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Temporary Children’s Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA)

To provide cover for one of our children’s ISVAs who is on sick leave
34 hours/week, working in Birmingham city centre
Temporary contract given 1 month at a time
Salary for trained ISVA: £24,964 pro rata + 1-3% pension contribution

We have an immediate vacancy for the right person with the right training to cover for one of our chidlren’s ISVA team who is on sick leave at the moment. We are a long established and well respected specialist charity supporting children and adults of all genders following rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We are a vibrant, growing organisation. We believe survivors, and believe in them and their ability to thrive after sexual violence and abuse. We are bold and go the extra mile to support survivors. We are big hearted, showing the empathy that survivors deserve and need.

If you fit these values then the Lime Culture Exceptional ISVA Team (2016) would love to hear from you!

We are seeking a Children’s ISVA/Advocate who has already successfully completed accredited ISVA training (and preferably advanced/ongoing training too). Your role will be to support children and young people under 18 who have experienced, or are at risk of, sexual abuse, exploitation and coercion. As an advocate you will ensure that the voices, needs and rights of children and young people are heard, understood and acted upon to ensure they have access to appropriate services e.g. sexual health and counselling, and to provide emotional and practical support at every stage of their journey.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Experience of working with children
  • Successfully completed their initial accredited initial ISVA training and preferably their advanced/ ongoing ISVA training too
  • Have a portable DBS
  • Experience of ISVA/advocacy for survivors of sexual violence and abuse
  • Knowledge and experience of child safeguarding procedures


Contact Yvonne Langham Head of ISVA Services immediately for more information, a discussion and a job description:  

0121 643 0301 option 2.

Helpline Services Team Leader

Hours:            20 hours per week – flexible – may involve some evenings and occasional weekends
Location:        Our office in central Birmingham
Salary:            £26,822 pro rata
Closing Date: Thursday 26th October at 5pm

The role will involve managing a team of volunteers to deliver a telephone helpline service to survivors of rape and sexual violence.  The successful applicant must have:

  • an understanding of the impact of rape a sexual violence
  • experience of leading volunteers, services and projects
  • counselling, helpline or similar experience

Please look at the attached Job Description and Person Specification and send a completed Application Form to by Thursday 26th October at 5pm.  Informal queries to Katie Simpson, Helpline and Counselling Team Leader on 0121 643 0301 option 1


Senior Counsellor

Hours: 19 hours per week.  Monday 3pm-9pm, Tuesday 3pm-9pm and Wednesday 2pm-9pm
Location: our office in central Birmingham 
Salary: £24,964 pro rata
Closing Date: Tuesday 24th October at 5pm

The role will involve supporting a small team of counsellors working with survivors of sexual violence.  You will work closely with other senior staff to ensure fluid service delivery, manage waiting list, targets and contracted outputs.  You will act as a safeguarding officer and provide an on call service to counsellors during your hours of work.  You will provide face to face counselling and needs assessments, amongst other duties.

Please look at the attached Job Description and Person Specification and send a completed Application Form to by Tuesday 24th October at 5pm. Informal queries to Katie Simpson, Helpline and Counselling Team Leader on 012 643 0301 option 1.