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Yay, if you've made it here, then it already means that you are interested in working for NDAS and helping to change lives. 

Our workforce is made up of staff and volunteers carrying out a variety of roles, all of which add true value and contribution to the work we do, as well as providing plenty of scope for personal development and rewards which come in many forms. NDAS is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community, 

If you don't see something suitable this time, please keep checking back as our job boards are updated regularly.  Alternatively, our volunteering opportunities, which give valuable experience may be an alternative, with many of our roles within NDAS being held by people who have previously volunteered with us.  Please click here for more information.

How to Apply

You can either: 


Click on the appropriate link within the vacancy (if available)




Download and complete our Application Form 

We shortlist all applications using the person specification for each role. Please ensure that you use this information in your application to evidence your skills and experience. 

Send your documents via email to or via post FAO Zoe Tatham, Keep House, 124 High Street, Wollaston, NN29 7RJ

All applicants will also be required to complete our Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

Please note, NDAS is committed to safeguarding and many of our roles are subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to confirmation of appointment. You can view our Safer Recruitment Policy here

Staff Benefits

We not only offer competitive salaries for the voluntary sector, but all the benefits below too. We value our staff team and want to make sure that they are as happy and supported as possible.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

  • Annual leave increases to 27 days after 3 years employment, then to 30 days after 5 years.

  • Monthly supervision sessions

  • Clinical supervision offered for staff working with clients

  • Company sick pay policy (on completion of probation)

  • Flexible working policy and encouragement of work/life balance

  • Peer Support groups

  • Regular staff surveys

  • Staff wellbeing package including mental health champions and discount scheme

  • Employee Assistance programme offered free to all staff and volunteers. 


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Current vacancies

Refuge Support Worker (out of hours)

Northampton         £14,109

Average of 23 hours per week

NDAS provides refuge to victims of domestic abuse.  One of our Northampton based refuges also accepts women who are also living with the effects of addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.  This refuge is operated 24 hours and this role is to cover hours outside “office hours”.


The shifts available are on a 4 week rolling rota, as detailed below.


Essential candidate criteria includes:

  • 2 years’ experience of working in a supportive role with vulnerable families and/or children, or equivalent

  • Clear understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and the impact on victims

  • Clear understanding of alcohol and drug addiction issues

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

  • Proficient IT skills

  • Current driving licence and access to vehicle.


Purpose of Post:

  • To work as part of the team to ensure the effective running of the refuge and providing appropriate support to service users who have substance/alcohol misuse issues.

  • Delivering advice and information related to domestic abuse.

  • Undertaking telephone assessments of applicants for the organisations refuge accommodation, outreach and groups work.

  • Maintaining computerised database of essential information related to the profile of clients.

  • To be responsible for delivering individual support plans, to service users enabling them to make informed decisions about their future through the key work system.

  • Supporting clients to move on to appropriate accommodation when suitable.

  • Offer advice and support to all NDAS refuge residents outside working hours.

  • Liaise with partnership agencies around substance misuse and recovery for individual clients.




You can apply using this link HERE 

Any applicant must complete an enhanced DBS check and have 2 references returned prior to confirmation of appointment. The post is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

Please note, we will be interviewing on a rolling basis until the shifts are all covered.

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I joined NDAS in 2016 and have grown so much, both in my career and on a personal level. It feels more like a family and I love coming to work knowing I am really helping to change lives

Children's Domestic Abuse Specialist 

West Northants - 32.5 hours per week - £22,326.71 p/a

We are looking to recruit a Children’s Domestic Abuse Specialists to deliver a comprehensive support service to children impacted by witnessing domestic abuse. This is a dual role, partly dedicated to working with children within families admitted to refuge and partly working with children within the community who have been affected by domestic abuse. You will be providing a safe environment for children to speak about their experiences both through 1:1 sessions and group work.


Applicants must have:

  • 2 years’ experience of working in a supportive role with vulnerable families including children, or equivalent

  • Clear understanding and awareness of domestic abuse and the impact on children

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

  • Full Driving Licence and own car


Any applicant must complete an enhanced DBS check and have 2 references returned prior to confirmation of appointment.


Closing Date:              5pm 28th March 2023

Please note, we may close this vacancy earlier than the closing date if a large amount of applications are received.

CDAS Job Description

CDAS Person Specification

Apply HERE for West part time role 


We rely on the goodwill of dedicated individuals to enable us to continue our work within the community to help support survivors of domestic abuse.


Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, with their own set of unique skills, knowledge and experiences.  If you are interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, please email:

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Our student placements are organised directly with the Universtity of Northampton.

Currently we do not have capacity to accept any more students on placements, however this may change in the future.


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