Group Worker

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Are you the right person to make a difference to women and children accessing refuge in Newport?

Cyfannol are remodelling refuge and support services in Newport, broadening the accommodation options for women and creating better pathways for women experiencing multiple disadvantages and barriers.

We are looking for exceptional women to join our team!

Could you be a Group Worker?

Working 15 hours/week, days/times are negotiable, fixed term for 3 years.

You will facilitate a range of group-work programmes for women affected by Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and/or Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) that aim to create an understanding of abuse; an understanding of healthy relationships; an understand of the impact of trauma; empower; develop support networks; and build positive futures free of abuse and violence.

What you will need to succeed in this role…..

Every day will be different as you will be working with a diverse group of women and families and will work in partnership with a range of external agencies and colleagues from Cyfannol’s other specialist services. You will be an open minded, non-judgemental person who understands the complexity of domestic abuse and enjoys working with different backgrounds and cultures. A key part of your role will be adapting your communication style to different situations to empower woman to gain independence.

You will be a resilient and robust person who can build trust and relationships with vulnerable people easily. You will be naturally understanding and empathetic in your personality as you will be providing practical and emotional support to clients via a range of methods. You will enjoy variety and change and have the ability to work on your own initiative.   

If you have experience of working with adults and children who have experienced violence against woman domestic abuse and violence (VAWDASV) mental health difficulties and/or substance misuse, we want to hear from you.

If you want to join a great organisation and a team who really do make a difference to people’s lives within the local community these roles are for you.

What you receive in return….

You will be joining a growing value-based organisation who value their people and offer a good range of benefits.  In addition to a competitive salary, you will receive:

  • Investment in your on-going career development and training within the role
  • Good work life balance with agile & flexible options where appropriate
  • 33 days’ annual leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays)
  • Gain 1 day’s additional leave after 5 years up until 10 years’ service
  • Birthday gifted off
  • Pension scheme
  • Laptop and mobile phone (where required)
  • Organisational sick pay

 Cyfannol is an organisation with equality, diversity and inclusion at its heart. We welcome applications from all areas of the community, however we particularly encourage applications from members of our BAME community as well as individuals with disabilities who are currently under-represented within our workforce. 

An enhanced DBS Certificate is required

Driving licence and access to own vehicle or ability to travel in timely manner

The above role is exempt under the Equality Act 2010 pursuant to Schedule 9, Part 1. Registered Charity No: 1045890 – open to female applicants only.  A disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for all posts.

To apply:

Interested? To find out more or to apply, please complete the application form, information to support your application form, and equal opportunities form below and send to

Closing date:  Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 12:00

Application pack