Young Survivors’ Practitioner (Part-Time)

  • Part time
  • £34,073 pro-rata
  • The Compass Centre, Lerwick, Shetland.
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

  • Advertised from 19th January 2023
  • Salary inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance. 20-21 hours per week, to be agreed with successful applicant.
  • Holiday Entitlement: 30 Days plus 12 Public Holidays (pro rata). Pension: Employer contribution at 8% to pension fund.


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Shetland Rape Crisis team, working in The Compass Centre in Lerwick, Shetland. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base.

Job Purpose

  1. This project is funded until 31st March 2026 and has a focus on the development, design and delivery of services and resources for young, non-abusive survivors (aged 13-25), of all genders, who have been affected by sexual harm.
  2. In year one, the practitioner will lead on and evidence the design and development of pathways and resources for young survivors in all three strands of our frontline work: Support Service, Advocacy Service and Counselling Service. These will be co-developed in consultation with young survivors, young Shetlanders, and other key stakeholders as identified by the practitioner, their line manager, and the team at The Compass Centre.
  3. In years two and three, after induction and training in the Rape Crisis Scotland Service Standards and Support Model, the practitioner will then join the Survivor-Facing Team and become responsible for delivering support to survivors accessing The Compass Centre’s services, in line with the new pathways and resources, as well as The Compass Centre’s existing policies and procedures.

Reporting to:Year 1: Service Manager. Years 2 & 3: TBC.

This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by National Lottery players, until 31st March 2026. Contracts will be issued annually upon confirmation of funding, which is expected to be successful.

Application notes

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023 @ Midnight

Interviews: Week 13th February 2023 (may be subject to change).

Recruitment Pack, including application form, full job description, and person specification is available for download here.

Only applications returned using the application form will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

The application form should be completed in full and emailed to before Friday 3rd February @ Midnight.