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Diverse Communities Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,753 pro-rata
  • Centre based in Galashiels, Outreach (Borders wide) & Home Working.
  • Closing 11th October 2022

  • Advertised from 14th September 2022
  • 18 hours 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

SBRCC recognises that currently survivors accessing our services are not representative of the diverse society in which we live, for the reason we are committed to increasing our engagement and participation within diverse intersectional communities. This post will specifically focus and bring expertise and knowledge to further our intersectional approach. The role aims to increase our reach and engage survivors specifically within rural and remote communities, LGBTQI, BME, children & young people, disability, older women and survivors with learning difficulties.

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 Tuesday 11th October 2022.

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Thursday 3rd November 2022