Basis need an Independent Sexual Violence Adviser

Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA)

(Maternity Cover)

Contract end date: 15th August 2022

Salary: £25,339 full time

Deadline: midnight 10th June 2021

Interview date: 14th June 2021


Basis is looking to appoint a maternity cover Independent Sexual Violence Adviser (ISVA) who is passionate about advocating for and ensuring the needs of women who are or have been experiencing sexual violence are met.


You will be offering 1 to 1 support related specifically to their experience of sexual violence as well as working alongside colleagues to help women to navigate the wider system including statutory and third sector services in Leeds (where needed the criminal justice system).


This is a key role for us at Basis as many women we support have sexual violence or are still experiencing this and require support in this area. This role is part of a wider team that works with women who are 16+, including women sex workers and women who are sexually exploited and abused.


We are looking for someone who understands how trauma affects people and is able to offer a trauma – informed response, is respectful in engagement with clients, colleagues, and with partner agencies and understands the vital importance of trusting relationships. At Basis we work hard to recognise each person as individual, without judgement and tailor support based on their needs.


We are looking for someone who works pragmatically and creatively to ensure women can access the services they need and want (and as they change throughout their engagement with us), who seeks out partnership opportunities to offer further support, who pro-actively and effectively advocates for the individual, challenges stigma and never gives up on someone.


For full job description please click on the below link:

https://basisyorkshire.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Adult-OW-ISVA-JD-FINAL-ISVA-maternity.doc


To apply for the role please visit our website www.basisyorkshire.org.uk/vacancies


Basis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. This post will be subject to enhanced DBS check.


Because of the nature of the work this post is open to women only. Sex discrimination act 1975 exemption S7 (2) (e) applies.


Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.