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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

Current vacancies

Policy Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,939 – £36,651
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, and we are moving to a hybrid working model that will include flexibility about candidate location and home working.
  • Closing 4th July 2022

We are open to considering applications for full time and part time hours – please specify your preference when applying.

The Role

Scottish Women’s Aid team has an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Policy Officer. The links between domestic abuse and women’s poverty are clear. With the cost of living crisis escalating, women and children experiencing domestic abuse are facing increasing poverty. The focus of this Policy Officer role over the next year will be on leading our work on social security and poverty reduction, to ensure that SWA is well placed to continue to influence and respond effectively.

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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children, and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

The Policy Officer will monitor the changing policy and legislative landscape in Scotland in relation to domestic abuse and women’s and children’s poverty with a special focus on social security policy. Working with a diverse range of stakeholders to identify and influence key policy areas relevant to SWA and its member organisations, the role holder will build and maintain effective relationships and alliances to aid in providing solutions, contributing to an evidence-based approach to the development of relevant public policy and strategy.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have experience of working on social policy and of a gender analysis of policy. You will have a good understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to poverty and an understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse. You will be a confident networker with strong public speaking skills and the ability to influence at all levels.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact of domestic abuse on women, children and young people
  • Knowledge of the issues, policies and legislation within Scotland affecting women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse
  • Skill in interpreting and presenting complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • A positive track record of working effectively with diverse stakeholders including policy makers, practitioners and researchers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to plan effectively to meet strategic aims
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Children and Young People Policy Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,939 – £36,651
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, and we are moving to a hybrid working model that will include flexibility about candidate location and home working.
  • Closing 4th July 2022

We are open to considering applications for full time and part time hours – please specify your preference when applying.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Women’s Aid team, as Children and Young People’s (CYP) Policy Officer. The role holder will ensure that Scottish Women’s Aid is well placed to continue to influence and respond effectively to the changing policy and legislative landscape in Scotland, specifically in relation to children and young people affected by 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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children, and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

The CYP Policy Officer will work with a diverse range of stakeholders to identify and influence key policy areas relevant to SWA and its member organisations. You will ensure you maintain and build effective relationships and alliances to aid in providing solutions, contributing to an evidence based approach to the development of relevant public policy and strategy.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have experience in the field of children’s policy and/or children’s human rights, preferably in relation to gender inequality or gender based violence. You will be a confident networker with strong public speaking skills and the ability to influence at all levels.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of children’s human rights including children’s participation principles and approaches
  • Skill in interpreting and presenting complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • A positive track record of working effectively with diverse stakeholders including children and young people, policy makers, practitioners, and researchers
  • Knowledge and understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women, children, and young people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to plan effectively to meet strategic aims
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National Training Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £31,939
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, but there will be long term flexibility about candidate location and home working
  • Closing 3rd May 2021

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 be involved in 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 delivery of emerging national learning and development needs across the sector. You will develop, implement and deliver, alongside commissioned trainers, a national training programme to enable external 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 facilitating 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 delivering on-line training would be valuable.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women, children and young people
  • 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
  • Experience in designing and using evaluation, monitoring and methods to inform and develop training
  • Proficient understanding of how to operate digital platforms like zoom and MS Teams; and willingness to learn other online packages that will lend to a creative learning experience
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Helpline Call-Handler

  • Full time
  • £24,509
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, but there will be long term flexibility about candidate location and home working
  • Closing 30th August 2021

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

The Role

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 (SDAFH) Helpline.

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 We Need

With excellent telephone 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, experience of using computer-based information systems and demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline operates on a 24/7 basis using a varying pattern of day, back and occasional night shift.

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Directors (voluntary position)

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland wide
  • Closing 4th October 2021

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 levels 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.

Scottish Women’s Aid is seeking new members to join its Board of Directors.

We are looking for feminist, creative and innovative women who can add to the skills mix of our current Trustees. We are particularly interested in applications from:

- Women with lived experience or professional experience of domestic abuse

- Women with expertise in finance, HR and/or governance

We are keen to improve the diversity of our board and particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women and women with disabilities.

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This vacancy has now closed

Safe Spaces Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £31,939
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, but there will be long term flexibility about candidate location and home working
  • Closing 18th November 2021

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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

The Role

Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for the role of Safe Spaces Engagement Officer, based in our Edinburgh office with significant local and national travel. This role sits within the Safe Spaces Project Safe Spaces Locations - UK SAYS NO MORE, an initiative launched during the pandemic to increase opportunities for survivors of domestic abuse to discreetly access specialist support in physical and online safe spaces, including pharmacies and banks. Scottish Women’s Aid is partnering with Hestia’s UK Says No More, to provide quality assurance, information, support, resources and training to Scottish businesses to enable them to provide effective avenues.

What You’ll Do

Key to the role is forming effective partnerships with trusted businesses to promote project engagement and provide access to training for pharmacy and bank staff. Identifying emerging workplace development needs, you will work closely with participating businesses to gain feedback to support improvements to the delivery model, ensuring a Scottish context is given to the scope of the project including sign-posting to local Women’s Aid groups and services.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have experience of co-ordinating national outreach and public development programmes, with demonstrable involvement in assessing workplace development and training needs. It’s essential that you will have a background in delivering national projects, training, seminars conferences and events. Previous knowledge of developing e-learning and on-line training resources would be beneficial.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women, children and young people
  • Understanding of quality assurance in relation to outreach and public engagement
  • Current working knowledge of policy and practice issues in relation to violence against women and children
  • Skill in designing and using evaluation, monitoring and methods to inform and develop training
  • The ability to engage confidently with and influence a wide range of people and organisations at national and local level
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This vacancy has now closed

Organisational Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £31,939 – £36,651 pro-rata
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, and we are moving to a hybrid working model that will include flexibility about candidate location and home working. There will be some travel across Scotland.
  • Closing 29th December 2021

The Role

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

Background

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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

Working closely with a range of stakeholders, the role holder will support our member groups to improve governance and management structures. You’ll support the Women’s Aid network to ensure collaborative work, learning and development takes place whilst always striving towards the provision of effective support for women, children and young people.

