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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.

VACANCY: Young Survivors' Practitioner

 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A RECRUITMENT PACK

(Recruitment Pack includes Service Information, Job Description, Person Specification & Application Form)


  • Closing date: Friday 3rd February 2023 @ Midnight
  • Interviews: Week 13th February 2023 (may be subject to change).
  • Salary: £34,073 pro rata inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance.
  • Hours: 20-21 hours per week, to be agreed with successful applicant.
  • Reporting to: Year 1: Service Manager. Years 2 & 3: TBC.
  • Location: The Compass Centre, Lerwick, Shetland.
  • Holiday Entitlement: 30 Days plus 12 Public Holidays (pro rata).
  • Pension: Employer contribution at 8% to pension fund.
  • Contracted to: This post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, made possible by National Lottery players, until 31st March 2026. Contracts will be issued annually upon confirmation of funding, which is expected to be successful.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Shetland Rape Crisis team, working in The Compass Centre in Lerwick, Shetland. We provide free and confidential information, support, counselling, and advocacy to any non-abusive person in Shetland, of any gender (age 13+), who has been 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.

 

Job Purpose

  • This project is funded until 31st March 2026 and has a focus on the development, design and delivery of services and resources for young, non-abusive survivors (aged 13-25), of all genders, who have been affected by sexual harm.
  • In year one, the practitioner will lead on and evidence the development of pathways and resources for young survivors in all three strands of our frontline work: Support Service, Advocacy Service and Counselling Service. These will be co-developed in consultation with young survivors, young Shetlanders, and other key stakeholders as identified by the practitioner, their line manager, and the team at The Compass Centre.
  • In years two and three, after induction and training in the Rape Crisis Scotland Service Standards and Support Model, the practitioner will then join the Survivor-Facing Team and become responsible for delivering support to survivors accessing The Compass Centre’s services, in line with the new pathways and resources, as well as The Compass Centre’s existing policies and procedures.

 

Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and applications are welcomed from women of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic women, LGBT women, and disabled women. We also encourage applications from survivors and ex-service users, but please be aware that we can only accept applications from ex-service users at The Compass Centre who have been more than a year out of service. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from current service users. If this applies to you, please email contact@compasscentre.org about joining our ex-service user’s advisory group, OWL.

 

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.

Translations

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 💛

 

 

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