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Youth Activists: Three exciting opportunities



Today, we are excited to announce three new opportunities for young people to get involved in activism and progressing LGBTI young people’s rights in Scotland and internationally.

We are looking for dynamic and passionate people, aged 13-25, who want to make a difference.


Gender Recognition Youth Commission

We are recruiting for a brand new Youth Commission with a focus on improving the lives of trans young people in Scotland. Its work will align with the Scottish Trans Alliance’s Gender Recognition Campaign and LGBT Youth Scotland’s Manifesto which calls for the reform of the Gender Recognition Act. It is expected to run for at least 2 years and will help to ensure trans young people’s voices and experiences are heard.

Housing and Homelessness Youth Commission

This already established commission is seeking new members to bring a fresh perspective. The Commission will run events and share their findings with professionals and politicians over the next 10 months. Specifically, they are calling for the Scottish Government to develop a National Strategy for Homelessness that is fully inclusive of the needs of LGBTI young people. 

International Intern

The person in this role will shadow our IGLYO Representative at their next conference in Croatia (29th September – 1st October 2017) and will assist with the co-design of the next IGLYO Conference, taking place in Scotland in 2018. Applicants for this position must be aged 16 to 25, have a valid passport and must be able to attend the IGLYO conference at the end of September 2017.

IGLYO = the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation. Applications for their conference have closed but they have kindly offered to hold a place for LGBT Youth Scotland.



How to get involved?

If you are interested, complete the application HERE, telling us what you can bring to the role.

All positions will require a short reference from a professional that has some experience of working with you i.e. youth worker, teacher or employer.

Deadlines for all applications: September 5th 2017 at 5pm.

Please note:

  • Depending on the number of applications we receive, the selection process may involve an interview.
  • Applicants can only apply for one Youth Commission as they run at the same time.  You are however welcome to apply for both the International Internship and a place on the Youth Commissions.
  • The Youth Commissions will meet approximately every 6 weeks on a Saturday. It is expected that applicants endeavour to attend the majority of sessions.
  • The International Intern position is an unpaid volunteer position, but expenses are covered.
  • If you have any questions about applying for either of the positions please contact: deva.macginty@lgbtyouth.org.uk