Shetland Rape Crisis
Shetland Rape Crisis

Charity registered in Scotland SC048532

We provide free, inclusive, and confidential support and information to anyone, of any gender (age 13+), in Shetland affected by any form of sexual violence. This includes survivors, as well as family, friends, and supporters.

Current vacancies

Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Meetings usually held at The Compass Centre, Lerwick, Shetland, but there will also be a requirement for some home-working and training in different locations, which may include mainland Scotland. Meetings can also be held on Zoom.
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

Main purpose

To ensure the sound governance of Shetland Rape Crisis.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at The Compass Centre / Shetland Rape Crisis. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base.

Role Purpose

The Board of Trustees have ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all activities of the organisation. They maintain an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than being involved in day-to-day operations. They may additionally be called upon for some recruitment and HR-related activities, as well as attending outreach events, and are encouraged to join team-building activities wherever possible. We are particularly looking to recruit for a Treasurer, so if you have a background in finance or business, please get in touch.

"I've met lots of incredible women I never would have known and learned about the work they do, which makes me feel more hopeful in the face of the endless grim news we all see. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and consider becoming a Trustee – all sorts of skills and experience can make a difference to combatting sexual violence in Shetland." - Siún Carden, Trustee for over 5 years & previous Chair of the Board.

Hours:Variable according to the needs of the service. On average, post-training, one 2.5 hour meeting per month plus additional hours for specific responsibilities.

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Young Survivors’ Practitioner (Part-Time)

  • Part time
  • £34,073 pro-rata
  • The Compass Centre, Lerwick, Shetland.
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Shetland Rape Crisis team, working in The Compass Centre in Lerwick, Shetland. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base.

Job Purpose

  1. This project is funded until 31st March 2026 and has a focus on the development, design and delivery of services and resources for young, non-abusive survivors (aged 13-25), of all genders, who have been affected by sexual harm.
  2. In year one, the practitioner will lead on and evidence the design and development of pathways and resources for young survivors in all three strands of our frontline work: Support Service, Advocacy Service and Counselling Service. These will be co-developed in consultation with young survivors, young Shetlanders, and other key stakeholders as identified by the practitioner, their line manager, and the team at The Compass Centre.
  3. In years two and three, after induction and training in the Rape Crisis Scotland Service Standards and Support Model, the practitioner will then join the Survivor-Facing Team and become responsible for delivering support to survivors accessing The Compass Centre’s services, in line with the new pathways and resources, as well as The Compass Centre’s existing policies and procedures.

Reporting to:Year 1: Service Manager. Years 2 & 3: TBC.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by National Lottery players, until 31st March 2026. Contracts will be issued annually upon confirmation of funding, which is expected to be successful.

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Access & Inclusion Project Worker (Part-Time)

  • Part time
  • £29,049 pro-rata
  • Lerwick, Shetland & Homeworking (as required)
  • Closing 21st March 2021

Shetland Rape Crisis is a feminist, trauma-informed organisation and these values underlie everything we do.

We provide free and confidential support, therapy and advocacy to anyone in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life.

Job Purpose

• This project runs until June 2022 and has a focus on increasing Shetland Rape Crisis’ support capacity, the accessibility of the service, and its reach, for survivors of sexual violence in Shetland, and particularly for survivors from marginalised groups.

• The worker, in co-operation with the Service Manager and Staff Team at SRC, will develop and implement an Inclusion and Access Strategic Plan for the service.

• As part of improving access to support and capacity for delivery, a number of service development projects have been identified and these would be led by the new worker, alongside any other actions identified by the worker herself as part of the Inclusion and Access Strategic Plan. These are outlined in the recruitment pack.

Project Outcomes

• Improve access to support for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters.

• Proactively work to identify and overcome barriers to support.

• Engage and collaborate with survivors to identify and address their needs.

Only applications returned using the application form will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

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This vacancy has now closed

Therapeutic Support Worker (Part-Time)

  • Part time
  • £29,049 pro-rata
  • Lerwick, Shetland / Homeworking (as required)
  • Closing 21st March 2021

Shetland Rape Crisis is a feminist, trauma-informed organisation and these values underlie everything we do.

We provide free and confidential support, therapy and advocacy to anyone in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life.

Job Purpose

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering trauma-informed emotional support and practical support to service users at Shetland Rape Crisis.
  • They will be expected to be able to deliver this via telephone, VC, text, messaging and email as required, as well as traditional face-to-face work.
  • They may be required to provide some advocacy support to service-users, with assistance from the specialist Advocacy Worker.
  • They will demonstrate a clear understanding of gender-based violence and intersectionality in their work.

Only applications returned using the application form will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

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Prevention & Activism Worker (Part-Time, 25hr p/w)

  • Part time
  • £33,080 pro-rata
  • Lerwick, Shetland
  • Closing 12th September 2021

Shetland Rape Crisis is an intersectional feminist, trauma-informed organisation and these values underlie everything we do.

We provide free and confidential information, support and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life.

Job Purpose

Delivery of the National Sexual Violence Prevention Programme in Shetland

The post holder will lead on the delivery of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Sexual Violence Prevention Programme in schools and youth groups in Shetland, using a shared resource pack and evaluation framework coordinated by RCS. Regular training opportunities and a practitioners’ forum are provided as part of the programme. More information and the report from an external evaluation can be found at rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/prevention-work

Delivery of Shetland Rape Crisis’ Activism Programme

The post holder will lead on local strategic approaches to sexual violence and gender-based violence in Shetland via the development, co-ordination, and facilitation of grassroots activism around these issues, giving our community a voice and empowering change. This includes volunteer coordination and facilitating BEE, Shetland Rape Crisis’ volunteer young activist group for young people aged 13-25, as well as taking a lead on campaigns and communications designed and fronted by SRC.

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Admin & Finance Lead (Part-Time, 30hr p/w)

  • Part time
  • £36,463 pro-rata
  • Lerwick, Shetland
  • Closing 16th September 2021

Shetland Rape Crisis is an intersectional feminist, trauma-informed organisation and these values underlie everything we do.

We provide free and confidential information, support and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life.

Job Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for the development and maintenance of all the administration and finance systems necessary for the smooth running of Shetland Rape Crisis. This includes but is not limited to:

  1. The implementation and management of robust GDPR compliant filing systems and administration procedures, both physical and digital, for all aspects of the service.
  2. The implementation and management of robust financial systems, including leading on the yearly financial audit and the administration of Gift Aid, for all aspects of the service.
  3. The production of regular financial reports for the Board of Trustees and Funders, and the bringing together of projected budgets for the Service Manager and Funders.
  4. Delegated authority to lead on Health & Safety and GDPR matters for the organisation.
  5. Overseeing regular review and updating of Shetland Rape Crisis policies and procedures.
  6. Lead on the upkeep of the office environment, facilities and equipment.
  7. Prepare and take minutes for Team and Board meetings, and other key meetings as required.
  8. Providing administrative support to the wider SRC team as capacity allows and under direction of the Service Manager.
  9. Covering the main Service Phone Line during Office Hours and managing the contact@shetlandrapecrisis.scot email address.
  10. Other tasks as required by the post for the effective running of the service.

The Administration & Finance Lead will plan their work and objectives to align with organisational priorities and work closely with the Shetland Rape Crisis Service Manager and Board of Trustees.

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