News

Seeking a treasurer!

Are you an accountant or know someone who is? We’re seeking a new treasurer to join our board of trustees from September!

We are looking for an accountant to act as trustee and treasurer, providing support to the staff on bookkeeping and payroll issues, budgets and financial reports, annual accounts, as well as advising the board of trustees on financial matters.

Working as a trustee will enable you to use your professional skills to support KairosWWT’s important work.

Please email Diane at chair@kairoswwt.org.uk if you are interested or would like further details.

We’re hiring!

We are currently recruiting for the role of:

Project Worker (Prison in-reach and floating support)
37 hours per week –  £26,236 p.a.

We are seeking a female Project Worker with a proven track record in holistic, person-centred support. The successful candidate will bring prior experience working with vulnerable women, and superb organisational skills to co-ordinate service delivery. They will be an excellent communicator, with advocacy experience and comfortably able to supervise our day and evening sessions.

Download an application pack here:

Project Worker Job Description and Person Specification

Employment Application Form

The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 s7 (2) (e) applies to these posts. This is a short-term contract to April 2018, however this is subject to extension should additional funding be secured within the term of the post.

Please note applications for this post are now closed.

 

Send us your toiletries!

We’re running low on toiletries here at the Kairos office. Could you help?

Items like shampoo and shower gel are some of the most requested items when women come to us for help, and are a small but vital way you can support us. Some women are homeless, staying in emergency accommodation or shelters, and very few can afford the basic necessities. Why not take advantage of a buy one get one free offer, and bring us the spare?

The following items would be really useful:

  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Conditioner
  • Sanitary items (tampons, pads etc)
  • Deodorant

You can bring items to our office which is based at:

St Peter’s Centre, Charles Street, Hillfields, Coventry, CV1 5NP

Ask at reception for Kairos, or if we’re not in there will be a box at reception for you to leave items in.

Thank you so much!

The Diaspora Project has finally landed!

Diaspora
dʌɪˈasp(ə)rə/
“the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland.”
Dear friends, The Diaspora Project has finally landed!

Diaspora is our first project designed specifically to cater to the complex needs of our growing migrant worker population.

Our spotlight is focused on bridging the language and culture gap through the use and support of interpreter’s, translated material on UK rights, healthcare and personal safety. Our aim is to meet the needs our migrant service users who wish to exit sex work in the UK and to support them to build better futures for themselves and their families.

The Diaspora volunteer initiative has enabled us to offer interpreting services at our evening drop in sessions and outreaches. It has also allowed for us to provide these services as and when they are required during our day time floating support appointments.

At present Diaspora mainly caters to the growing Romanian population of on street sex workers, but Diaspora is a fluid project that will evolve and grow to meet the needs of the women we support, regardless of nationality.

We look forward to sharing updates with you as we learn and grow as this project develops.

As part of the launch we decided to put on a delicious spread of traditional Romanian food at our evening drop in. 

Great Opportunities with KairosWWT

vacancies

At KairosWWT, we look to work with people who:

  1. listen and make a real effort to understand the views and experiences that differ from their own
  2. work hard, persevere when faced with obstacles and demonstrate dedication to the cause
  3. demonstrate belief in others…and in second chances
  4. provide encouragement and help to others; offering reassurance and building confidence and giving assistance when needed
  5. prioritise concern for the well-being of others
  6. bring people together, build positive relationships and create a sense of unity
  7. are sociable, have a sense of humour and value collaboration
  8. are flexible and ready to adapt approaches to respond to need
  9. value kindness and honesty in the workplace
  10. accept that we all make mistakes and value learning from others

It’s the people that make KairosWWT the organisation it is. We recruit women who are caring, inclusive and adaptable. We strive to cultivate a community that fosters unity, belonging and job-satisfaction and we aim to help our community make the best of their talents.  We are influenced by character and attitude when we recruit as much as anything else.

We are currently seeking the following posts:

Operations Manager (20 Hours)

Project Worker (37 Hours)

Project Worker (22 Hours)

Kairos Women Working Together (WWT) believes in the value and dignity of all women and aim to increase the life-chances, choices and wellbeing of women caught up in prostitution, affected by or at risk of sexual exploitation in Coventry

Our Mission is to support and collaborate with women focusing on safety, stability and self-belief.

We embed our work in the values of respect, understanding, collaboration, choice and support.

Post Details

Operations Manager

20 hours, £15,313 pro rata (£28,699 pa full time)

Fixed-term contract: until February 2018

We are seeking a female Operations Manager with project management experience, experience of operational and personnel management as well as a commitment to empathetic social justice. The successful candidate will be experienced in co-ordinating service delivery, managing multiple projects simultaneously, line managing staff and co-ordinating monitoring and evaluation processes across an organisation.

Please download the application pack here: Application Pack Operations ManagerApplication Form

Project Worker (Feeling Safe Project)

22 hours, £16,068 pro rata (£27,023 pa full time)

Fixed-term contract: until February 2018

We are seeking a female Project Worker with a proven track record of supporting vulnerable young women (18-24) to support our expanding Feeling Safe Project. The Feeling Safe Project helps young women to recognise sexual exploitation, identify risks and seek help when needed and the project offers 1-1 support, information and guidance, peer group workshops and social activities and an educational programme.

The successful candidate will have a background in advocacy and support, experience of facilitating groups and a sound understanding of the issues affecting young women.

This post is funded by the Heart of England Jumping Through Hoops Fund

Please download the application pack here: Application Pack Project Worker (Feeling Safe)Application Form

Project Worker

37 hours,  (£27,023 pa)

Start date 1st March 2017

Fixed-term contract: until February 2018

We are seeking a female Project Worker with a proven track record of supporting vulnerable women to co-ordinate our STEPS and Diaspora services. Our STEPS programme aims to meet personal development needs of our service-users as they move towards self-reliance and independence through training, volunteering and mentoring programmes.   Our recently launched Diaspora Project aims to respond to the specific needs of women coming to the UK for the purpose of prostitution.

The successful candidate will bring prior experience working with vulnerable women, and superb organisational skills to co-ordinate service delivery. They will be an excellent communicator, with advocacy experience and comfortably able to supervise our day and evening sessions.

Please download the application pack here: Application Pack Project WorkerApplication Form

All roles require:

  1. regular evening and occasional weekend work
  2. a DBS check
  3. a full driving licence
  4. use of a car a
  5. an unrestricted right to work in the UK

Funded by The National Lottery through the Reaching Communities Fund

The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 s7 (2) (e) applies to these posts.

For further information please contact Lucia Leon: lucia@kairoswwt.org.uk

Closing date for all applications is 5.00pm on Monday 5th December 2016.

The second stage of selection will take place on Friday 16th December and will take the form of an assessment day, involving a group assessment followed by individual interviews.  

If you are interested in more than one vacancy, please submit separate application forms.