Thank you for your interest in working for the CSA Centre. 

We are currently looking to recruit two new members to our Advisory board who will be representatives of organisations who support children, young people or adults who have experienced child sexual abuse.

The Advisory board provides strategic direction and expert advice to inform, shape and share the CSA Centre’s work.

Being a member of the advisory board includes:

  • Reviewing plans and content produced by the CSA Centre, and providing expert advice to inform its development and effectiveness;
  • Identifying and sharing information on good practice and improvement models in the sphere of child sexual abuse;
  • Presenting a clear picture of the current evidence base by developing and maintaining a reliable, robustly evaluated evidence base;
  • Identifying changes and improvements to policy and practice in relation to child sexual abuse, and consider and relay to the Advisory Board the impact, or potential impact, of such changes and improvements on: the scale and nature of child sexual abuse; and local and national responses to it;
  • Supporting dissemination and promotion of the CSA Centre’s work.

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the breadth of individual experiences of people who have experienced child sexual abuse;
  • An ability to appropriately represent the perspectives of other services or organisations within the field of sexual abuse;
  • An ability to utilise knowledge and understanding of the impact of child sexual abuse within an advisory role;
  • An understanding of the ways in which policy, research and practice can be improved through contribution of the perspective of those with lived experience;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the additional barriers faced by those from lesser heard groups who experience child sexual abuse (e.g. Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority, disabled and LGBT people).

The role requires a commitment of approximately 12-15 days per year for attending meetings and events. The CSA Centre will pay a consultancy day rate and will reimburse you any reasonable travel costs for attending meetings.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the role specification above to

Deadline for applications: 9 January 2019.

The CSA Centre is committed to diversity. We actively encourage applications from disabled, male, and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented at the CSA Centre.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal conversation about the role, please contact our Deputy Director for Knowledge and Practice Development, Anna Glinski.

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