Recruitment & Growth

Mermaids and the escalating demand for support

Please do not send speculative CVs. Any vacancies will be updated here.

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 one available post!

Finance and Office Assistant

As a growing charity Mermaids has been successful in raising awareness of the difficulties facing transgender children and young people, and campaigning for better education, treatment and acceptance of the same. The work that we do has expanded, and we now need an effective and skilled Finance and Office assistant. Supporting our operations team you will deal with daily financial duties as well as supporting our fundraising initiatives, and the events and volunteering team. As the main point of contact for many stakeholders and staff you will have a varied workload and must be able to manage conflicting priorities. More information is available here.