LGBTQ+ Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Salary : £22,866 per annum rising to £23,227 per annum on successful completion of probation and £24,257 per annum after accreditation.

Hours : 37.5 hours per week

Holiday : 25 days annual holiday entitlement increasing incrementally to 30 days after 5 years’ service per annum plus bank holidays

Base : Devon or Cornwall

Contract :  Permanent

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Role profile

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time LGBTQ+ Adult Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) to join our growing and rapidly developing ISVA Service in Devon & Cornwall. The post holder will have excellent understanding of the LGBTQ+ community and awareness of the difficulties of reporting sexual assault for this often-hidden group. They will develop pathways for clients within the LGBTQ+ community, provide training for partners and be proactive in promoting the service across Devon and Cornwall.  They will provide services to victims as well as holding a busy caseload.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a complex caseload
  • Have excellent awareness and understanding of LGBTQ+ community
  • The post holder will support and have understanding and experiences of people, who have experienced trauma in their lives
  • Contribute to Team targets
  • Good multiagency working
  • Ability to raise awareness and train agencies in ISVA and LGBTQ+ ROLE

Essential requirements:

  • Full driving licence
  • Experience of SV or working with vulnerable people
  • Experience of crisis management, risk assessments and decision making
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills (written and oral)

Added benefits:

  • A comprehensive induction and training programme, with a hybrid working policy for a better work/life balance.
  • Access to external supervision to discuss personal or emotional responses to traumatic or difficult cases, to ensure emotional and psychological wellbeing.
  • Health and wellbeing resources including our staff Wellbeing Group and active participation in our employee engagement platform.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme which includes a 24/7 telephone helpline offering medical, emotional and financial support.
  • Employer contribution pension scheme.

Additional Information: The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and police vetting. Please note that due to our policies regarding COVID-19, staff may sometimes be required to work from home.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 09:00 18 July 2022

Expected date for interviews: 27 July 2022

If you do not hear from us by 23 July, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time.

To apply: Due to Safeguarding requirements we are unable to accept CVs as part of your application, or employ any candidate who has been a client of First Light within the last two years. Please complete both sections of our application form that can be found at the top of this page and email to . Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile, which is a combined job description and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.