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Therapeutic Support Worker (Part-Time)

  • Part time
  • £29,049 pro-rata
  • Lerwick, Shetland / Homeworking (as required)
  • Closing 21st March 2021

  • Advertised from 25th February 2021
  • Salary: 29,049 pro rata (20hr p/w), inc. Distant Islands Allowance.
  • Holiday Entitlement: 30 Days plus 12 Public Holidays (pro rata) Pension: Employer contribution at 8% to pension fund.


Shetland Rape Crisis is a feminist, trauma-informed organisation and these values underlie everything we do.

We provide free and confidential support, therapy and advocacy to anyone in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life.

Job Purpose

  • The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering trauma-informed emotional support and practical support to service users at Shetland Rape Crisis.
  • They will be expected to be able to deliver this via telephone, VC, text, messaging and email as required, as well as traditional face-to-face work.
  • They may be required to provide some advocacy support to service-users, with assistance from the specialist Advocacy Worker.
  • They will demonstrate a clear understanding of gender-based violence and intersectionality in their work.

Only applications returned using the application form will be accepted. CVs will not be accepted.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010

Application notes

Closing Date: Sunday 21st March at Midnight

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Thursday 1st April.

Due to our limited resources, we will only contact you if you have been shortlisted for interview.

All shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Thursday 26th March.

The full application form should be completed and emailed to

Application pack attached below.