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Vacancies and Volunteering

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.


Crisis Worker Swindon and Wiltshire SARC

Salary: £20 retainer per 12 hour shift, £12.50 ph for call out (minimum 4 hours), training £8.50 ph

Working hours: shift basis 24/7

Base: Swindon

Contract: Permanent zero hours contract

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, and a full clean driving license, use of a reliable car and business insurance are essential. A Disclosure Barring Check (DBS) and police vetting are required.

To apply (female only) : This post has a genuine occupational qualification under the Sex Discrimination Act, Section 7(2)b so females only need 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 Tuesday 26th February 2019

Expected date for interviews : Monday 4th March 2019

If you do not hear from us by Friday 1st March, 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 read the Crisis Worker role profile please click here

First Light’s recruitment procedures are in line with recommended best practice to safeguard all adults, children and young people who use our services. It is vital that all of our staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and expectations of our staff are set out in the following safeguarding policies which are regularly updated to meet the local safeguarding board requirements. For more information on the data we process, why we process it, our legal basis, how long we keep it and the rights of prospective employees, please see our Fair Processing Notice for Prospective Employees.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

To read our Fair Processing Notice please click here


Click here to find out about current volunteering opportunities at First Light.