Scottish Women's Aid are looking to recruit the following vacancy: 

Policy Worker
Fixed Term until March 2018 with high likelihood of extension subject to funding
Starting Salary: £27,497 per year, 35 hours per week
Based in Edinburgh

We are recruiting a Policy Worker to improve the response towards women and their children and young people with experience of domestic abuse by influencing the development of relevant policy and legislation.  Experienced in the  policy field, you will have a good understanding of children’s and women’s human rights, a gendered analysis of domestic abuse, be confident and outgoing and have a proven track record of working effectively with diverse stakeholders including children and young people, policy makers, practitioners and researchers.

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 2 March 2017.  Interviews will be held on Friday 17 March 2017

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. 

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

Scottish Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC128433,
and a registered charity, No. SC001099

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

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

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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, 37 women and 22 children and young people asked for refuge accommodation, but Women's Aid were unable to find suitable spaces for 19 women and five children and young people (SWA 2013)

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