Women's Support Worker (Refuge and Outreach)

  • Full time
  • £28,950.77
  • On site: East Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 21st June 2024

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


East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid is a registered charity providing information, support and refuge to women, children and young people affected by domestic abuse. We are looking to recruit an experienced Women’s Support Worker who will be committed to our aims and values and who will bring experience of providing a crisis support service to women.

This post is for Maternity Cover.We hope that the suitable candidate will be able to start mid-August to allow a short handover with the current post holder. The primary responsibilities of this post are to provide an outreach service, deliver group work programmes and to provide support to families living in our satellite refuges within the Bearsden and Milngavie areas of East Dunbartonshire. In addition, they 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. We will be actively seeking continuation of funding which will allow this maternity cover to be extended to the end of May 2025.

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.

As well as possessing, and demonstrating, the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications that are relevant to the duties outlined in the job description and person specification, 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.

Candidates should have a suitable qualification that meets with SSSC Housing Support registration (examples would be HNC Social Services or SVQ Level 3 Social Services and Healthcare). 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