JobsWe have a fantastic team here at SAYiT. Could you join it?
We are currently recruiting, please see details on the post below:
Job Title – Youth Worker (participation and engagement)
Job Description –
The charity SAYiT has been proudly supporting LGBT+ young people in Sheffield for almost twenty years.
Following a comprehensive review of the services we provide, we have recognised the need to focus more on developing young people’s leadership skills and enabling them to build a greater sense of empowerment – whilst continuing to offer access to traditional support groups and one-to-ones which our young people tell us they still need.
Many of our young people experience complex issues such as mental health difficulties due to LGBT+ phobia and discrimination.
We are seeking two passionate and enthusiastic youth worker/youth participation workers who are committed to working collaboratively with LGBT+ young people and to engaging with harder to reach LGBT+ young people who are further disadvantaged by economic inequalities, disabilities or identifying as people of colour. We want to attract workers who will take creative and transformative approaches to working with young LGBT+ people up to the age of 25 years – working with them to identify, focus upon and build on their strengths and assets.
Type of contract – Three year contract
Hours – 22.5 hours per week (two posts)
How to apply – to apply for this post please download this jop application pack
Please complete the job application pack and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or email for more information
Following our recent exciting drive to form a new team of volunteers, we have closed recruitment while we train and develop them and their roles. So if you are interested in becoming a volunteer, thank you very much for your interest and please watch this space for details of the next round of volunteer recruitment.
For more information contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator Caroline Rawle on email@example.com
SAYiT is now recruiting new Trustees
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
Committed, motivated and energetic people who are passionate about the aims and objectives of SAYiT.
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.
For a Trustee Information and Application Pack, please contact: 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.