North Down and Ards Women's Aid
£17,333 per annum pro rata (£9,370.40 per annum - 20 hrs p/w,  £9.01 per hour)

Floating Support Worker – 20 hrs per week

North Down and Ards Women’s Aid exists to provide advice, support and refuge to women and their children who have experienced or are still experiencing the effects of physical, emotional or sexual abuse. We are recruiting 2 x Floating Support Worker and this post is subject to continued Supporting People funding.

Floating Support Worker: 20 hours per week, Monday – Friday – 4 hrs per day (mornings). Flexibility is required for occasional afternoon and evening work.


Holidays:                 25 days (rising to 30 days per annum) & public holidays

Pension:                  4% employee/8% employer contribution pension scheme.

Location:                  Ards and North Down Borough Area

The role of the Floating Support Worker will be to assist women, who live in the community and are experiencing domestic and sexual abuse, to ensure their own safety and maintain their independence by providing them with a range of support services. This post is funded by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as part of the Supporting People programme and will be based at the Bangor Centre.

Applicants should have:

  • Two years’ experience of working with families within Floating Support or support environment.
  • Recent experience of working with statutory agencies/community or voluntary agencies.
  • Experience of working with individuals in crisis.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to women’s issues particularly in the area of domestic and sexual abuse and the self-help framework.
  • Thorough knowledge of the causes and effects of domestic and sexual abuse.
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the legislative framework relating to domestic violence and child protection.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grades A – C to include Maths and English or equivalent
  • Minimum of NVQ 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent or a recognised counselling qualification.

For a full job description and person specification please go to to download an application pack or contact:

Due to the level of contact with vulnerable women and children, the lawful recruitment of females for this post falls within the exemption stated in Article 10 (e) of the Sex Discrimination (N.I.) Order 1976.

The closing date is 12pm on Thursday 4th October 2018.


North Down & Ards Women’s Aid is an Equal Opportunities Employer