Women's Support Project
Women's Support Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC021846

The Women’s Support Project aims to raise awareness of the extent and effects of violence against women and children, and works to improve services for those affected by violence. Key themes in our work are highlighting links between different forms of male violence and promoting an interagency response to the abuse of women and children. Our work is informed by a feminist approach and an understanding of the links and overlaps between different forms of violence, discrimination and oppression

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Development Worker (Labyrinth)

  • Full time
  • £27,060
  • Glasgow (blend of office and home working)
  • Closing 20th August 2021

Overview

The Women’s Support Project is a registered Scottish charity, working against violence against women and children (SC021846). Key themes are highlighting links between different forms of male violence and promoting an interagency response to the abuse of women and children. Our work is informed by a feminist approach and an understanding of the links and overlaps between different forms of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

Women’s Support Project is a partner in Labyrinth, a new UK-wide partnership coordinated by Solace Women’s Aid and funded by The Tampon Tax Fund. The Labyrinth partnership aims to support women’s spaces and services to help them, and the women they support, to emerge stronger from the impact of the pandemic.

This Development Worker post is funded through the Labyrinth partnership and will have a particular focus on raising awareness of harmful practices and improving responses to women affected. Applications from women from communities potentially affected by harmful practices are particularly welcomed.

Main work areas:

  • To raise awareness of harmful practices
  • To map current services in Glasgow for women affected by harmful practices, and map women’s journeys to securing support
  • To support capacity building of third sector organisations, women’s groups and community support organisations working with women affected by harmful practices
  • To develop a programme of training and awareness raising activity in conjunction with local services and Labyrinth training and capacity building partners
  • To coordinate the delivery of the training and awareness raising programme for practitioners and for community members
  • To provide opportunities to women to build awareness of rights, reduce isolation, and increase confidence and independence
  • To ensure that learning from the project is shared.
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Resource Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,981
  • Glasgow (blend of office and home working possible)
  • Closing 25th November 2021

The Women’s Support Project is a registered Scottish charity, working against violence against women and children (SC021846). Key themes are highlighting links between different forms of male violence and promoting an interagency response to the abuse of women and children. Our work is informed by a feminist approach and an understanding of the links and overlaps between different forms of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

This post is funded through the Scottish Government’s Delivering Equally Safe Fund. The worker will join our small team, based in Glasgow, and working across Scotland with a range of local and national partners.

Aim

The aim of this post is to support our work to raise awareness of violence against women and improve service responses by:

  • Collecting and collating relevant information; responding to enquiries; and developing effective means of disseminating information
  • Producing and disseminating high quality information and resources, in print and online
  • Developing, maintaining and overseeing efficient office systems

Over the period 2021 – 2023 the work will have a particular focus on commercial sexual exploitation, and FGM and other harmful practices.

Key duties Include:

  • Develop information resources to support public education and practitioner training
  • Develop resources for women affected by violence or abuse, particularly in relation to CSE and FGM/other harmful practices
  • Support the delivery of training and events, eg administration, marketing, and comms support
  • Provide support for multi-agency and partnership working
  • Source information to share through newsletters / events / webinars etc
  • Support the development and dissemination of briefings and consultation responses
  • Manage social media accounts and maintain / update website resources
  • Keep abreast of up to date research and information on violence against women
  • Respond to requests for information and resources
  • Develop, maintain and oversee efficient office systems including mailings, databases, data recording, monitoring
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Development& Engagement Worker (Commercial Sexual Exploitation)

  • Full time
  • £30,815
  • Glasgow (blend of office and home working)
  • Closing 26th January 2022

Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

Posts are subject to membership of the PVG Scheme

Overview

The Women’s Support Project is a registered Scottish charity, working against violence against women and children (SC021846). Key themes are highlighting links between different forms of male violence and promoting an interagency response to the abuse of women and children. Our work is informed by a feminist approach and an understanding of the links and overlaps between different forms of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and forward-thinking Development and Engagement worker who is skilled at connecting with a range of key stakeholders, ranging from women involved in selling sex, to frontline practitioners, to senior partners in the VAWG sector. We are looking for someone passionate about VAWG and equality issues, with a commitment to driving forward understanding of, and responses to, commercial sexual exploitation in Scotland.

This post is funded through the Scottish Government’s Delivering Equally Safe Fund. The worker will join our small team, based in Glasgow, and working across Scotland with a range of local and national partners.

Aim:

The aim of this post is to build capacity in services for responding to women who sell or exchange sex, and to maximise opportunities for the views of women to inform resource, service, and policy development.

Key Duties include:

• Develop and coordinate a programme of work to build capacity of frontline services to respond to women affected by commercial sexual exploitation

• Promote good practice in responding to women involved in selling or exchanging sex

• Support frontline services in identifying creative ways to engage with service users / women affected by CSE / support ‘lived experience’ work in relation to CSE.

• Engage with women affected by CSE and maximise opportunities for women’s voices to be included in policy and service developments, and in production of resources.

• Produce creative materials, informed by the views of women, for use in training, public education, policy development and service provision

• Establish and maintain monitoring, data collection and evaluation systems for the development and engagement work.

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