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.


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Administration Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,706
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2021

The post holder will assist the CEO and team leaders as required, undertaking general administration duties and support for the whole organisation.

The post holder will deal with enquiries (telephone, e-mail and social media), maintain databases, organise events bookings, and undertake filing, minute taking, and petty cash.

The post holder must have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Outlook and Word; be IT literate and have good keyboard skills; have good planning and organisational skills; be a good communicator and be experienced in managing websites and social media. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities. She should have a relevant qualification, preferably HNC or equivalent in administration related subject, and a working knowledge of an office.

This role will be supported by a part time administrative assistant.

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 March 2022 with possible extension to March 2023 (the Board will continue to seek future funding).

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Finance Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,036
  • Our office is based in Edinburgh. We anticipate ongoing flexibility with working arrangements, including remote working. However, we anticipate that the person in post will need to travel to our Edinburgh office about once a week.
  • Closing 28th February 2022

About Us

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.

Our Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Shakti Women’s Aid as their Finance Worker. Reporting to the CEO, this important role is central to the effectiveness of the organisation; the role holder will ensure day to day finance and accounts activities are carried out effectively and efficiently, whilst providing support across the charity.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced and qualified finance professional with demonstrable experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level. You will possess sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts and Excel, with excellent general IT, planning, organisational and communication skills. A relevant qualification, preferably to HND or AAT standard is also required. Whilst not essential, understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities would be highly desirable but more important is knowledge of working in a small charitable environment where teamwork is key to our success.

The above post is subject to enhanced disclosure and “women only need apply for this post under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010”

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BME Key Case Support Worker LGBTI (Maitri - LGBTI Project)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will ideally be a bilingual speaker in one of the following BME community language; Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin.

The post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/ or gender identity.

Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/ or LGBT women, children, and young people; understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

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BME Crisis/Waiting List Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,820
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic 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. We currently have the following post vacancies. All posts are based in Edinburgh.

Post is funded by Margin to Centre (Imkaan, Tampon Tax Fund); 35 hours per week, Salary: £23,820 per annum. Fixed term contract until March 2023.

The post holder ideally be a bilingual speaker in one of the following BME community language;

Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Arabic, Cantonese, or Mandarin.

The above post holders will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and 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.

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This vacancy has now closed

BME Key Case Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in one of following community languages, Hindi and or Urdu and or Punjabi or Cantonese.

The above post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

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This vacancy has now closed

BME Outreach Key Case Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,232 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. We currently have the following post vacancies. All posts are based in Edinburgh.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi or Cantonese.

The above post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

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This vacancy has now closed

Children and Young People’s Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic 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.

The above post holder will be supporting Black Minority Ethnic children and young people whose mothers or the children themselves have experienced domestic abuse; support mothers as needed. Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people; an understanding of forced marriage and the effects of the cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Applicants must have a minimum of HNC in Childcare or relevant qualifications (A degree in social work or community education).

The above posts

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
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This vacancy has now closed

BME Outreach Key Case Support Worker (Forth Valley)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi

Post holder will ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/or LGBT women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse 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 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

The posts will:

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.
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This vacancy has now closed

BME Outreach Women, Children & Young People Support Worker (Falkirk)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu

Post holder will ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/or LGBT women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse 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 Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

The posts will:

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.
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