Vacancy Detail

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Role:               Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Based:             Sandwell

Rate:                £24310.04 - £27781.55

Start Date:      ASAP

Duration:        Permanent

Hours:             Full-time 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm


Our client, a specialist Domestic Violence charity based in the Black Country is  looking to recruit an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA), to provide a frontline high quality service to victims that have experienced rape and sexual violence. The support is tailored to the individual needs of the client, using a trauma informed approach. The team use a range of different interventions to proactively engage clients in supporting them in their journey to recovery


Synopsis of duties:

  • Provide direct casework support, advice, information and empowerment to individuals experiencing sexual violence and abuse through telephone contact and face to face meetings.
  • Recognise, respect and address the needs of clients who face particular barriers when seeking help to access the advocacy service, including those from hard to reach groups.
  • Provide support to clients engaging with the Criminal Justice System, supporting with ABE (Achieving Best Evidence) interviews, and attendance at pre-trial visits and hearings. In addition to this, supporting with CICA claims and Victim’s Right to Review.
  • Deliver individually tailored evidence based interventions, including the ‘Beyond Trauma’ program, to provide support to survivors and, where appropriate, their families.
  • Undertake comprehensive risk assessments and completion of tailored support plans, ensuring all support offered is trauma focused and client needs-led.
  • Facilitation of group work, as and when needed, to raise awareness of the dynamics of sexual abuse, violence and trauma to empower victims.
  • Develop good working relationships and liaise with outside agencies about the risks and needs of victims when needed; this will include joint working and referrals to colleagues or other external agencies where appropriate.
  • To be an active member of multi-agency networks and meetings, such as child protection conferences and core groups, maintaining good communications with other professionals involved and advocacy for the victim.
  • Record casework accurately and ensure that the administration of the caseload is always up to date.
  • Ensure that any issues in relation to safeguarding adults/children are brought to the immediate attention of the Senior ISVA/manager.
  • Ensure that the overall quality of service is working within external/national standards including, Lime Culture (ISVA National Qualification) and National Occupational Standards (NOS).
  • Attend regular case review meetings in order to communicate information regarding cases, in particular information sharing across a multi-agency platform where relevant.


Essential Requirements:


  • Educated to minimum Level 3 or equivalent, with a good level of experience in Health and social care.
  • Experience of working with adults, acknowledging safeguarding concerns and responding appropriately.
  • Experience of handling a caseload.
  • Experience of working with families with complex needs, such as mental health and substance misuse.
  • Experience of using risk assessments and appropriate interventions tools to manage and identify risk. 
  • Experience of working/liaising within a multi-agency setting with a range of stakeholders and representing clients/organization an external meetings.


Supporting Futures Consulting acts as both an employer and an agency.

Location: Sandwell | Salary: 24310.04 - 27781.55 per year | Job type: Permanent | Posted: 01/07/2024