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November 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Current Vacancies

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.

Counsellor (working with LGBTQ+ young people)

£31,166 FTE (pro rata for 2.5 days per week)

Spectra CIC is seeking a qualified counsellor who has the skills and experience to deliver counselling to LGBTQ+ young people (2.5 days p/w).

If you feel passionately about addressing inequalities and have a mission to support and empower people, we would love to hear from you.

You will provide individual counselling, for which you will have an excellent understanding of the mental, sexual, and broader health and well-being needs of LGBTQ+ young people, and experience of working with people of diverse gender identities around complex issues.

You will have a good knowledge and experience of safeguarding, and of linked services. You will maintain and protect client records, reporting monthly to ensure consistent and high-quality therapeutic service delivery.
Spectra’s services are peer delivered, and we are looking for someone with lived LGBTQ+ experience to reflect this ethos in the role.

Please find the full Job Description and application form at the right.

Please complete and return the application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, 27th November 2019. No CVs please.
Interview date: Monday 2nd December 2019.

LGBTQ+ Youth Worker

£27,797 FTE (pro rata for 1 day per week)

Spectra are looking for an experienced, reliable, creative and outgoing individual to promote, lead and support LGBTQ+ young people’s groups in London.

You will liaise between Spectra, youth services, schools and colleges and a range of professionals working with young LGBTQ+ people. You will establish and maintain relationships to promote good mental health and resilience, ensuring quality services to young people.

Within group settings, you will develop and manage recreational and social activities, and encourage young people’s active participation. You are able to offer information and support to young people regarding their relationships, sexuality and gender identity. You may deal with many issues at each session, including offering referrals to other organisations.

You must be able to communicate with a broad range of clients, with diverse identities, and within outreach group settings you must be able to connect quickly and in a non-judgmental way with many different young people and their parents/carers.

You will be confident, knowledgeable of issues faced by LGBTQ+ young people and barriers they face, supportive of them and competent to deliver a high quality, responsive service. You will have a good knowledge and experience of safeguarding, and of linked services.

You will maintain and protect client records, reporting monthly to ensure consistent service delivery.

Spectra’s services are peer delivered, and we are looking for someone with lived LGBTQ+ experience to reflect this ethos in the role.

Please find the full Job Description and application form at the right.

Please complete and return the application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, 9th October 2019. No CVs please.
Interview date: Tuesday 15th October 2019.

Trans/Non-Binary Sessional Social Group Facilitator (working with trans, non-binary and individuals on the trans spectrum)

Sessional pay: £13.53 per hour

Do you want to support other trans spectrum, gender non-conforming or non-binary people, involving them in sharing their skills with others and reducing isolation in a supportive, fun and engaging way?

Would you like to support people to reconnect with the wider community?

If so, this could be for you!

Main Tasks include: Facilitating a monthly peer social group for trans spectrum, gender non-conforming and non-binary identifying individuals. Encouraging service users to share their skills and to bring their ideas for workshops or speakers and ensuring the smooth running of peer led events and activities.

The role is based at Spectra’s office in Ladbroke Grove, and involves working at venues across London, particularly Hammersmith, Hillingdon and Soho.

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.

Spectra’s service are peer delivered, and we are looking for people with lived trans/non-binary experience to reflect this ethos in the role.

The interviews will take place on an invitational basis.

 

Outreach Worker

Sessional pay: £13 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 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.

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 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 of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity are particularly encouraged.
 

Spectra Board Job Description

 

Summary of Statutory Duties of the Board

 

Counsellor LGBTQ+ Young People Job Description

 

Trans/Non-Binary Sessional Social Group Facilitator Job Description

 

Outreach Worker Job Description

 

Volunteer Counsellor Role Description

 

Completed applications to  jobs@spectra-london.org.uk.
Please complete the application form – we will not accept CVs.

Application Form

 

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