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.

Current vacancies

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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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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