Opportunities Within Scottish Women's Aid


Opportunities Within our Member Groups

 Edinburgh Women's Aid and Glasgow Women's Aid  are looking to recruit the following vacancies:

Edinburgh Women's Aid have the following vacancies:

Employability Worker
Hours: 1 x 28hrs or 2 x 14hr job-share
Salary: £16,997 (28hrs) / £8,499 (14hrs)

12 month contract (There is potential for the award to run for a further 12-months depending on outcomes in the first 12-months.)

Application Deadline: 12pm Tuesday 1 November 2016
Interviews will take place on the week commencing Monday 7 November.

Family Support Worker x 3:
1. Family Support Worker – 27 ½ hours per week (Maternity Cover until 30 June)
2. Family Support Worker – 35 hours per week (Fixed Term until 30 June 2017)
3. Family Support Worker – 24 hours per week (The post is currently funded until 30 June 2017)

SCP £ 21,924 (pro rata)

Application Deadline: 12pm Thursday 27 October 2016
Interviews: There will be a two stage interview process. First interviews will take place on Thursday 3 November and second interviews will take place on Friday 11 November.

Standard PVG scheme membership is required.
Edinburgh Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information and how to apply please go to our website:



Glasgow Women's Aid has the following vacancy:

Play Therapist (Temporary Maternity Cover) 17.5 Hours
Salary £13,383 (£26,767 pro rata) + 7.5% out of hours.

As a Play Therapist you will provide play therapy to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse, who are utilising Glasgow Women’s Aid support services.  These children and young people will have experienced emotional distress and you will help them cope with these difficulties and to find healthier ways of dealing with them.

As a stand alone post, you will organise and manage your own caseload and contribute to the provision of assessment and support services for children and their families as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

The successful candidate must be a qualified Play Therapist and be registered or able to register with BAPT and hold experience of providing a Play Therapy service to a wide range of children and young people.  An understanding of the effects of domestic abuse and a commitment to the feminist analysis of domestic abuse is essential for this role. A car with drivers license is also essential.

For an application pack please visit our website www.glasgowwomensaid.org.uk. We do not accept CV’s.

Closing date: completed application forms must be submitted by 9am on Monday 31st October 2016.

Glasgow Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from women from all sections of the community. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure check through the PVG Scheme.


Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity: Treasurer of the Board of Directors

We are seeking women who have an interest in developing and supporting services for women and their children (who have or are experiencing domestic abuse) living in Perthshire to become part of the Board of Directors of Perthshire Women's Aid.  We would encourage women from all sectors of the community who have particular skills or experience in the following area - Accountancy, to consider giving approximately 2 hours of their time each month for Board meetings with occasional other management duties.
In return, you will receive all reasonable expenses, a comprehensive training and support programme and the knowledge that you have helped to make some women, children and young people in Perthshire a little bit safer and more secure.

Perthshire Women's Aid welcomes applications from women who have previously utilised women's aid services or who have been subject to domestic abuse. Under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 only women are eligible to apply. For more, please download this information leaflet.

If you are looking for a volunteering opportunity, please contact the local group directly

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On one day in Scotland in 2014, 383 women and 302 children and young people were living in a Women's Aid refuge (SWA 2014)

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