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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 seeking to recruit a Young People’s Worker to work with young people who have been affected by domestic abuse – either at home or in their teen relationships – to make a difference by giving their very best to those that look to us for support. 37 hours per week – fixed term contract to 31st March 2023 Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 13th October 2021. Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

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  • We are seeking to recruit an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor to help us achieve our mission of reducing the incidents of domestic abuse in the West Mercia region, providing crisis support and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse who have been assessed as being at high risk. 37 hours per week – 1st November 2021 to 31st March 2023 Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 11th October 2021. Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

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  • We are seeking to recruit a Safe Accommodation Development Officer to work with the social housing provider partner to establish and maintain up to 9 units of dispersed safe accommodation in Herefordshire. 37 hours per week – 1st Nov 2021 to 30th Sept 2022 (extention dependent on funding) Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 13th October 2021. Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

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  • We are seeking to recruit two Domestic Abuse Support & Advocacy Workers to work within Worcestershire Housing to ensure that appropriate temporary accommodation and support are provided for those fleeing domestic abuse for whom refuge / safe house accommodation is not available. Two Vacancies based in Worcestershire:  1) Short Term Contract to 31 March 2022 and 2) 12 Month Contract – both 37 hours per week Closing date for applications: 9am Friday 15th November 2021. Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

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  • We are seeking to recruit an Access, Support & Advocacy Worker to develop and provide advocacy and support to individuals affected by domestic abuse from marginalised communities. 37 hours per week – 1st Nov 2021 to 30th Sept 2022 (extention dependent on funding) Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 13th October 2021. Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

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  • We are seeking to recruit an Access, Support & Advocacy Worker to develop and provide advocacy and support to individuals affected by domestic abuse in securing services that are appropriate to meet the needs of those with complex needs. 37 hours per week – 1st Nov 2021 to 30th Sept 2022 (extention dependent on funding) Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 13th October 2021. Download full job advert. Download job description. Apply online via our job application form.

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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.  Many of ourpaid 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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