Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – RISE Work and Skills Trainee

Job Title: RISE Work and Skills Trainee
Salary/ Rate: Real Living Wage (currently £9.50 per hour)
Location: Mobile across all areas of Manchester
Closing Date: 9am, 15th November 2021
Hours: 35 per week (rota shift working) including some evenings to 8pm and some weekends.

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 partnerships with other agencies. We also run the only museum dedicated to telling the story of women’s fight for the right to vote at out Pankhurst Centre headquarters.

We are a diverse organisation with c31% of our staff identify as BAME, 12% as LGBT+. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and c25% aged 55-64 and c11% 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:

PTMWA are looking for enthusiastic women who have transferable skills. As this is a trainee role we don’t expect you to have experience or knowledge of DVA services, instead, your emotional resilience and the ability to listen to others will be essential along with an interest and willingness to learn.

About the role:

This role will learn and develop knowledge in DVAs over a 12-month period. You will build on existing skills and experiences to successfully work with clients with complex needs referred into PTMWA services. The trainees will learn skills that directly and positively impact on the lives of survivors of domestic violence and abuse and women and girls in particular across Greater Manchester. The post holder will advocate on behalf of our clients and work with other staff to provide a flexible and responsive extended hours service.

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like to find out more, we will be holding an online open event on the 2nd November (4pm – 5pm). To register your interest please email:

RISE Work and Skills Trainee- more than one role available.

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 (rota shift working) including some evenings to 8pm and some weekends.

Salary: Real living wage, currently £9.50 per hour.

Duration: 12-month fixed term contract. On successful completion of 12 month training programme a permanent role may be offered dependent upon qualifying assessment (funding dependent).

Location: Mobile across all areas of Manchester City.

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

To Apply: Application packs can be downloaded from or a copy can be obtained by emailing:

Application forms should be returned by 9:00am 15th November 2021 to either our info email: or by post to:

D. Mgijima

The Pankhurst Centre

60-62 Nelson Street Manchester

M13 9WP

Interviews will be held on 24th/25th/26th November. If you have not heard from us by Monday 22nd November, your application has been unsuccessful.

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