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Become a board member

(Minimum commitment of 4 hours per month)

We are looking for committed women to join our Board of Directors and contribute to the governance and strategic development of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre. We are looking to strengthen our Board by recruiting women with a variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) women with HR, governance, strategic and community planning, or financial experience.

Only women need apply for these posts under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Successful applicants will be subject to disclosure checks. ERCC is committed to and working to achieve equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Email info@ercc.scot for an application pack.

meet our boarD

Kathryn dawson



After studying French and History at university I trained as a volunteer at a women’s organisation in North Edinburgh, where I later worked for four years, and learned a huge amount. I also worked as a sexual health group facilitator in schools around Edinburgh. After studying for a masters in Community Education I worked for four years as a group worker at ERCC. I now work as prevention coordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland with a focus on developing and coordinating a programme of education for young people across many areas of Scotland. Alongside, working with a range of agencies to bring about a better understanding of sexual violence and how we can help to prevent it. In my spare time I love being in the garden with my cats.



ruth triggs



After graduating from the University of Reading in 2014 with a degree in Zoology, I moved up to Edinburgh to work as a fundraiser for RSPB Scotland, where I encourage people to support the environment and enjoy promoting Scotland’s amazing wildlife. I currently hold the position of Vice-Convenor on the Board at ERCC and Chair of the Fundraising sub-committee, currently focusing on implementing our fundraising strategy for the coming year. A ‘rabid feminist’ according to The Oxford English Dictionary, in my spare time I’m busy raising my Yorkshire Terrier, ‘Scout’ to be one too.


anna bradshaw

After graduating from the University of Oxford in 2014, I was elected to spend a year working as the women’s sabbatical officer (and trustee) at my Students’ Union, where I led a number of projects aiming to combat sexual violence. I moved up to Edinburgh in 2015 to work in higher education policy, and I am now a Policy Officer in the international team at Universities Scotland. I joined the board of ERCC in March 2016, and have been the Treasurer since August. My hobbies include working my way through all of Rose Elliot’s collected recipes and sending friends feminist postcards.

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