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Cardiff Women’s Aid are Recruiting for Trustees – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

For over 40 years, Cardiff Women’s Aid has been working with and for women and children in Cardiff. We are committed to promoting equality between women and men in our city, through providing 24/7 crisis support for those at risk of violence, as well as a range of support and development services both from our “one stop shop” Women’s Centre and out in the community.

As part of this vital work, Cardiff Women’s Aid requires a committed and enthusiastic Board of Trustees, and we are currently recruiting for some new Trustees to join our existing team.

The documents below will provide you with some more information about the organisation, the role of the Trustee as part of it, as well as introducing the current Board. If you would like any more information, please see the website ( or contact Harriet Horn (

Board Skills, Check & Audit – Feb 2018

Trustee Info Pack – Apr 2018

Trustee Person Specification & Role Description – Apr 2018


Cyfannol Women’s Aid

Due to our recent expansion, we have the following opportunities for motivated and committed women* to join our team.

Support Worker

Fixed Term to 31.03.19 • £20,500 • 37.5 hrs/week • Blaenau Gwent

To provide specialist support, information and guidance to people affected by Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, within the community and within refuge (refuge work is subject to rota)

Relief Staff

£7.83 to £10.51 per hour • Various hours • Blaenau Gwent/Torfaen/Monmouthshire

We are looking to expand our pool of relief staff, with various opportunities for day time hours, evening, overnight & weekends (community and refuge based)

Deadline for applications is 18th May 2018 at 12pm

The above roles are exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. Registered Charity No: 1045890 – open to female applicants only.  A disclosure obtained through the Discloser and Barring Service is required for all posts.

For further information and an application pack, please call us on: 01495 742052 or email:


Refuge Support Worker

West Wales Domestic Abuse Service

This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation dedicated to providing specialist support to adults and children who have experienced domestic abuse.

As a Refuge support worker you will be working with adults, children and young people in Refuge and throughout Ceredigion who are or have experienced domestic abuse.

The role is very rewarding.  No two days are ever the same and the successful candidate will need to be patient, prepared to listen and be non-judgemental.

The post is for 30 hours per week for 12 months on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2019 with possible extension depending on future funding. The post is £15,392 – £16,500 (dependent on experience) pro-rata including on call which equates to between £12,480 and £13,378 per annum.

The ability to speak and write Welsh is desirable for this role.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th May 2018 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th June 2018 in Aberystwyth. For an application pack and full job description please contact: or download the application form and job description from our website using the following link:


Family Support Worker – Refuge

37.5hrs per week    £20,253 per annum

Women’s Aid – RCT is looking to recruit a highly experienced individual to provide direct support to women and their children living in crisis accommodation within RCT.  Providing risk management and housing related support for women and children affected by Domestic Abuse.

Please find attached:

Job Advert  Refuge FSW advert APR 18

Job Description WA-RCT Family Support Worker Apr 18

Job Application WA-RCT Job Application Form Sept 14

Additional information

For an informal discussion please contact Alyson Shmylo (Refuge Coordinator) on 07506800922 or 01443400791

Closing date for applications is 5pm on the 21st of May 2018

Shortlisting and candidates invited to interview informed – 23rd of May 2018

Interviews to take place on – 25th of May 2018 (All day assessment style)


*This is a female only position exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

**Appointments are subject to WA-RCT receiving an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service which we consider acceptable.


Programme Facilitator – Inspiring Families – Innovative Charity


Looking to take on a rewarding role with a forward-thinking charity? Want to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people as a Programme Facilitator? If so, read on.

The Organisation:

Our client is recruiting on behalf of a pioneering charity that is dedicated to ending domestic violence and abuse. They are now looking for a Programme Facilitator to join their team in Powys.

The Benefits:

  • Salary of £20,000
  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays
  • A collaborative, welcoming and forward-thinking environment
  • Free on-site parking
  • 6% non-contributory pension

In this important role, you will join a talented and dedicated team who are always seeking new ways to enhance their offering and provide an outstanding service to those affected by domestic abuse. Focusing on innovation to drive their support services, every area of the organisation’s charitable offering has been considered and structured to support those experiencing abuse. From a website with a ‘hide me’ function to meeting rooms away for prying eyes, their services are discrete, versatile and provide the support that abuse victims require.

So, if you’re looking for the opportunity to make a positive difference and help to empower vulnerable people, our client wants to hear from you.

