Having a job at Quetzal isn’t quite the same as just ‘having a job’. The work we do really does make a difference. It really does change lives. So if you’re serious about wanting to work here, this what you need to know:
At Quetzal, we believe that every woman survivor of childhood abuse deserve access to the support that they need, when they need it.
We offer counselling services to women aged 16 and above in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have been subjected to childhood sexual abuse. Our confidential services are delivered with compassion, professionalism and humanity. We’re here to offer the tools, and understanding, to enable women to overcome the effects of sexual violence for a hopeful and confident future. Everyone at Quetzal appreciates that women survivors may feel nervous when contacting Quetzal for support. All survivors, whether that be those calling or walking through our door are treated with respect, empathy and sensitivity.
What is it like to work at Quetzal
Quetzal put the well-being of their staff and volunteers first. We provide free clinical supervision to all volunteers who deliver sessions to women recovering from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse. For all non-clinical staff we provide regular supervisions and support. We encourage a range of flexible working that can include part-time and working from home with agreement. Staff and volunteers really are our greatest resource and asset and we strongly believe in ensuring those that work at Quetzal are provided with the right support to ensure they feel able to undertake their role, with a good work-life balance thrown in!
We are a small staff team and a growing charity. We actively welcome and encourage feedback on our working practices and welcome a variety of perspectives on how we can do that. Working at Quetzal means you are able to bring your authentic self to work!
As well as a comprehensive induction package, Quetzal provides a suite of learning and training opportunities and an employers contribution based pension scheme with NEST.
Due to the nature occupational requirements under the Equalities Act 2010 all of Quetzal’s roles are only open to women. We do however want to reflect the communities we serve and Quetzal seeks to appeal to as many people as possible, and actively encourage applications from diverse members of our communities regardless of age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural identity.