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

We are currently recruiting for a number of positions:

Summer Intern (click on the link for more info)

Unpaid post (expenses only) 3 day/s week

Outreach  Worker – Sexual Exploitation

The STAGE Project:  Support to Overcome Trauma for Adult Survivors of Grooming and Sexual Exploitation

Part-time Post (28 hours per week)

Salary: £24,990 per annum pro rata (previous applicants need not apply)

Adult Outreach Worker –ISVA

Full time Post (35 hours per week)

Salary: £24,990 per annum

Another exciting opportunity has arisen for key individuals to join 2 new initiatives to expand our support to women in Leeds and surrounding areas. Our new regional partnership will be focusing on identifying women who have or are experiencing sexual exploitation.  We are also starting a specialist IVSA project funded by the Ministry of Justice to improve the response to women who have experienced sexual violence.

Basis Yorkshire is an award winning small charity that was founded in 1986 and now operates across Yorkshire. This is a unique opportunity to join a challenging and vibrant organisation, working with women and young people who are involved in sex work or being sexually exploited. For more information about what Basis Yorkshire does and its values, please visit our website.

Our energy for and commitment to our work makes us a vibrant and resilient organisation with a strong and compassionate workforce.  You’ll be working in the community, in Basis’ offices and women’s own homes, flexibly providing services that they need, where they want them.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of women and young people, can embrace our core values of respect and trust and will support us in providing a unique service through their creative approach.

You will need to have:

  • A passion for empowering and enabling women and young people
  • Experience of building and managing successful relationships with external organisations to effectively support women and young people
  • Relevant experience working directly with women and young people at significant risk of harm.
  • An ability to thrive in an environment that is often challenging and pressurised.
  • A full, clean UK driving licence and use of car.

You will be based in the Leeds area with regional travel at times and may need to work unsocial hours.

Interviews will be held on 11th July 2019 for STAGE Caseworker post and 16th July ISVA post.

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:

The closing date for applications is midnight 30th June 2019 for both posts, please note applications received after this time will not be considered.

Basis is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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.

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Basis Yorkshire, 94 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN