JobsWe have a fantastic team here at SAYiT. Could you join it?
We are currently recruiting to two posts:
We are seeking a Charity Manager who will be responsible for the project management of the youth work programmes which meets the objectives and targets within the charity. This is a key role within the management structure of the charity, working alongside the CEO and other part-time Charity Manager and an exciting opportunity to steer and shape SAYiT over the coming years.
Type of contract – 12 months fixed term, to be extended subject to funding
Hours – 22.5 fixed hours for 12 months in the first instance
Location – Sheffield office (possibility of some home working during Covid restrictions)
Salary – £32,156 FTE
Benefits – 7% Employer pension contribution
Domestic Abuse Development Worker (LGBT+)
Following a successful pilot year, we have received funding until June 2021 to continue working on our CALL IT OUT project working to improve access for LGBT+ people to mainstream Domestic and Sexual Abuse services across South Yorkshire, ensuring that any support offered is appropriate and sensitive to their needs. The development worker will join an existing worker on the project to increase the number of LGBT+ people who are aware of Domestic Abuse as well as ensuring service providers are more aware of the specific issues affecting LGBT+ communities.
Type of contract – Fixed Term contract to 30th June 2021
Hours – 30 – 37.5 hours per week (to be agreed with successful candidate)
Location – Sheffield Office with travel within South Yorkshire (possibility of some home working during Covid restrictions)
Salary – £25,677 FTE
Benefits – 7% Employer pension contribution
Could you be a Trustee?
SAYiT would like to hear from you if you want to:
- Use your skills and experience to give back to your community
- Develop your professional skills
- Make good use of your spare time
SAYiT aims to build a person centred service that balances delivery and activism to support the sexual health and emotional well being of young people aged 11-25 years. We offer group work, 1:1 sessions, education in schools, colleges and workforce settings, support for parents and carers and bespoke training.
We need committed, motivated and energetic people who are passionate about the aims and objectives of SAYiT.
We are looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds so we can be more representative of the diverse population. Trustees should have an acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship but there is no need to have trustee experience to apply.
Closing Date for Applications Friday 11th September
Help us combat homophobia in schools by raising awareness of issues and behaviours, and to support LGBT+ students by facilitating support groups.
If you would like to join us we will offer you full training and shadowing before giving you some small one-off sessions to lead, or a weekly group that you can support. We want to place volunteers in every Sheffield senior school to help us with this so we can achieve our goals all across the city.
One off Outreach sessions
By invitation of the school we run one off sessions to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues in schools. You can shadow one of our Youth Workers at some of the sessions to get a feel for how they work, and then they will work with you one-on-one to get you really up to speed on the content. Then you’ll be able to run a session paired with a staff partner before finally giving it a go running sessions solo or with your volunteer partner.
GSA group support
We are looking for volunteers to work with an individual school (convenient for you) to set up and promote a Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) – a group of LGBT+ students and allies within their school setting. You’ll then help them with their activities which will depend on their focus. This may simply be to support each other, or to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues within the school community, or even to run campaigns. GSAs are student-led, with a 6th former or Y11 student normally acting as the lead. It is also a requirement that a member of staff from school supports the group. They might be weekly or less frequently depending on need, and of course we would provide training and support in the first instance.
We also need help to provide a presence at events. especially Pride (pre-event set up and also helping at the stall), but also Owls in the Park, Pinknic, music events and more.
Thanks for your interest but we have suspended volunteer recruitment for the duration of the Covid19 disruption. We will welcome your application when the lockdown is over.
If any of the above appeals, please fill in our application form below.
If you are interested in finding out more, please complete this short application form.
We look forward to hearing from you!
For more information contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Caroline Rawle on firstname.lastname@example.org
Working for SAYiT
Working for a small charity like SAYiT is a privilege and can be hugely rewarding – it can bring both personal satisfaction and personal challenge.
Ultimately, it is about being youth focussed, committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and having a strong sense of determination to promote the welfare of young people and empower them to make informed choices – enabling them to fulfil their potential.
Working with SAYiT and empowering young people brings with it enormous responsibilities in terms of promoting the rights of young people, ensuring their effective participation and engagement and representing the charity as well as building on its excellent reputation.
We asked one of the workers who recently left the organisation to give us her reflections on working at SAYiT:
What did you like most about your job?
I liked working for an organisation where you have the opportunity to work creatively and see projects through from conception to completion. We aren’t held back by bureaucracy, but have the freedom to make real changes in the world. We are a team held together by a strong sense of community and shared values – I feel I can be myself, I am understood by my colleagues and I can rely on a shared sense of purpose when developing and delivering work. A lot of staff comment on the laughs we have at work and that is something I experience too – a shared sense of humour means I enjoy working with my colleagues even though we are often working with difficult issues.
What advice would you offer for somebody wanting to work or volunteer for SAYiT?
The work can be amazing – I can look back with pride and see quality work that we as a team have created. Apply for the job if you feel you have a strong work ethic and deeply held commitment to LGBT+ rights. Expect to be challenged to work hard, to deadlines and producing quality work. This is a small organisation, which brings enormous benefits, but it also means there is nowhere to hide – you have to bring real project and staff management skills, as well as the self-awareness and maturity to be able to speak up when you don’t understand something or need more support– the work can be enormously satisfying, but you need to keep it in perspective and remember you have big parts of you that exist outside of work. You are here to work for/with LGBT+ young people, so need to understand the challenges they are going through and ensure you have the maturity to sometimes hear difficult stories that may be familiar to you and maintain your boundaries and objectivity.
Sorry, we cannot offer any work experience oppurtunities at this time.