About The Haven Wolverhampton

Our Team

The Haven Wolverhampton is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Popinder Kaur. We employ 46 staff who provide a vital contribution to all the services we offer.

Haven Wolverhampton is governed by a board of trustees who are volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds. The board consists of 11 members who commit their skills and experiences towards the growth of the organisation and to ensure governance is maintained to a high standard.

Chief Executive
Popinder Kaur

Board of Trustees Members

Chair of the Board
Ann Dawson

Vice Chair of the Board
Alison Westwood

Other Members
Gill Atkins
Colin Brown
Andrea Spence-Ferguson
Katarina Fidler
Angela Morgan
Rashmi Patel
Philippa Pringle
Pauline Townsend
Carwen Wynne-Howells

the Haven - Womens Refuge, Help & Support


The Haven Wolverhampton’s vision is for all women and children to live in a society free from oppression, homelessness, violence and abuse, and to promote and uphold human rights.



The Haven Wolverhampton supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic violence, homelessness and abuse.

Current Vacancies


Develop your potential with The Haven Wolverhampton

The Haven Wolverhampton is a local charity established in 1973 dedicated to providing high-quality, personalised support to women and children who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence and young girls who may be homeless for various reasons such as family breakdown. Our reputation is built upon our values, passion and commitment to enable women and their children to live safe, healthy, active and fulfilling lives. Applications are invited for the following post from women who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.


Children and Young People Support Worker 0 - 8yrs
Children and Young People Support Worker 9 - 16yrs

£19,095 pro rata
25 hours per week
Temporary 3 year contract
These posts as funded through Children in Need


As a Children and Young People Support Worker you will lead on the provision of targeted therapeutic support to Children and Young People and families using the ‘Change that Lasts’ model to deliver support and change that is effective for all the vulnerable Children and Young People according to their individual need. You will plan and deliver quality sessions within a safe environment, ensuring adequate supervision, for children and young people affected by domestic violence. You will help develop Children and Young People centred services, utilising agencies within the community to contribute to the wellbeing of the child or young person.

To be successful in either of these roles you will hold a recognised therapeutic qualification and a qualification in working with Children and Young People, have considerable experience engaging with Children and Young People who are vulnerable and hard to reach and have sound knowledge in group and one to one therapeutic interventions and be qualified to deliver a varied range of therapeutic and tailored interventions that is designed for various age groups and family sessions within The Haven’s services. You will have experience in using a variety of assessment tools to measure the differences made in the Child or Young Person’s journey in line with The Haven’s data and Children In Need project outcomes.

In addition, you will have experience and competency in supporting staff, volunteers and social work students in setting up additional services beneficial to Children and Young People’s needs in a residential setting. You will lead on the preparation of reports case studies and data information in line with Children In Need project outcomes and work plan. You will also have the ability to use own initiatives and lead on service provision for Children and Young People.

Ideally you will have knowledge and experience of partnership working with key organisation (Health, Education and Social Care, Safeguarding, Early Help Arrangements) in particular domestic abuse and homelessness. You will have sound knowledge of service available in the City of Wolverhampton to support the holistic needs of vulnerable Children and Young People.


Closing Date: Monday, 24 April 2017 at 4.00 pm

Click here for a full job description for the role of Children and Young People Support Worker 0 - 8 yrs

Click here for a full job description for the role of Children and Young People Support Worker 9 - 16 yrs

 Click here for an application form


These post are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered. 



Service User Participation

The women and children that we serve are at the heart of all we do. We ensure that service users are involved in shaping the service they receive, the wider work of The Haven and local support services. This is done in a range of ways including:

  • Consultaions
  • Feedback
  • Service User Groups
  • Peer mentor scheme - including training and accreditation
Advice UK - Advice Quality Standard
Institute of Fundraising - Open College Network
Community Matters - Women's Aid
Helplines Partnership - Living Wage Foundation

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