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People of trans experience and people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are particularly welcomed to join our team.

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October 27 @ 3:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Halfway To Heaven, WC2N 4JF

HIV Testing & Free Condoms @ Ealing Lido

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ealing Lido Centre, W13 9LA

HIV Testing & Free Condoms @ Brunel University

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Brunel University Meeting House, UB8 2DE

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There are many ways you to get involved with Spectra from jobs, keeping upto date with our news, donating, volunteering your time through to working for us.

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Are you interested in working for Spectra See our vacancies below and apply online as detailed.

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Want to make a donation to our work and service? We would be very grateful for any contribution you make. Spectra is a not for profit organisation and all donations will fund services directly.

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We are an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from everyone and currently particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity applicants, members of the trans, non-binary and gender-questioning communities; and those with additional language skills to work across all our services including services specific to these target groups.

Please complete the application form and email to jobs@spectra-london.org.uk. We will not accept CVs (unless otherwise specified).

Application Form  Diversity Monitoring Form

If you need assistance reading or completing this form, please ask us for help.


Trainee Trans Health Advocates

£25,000 pro rata (1 day per week, 7 hours 12 minutes per day)

Spectra’s new Trans Health Advocacy Service is looking for a Trainee Advocate. You’ll work alongside our experienced Advocacy Lead to develop the London-based service and amplify the voices of trans and nonbinary people in healthcare settings.

If you’re a confident communicator and compassionate listener with a passion for challenging healthcare inequality, this is the role for you!

Main Tasks include: client-based advocacy casework helping trans and nonbinary people develop informed plans, challenge decisions, and navigate pathways to improve mental and physical healthcare access. Also administrative work supporting service development, co-developing trans health resources, co-facilitating workshops on UK trans healthcare, and training in mental health skills including suicide prevention and independent health advocacy.

Transfeminine people and/or people of colour are especially encouraged to apply.

Please find the full job description here.

Trainee Advocate Role Description

Please complete and return the application form and diversity monitoring form, including the personal statement, before Noon, 19th November 2021. No CVs please.

NB this is an active recruitment. Spectra will review applications as we receive them and interview candidates that match our requirements, appointing immediately if they are successful.


Trans Person of Colour (TPoC) Project Coordinator (Trans Learning Partnership)

£32,000 FTE plus pension contribution, full-time post.

Spectra CIC is seeking a project coordinator for the new exciting Trans Person of Colour (TPoC) project run by Trans Learning Partnership.

You will develop and support the active involvement of trans people with lived experience of racial inequalities into the Trans Learning Partnership. This will involve solution-generating and capacity-building for trans people of colour and leading on the design and implementation of participatory data collection.

Applications from people of trans/NB/gender-queer experience and people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity are particularly encouraged.

Please find the full job description here.

TPoC Project Coordinator Role Description

Please complete and return the application form and diversity monitoring form, including the personal statement, before Noon, 1st October 2021. No CVs please. Interview dates: 7th/8th, October 2021

NB this is an active recruitment. Spectra will review applications as we receive them and interview candidates that match our requirements, appointing immediately if they are successful.


Outreach Worker

Sessional pay: £13.53 per hour

Do you have the confidence to approach strangers and discuss a subject that’s probably the last thing on their minds?

Yes!

Then you can help people make healthier choices about their health and well-being, including their sexual health and well-being, mental health and issues around gender. You will be given training in this and more, and as a community tester for our peer-led HIV & STI testing service.

The role is based at Spectra’s office in Ladbroke Grove, and involves working across London, particularly North West and South West boroughs.

The posts are for sessional work. Shifts take place at various times – weekday/weekends, daytime and evening with plenty of options of when to work. Please find more details in the job description.

Outreach Worker Role Description

Please complete and return the application form and diversity monitoring form, including the personal statement. No CVs please.The interviews will take place on an invitational basis.


Trans (including Non-Binary) Social Group Facilitators

Sessional pay: £13.53 per hour

Do you want to support other trans people, involving them in sharing their skills with others and reducing isolation in a supportive, fun and engaging way?

Would you like to support trans people to reconnect with the wider community, access support and workshops and meet other people?

If so, this could be for you!

Main Tasks include: Co-facilitating a monthly peer social group for trans and non-binary individuals. Encouraging service users to share their skills, thoughts, experiences and to bring their ideas for workshops or speakers and ensuring the smooth running of events and activities.

The role involves working at venues across London as well as online.

The posts are for sessional work; Sessions take place at various times – weekday/weekends, daytime and evening with plenty of options of when to work. Minimum commitment of 6 hours per month required.

Please find more details in the job description.

Social Group Facilitator Role Description

Please complete and return the application form and diversity monitoring form by 29 October, 2021. No CVs please. The interviews will take place on an invitational basis.


Volunteer Counsellor (working with LGBTQI+ clients)

Spectra CIC is seeking volunteer counsellors who are as a minimum on a Level 4 Equivalent counselling course, are a member of a recognised governing body i.e BACP/UKCP and who have the skills to deliver counselling to LGBTQI+ people.

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

You will support the delivery of individual counselling service, seeing 4 clients a week. 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+.

Spectra will provide you with case management support and bi-weekly group supervision on Fridays.

Volunteer Counsellor Role Description

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 below.

Spectra Board Job Description

Summary of Statutory Duties of the Board

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 a Level 4 Equivalent counselling course, are a member of a recognised governing body i.e BACP/UKCP and who have the skills to deliver counselling to LGBTQI+ people.

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

You will support the delivery of individual counselling service, seeing 4 clients a week. 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+.

Spectra will provide you with case management support and bi-weekly group supervision on Fridays.

Volunteer Counsellor Role Description

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