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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

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

 

Counselling Manager (Clinical Lead)

£35,500 plus pension contribution. 5 days per week.
*Active recruitment (see below)

Spectra CIC is seeking a Counselling Manager who will lead the counselling teams at Spectra. If you feel passionately about mental well-being and addressing inequalities and have a mission to support and empower people, we want to hear from you.

You will provide oversight of Spectra’s counselling service and development of this provision. You will manage the counselling that is delivered, ensuring high quality services and relationships are forged across all Spectra’s teams – young people, sexual health, trans and non-binary.

You will have an excellent experience and understanding of the mental, sexual and broader health and well-being needs of LGBTQI+ people, safeguarding, confidentiality and sensitivity.

Spectra’s services are peer delivered so we encourage applications from people with lived experience in the areas we deliver – LGBTQI+, HIV, BAME.

Spectra is London based.

Please read the job description and use the application form to apply.

Please complete and return the full application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, 23th April*. No CVs please.
*This is an active recruitment. Spectra will review applications as we receive them and will interview candidates that match our requirements, appointing before the closing date if they are successful. Do not therefore wait to submit your application form until the closing date, but submit as early as possible.

Counselling Manager JD

 

Independent Health Advocate

£31,200 p/a plus pension contribution

Spectra CIC is seeking an Independent Health Advocate to work with our trans and non-binary (TNB) service users. If you feel passionately about addressing inequalities and have a mission to support and empower people, we want to hear from you.

This is an exciting new post at Spectra and you will set up and manage a new TNB health advocacy service, with support from Galop. You will maintain an agreed caseload of TNB people who have experienced barriers in accessing health care services, providing people with information, advocacy, and support in an empowerment-based manner, developing relationships with other providers and professionals. You will also provide management support to a trainee advocate once the service is established, who will be someone with lived TNB experience wanting to work in this area.

You will have relevant advocacy qualifications and/or experience.

Spectra’s services are peer delivered so we strongly encourage applications from people with lived experience of being trans/non-binary.

Spectra is based in Ladbroke Grove, though currently delivering via online platforms and home working is therefore essential. Face to face appointments will be offered post Covid-19 and the postholder will need to be prepared to travel within London for these.

Please read the job description and use the application form to apply.

Please complete and return the full application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, 11th April 2021. No CVs please.
Interview date: Week commencing 19th April 2021.

Independent Health Advocate JD

 

Spectra (GMI Partnership) HIV Prevention Support Worker (West London)

£28,950 FTE pro rata for 21 hours per week, plus pension contribution

Spectra is seeking an HIV Prevention Support Worker for our exciting new outreach and testing programme, delivered with our GMI Partnership and Doctors of the World project.

You will deliver targeted sexual health information and HIV testing (training provided) from a mobile bus. You will have an excellent understanding of the sexual and broader health and well-being needs of migrant communities and minority groups. You will be confident to offer information, answer questions and carry out HIV testing for people from the bus (training provided). You will work with colleagues at our partner agencies to deliver this service.

Spectra’s services are peer delivered and are based in Ladbroke Grove, however outreach will take place across London for this role, from the mobile bus.

Applications from migrants and people of Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity are particularly encouraged.

Please read the job description and use the application form to apply. You must have Category B driving license suitable for the mobile clinic bus.

Please complete and return the full application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, 11th April 2021. No CVs please.
Interview date: Week commencing 19th April 2021.

GMI Partnership HIV Prevention Support Worker JD

Research Coordinator – Trans Learning Partnership

£36,000 – £40,000 p/a according to experience, plus pension contribution. Full time post. Job share options considered.
*Active recruitment (see below)

Spectra, on behalf of the Trans Learning Partnership (TLP), have an exciting opportunity for a Research Coordinator to join our dynamic partnership team (home working negotiable).

The TLP is a unique partnership of 4 community members, 2 academics at the University of Nottingham and Goldsmiths University, University of London; and 4 trans service organisations – Spectra, Gendered Intelligence, LGBT Foundation, Mermaids.

The ideal candidate will be suitably academically qualified, knowledgeable about trans issues, passionate about equalities, committed to working in an inclusive, collaborative and participatory style. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience of writing research grant bids.

This post is ideal for a researcher interested in the field of gender identity with some expertise in successful grant writing who wishes to increase their knowledge and experience in this area working closely with the trans community and senior academics in this field.

We value the importance of representation and seek to diversify our workforce, and so actively encourage applications from eligible BPOC candidates.

Please read the job description and use the application form to apply.

Please complete the application form, including the personal statement and diversity monitoring form by Noon, 1st May*. We do not accept CVs or incomplete applications.

*This is an active recruitment. Spectra will review applications as we receive them and will interview candidates that match our requirements, appointing before the closing date if they are successful. Do not therefore wait to submit your application form until the closing date, but submit as early as possible.

TLP Research Coordinator JD

 

Young People’s Sexual Health Coordinator (Merton)

£30,555 pa, full time post for maternity cover, starting Summer 2021 (negotiable)
*Active recruitment process

Spectra have an exciting opportunity for an experienced health professional to join our dynamic team as part of maternity cover arrangements. Spectra works with marginalised groups to promote equalities, health and wellbeing. Spectra is committed to a peer delivered model of services.

Working in Merton, South West London, the ideal candidate will be an engaging champion of young people, able to focus on sexual health and relationships, and have experience of delivering services to young people. You will have excellent communication skills, be an open, friendly and non-judgemental professional, committed to supporting young people develop to their full potential, access services and take control over their health and well-being.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, your role will lead and deliver young people’s sexual health outreach services in Merton on behalf of Spectra.

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

Please read the job description and use the application form to apply.

Please complete and return the full application form, including the personal statement, by Noon, Monday 10th May*. We do not accept CVs or incomplete applications.

*This is an active recruitment. Spectra will review applications as we receive them and will interview candidates that match our requirements, appointing before the closing date if they are successful. Do not therefore wait to submit your application form until the closing date, but submit as early as possible.

Young People’s Sexual Health Coordinator (Merton) JD

 

 

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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