Support & Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 19th August 2022

  • Advertised from 5th August 2022
  • 28 Hours


Background Information: National Advocacy Project

The National Advocacy Project is funded by the Scottish Government and is a partnership between RCS and the 17 local Rape Crisis Centres across Scotland. The project aims to provide support and advocacy to survivors who have engaged or are considering engaging with the criminal justice system following a sexual crime. The National Advocacy workers meet regularly for ongoing training and peer support and are supported by the National Advocacy Coordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland. You can read more about the National Advocacy project here

Background Information: The STAR Centre

The STAR Centre (Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre) offer free, confidential and trauma-informed support and information to anyone over the age of 12 years who has experienced sexual violence or knows someone who has, across Ayrshire. We support people of all genders, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people. We will listen, believe, and support anyone of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, religious and cultural background.

We offer support via face-to-face meetings; telephone support; email support; video calls and live chat drop-in sessions. Our dedicated services include: Support, this service is for anyone over 25 years who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life. Support is also available for friends and family members; Support for Young People, A dedicated service for young people aged 12 to 25 years, who have experienced any form of sexual violence; Advocacy, A specialised service for anyone who has reported or is considering reporting an experience of sexual violence that happened recently or in the past; Prevention, Our Prevention workers deliver sexual violence prevention workshops to young people aged between 12 and 25 years, in schools and youth groups across Ayrshire.

This post is initially funded by the Scottish Government until end of March 2023, with continued funding being sought beyond then.

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.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 19th August 2022