Are you passionate about Participatory practice for young people? Can you reach and engage girls and young women who are involved in or affected by criminal exploitation and violence? Do you have strong skills in developing Education, Training and Employment opportunities for young people. Do you have experience of group work facilitation and delivery with young people?
Abianda is a London-based social enterprise that works with girls and young women affected by criminal exploitation and violence and the professionals who support them. We exist to ensure young women are no longer hidden in our communities and live free from harm and abuse. We aim to bring about a culture shift in the way services are delivered to girls and young women, so they can access support that works for them when they need it.
We are looking for a Pastoral Education and Employment Practitioner to join our Participation team. This role is part of a team of three and you will develop key partnerships and provide pastoral, education and employment support to all young women who are engaging with the Participation team as well as rights-based, person-centred advocacy for young women and girls affected by or at risk of criminal exploitation. You will also work with the Participation team to create and deliver group work sessions in addition to our 10-day leadership and development programme Elevate, with a minimum of 20 girls and young women per year using Abianda’s unique model of practice.
● Examples of how you meet the person specification
You can complete the supporting statement in 1 of 4 different ways:
● Word document (no more than 2 sides of A4)
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● Audio recording (no more than 5 mins)
● Video recording (no more than 5 mins)
We will be accepting applications and booking interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible if you are interested in the role, as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early. The deadline for completed applications is 11.59pm Wednesday 4 October.
Due to the work we do, Abianda's roles are subject to an Occupational Requirement on the grounds of the protected characteristic of sex. We are a women’s only employer, and as such this position is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. For the avoidance of doubt, all women including trans women are welcome to apply for and hold such roles, as are non-binary people if the applicant believes that their lived experience aligns with that of women and girls.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, people of colour, the LGBTQ+ community and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
We encourage applications from people from all walks of life, including those who may have had exposure to similar experiences that young women across London are facing including experience of the criminal justice system.
Applications are anonymised before they are shared with the recruitment panel to reduce any bias.