Abused Men in Scotland
Abused Men in Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC041467

AMIS is Scotland’s leading charity and helpline for male domestic abuse.

Current vacancies

Chair of Board of Management and Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Dalkeith
  • Closing 30th September 2022

We are looking for a new Chair with the vision to lead the charity through a new phase of development.

We are pleased to report that recently secured funding from the Tudor Trust, National Lottery Community Fund, and the Scottish Government’s Victim at the Centre Fund has effectively tripled AMIS’s turnover, and potential impact, for the next three years. We will therefore have greater stability, increased capacity and new services to better support those who need our help.

As an expanding organization we have engaged with the Cranfield Trust to help us bring additional skills and expertise to the board; building our team to meet the demands of our new situation.

This is an exciting time for a new Chair to help build and lead a committed team, and guide our new projects to maximise the very real difference AMIS can make to the lives of men across Scotland who experience domestic or partner abuse, and to their families.

Remuneration

The role of Chair is a voluntary position although reasonable expenses for travel, etc, may be claimed.

Location

The head office of AMIS is located in Dalkeith. Meetings may also be held elsewhere or via Zoom using a hybrid flexible working model.

Time commitment

There are currently six board meetings per year (including an AGM) plus six focus meetings. The current board comprises six trustees. At present board meetings are held every second month; with a focus meeting in alternate months. As AMIS is a small organization trustees are expected to take on some management responsibility. The Chair is expected to communicate regularly with the CEO.

The next AGM will take place in November 2022.

About AMIS

Founded in 2010, AMIS provides Scotland’s only national specialist helpline, involving longer-term casework if needed, for men experiencing domestic or partner abuse. We support individuals aged 16+ who identify as men, and anyone with concerns about such men. AMIS also provides training for other services wishing to learn more about supporting male victims, and engages with policy makers to highlight the need for support provision for all victims and survivors of domestic abuse in Scotland.

AMIS currently employs one full-time and two part-time members of staff. We are utilizing our recently secured funding to recruit new staff members (2.2 FTE equivalent) to increase helpline capacity, launch a new community based support project and increase advocacy work.

Further background information on the charity; its work, challenges and successes may be found in our Annual Report 2021, available from our website

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Vision and leadership

  • Provide leadership to the charity and its board
  • Be aware of opportunities and risks applicable to the charity

Governance

  • Ensure that governance arrangements are working in the most effective way for the charity, within the agreed constitution and aligning with the purpose and core values of the organisation
  • Develop, in partnership with the CEO, the knowledge and capability of the board trustees. the purpose and core values of the organisation
  • Contribute to trustee recruitment

External Relationships

  • Act as a spokesperson and representative for the cause and the charity at external events
  • Maintain relationships with external stkeholders including media, government, funders, etc

Efficiency and effectiveness

  • Chair meetings and manage the board effectively
  • Maintain a productive working relationship with the CEO
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Volunteer Supervisor & Training Officer

  • Full time
  • £28,000
  • Hybrid blend of office (Mayfield, Dalkeith) and homeworking
  • Closing 29th July 2022

AMIS (Abused Men In Scotland) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) supporting men (including anyone identifying as a man) who experience domestic, or partner, abuse and raising awareness of the male experience and the need for greater recognition and support for men (and their children) affected by it. AMIS is Scotland’s only national helpline service specifically for men in this situation.

Since 2010 AMIS has offered confidential support, information and signposting to men experiencing domestic abuse, regardless of ethnic origin, dis/ability, age, sexual orientation or any other attribute and has advocated for male victims.

We are launching a new ‘Local Hero’ project whereby outreach volunteers in up to fifteen local authorities will be recruited, trained and supported by this post holder working closely with our services manager. Collaboration on delivery of internal and external training as well as other awareness raising work will also form part of this role.

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will be required for the successful candidate.

This post will be funded by the Tudor Trust for a period of three years initially, with the term to be extended subject to further funding being secured.

