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Advocacy & Support Worker (Maternity Cover)

  • Part time
  • £28,753 pro-rata
  • Centre, Outreach & Homeworking Scottish Borders Wide
  • Closing 13th July 2022

  • Advertised from 9th June 2022
  • 21 hours per week


Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) provides a safe, non-threatening environment where survivors can talk freely and in confidence. We support all self-identifying females aged 18+ and all young people of any gender/gender identity aged between 12 and 18, who have experienced rape or any form of sexual violence, either recently or in the past. We work in partnership with others towards the elimination of violence against women.

We are an all-women organisation, believing that this allows us to offer the most appropriate and secure support to women and young people affected by rape and other forms of sexual violence. While we acknowledge that men experience rape and sexual violence, we also know that most incidents are committed against women by men, and it is to women that our efforts are primarily directed. Rape and sexual violence are crimes of violence against women and girls which reflect inequality in our society: redressing this inequality defines our work with women and girls who have experienced rape and other forms sexual violence.

Purpose of the post

The overall aim of this post is to provide support and advocacy to survivors who are engaged, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence.

Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Application notes

A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.

Deadline for completed applications is 6pm on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Thursday 28th July, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th August 2022.