We are looking to recruit for a Family Support Officer (The Edge Project) to work on a one-to-one and group basis with women who have experienced domestic abuse by providing emotional support and assistance in accessing services within the local community.

About Us:

Thrive Women’s Aid is an established and well respected organisation delivering support and services to women and families impacted by domestic abuse.

Our Vision is to create safe communities, free from domestic abuse where people and families can flourish and build successful independent lives.

To be an innovative and sustainable provider of excellent, good value domestic abuse services that drive prevention, provide interventions and enable progression.

Our work is underpinned by a set of values that were created and developed by staff.  These include:

  • Role model
  • Improving, integrity and inclusive
  • Supportive
  • Excellent, engaged and empowered

Job Role:

The role (funded by Comic Relief) will work within The EDGE Project to identify and address the support needs of women who have experienced domestic abuse, with specific focus on supporting women who are from the Roma and Gypsy Traveller community, are older or are disabled.  You will work on a one-to-one and group basis providing emotional support and assistance in accessing services within the local community.  You will have a good understanding of the risks and support needs of families experiencing domestic abuse, and an ability to make service intervention decisions where necessary.

You will work alongside professionals and local organisations to build relationships and networks by engaging and educating them about domestic abuse and the additional barriers that Older, Roma and Gypsy Travellers and Disabled women face when accessing their services.  You will develop links to ensure a comprehensive package of support is available.

The role requires someone who can provide high level specialist support to service users, ensuring that service standards are excellent.  You will model high quality practice in your work, ensuring that service user involvement and person centred approaches are embedded in the support that you give.

Full Job Description available for download here


  • A pension scheme is provided, with a 6% employer contribution
  • Annual leave entitlement starts at 25 days (pro rata), with an additional day for each year’s completed service (to a maximum of 31 days)
  • Comprehensive Flexible Working Policy
  • A clear pay framework with yearly incremental rises
  • Organisational sick pay and ½ days leave for every 6 months no sickness absence

Additional Information:

Contract:  Fixed term to February 2022

A disclosure and barring security check is required for this role.

The post is exempt under the Sex Discrimination Act Section 7(2)(e) and is open to women only.

To Apply:

To apply please download the forms below:

Job applicant privacy notice

Application form

Diversity and Inclusion monitoring form

Please email your application form, along with your equality monitoring form to: Kate Purchase

Closing date:  30th April 2020 – 9am

For further information contact Kate Purchase email or telephone 01639 894 864