Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Women's Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC001099

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.

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Children and Young People’s Policy Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,888
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled policy professional to become our new Children and Young People’s Policy Worker. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in children’s policy and/or children’s human rights, along with experience of working with diverse stakeholders, including children and young people.

You will understand the gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the issues, policies and legislation within Scotland affecting women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse, and will also understand children’s human rights including children’s participation principles and approaches.

We are seeking a diplomatic self-starter, with good communication skills and attention to detail; someone who gets work done within agreed timelines, works on her own initiative, and contributes constructively as part of a team.

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Helpline Call Handler

  • Full time
  • £23,298
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd September 2019

Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards ending domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women. We play a vital role in campaigning at national and international level and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse, including ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need when they need them.

Would you like to be part of supporting the delivery of a vital helpline service for people with experience of domestic abuse and forced marriage?

As a Call Handler you will provide confidential information and support to individuals and agencies who contact the Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline (SDAFMH).

With excellent communication skills and an understanding of domestic abuse, the post holder will need to be able to respond effectively and sensitively to calls from a wide range of people. You will have an understanding of the services available to support helpline callers, strong computer skills and demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline operates on a 24/7 basis. The post holder will be required to work a varying shift pattern on a rota that includes day, back and night shift.

Successful applicants will be subject to a PVG check, paid by SWA.

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National Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,899
  • Based in Edinburgh, with travel
  • Closing 6th November 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for the role of National Training Coordinator, based in our Edinburgh office with some local and national travel. Working closely with other Women’s Aid Federations across the UK, the role holder will take responsibility for identifying and responding to emerging national learning and development needs in relation to domestic abuse.

The Organisation

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.

What You’ll Do

Key to the role is the effective identification of emerging workforce development needs across the sector. You will develop, implement and deliver, alongside commissioned trainers, a national training programme to enable agencies to respond effectively to the changing policy and legislative landscape in relation to domestic abuse, violence against women and gender inequality.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of managing, commissioning and coordinating learning and development programmes, conferences and events. It’s essential that you will have a background in developing and facilitating training as well as related resources and training packs. Previous use and knowledge of developing e-learning and on-line training would be valuable.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Knowledge of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018 and the implications for agencies
  • Understanding of quality assurance in relation to learning, development and training
  • Current working knowledge of policy and practice issues in relation to violence against women and children
  • Sound understanding of the theory of adult learning and practice in relation to domestic abuse and gender based violence
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Service Development Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £29,899
  • Based in Edinburgh, with travel
  • Closing 6th November 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid has an exciting opportunity to join their busy and thriving Member Services team. Based in Edinburgh, the Service Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting service development and delivery within the Women’s Aid network and support a portfolio of Women’s Aid groups.

The Organisation

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.

What You’ll Do

You’ll support the development of services in the Women’s Aid network, to build collaborative work, learning and development and ensure that effective support services for women, children and young people have been informed and influenced by service users themselves. Working closely with a range of stakeholders, you will also be an advocate for the development and delivery of the specialist abuse services that the Women’s Aid network can provide.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have experience of working and consulting with a wide range of partners at both strategic and operational level. It’s important that the role holder can assess evidence for good practice service design and implementation as well as the ability to support services or organisations to evidence the value of their work.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Knowledge of the issues, policies and legislation within Scotland affecting women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse
  • The ability to manage a diverse workload and align work plans with strategic priorities
  • The skill to interpret and present complex issues to a wide range of audiences
  • Excellent working knowledge of MS Office packages, email and internet research techniques
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Policy Manager

  • Full time
  • £35,276
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th November 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to apply for a new Policy Manager role with Scottish Women’s Aid. This role will ensure that Scottish Women’s Aid continues to influence and respond effectively to the changing policy and legislative landscape in Scotland, in relation to domestic abuse and the human rights of women and children affected by domestic abuse.

The Organisation

Scottish Women’s Aid has worked for over 40 years to eradicate domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. Policy and campaigning work is a key part of what we do, and we are the umbrella organisation for 36 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

Key to the role is the identification of policy priorities and resource allocation, thus ensuring effective delivery of policy, advocacy and campaigning work. You will develop a plan for the longer-term development of the policy function to deliver policy and social change, whilst also developing and delivering policy and strategies, based on evidence and engagement with the WA network. You will manage and support a small team of policy workers to plan their work and objectives. Some travel may be required from time to time.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of analysing government and public policy reports, and of researching, developing and writing a range of policy and advocacy materials. You will have a track record of building and maintaining alliances and networks with key stakeholders, and representing organisations externally. Line management experience is also essential.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Knowledge and understanding of Scottish and UK policy and legislative context in relation to violence against women and children and domestic abuse in Scotland, and a gendered analysis of domestic abuse
  • Knowledge and understanding of policy advocacy and public affairs
  • Expertise in a relevant policy area such as health or education would also be helpful, as would an understanding of women’s aid network.
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