Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Practitioner/Specialist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a key individual to join the Young Person’s team at Basis Yorkshire. Working within a harm reduction and trauma-informed ethos, you will be supporting young people to effectively safeguard them and reduce the risk of further exploitation, providing intensive 1-2-1 work within a multi agency approach. 

Basis Yorkshire is an award-winning charity that was founded in 1995 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.

We are looking to appoint:-

Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Practitioner/ Specialist:

17.5 hrs per week 

Salary: £22,000-25 pro rata

The closing date for applications is midday Wednesday 4th May, please note applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th May.

Our energy for and commitment to our work makes us a vibrant and resilient organisation with a strong and compassionate workforce.  We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference to the lives of women who have complex needs, can embrace our core values of respect and trust and will support us in providing a unique service through their creative approach.

Basis is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian backgrounds, and other women who experience racism, and Trans (identifying as women) and non-binary people as they are currently under-represented within our staff team. Equally we encourage applications from experts by experience. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

You will be based in Leeds (in-office work will be COVID-19 dependent) and may need to work unsocial hours. There is some free parking but parking near the office will also be reimbursed.

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 (4%), childcare vouchers, funded external supervision 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:

Job Applications (using the Application Forms and the Equal Opportunities Form below, saved with your initials in the file names) can be sent to: (no CVs please),

Job Description 

Application Form 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

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.