Job Opportunities

All paid vacancies at Your Sanctuary will be advised here.

Female Outreach Worker* 12 month fixed term contract - Part Time 18 hours per week Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

October 2020

Salary £22,835 pa full time equivalent (£11,417 pa pro rata) plus on call responsibilities on a rota basis (shift allowance paid).  

Full details to follow shortly.

Volunteering Opportunities
Counselling Volunteers

October 2020

Are you a fully qualified counsellor used to dealing with traumatised clients affected by loss and/or grief and ideally with experience of supporting those who have experienced domestic abuse?  We are looking for volunteer counsellors to support survivors within our refuge and outreach services on a weekly basis.  This is a role in which you can make an immediate and vital impact.  You would need to have your own insurance and supervision in place and this role is not suitable for counsellors who are not yet fully qualified.  Please contact Karen at for more info.

Gardening Volunteer

1 October 2020

We are looking for a gardening volunteer to help maintain the garden at our new refuge.  This would involve mowing the lawn, weeding, occasional planting and general upkeep.  Ideally we would like someone to visit every couple of weeks during Spring and Summer (and perhaps a bit less often in Autumn/Winter).  Visits would need to take place between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The garden is  really important space in the refuge, much used by residents and their children.  Please help make a different to them during their stay.

To apply, please contact

Outreach Volunteer

December 2018

We have established a new Outreach Volunteer Service with the aim to offer existing outreach clients emotional and practical 1:1 support on a longer term and/or flexible basis.


Working with our experienced Outreach team in the community, you will be matched to clients based on their needs and requirements and your own skills, experience and availability.  You will meet clients on a regular basis to provide emotional and practical support, companionship and positive reinforcement.  You may also support clients with one off activities.


The role will vary depending upon the needs of the client being supported but could involve meeting for a coffee and chat, going along to play groups or exercise clients, attending court, accompanying clients to meetings with housing departments or schools, helping them to establish support networks or links with local services, supporting access to learning or work opportunities, or running coffee mornings for small groups of clients. 


This is not a suitable for volunteers looking for a short term opportunity but there is flexibility on when the volunteering can take place.  Support and training will be provided by out Outreach Volunteer Coordinator but we do ask that you are willing to gain knowledge about issues relating to domestic abuse.  Volunteers will need to be calm, non-judgemental and have reasonable IT skills.  You will be asked to attend an induction evening and will meet with the Outreach Volunteer Coordinator before being accepted on the programme. 


Please apply to Karen at

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