Shakti Womens Aid
Shakti Womens Aid

Charity registered in Scotland SC008837

Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.


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BME Key Case Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,535 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th February 2024

The above post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children, and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

The post holder must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education and must be a bilingual speaker in Arabic.

The post

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.
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BME Outreach Women, Children and Young People Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,271 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 16th February 2024

The above post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children, and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

The post holder must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education and must be a bilingual speaker in Arabic.

The post

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Arabic.

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Assistant Finance Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,552 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th February 2024

Shakti is seeking to recruit an experienced assistant finance worker with relevant accounting qualifications. Your role will involve assisting and supporting the lead finance worker to ensure the day-to-day finance and accounts tasks are carried out effectively.

The post holder must have relevant accounting qualifications; have at least 1 year experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level, a sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts, Excel, must be IT literate, have good keyboard skills with good planning, organisational and communication skills. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within Black Minority Ethnic communities.

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BME Key Case Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,820
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 22nd December 2023

The post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children, and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

The post holder must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF7 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education and must be a bilingual speaker in Hindi and or Urdu and or Punjabi.

The post

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Children and Young People’s outreach/refuge and Follow On Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2023

The children and young people’s outreach worker post is funded by City of Edinburgh. The purpose of the job is to provide dedicated support to BME children whose mothers are no longer Shakti’s clients and or are not accessing Women’s Aid services. The worker will be supporting children and young people (CYP) who self refer themselves and or referred by other agencies. The worker will support and help the CYP to deal with the practical and emotional difficulties, which arise from family circumstances, domestic abuse/honour-based violence. Support may take the form of group or individual play activities enabling one to one contact/befriending or liaising with statutory services such as education, to ensure that the child is accessing mainstream services. The post holder will be working with children and young people in schools and other community based youth centres, on her own or in partnership with the information and education worker.

Each worker has an individual job remit and responsibilities. However, we work as a closely integrated team, and take responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the service are covered. All workers will therefore be required on occasion (e.g. at times of staff shortage) to carry out duties that are not specifically theirs. All workers are required to undertake any training that the manager considers necessary and to attend the weekly group and any other business meetings.

Note: The post holder will have to work closely with other children’s workers

Overall Job Purpose

As a member of Shakti Women’s Aid, you will provide the highest possible standard of support to BME children and young people who experience domestic abuse and that are not currently accessing Shakti Women’s Aid refuge and follow-on services.

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Finance Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,036
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 6th November 2023

Organisation profile:

Shakti Women’s Aid is a feminist voluntary organisation which provides information, emotional/ practical support, and refuge/ temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Shakti is seeking to recruit an experienced and qualified finance worker. Reporting to the CEO your role will involve ensuring the day-to-day finance and accounts tasks are carried out effectively. You will ensure that all financial reports for our funders are submitted accurately and on time and that the Shakti Board of Directors are furnished with quarterly management accounts, cash flows, and annual budget to enable them to govern effectively. You will provide sound and accurate financial support to the CEO on a regular basis. You will also be an active member of Shakti’s team of over 25 staff.

Purpose of the Post

  • Provide sound financial advice to the Board and management of Shakti Women’s Aid by providing an effective financial management service.
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Admin Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £20,269
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will assist the CEO, operational manager and team leaders as required, undertaking general administration/recruitment duties and support for the whole organisation. The post holder will deal with enquiries (telephone, e-mail and social media), maintain databases, organise events bookings, and undertake filing, minute taking, and petty cash.

The post holder must have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Outlook and Word; be IT literate and have good keyboard skills; have good planning and organisational skills; be a good communicator and be experienced in managing websites and social media. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within Black Minority Ethnic communities.

She should have a relevant qualification, preferably HNC or equivalent in administration related subject, and a working knowledge of an office.

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Outreach Service Team Leader

  • Full time
  • £30,582
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Post holders will ideally have exceptional leadership and management skills to steer our strong, committed, and skilled outreach team; strong communications, influencing and negotiating skills; experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have sound knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/or LGBT women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Bilingual in Urdu/Hindi/Arabic/Cantonese/Bengali (or any other BME community languages) and fluency in English.

