2 x Domestic Abuse Support Workers

  • Full time
  • £23,947 – £26,236
  • East Lothian and Midlothian
  • Closing 31st January 2022

  • Advertised from 17th January 2022
  • 35-hours per week (contract ends 30.09.2023). This post attracts a salary up to £26,236 per annum


WAEML provides information, support and accommodation to women (including trans-women), children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse. If you are passionate about upholding the rights of women, children and young people, this may be the job for you.

We have two vacancies for experienced domestic abuse support workers. We are looking for feminists with a minimum of 2 years work experience in a similar field who will work using a multi-agency and trauma informed approach.

This role will be focused on working with women who are at the highest risk by undertaking the core functions of the Safe Lives Independent Domestic Abuse Advisor (IDAA) role. You will be required to work within the multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) framework providing short to medium crisis intervention, for up to 12 weeks; the main aim being to work with women and partner agencies to reduce risks faced by women and children, and advocate on their behalf.

Both posts are available on a fixed term basis. Travel across East Lothian and Midlothian is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential. Candidates must have a Membership of the PVG scheme, this is an essential requirement.

In return you can expect:

· A comprehensive induction process.

· A commitment to your professional training and development

· Access to employee benefits, optical cover, dental cover, counselling services and more*

· Access to cycle to work scheme

· Family friendly work environment

· Excellent working conditions and ongoing support

· 5% contribution to workplace pension scheme

WAEML strives to be an equal opportunities employer, we particularly welcome bilingual applicants. Only women need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Application notes

Closing date 31st of January 2022 at 12 noon, Interviews will take place during week commencing 1st of February 2022.

Request an application pack from Nancy Ross on 0131 561 5804 or go online at womensaideml.org

*these benefits are accrued after successful completion of probationary period