Access & Inclusion Project Worker (Part-time)

  • Part time
  • £29,049 pro-rata
  • Kirkwall, Orkney and homeworking (as required)
  • Closing 30th July 2021

  • Advertised from 6th July 2021
  • Inc. Distant Islands Allowance. 25hrs per week. Contracted until: 30th June 2022.
  • Employer contribution at 8% to pension fund.


ORSAS is an intersectional feminist, trauma-informed organisation with human rights at our core and these values inform everything we do. We provide free and confidential practical & emotional support and advocacy to anyone in Orkney, of any gender (age 13+), who has been affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in providing support to people using trauma informed support skills and have a sound knowledge of the impact of rape, sexual abuse and exploitation on survivors.

Job Purpose

  • This project runs until June 2022 and has a focus on increasing ORSAS support capacity, the accessibility of the service, and its reach, for survivors of sexual violence in Orkney, and particularly for survivors from marginalised groups.
  • The worker, in co-operation with the Trustees, Service Manager, Staff Team and Service Users at ORSAS, will develop and implement an Inclusion and Access Strategic Plan for the service.
  • As part of improving access to support and capacity for delivery, a number of service improvements have been identified and these would be led by the new worker, alongside any other actions identified by the worker herself as part of the Inclusion and Access Strategic Plan.

Project Outcomes

  • Improve access to support for survivors of sexual violence, also their family, friends, partners and professionals engaged in their support.
  • Proactively work to identify and overcome barriers to support.
  • Engage and collaborate with survivors to identify and address their needs.

Application notes

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

The successful applicant will be subject to enhanced disclosure.

Closing Date: Friday 30th July at 5pm

The full application form should be completed and emailed to

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