Inverclyde Womens Aid
Inverclyde Womens Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC046936

Inverclyde Women’s Aid supports women, children and young people affected by Domestic Abuse.

Current vacancies

Children & Young People’s Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,940
  • Based in Inverclyde at our Refuge, Office and in the Community
  • Closing 20th October 2023

Role

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable children and young people? Do you have experience of the dynamics, impact, and scale of gender-based violence, especially in relation to them? Could you advocate for children and young people?

We are looking for a Children & Young People Domestic Abuse Support Worker, with a Childcare qualification, to provide practical and emotional support programmes for children and young people who are referred to Inverclyde Women’s Aid. The successful applicant will develop and deliver age appropriate support programmes for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Women only need apply. The post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Who we are

For over 35 years, Inverclyde Women’s Aid (IWA) has been providing vital support services to women and children across the Inverclyde region. These are free, impartial, and confidential services, focused on providing a safe space away from abuse, violence, and oppression. Our team of support workers offers housing advice, counselling, signposting, and employability as well as financial and practical support for women and families to build brighter futures for their lives.

Who we are looking for

You’ll have experience of providing support and information to vulnerable children and young people. This will include anger management, domestic abuse, crisis intervention, assessment of risk, safety planning, carrying a caseload, multi-agency, advocacy, and information. Any recognised Childcare Qualification or equivalent, as listed on the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) website, is essential.

You will understand the dynamics, impact, and scale of anger management, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence, especially in relation to children and young people. Experience of supporting children and young people in an education setting or community organisation is vital for this role, as is liaising with agencies and advocating on behalf of service users.

You will bring to the post:

• Creativity in developing support programmes for children and young people

• Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise under pressure

• A non-judgmental and empathetic approach

• The ability to anticipate problems and to identify solutions

• Flexibility of hours and days of work

• Ability to manage change and adapt to new ways of working

• First class communications skills

• The ability to manage personal wellbeing in a challenging work environment.

There is a requirement to work variable shift pattern which may include evenings and weekends. You will have a full driving licence and access to your own transport and be willing to travel throughout Inverclyde.

What you will be doing

You will provide practical and emotional support programmes for children and young people who are referred to us through schools, education and other agencies and complete and maintain all relevant paperwork. You will also develop and deliver age appropriate support programmes for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse, as well as early intervention and prevention anger management programmes in educational or community settings for young people at risk of being excluded from mainstream education. Maintaining the confidentiality of those accessing the service is vital, as is ensuring that all confidentiality agreements are signed. There will be occasions when you will be called upon to prepare relevant reports for Children’s Panels, court proceedings or case conferences.

During the course of your work, you will promote the service to community groups, youth organisations and education providers to support and encourage children and young people to use our services. You’ll work on your own initiative but liaise closely with team members to ensure all aspects of the service are covered, which requires flexibility to meet the needs of the service.

Promoting effective partnership working and developing strong links with professionals from external agencies and the community are essential to maximise the support available for children and young people. Promoting our work, and the rights and needs of women who experience domestic abuse, to service providers and policy makers is also part of the role.

What you will get

The salary for the role £15.90 ph. You will get 42 days annual leave including public holidays. There’s a pension contribution and enhanced sickness pay. There will be opportunities for your own learning and development and coaching/mentoring will be available.

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Board Members

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 20th October 2023

We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. Established in 1985, the Charity has been delivering vital services for women and children across the Inverclyde area for over 37 years. Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is of a society, in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.

We are looking for Trustees to join our Board. Would you like to help improve the lives of women, children and young people who have experience of domestic abuse in Inverclyde?

Do you have an understanding of the feminist analysis of domestic abuse? Do you have some time to give on a voluntary basis to provide leadership, legal and fiscal oversight, and to support the ongoing development of the vital services we provide?

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic and committed women, aged 16 years or over to our Board. We have several vacancies.

The Opportunity: This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our feminist governance team supporting and overseeing the development of the organisation to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, responsive services to vulnerable women, children and young people in our area. You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic abuse, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.

