Women’s Support Worker – Female Only*

  • Part time
  • £20,407 – £22,065 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st February 2021

  • Advertised from 11th January 2021
  • 18.75 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract to 31 March 2025
  • Sacro Group Personal Pension Scheme 31 days annual leave, plus 6 fixed public holidays, per annum, pro-rata


Aditi - Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Women’s Well-being Service

We are looking for Women’s Support Workers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to deliver direct practical support interventions for Sacro’s new BAME Women’s Well-being service. You must have experience of cross-cultural work, be an effective communicator in English as well as in another language prevalent in Scotland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, highly organised and have effective casework management skills.

You will be responsible for delivering direct support and mentoring interventions to BAME women affected by domestic abuse and Honour-Based Violence (HBV) and for maintaining accurate case notes. You will operate within the Scottish Government’s Equally Safe Strategy as well as Sacro’s policies and procedures and will escalate any safety/well-being concerns around adult and child protection to the Service Co-ordinator/Service Manager. You will be responsible for monitoring women’s well-being throughout their journey within the service and for making appropriate follow-on referrals to relevant services. You will also be required to organise, deliver and participate in group community activities.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme is a requirement this post. We particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities for this post, and applicants must be female. Funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

If you would like an informal chat about the requirements of the post, please contact Angela Voulgari by email at AVoulgari@sacro.org.uk or by telephone on 0131 624 7266.

Application notes

For an Application Pack and to apply online please visit sacro.org.uk

Closing Date: Monday 01 February 2021

Interview Date: Tuesday 09 February 2021

* For the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 it is an occupational requirement that this post is filled by a female.