Sexual Exploitation Specialist (16+)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two key individuals to join the team at Basis Yorkshire as a Sexual Exploitation Specialist (16+). You will be providing bespoke trauma informed 1-1 and group work for women who have experienced, or who are experiencing sexual exploitation. 

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.

How to Apply

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


Deadline:     Monday 6th May 2024 (Midnight)                 Interview dates:     Thursday 16th May 2024

Salary:          £28,495 pro rata

Contract:      Role 1:  28 hrs (3 year contract)   Actual Salary: £22,796

               Role 2: 21 hrs maternity cover (until April 2025)   Actual Salary:  £17,097      


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 young people who have experienced or are experiencing child sexual exploitation, 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, those who experience racism and those from the LGBTQ+ community  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 and may need to work some 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, 35 hour full time week.

Please contact Rebekah Vickers-Patel (Young People’s Service Manager) at or 07498 243318 if you would like more information or have questions regarding your application.

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.