Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Complex Needs Worker

Job Title: Complex Needs Worker
Salary/ Rate: £23,868
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: midday, 15th September 2021
Hours: 35 hours per week

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, 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.

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 roles:

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.

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

Complex Needs Worker (Reach) – 1 Role

The post holder will identify and work with clients with complex needs referred into the MWA Reach service and are statutory homeless and also experiencing domestic abuse and violence. You will work in partnership with statutory and other local agencies to ensure a positive outcome for these clients and their families. You will also advocate on behalf of the clients and work with other staff to provide a flexible and responsive service. The responsibilities will amongst others include:

Leading on delivering relevant group work and support the individuals to understand the short and long term impact that their abusive experiences have had on them.

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 work 35 per week

Salary: £23 868 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: info@manchesterwomensaid.org Application forms should be returned to: info@manchesterwomensaid.org by midday on 15th September 2021 and interviews will be on 22nd September 2021.

For more information, you can also contact us by telephone on: 0161 820 8414.

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