Influencing Change Worker (Housing)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a key individual to join the Basis Yorkshire team The role primarily involves facilitating a network for frontline practitioners working to End Homelessness for Women in Leeds through sharing of evidence of practice and  advocating for change and improved pathways with statutory and third sector partners.  In this role you will also work closely with Leeds Women’s Aid and Together Women Project as well as representing the Frontline Network to end Homeless for women in Leeds.

Basis Yorkshire within a harm reduction and trauma-informed ethos and supports the decriminalization of sex work. We believe strongly in the power of partnership and the influence of peers.

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 that works hard to end stigma, create safety and supports empowerment for women who are involved in sex work or being sexually exploited and young people who are sexually exploited and abused. For more information about what Basis Yorkshire does and its values, please visit our website.

We are looking to appoint:-

Influencing Change Worker (Housing)

14 hrs per week 

Salary:£ 27,139 –  £28,715 pro rata

The closing date for applications is midday Monday19th September, please note applications received after this time will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Friday 23rd September 2022.

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.

In addition to being part of a fun, dynamic and vibrant workforce, we offer a benefits package including:

  • Funded external monthly 1 to 1 supervision or coaching
  • 27 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays (England)
  • Contributory pension (4%)
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance package
  • Free parking (or reimbursed)

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 largely be based in Leeds (in-office work will be COVID-19 dependent) and may need to work unsocial hours occasionally.

Basis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. This post will be subject to enhanced DBS check.

Please feel free to contact Amber Wilson at or ring 07940414141 if you would like to have an informal conversation about the role or have questions regarding your application.

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 and Person Specification

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.