Recruitment & Growth

 Mermaids and the escalating demand for support

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 3 new posts!

Chief Operating Officer Role Description

Purpose of the role

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 Chief Operating Officer to work with the CEO as her second in command, assisting with the day to day operational aspects of the charity, providing seamless support and robust cover for the CEO role as needed. As a part of the role, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain and develop the charity policies and control frameworks, and oversee risk management and HR.

This role is part of the expansion of the charity, and is needed to provide support for the CEO role, plus extended management support for staff members and service delivery. Answering to the CEO, the Chief Operating Officer role may well change and grow as the charity continues to expand, so we need a flexible and dedicated individual who will embrace the ethos of the charity, and be committed to the mission, aims and cultural values.

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Fundraiser Role Description

Purpose of the role

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 fundraiser to work with the rest of the team to strengthen and grow our income, both restricted and unrestricted. Growing and supporting our fundraising volunteer base to further increase funding streams and delivery by volunteers, and supporting and nurturing present and future fundraisers. As a part of the role, the successful candidate will also be expected to oversee and develop policies specific to the role, working hand in hand with the CEO and Chief Operating Officer.

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Moderation Support Worker Role Description
Purpose of the role

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 administrator to work with the rest of the team to strengthen and grow our parents and youth groups. Growing and supporting our volunteer base to support the groups, run necessary checks, build additional policies and processes and support other areas of service delivery. As a part of the role, the successful candidate will also be expected to oversee and develop policies specific to the role, working hand in hand with the CEO and Chief Operating Officer.

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