• Advertised from 31st May 2024
  • Optional on-call allowance of 7.5%. Reimbursement of mileage & necessary expenses. 35 hours per week.
  • Pension Contribution of 8%. 30 days’ annual leave per annum. 12 public holidays per annum. Training and development opportunities.


East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid’s Children and Young People’s team provides vital support to children dealing with the trauma of domestic abuse. 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 (CYP) living in our refuge accommodation and when they move from refuge into more permanent accommodation. You will also provide an outreach service to CYP, predominantly within the Bearsden and Milngavie areas of East Dunbartonshire. In addition, you will work closely with partner organisations, promoting the service and raising awareness.

This post has existed since 2014 and is currently funded by the Scottish Government via the ‘Delivering Equally Safe’ fund. At the moment, we have funding secured up to the end of March 2025 and will be actively seeking continuation of funding.

Whilst the main office base is in Kirkintilloch, the post holder will 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, 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

Please email applications to edwomensaid@aol.com no later than Friday 21st June 2024 at 4pm. 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 8th July 2024.

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