Recruitment & Growth

Mermaids and the escalating demand for support

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Mermaids is passionate about supporting children, young people, and their families to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. We work to raise awareness about gender diversity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. We campaign for the recognition and lobby for improvements in professional services.

Demand for our services began to increase dramatically in 2014, and at that point plans were made by the board to professionalise and grow the charity to cope with that increase. Since that point, we have been actively training more volunteers, raising the profile of Mermaids to gain support, and speaking to funders including grant making trusts. We have recieved a number of smaller grants to help us to grow in a sustainable manner, and in January 2016, our first paid post was created, with a CEO employed to continue to steer the charity and grow provision of existing services but to also expand on those services.

We have since added to the team with an additional 2 Helpline Manager/Operator posts, to expand and develop the frontline support provision, funded by a grant from Children in Need, a trainer to continue to expand the work we do in schools, plus an internal legal support person.

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