The Pankhurst Trust brings together Manchester Women’s Aid and the Pankhurst Centre. We work together to ensure the story of the women who won the vote continues to inspire us all to challenge gender inequality, and to ensure that those suffering from domestic violence and abuse get the confidential help they need.

62 Nelson Street was the home of the Emmeline Pankhurst and her family and was the place where the first meeting of the Women’s Social and Political Union – the movement which became known as the Suffragettes – took place. Saved from demolition by a grass roots campaign in the 1970s and 1980s, the Pankhurst Centre is now the only heritage site in the U.K. dedicated to telling the story of the Pankhurst family and the story of women’s fight for the right to vote.

Manchester Women’s Aid has over 40 years’ experience in providing vital services to survivors of domestic violence and abuse in Manchester, including refuge accommodation, outreach and education services, and specialist services for marginalised groups.

The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid) is a diverse organisation with c31% of our staff coming from BAME and c12% from LGBT communities. We span the generations with c11% of staff being aged 18-24 and c25% aged 55-64. 11% of staff identify as having a disability.

Our staff, volunteers and service users have taken time to reflect on who we are and what we do when we are at our best. This reflection showed that we can proudly claim to be: 

Courageous by challenging inequalitystepping forward and making change

Affirming by supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters

Generous by sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together

Rooted by being secure in our communities, participating and nurturing a sense of belonging

We currently have a requirement for an ambitious and enthusiastic Human Resources Manager to join us in the next stage of our journey. We are partnering with Castlefield Recruitment who are managing the recruitment process for us, so if you would like to apply for this role please click on the link on this page to forward your CV.


This role has been assessed and confirmed as open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, schedule 9, part 1

The HR Manager will contribute to the effective management and strategic development of the organisation’s key HR systems and provide HR support to the Business Manager and Senior Management Team. The post holder will be a member of the Senior Management Team and contribute to the Business Support function, including organisational performance, IT and communication systems, and health and safety.

To lead on the delivery of an HR strategy that is fully aligned with our values and which delivers:

  • a progressive, agile, dynamic workplace experience and environment which enhances employee engagement and wellbeing
  • a strengthening of the skills and confidence of the Senior Management Team
  • a HR function that delivers our strategic goals and organisational development priorities
  • equality, diversity and inclusion at all levels

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Meet the Consultant

Richard Haggarty

With over 14 years’ senior recruitment experience within the Public and Third Sectors, Richard is a Principal Consultant within the Manchester office for Castlefield. His key areas of focus are; Human Resources & Organisational Development, and Communications & Engagement. Whilst he is based in Manchester Richard recruits nationally and has placed candidates from Advisor to Executive Board level in fixed term, permanent and interim positions.

How to Apply

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