Diverse Communities Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,753 pro-rata
  • Hybrid. Centre based in Galashiels, Outreach (Borders wide) & Home Working.
  • Closing 30th March 2023

  • Advertised from 15th February 2023
  • 28 hours per week
  • & 3% pension contribution. Annual leave: 28 days plus 9 Scottish public holidays (Pro-rata)


Job Purpose

SBRCC recognises that currently survivors accessing our services are not representative of the diverse society in which we live, for the reason we are committed to increasing our engagement and participation within diverse intersectional communities. This post will specifically focus and bring expertise and knowledge to further our intersectional approach. The role aims to increase our reach and engage survivors specifically within rural and remote communities, LGBT+, BME, children & young people, disability, older women and survivors with learning difficulties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work to build relationships and connections to raise awareness and promotion of SBRCC’s services, with people within diverse intersectional communities.
  • Work with organisations, services and groups to develop relationships and connections to develop tools, resources and pathways to encourage engagement.
  • Increase support capacity focusing on inclusion, access and innovation to increase the reach of our service within diverse intersectional communities.
  • To recognise, respect and address the needs of survivors who face particular barriers when seeking to access our SBRCC’s services.
  • To provide emotional and practical centre and outreach support in various venues across the Scottish Borders. The Sunrise service provides support to self-identifying female survivors 18+ who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives.
  • Manage a small caseload and provide direct and in-direct support, information and advocacy specifically supporting survivors from diverse communities and to those who have complex needs.
  • Providing individual needs-led information, support and advocacy (including sign-posting and referral to other services/agencies) for survivors who disclose their past or current experiences of sexual violence.
  • Promote and involve survivors in the planning, delivery and evaluation of service provision.

Application notes

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

Closing date: 6pm on Thursday 30th March.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 19th April.

Due to our limited resources, we will only contact you if you have been shortlisted for interview. All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 5pm on Friday 7th April.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. The full application form should be completed and emailed to recruitment@sbrcc.org.uk