The Compass Centre employs a small group of truly amazing women, and we think it is a very special place to work. We identify as a feminist organisation with feminist values and governance, taking care of ourselves and each other to make sure that we can provide the best support we can to survivors and ensuring that the voices of survivors are at the core of our work.
We are proud to be a feminist organisation and, as feminists, we believe that violence against women is a cause and consequence of women’s inequality. We believe in educating boys and men not to be violent, as opposed to teaching women and girls to protect themselves from violence. We believe that to be feminist is also to be antiracist and opposed to all types of oppression, one of the root causes of violence. We cannot end one form of violence without ending all forms; antiracism work is a vital component of our work to eliminate sexual violence, so is the fight against misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia and transphobia.
We encourage our workforce and community to have the conversations that make men uncomfortable and that make white people uncomfortable, to change the systems and structures that disproportionately work for white, cis, male, heterosexual, able-bodied people. We need to think about the people outside of those categories - they are not being served adequately and they are being denied access to resources. Both as an organisation and together as a community, we need to create change by questioning existing narratives and creating new cultures.
If you identify with these values and have the skills and experience to support survivors of sexual violence, then we would love to hear from you. Please note that under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, only women need apply. If we have any vacancies, you will see them listed here. You can also check out volunteering opportunities here.