Opportunities

SWA, NDAFMH, Shakti, Grampian Women's Aid, Glasgow Women’s Aid, Inverclyde Women's Aid, Edinburgh Women's Aid and South Ayrshire Women’s Aid are advertising the following opportunities:

Opportunities Within Scottish Women's Aid

Scottish Women’s Aid is seeking new members to join its Board of Directors.

We are looking for feminist, creative and innovative women who are able to respond positively to change.  We are keen to improve the diversity of our board and particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women and disabled women.

Closing date Friday 9th September 2016.  Interviews will be held on Friday 16th September 2016 in Scottish Women’s Aid, 132 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 3JD

An application pack can be downloaded below:

Information pack
Role Description & Person Specification
Questionnaire & Application Form
SWA Company Information

Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity.  Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.


Administration Worker (Building Equality)
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2017  with likely extension until 31 March 2018
Starting Salary: £18999 pro rata , 16 hours per week

Based in Edinburgh

Closing date: Thursday 8 September, 12pm
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September

The application pack can be downloaded below.

Cover letter
Job Description
Additional Information sheet
Application form
Application form guidance
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form
Terms and Conditions

Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity.  Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.
Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information please contact us at info@scottishwomensaid.org.uk or on 0131 226 6606

 


Opportunities Within our Member Groups

Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Refuge Follow On (Children and Young People)
Based in Edinburgh, Part Time: 28 hours per week excluding lunch break
Annual Salary (for 28hrs): £18,014
Post is funded by the Scottish Government
Fixed term contract to 30th June 2017.

The post holder will support mainly Black Minority Ethnic children and young people whose mothers or themselves have experienced domestic abuse; support mothers as needed. A minimum of SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7, OR a (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent).

Key Case Worker
Based in Edinburgh, Part Time: 21 hours per week excluding lunch break
Annual Salary (for 21hrs): £13,510
Post is funded by City of Edinburgh Council
Fixed term contract to 31st March 2017

Outreach Case Worker
Based in Edinburgh, Part Time: 28 hours per week excluding lunch break
Annual Salary (for 28hrs): £18,014
Post is funded by the Scottish Government
Fixed term contract to 30th June 2017

The Key Case Worker and the Outreach Case Worker will support Black Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse. A minimum of HNC Social Services, OR SVQ 3 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6, OR BA (Hons) Social Work (or equivalent), OR Degree or Diploma in Community Education or equivalent.

All applicants should have a sound knowledge/understanding of domestic abuse and honour based violence such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation and the effects of cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse. Applicants must have experience of working with vulnerable adults, children and young people; carrying out risk assessments and drafting support plans.

All applicants must hold a clean driving license.

All posts involve unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

The above posts are subject to enhanced disclosure. Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.’

Application packs are available from Shakti, Norton Park, 57, Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY. Tel: 0131 475 2399, Email: info@shaktiedinburgh.co.uk Please note: We do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for this post is Monday 05th September 2016.


Grampian Women’s Aid has delivered domestic abuse services across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire for almost 40 years. We aim to provide an outstanding level of service provision to support the needs of women, children and young people who have experienced, or are presently experiencing domestic abuse. 

We require a Domestic Abuse Refuge Worker to work in the refuge in Aberdeenshire (approx. 16 miles from Aberdeen).  The worker will provide women who have experienced domestic abuse and who are living in temporary refuge accommodation provided by Grampian Women’s Aid with the necessary and appropriate support. A minimum of SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent is required for this post. This role is subject to PVG scheme checks.

Starting salary - £21,140 pro rata for 25 hours with an opportunity for extra hours to cover holidays.

Please visit www.grampian-womens-aid.com for an application pack or, for further information, email Alison Hay or call 01224 593381

Women only need apply.  This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Closing date – 5th September 2016


Based in Ayr, South Ayrshire Women's Aid is a registered charity providing information, support and refuge to Women, Children and Young People who have experience of domestic abuse.

Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate (IDAA)

Hours of work: 37.5per week (Inclusive of 30 minute unpaid lunch break)

Salary:  The salary is £19,818
               Funded initially until June 2017

The purpose of this post is to provide an independent advocacy service to women who have experienced domestic abuse and are assessed to be at very high risk of repeat victimisation. The post holder will work directly with women offering crisis intervention, information, support and advocacy services.

