Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Women's Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC001099

Scottish Women's Aid (SWA) is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role in campaigning and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse. SWA has a unique relationship with its member groups, which consist of 36 autonomous local Women’s Aid (WA) groups providing specialist domestic abuse services to women, children, and young people.

Current vacancies

Project Co-ordinator - Improving Justice in Child Contact (IJCC) Project

  • Part time
  • £28,888 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st November 2018

Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

Based in Edinburgh, with requirement for some travel to project partners and associated conferences

Improving Justice in Child Contact: children affected by domestic violence

The Improving Justice in Child Contact: children affected by domestic violence is an international partnership project funded by the European Commission to improve the justice system so that children’s and women’s human rights are respected and for ensuring that children’s views are effectively included, and to ensure knowledge exchange. Partner countries are Scotland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania and Portugal.

The lead partner is the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) at the University of Edinburgh. Scottish Women’s Aid is part of the management partnership, and the SWA Coordinator will liaise with the Research Fellow (Improving Justice in Child Contact) at the CRFR, and develop training methods and materials for delivery to project partners to enable them to establish local child-expert groups, ensuring promotion of children’s rights and women’s safety in contact processes and disputes. This will include the use of SWA’s successful Power Up/Power Down model of participation, and the post involves project co-ordination, stakeholder and partner engagement.

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Administration Worker – Building Capacity Project

  • Part time
  • £20,357 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th November 2018

Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

Scotland has the most theoretically ambitious and strategically focused Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy in Europe. The national Equally Safe strategy will be delivered by many and diverse agencies across the policy and service world of Scotland. Critical to making this multi-sector participation effective, efficient, and progressive is widespread competence about gender, about the dynamics of VAWG and the dimensions of women’s inequality, and about individual and community behaviour change.

Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead partner in an exciting opportunity, funded by Scottish Government, to undertake capacity building and infrastructure building. The purpose of this project is to develop a model for creating and sustaining a national body of trainers who can deliver affordable and high-quality gender and gendered VAWG training for public and third-sector organisations, VAWP partnerships, and other policy and service providers in all areas of Scotland. These trainers will come from public and third-sector services and work closely with local VAWP partnerships and public sector bodies to develop training needs assessments and training strategies.

We are therefore seeking to recruit an administration worker to:

  1. To support the Project Coordinator and Development Worker in all administrative duties related to the successful delivery of the Building Capacity project
  2. Provide secretarial and administrative support for the Building Capacity project team

The Administrator will primarily support the Building Capacity project, but the post holder will also work with other SWA administration workers to ensure that administrative and front-line services are available at all times.

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Building Capacity Project Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £28,888
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th November 2018

Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

Building Capacity Project

Scotland has the most theoretically ambitious and strategically focused Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy in Europe. The national Equally Safe strategy will be delivered by many and diverse agencies across the policy and service world of Scotland. Critical to making this multi-sector participation effective, efficient, and progressive is widespread competence about gender, about the dynamics of VAWG and the dimensions of women’s inequality, and about individual and community behaviour change.

Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead partner in an exciting opportunity, funded by Scottish Government, to undertake capacity building and infrastructure building. The purpose of this project is to develop a model for creating and sustaining a national body of trainers who can deliver affordable and high-quality gender and gendered VAWG training for public and third-sector organisations, VAWP partnerships, and other policy and service providers in all areas of Scotland. These trainers will come from public and third-sector services and work closely with local VAWP partnerships and public sector bodies to develop training needs assessments and training strategies.

We are therefore seeking to recruit a project coordinator to:

  1. Develop an Equally Safe (ES) training and competence framework (building on previous work done by the VAW Training Consortia)
  2. Undertake strategic planning for assessing and meeting demand for affordable, ES trainers over a 5-10 year implementation period
  3. Support segmentation research that collects Scottish data to support effective messaging about gender and VAWG with the general population

In parallel to that, a feasibility study is being undertaken on a consultancy basis to deliver two resources to support ongoing capacity building:

  • Mapping of infrastructure needs in addition to a supply of ES-competent trainers
  • Research to support a developmental approach for training that responds appropriately across geographies and forms of VAWG and that reflects existing evidence
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Building Equality Co-ordinator

  • Full time
  • £27,771
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th July 2018

SWA is seeking a diplomatic, proactive, results-driven, self-starter; someone who is skilled in developing new partnerships, gets work done within agreed timelines, works on her own initiative, and contributes constructively as part of a team.

You will work with the Building Equality projects, partners Close the Gap and Engender, the Scottish Women’s Aid network, and national infrastructure organisations and local service providers in the employability and skills sector, to embed effective measures, systems and early interventions addressing women’s poverty and economic dependence in existing domestic abuse services.

This post offers you the opportunity to join our committed team of specialists making a difference to the lives of women, children and young people in Scotland.

Post is open for secondment. Candidates wishing to apply for this role as a possible secondment opportunity should ensure they have approval to be released from their substantive post.

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This vacancy has now closed

Member Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £33,581
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th August 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Women’s Aid team in the new Member Services Manager role. With experience in developing, delivering and reviewing services, and leadership skills you will also have current working knowledge of domestic abuse in Scotland and the broader policy and legislative context.

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This vacancy has now closed

Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,249
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2018

SWA is seeking an individual with extensive experience of infrastructure management encompassing project and staff management, administration, finance, ICT systems contract, risk management and HR. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to bring people together to achieve set goals; to complete work within agreed timelines; to work on her own initiative, and to contribute constructively as part of a team.

This post offers you the opportunity to join our committed team of specialists making a difference to the lives of women, children and young people in Scotland.

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