Top job! Chief Executive Officer (28 hours)

  • Part time
  • £40,605 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 3rd March 2021

  • Advertised from 3rd February 2021
  • 28 hours per week


Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a specialist support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence.

We are looking for a principled and experienced Chief Executive Officer to lead ERCC’s skilled and dynamic team, and work collaboratively with our Board of Directors to deliver the organisation’s strategic plan and objectives.

You will be an experienced senior manager with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have a track record in strategic planning, people management, fundraising and charity finance management, and successful multi-agency partnership work.

You will have a clear understanding of and commitment to trauma-informed, feminist management and leadership, incorporating principles of anti-racism, trans inclusion, equality and anti-discriminatory practice.

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

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour.

Application notes

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 March, 9am

Interviews will be held on Friday 19 March by Zoom

This post is funded by the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board until 31 March 2022. ERCC is committed to securing funding for the post beyond this time.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant PVG and disclosure checks.

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre is committed to and working to achieve equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please direct any queries to Kathryn Dawson, Convenor of the Board of Directors at