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Find out about the latest job vacancies with the LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a Disability Confident Committed Employer and is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Pride in Ageing Officer (Events and Services)

Can you deliver engaging workshops and events? Are you passionate about delivering innovative services and support for the over 50s? Do you like talking to people from different backgrounds? Do you want to help make the world a better place for LGBT people?


Pride in Ageing Officer (Events and Services)

LGBT Foundation is looking for a Pride in Ageing Officer who will assist the Pride in Ageing Manager with the running of our programme of work for over 50s. You will help to deliver our “Come Out with Us” programme of events for LGBT over 50s in Greater Manchester, support the intake process to services run by the programme (such as Rainbow Brew Buddies) and assist in the co-ordination of the Pride in Ageing Advisory Group, a group of community members who come together once a month to co-produce programme activity and direction.

This role will ideally suit someone with lived experience as you will also help to maintain our relationships with wider community groups and organisations who are already working with over 50s in the region and work with LGBT Foundation’s Communications Team and local services to help our events programme find the widest possible audience. You will ensure the experiences and satisfaction of people who access our programme of events and services are captured to ensure we learn more about how to best involve and support our communities into the future.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from the gender they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

Job Title:Pride in Ageing Officer (Events and Services)

Salary: £18,571 per annum (+10% pension)

Hours: 37 per week

Special Terms: Fixed Term for 15 months

Includes some evening and weekend working patterns

Accountable to: Pride in Ageing Manager

Your responsibilities will include:

Brief list of the deliverables:

  • Assist in the design and running of a programme of events specifically for LGBT over 50s (either remote-delivered or in person depending on government restrictions and advice in 2021)
  • Support with the intake process to services run by Pride in Ageing, such as Rainbow Brew Buddies. This includes completion of assessment with new service users, matching service users with volunteers and monitoring their progress within the service.
  • Help to maintain our relationships with community groups and organisations working with and led by over 50s
  • Supporting with research to better understand the needs of LGBT over 50s.
  • Capture and input data and learning from running of events programme and services for use in monitoring reports
  • Undertake administrative tasks to support the Pride in Ageing programme and Pride in Ageing Advisory Group, including arranging meetings and writing newsletters

Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Lawrie Roberts on 0345 3 30 30 30

Closing date: 9am on Monday, 25th January 2021

Interviews: Tuesday, 2nd February 2021.

Benefit to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
  • Your birthday as a day’s leave
  • Staff counselling scheme
  • Cycle to Work / Technology Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Free VDU eye care test
  • Staff social budget
  • Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
  • Relaxed dress code

To download a recruitment pack, and receive a copy of the full job description please visit our website: www.lgbt.foundation/jobs or email: recruitment@lgbt.foundation

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Equal Opps Form (0.1MB) Job Application 1 (1.1MB) Job Application 2 (0.3MB) Job Description (0.3MB)

Closing Date: Sunday 24th January 2021 Interview Date: Tuesday 2th February 2021 00:00

Head of Communications

You will be responsible for managing relationships with the media; key partner organisations and their communications teams, key influencers within LGBT communities and non-LGBT allies; and wider LGBT and non-LGBT communities


Head of Communications

You will also be responsible for managing internal communications processes including production and sign off processes, providing strategic and operational direction and support to all colleagues to ensure effective use of all communications channels and consistent use of brand and message, and lead on developing a bank of spokespeople

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from the gender they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

Job Title: Head of Communications

Salary:£30,212

Hours:37 hours

Special Terms: Permanent (subject to funding)

Accountable to: Director of Operations

Accountable for: Communications Co-ordinator, Digital Engagement Officer, Designer, Freelance designers, videographers and creatives, communications and marketing volunteers.

Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Drive LGBT Foundation’s communications, ensuring high quality and creative communications across all programmes.
  2. Manage and monitor LGBT Foundation’s press, online, and social media presence, exploiting opportunities to maximise the impact the organisation makes within LGBT communities, in wider society, and with our partners and stakeholders.
  3. Ensure our communications and online presence reflect and serve the full diversity of our communities
  4. Manage the development and delivery of LGBT Foundation’s communications work in order to meet our two year forward plan objectives

Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Rachel Waterman on 0345 3 30 30 30

Closing date: 9am on 2nd February 2021

Interviews: TBC

Benefit to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
  • Your birthday as a day’s leave
  • Staff counselling scheme
  • Cycle to Work / Technology Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Free VDU eye care test
  • Staff social budget
  • Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
  • Relaxed dress code

To download a recruitment pack, and receive a copy of the full job description please visit our website: www.lgbt.foundation/jobs or email: recruitment@lgbt.foundation

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Job Description (0.2MB) Job Application 1 (1.1MB) Job Application 2 (0.3MB) Equal Opps Form (0.1MB)

Closing Date: Monday 1th February 2021 Interview Date: Not specified

Head of Policy & Research

You will be responsible for developing new relationships and partnerships with colleagues within the LGBT sector, academia, the health system, and local and national government. You will oversee our research and policy programme, translating evidence into clear and practical action that can be taken to reduce health inequalities and improve lives.


