Black Country Women's Aid

We support women and children escaping fear and domestic violence. Last year, we helped over 8000 women and their children to overcome trauma and get back on their feet. If you are ever worried about anything please contact our children's team on 0121 553 0090 , we are here day and night.

Sector : Charities & Voluntary Sector

Where is your business based?

We are based in West Bromwich.

What is your name?

Deborah Slater

What is your role within the business?

I am the Regional Fundraising Officer.

What does your business do?

We offer safe accommodation within our six refuges. We provide counselling and therapy to help people overcome trauma and rebuild their lives.

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

We listen, we support, we care. We always believe you.

How many people do you employ?

We have roughly 100 employees.

What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees? Why should people look at jobs in this sector?

We look for those who are caring, understanding and really listen to those who come to us. You must be trustworthy, have empathy and the relevant qualifications (depending on the role).

What other job roles do you have in your business?

We have domestic abuse advocates, modern slavery support worker, IRIS advocate and stalking advocates. We also have administrative roles such as finance and HR. Alongside peer mentors, fundraising, training, refuge staff and children's activity playworker.

How do I apply for opportunities?

For any of our opportunities, you can apply via our website. Please follow the link https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/work-for-us

Job Opportunity : Domestic Abuse Advocate

BCWA work as part of a co-ordinated criminal justice team providing effective support to victims of domestic abuse through the court process. The ideal candidate will have experience of supporting clients through the criminal justice process as well as experience in providing support and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse this position is a full time position and will cover the Black Country Region. Please find more information, a job description and application form on our website. https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/work-for-us/domestic-abuse-advocate-criminal-justice/

Job Opportunity : IDVA - Maternity Leave Cover

We are looking for an IDVA to join the Domestic Abuse team based in Walsall for 1 year to cover maternity leave starting in March 2018. You will be working with high risk victims of domestic abuse. We are looking for someone who has experience of working with victims/survivors of domestic abuse one both one to one and in group work settings. We are looking for a qualified IDVA, however will provide full training and support for the right candidate. You will be required to provide a high-quality frontline service to victims of domestic abuse, delivering a service to those at highest risk. You will be working within a multi-agency framework consisting of the MARAC and local partnership responses to domestic abuse. Please find more information, a job description and an application form on our website at https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/work-for-us/idva-maternity-leave/

Job Opportunity : Modern Slavery Support Worker

We are looking for exceptional candidates to join our growing and successful organisation within our Modern Slavery Support Services Team. We are looking for highly skilled support workers with excellent communication skills, compassion and understanding of the impact of abuse and exploitation. You will be working within a challenging yet rewarding environment, in our refuge and outreach support service. You are required to provide a high-quality frontline service to both female and male victims of Modern Slavery (International human trafficking) and their children within the West Midlands area. Please find more information, a job description and application form on our website. https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/work-for-us/modern-slavery-support-worker/

Job Opportunity : IRIS Advocate / Educator

We are looking for a multi skilled trainer and support worker to join this innovative and dynamic project supporting and providing on-going training for health professionals in general practice on understanding and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA). IRIS (Identification and Referral for Increased Safety) is a programme currently being delivered in over 35 areas nationally. This new role presents an opportunity for the successful candidate to expand and develop this project across the Black Country and wider region. Please find more information, a job description and an application form on our website at https://blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk/work-for-us/iris-advocate-educator/