Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre, RASASC, Guildford Surrey Counselling, helplines, groups, ISVA and support for men and women
Rape And Sexual Abuse Support Centre, RASASC, Guildford SurreyCounselling, helplines, groups, ISVA and support for men and women


01483 546400

Freephone 0800 0288 022



Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA)

Full time: 35 hours per week (job share considered)

Salary:   £22,500 (current pay rate, pay award pending from 1st November 2017)

Deadline for application: 26th October 2017


ISVAs are survivor-focused advocates, who support survivors of recent and non-recent rape and sexual abuse to enable the survivor to access the services they need in the aftermath of the abuse they have experienced. An ISVA provides individual support and this will vary from client to client.


If this sounds like an opportunity you would be interested in then we would love to hear from you. Please see the attached job description and vacancy notice and apply by completing the attached application form and returning to admin@rasasc-guildford.org.





ISVA job description.docx
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ISVA vacancy notice.docx
Microsoft Word document [54.9 KB]
ISVA Application Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [66.1 KB]


Support us by volunteering! 

As a registered charity we rely on volunteers to support our work.  We have about 70 volunteers in different roles at the moment.  Without our wonderful volunteers we simply wouldn't survive!   


If you only have a little free time or expertise there are many ways that you can still assist us without having to make a regular commitment. Just let us know what you can offer.  Every little bit really helps!


All volunteers will either receive training in advance, or on the job with an experienced volunteer. 

VOLUNTEER COUNSELLORS - based at Guildford and Leatherhead Hubs

We are currently recruiting for qualified counsellors to work on a voluntary basis with survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Please view vacancy notice for full details and how to apply, thank you.
Counsellor vacancies April 2017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [618.4 KB]


We are recruiting for enthusiastic and committed trustees and we would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you have expertise in fund-raising although we welcome all applications.


Term: Minimum of one year from election.


If you have time and energy to spare, are a good communicator and enthusiastic about working with an organisation supporting people affected by rape and sexual abuse, we are interested in hearing from you.


These challenging but rewarding roles are unpaid, although expenses will be reimbursed.


If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to be involved in, then please forward your CV to lesley@rasasc-guildford.org.  





A new Helpline Training programmes is starting on 22nd October 2017. If you can commit to one shift every two weeks we would love to hear from you.


Volunteers are provided with extensive training and are supported by regular supervision and ongoing training. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.


Are you:

  • a good listener
  • non-judgemental
  • caring
  • a clear speaker
  • reliable
  • committed


Commitment - You must be able to:

  • Volunteer for one shift per fortnight with each shift lasting 2½ hours (7.15pm-9.45pm). 
  • Attend a group clinical supervision evening (7pm - 9pm) on the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month (not August). 
  • Given the significant amount of training, a time committment of at least 18 months is mutually beneficial 
  • Please note this volunteer opportunity is not suitable for University students who are only available in Guildford term time.

If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to be involved in, then please email Liz at admin@rasasc-guildford.org for an application pack and further details of our training programme.


We look forward to hearing from you.


You can also take a look through the Role Description below, or listen to the Helpline Podcast. Please also feel free to phone the team on 01483 568000.


Role Description - Helpline Volunteer
2015 Helpline_RoleDes_PerSpec.doc
Microsoft Word document [103.0 KB]
Helpline audio podcast
Listen to a short recording of helpline volunteers answering a call (the caller is an actor) and listen to other RASASC volunteers and staff talking about the Helpline.
RASASC Helpline podcast1.mp3
MP3 audio file [11.3 MB]
Exhibition table and banner



  • Events Helpers to stand at our exhibition table
  • Collecting Box Volunteers - could you ask a shop or venue in your town to take a box?
  • Put posters on noticeboards


Contact Vivien Sale on 01483 568000 or vivien@rasasc-guildford.org for more details and a friendly discussion. We would love to hear from you, we always need good dedicated volunteers. You will need to complete our short application form.