Why work in our SARCs?

Working in our sexual assault referral centres can be challenging, but extremely rewarding.

We offer medical, practical and emotional support to victims of sexual assault working from state-of the-art facilities, including a Paediatric Centre of Excellence based in Exeter.

Our award-winning team of specially trained NHS doctors, nurses and support workers delivers exceptional, dynamic and innovative care for those that have experienced sexual harm.

The SARCs also benefit from being a specialist service within the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which has two acute hospitals and community services across Devon.

Current Vacancies

Paediatric Assistant Practitioner – Exeter

Closing date: 12 July 2024

We are looking for two Assistant Practitioners to join our multi-disciplinary paediatric team to support the provision of SARC services to children who have experienced rape or sexual assault at our centre of excellence, based in Exeter.

You will be working alongside specialist forensic doctors, paediatricians, therapists and safeguarding nurses to ensure children and families can access forensic medical assessments and onward support and follow up.

If you are passionate about making a difference to children and their families at a point when they have experienced significant trauma, this could be the role for you. We are a dynamic, forward thinking team who are nationally recognised for the work we do.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week between Monday to Friday

For further information please contact: Lyndsay Howell, General Manager or Louise Barraclough, Nurse Adviser on 0300 303 4626, or for more information and how to apply, see here.

Lead crisis worker – Plymouth

Closing date: 14 July 2024

This role is based at our Plymouth SARC and the post holder will respond to calls from those who have been sexually assaulted/abused and act on this according to Devon & Cornwall SARCs’ policies and procedures.

The work will involve providing initial support to service users in time of crisis and make onward referrals as required.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week, Wednesday to Friday 9.00 – 17.00

For further information please contact: Tammy Saltern, Nurse Manager,