Support & Advocacy Worker

Shetland Women's Aid

Address121A St Olaf Street, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0ES
Salary£28,495 to £31,544 pro rata
Closing Date5pm, Wednesday 26 January 2022


We are looking for a creative, flexible, and empathic woman to work as part of an enthusiastic and dedicated domestic abuse team. The role will involve delivering specialist, trauma informed support to women who may be at high risk from harm. This will involve safety work, refuge and follow-on, housing and legal support and therapeutic well-being work on a one-to-one basis and in group sessions.

You must be highly organised, proactive, and work using a gendered analysis of domestic abuse.  It is also desirable that you drive and have a qualification that allows you to register as a support worker in Housing Support with the SSSC.


The successful candidate will:

  • hold a Counselling Skills certificate qualification and/or SVQ level 3 or equivalent qualification in a relevant field i.e., housing, community justice, health, social care, and social work or be willing to work towards such a qualification.
  • applications are welcome from those with Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy experience.
  • understand domestic abuse and its surrounding issues using a gendered definition and analysis.
  • be prepared to undertake training to meet current service requirements.


The successful candidate will be required to work 27 hrs per week in a flexible manner that allows for seamless service provision and meets the needs of a small voluntary organisation.  The salary for this post is £28,495 to £31,544 pro rata; this includes a Distant Islands Allowance.

This is a core post and is funded for a fixed term of two years with ongoing funding being sought.

Women only need apply under schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010.


To receive details of the post and how to apply please telephone 01595 692070 Monday to Friday, or e-mail


Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 26th January 2022.


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