Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Practitioner/ Specialist

Basis is looking to appoint a Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Practitioner/ Specialist, who is passionate about offering trauma-informed support to young people who are experiencing or have recently experienced sexual exploitation and/or abuse.  As part of the Basis Young People team, you will work 1 to 1 with young people, offering them specialist emotional and practical support to access services to meet their immediate needs (safety, health, housing), help them recognise their experiences as abuse and exploitation, advocate alongside them (or on their behalf) in meetings, supporting them through the criminal justice process (where they want to) and work with them to overcome the impact of their traumatic experiences.  

The contract for this post will be for 12 months, and will be predominately based at home, with the need for outreach in Bradford. This role will support all genders.

Further information

We are looking for someone who understands how trauma affects people and is able to offer a response that recognises this, is respectful in engagement with clients, colleagues, and with partner agencies and understands the vital importance of trusting relationships. At Basis we work hard to recognise each person as individual, without judgement and tailor support based on their needs. We are looking for someone who works pragmatically and creatively to ensure young people can access the services they need and want (and as they change throughout their engagement with us), who seeks out partnership opportunities to offer further support, who pro-actively and effectively advocates for the individual, challenges stigma and never gives up on someone.

We welcome applications from young people with relevant lived experience, recognising the value in this as well as any transferable skills that may not be mentioned in the person specification. We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, and other women who experience racism and trans (identifying as women) and non-binary as they are currently under-represented within our staff team. All appointments will be are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description and person specification. Find out more about the team here.

Working at Basis means being part of a fun, dynamic and vibrant workforce; we also offer a benefits package including flexible working, contributory pension (4%), significant opportunities to access training, childcare vouchers, funded external supervision and an Employee Assistance package.

If you have any questions about whether you might qualify for the post, we strongly recommend you reach out, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have: please email: or call 0113- 243 0036 and ask to speak to Rebekah Vickers or Amber Wilson

To apply complete the Basis Application Form and Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form (saving them with your initials in the file name) and submit them to Please do not send CVs. 

Job Description: Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Practitioner/ Specialist

Deadline:  27th April 2022 (midday) | Interview date:  4th May 2022

Salary: £22,000-25, 845 FTE (Pro Rata) (depending on level of experience)

You will be based in Leeds and Bradford (in-office work will be COVID-19 dependent) but most of your work will either be in the community or at home. You may need to work unsocial hours. There is some free parking in Leeds 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.

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.