Qualification requirements - at least level 3 recognised SSSC qualifications in Social Care or the ability to gain this.A full driving licence is required as is the ability to travel throughout South Ayrshire.

This post is subject to membership of PVG scheme. Women only need apply. This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).Charity Number SCO 02364  Company Limited by Guarantee No: 339514

Outreach Support Worker

Hours of work: 32 per week (Inclusive of 30 minute unpaid lunch break)

Salary:  The salary is £19,818 (pro rata £ 15,855)
               Funded initially until June 2017

The purpose of this post is to provide a range of information, advocacy and face to face support services to women that access the service independently or by referral and to deliver this service in an outreach capacity within South Ayrshire.

Qualification requirements - at least level 3 recognised SSSC qualifications in Social Care or the ability to gain this.

A full driving licence is required as is the ability to travel throughout South Ayrshire.

This post is subject to membership of PVG scheme. Women only need apply. This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).Charity Number SCO 02364  Company Limited by Guarantee No: 339514

Closing Date for both posts:  Friday 9th September 2016

For application packs please email: recruitment@sawamail.org.uk or phone Julie on 01292 885667 Ext 201

***Please Note: Only those selected for interview will be contacted.


Glasgow Women’s Aid provides temporary refuge, support and information for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Children and Young People Family Resource Worker 35 hours (Fixed term to 30th June 2016)
Salary £26,767 + 7.5% out of hours payment.

As a Family Resource Worker you will provide 1-1 and group work support to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse who are living in refuge.  You will actively support children and young people’s recovery from their experience of domestic abuse and will co-ordinate and provide a variety of play sessions and activities.

You must have experience of supporting children and young people in both 1-1 and group situations.  It is essential that you have a child centred approach and can engage with children and young people using a variety of resources.

The successful candidates must have a qualification recognised for SSSC registration.  They will also have knowledge and a commitment to a feminist analysis of domestic abuse.  It is essential that candidates have knowledge of child abuse and child protection legislation.

Closing date: completed application forms must be submitted by 8am on Monday 29th August 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.

An application pack can be downloaded below:

Job Description
Application Form
Application Form Guidance


Edinburgh Women's Aid are recruting for the following posts:

Refuge Support Worker (14 hours)
£7,414 + weekly sleepover payment of £33.3014 hours per week + 1 sleepover
(1 post: Sunday-Monday including sleepover - hours include weekends, evenings and public holidays)

24-hour Refuge Support Worker (32 hours)
(Fixed Term Maternity Cover until January 2017)

£16,946 + 7.5% anti-social hours payment (SCP 19), Additional sleepover payment £33.30, 32 per week + 1 sleepover (hours include weekends, evenings and public holidays)

Family Support Worker (Maternity Leave until June 2017 - Subject to Funding)
£ 21,924 (pro rata)
27 ½ hours per week

Application Deadline: 12pm Tuesday 6 September 2016
Interviews will be held on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September

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.

More information on the vacancies and how to apply can be found on our website:

http://edinwomensaid.co.uk/index.php/about/vacancies/

 

 

Inverclyde Women's Aid provides a wide range of services to women, children and young people who are, or have experienced Domestic or Sexual Abuse.

Service Manager
Salary €37,000 plus pension, based on 28hrs per week

Reporting directly to the voluntary board and leading a team of staff and volunteers, the service manager will ensure a balance between day to day operations management, consolidating the current position and implementing the strategic development of the organisation.
The successful candidate will have experience in a similar role and have in-depth knowledge of issues pertaining to domestic abuse as well as direct experience of supporting women or children in a related environment. An effective communicator with demonstrable experience of negotiating and influencing at senior level, sound financial management, income generation and ability to motivate and lead a team to achieve organisational objectives are a prerequisite of the role. Inverclyde Women’s aid is seeking a person with a strong commitment to promoting women’s equality and children’s rights.

For further details and an application pack please download from our website at http://www.inverclydewomensaid.com/  or email info@inverclydewomensaid.co.uk
or call 01475 781689

Closing date for completed application is Mon 12th Sept’16 @ 12 noon

Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We would encourage suitably qualified candidates with disabilities or from minority ethnic backgrounds to apply.  These groups are currently underrepresented in our workforce. Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
Any offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and PVG scheme membership.


 

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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