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ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate)

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking.


Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions.

All services are client and needs led.


We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation within our Sexual Violence and Abuse Team.


Job Title: ISVA (Independent Sexual Violence Advocate)
Positions Available: 1 Full time position
Contract Length: Ending 31st March 2022
Salary: £22,934.


Closing date: Friday 7th August 2020


Please note that interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams


BCWA are looking for a qualified ISVA's to join the Sexual Violence and Abuse team based in Walsall.

The post will be working with victims of sexual violence and sexual abuse.

We are looking for a candidate who has experience of working with victims/survivors of sexual violence and sexual abuse, offering one to one emotional and practical support.

Ideally we are looking for a qualified ISVA (Lime Culture/Survivors Trust accredited training) however, BCWA will provide full training and support for the right candidate.


You will be required to provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of sexual violence and sexual abuse and will be working within a multi-agency framework consisting of but not limited to; The SARC, Police, Court and local partnership responses to sexual violence and sexual abuse.


If you would like to apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of how to progress your application, including an application form you will need to complete and returned by the Friday 7th August 2020.


Important information for all positions
Black Country Women's Aid is committed to safeguarding and promoting then welfare of vulnerable adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


All posts are subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975.

It will be necessary for an enhanced disclosure to be made to the Criminal Records Bureau for details of any previous criminal convictions.


Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies.

- The post holder must be female.


We require someone who has experience of working with victims/survivors of Sexual Violence and Sexual Abuse.

The post holder will work within a multi-agency setting to provide a pro-active, client led support service to survivors of both recent and historic abuse, within and outside of the criminal justice system, to support them in coping with and recovering from the experience of abuse.