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Every role at Women’s Aid contributes to our overall vision of creating an equal Ireland with zero tolerance of all forms of violence against women. Whether through policy, communications, campaigns, training or service provision, when you work with Women’s Aid, you are making a real difference to the lives of women subjected to domestic violence and abuse.

There are a number of benefits to working at Women’s Aid, including 25 days annual leave per annum, access to our Employee Assistance Scheme and access to training opportunities.

If you are interested in being part of our dedicated and friendly team, browse our open roles to see what opportunities are available.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

1. Trainer (Employer Engagement Project)

Reference: TRAIN24 (please cite in all communications with Women’s Aid).

Reports to: Women’s Aid Head of Training and Development.

Contract: Fixed term Contract – 2 years (24 Months) subject then to review/evaluation.

Hours: Full-time.  Women’s Aid’s full-time working week is 35 hours (excluding lunch).  Core working hours are ordinarily between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, unless a role requires different contracted hours. Flexibility may be required.

Location: Primarily based at Women’s Aid head office in Dublin 2 but also working in an outreach capacity, travelling when appropriate to deliver in person training across Ireland. Some remote/hybrid working may also be required and a % of hybrid working will be considered on application.

Salary: Women’s Aid Trainer Pay band €34,891 – €56,330 (rate commensurate to relevant experience, in line with company remuneration policy).

Purpose of the role:

  • As part of the Training & Development team, to design, deliver and promote training and awareness sessions about Domestic Violence and Abuse using in-person, online & blended modes of delivery, to a variety of key stakeholders from groups, agencies, companies, and individuals.
  • To become proficient in delivery of all of Women’s Aid Core training offers, as part of a small and dynamic team of trainers.
  • To facilitate and support agencies and groups to respond appropriately to violence against women and their children by current or former intimate partners.
  • For this post, this Trainer will join and collaborate with the Women’s Aid Employer Engagement Trainer and the Head of Training and Development, to engage employers in Ireland for the promotion, design and delivery of training to support internal employee wellbeing initiatives in relation to domestic abuse.
  • To grow and develop the Employer Engagement Programme (EEP) for Women’s Aid to reach greater numbers of employers of all sizes, and from all sectors, to implement best practice in implementing paid domestic violence leave and other support provisions to employees subject to domestic abuse.
  • To contribute, through skills and experience, to the development of organisational strategies to combat domestic violence to effect political, social and cultural change in line with Women’s Aid mission, purpose and values.

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How to Apply

Application Form: completed application forms, clearly referenced TRAIN24 in the subject line, should be sent by email only to Deborah Warren, Training Administrator, email deborah.warren@womensaid.ie

CVs will not be considered.

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday 28th February 2024.

Interview schedule: It is anticipated that first round interviews will be held on Monday 11th March 2024.

2. High-Risk Support Project Data & Administrative Executive

Reference: HRSP D&A Exec.

Reports to: High Risk Support Project National Coordinator

Contract: One year (12 months), maternity leave cover, expected to commence in early May 2023.

Hours: 35 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks, during core office hours

Location: This role is primarily based in the Women’s Aid head office in 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2, but a % of hybrid working will be considered on application and in line with the Hybrid Working Policy.

Salary: Services Administrator/Executive Band, €29,206 – €41, 100, offer dependent on relevant skills & experience, and in line with remuneration policy.

Purpose: The High Risk Support Project (HRSP) Data and Administration Executive will work closely with the HRSP National Coordinator to ensure that a high quality service is delivered across all regions, through the implementation, monitoring and continual improvement of standardised data and information systems. The HRSP Data and Administration Executive will provide key administrative leadership and support to ensure strong administration, communication and cohesion internally, across a team based around the country, and externally with partner organisations. External partners will be An Garda Síochána, Vodafone Ireland, and other Domestic Violence Services.

What is the HRSP?

