Job vacancy – various roles

Pankhurst Trust Manchester Women’s Aid (various roles)

About us: PTMWA is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We assist recovery by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. We also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at our Pankhurst Centre headquarters.

We are a diverse organisation with 28% of our staff coming from BAME and 20% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with 11% of staff being aged 18-24 and 25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have recently taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be:

  • Courageous by challenging inequality, stepping forward and making change
  • Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters
  • Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together
  • Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging

About You:

You will be a pro-active, reliable individual who reflects the values of PTMWA in all that you do. Your experiences, whether in paid or voluntary work, will enable you to fulfil the role requirements but it is your attitude and character that will make you a successful team member.

You will enjoy a challenge and actively participate in delivering and developing services of the highest standard.

About the roles:

We have recently been successful in securing 3 x new projects and need additional staff and volunteers to deliver them. We welcome applications from people seeking part-time (17.5 hours) work as well as full-time (35). All roles are subject to a DBS check and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable

For volunteer opportunities alongside these workers, please visit: https://www.pankhursttrust.org/volunteer


Emerge Worker – 2 roles available

The purpose of this role is the delivery of service user experience in refuge, ensuring that individuals’ therapeutic, practical and emotional needs are met within a psychologically informed environment.

You will work towards positive outcomes for individuals and families including reduction in crisis situations related to domestic abuse or relationship issues, improved mental and physical wellbeing, reducing demand on statutory services, increasing economic independence through debt reduction, improved budgeting and accessing employment.

Amongst other duties, you will work on the organisation’s referral line on a rota basis, assessing applicants for availability of bed space and checking eligibility criteria. You will work with families towards positive outcomes including reduction of crisis situations related to domestic abuse.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 35 per week on a rota covering the hours of 09.00 – 20.00

Salary: £21 077.00 per annum

Duration: permanent (subject to funding), start date 1st April

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers


Housing Worker

You will be responsible for income collection across the refuge estates and ensuring financial resilience and promoting economic independence amongst service users. You will be the organisation’s champion on Welfare Benefits and personal debt adviser, providing support to both service users and staff. You will develop effective partnerships with relevant local authorities and other agencies to facilitate the best service for residents. You will advocate for residents and support them regarding their housing status and benefit applications whilst also managing their tenancy compliance.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 35 per week, on a rota covering the hours of 09.00 – 20.00

Salary: £18 434 per annum

Duration: permanent (subject to funding), start date 1st April 2020

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers


Connect Worker – 2 roles available

The post holder will work with other professionals in the Early Help Hubs and deliver emotional and practical support needs of victims of domestic abuse. You will deliver the Step2 Recovery programme to victims and perpetrators and deliver appropriate interventions. You will support the Emerge service by delivering a period of resettlement support to women moving on from refuge.

You will work with individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence and abuse through provision of culturally informed and barrier free practical and emotional support.

You will work with other service providers, agencies, specialist services and volunteers in order to achieve positive outcomes for service users and raise awareness of domestic abuse issues through support and training for professionals

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 35 per week on a rota covering the hours of 09.00 – 20.00

Salary: £22 077.00 per annum

Duration: Permanent (subject to funding), start date 1st April 2020 for both roles

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers


Business Administration Apprentice

We are looking for a confident individual to join us as a Business Administration Apprentice within the Business Team. This is a training position and the post holder will be expected to undertake a Level 2 (or Level 3 if Level 2 is already achieved) Apprentice Programme. We will register you on a formal apprenticeship programme with a provider of our choice who will guide and monitor your progress.

The post holder will be responsible for providing administration support to the charity as directed. They have to prove they are putting their training into practice and will be awarded for their positive contribution with opportunities to learn and grow. You will be on probation for a period of 6 months.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours: 35 hours week Salary: National Minimum Wage for your age group

Duration: Fixed term 12 months

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays


Housekeeper

At PTMWA, we pride ourselves in giving women in our refuges a clean safe space to live while they work on rebuilding their lives.

If you are a reliable person who is adaptable to work within a challenging environment and have a safety first approach, you will be in the right place. You will have a keen eye on detail and be compassionate towards families that you will meet at the refuge, whilst maintaining confidentiality and understanding professional boundaries.

We seek to appoint housekeepers to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness within our accommodation at different sites in the city. You will be responsible for cleaning all communal and office areas; preparing flats when a resident has vacated; ordering cleaning supplies and completing health and safety checks.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of Work: 16 per week

Salary: We are a Living Wage employer and currently paying £9.30 per hour

Duration: Permanent subject to funding

Location: One or more of our sites across Manchester to be negotiated at interview


1St 1000 Days Family Intervention Worker

The First 1,000 Days Project is a collaborative approach between 3 VCS agencies to establish a new service for children and their parents who are or have been affected by domestic abuse working directly with BAME parents and their children from conception to 2 years old.

You will work as part of a small team with colleagues in Wai Yin, Manchester Women’s Aid, (MWA,) and Manchester Young Lives to deliver a range of interventions which will help families and children thrive.

You will be skilled in partnership working, with the ability to apply a whole family approach to protect children and families from harm and improve family functioning. The two year project will assist families to form meaningful links within their communities.

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

Hours of work: 35 per week, on a rota covering the hours of 09.00 – 20.00

Salary: £23 868.00 per annum

Duration: 2 years. Start date 1st April 2020

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays, pro rata for part-time workers


To Apply: Application packs can be downloaded from www.pankhursttrust.org or a copy obtained by emailing: [email protected]

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email [email protected]

You can also contact us by telephone on: 0161 820 8414.

To Apply: Application packs can be downloaded from www.pankhursttrust.org or a copy obtained by emailing: [email protected]

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email [email protected]

You can also contact us by telephone on: 0161 820 8414.