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Ban Conversion Practices – Campaign Officer (Part-time)

LGBT Ireland is a national charitable organisation which provides support services to Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI+) people and their families.  Informed by the issues and experiences raised through our front-line services we also advocate and educate to enhance the visibility, inclusion and rights of LGBTI+ people living in Ireland.

Purpose of this Post:

LGBT Ireland are partnering with the Rainbow Project in Belfast, in a joint project aimed at achieving a meaningful and effective legislative ban on convention practices in the Republic and Northern Ireland.  This post offers an exciting opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders to build awareness of the deep harm caused by conversion practices and to achieve legislative and policy responses that eradicate these practices on the island of Ireland.

The post holder will be supported by a small project steering group of senior staff from both organisations to coordinate a campaign which builds on the progress already made on this issue in each jurisdiction.  This will include linking with relevant committees and officials currently developing research and policies to inform legislation and creating opportunities for all those already campaigning for a ban to work together in a coordinated way.

Structure of this Post:

This is a part time role (2 days per week) on a fixed term 1 year contract.

The post holder will report directly to the CEO of LGBT Ireland.

The key roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and deliver a mobilisation strategy aimed at identifying and engaging a diverse range of stakeholders to support a ban on conversion practices.
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders through regular updates, events and other campaign activities.
  • Organise and support regular meetings of all agencies, groups and individuals already working towards a ban, to facilitate a coordinated campaign in both jurisdictions.
  • Attend and support the work of the Ban Conversion Therapy consortium NI and establish similar structure in the South.
  • Develop policy and communications tools which create awareness of the deep harm caused by conversion practices and the legislative, policy and practice responses needed to achieve an effective ban.
  • Develop written reports which document and analyse the key outputs and outcomes of the project including all necessary funding reports.

Essential criteria

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience of working on an advocacy campaign or social change project with a national reach.
  • Demonstrable experience of engaging with a wide range of stakeholders and audiences including statutory and voluntary agencies and groups.
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal and written communications.
  • Strong teamwork experience and skills
  • Strong organisational skills

Desirable criteria

  • Strong knowledge of LGBTI+ issues
  • Relevant qualification in human rights/ public policy /political science/equality studies or similar.

The salary scale for this post ranges from €32,076 to €41,656 for full-time post (adjusted pro rata for 2 days per week).  The salary offered will be subject to experience.

How to Apply

To apply please email a covering letter and CV to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 4th October 2021. Interviews to take place Friday, 8th October.

For more information about this role or to find out more about LGBT Ireland please email [email protected]