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Women’s Domestic Abuse Support Worker

Hours:                 Full time 37.5hours Monday – Friday

Salary:                Starting £21,751.96

Responsible to:    Women’s Worker Team Leader

Due to increased demand we have a full time vacancy for an experienced support worker. You will work using a multi-agency, trauma informed approach and your case load will include individual and group work support. 

As Women’s Support Worker within Grampian Women’s Aid you will provide the highest possible standard of support to women, children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse and are accessing the service.   

Reporting directly to the Team Leader, the Support Worker is expected to work with minimum supervision and deliver support to women who have been subjected to domestic abuse.  You will be expected to deliver support to women across the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire areas.

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years recent direct support work experience. Membership of the PVG scheme will be an essential requirement and qualification to a minimum of SVQ 2 in Health and Social Care is advantageous but not essential.

Travel across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential.

To apply for these posts, please go to the application pack below. For further information about the posts or the recruitment process, contact Aileen Forbes, Manager: email aileen.forbes@grampianwomensaid.com or telephone 01224 593381

Grampian Women’s Aid positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community although are exempt under Schedule 9(Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only women need apply. We would particularly welcome bilingual applicants.

Closing Date: Sunday 22nd May, 2022
Interviews: Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd June, 2022

Click on the links below to open the application documentation (each will open in a new window):
Job Description & Specification
Application Form
Application Form Guidance
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


Board Trustee

An exciting opportunity has arisen to become part of our board of volunteer trustees responsible for the effective governance and strategic direction of Grampian Women’s Aid. Grampian Women’s Aid offer refuge accommodation for 10 families, 1:1 support, group work, information, crisis intervention and advocacy to women and their children who experience domestic abuse. Our work also includes participation with external agencies, communities and individuals for prevention, training and awareness raising. We are currently based in Aberdeen, although we provide support services across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

We are committed to diversifying our Board so women representing all sections of the community are welcome. We are keen to add to existing skills and knowledge to our current trustee skillset, so we particularly want to hear from women with the following professional backgrounds: human resources/employment law, organisational development and change management, finance/charity accounting, fundraising, IT and women from a legal background.  We also strongly encourage women who have personal experience of domestic abuse to offer us their personal insight into accessing and using the range of services offered by women’s aid and partners.

The Board currently meet 6 weekly via Zoom.  The frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation.  It is important that prospective trustees recognise that they will also be, at times, responsible for progressing pieces of work in between meetings, either on an individual basis on behalf of the Board or as part of a sub-group of the Board.  There is also an expectation that new trustees will fully participate in a comprehensive induction, as well as ongoing training and support. The role of the trustee is highly rewarding but unpaid, although any expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

Grampian Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. This role may be subject to Adult PVG scheme membership.

If you are interested and would like an application pack, please contact:

Email: aileen.forbes@grampianwomensaid.com

Tel: 01224 593381

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