RVA Charity Advice Worker, Maternity Cover 6 month contract – Deadline 3 Oct 2022


This is an exciting time to join the Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) team as the Advice Worker. 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.

You may be looking for full or part time hours, or be self employed as a consultant.

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 Sept 2022: Applications open
  • 3 Oct 2022, 5pm: Applications close
  • 13 Oct 2022: Interviews at Reading Central Library for shortlisted candidates

Further information

Address Line 1
Third floor, Reading Central
Address line 2
Abbey Square
Address line 3
Reading Central Library
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Contract type
Full timePart 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 RVA CEO
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 email advice@rva.org.uk or 0118 937 2273.

Open for applications from
1 September 2022
Closing date for applications
3 October 2022
Scheduled interview date
13 October 2022
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course