Service Director, Louise Williams. (Maternity Leave)
Louise joined us in April 2016. Louise represents the South West region on the Board of Trustees of Rape Crisis England and Wales – the national organisation to which Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support is affiliated.
Interim Service Director, Maggie Stewart.
Maggie joined us in August 2018 as our interim Service Director.
Specialist Support Workers
We have two specialist support workers – Christina, and Zareen – who give one-to-one therapeutic emotional support to each survivor for up to 24 sessions with regular support reviews.
Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s)
Alison, Beverly, Maggie and Liz work as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s), providing advocacy and guidance to individuals affected by sexual violence.
Volunteer Support Team
We have an established group of fully trained volunteer support workers. Each receives accredited training in Understanding and Working with Sexual Violence, Level 2. Volunteers give over 1,110 volunteer hours to Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support each year. The volunteer team staffs our helpline, and keeps in regular contact with survivors on our waiting list for face-to-face support. We exist because of them.
Service Manager, Magdalena, provides support to the Specialist Support Worker team and oversees the running of the service.
Office Manager, Laura, keeps the Centre running smoothly, making contact with suppliers and supporters and keeping both staff and the public updated through social media.
Volunteer Co-Ordinator Rebecca has joined us to recruit, train and support our volunteers who are so vital to the organisation.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Indi analyses all of our data ensuring we collect accurate information about our service users. This is in turn allows Indi to evaluate our data, providing outcome information for the organisation, funders and supporters and look for gaps recommending ways in which we can improve our service delivery.
Administrator Karen provides support to the ISVA team.