Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Manchester IRIS GP Lead post

Job Title: Housekeepers – 2 roles
Salary/ Rate: on application
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 9am 2nd August 2021
Hours: 7.5 hours per week (2 sessions per week 3.75 hours)

Manchester IRIS GP Lead post: Identification and Referral to Improve Safety

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is seeking a GP Lead to join the IRIS team (Identification and Referral to Improve Safety) Service. IRIS is a national research-based domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral service for General Practice and is a collaboration between primary care and third sector organisations specialising in DVA. The IRIS training and service is funded by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning. MWA IRIS is delivered by Manchester Women’s Aid, who have over 40 year’s experience of delivering DVA services.

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, c31% of our staff identify as BME, c12% as LGBT+. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and 25% aged 55-64. And, c11% of staff identify as having a disability.

The IRIS team consists of a full-time MWA IRIS Health Lead, 6 fulltime equivalent IRIS Advocate Educators (specialist domestic abuse workers), Business support officer and 6 IRIS GP Clinical Leads who provide the IRIS GP practice Update training and mop-up training. For more information on the IRIS service please visit

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.

We are looking for a practising Clinician, or be able to evidence extensive previous experience. Applicants need to demonstrate a good knowledge base and have an understanding of domestic violence and abuse and sexual violence as a gendered issue and of the local health economy. The IRIS GP Lead role involves working closely with Manchester IRIS to promote the IRIS service across the area, recruit GP practices, deliver in-house training at the GP practices, and act as a source of advice, guidance and support for clinical colleagues on the subject of DVA. The GP Lead will have an understanding of the gendered nature of violence and abuse, and of the impact of multiple, intersecting oppressions (e.g. sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism, etc) and the consequent barriers for some survivors of domestic abuse to accessing health and other services.

The role is for: 1 person to work 7.5 hours per week (2 sessions per week 3.75 hours)

Please note that the number of hours required will not be evenly spread across the year, so a degree of flexibility will be required. Therefore, we are looking for people with flexibility in their time to be available to receive the IRIS training for trainers, attend steering group meetings and promote the IRIS service.

For more information, please get in touch with Nabeela Hussain

Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter and CV no later than 02.08.21 9am to Interviews will be held (remotely) on 02.09.21 and 03.09.21. The successful candidate will be required to attend the three day (remote) IRIS Train the Trainers course in September – dates TBC

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