Remember you are not alone - domestic abuse can happen to anyone no matter your age, race, class, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or lifestyle.

In 2014 The Pankhurst Trust and Manchester Women’s Aid merged to form one charity The Pankhurst Trust with the joint purpose of fighting for gender equality, ending violence against women and girls and celebrating the birthplace of the Suffragette movement. SAHARA Project is National Lottery Community Funded Project designed to work with BAME women and girls, who have been victims of Domestic Violence & Abuse.

Reports to: Group Work Facilitator, Volunteers Coordinator  

Opportunity Description: You will support the smooth running of our groups ensuring a positive and empowering experience for clients. Please note, some groups are currently running online.

Key Tasks:

  • Assist the facilitator in setting up the room, resources and refreshments.
  • Organise group resources and ensure participants complete relevant paperwork at beginning and end of group work as appropriate.
  • Help participants settle into the group and encourage service user participation during the group. Offer support if necessary.
  • When groups are running online, give technical support.
  • Offer additional client support as necessary.
  • Assist other volunteers / staff with clearing up after the group.

Hours: 3hrs weekly. Groups run for a set number of weeks and you will need to be available every week the group is running. The exact dates and times will be discussed with you at induction.

Benefits and Perks: 

  • You will gain experience supporting vulnerable people
  • You will gain insight and knowledge of the impact domestic abuse has on women
  • You will have the opportunity to join volunteer socials and meet likeminded people
  • You will have opportunities to undergo training

Location: Pankhurst Centre/ online 

Qualities / Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • A friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and sensitive manner
  • Good level of literacy and confident in group situations.

Core Training:

  • Pankhurst Trust general induction
  • Domestic Violence Awareness and Safeguarding training
  • Supervision and support available from the Volunteer Coordinator

We particularly welcome applications from disabled, BAME and LGBTQIA+ candidates as our service aims to reflect the diversity of the city which we serve. If you have any additional support needs, these can be discussed with the Volunteers Coordinator.

How to Apply:

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