Opportunities With Scottish Women's Aid

Service Development Worker

Starting Salary: £28,047 per year, 35 hours per week (this is a fixed term post to 31st March 2018 with a high likelihood of extension subject to funding agreements)

Based in Edinburgh

Would you like to make a valuable contribution to the work and vision of Scottish Women’s Aid?  You can be involved in making Scotland a place where robust, needs-led policies and procedures support innovative practices that contribute to increasing the power and autonomy of women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.

This post will nurture and grow relationships across the Women’s Aid network and with national stakeholders through informing and supporting national and local policy and good practice.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 5pm. 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 14 December 2017 in Scottish Women’s Aid, 132 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 3JD.

You can download the application pack below:

Cover Letter
Job Description & Person Specification
Terms & conditions
Application form
Application form guidance
Equality & Diversity Monitoring

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. 

Opportunities Within our Member Groups

Inverness Women's Aid have a vacancy for a Refuge Worker who will oversee the IWA refuge premises & provide support to refuge & outreach clients during weekends (day-time). The post-holder will be responsible for the safe & efficient running of the premises and will usually be the sole staff member working during these periods.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a competent & responsible disposition and who can demonstrate initiative, confidence and sound decision-making in this role. Qualifications, training and/or experience in health/social care, psychology or advocacy are desirable but other qualifications & experience may be considered. Full training will be provided.

The post can either be one post of 24 hours per week or two posts of 12 hours per week. There may also be the opportunity for the post-holder(s) to undertake staff relief shifts in addition to their main role as Refuge Worker. The post is initially for one year. Please note that women only need apply, as this job is required to be for a person of a particular sex under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £9.50 /hour

Email: info@invernesswa.co.uk for job description & application pack

Domestic Abuse Women’s Worker, Covering Aberdeen City

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

The successful candidate should have experience of delivering support, advocacy and information to women experiencing domestic abuse and of working with support plans and risk assessments. You must have an understanding of the issues affecting women experiencing domestic abuse and share our commitment to feminism and equality.  The Women’s Worker may support women in a variety of settings, including outreach, refuge and office support. 

Salary Band - £21,351 - £24,173 pro rata 30 hours

Please visit www.grampian-womens-aid.com for an application pack or get in touch with Dorothy McDonald for further information:


Or telephone: 01224 593381

A minimum of SVQ2 relating to health and social care or equivalent is required for this post.

A driving license and access to a car is essential.

This role is subject to PVG scheme checks.  Women only need apply.  This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

Closing date – 13th November  2017


Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity:


Would you like to help us improve the lives of women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse in East Ayrshire? Do you have a willingness to learn, share your skills and work as part of a team? If the answer to these questions is yes, then you might be interested in becoming a Director of East Ayrshire Women’s Aid.
This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a team delivering vital support to vulnerable women, children and young people in East Ayrshire. You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic abuse but we do need to know that you are reliable and committed to our principles and values.
The position is voluntary but we will provide you with training and support and pay your expenses. We meet at least five times a year, usually on Saturday mornings.
Under Section 9 of the Equality Act 2010, only women are eligible to apply. We welcome applications from women from all sections of the community.
If you would like an application pack or simply want to know more, please contact:
Karen Gardner
01563 536001


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