London, Greater London
LS19, Leeds
£25,000 - £28,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We want to make meaningful, long term and sustainable change to ensure that Mermaids is a charity in which all trans and gender variant people feel included and seen.

Mermaids is committed to supporting trans and gender diverse PoC to challenge inequality. We are determined to establish an integrated model of care and support for young trans people from PoC communities.

Key Objective of the Role

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Mermaids’ TPoC Youth Engagement Officer who will work closely with PoC children, young people and their families to raise awareness and build creative initiatives to provide support to TPOC communities around the country.

Through active engagement with young people and community leaders, the successful candidate  will lead on reviewing and reflecting on Mermaids inclusion status, developing substantive initiatives to move forward and help ensure that the PoC trans inclusion within Mermaids is meaningful, sustainable and long-term. The successful candidate will have a strategic budget to utilise and a team of staff and stakeholders that is ready to listen, understand, do more and do better. The successful candidate will not be working in isolation, or singly tasked with this level of change. It is the joint responsibility of all Mermaids trustees, staff, and volunteers to ensure that the need to change is a strongly held and ongoing priority.

Equal Opportunities

Whilst we are open to all applications and would sincerely encourage a broad range of candidates to apply, under the Equality Act 2010, Mermaids may choose to take positive action in offering the role to a PoC applicant due to the occupational requirements associated with the role. This is necessary and appropriate, in recognition of the harmful impact of systemic racism from white communities within the charity sector.

We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection.

Send your CV accompanied by a maximum 500 word covering letter outlining what you would bring to the charity and what your personal experience will offer Mermaids as a charity. Please include hyperlinks in the letter to relevant material and add all social media accounts to the body of the email.

We respectfully request that all applicants also complete the equality monitoring form and return that with their application.

Applications not in the specified format or submitted past the deadline may not be considered. As a children’s charity Mermaids must ensure that engagement across social media is appropriate. The successful candidate needs to be respectful of this requirement. Any social media or online activity which is not declared, and/or falls outside of the necessary boundaries during the interview process, and which comes to light on the commencement of employment in this role, may result in dismissal under the terms of the contract.

More about Mermaids

Mermaids is a UK-wide charity working to support thousands of transgender or gender non-conforming children, young people and their families. M... Read more

Refreshed on: 13 September 2020
Closed date: 25 September 2020
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