Adult Sexual Health Outreach Worker (Maternity Cover)

At Basis our mission is to empower women and girls to stay safe and make positive choices

We are looking to appoint as Maternity cover:-

An Adult Sexual Health Outreach Worker

Part time Post (28 hours per week)

Initially for six months

Salary: £23,420 per annum pro rata


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a key individual to join our organisation in successfully delivering a service as part of our team, providing outreach services to women and those identifying as women across the sex industry in Leeds.

Building on over 25 years of experience, Basis delivers evidence-based outreach and support services to street and indoor sex workers, with the aim of promoting health, safety and enabling women to make their own choices. We play an important role in leading the development of best practice in our field and have recently won a GSK Kings Fund IMPACT Award. Our energy for and commitment to our work makes us a vibrant and resilient organisation.  You will be involved with well-developed partnership working with Leeds Sexual Health services and the Police, primarily focussed on safer working practices.  This involves the provision of sexual health supplies, advice and testing, along with welfare visits for migrant women and ensuring that women are able to report crimes committed against them.  You’ll be working in the community, in the 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, some of whom are extremely vulnerable, 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 girls
  • Experience of building and managing successful relationships with external organisations
  •  Experience working in the women’s, sexual health or sex work sector.
  • 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 and the work will include some unsocial hours during the evening and weekends.

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 contributory pension and childcare vouchers.


If you do need to speak to someone regarding your application you can contact the Basis office on 0113 2430036 or alternatively e-mail:

Please download an application pack at the bottom of this page.

The closing date for applications is: Friday 10th November 5pm


Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 21st November 2017

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form SHO Worker Maternity Cover

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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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Company Limited by Guarantee No. 6192097

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