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10 Sep 2020

Part-Time Trans Care Navigator and Social Action Coordinator

The Proud Trust – Posted by jacktielemans Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

 The Proud Trust is recruiting!

The Proud Trust is a lifesaving and life enhancing organisation that helps young LGBT+ people empower themselves to make a positive change for themselves and their communities. We do this through youth groups; one-to-one support; managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester; delivery of training and events; campaigns; undertaking research and creating resources.

Trans Care Navigator and Social Action Coordinator

We are seeking a capable and experienced person to join our team. We recognise that many trans and non-binary people have not had linear career paths, and as a result, many people who would be really good for youth and community roles feel under-confident to apply and don’t always recognise the skills they have. So if this is you, think again! The ‘school of life’ may qualify you as capable and experienced for this role, so if you have the passion to undertake the role, transferable skills and a willingness to learn, please apply.

This vacancy is for: 25 hours per week 12 months fixed term (with potential to extend the role, funding dependent)

Full time equivalent rate of £21,879.00 (Actual £14,586 for 25hrs), plus pension contributions

Please note, we are asking for a range of skills in this role: being good at undertaking one-to-one support; being good at campaigns and social action AND being good at training people (see 1,2,3 below). If you think you might be more suited to one or two of these rather than the whole job, please indicate this on your application e.g. if you think 1,2 but not 3 are for you), and we will consider you as someone who could job share this role. Please ensure you respond to the whole job description and person specification of the whole role in the supporting information.

About the role

You will be joining a caring and dedicated team, passionate about opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans inclusion and equality, and to safeguard all people we work with.

You will be:

  1. A Trans Health/ Care Navigator, helping 40 trans and non-binary young people per annum through one-to-one support to improve their life in relation to safety, access to health care housing, family, experiences of school and friendships.
  2. Supporting TransAction group and activities, to develop trans youth inclusion in health, educational, social support services across Greater Manchester. You will also support and attend the existing National Trans Youth(workers) Network
  3. Delivering trans and non-binary related training to young people and adults, including teachers, social workers, people in healthcare.


We hope to move this work into face-to face again soon, but currently is being delivered digitally due to COVID-19.

Successful applicants will need to be legally allowed to work in the UK, will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check and will need to provide references. We recognise names on documents may not be names that are currently used by applicants and we will do our best to uphold confidentiality whilst ensuring we undertake the necessary checks.

The Proud Trust wants to draw from the widest possible talent pool and is always keen to receive applications from people from under-represented groups within the LGBT+, youth work and voluntary sector.

We would particularly like to hear from trans and non-binary applicants for this role.

Additional/other groups include but are not limited to Black people and other People of Colour; minoritised ethnicities; LGB people; and those who consider themselves to have a disability.

How to Apply

E-mail for an application pack. Closing and Interview dates Closing date for applications: 5pm 21st September 2020 Shortlisting: 22nd September 2020 The interview date for shortlisted candidates will be either Monday 28th or Tuesday 29th September 2020 between 1pm and 5pm and will be done digitally. This will consist of a panel, as well as practical exercises or a presentation. Young people will be involved in the process.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: charity, social action, trans, Transgender, youth, and youth work. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 34 days.

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