The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

Charity registered in Scotland SC044042

Our overall mission is to potentially save lives by preventing and reducing violence and the fear of violence as well as empowering individuals to manage safer lives. Our objectives are to :- provide practical training and solutions to help people avoid violence and aggression. To raise awareness of the importance of personal safety in the community. To provide a point of contact for people at risk or secure advice.


Current opportunities

Role involves delivering classes on self defence this can either be on a theoretical or practical basis. The classes can sometimes be victims who are looking to protect themselves or ethnic minority groups where sensitivity and an understanding is needed. Also looking for someone to deliver fitness based classes both these classes would suit someone from a martial arts/aerobics/ fitness background or interest.

Looking for someone to help out within the centre on a Caretaker basis, duties will include – cleaning the centre, preparing the hall for classes/training sessions. General handyman/DIY tasks such as simple repair and maintenance tasks, replacing lightbulbs, moving furniture, weeding, and other odd jobs as required.

The role covers a variety of duties - covering reception, making tea/coffee for clients, checking toilets/hall and training room - generally assisting in the day-to-day running of the Centre. You will be the first point of contact for our clients. Checking toilets are clean and if need be rectifying any mess as well as checking hall and training room are ready for use and if need be giving them a quick hoover. Volunteering as part of our award-winning team of volunteers gives plenty of job satisfaction as the clients we deal with are often vulnerable people. Your role will be vital for the daily functioning of our charity. Client confidentiality is a must.

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety is a multi-award-winning charity based in Ardrossan. They provide confidence building Personal Safety courses to a variety of groups and vulnerable people both in North Ayrshire and across Scotland...and they are looking for a Trustee to join their Board. Could it be YOU? The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety runs their confidence building Personal Safety courses from their Barony St John Centre on Princes Street, Ardrossan but also provide their training across Scotland via their 10 volunteers. There are currently NO paid members of staff working with this charity. All instructors, including the Operations Manager, are volunteers. Being a charity, they need a Board of Trustees to operate and this Board meets 4 times per year (January, April, July and October), usually on a Friday morning, for around 2 hours each time so it's not a huge time constraint. The next Board meeting is scheduled for Friday 24th January. We are looking for people who are or have been involved with the people we service - female survivors of violence, children, Sensory Impaired, LBGT, Ethnic Minority groups - so people with a Women's Aid, Rape Crisis, Social Services, Sensory Impairment Team, Police background would be ideal. If you don't fit into those careers but think your background links with those whom we service, or if you feel you could be an asset to our charity, please get in touch. We look forward to you joining our team.

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Blind & Visually Impaired courses

Our Personal Safety course for people who are Blind or Visaully Impaired are now taught on a weekly basis at three Scottish venues; Every Tuesday from 11-12noon at Deafblind Scotland Rehab Centre in Kirkintilloch. Every Thursday from 11-12.15pm at The Scottish Centre for Personal… Read more

Blind & Visually Impaired courses

This Personal Safety course was specifically developed for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired. To do this, we had access to veterans from Scottish War Blinded and Michael McAllister but we needed some input to hone our cane defence techniques. The Forth Valley Sensory Cen… Read more

Blind & Visually Impaired courses

This Personal Safety course was specifically developed for people who are Blind or Visually Impaired. To do this, we had access to veterans from Scottish War Blinded and this in turn led us Michael McAllister. Michael is registered blind himself and we trained with him to devel… Read more