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

ISVA Team Leader

Pay Scale Information: Starting salary: £24,800. pa Subject to successful 6-month probation review  £25,300. pa
Dependent upon previous experience or taking on additional roles and responsibilities where there is a clear service need and is affordable and authorised by the CEO = £26,000

Base: Plymouth/Devon/Cornwall

Contract: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Team Leader to join our growing and rapidly developing Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (ISVA) Service in Devon & Cornwall. This role provides day to day leadership and supervision for the ISVA team in conjunction with the ISVA Manager.

The post holder will support the development of the ISVA team across Devon and Cornwall to provide improved accessibility to sexual violence services across Devon and Cornwall. In particular the role will support new service developments such as the Complex Needs ISVA, Male ISVA and the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors Accreditation, all of which are due to commence in 2020.

The Team Leader will provide advice, risk evaluation, support and information to all professionals working with victims of sexual violence, for victims and survivors of sexual violence and the general public. The post holder will lead in crisis situations and provide advice and guidance on child protection and adult safeguarding issues and information sharing concerns.

The candidate will respect and value the diversity of the community in which the service works in, providing a service that recognises the diverse needs of clients, ensuring the service is accessible to all. To work as part of a wider team which aims to deliver a high quality frontline service keeping the safety of victims of sexual violence central to all processes

All applicants will be police vetted and subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme

To apply : please complete an application form.
CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 13.00 hrs Monday 31st August 2020

Expected date for interviews : Tuesday 15th September 2020

If you do not hear from us by Wednesday 16th September, 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 Team Leader role profile please click here


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