Head of Policy & Research

You will also be responsible for LGBT Foundation’s role as the lead partner of the National LGBT Partnership, which combines the expertise of ten key LGB&T organisations across England and works closely with the LGBT Health Team at NHS England.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from the gender they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

Job Title:Head of Policy & Research

Salary:£30,212

Hours:37hrs per week

Special Terms: Permanent (Subject to funding)

Accountable to: Director of Operations

Accountable for: Policy and Research Coordinator, Policy Coordinator

Your responsibilities will include:

  1. Influence the policy environment in order to strengthen awareness of the needs and issues of LGBT communities at the local, regional and national level and advance the organisation’s overall policy objectives.
  2. Lead LGBT Foundation’s strategic engagement with key public and voluntary sector stakeholders in order to promote the needs of LGBT communities.
  3. Manage the day to day operations of the National LGBT Partnership to strengthen awareness of the needs of LGBT communities at a national level.
  4. Oversee our research programme, developing new research partnerships and generating new evidence on LGBT people’s experiences and needs.
  5. Manage the development and delivery of LGBT Foundation’s policy and research work in order to meet our two year forward plan objectives

Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Rachel Waterman on 0345 3 30 30 30

Closing date: 9am – 2nd February 2021

Interviews: TBC

Benefit to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
  • Your birthday as a day’s leave
  • Staff counselling scheme
  • Cycle to Work / Technology Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Free VDU eye care test
  • Staff social budget
  • Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
  • Relaxed dress code

To download a recruitment pack, and receive a copy of the full job description please visit our website: www.lgbt.foundation/jobs or email: recruitment@lgbt.foundation

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Job Description (0.3MB) Job Application 1 (1.1MB) Job Application 2 (0.3MB) Equal Opps Form (0.1MB)

Closing Date: Monday 1th February 2021 Interview Date: Not specified

Village Development Coordinator

We are looking for someone with experience of promoting services and events, someone who is at the heart of LGBT life within Manchester and someone who can think creatively and take an inclusive approach.


Village Development Co-ordinator

LGBT Foundation are recruiting for the exciting position of Village Development Coordinator. We are looking for someone who can co-ordinate a number of local projects and support community groups and community members to get involved in LGBT life in Manchester (through online activities, small face-to-face groups and larger community events).

Funded by Manchester City Council, the Voluntary and Community Sector Grant aims to support voluntary and community sector organisations to carry out activities that make an important contribution to meeting the outcomes of the Our Manchester Strategy.

The post holder will be expected to work with stakeholders and partners to make the Gay Village in Manchester a safer, more attractive, and well-maintained environment, in which LGBT people can be safe and happy. They will also empower community involvement and action in relevant stakeholder groups and initiatives.

The post holder will work with programmes within LGBT Foundation to put community members at the heart of what we do, and work to support community groups and initiatives that create vibrant LGBT life in Manchester.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from the gender they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

It is anticipated that we will be working from home during the COVID-19 Pandemic and for the foreseeable future until such a time that we can return to and office environment or a suitable location is identified.

Job Title: Village Development Co-ordinator

Salary: £23,353

Hours: 37 hours per week

Special Terms: This role is funded until June 30th 2021 (subject to funding)

Accountable to: Community Safety Lead

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with partners and support collaborations within the Gay Village to build relationships and develop joint community events.
  • Lead initiatives to improve the physical environment of the Village – Making it a safer, more welcoming, and more enjoyable place to be.
  • Liaising with Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Village stakeholders to achieve the shared aim of a safer Village, reducing levels of crime and antisocial behaviour
  • Support the Operations Manager with the administration of a Venue Hire Brochure/Database of external spaces in Manchester. Assess these against a set criteria and support colleagues at LGBT Foundation and community groups in accessing and negotiating these for the face-to-face provision of groups
  • Recruit a “Squad” of Village volunteers to work on relevant community projects in the Village and beyond, including the Village Clean Up Squad
  • Promote the benefits of community participation and active citizenship to LGBT communities in Manchester.

