We are looking to appoint someone who is passionate about advocating for sex workers who are considering or ready to transition into training, volunteering or alternative employment.
Working as part of the team supporting women supporting women to access, navigate engage with services, making appropriate referrals for women who require holistic emotional and/or practical support and providing intensive 1-2-1 work as well as group work with the aim of accessing employment training or volunteering. Key to this role is building skills, addressing the stigma and discrimination faced by women and the impact this has on their confidence as well as removing any other barriers to enter the employment market. The role will also involve liaising with key agencies offering direct access employment opportunities to people who are likely to face additional barriers.
We are looking for someone who understands how trauma affects people and is able to offer a trauma – informed response, 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 women 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 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 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.
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.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.