CEO at LGBT Youth Scotland
Location: Edinburgh or Glasgow
Reports to: Board of Directors
Closing Date: Monday 17th June 2019
Interview Dates (held in Edinburgh):
1st Stage – July 1st
2nd Stage – TBC
Welcome from Convener of our Board of Trustees
Thank you for your interest in the role of Chief Executive at LGBT Youth Scotland. I hope you will find this candidate briefing pack informative and of value in supporting your decision to apply.
Young people are healthier and happier when they are sustained by relationships where they can share good and bad times with people that understand and relate to them and where they feel that they belong. Our youth work, the bedrock of what we do, helps to achieve this.
However, it’s not just about what we do directly for young people. As important is our research work to harness their voices along with the practical interventions that improve inclusion in public services, workplaces and the community at large. We work collaboratively with organisations, so their leaders ensure the importance of all people, however they define themselves, are welcomed, respected and valued. Nowhere is this work more important than in schools, where our Schools Charter recognises success in LGBTI inclusion and tackling of bullying.
Our Board is united in its passion for improving young LGBTI life chances through a sustainable and excellently-run volunteer-based Charity. Last year we launched our five-year strategy to help deliver this in Scotland and are seeking a CEO to continue the excellent progress made under the current Chief Executive.
Convenor, Board of Trustees, LGBTY Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Scotland. Our vision is that Scotland is the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. Our mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
To lead a professional charitable organisation in the delivery of its mission to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
To develop further the external profile and relationships with funders and stakeholders, to advance equality for LGBTI young people.
To ensure effective safeguarding and youth engagement is central to the organisation and its work.