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Due to internal secondments and additional COVID funding, we are seeking to recruit staff to provide essential support to young people who have been affected by domestic abuse in the region

West Mercia Women's Aid (WMWA) are working hard to continue to provide much needed support for those affected by domestic abuse.  Delivery of our support services within the community requires use of safe imaginative and innovative approaches during the COVID-19 crisis, together with the provision of face to face and small group support sessions in line with strict government guidelines.


Young People's Workers

Based in Hereford and Worcester

Salary of £19,943 p.a.

35 Hours per Week

Contract ending 31st March 2021


We are looking to recruit two Young People's Workers to provide short-term targeted interventions to young people (13-19yrs) affected by, or at risk of, teen relationship abuse or affected by domestic abuse between adults in their home environment.  This is part of our specialist and person-centred service delivering in partnership with schools and services for children and young people across the region.

We are looking for someone who has

  • A flair for engaging, empowering and inspiring children and young people
  • A desire to make a difference
  • Experience of delivering age-appropriate interventions to young people
  • Good knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of good practice in safeguarding
  • Experience of working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people
  • 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
  • Car user beneficial

West Mercia Women's Aid is working in accordance with Government guidelines for the safety of clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This role will include both direct and online engagement with young people.

If you have relevant experience, transferable skills and a knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it, we would love to hear from you.

to apply

 To apply please complete the application form below

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: 12 Noon Monday 14th December 2020

Interviews will be held online on 17/18 December 2020


[Charity No 1078496]

All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS checks & satisfactory references

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