There is increasing awareness of issues of sexual violence affecting young people (such as sexual bullying, pressures, and expectations around “sexting”, and violence within teenage relationships) and of the impact of increasing sexualisation in the media. This post is part of a national programme involving prevention workers based at thirteen rape crisis centres, coordinated by Rape Crisis Scotland, using a shared resource pack and evaluation framework. Regular training opportunities and a practitioners’ forum are provided as part of the programme. More information and the report from an external evaluation can be found at rapecrisisscotland.org.uk under ‘Campaigns and Projects.’
The STAR Centre (previously the Rape Counselling and Resource Centre) was established over 30 years ago and works across Ayrshire, with premises based in Kilmarnock. The centre supports survivors of sexual violence and works with local partners to improve responses to sexual violence. The prevention worker post is an exciting addition to the team, enabling the centre to work in partnership with schools and youth agencies to create safe spaces for young people to discuss consent and healthy sexual relationships.
Purpose of post
The overall aim of this post is to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention, and to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack.
An application pack is available for download below.
Closing date: 12noon on Friday 15th October 2021.
At the STAR centre, we wish for our team to understand and relate to the differing circumstances and experiences that our survivor’s face. As such, we aim to build a team which is both diverse and dynamic in nature. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act (2010)
A PVG Check will be undertaken as part of the selection process.