Sunrise Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,753
  • Centre, Outreach & Home Working – Scottish Borders Wide
  • Closing 13th July 2022

  • Advertised from 9th June 2022
  • 35 hrs per week


Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre (SBRCC) provides a safe, non-threatening environment where survivors can talk freely and in confidence. We support all self-identifying females aged 18+ and all young people of any gender/gender identity aged between 12 and 18, who have experienced rape or any form of sexual violence, either recently or in the past. We work in partnership with others towards the elimination of violence against women.

We are an all-women organisation, believing that this allows us to offer the most appropriate and secure support to women and young people affected by rape and other forms of sexual violence. While we acknowledge that men experience rape and sexual violence, we also know that most incidents are committed against women by men, and it is to women that our efforts are primarily directed. Rape and sexual violence are crimes of violence against women and girls which reflect inequality in our society: redressing this inequality defines our work with women and girls who have experienced rape and other forms sexual violence.

Job Purpose

• To engage and 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.

• The focus of the support worker will be to provide support to survivors, to recognise, respect and address the needs of survivors who face particular barriers when seeking help to access our service and/or have complex needs.

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

Application notes

A Recruitment Pack is available for download below.

Deadline for completed applications is 6pm on Wednesday 13th July 2022.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Thursday 28th July, Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th August 2022