Working for Us


We currently have the following vacancies.

RoleClosing Date
Trustees Monday 17th May 2021
Service User Engagement Manager Monday 17th May 2021
Domestic Abuse Worker Monday 17th May 2021
Domestic Abuse Project Support Worker Monday 17th May 2021
Charity Support & Officer Co-ordinator Monday 17th May 2021
Refuge Worker (Days) *female applicants only Ongoing
IDSVA (Independent Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocate) Ongoing
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 abuse.

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.

For an informal discussion about any of the roles please contact We recognise that many of our potential staff will have commitments outside of work, especially now the pandemic has changed personal circumstances for many of us. If you are looking for a different number of hours or pattern of work than the advertised role offers please email to discuss your needs. We cannot guarantee being able to accommodate a change to every role but we are always happy to have that conversation and look at possible options.

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

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