Welcome to Leeds Women's Aid

Our mission is to protect women and children in Leeds from the
damage that domestic violence can inflict on their lives.

Our mission

Is to protect women and children in Leeds from the damage that domestic violence can inflict on their lives. We believe that all women and children have the right to live their lives free from fear and harm. We will achieve this by providing women with choices from a range of services including temporary supported housing, outreach support, telephone support and floating support.

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I was also supported by my key workers with

housing and was able to start a fresh life

with my children.




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Leeds Women’s Aid  recruit female relief workers to cover the following areas of work: drop in advice and support sessions, refuge support work, telephone support work. Our working hours are from Monday to Friday from 9am till 5pm.


Successful candidates will have

  • A good understanding of the complex support needs of survivors of domestic violence
  • Experience of working with survivors of domestic violence
  • An understanding of the barriers faced by black and ethnic minority women, disabled women and lesbian, bi-sexual or transgender women experiencing domestic violence.
  • Ability to speak a second community language would be advantageous


Leeds Women’sAid is fully committed to the principles of equal opportunity


Please email:

administration@leedswomensaid.org.uk  to receive an application pack


Closing date for completed applications is 7th November, Interviews will be held on 14th November.












Our charity shop is based in Horsforth on New Road Side.  We are always looking for quality clothing. Do pop in and take a look as our Autumn Sale is now on with 50% off Ladies Clothing!






Complex Needs Workers 

X2 @35hrs pr wk and x3 @ 28hrs pr wk

£24,961 p.a. (pro-rata)


Community Development Workers

x4 @ 28hrs pr wk.

£23,396 p.a. (pro rata)


We are looking for a team of experienced and committed Complex Needs and Community Development Workers, who will be working with, supporting, signposting and promoting services for some of the most vulnerable women and girls in our city as part of a four-year Big Lottery funded project


There are five Complex Needs Workers and four Community Development Worker posts, employed by or seconded to Women’s Lives Leeds partner organisations located across the city who will work closely together as a team to deliver lasting change.


Closing date for applications: Thursday 3rd November 5.00pm

Interviews to be held:

Complex Needs Workers : Monday 21or Monday 28 November 2016

Community Development Workers: Thursday 17 or Tuesday 22 November 2016



For more detailed information about these posts, where they will be based, how to apply and to download the application pack please go to our Recruitment Page.


or telephone 0113 246 0401

or write to Leeds Women’s Aid PO Box 826, Leeds, LS1 9PL


For an informal conversation about these posts please contact the

Project Manager – Jeannette Morris-Boam on: 0113 3804799


These posts have been funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Women’s and Girls Initiative


LWA is committed to Equal Opportunities and Managing Diversity and welcomes all applications.

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Well done to  Gemma & Co for their gallant effort in walking the 30 miles from Skipton to Leeds.


12 intrepid walkers set off at 5:45am on Sunday 4th September, and managed to complete the  walk in less than 10 hours! (12 hrs including breaks). A well deserved pint was had at The Bridge Pub just before 6pm.


So far they have managed to raise £420.  Thank you to all of you who took part in this challenge!






Phillip Painter and his wife  have completed The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge and have raised an amazing £285.00. Well Done.

A big thank you for Leeds Women’s Aid