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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, 

Please note, if you have been the victim of domestic abuse in the past and would like to apply for a position with us that involves working with clients, we will only be able to consider applications from individuals who have been out of the abusive relationship for at least 3 years. This is to protect your own mental wellbeing. 

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


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 first aiders.

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


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Current vacancies

Refuge Support Worker 


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 as a member of our out of hours team to cover our provision evenings, overnight and weekends. 


The shifts available to cover are part of a 4 week rolling rota, as detailed below. There are two posts available: 

  • Weekday overnights to cover Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday shifts below

  • Weekend overnights and days to cover Friday, Saturday and Sunday shifts below



Essential candidate criteria includes:

  • 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. (MUST HAVE)


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.

To apply for the Weekday overnight shifts, click HERE

To apply for the Weekend day and overnight shifts, click HERE

Job Description

Person Specification

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) check and 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.


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


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.


For more information please contact:

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