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

Administration Worker

  • Full time
  • £21,171
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th May 2020

The Role

Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for the role of Administration Worker based in our Edinburgh office. Working closely with a small administration team, the role holder will focus on the support of the management team with HR, Health and Safety and secretarial tasks as well as other varied office duties.

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 ability to work and think in a pragmatic manner to work flexibly with the Scottish Women’s Aid team. You’ll benefit from a varied and interesting workload, providing essential secretarial and administrative support for a busy and motivated team such as call screening, travel booking, and arranging meetings and taking minutes. Whilst some of the key tasks will be shared with other Administration Workers, this role provides a focus on HR and recruitment administration as well as secretariat support to our Board of Trustees and Cross-Parliamentary Group. Development and maintenance of Health and Safety arrangements will also be key to this position.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have experience of providing similar services to a busy team, with previous expertise in setting up and maintaining administrative systems. It is essential that you have an excellent working knowledge of ICT including MS Office packages, with the ability to demonstrate and share knowledge with colleagues.

We’re looking for someone who has

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Accuracy and attention to detail, with well-honed organisational and time management skills

· Ability to demonstrate patience and a calm approach

· Understanding of confidentiality and current data protection legislation

· Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships with colleagues and external contacts

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Operations Manager

  • Part time
  • £35,276 pro-rata
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 23rd January 2020

The Role

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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Organisational Development Coordinator

  • Full time or Part time
  • £29,899
  • Based in Edinburgh, with travel, overnight stays and some weekend work
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

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 36 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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Relief Helpline Call Handlers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 17th March 2020

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 a vital helpline service for people with experience of domestic abuse and forced marriage?

Scottish Women’s Aid is recruiting for Relief Helpline Call Handlers for Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline, with mixed shift and night shift contracts available.

With excellent communication skills, you will respond effectively and sensitively to calls, emails and web chats from a wide range of people. You will have an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and forced marriage, and demonstrate strong computer admin skills as well as the ability to work on your own initiative. Ideally, you will have experience of working or volunteering for a helpline or violence against women service.

The Helpline operates a 24-hour rota with day, evening and night shifts. With a flexible approach, you will work on a relief basis, paid hourly, covering shifts for staff absence and/or during busy periods.

Relief Helpline Call Handlers will benefit from induction and training, access to ongoing learning and development opportunities, staff pension and other benefits.

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