Charity registered in Scotland SC012849
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid have been providing safe refuge accommodation for 30 years and latterly with the assistance of funding from the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council outreach services and follow on services for women, children and young people.
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid are seeking to recruit a Women’s Support Worker who will be based in refuge supporting women and assisting women when leaving refuge to settle into permanent accommodation via the follow-on service.
About Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid
Established in 1981, Hemat Gryffe women’s Aid is a feminist organisation and Scotland’s first women’s aid project providing refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on services primarily to women, children, and young people from the Asian Black and Minority Ethnic Community experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
You will have experience of working with vulnerable women from minority ethnic backgrounds experiencing gender-based abuse.
You will be bilingual and speak English and Hindi, Punjabi, or Urdu
All staff are expected to promote equality and anti-discriminatory practices working with women primarily from the Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic Community experiencing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse from their husbands, partners, or extended family members.
Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse?
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid are seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified, and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provides refuge accommodation, outreach, and follow-on support primarily to women, children, and young people from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based abuse.
The role of the Director is unpaid but not without reward. This is a unique opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who have expertise, time, and commitment to join the Board of Directors to provide strategic guidance and leadership to support the staff and future development of the organisation.
We are keen to recruit women and have the necessary skills and experience in the following areas which include
• Human resources or a legal background
• Finance/charity accounting
Time Commitment: The Board currently meet monthly via Zoom. The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a short life working group or a sub-group of the Board. There is also an expectation that new trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support.