Specialist Asian Refuge Worker (Reading) – closing date 29 March 2019

Berkshire Women’s Aid is looking to appoint a Refuge Worker to support the work within our specialist Asian refuge in Reading. You will be an active member of the team, have good listening skills, and provide non-judgemental and non-directive support. Knowledge of welfare benefits and the complex issues facing women fleeing domestic abuse would be an advantage. The ability to speak Urdu and Punjabi is an essential requirement.

For this 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. The role is 15 hours per week. 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.

Berkshire Women’s Aid is an equal opportunities employer.

Address Line 1
PO Box 413
Contract type
Part timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Greater Reading
FTE £19,465 - £22,482 Pro rata £7,786 - £8,993 per annum
Helen Pegg, Office Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 9500182
How to apply

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

Open for applications from
7 March 2019
Closing date for applications
29 March 2019
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course