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. Currently 24% of young people facing homelessness in the UK identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, and 77% cite abuse and rejection by their families after coming out as the primary reason for seeking help. 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 2,000 vulnerable young people a year providing both face to face and online assistance.
There are a high percentage of Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC) service users at akt who this role will directly support, therefore, this role will require someone who has in-depth knowledge of the lived experiences of QTIPOC young people. In this role you will:
- Work alongside the Youth Engagement Manager to develop and enhance akt’s youth engagement offer and ensure it meets all current and potential needs of QTIPOC Youth.
- Ensure LGBTQ+ young people have an active and meaningful role in the co-creation and development of our current and future work.
- Develop and deliver in person and online group sessions, organize trips and activities.
- Support the planning and delivery of akt’s national youth conference and other national projects.
Application deadline: midnight (12pm) on Sunday 8th October 2023 First stage interview: Monday 16th October 2023 Second stage youth panel interview: (to be confirmed) 19th or 20th October 2023