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Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) Manager (Female Applicants Only)


£33,000-£36,000 per annum | 35 hours per week (full-time) | Permanent

This role will initially involve regular office based (in Shepherds Bush, as well as travel across London) as well as community based and remote working, and it is anticipated that this will evolve overtime in line with Service User and organisational requirements

Women and Girls Network (WGN) are looking for a highly motivated and experienced ISVA Team manager to manage our West London Rape Crisis Service ISVA service and team. The ISVA service aims to provide trauma-informed, intersectional, woman-centred, rights and strengths based advocacy that supports women 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 in England and Wales.

The ISVA Manager will lead on overall service delivery of WGN’s ISVA service, ensuring  the ISVA team provide the highest quality of specialist support to women who have experienced any form of sexual violence and are engaging (or considering engaging) with the criminal justice system and meeting organisational strategic objectives and funding requirements.

The ISVA Manager will provide case management support, including safeguarding guidance ensuring a safe, responsive, advocacy focused, trauma-informed and culturally appropriate service for women accessing our service. The ideal post holder will have demonstrable supervisory, leadership or managerial experience and of working in gender based violence support services.

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

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

This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS check.

Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, which will be considered as they are received, and once this position has been successfully filled. Therefore we would encourage interested candidates to submit an application as soon as possible).

Closing date

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

Interview details

As applications will be considered as they are received, interviews will be held on a rolling basis until this position has been successfully filled. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.