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Top job! Head of SafeLives Scotland

  • Full time
  • £47,012 – £52,000
  • Scotland (home based, with occasional travel across UK)
  • Closing 9th June 2023

  • Advertised from 17th May 2023
  • 37.5 hours per week. Permanent.
  • A generous package including 25 days holiday per year plus public holidays, employee pension scheme with 4% employer contribution, Cycle2Workwork scheme, access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


About SafeLives

We are SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse, for everyone and for good.

Last year alone, 14,000 professionals received our training. Over 80,000 adults at risk of serious harm or murder and more than 100,000 children received support through dedicated multi-agency support designed by us and delivered with partners. In the last six years, over 4,000 perpetrators have been challenged and supported to change by interventions we created with partners, and that’s just the start.

Together we can end domestic abuse. Forever. For everyone.

Role summary

You will drive the strategic development of all our work in Scotland, delivering our Whole Picture strategy and our whole family approach to keeping families safe sooner.

You will lead the Scotland team, drawing on our data, practice and survivor voice to define our strategy in Scotland, set our policy messages, design our services, deliver our training, and influence stakeholders to bring about positive change. You’ll also work closely with all SafeLives teams, playing a key part in sharing learning from across the UK where relevant.

You’ll have strong strategic leadership skills combined with a clear practice focus, and an excellent understanding of the specific needs of Scotland in terms of the work of SafeLives, including a strong grasp of the Scottish Government’s VAWG strategy and other relevant policy areas, including Equally Safe.

You will ensure the delivery of four key workstreams in Scotland, covering our professional training offer, the development of effective multi-agency working in Scotland, the accreditation of services and professional standards, and ensuring the authentic voice of survivors of domestic abuse play a key role in our work. And you will continue to develop our reach and impact, identifying opportunities beyond our existing funded programmes and initiatives.

Reports to: Director of External Relations

Application notes

Further details available on our website.

If you believe you have the qualities we have described, please take a look over the full job description and submit your 500-word cover letter and CV by 9.00am on Friday 9th June.