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Working at Kairos
It’s an exciting time to work at Kairos, as we grow and develop to meet the needs of the women we support. We’re embedding best practices into our work, putting lived experience at the heart of all we do, and are looking for new premises to call our home. We’ve got a clear vision for our future and a 3 year strategy to guide our way.
The work we do can be tough. It’s important that all staff working at Kairos build their resilience, have strong boundaries, and take good care of themselves. As an employer, we genuinely prioritise staff wellbeing. From lunches together to spending time outside in the garden to trying out new self-care practices, we’re always thinking of ways to look after each other and ourselves. All frontline practitioners receive external clinical supervision, have regular support and supervision sessions with the Team Manager, and take part in group reflective practice sessions. Everyone has access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which provides telephone advice on a wide range of issues and access to confidential personal counselling. All staff benefit from a paid wellbeing hour every week and every year we all take a well deserved paid wellbeing break between Christmas and New Year. Everyone encourages each other within the team; as the saying goes “Empowered women empower women”.
We offer a flexible working environment. As a women’s organisation with an all female team, we understand that our staff may have caring responsibilities or are studying outside of work. For frontline practitioners, the roles are very much about being out and about in the community or at our women’s hub, which means there is a fair bit of flexibility in terms of how individuals manage their hours and it’s generally possible to fit these around other commitments. Administrative tasks can often be completed at home.
We value professional and personal development and encourage all staff to take advantage of the many training opportunities available.
We recently reviewed our annual leave allowance and have improved this; staff are now entitled to 25 days annual leave, rising by a day with each year of service, up to 30 days. This is pro rated for part-time staff. We also have Bank Holidays off .
We’ve also reviewed our salaries and increased these. Frontline staff will now receive a pay rise after their first year in service.
Support and Advocacy Practitioner (PT 30 hours per week)
The Support and Advocacy Practitioner provides woman-centered, trauma-informed, holistic support to women who face multiple disadvantage who are subject to or at risk of sexual exploitation. They play a vital role in the delivery of our services by supporting women to increase their safety, stability, self-belief, and self-reliance, primarily though the delivery of 1-2-1 practical and emotional support and advocacy, group work facilitation, provision of outreach and drop-in, and delivery of awareness raising sessions in the community, in and around Coventry.
The Support and Advocacy Practitioner will be mainly based within our Feeling Safe Service.
Our Feeling Safe service supports young women aged 18-25. Many have been subjected to childhood sexual exploitation (CSE) and some have transitioned from children’s services. Some continue to be exploited as adults or are at risk of further exploitation. Some are young women at risk of exploitation because they face multiple disadvantage and have ‘complex’ unmet needs.
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The Application Process
We’re trying to make applying to work with us more accessible to a wider range of women. We welcome applications from women from diverse backgrounds, disabled women, and women with caring responsibilities. We especially welcome applications from women with lived experience and don’t see a previous criminal record as a barrier to applying. Several of our amazing team members have come to us without the exact criteria listed on our person specification, and that’s ok. We are far more interested in someone’s capability to do the role and their values, than a list of qualifications. So, if you think you have what it takes to do the job, don’t hesitate to apply and simply tell us why you’d be a great fit.
You are warmly invited to contact us ahead of making an application, to discuss the role informally. Equally, you are welcome to attend a recruitment drop-in day to meet some of the team, talk about the role and what you could bring to it, and get a sense of what Kairos is all about.
You can apply to us by filling in and submitting our application form, sending in a CV and cover letter, or even recording and sending in a video application.
Please click the link below to download our Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form:
Recruitment Drop-in Afternoon:
Please feel free to drop-in to our Recruitment Open Afternoon, on Thursday 18th January from 2pm – 6pm. It is an opportunity to meet staff, ask questions and get to know who we are and what we do.
You do not need to book a time, but if you have any questions, please contact Hannah Coban, Head of Service Delivery, at email@example.com
Closing Date: Monday 29th January at 10am.
Interview Date: 8th and 9th February.
Please feel free to contact Hannah Coban, Head of Service Delivery, at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or arrange an informal chat about the role prior to applying.
Please send any completed applications, CVs/cover letters etc. to Hannah at the email address above.