Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Navigator

Job Title: Navigator
Salary/ Rate: £29,328 per annum
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 2pm, Thursday 1st September 2022
Hours: PT (17.5 hours per week) and FT (35 hours per week) available ​

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, c27% of our staff identify as BME, c23% as LGBT+. We span the generations with c29% of staff being aged 18-24 and 10% aged 55-64. And, c11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have recently 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. You will be the organisation’s operational lead for the case management system, ensuring that it is effectively embedded within practice. You will require excellent IT skills, the ability to analyse and communicate data and enjoy working across and with different groups of people and teams.

About the role:

We welcome applications from people seeking part-time (17.5 hours) work as well as full-time (35). All roles are subject to a DBS check, and we seek 2 x references, 1 of whom must be your current employer if applicable.

Navigator – 1 Role

This role is part of an exciting new national project led by Solace Women’s Aid (Solace). The Labyrinth Project aims to join up women’s centred outcomes across women’s centres, children’s centres and older women’s spaces, providing holistic support to women to untangle the complexities within their lives. The Project will also set up grants schemes and Centre of Excellence to build capacity, supporting sustainability of the women’s sector for the future.

Reporting to the Project Manager you will work closely with the Navigators across England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland to develop the new Labyrinth Project and support women to navigate through complex issues heightened by COVID-19 and on Women and girls Equality Panel. W&G Equality aims to accelerate gender equality and ensure women and girls across Greater Manchester have their voices heard by influencing GMCA (Greater Manchester Combined Authority) policy and decision-making.

Other responsibilities will include supporting the development of capacity of professionals, community groups and women themselves to respond to women’s needs across unemployment, legal issues, debt, and other financial problems, as well as to map current services and women’s journeys-mapping gaps and good practice.

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

Salary: £29,328 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 here or a copy obtained by emailing:

Application forms should be returned to: by midnight 9th September 2022. Interviews will be held on 15th September 2022.

You can also contact us by telephone on 0161 820 8411

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