Recruitment & Growth

Mermaids and the escalating demand for support

Please do not send speculative CVs. Any vacancies will be updated here.

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 two available posts!

Two Trustees - PR & Communications, Health or Social Care

Transgender rights are human rights. Peridot Partners is delighted to be working with Mermaids, one of the most progressive charities in the UK, to recruit two new Trustees.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an incredible award-winning charity supporting thousands of transgender and gender non-conforming young people and their families to overcome isolation and loneliness.

The Board of Trustees at Mermaids UK is small and perfectly formed but is now looking to grow and respond to the needs of its service users. As the charity has grown significantly over the last three years, so has the need for expert governance.

We are looking for people who are passionate about improving the lives of trans and gender diverse children and young people. This passion will have come through lived experience or supporting trans rights. We’re also looking for people who have experience either as a Trustee, or as a senior leader, with a charity that has expanded their income, services and operations. Although we would welcome a broad range of skills to enhance our board we will be able to offer training and development to the right people joining us. Two areas of development for us are PR and Communications, and Health or Social Care. More information can be found here.

Closing Date: 11th March