Overview

Job description

Permanent

Background of department/role

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to a whole-university approach to ensuring a safe environment for all our students, staff, and visitors. Bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct are unacceptable behaviours which are contrary to our values and mission.

The Expect Respect Adviser is a new role. It will build on existing expertise and support offered to students who have experienced sexual violence or harassment.

The main purpose of the job is to offer specialist advice and support to students who have been subjected to sexual harassment and violence. The Expect Respect Advisor will also be involved in raising awareness about the impact of sexual violence and harassment.

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The Role

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Your main responsibilities will include supporting and signposting students who have been subject to sexual violence and harassment to services (internal and external), while managing risk. You will manage a student caseload. You will support the delivery of training sessions to both students and staff. You will work with colleagues on raising awareness and information provision around sexual violence and harassment, enhancing the existing Expect Respect campaign.

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The Person

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You will be educated to first-degree level (or equivalent standard). You will have an accredited Independent Sexual Adviser Training (ISVA) qualification or will be willing to attend training to obtain one. You will have experience in working in a role offering support and advice to those who have experienced sexual violence or harassment, or similar role. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the impact and dynamics of sexual violence and harassment and a knowledge of relevant legislation. You will have excellent interpersonal skills including an ability to engage empathetically with students.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our polices such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Covenant, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christ Church. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.

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How to apply

Start date for applications: 9th December 2022

Closing date for applications: 2nd January 2022

Interviews are to be held: TBC Shortly After Closing Date

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact lucie.duncan@canterbury.ac.uk, (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number REQ03317.

Please ensure you include contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

Canterbury Christ Church University

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