National peripatetic domestic violence workers

C. £27,000 pa

Closing date: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is an exciting new opportunity for experienced support workers. You will deliver a high quality professional service to abused women living in our refuges and those who access our floating support services across all of our national sites. Your role is to support colleagues by filling gaps created in the service by absence and annual leave and will be required to work from any of the above services and at any of our national sites according to the needs of the service.

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 casework 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 and knowledge of current welfare rights/civil/criminal legislation relating to domestic violence.  A recognised social work/counselling or housing qualification would be desirable.

You will be required to work as part of an on-call rota.

Drivers license and access to a vehicle during work hours desirable

An enhanced CRB disclosure will be required for this post.

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

Job description

Person specification

Background information for applicants

Refuge benefits

Application form

Diversity questionnaire

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.