RVA Advice Worker, Maternity Cover 13 month contract – closing date 19 January 2022


This is an exciting time to join the Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) team as the Advice Worker, providing maternity cover on a 13 month contract commencing February 2022. This post is integral to RVA’s services to the local voluntary and community sector (VCS) and is a well-established post helping the sector to thrive.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who have a legal background, whether through having previously practiced Law or having completed the Legal Practice Course; and who have a working knowledge of the voluntary and community sector, either in a paid or volunteer role.

We wish to offer this opportunity widely, therefore the post is available as home-working with regular travel to Reading Central Library at a minimum of once per week.

Purpose of role

To take lead responsibility in RVA for providing charities and voluntary organisations with advice, information and training on legal and technical aspects of running voluntary organisations.

Success looks like:
  • There is a thriving and well governed local sector.
  • Organisations are able to access good quality information and support quickly and easily.
  • Resources are directed at organisations tackling greatest need.
Inclusion Statement

Reading Voluntary Action is an equal opportunities employer and has made a commitment to encourage applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals, who are currently underrepresented within the organisation.

  • 1 December: Applications open
  • 19 January, 5pm: Applications close
  • Date TBC: Interviews at Reading Central Library for shortlisted candidates (or alternatively via Zoom depending on Covid-19 restrictions)
  • February 2022: In post.

Further information

  • Please see the more detailed Job Description and Person Specification linked below.
  • Please use the Application Form linked below to apply.
  • If you would like an informal discussion about the role before applying, please get in touch with Rachel Spencer, CEO, or Herjeet Randhawa, Advice Service Manager, at info@rva.org.uk or telephone 0118 937 2273.
  • Job sharing is possible for this role.
Address Line 1
Home-based and Reading Central Library
Address line 2
Community Place, 3rd Floor
Address line 3
Reading Central Library
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Contract type
Full timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Central Reading
£31,700 per annum for 37 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm, with occasional evenings
Rachel Spencer or Herjeet Randhawa
Main contact telephone
0118 937 2273
How to apply

More detailed information on the role is available to download here Advice Worker JD and PS – Maternity Cover.

Please download and complete this RVA application form and return to jobs@rva.org.uk (Please note CVs will not be accepted).

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Rachel Spencer CEO or Herjeet Randhawa Advice Service Manager at info@rva.org.uk or 0118 937 2273.

Open for applications from
1 December 2021
Closing date for applications
19 January 2022
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course