Work with us
Since 1979, we have helped thousands of women facing violence and abuse at home. The campaigns that we have waged have sought to highlight and bring about changes in the social, political, economic, and cultural constrictions that have led women to our door.
As a direct consequence of our advocacy, advice, policy and lobbying work, we have secured critical reforms that have advanced the cause of gender equality, justice, and human rights for Black and minoritised women and, more generally, for all women.
But the hard work isn’t over yet. Over 40 years later, SBS continues to be at the forefront of struggles against violence and discrimination against women in the UK and our success depends on the talent and commitment of our staff.
Details on how to apply for any of our current vacancies can be found below.
Why work with Southall Black Sisters?
Southall Black Sisters is committed to providing a supportive working environment, where team members feel valued, empowered and safe. To that end, we provide an excellent package of employee benefits including:
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Hybrid working
- Enhanced pension contribution
- Enhanced sick pay
- Subsidised public transport season ticket
- A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme, including access to confidential support from MBACP therapists
- Clinical supervision with an MBACP therapist to explore issues arising from casework
- A focus on continued learning and development through accredited training delivered by experts in their field
- Organisation wide away days
- Career development pathways and support
- The opportunity to learn and grow within an organisation renowned for inspiring political activism and campaigning successes
- Employer eye care scheme
Working at SBS
“Every day I play a part in helping survivors of abuse access safety, justice and support – whether that is changing the life of one woman by helping her seek redress for being abused and abandoned abroad, or of hundreds and thousands of women through our ongoing challenges to unjust and discriminatory policies which marginalise migrant women. Can you leave work every day saying you made a positive difference? I can.”
Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)
“Massive efforts were taken by the mangers to give me as many opportunities as possible to learn. As an Advocate, I was never bored as no day was ever the same. Without a doubt, the best part of my job was witnessing the growth of my clients who grew from being riddled with fears and anxieties as they desperately searched for support, to the confident and strong women they truly are who stand up for not only themselves and their children, but for fellow women as well. I am very lucky to work in a team that has uplifted me in every aspect of my role and motivated me to be a better Advocate every day.”
“As the Helpline Advisor, I was able to gain a vast amount of knowledge about the criminal justice system and the laws of this country, especially around housing and immigration legislation. The job felt extremely rewarding; I was able to support women, provide them with support & empower them to make their own decisions. Although it can be emotionally taxing, there was never a day that I went home feeling like I hadn’t supported anyone. I learnt so much from the managers and from my colleagues. We all became a family and were always in each other’s corner supporting everyone. It’s seeing the women come to us and go through their journey and eventually being able to live the life they deserve that makes this job worth it.”
Current Vacancies at Southall Black Sisters
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