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Exciting New Opportunities!

Despite the constraints of the current emergency, West Mercia Women's Aid (WMWA) are working hard with Herefordshire Council and other local partners to continue to provide much needed support for those affected by domestic abuse

We are expanding our portfolio of safe accommodation, and making sure that support services for those facing a number of challenges have the specialist domestic abuse support that they need.

We are also ensuring that support is available for all children and young people who have been affected by domestic abuse in Hereford.

This work is commissioned for 12 months by Herefordshire Council. with funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

Both posts will require use of safe imaginative and innovative approaches during the COVID-19 crisis.

WMWA is committed to being inventive and pro-active in promoting strategies to prevent the escalation of domestic abuse during self-isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

management & development worker

Dispersed Accommodation (WMWA Band 4)

37 Hours Per Week: £23,097 p.a.

THE ROLE INVOLVES....

  • Project managing the identification and establishment of additional units of safe refuge accommodation in Herefordshire
  • Welcoming new residents - provide emergency supplies and practical support
  • Assisting clients with applications for housing, benefits and grants
  • Day to day operation of the accommodation including record keeping, health and safety processes and co-ordination of general maintenance
  • Working in collaboration with other agencies and community groups
  • Engaging residents in ongoing to inform the shape of the service

YOU WILL HAVE....

  • A track record of successful management and development in a hostel/accommodation environment
  • Experience of working within statutory and legal frameworks associated with the area of work
  • Experience of working with vulnerable people and a desire to make a difference in their lives
  • Good knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and safeguarding
  • Commitment to the values of empowerment and equality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good written/verbal communication skills
  • The ability to maintain clear professional boundaries
  • Car user essential

children & young people's worker

Safe Accommodation & Isolated Families (Band 3)

37 Hours Per Week: £21,083 p.a.

THE ROLE INVOLVES....

  • Safe and/or remote provision of a range of targeted interventions and recovery programmes for children and young people affected, or at risk of, domestic abuse
  • Regular 'keeping in touch' processes and the provision of resources to parents to assist with managing confusion and anxiety in their children during the period of social distancing and 'lockdown'
  • Ensuring that resources can be used bother in group settings and remotely
  • Promoting zero tolerance to domestic abuse and teen relationship abuse
  • Manage incoming referrals and respond in an effective and timely manner
  • Developing and carrying out appropriate assessments, support plans and reviews
  • Effective communication with parents/careers and referring agencies
  • Working in collaboration with other agencies to facilitate joint working
  • Ensuring the voice of the child is heard

YOU WILL HAVE....

  • A flair for engaging, empowering and inspiring children and young people
  • A desire to make a difference
  • Experience of delivering age-appropriate interventions
  • Experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people, singly and in groups including within a community or schools setting
  • Experience of working in a multi-agency framework
  • Good knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse and safeguarding
  • A commitment to the values of empowerment and equality
  • Strong interpersonal skills and good written/verbal communication skills
  • The ability to maintain clear professional boundaries
  • Care user essential

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wmwa can offer you....

  • 37 Hours Per Week - 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays
  • Regular professional supervision and support
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • The chance to work for an organisation that is accredited by Women's Aid Federation England as meeting the stands of excellence required for the domestic abuse sector

to apply

Further information including application form, job description, benefits and supporting information, can be downloaded below.  Please email the application from to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively, please submit a full CV with covering letter.  It is essential that you include the following points:

  • Why you feel you are suited to this role?
  • What interests you most about this post?
  • Why you want to work for West Mercia Women's Aid

Closing date for applications: Noon - Wednesday, 15th April 2020

Interviews will be held using a recognised social media platform.  These will be held in the week commencing 20th April 2020

All posts are open to women only – in accordance with The Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references

WMWA values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community