Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

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Point 26; 23,866 (rising to 24,799 on 1st April 2019)
04 Mar 2019
22 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Female* Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)  

Award Winning Service Safe Link

Contract: Fixed Term until 1st October 2019 (possible extension due to funding)

Salary: Point 26; 23,866 (rising to 24,799 on 1st April 2019)

Location: Office is located in Bristol (required to travel across Avon and Somerset)

Hours:  37.5

Would you like to work for an award winning service by providing specialist sexual violence support to Women, Men and Children who live across Avon and Somerset? If so we have an exciting opportunity for a creative and highly motivated woman to join our organisation.

SAFE Link was established in 2008 and is a service that works across the Avon and Somerset Police Area and provides emotional and practical support to victims of rape and sexual assault. SAFE Link provides an independent victim-focused service. The service is committed to the Victims Code of Practice. Our ethos is to enable victims to cope and recover after their assault. We can support victims to report to the police if they wish. The ISVA will work closely with the Bridge (SARC), CYPS, Police, CPS and both voluntary and statutory agencies. She will have a good understanding of the traumatic impact of sexual assault and rape. She will need to have knowledge around the criminal justice process and will have a commitment to providing a high quality, victim-focussed and inclusive service.

The successful Candidate will have:

  • Experience of supporting victims to make informed positive decisions
  • Experience of risk assessing, safety planning and support planning.
  • Knowledge around rape and sexual assault and its impact on victims.
  • Experience of Multi-Agency working.
  • A commitment to the victim’s code of practice.
  • A current full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential.


  • Up to 30 days annual leave (depending on length of service)
  • 3 extra holidays including International Women’s Day
  • Excellent development and training opportunities
  • Employer pension contribution (minimum 5% of your gross salary)
  • Mindful Employer Plus Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Wellness Awards 

How to apply:

Please download the application pack from our website and complete the application form. Please submit your application by 9am 22nd March 2019. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held on 29th March 2019.

SAFE Link is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. SAFE Link is committed to Equal Opportunities. *All posts are exempt under section 7 (2) (f) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975