Development& Engagement Worker (Commercial Sexual Exploitation)

  • Full time
  • £30,815
  • Glasgow (blend of office and home working)
  • Closing 26th January 2022

  • Advertised from 17th December 2021
  • 35 hours week. Fixed term contract to 30th September 2023.
  • Benefits: 6% employer’s contribution Annual leave: 25 days, plus 12 public holidays


Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010

Posts are subject to membership of the PVG Scheme


The Women’s Support Project is a registered Scottish charity, working against violence against women and children (SC021846). Key themes are highlighting links between different forms of male violence and promoting an interagency response to the abuse of women and children. Our work is informed by a feminist approach and an understanding of the links and overlaps between different forms of violence, discrimination, and oppression.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic and forward-thinking Development and Engagement worker who is skilled at connecting with a range of key stakeholders, ranging from women involved in selling sex, to frontline practitioners, to senior partners in the VAWG sector. We are looking for someone passionate about VAWG and equality issues, with a commitment to driving forward understanding of, and responses to, commercial sexual exploitation in Scotland.

This post is funded through the Scottish Government’s Delivering Equally Safe Fund. The worker will join our small team, based in Glasgow, and working across Scotland with a range of local and national partners.


The aim of this post is to build capacity in services for responding to women who sell or exchange sex, and to maximise opportunities for the views of women to inform resource, service, and policy development.

Key Duties include:

• Develop and coordinate a programme of work to build capacity of frontline services to respond to women affected by commercial sexual exploitation

• Promote good practice in responding to women involved in selling or exchanging sex

• Support frontline services in identifying creative ways to engage with service users / women affected by CSE / support ‘lived experience’ work in relation to CSE.

• Engage with women affected by CSE and maximise opportunities for women’s voices to be included in policy and service developments, and in production of resources.

• Produce creative materials, informed by the views of women, for use in training, public education, policy development and service provision

• Establish and maintain monitoring, data collection and evaluation systems for the development and engagement work.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Closing date: Wednesday 26th January 2022 (5pm)

Interviews: Provisional dates of 7th and 8th February