Location: Remote

💰 Salary: 64k GBP (Full time)

🗓️ Duration: June 2023-February 2024 (fixed term)

👤 Reporting to: Board of Trustees

👤 Accountable for: 10 staff and a community of volunteers

⏲️ DEADLINE: 27 March

We’re looking for a Chief Executive Office (CEO) to cover our CEO’s maternity leave for a 8-9 months fixed term period. The post will begin in June 2023 (start date to be agreed) and will include a handover period with our current CEO at the start and end of the contract.

You will be working alongside our Board, staff and volunteers to ensure Chayn meets the strategic objectives of it’s 2023-25 strategy.

About Chayn

Chayn is an award-winning, open-source collective that leverages technology to empower women against violence and oppression so they can live happier and healthier lives. Chayn started in 2013 to provide survivors of abuse with accurate, diverse and accessible information.

While we’ve been going for nearly 10 years, Chayn was entirely volunteer-led until 2020 when we started to grow our team of paid staff. We are now a core team of 11, with up to 10 supporting contractors working together remotely from all over the world.

Since our beginnings, over half a million people have accessed our award-winning work online, generating 1.2 million page views. Up to 70% of our volunteers are survivors of abuse which means not only are our projects user-centred–they are user-led. We are experts in trauma-informed work and have developed trauma-informed design principles that we apply at every level of the organisation from HR through to user research, through to UX/UI. We are one of the few feminist technology projects tackling gender-based violence while creating and maintaining openly-licensed products and code.

Our products

Some examples of the products and services in our universe:

Products and services for survivors

🌺 Bloom - ****A remote trauma support service, offering video courses and reflective webchat that combine the insights of survivors globally with therapeutic practices to heal from trauma. We currently have partnerships with Bumble and Badoo where we offer their users bespoke Bloom programmes of support.

🧘🏽‍♀️Your Story Matters - A digital companion for survivors of sexual assault with curated content on recovery, the legal reporting process in the UK, and stories of survival and resilience. We aim to inform and empower survivors to make their own choices about the steps they take after assault. Under this project, we also produced a three-part podcast, Less than 2 percent, about the experiences of survivors in the UK who seek help from the legal justice system and the third sector.

📖 Manipulation is abuse - A guide for survivors and allies, to help identify manipulative situations and offer suggestions on ways to deal with them.