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Job Vacancies

As a growing organisation, we’re often on the look-out for passionate, determined and committed people to join our award-winning team.

You might want to join us because

  • We are considered experts in our field; we provide specialist support
  • We are a people focused organisation and consider it a privilege to meet, engage and support somebody at their moment of crisis
  • We are often the first people that a somebody has told about violence or abuse – a responsibility we take extremely seriously
  • We listen, empathise and see people that use our services
  • We believe that people have a choice whether to engage with us. We will always respect their life choices
  • We encourage people to find their voice, empower them to make positive change in their lives and thrive in a positive future
  • We stand beside people, often advocating on their behalf to get better outcomes

We particularly welcome applications from people who share our vision, mission and organisational values.

Current Vacancies

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) – Devon

Salary: £21,140 per annum

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Base: North Devon and Exeter

Contract: Permanent

First Light is the lead agency for the Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) Service in Devon and Cornwall. The ISVA service is a specialist service providing care and guidance to victims of sexual violence across Devon and Cornwall. ISVAs travel across the region in Devon, providing outreach and in reach to those in need of support during a criminal investigation.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated ISVA to cover North Devon and Exeter area. The successful candidate will be able to work flexibly across Devon, which may also require them to work outside of normal working hours at evenings and weekends.

The post holder will work in a multi-agency setting to provide a proactive service to victims of sexual violence within and outside of the criminal justice system. They will work proactively to risk assess and support client needs, and develop a comprehensive support plan to help keep victims safe. The key to the success of this role is the use of advocacy and partnership working skills to ensure victims are supported throughout the criminal justice system from report to court, and to access services to which they are entitled.

They will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focused and inclusive service as outlined in the Victim Code of Practice.

The post holder will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis. The successful applicant will ideally have experience of working with vulnerable adults within a similar setting.

There will be a requirement to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Check (DBS) and police vetting.

To apply : Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.

CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am 4 November 2019

Expected date for interviews : 13 November 2019

If you do not hear from us by Friday 25th October, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To view the ISVA role profile please click here

Crisis Worker (contracted)

Salary:
£40 retainer per 12-hour shift (including admin time for emails/e-learning)
£60 retainer per 12-hour shift on Bank Holidays
£12.50 per hour when supporting a client
Admin (covering SARC office) £9.00 per hour
Supervision (1 hour per month) £9.00
Meetings (per hour) £9.00
Awareness training (per hour) £9.00
Training (per hour) £9.00

Contracted hours:
1 X week night shift (Wednesday or Thursday, 19:00 – 07:00) plus
2 X back to back weekend shifts every other weekend
(24 weekend hours in total – Saturday 07:00 till 19:00 then 19:00 till 07:00 on Sunday morning)

Base: Swindon

Contract: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Swindon and Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) as a Crisis Worker. Working as a member of a small, dedicated team, you will provide on call services to victims of rape and sexual assault.

As a Crisis Worker you will be working within a forensically clean environment, supporting the victim, offering a forensic medical examination (carried out by a trained Sexual Offence Examiner) and providing the victim with information for onward support services. There is a requirement to adhere to the Sterility Policy whilst in the SARC and you will be required to provide a sample of your DNA for elimination purposes only. This sample will be stored confidentially by the police. You will be exposed to highly sensitive information and your engagement should be within the context of a non-judgemental and confidential service.

The successful candidate will need to be highly motivated, flexible and able to work unsupervised on a day to day basis. There may be a requirement to work outside of the set working hours due to length of time supporting a victim in the SARC. A full clean driving license, use of a reliable car and business insurance are essential, as is the ability to reach the SARC from your home address within 1 hour from call-out time. A Disclosure Barring Check (DBS) and police vetting are required.

To apply : Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.

CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: Tuesday 29th October 2019

Expected date for interviews : Thursday 7th November 2019

If you do not hear from us by Tuesday 5th November, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To view the Crisis Worker role profile please click here

Volunteering

We also have volunteer positions available. For more information, please click here.

Safeguarding

First Light has a commitment to safeguarding. Please see our attached policies on adult and child safeguarding, together with our policy on safer recruitment.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here