ChISVA Vacancy

ChISVA Vacancy

Children and Young People Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ChISVA)

Are you passionate about supporting survivors and ensuring they get the emotional and practical support they need? We are the Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, Darlington and Country Durham (RSACC). We have a full time vacancy for a candidate with the skills and experience of working with children and young people who wants to join our ISVA Team. 

We are a feminist, women-led charity working to end rape and sexual violence by supporting and empowering survivors across Darlington and County Durham. RSACC was established in 1990 and now supports over 1000 survivors each year. We offer free, safe support to survivors who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Our ISVA service provides emotional and practical support to survivors, many of whom are going through the criminal justice system. Our ChISVA will sit within this team, providing specialist support to children and young people aged over 13 and work to ensure any barrier young survivors and their families may experience in accessing support are overcome. 

We a looking for a dynamic individual with experience of providing empathetic support to survivors and a passion for supporting children and young people, that wants to bring this to a small local charity and join us in working to end rape and sexual violence in Darlington and County Durham

The roles will report to the ISVA Manager and sit within a team of 7 existing ISVAs. The team support survivors across Darlington and County Durham and will be based between our offices in Darlington and Durham, with some element of home working. 

Salary –  £28,573 – £30,438

Full job description, person specification and application can be found below or requested by contacting All completed applications must be emailed to by the closing date. 

ChISVA Person Spec.docx

ChISVA Job Description

Application Form

Closing date for applications: 12.00 pm 22nd January 2024

Interviews: 9th February 2024

‘RSACC offers services to women and girls, who have experienced sexual violence, within a women-only safe space. It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 for these posts to be filled only by people who identify as women. RSACC is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the organisation’

Additional Reference Sexual Discrimination Act 1975 section 7 (ii); amended in 1998 and 2008; Schedule 9 Part 1 of the qualities Act 2010.