Applicants must have relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education and or a minimum of HNC Social and Health Care and SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 9 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or a willingness to self-fund and gain the qualification.

Post involves unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

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BME Outreach Key Case Support Worker (based in Fife)

  • Full time
  • £23,820
  • Fife
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/or gender identity. Ideally you will have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education or willingness to self-fund.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi and fluency in English.

Post involves unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

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Assistant Finance Worker

  • Part time
  • £24,533 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 2nd October 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Shakti is seeking to recruit an experienced assistant finance worker with relevant accounting qualifications. Your role will involve assisting and supporting the lead finance worker to ensure the day-to-day finance and accounts tasks are carried out effectively.

The post holder must have relevant accounting qualifications; have at least 1 year experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level, a sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts, Excel, must be IT literate, have good keyboard skills with good planning, organisational and communication skills. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within Black Minority Ethnic communities.

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Key Case Support Worker x 2

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th August 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. We currently have the following vacancies.

1. BME Key Case Support Worker (based in Edinburgh)

Post is full time 21hr per week; fixed term contract until 31st March 2028, funded by City of Edinburgh Council.

Salary: £14,292 pro rata (£23,820 per annum) +10%pension

2. BME LGBTI Key Case Support Worker (Maitri (LGBTI Project) (based in Edinburgh)

Post is part time 21hrs per week; fixed term contract until 31st March 2025, funded by Scottish Government DES fund.

Salary: £14,292 pro rata (£23,820 per annum) +10%pension

The above post holders

- will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/or gender identity.

- ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education or willingness to self-fund.

The post holder will ideally be a bilingual speaker in one of the BME community languages.

All the above posts

• Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

• Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.

• ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will:

  • support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/or gender identity.
  • ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education or willingness to self-fund.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi.

Involves unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.

'Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

BME Key Case Support Worker (based in Edinburgh)

  • Full time
  • £23,820
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th July 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will:

  • support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/or gender identity.
  • ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education or willingness to self-fund.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi.

Involves unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends

Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.

'Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.

Shortlist
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Operational Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,940
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th July 2023

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

As the Operational Manager within SHAKTI you are accountable to the CEO to support that role in ensuring an enhanced level specialist trauma informed support service to women children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse.

You will contribute to the senior management team to ensure the organisation fully meets its aims and objectives.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Operational Manager is expected to work with minimum supervision and take on responsibilities of all relevant operational day to day decisions as delegated by the CEO.

You will be expected to perform key activities to an enhanced level and take the lead. You will provide some management duties for the team and coaching and mentoring services to colleagues. You may be required to deputise for the CEO as required.

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Purpose of the job

  • To lead and manage a small team of people providing a quality service, meeting regulatory and SWA standards, to children and young people (C&YP) who have experience of domestic abuse. In doing so, supporting them wherever possible to make positive changes in their lives.
  • To ensure that SWA C&YP’s Service adheres to Care Inspectorate standards and prepare SWA for Care Inspectorate inspections.
  • To be the Care Inspectorate Registered Manager for the C&YP service
  • To support the Board of Directors and the CEO in the strategic leadership, management and planning of the services provided by SWA
  • To actively participate and support the management team in the development and support of all services provided by SWA
  • To ensure that the women support services and C&YP’s Service have a joined up working approach
  • To actively participate in the recruitment, training, and support of student placements.
  • To ensure the ongoing development, implementation and monitoring of SWA’s operational plans by maximising resources, funding streams and opportunities for development and growth
  • To work with children and young people, as required
  • To be the Child Protection Officer for SWA
  • To promote the work of SWA in the local and wider community
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Outreach Case/Capacity Building Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

The post holder will deal with referrals from Forth Valley and support women in Forth Valley and those who move to Forth Valley.

The post will be managed by Shakti Women’s Aid - the worker will be based in Forth Valley (Forth Valley Women’s Aid) and will work with other outreach staff at Shakti and other partner agencies in the areas where the women come from to:

  • Make links with black and minority ethnic women in the community
  • Raise awareness of domestic abuse and Gender-Based violence amongst women and the wider black and minority ethnic community
  • Inform black and minority ethnic women, children and young people about support services available
  • Provide direct support to black and minority ethnic women, children and young people who have experienced Gender-Based violence, working in partnership with existing support services
  • Work with other professionals to increase their capacity to effectively support black and minority ethnic women, children and young people who have experienced gender-based violence

The workers will be managed on a day to day basis by Shakti and will be given support and supervision. Direct supervision session will take place every 6 – 8 weeks

For further details about the role, please download the Job Description below.

