Vacancies

CEO JD FINAL V2.0 February 2020

At Basis our mission is to empower women and young people to stay safe and make positive choices. 

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our successful and award-winning team at Basis Yorkshire with a number of roles being created to both support women directly and stimulate system change.  Our energy for, and commitment to our work makes us a vibrant and resilient organisation with a strong and compassionate workforce.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of women we work with and for, can embrace our core values of respect and trust and will provide unique service through their creative approach.

You’ll need to have:

  • A passion for empowering and enabling women
  • Experience of building and managing successful relationships with external organization’s to effectively support women
  • Relevant experience working directly with women at significant risk of harm.
  • An ability to thrive in an environment that is often challenging and pressurised.

We are looking to appoint:

Chief Executive Officer

Full-Time Post (35 hours per week)

The CEO acts as ambassador for the organisation, building relationships with key stakeholders. Working on behalf of the Board of Trustees they develop and deliver the business plan and business strategy to ensure the ongoing success of Basis Yorkshire. Acting as a figurehead for the charity, they are a positive ambassador with local and national stakeholders and show strong and compassionate leadership for employees, volunteers and beneficiaries. The CEO demonstrates a commitment to evidence based practice (i.e. rights based approach, decriminalisation, trauma informed approach, etc.) in relation to the organisation’s key areas of work, promoting that with partners and key stakeholders. Clear, confident and credible leadership in a politically sensitive area of work is key, alongside driving the adaptability of Basis Yorkshire to continue to meet the needs of the people served by the organisation.

Closing date: 16th March 2020

Interview date: 1st April 2020

For more information and to apply, please complete the below forms taking into account information from the job description and further information below:

For an informal discussion about the role, Please contact Gemma Scire on 0113 2430036

CEO Role Briefing Information 

CEO Job Description

Application-Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (all posts)

Please note applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

Service Co-ordinator

Full-Time Post (35 hours per week)

You will oversee the delivery of services for women sex workers with complex needs, and co-ordinate our work in partnership with key stakeholders, ensuring the services delivered are of a high quality and provided in accordance with best practice. You will provide positive and compassionate leadership to a skilled and dedicated team of Navigation and Support Workers who work across the city of Leeds and in partnership with other organisations.

Closing date: 20th February 2020

Interview date: 25th February 2020

For more information and to apply, please complete the below forms taking into account information from the job description and further information below:

Application-Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (all posts)

Please note applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

Group Work Facilitator

Part Time Post (21 Hours per week)

You Will lead on the development, facilitation, promotion and delivery of group work programmes designed to support positive choices for sex workers in leeds with additional and complex needs. Working with women to co-produce sessions that meet their needs and wishes, you will co-ordinate activities and develop creative approaches to support women on their pathway through services. The role will work alongside those of the Navigation and Support Workers and other specialist roles in the wider team.

Closing date: 20th February 2020

Interview date: 25th February 2020

For more information and to apply, please complete the below forms taking into account information from the job description and further information below:

Application-Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (all posts)

Please note applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

Sessional Outreach Worker

Hours to be confirmed but are all unsociable: night time or early morning- minimum 1 x 4 hour sessions per week which may include weekends  

You will be leading outreach sessions in the Managed Approach Designated Area (Leeds) alongside paid staff and volunteers and dedicated partners (i.e. the Police team) to provide appropriate emotional and practical support to women involved in sex work. You will need to be a confident professional, able to adapt to risk situations, but also able to lead effective outreach interventions to support safer working for women selling sex on street. Speakers of Eastern European languages are particularly welcomed.

Closing date: 20th February 2020

Interview date: 27th February 2020

For more information and to apply, please complete the below forms taking into account information from the job description and further information below:

Application-Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (all posts)

Please note applications received after the closing date will not be considered. 

Basis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. This post will be subject to enhanced DBS check.

In addition to being part of a fun, dynamic and vibrant workforce, we offer a benefits package including flexible working, contributory pension, childcare vouchers and an Employee Assistance package.

If you do need to speak to someone regarding your application you can contact the Basis office on 0113 2430036 or alternatively e-mail: info-basis@basisyorkshire.org.uk

Basis is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and positively encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Because of the nature of the work: this post is open to women only.

Sex discrimination act 1975 exemption S7 (2) (e) applies.

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.