Project and Outreach Assistant (University Student Placement)

Project and Outreach Assistant:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a key individual to join the Team at Basis Yorkshire. The Project Assistant role is a great opportunity for University of Leeds students to gain experience in the charity sector for their Year in Industry placement at a unique, award winning organisation. For more information on the role, please download the Project Assistant Job Description

Basis Yorkshire is a medium sized charity that was founded in 1995 and now operates in different areas of Yorkshire as well. This is a unique opportunity to join a challenging and vibrant organisation, working with women in the sex industry and women and young people who are being sexually exploited. For more information about what Basis Yorkshire does and its values, please visit our website.

We are looking to appoint:

Project Assistant 21 hours/week (12 months) OR 30 hours/week (9 months). (1200 hours)

Please note this role is open to University of Leeds Year 2 students (going into Year 3) who identify as women. 

This role reports to the Business Development and Marketing Manager but also supports both Basis Young People and Basis Sex Work project. The support role includes with awareness raising, marketing and communications, research, logistical and/or administrative support as well as direct support to service delivery with women in the sex industry and women and young people who experience sexual exploitation. It presents a unique learning experience with substantial access to training opportunities during your time with Basis.

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 committed to making a difference to the lives of women and young people who are marginalised and can embrace our core values of respect and trust and will support us in providing a unique service through their creative approach.

You will be based in Leeds and may need to work unsocial hours (max 1 /month).

Please send CV and Cover Letter to

We kindly ask that you support the monitoring of our Equal Opportunities by completing an Equal-Opportunities-Monitoring-Form. This information will be kept strictly confidential. It will not be seen or used during the selection process and will be used for statistical monitoring only. If you prefer not to fill it out this will not be held against you in the application.

Application Deadline: 24th April Midday

Interview date: 29th or 30th April (in person preferred but can be online)

Your letter should indicate:

– why you would like to be considered for this role

– what you hope to achieve during your year at Basis

Please note this post is only reimbursed for daily expenses (@£12.50)/day


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

If you do need to speak to someone regarding your application you can contact the Basis office on 0113 2430036 or alternatively e-mail:

Basis is committed to quality, equality and valuing diversity. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

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.