Youth Engagement Worker – Trans Pathway Project

Location: Manchester
Closing Date: 19th May 2024
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Employment Type: Employed

About Us  

akt is the UK’s national LGBTQ Youth Homelessness charity. We provide safe homes, mentoring, and support to ensure that no young person needs to choose between a safe home and being who they are. 24% of young people facing homelessness in the UK identify as LGBT (National Scoping of LGBT Youth Homelessness, akt, 2015) and 78% of LGBTQ+ young people cited an absence of family support (The LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness Report, akt, 2021). The charity was founded in 1989 and operates service centres in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol and works online through a Digital Service to offer support to young people outside of our four office regions. akt works with over 800 vulnerable young people a year providing both face to face and online assistance.

Job Summary 

Please note this is a part time temporary role, working between 21-28 hours per week on a one year contract. The pro rata salary for hours worked is between £14,145 to £21,527 per year. 

The role will involve providing Youth Engagement activities to trans and non-binary 18–25-year-olds who are facing homelessness or living in a hostile environment. This is an important part of our work supporting trans and non-binary young people into safe accommodation and work or education, supporting them to formulate and achieve their own life plans and preventing future homelessness.

Our Youth Engagement programme provides opportunities for young people accessing our services to:

·         build skills and confidence to reach their own goals and objectives;

·         access an affirming community of LGBTQ+ peers; and

·         shape the work of akt.

The successful candidate will be working with a diverse group of trans and non-binary young people, therefore this role will require someone who has in-depth knowledge of the lived experiences of trans and non-binary young people.

For more information and a full job description please see our website

Optional Drop-In Session

We’ll be hosting an optional drop-in session with our Trans Pathway Project team at 6pm on Tuesday 14th May. We’ll tell you more about the role and working at akt as well as answering any questions.

Please email [email protected] to sign up and for more details.

You do not need to attend this session to apply for the role and we will not be using this session to inform any recruitment decisions.

Application deadline: midnight (12am) on Sunday 19th May 2024

First interviews: Thursday 30th May 2024

Second interviews (youth panel): Wednesday 5th June 2024

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