As healthcare workers in Scotland we deal with the consequences of violence every day....

Most of the injuries we see affect young men, leaving them with scars, disabilities and psychological problems.
They may even kill them.

We are good at treating the injuries and dealing with the medical consequences of violence but that's not enough.
We decided it was time that healthcare joined the campaign to reduce violence. MAV aims to prevent violence before it
happens. Using our experiences, we can help young people stay safe by giving them an understanding of the consequences of
violence and how to avoid it.

Our members

All the medics who take part in our programmes are volunteers and come from all sorts of healthcare backgrounds. There is strength in
diversity-we've all seen the consequences of violence from a slightly different perspective and are determined to reduce violence in Scotland.

Job Opportunities

Medics Against Violence are looking for a charity engagement officer.

Medics against Violence is a small Scottish charity founded by health care professionals in 2008, our aim is to reduce violence in Scotland. We do that through our award winning educational programmes in schools and by training as many people as we can to spot the signs of domestic abuse and signpost people towards support. We are based in the Violence Reduction Unit’s office in Glasgow and we also work with them to support some of their programmes, most notably Navigator, and events and to raise awareness of the public health approach to violence reduction.

The MAV Charity Engagement Officer post is funded for one year initially and extension of the contract will be dependent on future funding.

This is a great job for someone who wishes to gain experience of all aspects of charity work. We are a volunteering based charity so working with our volunteers will be a key part of the role. The post holder will also act as the administrator for the organisation and will play a central role in co-ordinating all of the charity’s activity so there will be some clerical work to help us maintain good records and accounts. As well as organising our school and domestic abuse programmes which are our core activity, the post holder will get involved in marketing and PR, will create and organise fundraising events, will work with and recruit training partners, volunteers and donors and will prepare reports and accounts for the charity directors for submission to our accountants and OSCR. Involvement in the Violence Reduction Unit’s events and activities will be expected on occasion.

If you are someone who is passionate about violence prevention with excellent organisational skills, the ability to motivate yourself and others, great presentation and communication skills and who likes meeting people from all walks of life, this might be the job for you.

Please download the supporting underneath for full information of the application process:

Medics Against Violence charity engagement officer application information