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 Refuge Worker (Reading based but providing cover across all BWA refuge areas in Wokingham and Bracknell as required)

 Full Time: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: FTE £19,854-£22,000

Contract: 12 months

BWA works to enable people living with the devastating impact of domestic abuse to see and make choices about their future and to rebuild safe and strong lives, free from abuse. We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

We are looking to recruit a committed Refuge Worker, based in Reading, to provide support, information and advocacy to service users in our refuges who have fled domestic abuse.   Your role is to empower survivors, keeping the safety of them and their children central to our services and you will work as part of a team to ensure they have a safe and welcoming temporary home when they need it. We are looking for an individual who is able to work in a fast-paced environment and is committed to building strong relationships with a wide range of professional agencies. Although based in our Reading refuge, the role will work as part of the refuge team to cover services across Bracknell and Wokingham when needed.

For the above vacancy, the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a confidential and safeguarding environment, and have an understanding of domestic abuse and its impact on families.

An enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate for this role.

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

 BWA is an equal opportunities employer.

For an application pack for this role, please contact Helen info@bwaid.org.uk or call  0118 9500182. No CVs will be accepted and no agencies.

During the current COVID-19 applications should be submitted by email and interviews will be carried out via Zoom.

Closing date: Open, suitable candidates will be invited to interview as their applications are received and the first suitable candidate will be recruited.

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