Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Housing Worker Dispersed Properties

Job Title: Housing Worker Dispersed Properties
Salary/ Rate: £18,434 per annum
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: Midday, 8th November 2021
Hours: Part time (17.5 hours per week) and full time (35 hours) per week both considered

About us:

The Pankhurst Trust brings together Manchester Women’s Aid and the Pankhurst Centre. We work together to ensure the story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire us all to challenge gender inequality, and to ensure that those suffering from domestic violence and abuse get the confidential help they need.

62 Nelson Street was the home of the Emmeline Pankhurst and her family and was the place where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union – the movement which became known as the Suffragettes – took place. Saved from demolition by a grass roots campaign in the 1970s and 1980s, the Pankhurst Centre is now the only heritage site in the U.K. dedicated to telling the story of the Pankhurst family and the story of women’s fight for the right to vote.

Manchester Women’s Aid has over 40 years’ experience in providing vital services to survivors of domestic violence and abuse in Manchester, including refuge accommodation, outreach and education services, and specialist services for marginalised groups.

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a diverse organisation with c31% of our staff coming from BAME and c12% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and c25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have 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 role:

All roles are subject to a DBS check and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable

Housing Worker Dispersed Properties – 1 role available

You will be part of the team of Housing Workers who are responsible for income collection across our refuges and dispersed properties and for ensuring financial resilience and promoting economic independence amongst service users. You will be one of the organisation’s champions on Welfare Benefits and personal debt advisers, 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. As the Housing Worker for Dispersed Properties you will have particular responsibility for our service users in the dispersed properties.

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

Hours of work: We will consider 17.5 and 35 per week

Salary: £18 434 per annum

Duration: permanent (subject to funding)

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

To Apply: Application packs can be downloaded from https://www.pankhursttrust.org/get-involved/jobs or a copy obtained by emailing: [email protected] Application forms should be returned to: [email protected] by 12 noon on 8th November 2021. Interviews will be on 11th November 2021.

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