We welcome applications from women with strategic vision, good independent judgement, and the ability to work as part of a diverse team. 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, so we particularly want to hear from women with the following professional backgrounds: human resources/employment law, marketing & communications or social media, third sector or social enterprise experience, fundraising, business, property management, IT skills and women who have 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.

Time Commitment: The Board currently meet bi-monthly 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 short life working group or 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. Although the Board is meeting online, we would anticipate that the Board Members visit the staff team and that at least once a year there is a strategic planning day in person with the staff and Board.

Our posts are open to women only applicants as we are a woman only service, covered by the occupational requirement exemption under the Equality Act 2010.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,940 pro-rata
  • Based in Inverclyde at our Refuge, Office and in the Community
  • Closing 19th May 2023

Are you passionate about supporting vulnerable children and young people? Do you have experience of the dynamics, impact, and scale of gender-based violence, especially in relation to them? Could you advocate for children and young people?

We are looking for a Children & Young People Domestic Abuse Support Worker, with a Childcare qualification, to provide practical and emotional support programmes for children and young people who are referred to Inverclyde Women’s Aid. The successful applicant will develop and deliver age appropriate support programmes for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse.

Women only need apply. The post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.

Who we are

For over 35 years, Inverclyde Women’s Aid (IWA) has been providing vital support services to women and children across the Inverclyde region. These are free, impartial, and confidential services, focused on providing a safe space away from abuse, violence, and oppression. Our team of support workers offers housing advice, counselling, signposting, and employability as well as financial and practical support for women and families to build brighter futures for their lives.

Who we are looking for

You’ll have experience of providing support and information to vulnerable children and young people. This will include anger management, domestic abuse, crisis intervention, assessment of risk, safety planning, carrying a caseload, multi-agency, advocacy, and information. Any recognised Childcare Qualification or equivalent, as listed on the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) website, is essential.

You will understand the dynamics, impact, and scale of anger management, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence, especially in relation to children and young people. Experience of supporting children and young people in an education setting or community organisation is vital for this role, as is liaising with agencies and advocating on behalf of service users.

You will bring to the post:

• Creativity in developing support programmes for children and young people

• Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise under pressure

• A non-judgmental and empathetic approach

• The ability to anticipate problems and to identify solutions

• Flexibility of hours and days of work

• Ability to manage change and adapt to new ways of working

• First class communications skills

• The ability to manage personal wellbeing in a challenging work environment.

There is a requirement to work variable shift pattern which may include evenings and weekends. You will have a full driving licence and access to your own transport and be willing to travel throughout Inverclyde.

What you will be doing

You will provide practical and emotional support programmes for children and young people who are referred to us through schools, education and other agencies and complete and maintain all relevant paperwork. You will also develop and deliver age appropriate support programmes for children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse, as well as early intervention and prevention anger management programmes in educational or community settings for young people at risk of being excluded from mainstream education. Maintaining the confidentiality of those accessing the service is vital, as is ensuring that all confidentiality agreements are signed. There will be occasions when you will be called upon to prepare relevant reports for Children’s Panels, court proceedings or case conferences.

During the course of your work, you will promote the service to community groups, youth organisations and education providers to support and encourage children and young people to use our services. You’ll work on your own initiative but liaise closely with team members to ensure all aspects of the service are covered, which requires flexibility to meet the needs of the service.

Promoting effective partnership working and developing strong links with professionals from external agencies and the community are essential to maximise the support available for children and young people. Promoting our work, and the rights and needs of women who experience domestic abuse, to service providers and policy makers is also part of the role.

What you will get

The salary for the role £15.90 ph. You will get 42 days [pro rata] annual leave including public holidays. There’s a pension contribution and enhanced sickness pay. There will be opportunities for your own learning and development and coaching/mentoring will be available.

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Top job! Director

  • Full time or Part time
  • £45,000 – £48,000
  • Greenock, IWA Refuge with some hybrid working
  • Closing 27th February 2023

For over 35 years, Inverclyde Women’s Aid (IWA) has been providing information and advice to women, children and young people on domestic abuse, rape and sexual abuse across Inverclyde.

