Do you want to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of LGBTQ+ young people?
Founded in London in 1989, Stonewall now works in each nation of the UK and has established partnerships across the globe. We help create transformative change in the lives of LGBTQ+ people through our campaigns, research and change and empowerment programmes. We continue to fight for a world where LGBTQ+ people everywhere can live their lives to the full.
As a charity we rely on the generosity of private individuals, communities and organisations. Without it, none of what we do would be possible. The Shut Out report (2020), showed that LGBTQ+ young people not in education, training, or work face specific challenges in addition to wider factors. These included anti-LGBT bullying and non-inclusive school and college environments, discrimination at university, work or apprenticeships and significant barriers to re-entry. Join us as our Youth Engagement Officer and the development of a new project for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-24 to resolve this.
Reporting to the Digital Project Manager, you’ll focus on establishing a panel of representative LGBTQ+ young people not in education, training, or work, with the aim of co-producing a website for that highlights opportunities in these fields. You will be involved in all aspects of setting up and developing the panel, ensuring their perspectives are centred, and supporting the project as a whole. As the Youth Engagement Officer, you will be responsible for working with young people with intersecting identities and ensuring engagement is accessible for young people who are disabled or have additional needs.
This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skillset and step up as an ally and role model. It’s a varied role in a dynamic environment so you’ll need to be fully up to speed with the principles of working with young people, supporting a project and meeting tight deadlines.
Youth Engagement Officer: (5 month fixed term contract)
Location London (Remote Working)
£26,260 Band 6
At Stonewall we want you to feel involved in all aspects of our work and to have amazing opportunities during your time with us. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.
In line with Stonewall’s commitments to race equity and trans inclusion, we are particularly seeking applications from people of colour and trans people. Stonewall has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff who hold these and other identities.
Deadline for applications: 10 October, 2021 at 5pm
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.
Please note that to be successful in this role, you will be required to undergo and complete a satisfactory DBS check as a condition of your employment. For more information please see our Safer Recruitment Policy.