Volunteer and Recruitment

Volunteer Recruitment Guidelines

Sarac will welcome applications from all members of the community who are from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work carried out by sarac volunteers and the sometimes distressing content of the role, there are some recommendations made by sarac to safeguard and consider the needs and well-being of the clients:

  • All prospective volunteers must be over the age of 21 due to the subject matter and emotional nature of the supporting roles.
  • All prospective volunteers must disclose any current mental-health issues or disabilities that may impact their role and well-being. This will only be required should the applicant be invited to interview and will not be required to be disclosed on the application form.
  • Whilst we greatly value the empathy and knowledge of somebody that has personal experience of the issues sarac deals with, all prospective volunteers that have experienced trauma or sexual/domestic abuse themselves must wait to apply until a reasonable amount of time has elapsed.
  • There is a list of occupations that are deemed to be a ‘conflict of interest’ by sarac. The occupations are listed below and have been chosen with the clients’ best interests in mind:
    police officers, magistrates and judges.
Volunteer Recruitment Guidelines Helpline Volunteer Role Description Face to Face Volunteer Role Description

 Current Job Vacancies 

Young Person’s Lead Worker

SARAC is a long established and respected specialist charity supporting all people over the age of 11 who are the victims/survivors of sexual abuse and rape.

Our highly trained staff and volunteers listen to survivors with compassion and understanding to provide the best service available both practically and emotionally. We are a trauma informed organisation whose staff and award-winning volunteers are passionate, committed and have the utmost integrity.

We are looking for a person who can lead the young person’s team. You will have had experience with working with young people aged 11-18 and have a relevant counselling qualification. You will have good networking skills and experience of working collaboratively with agencies and the public sector to ensure the best outcomes for young people who have been victims of sexual abuse.

Please see the Job Description/Person Specification below for further information. If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form below and return to staff@sarac.org.uk

Young Person’s Lead Job Description and Person Specification.PDF

Job Application Form 2020.Pdf

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01283 535110 or via email at staff@sarac.org.uk

Closing date for all applications is Friday 4th December 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!