Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis (GCRC) exists to promote the welfare, and relieve the distress, of women and girls who have experienced rape or any form of sexual abuse or exploitation during their lives. They operate with a commitment to promoting and responding to survivors needs through an empowerment model of work, reducing the impact of sexual violence by supporting, educating, informing, and advocating for survivors.
GCRC take a proactive stance against the oppression of women and girls, challenging systemic issues and societal attitudes toward sexual violence. Their approach both aims to educate and empower, with the goal of transforming perspectives and fostering a society that rejects all types of violence against women and girls.
They provide a comprehensive array of services aimed at addressing the diverse needs of survivors. These services include Triage and Support, Justice and Community Support, Training, Education and Prevention. GCRC provides support to approximately 3000 women across Glasgow and Clyde per year. Each service offered by GCRC has been strategically developed to empower survivors and ensure they can access support in a safe and preferred way.
To support them in achieving their ambitions, GCRC are actively seeking dedicated and passionate women to join them as their new Deputy Director. As the Deputy Director, you’ll be part of a team of inspiring women that are responsible for the overall strategic direction of the organisation, overseeing the overall day-to-day operations, and ensuring compliance of the process and policies of the organisation. GCRC, like many women's organisations, has transitioned from a collective working model to a feminist governance model.
As the Deputy Director, you will be a dedicated and compassionate individual who will play a pivotal role in shaping the centre’s impactful initiatives. Your commitment to empowering survivors and fostering a community of understanding will be truly inspiring. You will work tirelessly to ensure that the centre remains a safe haven, offering not just healing but also advocacy and education. Through tour leadership skills, GCRC will become a symbol of strength. Breaking the silence surrounding sexual violence and paving the way for a future where survivors can reclaim their lives with resilience and courage.
This is a fantastic opportunity for women from all walks of life, the Deputy Director will articulate the feminist values of GCRC and their fundamental belief that violence against women and girls has at its root, the unjust imbalance of power between men and women, and that this reflects deep rooted and structural inequality in our society. If you have demonstratable experience in over seeing day-to-day operational delivery, and have assumed responsibility for the development, implementation, and monitoring of annual business plans, risk registers, budgets, and compliance with operational processes and policies then we would love to hear from you.
Please note, applications are open to women only, covered by the occupational requirement exemption (Schedule 9, Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.
Closing Date: Midday, Wednesday 28th February
Interview: Tuesday 12th March T.B.C
This search is being conducted exclusively for Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.
GCRC are also looking for a Trustee and if you are interested, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org