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Women's Aid - East and Midlothian job opportunities

Are you bright, enthusiastic and ready to help change people’s lives for the better? WAEML provides information, support and/or refuge to women (including Trans women), children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.

If you can commit to upholding the rights of women, children and young people, the following job may be for you.

2x Family Support Workers (Maternity Cover) – 35hrs

Salary: SJC £19,634 to £21,221 pro rata
Ref: FSW-001
(Re-advertisement – previous applicants need not apply)

You will provide structured 1:1 support to the children and young people accessing our service and be expected to assist in the provision and development of groups, services and projects. You will have experience of working in a child protection environment and be committed to quality work with children and young people.

These posts are for a set time period of 6 months maternity cover, membership of the PVG scheme is an essential requirement. Extensive travel is required therefore a full current driving licence and constant access to a car is essential.

Candidates must be educated to a minimum HNC/SVQ 3 in child care and education.

WAEML positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community. We would particularly welcome bilingual applicants for all positions.

WAEML positively welcomes applicants from within all sections of the community although are exempt under Schedule 9(Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 and therefore only women need apply.

(Closing date for all applicants is Wednesday, 22nd November at 12 noon. Interviews will take place within two weeks of the closing date. Download the application pack below. Completed applications should be sent to

Due to funding restraints only those successful in securing an interview will be contacted.

Application Pack:

Cover Letter
Job specification
Job Description
Info for Applicants
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Policy