JOB VACANCIES AT JUST LIKE US

Education Programmes Officer

 

We are recruiting an Education Programmes Officer to act as the first point of contact for our network of school and college contacts, create content for and support the smooth running of programmes.

 

Our education team is focused on engaging schools and colleges across the UK to take part in each of the charity’s programmes and to improve the lives of LGBT+ young people in school. The team’s work will help ensure that, by 2025, we are reaching over 60,000 school students annually through talks and working with schools representing over six and a half million young people.

If you’re from a marginalised community, please know that you’re welcome at Just Like Us.

For more details and how to apply, download our application pack.

Application deadline: 23:59 Sunday 25 July 2021

About Just Like Us

Just Like Us is the charity for LGBT+ young people. We were founded for a simple reason: growing up LGBT+ is still unacceptably tough.

Our mission is to empower young people to champion LGBT+ equality. We want all young people to know that being LGBT+ is something to be celebrated.

 

LGBT+ young people still face unacceptable levels of lesbophobia, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia – 85% still regularly hear homophobic remarks (Prescient for Just Like Us, 2019).

 

These experiences can have a life-long negative impact and, while young people are struggling, their teachers and peers are rarely equipped with the information they need to support them.

 

In the workplace, too, LGBT+ young people often lack the confidence to be themselves – 35% of 18 to 29-year-old LGBT+ people are not out to any of their colleagues.

 

To change this, we run three programmes across the UK: our Ambassador Programme, School Diversity Week, and Pride Groups. Please find more information on our About us page.

Working at Just Like Us

We believe that a charity must be dynamic, constantly adapting to focus on what works; that challenging prejudice takes courage; and that empowering young people is the surest way to change the world.

Our achievements

 

  • Trained 300 LGBT+ young people as ambassadors who’ve delivered talks to more than 60,000 pupils in schools across the UK

  • Involved more than 2.8 million pupils and staff in celebrating LGBT+ equality through School Diversity Week in 2021

  • Mentored 60 young people as part of our LGBT+ Senior Role Model programme

  • Won PinkNews Community Group of the Year, Business Charity Award, Guardian Change Hero and Prime Ministerial Point of Light. Featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC News, The Sun, ITV News, Channel Five news, British GQ, Metro, PinkNews, Attitude, DIVA, and GAY TIMES

  • Partnered with leading companies including Facebook, J.P. Morgan and Travers Smith to provide training, mentoring and career opportunities to our young volunteers

  • Built relationships with the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and successive Secretaries of State for Education

All team members are passionate and purposeful about improving LGBT+ young people’s lives, and we want to do this as effectively as we can. Therefore we show leadership and proactiveness at every level; record and use data thoughtfully; learn quickly from pilot initiatives; and measure our impact so that we know we’re making a difference. We view the LGBT+ community as a coalition representing many different identities, experiences and challenges, and we work towards better inclusion, equity and allyship.