The Queen's Award for voluntary serviceThe centre offers Free Confidential Counselling & Support to Women who have experienced any form of sexual violence

The Rape & Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre C.I.O. (Darlington and County Durham) is a charity for women and is run by women!

We provide free, face-to-face counselling, telephone support, information and advice for ALL women and young girls aged 13 and over who have been raped, sexually abused or have suffered domestic abuse at any time in their life. We offer external training on a variety of topics relating to the damaging consequences of rape, sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

We help to raise awareness of the impactof rape both locally and nationally as an affiliated member of Rape Crisis (England and Wales) Support.

Most importantly we are a service that is here for you so please get in touch if you want our help and support!



The Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre [Darlington and Co Durham] CIO (RSACC) has an exciting opportunity for a full time Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO), to work with the CEO to oversee services and the running of the Centre. The role will report to the CEO and join a motivated team of staff and volunteers in a busy charity, striving to deliver quality services in both Darlington and Durham. The successful candidate will work with the CEO to manage and oversee activities within the organisation and be subject to performance management through appraisal. A degree or equivalent professional experience is essential.

Established in 1990, RSACC has an excellent reputation for providing women-centred services for women and girls over the age of 13. RSACC is also an affiliated member of Rape Crisis (England and Wales), compliant with their National Service Standards, and an organisational member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

The position is for 37.5 hours and is funded for a period of 1 year starting from 1st January 2018 with the option to extend; funding permitting. There would be an expectation to work the 37.5 hours flexibly to satisfy the needs of the organisation.

Salary - £34,538 to £36,397 per annum depending on experience

DOWNLOADS: Full job description | Person specification | Application.

All completed forms must be emailed to by the closing date. If you have any questions then please ring 01325 354119.

Closing date for applications: 12.00 on Friday 17th November 2017

‘RSACC offers services to women and girls, who have experienced sexual violence, within a women-only safe space. It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 for these posts to be filled only by women. RSACC is an equal opportunity employer and is seeking qualified candidates who contribute to the diversity of the organisation’

Additional Reference Sexual Discrimination Act 1975 section 7 (ii); amended in 1998 and 2008; Schedule 9 Part 1 of the qualities Act 2010.

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