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 12 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

Co-chairs of the Board
Angela Spence-Ferguson Stephanie Harris

Other Members
Gill Atkins
Colin Brown
Alison Westwood
Katarina Fidler
Angela Morgan
Philippa Pringle
Carwen Wynne-Howells Narinder Rehal                      David Taylor                           Kim Benton

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 established in 1973 to provide both practical and emotional support services to women and children who are affected by domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. Applications are invited for the following post, from those who have a strong commitment to working with women and children.



Community Fundraiser

£19,000 - £22,000 per annum (pro rata for part time applicants) 


The Haven are seeking a values-driven fundraiser, who is passionate and tenacious to join its growing fundraising team. The successful candidate will be dedicated to transforming the lives of women and children affected by domestic abuse. You will be capable of communicating confidently with all kinds of people to build on existing relationships and develop new ones, with the supporter journey and donor care at the heart of everything you do.

At The Haven, no two days are the same, and so you will thrive in an environment where you can quickly switch gear, turning your hand to all aspects of community fundraising as part of a small, supportive team.

We want you to be a success, and therefore we want you to be:

  • Personable, warm, and an effective communicator
  • Highly organised, resilient and dependable
  • Motivated, with the enthusiasm to motivate others to our cause
  • Comfortable working flexibly and independently and able to adapt quickly to change
  • Committed to the principles of equity and inclusion

Ideally, you will have at least a couple of years’ experience in fundraising but first and foremost we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed learner, passionate about making an impact in the local community. If you want to work in an award-winning charity where relationships matter and you are valued, we want to hear from you.

Please note: this role is open to application from all genders and we will consider full time or part time working for the right candidate. A driving licence and car are preferable for this post as you will be required to travel to meet supporters. Some out of hours working will also be involved.



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This project receives financial support from Wolverhampton City Council.  Registered Charity No. 1065427


Sessional Family Support Worker

£8.45 per hour (days)

£136.05 per shift (out of hours – nights)

As and when required


We are currently looking for both Day and Out of Hours (sleep in) Sessional Family Support Workers to provide immediate and ongoing support within accommodation services for women, children and young people escaping from domestic violence, homelessness and abuse. You will ensure a safe and secure environment through Personal Support Planning and respond appropriately to the needs of the women and children, enabling them to make informed choices leading to resettlement. 


You will have experience of working with women within a refuge setting and completing assessment tools. You will have knowledge of the support needs and support planning of women and children experiencing violence abuse along with knowledge of legal, statutory, regulatory and good practice requirements applicable to the provision of supported housing. Excellent communication skills and a demonstrate ability to be able to work effectively and supportively as part of a team are requirements of the role.


Closing date:      Ongoing

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 Due to the nature of our work, Schedule 9 (1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies, therefore applications from women only will be considered. 




Sessional Handy Person 

£8.45 per hour

As and when required


We are looking for a Handy Person to join The Haven Wolverhampton on a sessional basis for our busy periods. As a valued member of the Facilities Team you will support the delivery of a high quality customer focused concierge handy-man service.


You will be required to carry out maintenance checks, minor repairs to fixtures and fittings and ground maintenance across our refuge accommodation. Tasks will include minor carpentry and plumbing works, painting, light bulb changing and attending to safety hazards.


You will have good communication skills, work independently and as part of a team and be able to work under pressure.


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All our vacancies are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barred List check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 



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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