Job Vacancy – The Pankhurst Trust Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid – Practitioner and Trainer MiDASS

Job Title: Practitioner and Trainer MiDASS
Salary/ Rate: £24,832 per annum
Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 9am, 9th January 2023
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, 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.

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

Practitioner and Trainer MiDASS – 1 Role

The post holder will be responsible for delivering domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training to health professionals working with pre and post-natal women within a maternity hospital setting to improve their understanding of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and to increase the numbers of victims identified and referred for support. The post holder will provide risk assessment, holistic support and advocacy for the individuals referred by the participating maternity hospital professionals.

Other responsibilities will include delivering effective DVA awareness training to clinical and non-clinical staff members based within a maternity hospital setting and providing effective one to one support, advice, information and advocacy to pregnant women and new mothers who are experiencing or who have experienced DVA as they are referred from participating maternity hospital departments. You will also maintain awareness of safeguarding and complete Early Help assessment or social services referrals as a matter of urgency.

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: £24 832.00 per annum

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 or a copy obtained by emailing: Application forms should be returned to: by 9.00 am 9th January 2023. Interviews will be on 16th January 2023.

You can also contact us by telephone on 0161 820 8411

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