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We are recruiting for Trustees!

We are recruiting for new Trustees to join our team!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at The Compass Centre / Shetland Rape Crisis. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has affected by sexual violence at any time in their life. We are an intersectional feminist and trauma-skilled organisation, and the successful candidate will be supported to learn and grow in their own practice and values-base. We are particularly looking to recruit for a Treasurer, so if you have a background in finance or business, please get in touch.

"I've met lots of incredible women I never would have known and learned about the work they do, which makes me feel more hopeful in the face of the endless grim news we all see. I’d encourage anyone interested to get in touch and consider becoming a Trustee – all sorts of skills and experience can make a difference to combatting sexual violence in Shetland."

- Siún Carden, Trustee for over 5 years & previous Chair of the Board.

The Compass Centre Invites Submissions for Campaign

Following on from #WisToo, The Compass Centre, also known as Shetland Rape Crisis, is curating a digital and print awareness-raising project focused on experiences of sexual harassment and intimate image abuse in Shetland.

Submissions will inspire the creation of a print campaign that will appear on buses across the Isles and a digital campaign that will be released via social media and on The Compass Centre website.


LGBT Charter Silver Award

The Compass Centre has achieved the LGBT Charter at Silver level! Workers at the centre have worked hard over the last year to make The Compass Centre as accessible as possible for LGBT survivors, volunteers and staff. This has included new policies, training for staff and board members, an audit of resources, use of social media, new pages on the website, and special events throughout the year.


As part of our work to increase accessibility to our service, we have recently translated our information leaflet into British Sign Language! We are finalising written translations into Polish, Arabic and Ukrainian as well.

We have also received resources from Rape Crisis Scotland on ‘Preventing sexual violence and how to get support’. These have been translated into English, Arabic, Polish and Urdu.

Please get in touch if you would like a translated resource 💛



Access & Inclusion – Our Achievements!

In 2021 Shetland Rape Crisis was awarded funding through the Tampon Tax Fund, which enabled the recruitment and appointment of an Access & Inclusion Project Worker to:

  • Improve access to support for survivors of sexual violence and their supporters.
  • Proactively work to identify and overcome barriers to support.
  • Engage and collaborate with survivors to identify and address their needs.

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