HERSANA CIC is a not-for-profit organisation working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms whilst providing holistic support to Black femmes who have experienced any form of gender-based violence by providing counselling, (group) therapy, advocacy, outreach, training and workshops, and practical support services.
Our remarkable team is made up of inspiring Black femmes. If strength could be personified, its soul would resemble each and every one of these women.
We hope the information on this page interests and excites you for an important role in our organisation. We're looking forward to welcoming you to the SANA.
Our mission is to create holistic, gender-specialist, culturally specific and trauma-informed safe spaces for Black femmes affected by or at risk of gender-based violence across England and Wales, as well as campaign to eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms. We aim to centre Black femmes in every narrative and to provide these services in a safe and Black femme only environment.
We believe that safe spaces like our own can provide a sanctuary from the world of facades, a sacred space where we, Black femmes, can be ourselves, as we are. This kind of unmasking – speaking our truth, sharing our inner struggles, and revealing our raw edges – is sacred activity.
Safe spaces designed by us, for you and with you in mind and at the forefront.
We thank you for your support and ongoing fight for justice in today's world.
25 days holiday per year, plus UK public holidays and we encourage you to use them all up! We also close for Christmas!
Pensions, with a 5% employer contribution.
We will always consider requests for flexible working on hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible:
an element of working from home
Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT.
We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.
We'll contribute towards the things that help you be the best you.
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OUR IMPACT SO FAR...
We've been running since 2016 [The ASKFirst Project] and in that time we have provided counselling, training advocacy support, outreach support and practical support to over 4000 Black women and girls.
The exceptionally difficult challenges that pervaded 2020 further highlighted the importance of our work as demand continued to rise and the depth of support needed became more and more apparent with each passing day.
As part of our mandate to continually empower and create safe spaces for Black femmes, we have continued championing the causes of Black communities and centering Black femmes in every narrative.