Recruitment & Growth

Mermaids and the escalating demand for support

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Mermaids is the only UK-wide charity working to support thousands of transgender or gender non-conforming children, young people and their families. Mermaids overarching aim is to create a world where gender diverse children and young people can be themselves and thrive; to this end, our goal is to relieve the mental and emotional stress of all those aged 19 years and under who are gender variant, as well as to promote education and awareness. We offer information, support, friendship and shared experiences to young people and their families, as well as providing some local and national opportunities to meet others. We achieve these charitable aims through our helpline as well as training, parent and teenager support groups and a wide variety of events, all supported by our volunteers.

As a growing charity our staff team increased from one person (our CEO) in January 2016 to four by the end of the year. In February 2019 our staff team had grown to 10, and with the succesful grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, is set to continue to expand. This page will detail any outstanding posts.

Mermaids considers intern requests on a case by case basis as and when Mermaids has work that would benefit from this extra assistance. Should you want to enquire about any intern opportunities, please contact with CV, cover letter and details of your current circumstances including your area of specialism.

If you want to find out more about how you can volunteer for Mermaids, please visit our Volunteer information page

New posts - we currently have 3 new posts!

3x Service Development Officers

As a growing charity Mermaids has been successful in raising awareness of the difficulties facing transgender children and young people, and campaigning for better education, treatment and acceptance of the same. The work that we do has expanded, and we now need to recruit three Service Development Officers. Delivering the National Lottery Community Fund Grant, you will work with volunteers to set up and run groups, ensuring their sustainability. As the main point of contact for many stakeholders and staff you will have a varied workload and must be able to manage conflicting priorities. You will also deliver Mermaids training to organisations including Schools, CAMHS, Fostering Agencies and the Police, ensuring transgender children and young people are supported appropriately, raising awareness and understanding. These positions are to cover events across the whole of the UK so can therefore be located anywhere. To find out more and how to apply, click here.

Deadline for applications: 10th June