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BME Key Case Support Worker LGBTI (Maitri - LGBTI Project)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

  • Advertised from 7th April 2022
  • 28 hours per week - £19,056 . Fixed term contract until December 2022


Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will ideally be a bilingual speaker in one of the following BME community language; Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin.

The post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/ or gender identity.

Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/ or LGBT women, children, and young people; understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

Application notes

Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Closing date for the post is 27th June 2022 by Noon

For application pack, please email We do not accept CV’s.

Tel: 0131 475 2399 Email:

SC 273279. Registered Charity Number: SC 008837

Funded by Women Thrive Fund (ROSA)