24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines:Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747Worcestershire: 0800 980 3331
24hr Domestic Abuse Helplines: Herefordshire & Shropshire: 0800 783 1359
Telford & Wrekin: 0800 840 3747
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:

  • As a Young Person’s IDVA you will be providing a range of targeted therapeutic interventions to young people (13 -19yrs) where they are significantly affected by, or at risk of, domestic abuse. You will be part of a specialist and person-centred service that works with young people to promote their safety and resilience, and to empower them to make positive relationship choices in the future. 37 hours per week Currently funded until March 31st 2025 Salary: £25,718.07 Closing date for applications: 25th June Download job description Download full job advert Apply online via our job application form.


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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