Location: Remote

💰 Salary: £55k (pro rata)

⏰ Hours: 21-30 hours a week (open to negotiation) [30 hours/week is full time at Chayn]

🗓️ Duration: 12 months, strong possibility for extension

👤 Reporting to: CEO

⏲️ DEADLINE: 28 March 2023

We’re looking for a confident, creative, collaborative and proactive Movement Builder to join our team to work alongside our Chief Executive Officer, our Head of Operations, People and Finance, staff and volunteers. We have always put movement building at the heart of our work and this position will deliver on those ambitions and the targets set in our 2022-25 Strategy.

Chayn was started in 2013 by Hera Hussain. Hera helped two friends from the UK and Pakistan escape abusive marriages and experienced significant challenges in finding the basic information they needed, like their rights and how to cope with trauma. She thought if she could put critical information online in one place and accessible language it could change lives, which provided the inspiration to start Chayn. As one of the first organisations of its kind, Chayn bridges the gap between gender and tech to create online resources and services for survivors of abuse that are trauma-informed, intersectional, multi-lingual and feminist.

Chayn has championed a “design with, not for” approach. Up to 70% of volunteers are survivors of abuse themselves, so our services are made for survivors by survivors. 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.

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.

Our products

Some examples of our products are:

🌺 Bloom - ****A remote trauma support service, offering video courses and reflective webchat that combine the insights of survivors globally with therapeutic practices to support survivors in healing 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 from all over the world. 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.

📖 How to build a domestic abuse case without a lawyer - A practical guide to collecting and presenting evidence for divorce, criminal cases and/or child custody. Available in English, Arabic, Urdu, Italian, and Portuguese.