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Vacancy at MASH – Housing First Worker

We are delighted to be advertising an exciting new role at MASH.

MASH is a busy city-centre based charity working with women who sex work to help keep them safe and more empowered to make decisions about their lives. Our small and dedicated staff team, supported by volunteers, work with more than 600 women every year and we are the only agency in Manchester working specifically with women with complex needs. In 2018, MASH was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE, which recognises exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities. All our staff benefit from regular development opportunities including trauma-informed training.

In partnership with Greater Manchester Housing First, we are recruiting a new Housing First Worker to join our team.

Using a gender and trauma-informed approach, the Housing First Worker will support women with multiple complex needs to create long term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.

We are looking for an experienced individual who has an understanding of complex needs including, homelessness, mental health, substance misuse and offending behaviour.

It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) for this post to be filled only by a woman.

We would be especially interested to hear from people with the skills and experiences required who are from currently underrepresented communities/identities and backgrounds on our team including Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority and/or experience of structural racism, Trans*, lived experience of sex work and/or homelessness/multiple disadvantages.

This role is fixed term until 31st March 2022.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement and a completed Equal Opportunities Form to by midnight on Sunday 17th January. Please note that your CV should cover your employment history, voluntary experience, relevant training and two referees. Your Supporting Statement should outline how you meet the person specification for the role.

Stage 1 interviews will be held on Wednesday 20th January and Stage 2 interviews will be held on Friday 22nd January. Both will be conducted via zoom.

The post is subject to DBS checks, suitable references, and completion of a 6-month probation period.

You can download the Job Pack documents by clicking the links below or you can request them via email from

MASH Greater Manchester Housing First Worker Job Description

MASH Equal Opps form

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