This is an exciting opportunity to develop awareness raising and progress the violence against women (VAW) agenda in Shetland. The post sits within Shetland Womens Aid and is funded by the Scottish Government until March 2025. Ongoing funding for this post is expected to be successful.
The successful candidate will be directed in her role by the Service Manager, who will provide support and supervision. The post holder will work closely with the Shetland Domestic Abuse Partnership (SDAP) Co-Ordinator and receive peer support from the SDAP co-ordinator and wider team.
This is a feminist organisation, and the post holder will be supported to learn and understand, to grow and develop their sense of self and belonging.
The Prevention Education Coordinator is responsible for planning, developing, managing, and facilitating the Shetland Women’s Aid primary prevention education programme delivered throughout Shetland high schools and youth service organisations. The role also involves awareness raising through virtual platforms. The coordinator will manage all data, reporting and activity tracking for grant compliance. They will also be available post-delivery of SWA presentations/content for support and appropriate signposting and referral.
This post will manage communications through our social media, newsletter & website, creating engaging and appropriate content and may be involved in producing press releases and interviews in relation to work undertaken.
Access and Inclusion, equalities and helping facilitate communication with our community is also part of the role.
• To work in a way that acknowledges a gender-based analysis of Domestic Abuse as outlined by the Scottish Government and Scottish Womens Aid.
• To acknowledge the causes of domestic abuse and how this affects those who experience it, in addition to the impact on the wider community.
The post is 35 hours a week, and the successful candidate will be required to work in a flexible manner that meets the needs of the service. The salary for this post is £28,495 to £31,544 pro rata; this includes a Distant Islands Allowance. We can consider job share.
Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
Our mission at Victim Support Scotland is to ensure that those affected by crime receive high quality support that will help them to recover from their experiences. We want victims and witnesses to be at the heart of everything we do so they have improved health and well-being, feel safer, more secure and informed and that we are an effective organisation, that makes a lasting difference. We aim to do this by adhering to our own organisational values of being supportive, striving for excellence and offering personalised and accessible services and these are reflected in the behaviours expected of all staff and volunteers.
Reporting directly to a Locality Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring, within your Service(s), that VSS’s local service development and delivery plan is being implemented within your geographical area(s). Service delivery is provided by a team of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers, you will be responsible for planning their deployment to ensure that the service delivered meets the desired outcomes of victims and witnesses of crime, our service users. Responsible for all aspects of a volunteer engagement with VSS at your services, including recruitment, induction, learning and development, ongoing performance management and support. Contributing to business planning and co-ordination ensuring that continuous learning takes place to monitor that the outcomes of service users are being met. Travel within your locality will be required.
This post will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check, references and proof that you have the right to work in the UK.