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
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 Dispersed Properties – 1 role available
The purpose of this role is the delivery of service user experience in refuge, ensuring that individuals’ therapeutic, practical and emotional needs are met within a psychologically informed environment. You will be working on our Emerge service.
You will work towards positive outcomes for individuals and families including reduction in crisis situations related to domestic abuse or relationship issues, improved mental and physical wellbeing, reducing demand on statutory services, increasing economic independence through debt reduction, improved budgeting and accessing employment.
Amongst other duties, you will work on the organisation’s referral line on a rota basis, assessing applicants for availability of bed space and checking eligibility criteria. You will work with families towards positive outcomes including reduction of crisis situations related to domestic abuse.
This role will involve travel to dispersed properties, car driver preferred but not essential.
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 on a rota covering the hours of 09.00 – 20.00
Salary: £23,023 - £23,953
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 below or a copy obtained by emailing: email@example.com
Application forms should be returned to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight 20th March 2023. Interviews will be on 29th March 2023.
You can also contact us by telephone on 0161 820 8414.