Opportunities Within Scottish Women's Aid

Scottish Women's Aid, Pertshire Women's Aid and South Ayrshire Women's Aid re advertising the following vacancies:

Fixed Term until 30th June 2017 (with a reasonable expectation that this will be extended based on funding situations)
Starting Salary: £27,225 pro rata per year, 26 hours per week
Based in Edinburgh

SWA is seeking a diplomatic, proactive, results-driven, self-starter with great attention to detail; someone who gets work done within agreed timelines, works on her own initiative, and contributes constructively as part of a team.

You will work to develop and implement our communications and external affairs strategy and support our campaigns; influencing public perception of domestic abuse, raising the profile of SWA and its members and responding to public and media coverage, in line with our ethos and values.

This post offers you the opportunity to join our committed team of specialists making a difference to the lives of women, children and young people in Scotland.

Closing date: Thursday 30th May 2016 at 9am.  Interviews will be held on Friday 10th June 2016Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity.  Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

This post involves regulated work and will require the successful candidate to become a member of the PVG Scheme.

The Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded below:

Cover Letter
Job Description
Application Form
Application Form Guidance
Equality and Diversity monitoring form
Terms and Conditions

Opportunities within our member groups


Perthshire Women’s Aid is looking for a:

Team Leader Women’s Services
Salary £31,326 - 35 hours per week

This post is jointly funded by Big Lottery & Scottish Government with 20 hours funded to end June 2019 and Government funding for remainder of post anticipated to continue post June 16.

The post holder will be part of the senior management team supporting the strategic leadership, planning and management of services including women’s support services, counselling, refuge provision and advocacy.
You will lead a team of ten staff and ensure a quality service is delivered to enable women to make positive changes in their lives. You will raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse and work with a range of agencies and multi-disciplinary partnerships with a focus on improving outcomes for women and their families and promote the work of PWA.
Qualifications which meet the regulatory requirements with SSSC will be required for the post. A car with clean driver’s license; the ability to work flexibly with occasional unsociable hours (mainly early evening) are essential for the post.

Successful candidates at the shortlisting stage will be invited to interview. There will be further stages to the interview process for successful candidates.

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.

For an application pack please email recruitment@perthwomensaid.org.uk Please note we do not accept CV’s.  The closing date for applications for this post is 9am on Monday 30th May.

South Ayrshire Women's Aid is looking for a:

1 Children and Young People’s Support Worker
Hours of Work:  35 per week (excluding unpaid lunch break)
Salary: £19,819

Purpose of the post
The post holder will provide services to children and young people with experience of domestic abuse within refuge accommodation and throughout South Ayrshire area. These services are delivered:
•         While children and young people are resident in our communal refuge or in the dispersed accommodation available to us.
•         On a follow-on basis when they move to permanent accommodation from refuge.
•         When children and young people access the service independently on an outreach basis.
•         When children and young people are referred by agencies and others.

Qualification requirements – a relevant childcare qualification at level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of the SSSC.
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).

Closing Date:  Friday 3rd June 2016

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

For an application pack email: recruitment@sawamail.org.uk

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 2013, 809 women and 319 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2013)

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