Volunteer Positions Available At TransLeeds

Engagement Officer – Volunteer

The primary role of the engagement officer is to facilitate our regular support groups. They will also have a lead role in providing peer support to the community.

All TransLeeds staff are encouraged to participate in social events when they are able.

Primary duties

  • Facilitating the Main Support Group and the Mid Month Support Group
  • Providing online support, and face to face, where necessary.
  • To plan, deliver and assess the impact of support groups, ensuring that a quality service is provided to all service users.
  • To schedule and help in the delivery of social activities, while developing further concepts with group engagement.
  • Engage in TransLeeds staff meetings

Skills

  • The ideal candidate will have experience participating in, or facilitating, similar support groups.
  • You will have excellent communication, listening and social skills.
  • You will have awareness of the diversity of the trans community and working with people from many backgrounds and varying needs.
  • You will have experience dealing with crises and conflict within a group environment.
  • You will have an excellent understanding of :
    ◦ safeguarding
    ◦ professional bounderies
    ◦ Confidentiality
  • An enhanced DBS is required for this position. If you don’t currently have one, we will apply for one for you.

To apply, please send an email detailing how you would be suitable for the role to coordinator@transleeds.lgbt

Closing date for applications:28th February 2019

Social Media Officer – Volunteer

The Social Media Officer is responsible for all of TransLeeds social media accounts. Presently that is primarily Facebook and Twitter and so experience using these platforms is essential. They will be first point of contact for anyone contacting TransLeeds through social media both publically and through private message.

Primary Duties

  • Keeping TransLeeds social media presence updated with latest news and relevant info.
  • Expanding TransLeeds’ social media presence
  • Promptly responding to messages through social media
  • Liaising with other staff members
  • Attending staff meetings

Skills

  • Confidentiality – Sensitive information may be communicated through these channels and so a strong understanding of confidentiality is required.
  • Communication – Our social media accounts receive messages from both service users and organisations and it will be your responsibility to communicate with them and/or forward them to the relevant staff.
  • Facebook and Twitter – These are the two main platforms we currently use and so having experience with them will help. If you have experience running Facebook pages or accounts similar to TransLeeds then that’s even better!
  • Other Social Media Platforms – We would like to expand our reach through social media and so will be looking into setting up social media accounts on other platforms.

To apply, please send an email detailing how you would be suitable for the role to coordinator@transleeds.lgbt

Closing date for applications:28th February 2019