What We Need

We’re looking for someone with experience of third sector governance and organisational development and experience of working with a wide range of partners at both a strategic and operational level. It’s important that the role holder can facilitate organisational processes to support the development of improvement plans.

We’re looking for someone who has;

• An understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women children, young people

• Knowledge of the Office of the Charity Regulator requirements for Women’s Aid groups

• 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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This vacancy has now closed

Member Services Manager

  • Full time
  • £37,751 – £43,320
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, and we are moving to a hybrid working model that will include flexibility about candidate location and home working.
  • Closing 29th December 2021

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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

The Role

Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for the role of Member Services Manager, based in our Edinburgh office. Reporting to the CEO, the Member Services Manager is responsible for the management and development of Scottish Women’s Aid Member Services, supporting the strategic position, practice and service delivery of local Women’s Aid services.

What You’ll Do

As a member of the SWA Management Team, the Member Service Manager shares responsibility for development, planning and implementation of SWA’s strategy. The role holder will ensure that a strong and mutually supportive relationship is maintained across the network of local Women’s Aid services, informed and developed by members’ needs. You’ll also line manage the Members Service Team, supporting staff to deliver relevant projects internally and externally, support for provision of high-quality specialist services across the Women’s Aid network. You will facilitate a culture where communication, respect and staff wellbeing is at its core.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of the policy and legislative context in which SWA operates, with a strong background in service development, delivery and review. It’s essential that you will have team management experience, with the ability to engage and motivate staff to deliver in line with organisational objectives.

We’re looking for someone who has

· Understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women, children and young people

· The ability to positively influence others, internally and externally, to build effective relationships

· Effective planning, organisational and time management skills

· Experience of setting budgets and managing budgets including forecasting and monitoring

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This vacancy has now closed

Top job! Operations Manager

  • Part time
  • £37,751 – £43,320 pro-rata
  • From March 2022, SWA will be operating on a hybrid working basis, offering a flexible combination of working in our newly refurbished office in central Edinburgh & working from home.
  • Closing 9th March 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Women’s Aid team, as Operations Manager (job share). This role will ensure that Scottish Women’s Aid continues to be a vibrant and effective organisation and is therefore well placed to continue 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

You will ensure that SWA and its activities benefit from effective infrastructure services and will manage key functions such as Finance, Administration, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Human Resources (HR), Health & Safety, contract and risk management. You will also support the Chief Executive to ensure that the Governance Structures of the organisation are robust and effective, and the Board is adequately supported to provide the strategic leadership of the organisation.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have management experience, including financial management, service development and delivery, experience of strategic planning and developing and reviewing policies and procedures. Line management experience is also essential.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • Knowledge and understanding of the policy and legislative context and the environment in which SWA operates, including the opportunities and risks it faces
  • Knowledge and understanding of finance and funding mechanisms in the charity/ third sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to engage staff, and how to establish a positive and productive culture
  • Knowledge of tools or methods such as development of business cases, funding submissions, risk assessment
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This vacancy has now closed

Helpline Call-Handler

  • Full time
  • £24,509
  • From March 2022, SWA will be operating on a hybrid working basis, offering a flexible combination of working in our newly refurbished office in central Edinburgh & working from home. We will also consider applicants who wish to work solely from home.
  • Closing 7th March 2022

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 (SDAFH) Helpline.

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 We Need

With excellent telephone 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, experience of using computer-based information systems and demonstrate the ability to work on your own initiative.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline operates on a 24/7 basis using a varying pattern of day, back and occasional night shift.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Organisational Development Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £31,939 – £36,651 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh / hybrid*
  • Closing 10th June 2022

The Role

Scottish Women’s Aid has an exciting opportunity to join their busy and thriving Member Services team. Based in Edinburgh, the Organisational Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the large network of local Women’s Aid services, and coordinating and delivering a range of opportunities for the Network to engage in development opportunities specifically in relation to good governance.

Background

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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

Working closely with a range of stakeholders, the role holder will support our member groups to improve governance and management structures. You’ll support the Women’s Aid network to ensure collaborative work, learning and development takes place whilst always striving towards the provision of effective support for women, children and young people.

What We Need

We’re looking for someone with experience of third sector governance and organisational development and experience of working with a wide range of partners at both a strategic and operational level. It’s important that the role holder can facilitate organisational processes to support the development of improvement plans.

We’re looking for someone who has;

• An understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women children, young people

• Knowledge of the Office of the Charity Regulator requirements for Women’s Aid groups

• 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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This vacancy has now closed

Safe Spaces Consultant – Self employed

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh but there is flexibility about work location. Please note travel across Scotland is required.
  • Closing 28th June 2022

We are 6 months into an 18 month contract with two other UK nations, promoting and growing the Safe Spaces initiative. This role sits within the Safe Spaces Project Safe Spaces Locations - UK SAYS NO MORE, an initiative launched during the pandemic to increase opportunities for survivors of domestic abuse to discreetly access specialist support in physical and online safe spaces, including pharmacies and banks.

We have hit the ground running in those 6 months, establishing connections with national and local partners to get buy-in and support for the initiative. We have investigated and developed a quality assurance framework, as well as information and resources for existing Safe Spaces providers. With just under 12 months left on the contract, we are looking for a well-connected, excellent communicator to build on this relationship building and take forward as a priority communicating with local and national partners.

About Us

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 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

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