Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children.
Over the past 46 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs.
We provide expert training, qualifications and consultancy to a range of agencies and professionals working with survivors or commissioning domestic abuse services and award a National Quality Mark for services which meet our quality standards. We hold the largest national dataset on domestic abuse and use research and evidence to inform all of our work. Our campaigns achieve change in policy, practice and awareness, encouraging healthy relationships and helping to build a future where domestic abuse is no longer tolerated.
Our support services, which include our Live Chat Helpline, the Survivors’ Forum, the No Woman Turned Away Project, the Survivor’s Handbook, Love Respect (our dedicated website for young people in their first relationships), the national Domestic Abuse Directory and our advocacy projects, help thousands of women and children every year.
We work hard to make Women’s Aid an empowering and inclusive place, where everyone should be respected for their unique skills. This includes;
- Work life balance, including: Flexible and home working, job shares, up to 28 days of annual leave plus bank holidays and two office closure days, Extended Unpaid Leave policy (after 2 years service),
- Additional three days of ‘end of year’ leave, bridging the gap between the festive holiday period and new year to allow colleagues to rest and recharge during this unique quiet time
- Diverse voices: Disability confident employer, Black and minoritised, and LGBT staff networks, a dedicated Race and Equality strategy and steering group, , Unison trade union recognition.
- Benefits: generous maternity leave, 7% employer pension, Death in Service benefit.
- Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme, annual flu jab, Cycle to Work scheme, active book clubs, lunch clubs.
- Training and development: eight paid training and development days, coaching-based annual appraisal, mentoring schemes.