Refuge Worker – closed

Berkshire Women’s Aid 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.

Further information
  • 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.
  • Reading based but providing cover across all BWA refuge areas in Wokingham and Bracknell as required.
Address Line 1
PO Box 413
Contract type
Full timeTemporary, Contract, or Project
Helen Pegg, Office Manager
Main contact telephone
0118 950 0182
How to apply
Open for applications from
27 May 2020
Closing date for applications
21 June 2020
Will my application be acknowledged?
All applicants, successful or otherwise, can expect to receive a reply from us in due course