Work with us

Abianda is an innovative, equalities focused organisation, with passionate and committed staff. 

 

We are a team of 18 women with practitioners delivering services for young women across London. We also offer paid opportunities for young women to develop sector skills and improve employment prospects and opportunities.

We are currently recruiting for:

Please read below for more details on each role.

Head of Safeguarding and Participation

  • Can you bring about systems change for a small and innovative social enterprise to support our work with young women who are affected by ‘gangs’ and county line activity?

  • Do you have extensive safeguarding experience with a robust legislative knowledge across child protection, modern day slavery, policing and crime, and other areas relevant to our work?

  • Are you an inspiring leader who can design an ambitious vision to embed our participatory principles across the layers of our organisation?

If this sounds like you, then read on!

We are looking for an inspirational leader to join our Senior Management team. The key elements of the role include; spearheading external systems change, embedding our participatory and equality principles in every layer of the organisation and holding the designated Lead Safeguarding Officer role for Abianda. The role also involves managing a small team of Senior Practitioners and/or Operational Leads who focus specifically on systems change and contextual safeguarding. 

This is a full-time role, provisionally for 12 months, with the hope of extending the contract subject to funding. You will be expected to work from the Abianda office on certain days, but some working from home and flexible working provisions can be arranged. 

If you'd like to read more about the role, please see the full job description here.

 

To apply please download and complete our application form (no CVs please) and our criminal record self-disclosure form, and send to hello [at] abianda.com. Please also download and complete our equal opportunities form (although this is optional).

Deadline for completed applications is 11.59pm Sunday 10th October

Interviews will be held on 2 November.

Clinical Supervisors

  • Are you a solution-focused therapist?

  • Could you provide monthly support to a team of women who provide intensive case work support to young women and girls affected by gangs and county lines?

  • Do you have the skills and experience to hold a pivotal role in supporting the wellbeing of our dedicated team?

We are looking for an experienced clinical supervisor to support our hardworking team. We are open to sharing responsibilities between two or more supervisors.

 

Our team is diverse in identity and the skills and expertise they bring to their work. All are passionate, reflective and committed to the values of the organisation. The young women we work with experience acute harm and risk, including sexual and domestic violence, criminal and sexual exploitation as well as systemic inequality and oppression. Our team tirelessly supports young women around the multiple and complex needs arising from these traumatic experiences.

If you'd like to read more about the role, please see the full job description here.

 

We are hoping to recruit as soon as possible. If you would like to get involved, please email sam[at]abianda.com with your CV and a cover letter explaining briefly your interest in this opportunity, preferred ways of working and hourly fee (500 words max.).

Deadline for applications is 11.59pm Monday 4th October

Interviews will be held week commencing 14 October. 

Board Members

  • Would you like to join a strong Board working to support young women?

  • Do you have experience in finance?

  • Can you support the sustainability and wellbeing of a small non-profit social enterprise?

Abianda is looking for new Board members. We are an innovative, equalities focused organisation, with passionate and committed staff. You will utilise your expertise to support the organisation's growth, well-being and sustainability. You will be expected to attend quarterly meetings and be willing to represent the voices of the young women and girls we work with. As an Abianda Board member, you'll have the opportunity to have a significant impact on a small non-profit organisation and be a part of an amazing team working to change systems and structures to keep young women safe. This is a voluntary role. 

 

Please read the role description for more information.

 

To apply to join Abianda’s Board of Directors, please email your CV and a cover letter (max 500 words), explaining the skills and experiences you bring and how your values align with Abianda’s, to hello[at]abianda.com (with ‘Abianda Board application’ in the subject line). There is no deadline for this recruitment process. We will be reviewing applications as they arrive.

Abianda people

  • Have a passion for social justice and equality

  • Have compassion for young women and girls

  • Are willing to relinquish power to service users and to work collaboratively with them

  • Are reliable, loyal, respectful and responsive to young women and our organisation

  • Are committed to Abianda’s principles and our model of working with gang-affected young women and girls

What our team has to say about working at Abianda

  • “I think it’s just amazing to see a young person go from needing you, to chairing her own meetings, to really owning her choices and her decisions and knowing exactly what she wants. And I think the way we do that is very unique.”
  • “It’s such a unique environment to be around as a woman.”

Please note

  • Abianda is a women’s only employer, and as such positions are exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010. 

  • We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBT+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.

  • We welcome applications from people from all walks of life, including those who may have had exposure to similar experiences that young women across London are facing.

  • We will not consider CVs. Please do not submit these with, or in place of, an application form.