Family Intervention Worker - The Pankhurst Trust

Manchester Women's Aid
Published date: 
Friday, 6th April 2018

The Pankhurst Trust (incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is recruiting a family intervention worker (domestic abuse) – Big Manchester.

For the past six years, The Pankhurst Trust (incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) has been working in a highly successful partnership with Barnardo’s and three other voluntary sector agencies in the delivery of Big Manchester project in the north of the city. The project offers an innovative approach to working with families with children aged 5-11 and where they are affected by domestic abuse and violence, substance misuse and poor mental health.

The role will involve intensive holistic work with parents and primary school aged children and where the family has been impacted on by domestic abuse and violence. You would work with children on 1:1 settings and supporting them through a range of interventions including using creative therapeutic play techniques. Alongside this you would also work collaboratively with parents – assessing their needs and working with them to look for solutions.

The Pankhurst Trust is looking to recruit someone who has experience of working with victims and children who are affected by domestic abuse. It is looking for creative people who can work collaboratively and with compassion. You will contribute your knowledge and experience with regard domestic abuse with your project colleagues and other agencies.
You will be joining a strong, well established, team with a wide and varied skill set. Training and ongoing support in the use of therapeutic play techniques is available.

Duration: Fixed term until 30 September 2020

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £24 964 p.a.

This role is open to female applicants only and is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.

The Pankhurst Trust (incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We offer support by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to our domestic abuse services, we deliver a range of services from our base at the Pankhurst Centre including a women’s drop-in, and heritage centre in recognition of the achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters. There is also a food bank at the premises.

Its domestic abuse services are accredited by the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards (Stage 1) and our IDVA and Outreach services recently secured SaveLives Leading Lights Status.

It offers: employer’s contributory pension scheme, 25 working days annual leave, birthday leave (after 12 months service), training programme and cycle to work scheme. PTMWA is the employing organisation but will be managed on an operational level by Barnardo’s project manager.

PTMWA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

You can download the application pack from the vacancies page on the website, or request them via and return completed applications to the same email address.
Application forms should be returned to by 5pm on Monday 16 April 2018.
Interviews will take place during the week commencing 23 April 2018.
For information in alternative formats (for example, in braille, large print or an electronic format), please email
You can also telephone 0161 820 8414.