Deputy Manager – Adult team

Basis are looking to recruit a Deputy Manager who will play a crucial role in supporting the Adult Team manager and wider Basis management team to oversee the delivery of intensive support to women in our service offering needs-led, emotional and practical support around accommodation and finance, health and wellbeing, encouragement, family and relationships, accessing services and confidence and self-esteem. The Deputy Manager will not hold a caseload and will be vital in supporting the Service Delivery Manager to manage the team.

The Role includes line managing a small team which is part of the wider Adult Team in Basis alongside supporting the Adult Team Service Delivery Manager in ensuring women receive an exceptional service, and contribute to the strategic development of Basis. The post holder will deputise for the Adult Team Service Delivery Manager in incidents of absence and as and when requested both internally and externally where necessary.

The Adult Outreach team work across Leeds providing services to those who as women and non-binary involved in all aspects of the sex industry and who are sexually exploited.  The team work to Basis’ organisational values, taking a rights-based approach and provide evidence-based services to enable and empower women to access services independently. The team have an established reputation for providing high quality, effective safety advice, information and support, enabling safer working practices.  Services are provided at the office, within the community, on evening outreach and at venues as women determine.


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%), funded external supervision, free parking, significant opportunities to access training and an Employee Assistance package.

We welcome applications from women 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, trans women as well as non-binary as they are currently 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.

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 Jackie.


To apply please download our Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below and return them to Please do not send CVs

Please note that our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form is used for statistical purposes only and will not be used as part of the selection process or linked to the individual. 

Job Description 

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Deadline: 29th November 2023 midday | Interview Date : 6th December 2023

Salary: £32,000  (full time post)


 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.

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.