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Rape Crisis Scotland


08088 01 03 02

Phone the free Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Every day, 6pm to midnight


Available Positions
Orkney Rape Crisis Support & Development Worker


Orkney Rape Crisis Support & Development Worker
28 hours per week : £27,828 + Distant Islanders Allowance of £1,800 (pro rata) + pension

Rape Crisis Scotland is recruiting a Support & Development worker to develop and provide a Rape Crisis support service in Orkney. This service will provide emotional support and advocacy to female and male survivors aged 13+ who have been affected by any form of sexual violence.

This is a partnership project between Rape Crisis Scotland, RASASH & Women’s Aid Orkney, with funding from the Scottish Government until the end of March 2018 in the first instance.

The deadline for completed applications is 10am on 30th November 2015.
Interviews will be held on Monday 14th December in Orkney.
A PVG check will be undertaken as part of the selection process

Only female applicants need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
To apply please download an application pack and complete & return it before the deadline to

National Advocacy Project – 14 posts, locations across Scotland

Locations across Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland has secured funding for 14 Support & Advocacy Workers to support survivors who are considering engaging, or have engaged, with the criminal justice system following an experience of sexual violence.

Experience of providing advocacy, crisis, emotional and practical support is essential, as is an understanding of the impact of rape and sexual abuse.

The Support & Advocacy Workers will be based within rape crisis centres across Scotland.
Application notes:
• These posts are funded by the Scottish Government until March 2018
• Only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010
• The successful candidate will be subject to a PVG check

Please click on the links below for access to the Application Pack for each area.

Please note that the Equal Opportunities monitoring form should be completed online by clicking the Surveymonkey link included in the covering letter.

Forth Valley
Perth & Kinross
Western Isles
Dumfries & Galloway

Scottish Borders
Scottish Highlands
East Ayrshire
Argyll & Bute

South West Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre seeks trustees


South West Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre is looking for new Trustees to join our Board of Directors.
While no experience is necessary we are particularly eager to recruit women members with a financial background.

Full support and induction training will be given to new members.

We are holding an Information Evening for those interested in joining us on Monday 14 September 2015, 6.30pm – 8.30pm at 9 George Street Meuse, Dumfries. DG1 1HH.

If you would like more information please contact us on 01387 253113 or email

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre seeks Board members

Forth Valley

Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre is seeking a new Board of Directors to lead the establishment of this new organisation providing vital support to survivors of sexual violence in the Forth Valley area.

The Board of Directors will play a direct role in ensuring the strategic development of the organisation. To help develop the new service we are looking for women to join our Board who:

• Are committed to supporting survivors of sexual violence
• Have skills in (or would like to develop skills in) leadership, management, finance, human resources, decision-making or fundraising
• Have 6-8 hours to spare per month

As a Director, you will be required to contribute to the governance of the organisation including attending board meetings and the AGM. You may be asked to undertake other duties such as representing the organisation at external events; or assisting with fundraising, networking or influencing work.

We would like to encourage applications from women from across the Forth Valley area, who have a broad range of life and professional skills.

Previous experience not necessary, however women with a good understanding of the financial and governance needs of a small charity, funding and income generation, and knowledge of employment, HR, business skills and entrepreneurship would be welcome.

Board members hold voluntary positions but can be reimbursed expenses, which include costs of transport to and from meetings and any training undertaken with us. The new Board members will be given induction and support on appointment to the role.

Interested? Come along and find out more at our Information Evening on Monday the 24th of August (7-8.30pm) at the King Robert Hotel, Glasgow Road, Bannockburn, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Or download the following documents:

Closing date for applications 9am 1st September
• Informal interviews on Thursday the 3rd of September 2015 (6-9pm)
• Board induction two Saturdays in September – dates to be confirmed

To register for the Information Evening or to find out more please get in touch with June at

We look forward to meeting you!

Trustees sough for Rape Counselling & Resource Centre, Kilmarnock


Are you committed to helping support survivors of sexual violence and abuse?

Then we would like to invite you to our Trustee Information Evening
Thursday 20th August 2015
6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Rape Counselling & Resource Centre provides a vital, free, specialist support service, including counselling, complementary therapies and information, for women and girls living in East Ayrshire who have experienced any form of sexual violence, recently or in the past.

We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board of Directors, no experience is necessary however, women with a good understanding of the effects of sexual violence, employment and HR knowledge, or funding and income generation skills would be welcome additions to the team.

Trustees hold voluntary positions but can be reimbursed expenses, which can include costs of transport to and from meetings and any training undertaken with us. New Trustees will be given induction and support on appointment to the role.

The evening will be held at the centre at 25 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT. If you are interested in attending please give us a call on 01563 544 686 or email us at

How to volunteer

Our centres could not provide the support they do without many women giving their time, energy and commitment as volunteers and unpaid workers.

We welcome contact from women interested in becoming members of our collectives. Full training is provided and specific details are available from each centre. If you are interested, find contact details for your local centre here.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email