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Current Vacancies

Data Officer – Trans Learning Partnership (TLP)

£28,000 FTE, pro rata for 2 days per week, plus pension contribution.
Fixed term post to September 2021 with possible extension (funding dependant).

Spectra CIC have an exciting opportunity for a Data Officer to join our dynamic team. Spectra works with marginalised groups to promote equalities, health and wellbeing and is committed to a peer delivered model of services. This role will be part of the Trans Learning Partnership Programme which will work to create a shared data platform with the 3 other partners – Mermaids, LGBT Foundation and Gendered Intelligence.

Reporting to the TLP Research Coordinator, you will implement a monitoring, verification and evaluation (MVE) platform to host and support data for comparison and benchmarking between the 4 agencies. This will inform service development and delivery to improve services to trans and non-binary (TNB) people.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about trans equalities and wellbeing, have excellent data and analysis skillsets and report drafting.

Applications from trans, non-binary and genderqueer people and people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity are particularly encouraged.

Please find the full job description and application form at the right.

Please complete and return the full application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, 10th September 2020. No CVs please.
Interview date: 14th September 2020.


Spectra Board

Spectra is a Community Interest Company (CIC), incorporated March 2012, with a core purpose of working to improve the choices, health and well-being of communities across London; particularly in relation to their sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and to combat isolation and risk.

Under the steer of its Chief Executive, Karen Skipper, and its Board of Directors, Spectra’s outstanding staff team provide supportive; knowledgeable; non-judgemental services, which are all peer led; meaning they are delivered by people from the communities we work with themselves. Spectra strives in being proactive in identifying the needs of all its clients, and supporting them.

Prior to our incorporation as a CIC, these services were delivered for 16 years under our previous organisational name of West London Gay Men’s Project.
Spectra CIC is also aligned in vision and purpose with its Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) so that we may make a maximum contribution and investment into the communities we serve.

We are now seeking suitably experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join our Board as Directors of the CIC and/or Trustees of Spectra Charity.

If you feel passionately about addressing inequalities and have an ethos aligned to our mission to support and empower people, we would love to hear from you.
You will provide strategic direction for the organisation, in its functions to deliver government and grant funded services; support us in our vision, and provide constructive scrutiny of the Chief Executive, and the work of her staff.

The current Directors and Trustees have recently undertaken a needs analysis based upon our current priority work-streams and the skill-sets our current members possess. As such, there are some specific gaps in expertise identified and priority will be given to individuals who hold such experience and qualifications. In particular we are seeking people with Legal and Financial expertise.

Spectra is based in Ladbroke Grove, and it is expected that you will attend five-meetings (in the evening) and a Board Away Day each year at our offices there. In addition, a monthly commitment (estimated at around 6-hours) will be necessary to best support the work of the charity.

Please find more information of the roles positioned on the right of the page. Applications from people of trans experience and people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity are particularly encouraged.

Application will be by way of a brief CV (maximum two-sides of A4) and a covering letter (again at a maximum of two-sides of A4) detailing your specific expertise along with your reasons for applying.


Volunteer Counsellor (working with LGBTQI+ clients)

Spectra CIC is seeking volunteer counsellors who are as a minimum on their 2nd year of a BACP/UKCP accredited course, and who have the skills to deliver counselling to LGBTQI+ people.

If you feel passionately about addressing health inequalities and have the ability to engage and empower LGBTQI+ people, we would love to hear from you.

You will support the delivery of individual counselling. You will have an excellent understanding of the mental, sexual, and broader health and well-being needs of LGBTQI+ people, and experience of working with people of diverse sexualities and gender identities. Ideally you identify as LGBTQI+.

Applications from people of trans experience and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are particularly encouraged.

Please complete the application form and email to  jobs@spectra-london.org.uk. We will not accept CVs (except applications for the Board).

Application Form


Data Officer (TLP) Job Description


Spectra Board Job Description

Summary of Statutory Duties of the Board


Volunteer Counsellor Role Description




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Spectra CIC is not-for-profit and every pound donated goes directly to front line services