We’re the UK’s largest charity campaigning for equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people here and around the world. A key part of our work is changing people’s hearts and minds and transforming institutions - and our well-developed programme for schools and youth services is pivotal to both.
We recognise that LGBT young people are at a higher risk of being left behind by society – at home, in their community, by employers, in their school and by the public services they access. The 2017 School Report tells us that HBT bullying continues to exist at a worrying level in British schools, with significantly enhanced experiences of bullying and exclusion for young LGBT people from BAME or disabled backgrounds, or who identify as trans. Stonewall’s vision is that all children and young people’s services are equipped with the knowledge and confidence to support LGBT young people, and to provide services that meet their needs.
Our Education and Youth department works with children and young people’s services across the UK to bring about equality, and this four-month fixed term contract is your chance to support one of our key initiatives for 2019.
As the Part Time Education & Youth Programmes Officer, you will be responsible for supporting the Senior Children and Young People’s Services Manager in the planning and administration of our programmes for local authorities and Children and Young People (CYP) services.
Working within our safer recruitment policy, you will also support the Youth Programmes Manager in the planning, development and delivery of Stonewall’s youth offerings including, but not limited to, young campaigners, young leaders, education conference, youth pride events and youth forum. You will be responsible for organising venues and logistics, liaising with young people, parents and carers and engaging with our youth programme alumni. Therefore you will need to be able to relate appropriately to a wide range of people and both train and convey, complex ideas to a range of external audiences successfully.
You’ll have proven administrative or event support experience, ideally with a background of working in Further Education and/or Multi Academy Trusts. If you’ve got the skills and are ready to start working for LGBT equality right away, please complete and return an application form by 9.30am Wednesday 22nd May 2019. Interviews will follow on Wednesday 29th May 2019. Please note as a condition of your employment, you are required to carry out a satisfactory DBS check.