Job Vacancy – Saheli Women’s Refuge Worker

Job Title: Refuge Worker (re-advertisment)
Salary/ Rate:
£20,106 (pro-rata) Actual £10,053
Closing Date:
9am, 31st January 2022
17.5 hours per week (some weekend and evening work required)

Saheli supports women and children experiencing domestic abuse, from Black Asian and Minority communities. Saheli (meaning friend) is committed to creating a safe space, providing culturally sensitive support, language assistance and a voice and identity to Black and Minoritised women facing violence in their lives.

Job Purpose:

To support Asian women and their children fleeing domestic abuse at our Refuges.


Working with Black, Asian and Minoritised women and their children fleeing domestic abuse, forced marriage and honour-based violence including migrant women with no recourse to public funds within the refuge provision by:

  • Providing emotional and practical support
  • Running activities
  • Provide telephone advice and support via Saheli`s Helpline
  • Joint working with other organisations (statutory and voluntary)
  • Office administration
  • Weekly Key Working sessions
  • Risk assessment plans
  • Housing management support
  • Providing support in moving on from the refuge into local authority/private housing

Skills, Abilities and Qualities:

  • Strong connection to the work with vulnerable BAMER women
  • Demonstrate ability to be non-judgmental
  • Good Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Display good listening skills
  • Bilingual
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good Observation Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to travel to the various locations when attending meetings and supporting service users
  • Evening and weekend work when required

We offer:

  • Employer’s contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave (pro-rata)
  • 24/7 Employee Assist programme

If you would like more information or an application pack please email You must complete an application form – CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am, 31st January 2022

Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and a DBS check. Saheli is an equal opportunities employer.


This post is open to women who define themselves as BME. It is exempt under the following acts: Genuine Occupational Requirement in accordance with the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (Section 4A) and the sex Discrimination Act 1975 (Amended) (Section 7).

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