Shakti Women’s Aid currently have FOUR vacancies with our team. See the relevant documentation in our ads on Goodmoves: https://goodmoves.org.uk/organisation/001b000000ssxktaaj-shakti-womens-aid?distance=16.09344&page=15&sort=newest
About Shakti Women’s Aid
Shakti provides information, emotional/ practical support and refuge/ temporary
accommodation to all Black Minority Ethnic women and their children who are
experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. Shakti is unique in its remit to specifically support ethnic minority (BME) women, children, and young people experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse, which in our definition includes forced marriage, FGM, and ‘honour’ abuse. We recognise that ethnic minority women have additional challenges when experiencing or leaving abusive relationships, such as concerns over visa status, language barriers, and cultural misunderstanding. Perpetrators of abuse can be partners, spouses, parents, or wider family. We currently have LGBT Charter ‘silver status’ and are working toward ‘gold’; we support BME women who identify as LGBTI, and BME young people under 18 who identify as LGBTI. We recognise that a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or intersex status can be the target of a domestic abuse perpetrator.
Finance Worker (closing date: 8th October at midnight)
Based in Edinburgh. Full time: 35 hours per week excluding lunch break. Annual salary: £23,232. Post is mainly funded by City of Edinburgh Council. Fixed term contract to November 2019 with possible extension to November 2020.
Shakti is seeking to recruit an experienced and qualified finance worker. Reporting to the manager, your role will involve ensuring the day to day finance and accounts tasks are carried out effectively and providing support to the whole organisation.The post holder must have: at least 2 years’ experience of general accounting and reconciliation work to audit level, and a sound knowledge of Sage 50 Accounts and Excel. The post holder must be IT literate with good keyboard skills, and have good planning, organisational, and communication skills and some knowledge of HR. The post holder must have knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse within black minority ethnic communities. Relevant qualification, preferably to HND or AAT standard.
Outreach Children and Young People’s Worker (closing date: 8th October at midnight)
Based in Edinburgh, Part time: 21 hours per week excluding lunch break. Annual salary: £23,232 (pro rata £13,939 for 21hrs). Post is funded by Scottish Government. Fixed term contract to June 2020.
The post holder will be supporting Black Minority Ethnic children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse, and their mothers as needed. Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with children and young people; an understanding of forced marriage and the effects of the cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse.
Applicants must have a minimum of SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7 or relevant qualifications (A degree in Social Work or Community Education).
The post involves unsocial and flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
Successful applicants for both posts will be subjected to disclosure checks through the PVG Scheme. Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. Please note the organisation considers that this occupational requirement for women-only applicants applies for reasons of provision of personal services to women and children only.
Outreach Case/ Capacity Building Worker x2 (closing date: 25th October at 12 noon)
The post holders will support Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people experiencing and/ or fleeing domestic abuse or forced marriage. Applicants must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with Black and Minority Ethnic Communities, especially, women, children and young people; and an understanding of the legislative and cultural issues surrounding domestic abuse/ forced marriage and their effects on Black and Minority Ethnic women, their children, and young people.
The applicant must have experience in partnership work and good presentation skills; experience of delivering support and information to women experiencing domestic abuse and of working with risk assessments/ support plans; and a relevant qualification in Social Care (any practice qualification in the supervisor category, HNC Social Services, SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 6, and or Degree/ Diploma in Community Education). For further relevant education requirement, please check the SSSC website for ‘support worker in housing support’ service. The post can involve unsocial and flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Ability to speak Urdu, Punjabi, and/ or Arabic is essential for this post.
Each of the above posts are subject to enhanced disclosure and ‘Women only need apply for these posts under paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010’. Please note that this organisation considers that this occupational requirement for women-only applicants applies for reasons of provision of personal services to women and children only and vulnerability of the service users.
Please get in touch with any queries to:
Shakti Women’s Aid, Norton Park,
57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY.
Tel: 0131 475 2399
Please note: we do not accept CVs.
Shakti Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee registration number SC 273279
Registered Charity Number: SC 008837