24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Call 0800 783 1359Worcestershire Call 0800 980 3331
24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin: 0800 783 1359
Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331

West Mercia Women’s Aid
Job Opportunities & Volunteering

Current Job Opportunities

West Mercia Women’s Aid is committed to creating a skilled and innovative staff team who work to improve the lives of women and children affected by domestic violence.

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • We are currently recruiting to the post of County Manager for our portfolio of services in Herefordshire, and are keen to hear from skilled and experienced public sector managers with an excellent track record of leading services that make a difference for those who are vulnerable and in crisis. You will have strong interpersonal skills, good written and verbal communication, and the ability to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels and from every community with an interest in our work. A firm commitment to supporting those experiencing domestic abuse, and to the principles of gender-equality are essential for this role. Salary: £36,796.45 per annum 37 Hours Per Week Closing date for applications: 20th February 2023 Download full job advert. Download job description Apply online via our job application form.

  • We are looking to recruit a Leadership Support Officer/Clerk to the Board of Trustees who shares our mission and ethos to join our dedicated staff team. The role involves 2 distinct areas of work Providing support to the Board of Trustees and promoting good governance Providing support to the Leadership Team, specifically the CEO and HR Manager 22.5 hours per week FTE Salary: £25,841.11 Closing date for applications: 17th February 2023  Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

  • West Mercia Womens Aid are seeking to recruit for a Concierge (working evenings and weekends) to maintain and protect the safety and security of our refuge and provide appropriate housing management and safety and security for refuge residents for Worcester.   33 hours Salary: £21,973.40 per year FTE Closing date for applications: 16th February 2023 Download full job advert. Download job description Apply online via our job application form.

  • We have an exciting vacancy for a woman to volunteer to join our Board of Trustees at West Mercia Women’s Aid. We want to hear from you if you are passionate about helping us create a better future for those whose lives have been affected by domestic abuse. Do you have the energy, ideas and creativity to help shape and sustain this crucial work? Read the full advert and apply here Closing date: Friday 3rd February 2023.


Please Note

Under the Care Standards Act 2000, people appointed to posts within WMWA must apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau. Successful applications will be advised on how to apply for disclosure. Due to the nature of our work, section 7(2) of the Sex Discrimination Act applies to some vacancies. For these positions, applications from female candidates only will be considered.

WMWA is committed to Equal Opportunities and we positively welcome applications, regardless of racial, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexuality or responsibility for dependants.

Job Opportunities & Volunteering

About WMWA – Domestic Abuse Specialist Services

West Mercia Women’s Aid (WMWA) is a voluntary sector organisation governed by a board of trustees.  It supports and empowers women and children affected by domestic abuse in Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.  We provide specialist support services, and focus on developing and influencing strategic partnerships, educating society, and building an effective values-based organisation.  We build confidence and self-esteem, and encourage an understanding of power relationships and how they work.  We help the victims of domestic abuse to value themselves and to invest in their own development.   We work to create a society free from domestic abuse, by campaigning, training other agencies and informing the general public. We also provide support to men who have been abused in their intimate partner relationships, and to anyone who is at risk of so-called honour-based violence or forced marriage.

What Difference Do We Make?

Every year WMWA supports thousands of women and children affected by domestic abuse.  Our interventions enable women to leave behind the dangers and trauma of living with domestic abuse and violence and establish safe, productive and independent lives for themselves and their children.  Their courage and motivation is what inspires us daily in our work. 

Roles at West Mercia Women’s Aid include:

  • Domestic Abuse Support Workers (Adults)
  • Support Workers (Children & Young People)
  • Helpline Support Workers
  • Refuge and safe house accommodation Workers
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisors
  • Safeguarding Officers
  • Management, monitoring and central administration staff

Interested in becoming a Volunteer?

WMMA has a variety of volunteer roles across all services and also offers student counselling placements. Many of our paid staff began working at West Mercia Women’s Aid as volunteers, and built upon that experience to successfully apply for futureemployment with us – or with sister organisations.

Find out more on our volunteering page.

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