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Sexual Violence Helpline Practitioner (Female Applicants Only)

Part time

Starting salary £28,000 per annum | 21 hours per week (part-time) | Permanent

This role will initially involve regular office based (in Ealing and 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, service and organisational requirements

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is looking for an experienced and dynamic Sexual Violence Helpline Practitioner to join our highly successful Advice & Helpline Team.  

As the Helpline Practitioner you will provide validating and transformative emotional support to survivors of sexual violence via WGN’s Sexual Violence Helpline and Web Chat. You will also provide practical and advocacy support, amplify survivors’ voices and create a non-judgemental and validating space where survivors are free to be their authentic selves, are able to safely explore their rights, options and entitlements, and make informed choices about their future.

The Helpline Service provides a trauma-informed, intersectional, woman-centred and strengths based emotional support for survivors on their unique journey of healing and growth. The work is delivered through a commitment to an anti-oppressive, feminist framework that strives to address additional barriers and meet the diverse range of survivors needs.

You will be joining the service at an exciting time of growth and development, and you will be playing a key role in helping us take the service to the next level, by widening access, representation and ensuring the service continues to evolve and meet emerging needs.  

The ideal candidate will be will be experienced in providing phone and web chat based emotional support to self-identifying women and girls, and have an excellent insight into the needs of survivors of sexual violence. This is a unique opportunity for an exceptional practitioner to join one of the leading specialist organisations within the women’s sector, and play a pivotal role in the development and delivery of a service for survivors of sexual violence in London. If you have the required skills and are passionate about supporting survivors of sexual violence, then we would love to hear from you.

We provide clinical supervision, access to an ongoing professional development opportunities 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.

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

This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

Closing date

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

Interview details

Interview date: Week commencing 25th of July 2022.