Working for Us


We currently have the following vacancies.

RoleClosing Date
Refuge Worker Sunday 21st August 2022
Domestic Abuse Support Worker Monday 29th August 2022
Volunteers Ongoing

Are you passionate about supporting people who have experienced domestic abuse? Are you someone who can help take our organisation forward? If so, we would very much like to hear from you.

The First Step has been providing services to people affected by domestic abuse since 1996 and provide community-based services for victim/survivors across all levels of risk as well as a refuge for women and children escaping domestic

The organisation is based across two sites:

  • Community services at the Old Schoolhouse, Huyton
  • Accommodation service of a women and children’s refuge in Knowsley

The First Step is an organisation where we work together as a team and have a supportive and empowering culture. We were founded with the people we support at the heart of everything we do, and we still have that focus across all the services we provide. Our behaviours and values reflect this, and we are excited to speak to applicants who want to work in this way.

Please do apply if you can bring new ideas to the table, wish to learn and embrace best practice, and are committed to every service user having the best possible experience here with us. As an organisation The First Step has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and Adults at Risk and so all our staff and volunteers undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check where appropriate.

The First Step is an accredited Living Wage Employer and has also received Investors in People accreditation until 2022.

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