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BME Women, Children and Young People Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

Shakti Women’s Aid is a feminist voluntary organisation which provides information, emotional/ practical support, and refuge/ temporary accommodation to all black minority ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Shakti is seeking to recruit an experienced and qualified BME Outreach Key Case / Capacity Building Worker to support women from black minority ethnic communities.

Overall Job Purpose

The Post is funded by Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership until March 2023. The post holder will be working in partnership with the outreach and housing and advocacy case workers to provide a culture sensitive service to Black Minority Ethnic Women.

She will work in partnership with the other Women’s Aid and other partner agencies in the areas where the women come from to:

  • Make links with black and minority ethnic women in the community
  • Raise awareness of forced marriage/domestic abuse and gender-based violence amongst women and the wider black and minority ethnic community
  • Inform black and minority ethnic women, children and young people about support services available to them
  • Provide direct support to black and minority ethnic women, their children and young people who have experienced gender-based violence including forced marriage, working in partnership with other agencies
  • Work with professionals in to increase their capacity to effectively support black and minority ethnic women, children and young people who have experienced forced marriage and gender-based violence

The worker will be managed on a day to day basis by Shakti and will be given support and supervision. Direct supervision session will take place every 6 – 8 weeks and or as needed

For further details about the role, please download the Job Description below.

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Outreach Case/Capacity Building Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,820
  • Fife
  • Closing 23rd January 2023

The post holder will deal with referrals from Fife and support women in Fife and those who move to Fife.

The post will be managed by Shakti Women’s Aid - the worker will be based in Fife (Fife Women’s Aid) and will work with other outreach staff at Shakti and other partner agencies in the areas where the women come from to:

  • Make links with black and minority ethnic women in the community
  • Raise awareness of domestic abuse and Gender-Based violence amongst women and the wider black and minority ethnic community
  • Inform black and minority ethnic women, children and young people about support services available
  • Provide direct support to black and minority ethnic women, children and young people who have experienced Gender-Based violence, working in partnership with existing support services
  • Work with other professionals to increase their capacity to effectively support black and minority ethnic women, children and young people who have experienced gender-based violence

The workers will be managed on a day to day basis by Shakti and will be given support and supervision. Direct supervision session will take place every 6 – 8 weeks.

For further details about the role, please download the Job Description below.

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At Shakti Women’s Aid we are dedicated to empowering Women, Children and Young People who have experienced domestic abuse, forced marriage and other types of honour based violence. We are committed to creating a safe space for Children and Young People to show up and be who they are without shame, judgement, embarrassment or fear. To create a safe space for them no matter their age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability or disability, gender reassignment, faith or religious beliefs.

As a Shakti Children’s Worker you will provide a child or young person holistic support around their experiences. Working in partnership with their parent (where appropriate) to help them deal with the practical and emotional difficulties, which arise from family circumstances and domestic abuse. This support may take place in refuge, temporary accommodation, school or another safe place.

You will use dynamic innovative techniques to provide therapeutic support in one-to-one sessions. Allowing the young person to safely and creatively engage with their trauma through, play, art, movement and imagination. In addition to these individual support session you will also support the other Children Workers in delivering an extensive program of group activities, encouraging children and young people to access local events and attractions to further develop their social networks.

A key aspect of Getting it Right for Every Child is the ability to work effectively with other professionals. To communicate their needs and advocate on their behalf, challenging racial discrimination and stigma they may face.

Each worker has the responsibility for managing their individual caseload but we are a close and devoted team, and are looking for someone to join us who is motivated to seek the best outcomes for children and young people. All Children’s Workers will receive intensive training and shadowing to prepare them for their role and be required to attend weekly team meetings.

For further details about the role, please download the Job Description below.

