Shakti Womens Aid
Shakti Womens Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC008837

Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.


Current vacancies

Key Case Worker (for women)

  • Part time
  • £18,585 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th March 2019

Shakti is a feminist voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/ practical support and refuge/ temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. Shakti provides a non-judgemental service to its clients.

The post holder will support black minority ethnic women and their children to resettle into their move-on accommodation. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with black minority ethnic communities, especially women and children; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse, honor based violence such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on black minority ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education. The post is subject to enhanced disclosure.

The applicant must be a bilingual speaker in Hindi and/ or Urdu and/ or Punjabi and/ or Bengali.

Applicant must hold a clean driving license.

Post involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends

Women only need apply under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’ Funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Fixed term contract to November 2019 with possible extension to November 2020 (the Board will continue to seek future funding).

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Finance Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,976
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 14th March 2019

Shakti is a feminist voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/ practical support and refuge/ temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. Shakti provides a non-judgemental service to its clients.

Shakti is seeking to recruit an experienced and qualified finance worker. Reporting to the manager, your role will involve ensuring the day to day finance and accounts tasks are carried out effectively and you will provide support to the whole organisation.

The post holder must have at least 2 years’ experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level, a sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts and Excel, must be IT literate, and have good keyboard skills with good planning, organisational, and communication skills. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities.

Relevant qualification, preferably to HND or AAT standard.

The post is subject to police checks.

Women only need apply under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’ Funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Fixed term contract to November 2019 with possible extension to November 2020 (the Board will continue to seek future funding).

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