The High Risk Support Project (HRSP) provides a multiagency response to women at high risk of ongoing abuse and homicide from their ex-partners. This unique and innovative project is embedded in Women’s Aid One to One Support Services. The HRSP has developed since its initiation in 2013 to operate in 2024 across the Greater Dublin area (Garda region D.M.R.) and the ten counties of the Eastern Region, with well-established practices and procedures among key partners. Women’s Aid partners with An Garda Síochána, Vodafone Foundation, and local domestic abuse services to deliver a coordinated rapid response system for women and families. The High Risk Support Project supports and empowers women to feel safer and to begin rebuilding their lives free of constant fear. Referrals of appropriate candidates for participation in the HRSP are received from the Gardaí or other domestic abuse services with whom Women’s Aid has an established Memorandum of Understanding for this purpose. Women’s Aid is generously funded by the Department of Justice to Co-ordinate this unique project.

How to Apply

Application Form: Application forms, clearly referenced in the subject line, should be
sent by email only to laurie.dool@womensaid.ie 

CVs will not be considered.

Closing date: 5 p.m. Tuesday 6th March 2024

Interview schedule: It is anticipated that first round interviews will be held during the
week beginning 11th March 2024.  The successful candidate is expected to start in post early May 2024.

3. High-Risk Support Project Southern Region Project Leader

Reference: WA-HRSP-STH-PL24

Reports to: High Risk Support Project National Coordinator

Contract: Two years (24 months) which may be extended subject to project review and available funding.

Hours: 35 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks, during core office hours.

Location: Place of work will primarily be based from home, subject to necessary connectivity, however there will be a requirement to attend the Women’s Aid headquarters at 5 Wilton Place, Dublin 2 for a minimum of two days per month during the initial induction period and one day per month after this.

The role will require regular travel throughout the Southern Region which includes counties: Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.

Salary: Women’s Aid HRSP Project Leader Band: €34,891- €56,300, offer dependent on relevant skills and experience and in line with the Women’s Aid Remuneration Policy.

Purpose of the Role: The Southern Region Project Leader will have responsibility for delivering and overseeing the High Risk Support Project in the Southern Region, (which includes counties, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Clare), developing and maintaining strong partnerships with domestic abuse services and the Gardaí, and ongoing contact with service users from referral to case closure. The HRSP Southern Region Project Leader will not replace a woman’s designated Outreach Support Worker; the project will complement existing support work provided in order to enhance her safety.

What is the HRSP?

The High Risk Support Project (HRSP) provides a multi-agency response to women at high risk of ongoing abuse and homicide from their ex-partners. This unique and innovative project is embedded in Women’s Aid One to One Support Services. The HRSP has developed, since its initiation in 2013, to operate in 2024 across the Greater Dublin area (Dublin Metropolitan Region, D.M.R.), and the ten counties of the Eastern Region, with well-established practices and procedures among key partners. Women’s Aid partners with An Garda Síochána, Vodafone Foundation, and local domestic abuse services to deliver a coordinated rapid response system for women and families. The High Risk Support Project supports and empowers women to feel safer and to begin rebuilding their lives free of constant fear. Referrals of appropriate candidates for participation in the HRSP are received from the Gardaí or other domestic abuse services with whom Women’s Aid has an established Memorandum of Understanding for this purpose. Women’s Aid is generously funded by the Department of Justice to Co-ordinate this unique project.

How to Apply

Application Form: Application forms, clearly referenced WA-HRSP-STH-PL24 in the subject line, should be sent by email only to laurie.dool@womensaid.ie

CVs will not be considered.

Closing date: 5 pm, Monday, 4th March 2024

Interview schedule: It is anticipated that first round interviews will be held during the week beginning 11th March 2024.

The successful candidate is expected to start in post in May 2024

4. Maternity Project Outreach Support Worker

Reference: 2024 Sces.MatOut

Reports to: Head of Regional Services

Contract: Permanent full-time, subject to available funding.

Hours: 35 hours per week, excluding lunch breaks, during core office hours.

Location: Primarily based at Women’s Aid head office in Dublin 2 but also working in an outreach capacity with Dublin’s maternity hospitals and other suitable community locations to support women. A % of hybrid working will be considered on application and in line with the Women’s Aid Hybrid Working Policy.

