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Dumfries Police Station, Loreburn Street, DG1 1HP
£24,940.76 - £30,412.63 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Part Time
28 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen with Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability’s ASSIST and Domestic Abuse service for 2 Advocacy Workers to join our team on a fixed-term basis.

Posts within ASSIST are funded by Scottish Government and this post is currently funded until 31 March 2023. Ministers are presently minded to provide further funding covering 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024 and 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2025; however, this is indicative only and will be confirmed once the Criminal Justice budget has been set for 2023-24 and 2024-25 financial years.

Position Details

ASSIST is an accredited Independent Domestic Abuse Advocacy service which works in close partnership with Police Scotland, COPFS and other statutory and voluntary partner agencies to support the delivery of a pro-active, rapid, and stream-lined response to those affected by domestic abuse, and who are interacting with the criminal justice system. ASSIST uses risk assessment and safety planning processes to ensure the client is at the centre of interventions.

As part of ongoing work at a national, and local, level to tackle domestic abuse, ASSIST is expanding into Dumfries & Galloway and is now seeking to recruit a Service Manager to lead this new team.

The Advocacy Worker will provide a sensitive, pro-active short to medium term advocacy, support and information service, primarily by telephone, to victims/survivors of domestic abuse who are referred to ASSIST, focussing on those most at risk, contacting victims to offer crisis intervention, information and support specific to their needs.

The successful candidate will work closely with statutory and voluntary services to deliver a pro-active, rapid and stream-lined response for those affected by domestic abuse; therefore, a commitment to partnership working and an understanding of the impact of Domestic Abuse on children, families and communities is essential.

Further details regarding what this role entails are noted within the Job Description for the post, whilst the Person Specification document confirms the key competencies you are required to demonstrate in your application. For guidance on completing your application, and to view the benefits on offer for employees of Glasgow City Council, please visit the following link:

The work pattern for the post is 4 days out of 5, Monday – Friday, to be agreed at the point of offer. The annual salary is on an incremental scale starting at £24,940.76 and progressing to £30,412.63– please note, the salary offered will be higher on account of the agreed local government pay award. The updated figures will be confirmed at interview.

This post will be based at Dumfries Police Station, Loreburn Street, DG1 1HP with occasional attendance in the main office in Glasgow.

The position requires membership to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme (Vulnerable Adults & Children). For further information on this scheme, please visit The cost of membership, or scheme record update, will be met by the candidate.

We are currently piloting a hybrid approach for this role, working between home and the office. If you’re shortlisted for the post we look forward to telling you more about our approach to balancing service delivery alongside your work life balance.

As part of the pre-employment checks for this post the successful candidate will have to undergo a non-Police Personnel Vetting Level 2 check, due to ASSIST’s co-location with Police Scotland.

Please note this is a re advertisement and previous applicants should not re-apply.

Application Packs

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us.

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