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  1. 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

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



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

    Posted 15 February 2017
  2. Helpline volunteers – we’re recruiting

    You could make a big difference to the lives of survivors by becoming a helpline volunteer at RSVP. Our telephone helpline supports survivors emotionally and practically, by lending a friendly, non-judgmental ear. As well as giving empathic support, we provide information on services available and make referrals into counselling, advocacy and other services.

    The helpline opening hours has increased significantly over the past year, and we want it to keep growing. As a helpline volunteer you would commit to a weekly shift at our Birmingham city centre office, you would receive full training and regular clinical supervision.

    For more information, and to apply please find below:

    Cover letter for helpline applicants 2016

    Helpline application form 2016

    Role Description Helpline Volunteer

    Please return completed application form by 5pm Sunday 18th September to  Interviews will take place on  4th, 6th, 12th October. 

    If you are successful at the interview stage you will then be required to attend a training programme and complete shadow shifts to understand our work.  The training dates for this recruitment are on five consecutive Thursdays – all training dates must be attended. 

    Thursday 10th November 2016 10.00 – 16.00
    Thursday 17th November 2016 1000 – 16.00
    Thursday 24th November 2016 10.00 – 16.00
    Thursday 1st December 2016 10.00 – 16.00
    Thursday 8th December 2016 10.00 – 16.00

    if you would like to discuss the role before making an application, speak to Katie Simpson, Helpline and Counselling Team Leader on 0121 643 0301 or


    Posted 19 July 2016

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