Support and Advocacy Worker (BME Community)

  • Part time
  • £27,033 – £29,445 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 8th November 2021


  • Advertised from 26th October 2021
  • 21 hours per week

Role

Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis provides support and advocacy services to women and girls from age 13 years who are survivors of any form of sexual violence, abuse or sexual exploitation, no matter when this has happened in their lives. We are part of a national network of rape crisis centres and connect with a range of partnerships locally and nationally to both deliver services, and to influence policy and practice in this area. Our funding comes from a range of central and local government funds as well as to a lesser extent some trusts and grants.

We have a gendered definition of all forms of violence against women and girls and this is reflected in our work and in all our policies and protocols. The charity delivers a range of discrete services including prevention and education work. We have specific programmes for BAME women, and also provide support for women as they engage in the criminal justice system.

Several exciting opportunities have arisen to join the organisation.

Our posts are open to women only applicants as we are a woman only service, covered by the occupational requirement exemption under the Equality Act 2010.

We are looking for Workers that can fully demonstrate our values, and our fundamental belief that violence against women and girls has at its root, the unjust imbalance of power between men and women, and that this reflects deep rooted and structural inequality in our society.

We welcome applications from people looking to work flexibly in respect of location and working pattern. We will actively support applications from those wishing to job share. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced disclosure before they can work for us.

About this role

This is a key role in Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis Centre’s service that provides specific support and development services to girls and women from Black and Ethnic Minority Communities. The role requires a strong commitment to anti-discriminatory and equalities work and must demonstrate experience of working directly with girls and women from BME communities. The post holder will be comfortable and confident in representing the service externally across agencies as well as at community level. Experience and understanding of working within an organisation that operates within a feminist, equalities and human rights framework is preferable for this role. Joining an already established team, this role will work to the Team Leader for the Project, whilst also being accountable for maintaining and applying the values, principles and competences for the role to the Director of the Centre.

This role is possible due to funding received from Delivering Equally Safe.

Application notes

Application process and deadline:

Applicants are invited to submit a CV of no more than 2 pages, and a covering letter of no more than 2 pages, setting out why you want to join us, and how you meet the person specification. These should be sent to Claire Gilfillan, CGilfillan@rapecrisiscentre-glasgow.co.uk by noon on Monday 8th November, 2021.


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