Employment Opportunities

PDAP delivers nationally accredited, quality marked specialist domestic abuse support services across Kirklees working within a coordinated partnership response to victims of domestic abuse as part of the local area multi-agency strategy to tackling domestic abuse.

PDAP is the largest specialist domestic abuse charity in Kirklees providing innovative and responsive support services to anyone affected by or escaping domestic abuse. We have continued to grow over the last year and are seeking compassionate, determined individuals to join our committed teams.

Children and Young People Domestic Abuse Navigator   

Salary:  £26,000 pro rata
Hours:  37.50 per week
Leave:   29 Days + Bank Holidays
Contract Type:  Permanent
Travel Expenses Reimbursed
Employers Pension Contribution   6%
Health Care Cash Plan
Employment Mental Wellbeing Scheme

Purpose of job: To work within a skilled team providing high quality frontline specialist support services to victims of domestic abuse and their children.  PDAP accommodation teamwork with women and children across three sites.  We have a post available in this team to develop and deliver a variety of coordinated family/parenting support and therapeutic recovery sessions to children, young people in refuge who are affected by living with domestic abuse and leaving their home.

This post will involve establishing and maintaining positive, proactive and innovative working relationships with families living in PDAP refuge accommodation, building on and maintain positive pathways and referral routes with partner agencies to reduce barriers arising for children and young people and assist them to achieve positive outcomes.

This role is subject to an enhanced Criminal Bureau Check.

 Due to the sensitive nature of this role, we will be considering female applicants only for this post in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Requirement (Equality Act 2010, pursuant to Schedule 9 part 1)

Context of job

Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership (PDAP) delivers nationally accredited, quality marked services across Kirklees working within a coordinated partnership response to victims of domestic abuse and their children as part of the local area multi agency strategy to tackling domestic abuse.

The Domestic Abuse Practitioner (DAP) works with key agencies to improve awareness of domestic abuse and its impact on children and young people.  Part of the role will be to establish and maintain positive, proactive, and innovative working relationships, pathways, and referral routes with partner’s agencies across Kirklees.

The DAP will have an excellent understanding of domestic abuse and the effects on children and young people, also having excellent understanding of best practice within the domestic abuse and related sector, working with children and young people who have been affected by trauma. The post holder will be skilled in risk management and safety planning, remaining calm in a crisis and in handling sensitive information on a daily basis.

Experience of direct work with victims and children of domestic abuse and or in a related field (mental health/ substance misuse/safeguarding/therapeutic recovery work), and of working within safeguarding procedures is essential for this post, as is the need to adopt and promote a strong partnership approach to service provision.

The nature of the role requires regular travel across Kirklees. The post holder is required to hold a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle.


Application packs can be found and downloaded by using links below: 

Requested by email from:  [email protected]

Closing date and shortlisting for completed applications is: Thursday 12th May 2022  

interviews will take place week commencing: Monday 16th May 2022

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