Student Services are looking to recruit extra staff for the Sexual Assault Responder (SAR) team in Medway.
The role of the Sexual Assault Responder is to provide immediate support to victims of serious sexual assault or rape at the Medway campus out of hours (between 17.00 and 9.00) and at weekends. Full training is provided, and SARs operate on a rota system. The role is to provide advice and guidance to victims of serious sexual assault or rape with regards to aftercare support procedures. The role is NOT a counselling role.
SARs receive a £100 remuneration for joining the team and completing the training and receive £70 for the first hour of a call out, with time and a half for subsequent hours. Any transport costs are also reimbursed.
A Sexual Assault Responder must meet the following criteria:
- Be a University of Kent member of staff
- Be able to access the University of Kent Medway campus within 45 minutes of receiving a phone call from Campus Security out of hours (considering the accessibility of a staff member’s usual mode of transportation when accessing the University)
- Attend a training session
- Have the permission of their line manager to register for the role of SAR.
For more information, to request a role description, or to express an interest in becoming a SAR, please email Debbie Worthington in Student Services.