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Chief Operating Officer

  • Part time
  • £36,818 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 4th August 2021

  • Advertised from 16th July 2021
  • 28 hours per week


As COO of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre you are accountable to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors. This role will be the deputy to the CEO and will contribute to the overall strategic management, leadership and development of the organisation and the implementation of the organisation’s strategy.

The role requires an experienced and effective feminist leader, with the ability to lead across both the strategic and operational work of ERCC.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace and especially welcome applications from women of colour, trans women and disabled women.

Only women need apply for the above posts under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Successful applicants will be subject to relevant PVG and disclosure checks.

Established in 1978, Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre (ERCC) provides a support, information and advocacy service for women, non-binary people, members of the trans community and young people aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian who have experienced recent and/or historic sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. We also work in schools and with young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians, and strategically with multi-agency partners, towards preventing sexual violence. Further information available from our website:

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Please note that the deadline for completed applications is Wednesday 4 August at 12noon. We expect to hold interviews with shortlisted candidates during the week beginning 16 August.