Introducing Abianda

 

I set up Abianda in 2014 to change the way services are delivered to young women and girls who are affected by gangs. We have developed a unique model that is being used across England and in Europe. Nesta and the Observer awarded us the New Radicals award, because we are trailblazers who take a “different approach” (Observer, 2016) to delivering services to marginalised young women and girls.

 

Our vision is to create an innovative, independent and commercial organisation to improve young women’s lives. The Abianda team is committed and loyal to each other and to our shared values of social justice, equality and working shoulder to shoulder with young women and girls. Thanks to some recent grants and the success of our commercial work, we are expanding and we are looking for brilliant people who share our values, to join the team.

 

Within the year Abianda will expand into every London borough. We will deliver training to a national audience and we will be the lead voice in working with young women and girls who are affected by gangs and county lines.

 

We need two special people to expand our successful and highly respected services for gang-affected young women. The first will take on our established flagship service: The Star Project and take the service from strength to strength in Islington. The second will join our pan-London team on the Rescue and Response project. This is an innovative, MOPAC funded project that works with young women involved in county line activity.

 

For further details and to apply, please download the job pack. The deadline is Sunday 5 August.

 

The Abianda model is delivered by people with a commitment to working together with young women. If you feel you can make a contribution in any way, I look forward to hearing from you and working together to improve the lives of many young women.

 

Abi Billinghurst

Founder and CEO

 

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