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.

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.

The Scottish Centre for Personal Safety is looking for a handyman who is able to carry out minor repairs and some painting and decorating at their centre based in Ardrossan.