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We are recruiting additional board members to join our team

Join us for an Information Evening in the Conference Room at Market House, on Thursday 8th February starting at 6pm.

While no experience is necessary we are particularly eager to recruit potential trustees with a range of knowledge and skills including HR, Accountancy/Financial Management, Business Development, Social Media, Fundraising, Violence against Women and Third Sector Development, Youth Work and Education. ...

Time, a commitment to equality, and enthusiasm are also great assets.

Full support and induction training will be given, and expenses will be paid.

For more information please email: contact@shetlandrapecrisis.scot

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Shetland Rape Crisis seeks potential Board Members

Shetland Rape Crisis is looking to become an independent charity and is recruiting potential board members.

We are holding an Information Evening at Voluntary Action Shetland, Market House, 14 Market Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JP, on Monday 15th May starting at 6pm.

While no experience is necessary we are particularly eager to recruit potential trustees with a range of knowledge and skills including HR, Accountancy/Financial Management, Business Development, Social Media, Fundraising, Violence against Women and Third Sector Development, Youth Work and Education. Time, a commitment to equality, and enthusiasm are also great assets.

Full support and induction training will be given, and expenses will be paid.

If you would like to find out more about our work, and are interested in getting involved please book a space here

For more information please email: contact@shetlandrapecrisis.scot


Find out more about what we do at: www.shetlandrapecrisis.scot

Media highlights lack of Shetland forensic provision

Today the Daily Record highlights the lack of on island forensic provision. The workers in Shetland and Orkney Rape Crisis highlight how this impacts on survivors and the need to push for change. Read more here

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New Annual Report Published

Rape Crisis Scotland has published the latest annual report which outlines the work undertaken in Scotland in 2015-16 and marks the 40th year of the Rape Crisis movement in Scotland. The report highlights the development of 3 new Rape Crisis Services including Shetland, and details the ambitions for moving forward. You can read more here

Shetland Rape Crisis launch

Today sees the launch of the new Shetland Rape Crisis service at an event at The Mareel in Lerwick. The new service will offer support, advocacy and information to survivors aged 13+ of any form of sexual violence, no matter when in their lives it happened. Support is available to survivors of all genders as well as to family, friends and workers.

The Support & Development worker Linda Gray is based at Voluntary Action Shetland in Lerwick but support will be available at other locations as well as by phone and Vsee to ensure access for all and maximise confidentiality.

Last year 30 sexual crimes were reported in Shetland but Linda highlights: “There can be many reasons why people don’t tell, not only the Police but those around them, so we know this is not the full picture. We are here to offer a safe space to talk, where people will be believed and supported, whether or not they decide to report.”

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