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. In 2016 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, we are expanding and we are looking for brilliant people who share our values, to join the team.

Within three years Abianda will expand into five new London boroughs. We will deliver training to a national audience and we will be the lead voice in working with gang-affected young women and girls.

We need one special person to expand the successful commercial arm of the organisation, most likely in a full-time role. You will be responsible for trebling our unrestricted income over three years.

The team also needs a number of people to deliver our services to young women and girls, in fixed term, part time and freelance positions.

For further details and to apply, please download the  job descriptions and application form. Do drop me an email if you would like to arrange an informal conversation.

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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