The STAR Centre
The STAR Centre

Charity registered in Scotland SC010678

The STAR Centre (previously the Rape Counselling and Resource Centre) offers free and confidential support to anyone, of any ethnicity, aged 13+ who has experienced sexual violence (women, girls, men, boys and those who identify as transgender or non-binary)

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock with hybrid working
  • Closing 15th November 2023

The STAR Centre: Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre, was established over 30 years ago and works across Ayrshire. The support worker post is an exciting addition to the team, allowing us to work with young people and adults who have experienced any type of sexual violence.

What we are looking for. You will already have or be working towards:

  • Ability to deliver direct one to one support to children aged 13-17 who have experienced trauma, and ideally experience of working with survivors of rape, historic childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault.
  • Ability to deliver direct support to adults (of all genders) who have experienced trauma.
  • Ability to design and deliver group support sessions for survivors of trauma.
  • An understanding of the impacts of sexual violence on individuals and their families
  • Outstanding listening skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach, coupled with the ability to manage own diary, prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to own continuing professional development.

Don't meet all the requirements?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every criterion. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role. We welcome applications from all minority groups. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act (2010). A PVG Check will be undertaken as part of the selection process.

Why should you want to work with us?

  • We are committed to supporting staff development through training and coaching opportunities.
  • We are an ambitious, supportive team of women passionate about working to end sexual violence whilst supporting those affected.
  • Flexible/Hybrid working arrangements.
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Prevention Worker (term time only)

  • Full time
  • £19,875
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 7th September 2023

The STAR Centre (Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre) was established over 30 years ago and works across Ayrshire. The prevention worker post is an exciting addition to the team, enabling the centre to work in partnership with schools and youth agencies to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack. Our prevention team also work to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention and to train professionals around sexual violence.

What we are looking for. You will already have or be working towards:

• Experience as an educator working with groups of young people aged 12-25.

• Experience in developing and delivering training to professionals.

• Relationship management skills, with experience of working with partner agencies.

• Knowledge of sexual violence and working within a feminist framework.

• Strong verbal communication and presentation skills and experience of representing an organisation publicly.

• Strong written communication skills with the ability to communicate sensitive information to a wide range of audiences including creating social media content.

• A flexible and adaptable approach, coupled with the ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.

• Commitment to own continuing professional development.

Don't meet all the requirements?

Studies show that women and Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic people are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every criterion. If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we'd love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role. Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act (2010). A PVG Check will be undertaken as part of the selection process.

Why should you want to work with us?

• Term-time only working.

• We are committed to supporting staff development through training and coaching opportunities.

• We are an ambitious, supportive team of women passionate about working to end sexual violence.

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Star Centre Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 7th July 2023

We are seeking a support worker with experience of providing 1-1 support to people affected by sexual violence.

The candidate will have knowledge and experience of a person-centred approach that encourages empowerment and self-help, which enables people to recognise their own potential and take control of their lives.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate experience of working with people affected by trauma and have a sound understanding of how equality issues impact on people.

Candidates will possess competent I.T skills, the ability to effectively manage their own workload, process and maintain written records and be an enthusiastic team-player in relation to general Centre activities.

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Support Worker (24 hours/week)

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 7th June 2023

We are seeking a support worker with experience of providing 1-1 support to people affected by sexual violence.

The candidate will have knowledge and experience of a person-centred approach that encourages empowerment and self-help, which enables people to recognise their own potential and take control of their lives.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate experience of working with people affected by trauma and have a sound understanding of how equality issues impact on people.

Candidates will possess competent I.T skills, the ability to effectively manage their own workload, process and maintain written records and be an enthusiastic team-player in relation to general Centre activities.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 31st May 2023

We are seeking a support worker with experience of providing 1-1 support to people affected by sexual violence.

The candidate will have knowledge and experience of a person-centred approach that encourages empowerment and self-help, which enables people to recognise their own potential and take control of their lives.

Candidates will be able to demonstrate experience of working with people affected by trauma and have a sound understanding of how equality issues impact on people.

Candidates will possess competent I.T skills, the ability to effectively manage their own workload, process and maintain written records and be an enthusiastic team-player in relation to general Centre activities.

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Top job! Centre Manager

  • Part time
  • Circa £36,000 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 12th May 2023

The STAR Centre is seeking a Centre Manager to lead and develop our team who provide survivors of sexual violence with support and advocacy, as well as providing prevention support to young people helping them to challenge inappropriate attitudes.

The successful candidate will have an understanding and appreciation of the feminist analysis

of violence against women and girls. Along with a proven track record of working at senior management level.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is able to offer support and stability to the group and who has the passion, skills, and vision to help the organisation grow and plan for the future.

If you’re looking to make impact and are committed to challenging inequality and working to eradicate violence against women and girls within a feminist organisation then we would welcome your application.

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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Support & Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 7th April 2023

The overall aim of this post is to provide support and advocacy to survivors who are engaged, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence.