The Role:

As a Programme Facilitator, you’ll assist with the delivery of the Inspiring Families project by providing a high quality support service to victims of domestic violence and abuse. Providing support to individuals throughout your region, you will:

  • Identify and assess the risks of victims of domestic abuse, ensuring that a risk management plan is in place
  • Assist families to maximise their independence and achieve their goals
  • Frequently assess the needs of victims of domestic abuse and work with them to create a personal support plan
  • Signpost useful services to individuals
  • Help colleagues and partner agencies to deliver a first-class service
  • Carry out administrative tasks

About You:

To be considered for the role of Programme Facilitator, you will need:

  • At least two years’ experience of working with vulnerable adults and/or families and/or children and young people
  • At a minimum, an NVQ Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) in social care or health or the willingness to gain this
  • A full, valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An empathetic approach

Ideally, you’ll be fluent in Welsh, in addition to English, but this is not essential. The ability to drive a minibus or the willingness to undertake training would also be beneficial.

We are eager to hear from candidates with experience as a Programme Facilitator, Support Worker, Family Support Worker, Social Care Worker, Social Care Co-ordinator or Family Support Worker.

To apply please complete the below application and return to

Application for Employment


Regional Development Manager
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan

The Organisation:

Calan DVS are a pioneering charity that is dedicated to ending domestic violence and abuse. We are now looking for a Regional Development Manager to join our passionate team in Bridgend.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Regional Development Manager to advance their career and take on a new challenge with this incredible not-for-profit organisation.

Your Rewards: 

– Salary of £30,000 per annum
– 25 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays
– A collaborative, welcoming and supportive environment
– Free on-site parking
– 6% non-contributory pension
– Time off in lieu (TOIL)
– The chance to support victims and make a real difference to peoples’ lives

This is an outstanding opportunity for a high calibre public or third-sector professional with senior leadership experience to take on a fantastic leading role with an amazing charity.

You will be taking on one of the leading roles within the organisation where you will deputise for the Chief Executive when needed and lead a number of teams delivering vital services.

So, if you are seeking your next step up and are dedicated to the public sector or the third sector, this is the opportunity you have been waiting for to make a real difference.

Your Role:

As the Regional Development Manager, you will be tasked with providing leadership to the support function to enable teams to deliver the organisational vision as set out by the Leadership team.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will manage the development of a comprehensive, high quality, accessible and holistic support service to families and victims of abuse.

Taking overall responsibility for day-to-day operations for your region, you will ensure that the services delivered are of an excellent standard and client experiences are monitored and evaluated for quality.

Your role will also involve:

– Taking corrective actions to ensure service quality
– Developing and maintaining effective relationships with Commissioners, funders and stakeholders
– Ensuring expectations are met
– Deputising for the Chief Executive as required
– Travelling to Swansea on occasion to visit the operational site there

About You:

To be considered as the Regional Development Manager, you will need:

– At least three years’ working in a senior leadership role with financial, commercial, service delivery and management/leadership expertise at a senior level public or third sector environment
– Evidence of a commitment to on-going professional development (CPD)
– A degree in a related field and/or relevant professional qualification
– A relevant management and/or leadership qualification

The following would be beneficial to your application: a qualification or training in domestic abuse, an H&S qualification, experience of working with vulnerable people, experience of working in a domestic abuse related discipline, knowledge of relevant funding streams, and the ability to speak Welsh.

Other organisations may call this role Regional Development Manager, Area Service Manager, Area Services Manager, Area Manager, Area Support Services Manager, Deputy Services Manager, Charitable Services Manager, or Support Services Manager.

To apply please complete the below application and return to

Application for Employment


Change That Lasts Wales Perpetrator Specialist

Do you have the experience and creativity to lead the development of this new response to perpetrators in Wales?

Respect is working in partnership with Welsh Women’s Aid to expand the Change that Lasts (CtL) approach to survivors in Wales by developing a parallel strand of work addressing perpetrators.  The aim is to intervene with perpetrators as early as possible, enabling behaviour change and increasing accountability with the safety and wellbeing of survivors and children the key priority.

This is an exciting and ambitious project, funded by the Police Transformation Fund and supported by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in South Wales, where the CtL perpetrator response will be piloted.

The CtL Wales Perpetrator Specialist will lead the development, and support the delivery, of all elements of the CtL perpetrator response, including:

  • specialist interventions for perpetrators of domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women
  • training that improves both professional and institutional responses to perpetrators
  • community engagement to increase perpetrator accountability
  • ensuring that learning is captured and shared across the pilot sites and more widely

Employment: The CtL Wales Perpetrator Specialist will be employed and line managed by Respect, and accountable to the CtL Project Manager.

Location:         The post will be based in Welsh Women’s Aid head office in Cardiff.  Some home working will also be considered. Regular travel to Respect in London plus the pilot sites in South Wales is required.

Salary:             £30,896-£33,542(PO2 point 35 – 38 on Respect’s scale, related to the NJC scale) plus 6% pension contribution

Contract:        35 hours per week, fixed term contract until 31.3.20

Closing date:  9am Monday 16th April 2018

Interviews:     Thursday 26 April in Cardiff

To apply: 






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