Caithness & Sutherland Women's Aid
Caithness & Sutherland Women's Aid
We are a specialised service for women, children & young people, in Caithness & Sutherland who have experienced domestic abuse.

Current vacancies

Women’s Domestic Abuse Specialist x 2 posts

  • Part time
  • £23,770 pro-rata
  • Sutherland / Caithness (On site)
  • Closing 28th April 2024

An opportunity has become available within the Women’s Support Team at CASWA. We are looking for a hard-working, dedicated and enthusiastic professional to join our team.

Key responsibilities will include working directly with women who have experienced domestic abuse, providing person-centred support in line with their individual needs. Applicants should possess excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and flexible and have proven experience of supporting adults in a similar environment.

The post requires applicants to be SVQ qualified in Health and Social Care or equivalent (or be willing to work towards this qualification) and be a member of The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

Applicants should have an understanding of the effects and issues surrounding domestic abuse and violence against women. In addition, applicants should demonstrate a willingness to participate in awareness raising of the service and domestic abuse.

Role Requirements: -

  • Qualification suitable for SSSC registration
  • Driving license and transport
  • Post subject to PVG Enhanced Disclosure checks

The successful candidate will be required to support women throughout Caithness and Sutherland and will be office based in one of our offices, with the opportunity to work from home for part of the week, as agreed with Line Manager.

This post is funded and subject to on-going evaluation and is open to women only: (Equality Act 2010 Work Occupational Requirement Exception, Schedule 9 Paragraph 1)

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Directors

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Caithness and Sutherland (Hybrid)
  • Closing 12th April 2024

Are you passionate about women and children’s rights? Do you have the skills, knowledge, and experience to contribute to an organisation which is making a difference in our community?

About us

CASWA offers support to women and their children who have been abused by a partner or former partner in the Caithness & Sutherland area. We work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations.

We are looking for diverse, motivated, and enthusiastic women who are committed to our vision to join our board of directors for the organisation.

The role

“We are proud to be part of an organisation that works within the community, to support women and children who are going through some of the most difficult times in their lives. And we are proud to lead a team who are so connected to their work.”

The board sets the strategic direction of the organisation and will ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met, and best practice is promoted. As a board member, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attending bi-monthly board meetings and the AGM. You may be asked to undertake other duties such as representing the organisation at external events or in the media; or assisting with fundraising, network or influencing work. In return you will receive all reasonable expenses, a comprehensive training and support programme and the knowledge that you have helped to make some women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland safer and more secure.

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Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Caithness and Sutherland (Hybrid)
  • Closing 12th April 2024

Are you passionate about women and children’s rights? Do you have the skills, knowledge, and experience to contribute to an organisation which is making a difference in our community?

About us

CASWA offers support to women and their children who have been abused by a partner or former partner in the Caithness & Sutherland area. We work closely with a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations.

We are looking for a diverse, motivated, and enthusiastic woman who is committed to our vision to lead our board of directors.

The role

CASWA Board sets the strategic direction of the organisation and ensures that all legal and regulatory requirements are met, and best practice is promoted. As Chair of the Board, you will:

  • ensure an effective relationship between:
    • the CASWA Board of Directors and the staff/volunteers
    • the CASWA Board of Directors and the external stakeholders/community
  • act as a spokesperson and figurehead as appropriate.
  • supervise and support CASWA Manager
  • have responsibility for planning preparing and chairing the CASWA Board of Directors meetings and the AGM with others as appropriate.

In return you will receive all reasonable expenses, a comprehensive training and support programme and the knowledge that you have helped to make some women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland safer and more secure.

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Manager

  • Part time
  • £35,500 pro-rata
  • Caithness and Sutherland. Hybrid/ home- working arrangements considered
  • Closing 14th August 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to join CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid) as Manager responsible for the day to day management of the organisation.

The Organisation

CASWA is an organisation for women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland. It is the only agency in this vast rural geographical area providing specialist support services to meet the needs of all women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse/ violence against women.

What You’ll Do

Working with an experienced team and Board of Directors, you will manage all aspects of CASWA to a high standard of operational delivery; to ensure that the strategic goals of the organisation meet the needs of all stakeholders including service users, staff and funders and that CASWA values are met. You will deliver CASWA’s business plan whilst ensuring the financial viability of the organisation, be responsible for overall staff management and welfare whilst also maintaining and developing excellent working relationships with external partners.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have management experience, including financial management, service development and delivery, experience of strategic planning and developing and reviewing policies and procedures. Line management experience is also essential.

In return, CASWA will provide you with:

• Employee assistance programme

• Team wellbeing days

• CPD training

• Pension contributions

We’re looking for someone who has

• Qualifications sufficient to register with Scottish Social Services Council, or the ability to undertake further study to do so

• You will have an understanding of the effects and issues surrounding Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women

• Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.

• Hybrid/ home- working arrangements considered

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Top job! Manager

  • Part time
  • £35,500 pro-rata
  • Caithness and Sutherland
  • Closing 20th May 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join CASWA (Caithness and Sutherland Women’s Aid) as Manager responsible for the day to day management of the organisation.

The Organisation

CASWA is an organisation for women, children and young people in Caithness and Sutherland. It is the only agency in this vast rural geographical area providing specialist support services to meet the needs of all women, children and young people (boys and girls) who experience domestic abuse/ violence against women.

What You’ll Do

Working with an experienced team and Board of Directors, you will manage all aspects of CASWA to a high standard of operational delivery; to ensure that the strategic goals of the organisation meet the needs of all stakeholders including service users, staff and funders and that CASWA values are met. You will deliver CASWA’s business plan whilst ensuring the financial viability of the organisation, be responsible for overall staff management and maintain and develop excellent working relationships with external partners.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have management experience, including financial management, service development and delivery, experience of strategic planning and developing and reviewing policies and procedures. Line management experience is also essential.

We’re looking for someone who has

• Qualifications sufficient to register with Scottish Social Services Council, or the ability to undertake further study to do so

• You will have an understanding of the effects and issues surrounding Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women

• Membership of Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a requirement for this post.

• Hybrid/ home- working arrangements will be considered

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