Our team


Our dedicated and professional team work hard to ensure survivors get the support they need to rebuild their lives. We employ 18 staff, a range of self-employed professionals and approximately 65 volunteers, all of whom make a vital contribution to the services we offer.

Staff team

Chief Executive Officer

The delivery of all our services is overseen by our Chief Executive Officer, Lesley Devonport. Lesley is responsible for the day to day running of the charity. She ensures that RASASC continues to provide an excellent level of service to our clients, while also identifying new services that may support our clients in their recovery.

Counselling service

Our counselling service is led by Susan. As Head of Service, Susan oversees our counselling services and is the Clinical and Assessor lead for face-to-face counselling.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) service

Our team of Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s) is lead by Sally, herself a practicing ISVA.

Helpline

Our Helpline volunteers are supported by three supervisors. The supervisors provide monthly supervision to our volunteers, offering emotional support and supporting their continued learning.

Office support

Our frontline services are supported by our part-time Business Support Officer and a part-time Administrator.

Fundraising

Our fundraising is managed by Caroline. Caroline has over 20 years’ experience in fundraising, and is accredited by the Institute of Fundraising, (MInstF (Dip)). She has worked for a number of welfare charities within her local community, receiving the Gill Astarita Fundraiser of the year award, from the Institute of Fundraising, in 2014.

Communications

Our communications are managed by Kate. Kate has 15 years’ experience in communications, both for a global NGO and the public sector, as well as experience working in domestic abuse. Kate is responsible for all RASASC communications, including the website, social media, journalist enquiries and internal communications. She also works to increase engagement, to help highlight RASASC’s vital work.

Volunteers

Our work is supported by a team of dedicated volunteers, who are essential to the success of RASASC. They make an important contribution to our services, providing valuable support to our clients.

We have 29 fully qualified volunteer counsellors and 20 helpline volunteers. Other volunteer roles include group facilitation, support at events, fundraising support, and delivering awareness talks about our work.

For more information about volunteering for RASASC, please visit our volunteer page.