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GBV Charter Officer

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £33,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th April 2024

  • Advertised from 14th March 2024
  • Salary commensurate on experience. Hours: 9 to 5 pm. Contract: 12 months (strong prospect of extension, subject to funding)


About us

EmilyTest is a small Scottish charity working to tackle gender based violence in education. We work with schools, colleges and universities, helping them to develop effective policies, procedures and practices in relation to gender based violence prevention, intervention and support.

Our aim is to ensure every young person can live, work and study free from the harms and threats of Gender Based Violence.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated GBV Charter Officer to join our dynamic and friendly team based in Glasgow. The GBV Charter Officer will play a key role in the delivery of the GBV Charter in universities and colleges across Scotland. Working with our Charter team, you will support roll-out and implementation of the Charter. Supporting charter universities and colleges in improving their policies, practices and procedures in relation to GBV prevention, intervention and support, helping them to meet each of the 42 minimum standards in the Charter. You will develop a customised plan for them and assist them on their journey of achieving the Charter award. Through building strong and trusting relationships with charter institutions you will provide efficient, effective and high-quality support.

The post will be subject to a 6 month trial period.

Essential knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience & personal qualities

  • Strong project management skills including planning and monitoring.
  • Able to demonstrate an aptitude for organisation.
  • Be self-motivated, work without supervision and show initiative.
  • Have a warm and friendly manner, be committed, hardworking and highly motivated.
  • Adept at handling sensitive or challenging situations with tact and diplomacy while ensuring positive outcomes for all parties involved.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with external partners and stakeholders to achieve shared objective.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work in a non-judgemental, confident and sensitive manner with colleagues, stakeholders and all partners.
  • Have an inclusive approach to tackling GBV with an understanding of how its intersectional nature
  • Sound knowledge of client confidentiality and the practical application of GDPR.
  • Excellent time management with the ability to prioritise your workload.
  • The ability to remain calm in pressurised situations.
  • Microsoft Office skills, particularly Word, Excel and Teams.


  • Knowledge of gender based violence and trauma informed practices.
  • Understanding of GBV and young people, particularly how it manifests in the College and University community.
  • Previous experience working with victims/survivors of GBV.
  • Previous experience working on Charters.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop comprehensive project plans, including objectives, activities, timelines in alignment with the Charter minimum standards.
  • Provide regular updates and guidance for charter institutions, the team and the charity’s CEO. Reports should highlight achievements, challenges and suggested improvements.
  • Maintain system to overview project dates/deadlines
  • Progress report writing
  • Plan and schedule (& where required attend) Charter surgeries, meetings, assessment meetings, and other Charter related events
  • Liaise with colleges and universities and support Charter leads
  • Further develop and enhance the ‘library of tools’ that supports Charter Institutions, ensuring a diverse set of resources is available to help them achieve Charter minimum standards
  • Create, review and update Charter related guidance documents.
  • Represent the organisation in relevant conferences and meetings.

Personal Requirements

It is important that you appreciate and contribute to the strong team spirit that all EmilyTest employees have adopted. You should have a solid understanding of the importance of professional working relationships whilst ensuring you don’t neglect the value of supporting colleagues with their own challenges.

Understanding small charity dynamics, particularly resource constraints, is vital. Small charities, particularly those tackling Gender Based Violence, face limited resources. Understanding this and having realistic expectations is important. Exercising creativity and having good problem-solving skills are valuable assets in small charities. Being flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances is an important skill and value to bring.

EmilyTest is an inclusive organisation and we are looking for someone equally as inclusive and has a non-judgemental approach to their work. We are interested to hear from people who are supportive of all survivors of GBV and have a good understanding of the effects of GBV on students.

If people describe you as; organised, level-headed, a listener, compassionate, patient, a great communicator, hard worker, supportive colleague, resilient, dedicated, great in a crisis – and you have the energy and commitment to always go the extra mile to support people then we would like to hear from you.

Accountability of post:The post holder will be line managed by and accountable to the CEO

Location:The post holder will be based in the Glasgow office and have the flexibility of working from home subject to meeting business needs. Travel to campuses across Scotland will be required.

Application notes

Application closing date: 5 pm Friday 5th April 2023 with interviews over the following 2 weeks.

Start date: ASAP

Please send your most recent CV, along with a covering letter (letter should be maximum of one A4 sheet of paper and in font size 10 or above) explaining why you think you are suitable for the role, to: fionadrouet@emilytest,org

Please specify which role you are applying for in the subject.

References from your current or most recent employer are required as part of the selection process.

Learn more about us

Charity No SC049072.


Twitter: emilytest12