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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 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: 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 have experience working with victims and their children who are affected by domestic abuse. You will work collaboratively and with compassion. You will be joining a strong, well-established partnership with a wide and varied skill set. Training and ongoing support in the use of therapeutic play techniques is available. 

About Big Manchester: For the past nine years, The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) has been part of a highly successful partnership with Barnardo’s and 3 other voluntary sector agencies in the delivery of Big Manchester project in the north of the city.  The Big Manchester partnership has an innovative approach to working with families with children aged 5-11 and where they are affected by domestic violence and abuse, substance misuse and poor mental health.   

The project has been so successful it has been extended to cover the central Manchester area and we are recruiting an additional Family Intervention Worker. 

About the role: PTMWA is the employing organisation, but the role will be managed on an operational level by Barnardo’s project manager. The role will involve intensive holistic work with parents and their primary school aged children and where the family has been impacted by domestic violence and abuse. You will work with children in 1:1 setting and support them through a range of interventions including using creative therapeutic play techniques. Alongside this you will also work collaboratively with parents – assessing their needs and working with them to find solutions. 

This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1  

 Hours of work: 17.5 per week.

Salary: £25,215 pro rata. 

Duration: Till 31.08.2022 with possible extension till 2024.

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 can be obtained by emailing: info@manchesterwomensaid.org    

Application forms should be returned to: info@manchesterwomensaid.org by 5pm on 6th December 2021.Interviews will take place the afternoon of 13th and 14th December if you have not heard from us by 11th December your application has been unsuccessful.  

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email info@manchesterwomensaid.org  

You can also contact us by telephone on: 0161 820 8414.  

 

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