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Children & Young People’s Refuge & Follow-On Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,572 pro-rata
  • Bishopbriggs
  • Closing 7th April 2023

  • Advertised from 17th March 2023
  • Maternity cover from June for a fixed period of 9 months (with the possibility of being extended). 30 hours per week (fewer hours can be negotiated for the right candidate)
  • Pension Contribution of 8%. 30 days’ annual leave per annum (for full time). 12 public holidays per annum (for full time). Training and development opportunities. Reimbursement of mileage & necessary expenses.


East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid’s Children and Young People team provide vital support to children dealing with the trauma of domestic abuse and leaving their home. They ensure that children and young people are given a service which is driven by them and meets their needs.

This post provides support to children and young people living in our refuge accommodation and when they move from refuge into more permanent accommodation. You will work closely with partner organisations, promoting the service and raising awareness.

This is a temporary position as a result of maternity leave and is for a period of 9 months with the possibility of an extension. This contract will be for 30 hours per week, although we will consider fewer hours for the right candidate.

Whilst the main office base is in Bishopbriggs, the post holder may be required to travel throughout East Dunbartonshire therefore a degree of flexibility is essential.

Candidates should have an understanding of, and commitment to, the feminist analysis of domestic abuse (or a willingness to learn), experience of interagency working and be willing to work as part of a collective where all staff share management responsibilities.

At least two years’ experience in supporting vulnerable children and young people exposed to trauma is required. Applicants must hold a recognised relevant qualification at a minimum of SVQ Level 3 (alternatively, an equivalent in child care qualifications will be considered).

Posts are subject to a successful PVG scheme check, suitable references and completion of a satisfactory 6-month induction period.

Application notes

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 7th April. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. If you need any help completing the form, please contact us. We hope to hold interviews during w/c 24th April 2023.

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

Please note - CV’s will not be accepted and we will be unable to consider incomplete applications.

We are a registered charity providing information, support and refuge to women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse. Scottish Charity Number SC047155