Women’s Accommodation Support Officer

Working hours: 18 hours per week within normal office hours 9am – 5pm. Occasional out of hours may be required.
Salary: £24,799 pro rata
Contract: Fixed term until March 2022 with the possibility of renewal.
Location: The role will be based in Worthing. Local travel will be expected.


Brighton Women’s Centre (BWC) Women’s Accommodation Support Service (WASS), delivers support for women who are homeless or insecurely housed. In line with BWC values, the WASS adopts a relational, trauma responsive, strengths based approach. The WASS supports women across a range of underlying needs, identified by them, with the overarching aim of securing and/or sustaining safe accommodation.
The Women’s Accommodation Support Worker (WASW), will co-facilitate a weekly women only Hub for women who are homeless or insecurely housed. The Hub offers women access to practical and emotional support as well as advice information and access to other relevant support services.

The WASW will co-produce casework support with each woman referred, to address her practical and emotional needs, and agree actions including signposting, advocacy and referrals. The WASW will understand the importance of building trust and self-esteem to enhance women’s recovery and engagement with BWC and other services.

The WASW’s work will at all times be informed by BWC’s values, policies and procedures. The WASW will monitor and report against identified outcomes on a quarterly basis.

BWC is an equal opportunities employer. We actively encourage applications from women from a variety of backgrounds, and with a range of skills and experiences. We are particularly interested to hear from women who have personal experience of the criminal justice system.
This post is open to female* applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

For more information or an informal chat about these posts please contact the Women’s Accommodation Support Service Manager, Ruth Britsch at ruthbritsch@womenscentre.org.uk or on Tel:07809 339704.

Please visit our website www.womenscentre.org.uk to download an application pack. To apply please download and complete the application form available on our website and return by email to admin@womenscentre.org.uk before the deadline.

  • CV’s are not accepted.
  • All posts require an enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • This post is open to self-identifying women.

For Application: BWC WASW – job_application_pack

Closing date: 9.00am, Thursday 1 July
Interview date: 7 & 9 July

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