Mermaids has been supporting trans children, young people, and their families since 1995. Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events, training, legal support, policy and stakeholder engagement and residential weekends.
We also seek to educate and inform wider society on gender identity by helping professionals accommodate and reassure gender diverse young people. Over the years, we’ve seen many changes in the language and understanding surrounding gender issues, but one thing remains the same: trans children deserve the freedom and confidence to explore their gender identity wherever their journey takes them, free from fear, isolation and discrimination.
What You Can Expect
There’s no other organisation like Mermaids. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to achieve our mission and make positive change for trans people for generations to come. In return, we recognise and value our people. You’ll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension and good holiday entitlement.
The young people, children and families that we support are at the heart of everything we do at Mermaids. Delivery of training into organisations nationwide ensures that they are fully equipped to support trans children and young people, and their families, with confidence. As our work has expanded, so has the demand for training. The purpose of this role is to engage with organisations, deliver our CPD accredited and non-accredited training and complete all necessary support and admin tasks required.