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BME Outreach Key Case Support Worker (Forth Valley)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi

Post holder will ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/or LGBT women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

The posts will:

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

BME Outreach Women, Children & Young People Support Worker (Falkirk)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, advocacy, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu

Post holder will ideally have experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/or LGBT women, children, and young people, understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding Gender-Based violence, domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6 or above to meet registration requirements of SSSC or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

The posts will:

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’.
Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

BME Key Case Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in one of following community languages, Hindi and or Urdu and or Punjabi or Cantonese.

The above post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

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BME Outreach Key Case Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,232 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. We currently have the following post vacancies. All posts are based in Edinburgh.

The post holder must be a bilingual speaker in a community language; preferably Hindi and/or Urdu and/or Punjabi or Cantonese.

The above post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

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Children and Young People’s Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The above post holder will be supporting Black Minority Ethnic children and young people whose mothers or the children themselves have experienced domestic abuse; support mothers as needed. Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people; an understanding of forced marriage and the effects of the cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse.

Applicants must have a minimum of HNC in Childcare or relevant qualifications (A degree in social work or community education).

The above posts

  • Involve unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends
  • Successful applicants will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme.
  • Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.
Shortlist
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BME Crisis/Waiting List Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £23,820
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 25th April 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. We currently have the following post vacancies. All posts are based in Edinburgh.

Post is funded by Margin to Centre (Imkaan, Tampon Tax Fund); 35 hours per week, Salary: £23,820 per annum. Fixed term contract until March 2023.

The post holder ideally be a bilingual speaker in one of the following BME community language;

Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Arabic, Cantonese, or Mandarin.

The above post holders will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities; especially, women, children and young people; an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children and young people.

Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

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BME Key Case Support Worker LGBTI (Maitri - LGBTI Project)

  • Part time
  • £23,820 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th June 2022

Shakti is a feminist Black Minority Ethnic voluntary organisation which offers information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic (BME) women and their children, who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

The post holder will ideally be a bilingual speaker in one of the following BME community language; Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin.

The post holder will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children (if any), and young people who are experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse due to their sexuality and/ or gender identity.

Applicants ideally have a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities. Must have good knowledge and understanding of equalities issues and the issues affecting BME and/ or LGBT women, children, and young people; understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse, honour-based abuse such as forced marriage and female genital mutilation, and their effects on Black Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.

All applicants must have a minimum of SVQ Level III in Social Care or relevant qualification such as degree in Social Work or Community Education.

All posts are subject to enhanced disclosure checks.

Posts occasionally involves unsocial hours including evenings and weekends.

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Finance Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,036
  • Our office is based in Edinburgh. We anticipate ongoing flexibility with working arrangements, including remote working. However, we anticipate that the person in post will need to travel to our Edinburgh office about once a week.
  • Closing 28th February 2022

About Us

Shakti provides information, emotional/practical support and refuge/temporary accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children who are experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse.

Our Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Shakti Women’s Aid as their Finance Worker. Reporting to the CEO, this important role is central to the effectiveness of the organisation; the role holder will ensure day to day finance and accounts activities are carried out effectively and efficiently, whilst providing support across the charity.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be an experienced and qualified finance professional with demonstrable experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level. You will possess sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts and Excel, with excellent general IT, planning, organisational and communication skills. A relevant qualification, preferably to HND or AAT standard is also required. Whilst not essential, understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities would be highly desirable but more important is knowledge of working in a small charitable environment where teamwork is key to our success.

The above post is subject to enhanced disclosure and “women only need apply for this post under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010”

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Administration Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £19,706
  • Based in Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th September 2021

The post holder will assist the CEO and team leaders as required, undertaking general administration duties and support for the whole organisation.

The post holder will deal with enquiries (telephone, e-mail and social media), maintain databases, organise events bookings, and undertake filing, minute taking, and petty cash.

The post holder must have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Outlook and Word; be IT literate and have good keyboard skills; have good planning and organisational skills; be a good communicator and be experienced in managing websites and social media. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities. She should have a relevant qualification, preferably HNC or equivalent in administration related subject, and a working knowledge of an office.

This role will be supported by a part time administrative assistant.

Women only need apply under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. Funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Fixed term contract to March 2022 with possible extension to March 2023 (the Board will continue to seek future funding).

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