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Black Women’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Female Applicants Only)


Starting salary £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time) | Fixed-term contract (until March 2023)

This role will initially be on a remote working basis, changing to office based (in Hammersmith and Fulham a primarily involving travel across West London) when circumstances allow and as required by WGN’s services

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Black Women’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Black Women’s ISVA) to join our West London Rape Crisis Service’s ISVA team. The Black Women’s ISVA will provide high quality, specialist support to women in West London who have experienced any form of sexual violence and are engaging (or considering engaging) with the criminal justice system.

This pilot post will help us develop dedicated Black Women’s ISVA support to effectively identify and challenge the intersectional disadvantage black women and girls face in the criminal justice system and which supports them on their journey of surviving and thriving after experiencing sexual violence. The remit of the role is likely to adapt in response to survivors support needs and service demands presented during the pilot project.

The ISVA service provides a trauma-informed, intersectional, woman-centred, rights and strengths based advocacy that supports women and girls on their unique journey of healing. The service is also passionate about campaigning and being a part of institutional change and reform of the criminal justice process for survivors of sexual violence. 

The ideal post holder will be experienced in providing advocacy support to clients from diverse communities in frontline or community based roles. If you have a strong understanding of the theory of intersectionality and how this impacts on black women’s and girls experiences, including their routes to accessing justice and are passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse, then we would like to hear from you.

We welcome and encourage applications from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority and Ethnic communities.

We provide clinical supervision, access to an on-going CPD programme and the opportunity to work in a leading multi-cultural feminist organisation. WGN’s employee benefits include: 3% pension contribution, enhanced leave entitlement and an Employee Assistance Programme.

Applicants who have not received a response to their application within 2 weeks of the closing date should assume their application has not been successful on this occasion.

This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.

Please visit www.wgn.org.uk/support-us/work-with-us to download an application pack. Completed applications should be emailed to humanresources@wgn.org.uk

Closing date

WGN is an equal opportunities employer. Posts are exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1.

Interview details

 Interviews will be held on: Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October 2021.