Main Responsibilities

Provision of monthly information (accurate data and informative commentary) within your areas of responsibility for performance management purposes.

Compliance with LGBT Foundation’s policies, procedures, management and monitoring systems.

Display a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of the issues faced by marginalised communities, including LGBT people.

In common with all staff, you have a responsibility for your own personal and professional development and training, and for drawing attention to your own training needs as well as those of colleagues that you work with. We are a learning and development organisation and will consistently provide and support opportunities for staff to exceed theirs and our expectations.

Any other duties commensurate with the skills and abilities of the post holder as directed by your line manager.

All staff are expected to maintain a flexible approach to their roles and respond to the changing needs of the LGBT Foundation. The responsibilities of this post may be changed subject to review, over a period of time. This will be done in consultation with the post holder.

We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Gary Harkness on 07708275317 gary.harkness@lgbt.foundation

Closing date: January 27th 2021 9am

Interviews: February 4th 2021

Benefit to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
  • Your birthday as a day’s leave
  • Staff counselling scheme
  • Cycle to Work / Technology Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Free VDU eye care test
  • Staff social budget
  • Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
  • Relaxed dress code

To download a recruitment pack, and receive a copy of the full job description please visit our website: www.lgbt.foundation/jobs or email: recruitment@lgbt.foundation

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Equal Opps Form (0.1MB) Job Description (0.1MB) Job Application 1 (1.1MB) Job Application 2 (0.3MB)

Closing Date: Tuesday 26th January 2021 Interview Date: Thursday 4th February 2021 00:00

Indigo Gender Service Senior Counsellor

Indigo Gender Service is currently looking to recruit one Senior Counsellor to support the Greater Manchester Trans Gender Service 2-year pilot.


Indigo Gender Service Senior Counsellor


Indigo Gender Service is a collaborative approach, setting the national standard for a pioneering, localised and person-centred primary care led partnership that enables trans, non-binary and gender variant people to reach their full potential.

We particularly welcome applicants who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), trans and/or older (50+) as colleagues from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

* Trans is an umbrella and inclusive term used to describe people whose gender identity is different in some way from the gender they were assigned at birth; including non-binary people, cross dressers and all those who partially or incompletely identify with their sex assigned at birth.

We are open to flexible home working if you are using gender identity services and therefore have regular appointments.

Job Title: Indigo Gender Service Senior Counsellor

Salary:£28,371 (Plus 10% Pension)

Hours: 37 hours

Special Terms: Fixed Term Until December 2022

Accountable to: Mental Health Lead

Accountable for: Indigo Counsellor

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • To contribute to the development of best practice within the service.
  • To work with relevant colleagues to increase awareness of the service, supporting the development of psychoeducational resource materials and updating service information on Indigo Gender Service online portal.
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislation, national and local policies and procedures in relation to trans and non-binary people and mental health.
  • All employees have a duty and responsibility for their own health and safety and the health of safety of colleagues, patients and the general public.
  • Compliance with LGBT Foundation’s policies, procedures, management and monitoring systems.
  • Display a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity and an understanding of the issues faced by LGBT communities, with specific focus on trans and non-binary communities
  • In common with all staff, you have a responsibility for your own personal and professional development and training, and for drawing attention to your own training needs as well as those of colleagues that you work with.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the skills and abilities of the post holder as directed by your line manager.

Please contact us for an informal chat about this post. We understand that working for an LGBT organisation could impact on your identity, community and/or culture. If you would like to discuss this or any aspect of the role further, please contact Rossella Nicosia on 0345 3 30 30 30 or e-mail charlotte.cooke@lgbt.foundation

Closing date: Monday 1st February 2021 - 9am

Interviews: 10th February 2021

Benefit to working for LGBT Foundation

  • Generous leave allowance (25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Sector leading 10% employers’ contributory pension
  • Your birthday as a day’s leave
  • Staff counselling scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Office ‘buddy’ scheme for all new starters
  • Free annual flu jab
  • Staff social budget
  • Dedicated training budget for each member of staff and support with Personal Development Plans
  • Flexible working to support a healthy work/life balance (including time off in lieu and flexi-time)
  • Relaxed dress code

To download a recruitment pack, and receive a copy of the full job description please visit our website: www.lgbt.foundation/jobs or email: recruitment@lgbt.foundation

LGBT Foundation is part of the Disability Confident Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation.

Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Equal Opps Form (0.1MB) Job Description (0.1MB) Job Application 1 (1.1MB) Job Application 2 (0.3MB)

Closing Date: Sunday 31th January 2021 Interview Date: Wednesday 10th February 2021 00:00