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Sexual Violence Prevention Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 23rd September 2022

There is increasing awareness of issues of sexual violence affecting young people (such as sexual bullying, pressures, and expectations around “sexting”, and violence within teenage relationships) and of the impact of increasing sexualisation in the media. This post is part of a national programme involving prevention workers based at thirteen rape crisis centres, coordinated by Rape Crisis Scotland, using a shared resource pack and evaluation framework. Regular training opportunities and a practitioners’ forum are provided as part of the programme. More information and the report from an external evaluation can be found at rapecrisisscotland.org.uk under ‘Campaigns and Projects.’

The STAR Centre (Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre) was established over 30 years ago and works across Ayrshire, with premises based in Kilmarnock. The centre supports survivors of sexual violence and works with local partners to improve responses to sexual violence. The prevention worker post is an exciting addition to the team, enabling the centre to work in partnership with schools and youth agencies to create safe spaces for young people to discuss consent and healthy sexual relationships.

The overall aim of this post is to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention, and to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support & Advocacy Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 19th August 2022

Background Information: National Advocacy Project

The National Advocacy Project is funded by the Scottish Government and is a partnership between RCS and the 17 local Rape Crisis Centres across Scotland. The project aims to provide support and advocacy to survivors who have engaged or are considering engaging with the criminal justice system following a sexual crime. The National Advocacy workers meet regularly for ongoing training and peer support and are supported by the National Advocacy Coordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland. You can read more about the National Advocacy project here rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/national-advocacy-project

Background Information: The STAR Centre

The STAR Centre (Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre) offer free, confidential and trauma-informed support and information to anyone over the age of 12 years who has experienced sexual violence or knows someone who has, across Ayrshire. We support people of all genders, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people. We will listen, believe, and support anyone of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, religious and cultural background.

We offer support via face-to-face meetings; telephone support; email support; video calls and live chat drop-in sessions. Our dedicated services include: Support, this service is for anyone over 25 years who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their life. Support is also available for friends and family members; Support for Young People, A dedicated service for young people aged 12 to 25 years, who have experienced any form of sexual violence; Advocacy, A specialised service for anyone who has reported or is considering reporting an experience of sexual violence that happened recently or in the past; Prevention, Our Prevention workers deliver sexual violence prevention workshops to young people aged between 12 and 25 years, in schools and youth groups across Ayrshire.

This post is initially funded by the Scottish Government until end of March 2023, with continued funding being sought beyond then.

Purpose of the post:

The overall aim of this post is to provide support and advocacy to survivors who are engaged, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence.

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Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 15th October 2021

The STAR Centre (Ayrshire’s Rape Crisis Centre) offer free, confidential and trauma-informed support and information to anyone over the age of 12 years who has experienced sexual violence or knows someone who has, across Ayrshire. We support people of all genders, including all members of the trans community and non-binary people. We will listen, believe, and support anyone of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, religious and cultural background.

Principal Duties:

• To provide direct person-centered support to individuals affected by any form of rape/sexual abuse through effective listening skills and encouraging individuals to recognise their own potential.

• To provide direct person-centered support to the partners/parents of survivors of rape, sexual abuse and/or violence.

• The post will be based at our centre in Kilmarnock, with out-reach support Ayrshire-wide, and will also involve some home-working.

• To create and maintain a support plan in conjunction with survivors

• At all times, ensure the safety, security and dignity of survivors, respect their right to confidentiality and the parameters of this.

• To contribute to the development of Centre Volunteers as required.

• As we are a small centre the support worker will be required to support the general centre activities.

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This vacancy has now closed

Sexual Violence Prevention Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 15th October 2021

There is increasing awareness of issues of sexual violence affecting young people (such as sexual bullying, pressures, and expectations around “sexting”, and violence within teenage relationships) and of the impact of increasing sexualisation in the media. This post is part of a national programme involving prevention workers based at thirteen rape crisis centres, coordinated by Rape Crisis Scotland, using a shared resource pack and evaluation framework. Regular training opportunities and a practitioners’ forum are provided as part of the programme. More information and the report from an external evaluation can be found at rapecrisisscotland.org.uk under ‘Campaigns and Projects.’

The STAR Centre (previously the Rape Counselling and Resource Centre) was established over 30 years ago and works across Ayrshire, with premises based in Kilmarnock. The centre supports survivors of sexual violence and works with local partners to improve responses to sexual violence. The prevention worker post is an exciting addition to the team, enabling the centre to work in partnership with schools and youth agencies to create safe spaces for young people to discuss consent and healthy sexual relationships.

Purpose of post

The overall aim of this post is to develop local strategic approaches to sexual violence prevention, and to deliver interventions to young people around healthy sexual relationships using the Rape Crisis Scotland sexual violence prevention pack.

Shortlist
This vacancy has now closed

Support Worker, (Support and Advocacy Service)

  • Part time
  • £26,500 pro-rata
  • Kilmarnock
  • Closing 3rd September 2021

The National Advocacy Project is funded by the Scottish Government and is a partnership between RCS and the 17 local Rape Crisis Centres across Scotland. The project aims to provide support and advocacy to survivors who have engaged or are considering engaging with the criminal justice system following a sexual crime. The National Advocacy workers meet regularly for ongoing training and peer support and are supported by the National Advocacy Coordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland. You can read more about the National Advocacy project here rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/national-advocacy-project

The overall aim of this post is to work alongside the Advocacy Lead to provide support to survivors who are engaged, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence. There will be some advocacy duties, such as court support, required when directed.

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