Sexual Harassment and Violence Advisor

University of Cambridge
April 07, 2024
Offerd Salary:£33,966-£44,263
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Sexual Harassment and Violence Advisor

The role of the Sexual Harassment and Violence Advisor will be part of a growing team under the Head of the Harassment and Violence Support Service. The Sexual Harassment and Violence Advisor service provides specialist, impartial advice, emotional and practical support and policy guidance to any student within the collegiate University who has been subjected to any form of sexual violence or intimate partner abuse, recently, or in the past.

The role will involve providing one-to-one support to students. It will also include running workshops for staff from time to time, and offering staff consultation when requested to those across the collegiate University who have pastoral responsibilities for student welfare.

The Sexual Harassment and Violence Advisor will work flexibly and collaboratively with teams across Student Support, including the University Counselling Service and the Mental Health Advice Service. The role will also work with staff across the collegiate University as well as external agencies to develop and enhance the support available to students of the University.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of working in a service to deliver 1:1 support, advice and guidance to adults who have experienced sexual violence, and will have a demonstrable understanding of the impact of and dynamics surrounding sexual violence. The role holder must possess an accredited Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) qualification or be willing to work towards one, and will be well-versed in assessing risk, together with knowledge of relevant legislation and UK legal processes.

Utilising excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the role holder will have a warm and empathic style and an ability to build trust and credibility with students and those staff supporting them. Emotional resilience, establishing clear boundaries and the ability to work calmly under pressure will also be key attributes of the role. This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a warm, friendly team.

The role is advertised as full time but we welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for flexible working arrangements.

Further information on the role can be found in the Further Particulars document, which you can find via a link at the bottom of the advert. When applying please ensure you upload both your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children and adults' barred lists).

The closing date for applications is: Sunday 7th April 2024

The interview date for the role is: Wednesday 17th April 2024

If you have any questions about this position please contact Amy Thompson, Head of the Harassment and Violence Support Service: [email protected]

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact [email protected]

Please quote reference AW40940 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Student Support, Cambridge








    21 March 2024

    Closing date

    7 April 2024

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