Senior; Sexual Violence Services

Black Country Women's Aid (BCWA) is a progressive charity that specializes in supporting victims of abuse.

Our services include support for both adult and child victims of domestic abuse, stalking, sexual violence, exploitation, and modern slavery, as well as women in the criminal justice system.

We offer sensitive and holistic support services which help victims escape from violence, cope with trauma and rebuild their lives.

We place victims' voices at the heart of our work and develop our services in response to need, working with an extensive range of partner organizations to help victims get the right support.

BCWA services span across the Black Country including Sandwell, Dudley, Wolverhampton, and Walsall, with some services covering Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation.

Job title: Senior; Sexual Violence Services
Positions Available: Full time 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £28,479
Closing date: Friday 19th November 21
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 23rd November 21
Please note that interviews will be held on Microsoft Teams

Sexual Violence Services (SVS) are inviting applications to this new, challenging and exciting position into an established but developing area in Black Country Women's Aid.

SVS consists of a team of Independent Sexual Violence Advisers (ISVA's and CHISVA's) delivering across the Black Country supporting both men, women, children and young people from 5 upwards.

SVS work alongside Therapeutic Services, who offer counselling to traumatised victims, gaining insight and understanding to be able to move forward, letting go of guilt and shame, providing a non-judgemental environment to safely explore and move through one of the most devastating crimes to have experienced.

ISVA's & CHISVA's work with victims of sexual offences, violence, abuse and exploitation.

ISVA's provide advocacy and support to victims of recent and historic incidents with those victims who have chosen to report or not.

ISVA's work closely with a number of partner agencies, West Midlands Police, Health and Black Country Women's Aid Domestic Abuse Services as part of their internal cross service offer.

Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System (CJS), the law and how trauma affects victims is a skills set, whilst diverse, is required to be able to be effective in this role.

This new senior role will, as part of our new and multi-skilled team will provide operational support to the ISVA /CHISVA team.

The SV Senior be pivotal, being the link between the team and the strategic leads.

The role will give the successful candidate the opportunity not only to develop their own skillset but to also gain an understanding of the wider regional strategic picture.

The successful candidate will be a part of and contribute to new and innovative ways of working with partners, translating successful joint funding bids with external partners into an operationally effective service, to the benefit of our clients.

BCWA is proud of its Sexual Violence Service for the high-quality service that is delivered to the victims that come to us for help and support in one of the most vulnerable times in their lives.

The ability to support the team to safely deliver this service with an array of interventions and responses, to include navigating the CJS, helping clients understand all of their options to be able to make the best decisions for themselves, understanding risk and enable them to back control over their lives.

Therefore we are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful team.

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

All qualifying 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 in accordance with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Part 7 (2) (e)

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