Remember you are not alone - domestic abuse can happen to anyone no matter your age, race, class, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or lifestyle.

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 28% of our staff coming from BAME and 20% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with 11% of staff being aged 18-24 and 25% aged 55-64. 11% 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.

About the roles:

We have recently been successful in securing 3 x new projects and need additional staff and volunteers to deliver them. 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

For volunteer opportunities alongside these workers, please visit:


At PTMWA, we pride ourselves in giving women in our refuges a clean safe space to live while they work on rebuilding their lives.

If you are a reliable person who is adaptable to work within a challenging environment and have a safety first approach, you will be in the right place. You will have a keen eye on detail and be compassionate towards families that you will meet at the refuge, whilst maintaining confidentiality and understanding professional boundaries.

We seek to appoint housekeepers to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness within our accommodation at different sites in the city. You will be responsible for cleaning all communal and office areas; preparing flats when a resident has vacated; ordering cleaning supplies and completing health and safety checks.

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

Hours of Work: 16 per week or 32 hours per week

Salary: We are a Living Wage employer and currently paying £9.30 per hour

Duration: Permanent subject to funding

Location: One or more of our sites across Manchester to be negotiated at interview

To Apply: Application packs can be downloaded from below or obtained by emailing: 

Application forms should be returned to: by midday 14th July 2020. Interviews will be held on 20th July

For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email

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



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