SOS Rape Crisis provides sexual violence services across Essex due to the nature of the work at SOS Rape Crisis, the organisation is a women’s led service – providing services primarily for women by women. For this reason, only female applicants need apply (exempt under section 7(2)(e) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975) and the above post is exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1 5m 48s.

We often run Student Placements for adults who are qualifying to be Counsellors/Therapists if you would like to find out if we have any placements available please email

If you wish to volunteer for SOSRC and feel you have the necessary skills we would love to hear from you, please email


No current Vacancies


The Synergy Essex Rape Crisis Partnership, comprising of South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC), Southend Rape Crisis Centres (SOSRC) and Mid & North Essex Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse (CARA) are three independent dedicated specialist sexual violence organisations, providing services across the whole of Essex, working with individuals who are suffering or have suffered trauma as a result of sexual violence they have experienced. SynergyEssex have entered into a binding partnership arrangement to progress co-production, define and disseminate best practice and meet individual survivors needs across the county of Essex. The partnership works through a community based sexual violence model that is accessible, safe, appropriate and has regard for individual needs from the first point of contact.

The SynergyEssex Rape Crisis Centres provide confidential and non-judgemental support for survivors of any form of sexual abuse that has occurred at any time in their lives – whether it has occurred recently, a long time ago or is still happening.

SOS Rape Crisis supports survivors who live in the area of Southend-on-Sea, Castle Point, and Rochford.


To co-facilitate advisory sessions in schools across Southend for young people (aged 11-18) in raising awareness of the effects of sexual violence. Sessions will be interactive and focus on the young person’s responses with primary learning outcomes to dispel myths related to sexual violence and abuse.

For more information please contact: Service Manager on Tel: 01702 667590


SOS Rape Crisis policy is not to provide support to people who disclose, or have been accused of or investigated for sexual or violent offences.  However, in exceptional circumstances, the centre may decide to offer support to clients who fall into this category.   Decisions on whether support will be offered will be made on a case-by-case basis, and will be at the discretion of the centre.