Job vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Domestic Abuse Worker – Respite Rooms

Job Title: Domestic Abuse Worker – Respite Rooms
Salary/ Rate: £ 21,077 p.a. (pro rata)
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: midday, 20th September 2021
Hours: 17.5 hours per week

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.

Domestic Abuse Worker Respite Rooms – 1 role available

The post holder will be responsible for identifying and meeting the emotional and practical support needs of victims of domestic violence and abuse who are currently living within ‘A Bed Every Night’ (ABEN) homeless service accommodation.

The purpose of the role is to provide structured one-to-one and group support to enable individuals to start their journey of recovery. This will involve the setting up and facilitating of a weekly afternoon/ early evening drop–in session for service users with the support of PTMWA volunteers.

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

Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week

Salary: £ 21,077 p.a. (pro rata)

Duration: Permanent (Subject to continued 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 6th September 2021. Interviews will be on 10th September 2021.

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