Interested in joining the SARSAS Team?

We are going through an exciting time of growth and restructure, which means we will be hiring!

We are looking for passionate people that share our feminist ethos. So if you’d like to work for an organisation that believes & supports survivors of sexual violence, values diversity & inclusion and strives for attractive working conditions, keep an eye out for our recruitment opportunities and get applying.

Specialist Support Worker – Somerset (Taunton & Yeovil)
£24,692 per annum (pro rata)
24 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for One Year
Maternity Leave Cover
Based in SARSAS Taunton Hub
Pension: 5%
Annual Leave: 27 days + Bank Holidays (pro rata)

 Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) develop and deliver services for women and girls (16+) who have experienced sexual violence, at any point in their lives.

We are seeking to recruit a part-time Specialist Support Worker to work with survivors with complex needs and work alongside professionals to affect positive outcomes for SARSAS clients.

The post holder will be based in our Taunton hub, with travel around Somerset, and occasional travel to all SARSAS areas in Somerset and Avon.

We are looking for an individual who is confident in working with women with complex needs and can effectively promote the rights of all survivors of any kind of sexual violence through trauma informed therapeutic services, liaison, advocacy and care co-ordination.

Role Objectives:

  • To use trauma informed support and psychoeducational tools, to enable women and girls to work towards safety & stabilisation, to access services and receive wrap-around trauma informed care plans.
  • For SARSAS Specialist Support clients, to be able to engage and inform their own ‘cope & recovery’ plan & access future therapeutic long-term support, such as counselling, if they wish.
  • To support group work activity in Somerset as and when it is needed.

Click here to see the full Job Description & Person Specification

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.

SARSAS strives to have attractive working conditions including flexible working hours, professional and personal development and support and supervision packages. Preference for working days – Monday and Tuesday + a day of your choice depending on suitability for SARSAS.

If you have any questions, contact recruitment@sarsas.org.uk or ring our Bristol office on 0117 929 9556 and speak to Ruth Wood, Support Work Manager.

Please download and complete the following documents, then email them to recruitment@sarsas.org.uk to apply.

Application form

Equality and Diversity form

Closing Date: 10.00 am. Tuesday 3rd December 2019.
Interviews will be held in Taunton on Monday 9th December 2019.
Please ensure you are available in person for an interview on this date.
If you are successful in reaching interview stage, you will be contacted by 5.00 p.m. Thursday 5th December 2019. We regret that we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants at this stage.

Preferred start date: At the earliest convenience.

SARSAS values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community; especially from people with a protected characteristic such as BAME, who are currently under-represented at SARSAS. SARSAS are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Our current premises are wheelchair accessible.
*The post is subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Somerset Phoenix Project – Taunton
Specialist Support Worker
for Young People (13-18yrs)
£23,973 Per annum (pro rata)
15 hours per week (to include a Wednesday and one other day by negotiation)

Pension: 5%
Annual Leave: 27 days + Bank Holidays (pro rata)
Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2022

Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS) work in partnership with Barnardo’s and Somerset Public Health to deliver a sexual abuse service to children and young people in Somerset. We are seeking to recruit a part time Specialist Support Worker for 15hours to join a team to meet the support needs of 13 – 18-year olds, their families and carers and work alongside professionals to support them to affect positive outcomes for young people.

The post holder will be based with an integrated team in Taunton managed by Barnardo’s and will manage a small caseload of young people and deliver training to professionals.

We are looking for an individual who can effectively empower and promote the rights of young survivors through trauma informed therapeutic services, liaison and advocacy.

Click here to see the full Job Description & Person Specification

SARSAS is an independent charity adhering to Rape Crisis (England and Wales) National Service Standards.  This post is funded by Somerset Public Health.

The post holder will be employed under the terms and conditions of SARSAS but will be based within a team managed by Barnardo’s and based in a Taunton office.

Travel is required so a driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

For application packs or more information contact recruitment@sarsas.org.uk or ring our Taunton office 01823 324 944 or Barnardo’s Phoenix Project Manager, Emily on 07590 627 654.

Please download and complete the following documents, then email them to recruitment@sarsas.org.uk to apply.

Application form

Equality and Diversity form

Closing Date: 10.00am Sunday 1st December 2019.
Interviews will be held in Taunton on Wednesday 11th December 2019.
Please ensure you are available in person for an interview on this date.

Start date: from 7th January 2020.

SARSAS values diversity and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community; especially from people with a protected characteristic such as BAME, who are currently under-represented at SARSAS. SARSAS are a Disability Confident Committed Employer. Our current premises are wheelchair accessible.
*The post is subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check and open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456*

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0464*

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6pm – 8:30pm

What to expect when you call

*Self-defined gender identity. Trans and non-binary callers welcome.

Want to talk?

Women and girls

0808 801 0456*

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue, Wed and Thu 6pm – 8:30pm

Men and boys

0808 801 0464*

Mon & Fri 11am – 2pm,
Tue 6pm – 8:30pm

What to expect when you call

*Self-defined gender identity. Trans and non-binary callers welcome.

Listening, believing & supporting