Salary: Women’s Aid Outreach Worker Band: €34,891 – €56,300, offer dependent on relevant skills and experience and in with the Remuneration Policy.

Purpose of the post: To work alongside the existing Maternity outreach worker to continue to
provide dedicated, domestic abuse specific support to women, referred by the three Dublin maternity hospitals.  The Maternity support worker will also maintain and develop established referral pathways and directly respond to referrals for flexible and discrete specialist supports for women presenting to pre and post-natal services, and hospital-based Termination of Pregnancy services, who are in need due to domestic abuse.

How to Apply

Application Form: Completed application form, clearly referenced 2024 Sces.MatOut in the subject line, should be sent, by email only to lauren.foley@womensaid.ie

Please note that CVs will not be considered.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday, March 8th, 2024.

Interview schedule: It is anticipated that first round interviews will be held during the week beginning March 18th, 2024.

5. Too Into You Project Officer

Reference: TIY2024 (please cite in all communications with Women’s Aid).

Reports to: Women’s Aid Head of Strategic Communications and Fundraising.

Contract: Fixed term Contract – 2 years (24 Months) subject then to review/evaluation.

Hours: Full-time.  Women’s Aid’s full-time working week is 35 hours (excluding lunch).  Core working hours are ordinarily between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, unless a role requires different contracted hours. Flexibility may be required.

Location: Primarily based at Women’s Aid head office in Dublin 2 but also working in an outreach capacity, travelling when appropriate to deliver in person training across Ireland. Some remote/hybrid working may also be required, and a % of hybrid working will be considered on application.

Salary: Women’s Aid Strategic Comms Officer Pay Band €33,440 – €45,240 (rate commensurate to relevant experience, in line with company remuneration policy).

Purpose of the Post: Women’s Aid is seeking a Project Officer to support the delivery of the Too Into You project overall with a focus on social media, content creation, and event organisation and logistics. The Project Officer will support the work of the Too Into You Project Lead. The successful candidate will play a vital role in communicating the messages of the project to key audiences within the public and raising awareness of the signs of intimate relationship abuse and the support pathways available to them.

How to Apply

Applications for this post must be made using the application form provided, and the closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 26th March 2024.

Applications received after this time will not be considered, and CVs will not be considered.

Please e-mail your completed application form using reference TIY2024 in the subject line to comms@womensaid.ie.

First round interviews are likely to be scheduled for Tuesday 2nd April 2024.

 

Data Protection: All applications are confidentially processed and retained in accordance with the Women’s Aid data protection policy. Applications of unsuccessful candidates will be deleted after 15 months.

Benefits of working at Women’s Aid

  • Annual Leave: Annual leave entitlement is 25 days per annum pro rata.
    Privilege Days: Good Friday and Christmas Eve.
  • Pension: Women’s Aid operates a contributory pension scheme which all employees may join after 6 months in the organisation.
  • Maternity Leave: Women’s Aid will pay full salary (less Social Welfare benefits) for the period of the 26 weeks paid leave (subject to 1+ year service).
  • Parent’s Leave: 7 weeks’ leave topped up to full salary during the first 2 years of a child’s life, or in the case of adoption, within 2 years of the placement of the child with the family for eligible employees.
  • Menopause Leave: A policy including paid leave provision is in place for eligible employees.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Women’s Aid provides an extensive employee assistance programme operated by Peninsula.
  • VHI: Women’s Aid operates a group VHI scheme which you may join.
  • Death in Service Benefit: Available for all employees to the value of 2 years’ salary.
  • Health Services Staffs Credit Union: Employees of Women’s Aid may join the Health Services Staffs Credit Union.
  • Trade Union Membership: The staff of Women’s Aid has an option of joining the recognised representative Trade Union Forsa.
  • Training Allowance: Annual allowance for staff members to undertake training to enhance skills and expertise (subject to budget availability).
  • Travel Supports: Bike-to-work schemes and tax saver commuter tickets
  • Equality and Diversity: Women’s Aid is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and cultural diversity.