Welsh Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Wales working to end domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women.
We offer competitive salaries and benefits package.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a range of benefits including generous pension contributions and generous annual leave allowances.
Our culture is one of mutual respect, creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Our approach is practical and we offer flexible arrangements and healthy work patterns to meet individual circumstances.
We give our employees room to grow as well. There are opportunities to work shadow other areas of the business, get involved in events, and gain additional skills.
Welsh Women’s Aid is the umbrella membership organisation in Wales that supports and provides national representation for third sector specialist services working to end domestic abuse, sexual violence and other forms of violence against women.
We are looking for experienced, passionate women to join us in the following roles:
Live Fear Free Helpline Support Worker (full training provided)
£23,786 per annum
Full time hours | Permanent contract
Based in the Caernarfon area
You will need excellent listening skills, tact, sensitivity and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals and organisations at varying levels whilst maintaining clear professional boundaries. An understanding of issues surrounding domestic abuse, sexual violence and violence against women is essential, as is the ability to communicate effectively in Welsh is essential. Experience of providing direct helpline support and an understanding of risk assessment are desirable, but full training will be provided.
The Helpline is open 24/7 and it is therefore it is essential that the successful candidate is prepared to work various and unsociable shifts.
Posts open to women only under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.
We value diversity and are committed to promoting equality. We encourage applications from women from all backgrounds and communities and particularly welcome applications from Black and minority communities and other under-represented groups.
Closing date: 12 noon Monday 24th September 2018
Interview date: Monday 1st October 2018
For an application pack please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02920 541551.
Forty Voices, Forty Years is an exciting heritage project being led by Welsh Women’s Aid in collaboration with George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of South Wales. In recognition that women’s memories, voices and lives are often written out of our national heritage, the project aims to capture the history of Welsh Women’s Aid in our 40th year, and in doing so commemorate our work to end violence against women, with a collection of oral histories, digital stories, exhibition and archive materials from women and services who have been instrumental to our movement in Wales.
The project will not only enhance our understanding of the violence against women movement in Wales, but also improve community knowledge about violence against women and our work to prevent it. We also want to encourage reflection on our future priorities as a movement, as we work towards our shared goal of eradicating violence against women.
We are seeking the support of female volunteers with suitable skills and an understanding of and interest in the issue of violence against women in Wales to support this project. We are looking for experienced, passionate women to join us in the following roles:
Volunteers are required to support a tour of digital stories gathered via the Forty Voices, Forty Years project in locations across Wales, along with a final exhibition to be held at St Fagans National Museum of History.
Please click on the links below for a role description and application form. Any questions? Please email email@example.com.