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National Marac Development Officer (MDO) for Scotland

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Home Based with travel
  • Closing 14th January 2019

  • Advertised from 3rd January 2019
  • 37.5 hours per week. Maternity cover until December 2019


About SafeLives:

SafeLives is a creative, practical organisation dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Since 2005 we have constantly looked to evidence, the voice of survivors and practical expertise from across the UK to create improvements in the way domestic abuse is prevented, identified and addressed.

As well as being known for incubating new research and practical interventions to address the risk of domestic abuse, SafeLives has the ability and motivation to replicate and scale good practice so that victims, survivors and their children all over the UK can benefit. Last year, SafeLives’ interventions helped over 60,000 adults increase their safety, and many more children.

We haven’t yet gone far enough. Radical change is still needed to not just reduce the impact of domestic abuse, but also reduce the prevalence of the problem so that fewer individuals and families are touched by it in the first place. Two million people indicated they had experienced domestic abuse last year and we know that those experiences, a significant majority of which were amongst women and girls, have a ripple effect into all areas of someone’s life and future. For this reason, we need to take our own initiatives - both existing and those still to come - and the partnerships we can forge with others, and influence those with an ability to reduce the prevalence and impact of domestic abuse.

About the Role:

SafeLives, a UK-wide domestic abuse charity, has been awarded a grant by Scottish Government to continue the Marac Development Programme until June 2020. Victims at high risk from domestic abuse deserve a robust and timely response no matter where they live but despite much progress in recent years, vast inconsistencies remain in the operation of Marac across Scotland. To address this, SafeLives will work in partnership with a range of local and national partners to further embed the 10 principles of an effective Marac and enhance the effectiveness of multi-agency working across Scotland in order to hold perpetrators to account and help ensure that every victim and child can be safe from harm and fear – no matter what their circumstances are or where they live.

Application notes

If this challenge sounds as exciting to you as it does to us and you believe you have the qualities we have described, please visit our website at to take a look over the job description and submit your 500 word cover letter, CV and equal opportunity form by 16.00pm on Monday 14th January 2019. First interviews will take place in Edinburgh on 21st January 2019.

No agencies please.