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Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (Female Applicants Only)


Starting salary £28,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time)

This role will initially be on a remote working basis, changing to office based (in Hammersmith and Fulham and involving travel across London) when circumstances allow

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) to join our West London Rape Crisis Service’s team of ISVAs. The ISVA will provide high quality specialist support to women who have experienced recent or non-recent sexual violence and are, or may, engage with the Criminal Justice System.

The ISVA service aims to provide trauma-informed, intersectional, woman-centred, rights and strengths based advocacy, that supports women on their unique recovery journey. 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 in England and Wales. 

The ideal post holder will be experienced in working within a multi-agency framework to provide direct and dedicated advocacy support to women. If you have the proven ability of supporting women to access the advocacy, support and services they need, and are passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse, then we would like to hear from you.

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.

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

Application deadline: 10am on Tuesday 9th February 2021


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 (via Zoom): Thursday 18th February 2021

Please note: 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.