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Job: Refuge Worker

We are recruiting a Refuge Worker (including evenings and weekends on a rota basis) and this post is subject to continued Supporting People funding.

Working Hours:  21 hours per week by rota

Salary: £17,333 pro rata (£9.01 per hour)

Annual Leave:  25 days annual leave plus public holidays (pro rata)

Pension: 4% employee contribution, 8% employer contribution

Location:  Bangor

The role of the Refuge Worker will be to assist women, who live in the refuge and have experienced domestic and sexual abuse, to ensure their safety and maintain their independence by providing them with a range of support services   This post is funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as part of the Supporting People programme and will be based in Bangor.

Summary of Post

Essential Criteria

  1. Recent experience working in a residential setting within the community/voluntary sector.
  2. Recent experience of providing ongoing individual support for both women and children or family support in a residential or community setting.
  3. Recent experience of working with individuals in crisis.
  4. Recent experience of clients with complex needs.
  5. Knowledge and understanding of women and children’s issues in the area of domestic and sexual violence/abuse.
  6. Knowledge of the needs and risks of women and children in refuge
  7. Knowledge of safeguarding for both adult and children and the statutory responsibility in relation to this.
  8. 5 GCSE’s grades A – C or equivalent.
  9. NVQ 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent in a relevant field.

Further person specifications in the application pack.

The closing date is 12pm on Friday 13th October 2017.

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If you have any problems downloading the application pack, please email


Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976. 

In order to comply with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007, North Down & Ards Women’s Aid are required to explore the successful candidate’s suitability to work with vulnerable adults and children through ACCESS NI pre-employment screening. 

North Down & Ards Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer