Refuge workers – North Wealden and Hastings

£23,118 – £25,622 pa

Closing date: Friday, June 4, 2010

Your role will entail providing invaluable practical and emotional support to women and their children, such as advocacy, support around welfare, housing and legal entitlements, and supporting women to move on to safe and permanent accommodation. You will have excellent case management skills, good written and verbal communication skills, clear professional boundaries and be a proactive team player.

You must have experience of providing support to women in a refuge or community work setting and knowledge of current welfare rights, civil and criminal legislation relating to domestic violence. In these front-line roles you will assist women to move to a life free from abuse using individual support plans as tools to develop a strategy for each woman. You will be required to work as part of an on call Rota.

For these roles, you will need to have a full clean licence and have the use of a car.

An enhanced CRB disclosure will be required for these posts.

All candidates must have a commitment to the values of empowerment, support and equality which underpin all the work undertaken by Refuge.

Refuge Worker Job description

Person specification

Background information for applicants

Refuge benefits

Application form

Diversity questionnaire

*Section 7.2(d) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies.

Please email your completed application to or send by post to:

Human Resources
4th Floor
International House
1 St Katherine’s Way

Section 7.2(d) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies.

Refuge values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.