Vacancy – Playworker
The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is seeking a new individual to join our team.
About us: The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a women-led organisation whose vision is to ensure that people, suffering, or at risk of domestic abuse receive appropriate support. We offer support by providing safe accommodation, specialist support services and by working in partnership with other agencies. In addition to our domestic abuse services, we deliver a range of services from our base at the Pankhurst Centre including a women’s drop-in, food bank and heritage centre in recognition of the achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters.
Our domestic abuse services are accredited by the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards (Stage 1) and our IDVA and Outreach services recently secured SaveLives Leading Lights Status.
We offer: employer’s contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave, birthday leave (after 12 months service), training programme and Cycle to Work scheme.

About the role: The organisation seeks to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic play worker who will deliver play sessions to children over 5years within our refuge, outreach and resettlement services. The role requires a qualification in play work or at least 2 years experience of working with vulnerable children. The applicant must have a sound understanding of the Play Work Principles and a commitment by the successful individual to a child’s right to play.
Duration: Fixed term until 30 September 2017(subject to funding)
Hours: 16 hours per week
Salary: £8.87 per hour
This role open to female applicants only and is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Julia Bellis on 0788 953 8941.
Application packs can be downloaded from or by emailing
Application forms should be returned to by 20th July 2017
We anticipate that interviews will take place during the week commencing 24th July 2017
‘A copy of this document is also available electronically at
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You can also contact us by telephone on 0161 820 8411