Today, we are excited to announce three new opportunities for young people to get involved in activism and progressing LGBTI young people’s rights in Scotland and internationally.
We are looking for dynamic and passionate people, aged 13-25, who want to make a difference.
We are recruiting for a brand new Youth Commission with a focus on improving the lives of trans young people in Scotland. Its work will align with the Scottish Trans Alliance’s Gender Recognition Campaign and LGBT Youth Scotland’s Manifesto which calls for the reform of the Gender Recognition Act. It is expected to run for at least 2 years and will help to ensure trans young people’s voices and experiences are heard.
This already established commission is seeking new members to bring a fresh perspective. The Commission will run events and share their findings with professionals and politicians over the next 10 months. Specifically, they are calling for the Scottish Government to develop a National Strategy for Homelessness that is fully inclusive of the needs of LGBTI young people.
The person in this role will shadow our IGLYO Representative at their next conference in Croatia (29th September – 1st October 2017) and will assist with the co-design of the next IGLYO Conference, taking place in Scotland in 2018. Applicants for this position must be 16 or over, have a valid passport and must be able to attend the IGLYO conference at the end of Sept 2017.
IGLYO = the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation. Applications for their conference have closed but they have kindly offered to hold a place for LGBT Youth Scotland.
All positions will require a short reference from a professional that has some experience of working with you i.e. youth worker, teacher or employer.
Deadlines for all applications: September 5th 2017 at 5pm.