasurer, Secretary and Vice Chair roles.

    Completed applications forms should be returned by email info@rsvporg.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017. If you would like to discuss the roles advertised, please contact RSVP’s Chief Exec Lisa Thompson 0121 643 0301 option 3 / lisa@rsvporg.co.uk

    Please download and read the following documents:

    RSVP Trustee duties and responsibilites

    RSVP trustee vacancies

    Eligibility of Trusteeship

    Nolan Principles (ethical standards for public life)

    About RSVP

    And please download, complete and return the following document:

    Trustee Application and Monitoring Form

     

    Posted 6 June 2017
  8. We are recruiting

    We are recruiting into a number of new vacancies. 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!

    Please read below to find out more about the vacancies and to download application documents.

     

    Advocate For Female Sex Workers x 2

    Hours Of Work: 19 hours per week (negotiable to include late night working)

    Salary: £23,398 unqualified / £24,964 qualified + 1-3% employer pension contribution

    RSVP are looking to recruit two advocates to work with female sex workers. The role will require you to provide a high quality and victim/survivor-focused advocacy service to female sex workers who have been subjected to or are at risk of sexual violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and/or sexual coercion. The advocate will be part of the RSVP  team and will also work as part of the West Midlands Sexual Violence and Abuse Consortium’s regional team delivering outreach support for women in sex work. The role requires some unsociable working hours, including late nights, and some travel around the West Midlands area. A valid driving license and use of own vehicle is essential.

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

    ‘Supported by the Tampon Tax Fund’

    Download the Advocate job description and person specification

    Download the Advocate application form

    Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28th June 2017. Please email applications to info@rsvporg.co.uk

     

    Group Counsellor

    Hours Of Work: 13 hours per week, Tuesday 9.30am-4.00pm and Thursday 2pm-8.30pm

    Salary: £24,174.00 pro rata + 1-3% employer pension contribution

    RSVP are looking for a female Group Counsellor to deliver a counselling therapy group, in a safe and therapeutic way, to meet the needs of women affected by rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. The therapeutic group will enable survivors to decrease their sense of isolation and help them to establish safe and supportive relationships and networks with other survivors. The group will support survivors to feel empowered to participate in their own healing and recovery. You will have experience of therapeutic group work and a knowledge of the impact of sexual violence on survivors.

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

    Download the Job description and person specification

    Download the Group Counsellor Application form

    Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28th June 2017. Please email applications to info@rsvporg.co.uk

    Specialist Trainer

    Hours Of Work: 20 hours per week
    Salary:
    £22,658 pro rata + 1-3% employer pension contribution

    We are recruiting a trainer with specialist knowledge in sexual abuse and sexual violence.  The successful candidate will train professionals across sexual health services in Birmingham and Solihull to improve understanding of, and responses to, sexual abuse, exploitation and coercion. You will have an understanding of the effects of trauma and be able to share this understanding to ensure that survivors’ voices are heard and they have access to safe, confidential and compassionate services.

    Download the Specialist Trainer job description and person specification

    Download the Specialist Trainer application form

    Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28th June 2017. Please email applications to info@rsvporg.co.uk

     

     

     

    Posted 30 May 2017
  9. We’re recruiting: Refugee and asylum seeker support worker

    We are recruiting a part-time support worker to work 8 hours a week from our office in central Birmingham. The role will provide vital practical and crisis support to refugees and asylum seekers affected by sexual violence and abuse.

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 23rd April 2017, 5pm. Please email applications to info@rsvporg.co.uk

    Please download and read all the below documents so you have all the information you need to make your application.

    Cover letter

    Application Form

    Person Specification

    Job description

    If you would like to discuss this vacancy further, please contact Anjella Darcy or Sarah Lafford on 0121 643 0301 / info@rsvporg.co.uk

    This post has been made possible with support from Henry Smith Charity.

    Posted 22 March 2017
  10. We’re recruiting volunteer counsellors

    If you’re a qualified or student counsellor, you could make a huge difference to the lives of survivors of sexual violence by joining RSVP as a volunteer. You will be fully supported by a professional team and be part of a unique, specialised service in central Birmingham.

    Counsellors support survivors of any kind of sexual violence, including rape, childhood sexual abuse, forced prostitution and sexual assault.

    There are 12 spaces available. The deadline for applications is Thursday 27th April, and should be sent via email to info@rsvporg.co.uk

    More information, including interview and training dates, and the application form are in the links below.

    Volunteer-Counselling-Cover-letter

    Application_for_volunteer_counsellor_2017

    To discuss further, contact Maria Dillon or Katie Simpson, Team Leaders on 0121 643 0301

    Posted 15 February 2017

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