Survivors Unite
Survivors Unite

Charity registered in Scotland SC048563

A group offering mutual support to people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

Current vacancies

Survivors Unite Trustee

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 20th December 2022

Survivors Unite is a Scottish Borders charity that works to support adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and facilitate their recovery.

Our Board of Trustees meets every two months, with a mix of face-to-face meetings in Selkirk and virtual meetings.

We are looking to attract additional Trustees who have an interest in this area of work and have experience to contribute to the Board of Trustees

The main duties of a Trustee with Survivors Unite are to participate in Board meetings and subgroup work, to act as an advocate for the organisation, and be responsible for governance and strategy.

Further information and an application form are attached.

Information for Applicants

The development of the organization came about when people with experience of CSA came together for peer support and recognised the need for innovative compassionate and peer-led approaches to reach others across our local, rural area.

Survivors Unite became an independent charity in 2018 and is currently funded by

the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland. This enables us to work with survivors in all stages of recovery and offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and a facilitated peer support group, with ambitions to develop other services as resources allow. For more information on what we do, visit: survivorsunite.org.uk/home

We encourage applications from survivors and those who have been supported by our services, but only from those who have been out of our services for more than one year.

We provide induction for Trustees who can also access training and resources to develop their understanding of abuse and trauma as required.

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Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Business Manager

  • Part time
  • £33,000 pro-rata
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 11th March 2022

Join us as Business Manager to ensure the effective delivery and development of sup-port services that can make a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in innovative ser-vice development in a rural area to address unmet needs for support.

Survivors Unite exists to support the recovery of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. We work with survivors in all stages of recovery and offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and a facilitated peer support group and have ambitions to develop other services as resources allow. We are currently funded by the Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland.

If you would like further information about the post, please contact: Cath Elliott celliottwalker@aol.com or on 07773 592070.

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This vacancy has now closed

Recovery Lead Counsellor

  • Part time
  • £33,000 pro-rata
  • Selkirk, Scottish Borders
  • Closing 8th April 2022

Join us to manage a set of support services that can make a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.

We are looking for a Recovery Lead Counsellor to develop the support of Survivors Unite through our Safe Oaks Project. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in innova-tive service development in a rural area to address unmet needs for support.

Survivors Unite seeks to facilitate the recovery of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Scottish Borders. We work with survivors in all stages of recovery and offer 1:1 peer support; counselling / therapy; and a facilitated peer support group and have ambitions to develop other services as resources allow. We are currently funded bythe Scottish Government, the Robertson Trust, the National Lottery Community Fund and Foundation Scotland.

Job requirements

The successful candidate with have a sound understanding of the impact of childhood

sexual abuse and trauma on adult survivors and be experienced in working with service users to address support needs. The post requires a professional qualification in social work, counselling, clinical psychology or related discipline and membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

If you would like further information about the post, please contact: Allyson McCollam on 07904 909778

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