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Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) CEO steps down!

Sharon Erdman, CEO of RASASC has announced that she will step down in May 2024 after completing nearly three transformative years at the helm.

Under the leadership of Sharon, RASASC has undergone an unprecedented period of growth and expansion in our core services, leading to nearly threefold expansion of staff and income in under three years. During the period, securing significant new funding enabled the delivery of a multi-disciplinary service offering a range of specialist support, including play therapy for girls 4+, school wellbeing counsellors and groups for both children and carers.

Significantly, following a successful bid in 2022 in partnership with Rape Crisis England and Wales, RASASC is now a key delivery partner in the Government funded 247 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support line, offering a specialist helpline service to all survivors in England and Wales.

Sharon has established and lead the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) comprising of Director of Services and Director of Finance and Resources.

Sharon said:

“It has been a privilege to lead RASASC through the last three years. I am proud of everything that we have achieved, in particular the successful partnerships that we have built. These have led to the creation of an excellent holistic range of services for girls and young women who have experienced rape and sexual violence, and to the implementation of the 247 National Sexual Abuse Support line that has enabled us to support so many more hundreds of survivors.”

Sheetal Dalal, Chair of the Trustees at RASASC, said:

“I would like to extend deepest gratitude to Sharon on behalf of the Board and staff for her unwavering commitment and support. During Sharon’s tenure the organisation has gone through immense change, leading to huge improvement and expansion of our services. Sharon’s guidance and leadership has enabled the organisation to evolve, while staying true to its mission and values centred around women’s empowerment. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”

To ensure a smooth transition, the Board of Trustees has begun the recruitment search for the new CEO.

For more details about the post, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3900808067/?capColoOverride=true

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