LGBT Youth Scotland Recruiting International Youth Rep

LGBT Youth Scotland are recruiting for a new International Youth Rep, to represent LGBT youth Scotland, and LGBT young people at international events.

The first ever Youth Rep, Josh McCormick has now come to end of his term, and we are looking for someone to take on the position from here.

“I became the LGBYS International Youth Representative in June 2013 and represented my peers at the international level speaking on issues such as homophobic and transphobic bullying and social inclusion for LGBTQ people. Through this international exposure I had the opportunity to work with IGLYO on a number of events across the pan European region.” Josh McCormick, previous International Youth Rep.

This exciting voluntary position is open to any young person aged 18-30* who is able to adequately represent both the views of their LGBT peers in a conference, seminar, training event context, and able to represent the views and the work of LGBT Youth Scotland in such a context.

Youth workers, tutors etc are also welcome to nominate a young person whom they think might be the right person for this role.

The person suitable for the role should:

•             Be aged 18-25* between 1st July 2015 and 31st December 2016.

•             Have a full and valid passport.

•             Have the time to commit to this work.

•             Be prepared to attend preparatory meetings, and do consultation work with peers to prepare to attend events. 

•             Be prepared to do some research and learning about LGBT issues across Europe

•             Have the skills and confidence to travel independently.

•             Be committed to equality and anti-discrimination

•             Write reports, presentations and a blog on your return.  

If you meet all of the criteria above, complete the application process by no later than Monday 29th June at 12pm.

Click here to download the information pack
Click here to download the application forms

For more information contact Hugh Torrance (Youth Work Director) at hugh.torrance@lgbtyouth.org.uk or 0141 552 7425.

*Priority will be given to an 18-25 year old, but we would be keen to hear from 26-30 year olds too for some opportunities.