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

Refuge Follow On Children and Young People’s Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,232
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2019

The post holder will be supporting Black Minority Ethnic children and young people who with or without their mothers have experienced domestic abuse; and supporting mothers as needed. Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people, and an understanding of forced marriage and the effects of the cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Applicants must have a minimum of HNC in Child Care or relevant qualifications, such as a degree in Social Work or Community Education.

Applicants must be a bilingual speaker in a BME community language such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, or Arabic. Applicants must hold a clean driving license. Post involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. This post is subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

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Administration Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £16,989
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 15th August 2019

The post holder will assist the Project Manager 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 dealing with petty cash.

The post holder must: have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Outlook; be IT literate and have good keyboard skills; have good planning and organisational skills; 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.

The post holder should have a relevant qualification, preferably HNC or equivalent in administration related subject, and a working knowledge of an office.

Applicants must be a bilingual speaker in a BME community language such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, or Arabic. This post is subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

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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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This vacancy has now closed

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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This vacancy has now closed

Key Case Worker (Housing and Advocacy Support)

  • Part time
  • £23,232 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th May 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.

Applicants must hold a clean driving license. Post involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. This post is subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

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This vacancy has now closed

Key Case Worker (LGBTI Project)

  • Full time
  • £23,232
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 10th May 2019

The post holder will support black 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 must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with black minority ethnic (BME) communities. Good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/ or LGBTI women, children, and young people; 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.

Applicants must be a bilingual speaker in a BME community language such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, or Arabic. Applicants must hold a clean driving license. Post involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. This post is subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

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