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Independent Sexual Violence Advisor

Band 6

Main area
The Havens
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
213-UPACS-4110
Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Denmark Hill
Town
London
Salary
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum, inc HCA
Closing
25/02/2020 23:59
Interview date
20/03/2020

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

 

1 x Permanent full time (1.0 wte-37.5 hours per week) with the potential of a further 12 month fixed term post for maternity leave cover – please include your preference in your supporting statement.

The Havens Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) Adult Team provide specialist, trauma-informed support to survivors of sexual violence aged 20 and over who have previously attended The Havens or who have been referred by other agencies including police and third sector organisations. Successful candidates will provide face to face, telephone and e-support to clients and play a leading role in safeguarding, risk assessment as part of a multi-disciplinary team. A central part of the role is supporting clients in their engagement with the criminal justice system - being a consistent point of contact and advocate, providing accurate unbiased information alongside emotional and practical support.

The Havens are London's Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) based at Camberwell, Paddington and Whitechapel. We provide client-led, trauma-informed services which are delivered in partnership with police and third sector services.  Our services include acute healthcare and support in age-appropriate settings; police and self-referred forensic medical examinations; follow-up services which address the client’s health, psychosocial and on-going needs, as well as direct and on-going access to an Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA).

We welcome candidates with knowledge and experience working with survivors of sexual violence, as well as an existing area of specialty knowledge or interest in developing an area of specialist support, for example chemsex; domestic abuse; drugs and alcohol; Harmful Practices; LGBT clients; mental health; trafficked women; working clients from BME backgrounds; working with men, or working with those with learning disabilities.

If required by the service, the post holders will need to be able to work flexible hours.

 

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Siân Ruddick, Senior ISVA, on 0203 299 1599 or via email:  sian.ruddick@nhs.net 

 

The interview process for shortlisted candidates will include an observed group task, face-to-face role play, panel interview and an opportunity to meet the team. This will take place at The Haven Camberwell on Friday 20th March 2020.