IWA is affiliated with Scottish Women’s Aid. All its services are free, impartial, and confidential, aimed at providing a safe space away from abuse, violence and oppression. Please see further details on the website: inverclydewomensaid.co.uk

The Role:

The role of Director provides an exciting opportunity to get involved at a stimulating time for IWA. We’ve just launched a new website, we are in the process of moving office and there is more to come. It’s all happening at IWA and we need a Director to build on our legacy of the last 35 + years and tap into the potential for developing our resources and services.

You will lead and support the organisation. You will provide structure to the IWA team through the delivery of domestic and sexual abuse survivor services, finance, fundraising, business and partnership development, administration, facilities management, human resources, health and safety, ICT, and internal and external communications.

You will work closely with our Board to ensure we comply with legal and regulatory requirements and good practice in all aspects of our work. This includes accounting to funders and meeting all funding conditions.

There is scope for IWA’s development and growth. The new Director will seek to develop our reputation as a provider of excellent services by designing and championing new opportunities and partnership development.

The Candidate:

Who are you and what can you bring?

First and foremost, you’ll be a strong values-based leader with a track record of delivering services.

You do not have to come from a background working with anti-violence or abuse services, but you should be able to demonstrate a passion for the aims and mission of the service.

You will also have experience of running an organisation and leading and/or developing projects and services. You will have excellent organisational and governance skills, with experience of working closely with a Board in a professional capacity. You will relish a fast-paced environment and will have the ability to prioritise and delegate tasks effectively. Additionally, experience of developing funding initiatives, income streams or working with grants will be helpful. As a strong decision maker, you will also be financially competent.

Ideally, you will have one or more of the following qualifications:

  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9
  • SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10
  • Any award in management that is certificated at or above SCQF Level 9* (min 60 credits) and mapped against the National Occupational Standards: Leadership and Management for Care Services SCQF 10.

If you do not have these qualifications, we will support you to complete them within three years.

The Board will consider compressed hours or a 4-day week for the right candidate. The Director is a keyholder and therefore must live within a 45 minute - 1hour journey of Greenock.

More details can be found within the documents below:

Job Description

Person Specification

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Board of Trustees

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Greenock, Trustee meetings held Online and In-person
  • Closing 9th December 2022

Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is where women, children and young people are free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid is a charitable organisation dedicated to working towards ending domestic and sexual abuse. We offer a confidential service across Inverclyde to support women, children and young people who are or have experienced domestic and /or sexual abuse.

Are you passionate about helping women, children and young people in Inverclyde? Inverclyde Women’s Aid [IWA] are looking for Trustees to join its Board.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of our feminist governance team supporting and overseeing the development of the organisation to ensure the continued delivery of high quality, responsive services to vulnerable women, children and young people in our area. You do not need to know everything there is to know about domestic and or sexual abuse, but you will need to prove that you are interested in our work, be reliable, action focussed and committed to our principles and values.

We are keen to hear from women, and in particular those who may have experience or skills in the areas of HR, IT, legal, fundraising, marketing, social media and charity governance.

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Young People Worker

  • Part time
  • £28,940 pro-rata
  • Greenock
  • Closing 7th October 2022

Do you possess a recognised young people Qualification in social care and are you looking to take the next step in your career? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid are a specialist provider of support for women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, looking to appoint a Children and Young People Worker to join our team on a part time, 16 hours a week basis. You will be responsible for providing high quality early intervention and prevention anger management support services to Children & Young people through the New Attitudes programme in education establishments.

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of a Young People Worker include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing an early intervention and prevention programme including:
    • Mentoring - A safe and non-judgemental 1-2-1 space from primary 7 to 18 that builds trust to promote an understanding of, and recovery from domestic abuse and toxic relationships
    • Dedicated programmes for adolescents who have lived experience of domestic abuse
    • To organise and run age-appropriate anger management sessions providing children and young people with opportunities to share, explore and work through their feelings.
    • To provide practical and emotional support for children & young people who are referred to us through schools and education.