Main Purpose of job:

To recruit, train, support and co-ordinate Local Hero volunteers; develop and maintain a geographic database of public, private and third sector services and contacts relevant to the work of AMIS; collaborate closely with the services manager in the development and delivery of internal and external training; and assist the services manager in advocating for domestic abuse experienced men in matters related to domestic abuse in law, policy and practice.

Benefits Package

We offer a positive, supportive and stimulating work environment and culture

  • Flexible hybrid blend of office (Mayfield, Dalkeith) and homeworking package
  • Well established remote working tools and practices using Office 365, Teams and a VOIP telephone system, on all of which full training and support will be given
  • 1:1 collaborative guidance and support in workload management and work/life balance
  • Personal and career development and advancement
  • Recognised accredited professional training, varied Continuing Professional Development, Opportunity to pursue CPD relevant to chosen specialisms
  • Bi-monthly independent mental health and wellbeing support and supervision
  • Team Mixer Time – Regular social events and monthly hosted social brunch/lunch to which all volunteers, staff and trustees are invited
  • Pension Provision – Matched contributions up to 6%

Salary

  • Year 1: £28,000
  • Year 2: £28,840
  • Year 3: £29,705

Scotland Based - hybrid blend of office (Mayfield, Dalkeith) and homeworking package. Some travel will be required.

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Helpline Support Officer (2 Roles)

  • Part time
  • £22,000 pro-rata
  • Hybrid blend of office (Mayfield, Dalkeith) and homeworking
  • Closing 29th July 2022

AMIS (Abused Men In Scotland) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) raising awareness of men’s experience of domestic abuse and the need for greater recognition and support for men (and their children) affected by it. AMIS is Scotland’s only national helpline service specifically for men in this situation.

Since 2010 AMIS has offered confidential support, information and signposting to men experiencing domestic abuse, regardless of ethnic origin, dis/ability, age, sexual orientation or any other attribute. AMIS also advocates for male victims through training, education, media, and engages with policy makers through meetings, fora and consultations.

Support is offered by telephone, email and virtual one to one meetings. The service is being developed to include online chat and may later include other platforms.

Membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will be required for the successful applicant.

This post will be funded by the National Lottery for a period of three years initially, with the term to be extended subject to further funding being secured.

Main Purpose of job:

  • The Helpline Support Officer (HSO) will provide high quality, responsive and accessible long term, short-term and crisis support to male survivors of domestic abuse, their friends, family and related professionals
  • By telephone, online and by email.
  • Ensuring that risk and safety are assessed and supported in an ongoing way throughout contacts, in line with organisational policy and practice.
  • Collaborating and working with other internal and external partners to develop AMIS’ systems and services.
  • Adhering to client support policy and protocol while accurately maintaining helpline administrative systems and engaging in team meetings group supervisions sessions and personal development support.

Benefits Package

We offer a positive, supportive and stimulating work environment and culture

  • Flexible hybrid blend of office (Mayfield, Dalkeith) and homeworking package
  • Well established remote working tools and practices using Office 365, Teams and a VOIP telephone system, on all of which full training and support will be given
  • 1:1 collaborative guidance and support in workload management and work/life balance
  • Personal and career development and advancement
  • Recognised accredited professional training, varied Continuing Professional Development, Opportunity to pursue CPD relevant to chosen specialisms
  • Health Care – Bi-monthly independent mental health and wellbeing support and supervision
  • Team Mixer Time – Regular social events and monthly social brunch/lunch to which all volunteers, staff and trustees are invited
  • Pension Provision – Matched contributions up to 6%

Salary

  • Year 1: £22,000 pro rata for 24.5 hours to £15,400,
  • Year 2: £22,660 pro rata for 24.5 hours to £15,862,
  • Year 3: £23,340 pro rata for 24.5 hours to £16,338

Scotland Based - hybrid blend of office (Mayfield, Dalkeith) and homeworking package

2 posts at 24.5 hours per week (or other ratio of 49 hours between two or more individuals)

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