The Organisation

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO is a charitable organisation established in 1985. Providing specialist domestic abuse services to women, children & young people who are experiencing, or have experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, rape and childhood sexual abuse.

We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. The Charity has been delivering vital services for women and children across the Inverclyde area for over 37 years. Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is where women, children and young people are free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.

The Person

  • The key skills and qualities of a Children and Young People Worker:
  • Any recognised Young People Qualification, HNC in Social Care , Or equivalent, as listed on the SSSC website
  • Experience of supporting Young People in an educational establishment
  • Experience of liaising with a range of partner agencies and advocating on service users’ behalf
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics, impact, and scale of anger management, domestic abuse, and other forms of gender-based violence [GBV] especially in relation to children & young people
  • A requirement to work a variable shift pattern which may include evening and weekend working
  • Full driving licence & access to own transport and willingness to travel throughout Inverclyde
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Family Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,827
  • Based at Refuge, Inverclyde
  • Closing 15th July 2022

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO’s vision is of a society in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, unconstrained by the threat of domestic abuse or other forms of abuse, violence or oppression. Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. All posts require Enhanced Disclosure.

We are currently recruiting for:

1 x Family Support Worker’s

To provide housing & support services to Women who have been or are still experiencing Domestic Abuse. The post holder will work directly with women offering crisis intervention, information, support and advocacy. The Family Support Worker post will be Refuge Based.

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Top job! IWA Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £42,000
  • George Square Office, Greenock and IWA Refuge
  • Closing 15th July 2022

We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. Established in 1985, the Charity has been delivering vital services for women and children across the Inverclyde area for over 37 years. Inverclyde Women’s Aid’s vision is of a society, in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, free from the threat of abuse, violence or oppression.

Our posts are open to women only applicants as we are a woman only service, covered by the occupational requirement exemption under the Equality Act 2010.

Role

The IWA Manager will lead the Charity and continue to build and future proof the Organisation. We are a specialist provider of support for women, children & young people who have experienced domestic abuse. Our service is free, confidential and independent, and we are affiliated to Scottish Women’s Aid.

The successful Manager will be an experienced leader with a proven track record in ensuring the delivery of high-quality services. The Manager will have excellent organisational, motivational and governance skills at a service level. They will have experience of working in a fast-paced environment and will have the ability to prioritise and delegate tasks effectively. They will have experience of developing and delivering strategic and service plans, applying for funding and budget management. The Manager will need to have knowledge of change management and leading teams through a change process.

Successful candidates will have a passion for improving the lives of women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse. Applicants should be qualified appropriately in order to register at the appropriate level for a Housing Support Service with SSSC or be committed to achieving this qualification.

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Women’s Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,827
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 3rd June 2022

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO’s vision is of a society in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, unconstrained by the threat of domestic abuse or other forms of abuse, violence or oppression. Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. All posts require Enhanced Disclosure.

We are currently recruiting for a Women’s Support Worker to provide housing & support services to Women who have been or are still experiencing Domestic Abuse. The post holder will work directly with women offering crisis intervention, information, support, and advocacy. The Women’s Worker Post is Refuge Based.

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This vacancy has now closed

2 x Children & Young People’s Worker's

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,827
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 1st April 2022

To provide high quality early intervention and prevention support services to Children & Young people throughout the Inverclyde area.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO’s vision is of a society in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, unconstrained by the threat of domestic abuse or other forms of abuse, violence or oppression.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. All posts require Enhanced Disclosure.

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This vacancy has now closed

2 x Women’s Support Worker’s

  • Full time
  • £27,827
  • Inverclyde
  • Closing 1st April 2022

To provide housing & support services to Women who have been or are still experiencing Domestic Abuse. The post holders will work directly with women offering crisis intervention, information, support and advocacy. One of the Women’s Worker posts is Refuge Based and the other is Community Based.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid SCIO’s vision is of a society in which women, children and young people are full and equal participants, unconstrained by the threat of domestic abuse or other forms of abuse, violence or oppression.

Inverclyde Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are a Registered Charity and SCIO SC046936. All posts require Enhanced Disclosure.

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