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We’re recruiting for a part-time administrative staff member

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Supported by Belfast City CouncilTransgenderNI is a regional trans human rights organisation for trans and gender diverse people in Northern Ireland, established by experienced activists and human rights professionals in 2018. We run the Belfast Trans Resource Centre, the only dedicated trans community centre in the UK & Ireland, and lead a number of key projects in healthcare rights, human rights monitoring and professional training. Since our establishment, our work has grown massively and we are keen to bring more talented people on board to bring our work into the new decade at a higher level. We are recruiting a new part-time admin role to help us manage funding requirements, maintain and improve good governance practices, and oversee the reopening and management of the Belfast Trans Resource Centre in 2022.

We are a community-led organisation and value the expertise that those in the trans community bring to this work, however the call is open to all who meet the criteria.

This position is grant-aided through Belfast City Council’s Community Recovery Support Grant. The activities conducted within post are not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Council. The Council does not accept any responsibility or liability for same.

The position

This position is a short-term part-time position as funded from December 2021 to March 2022, but is hoped to be a longer-term position pending funding availability. The post is part-time at 16 hours per week, and working hours and arrangements etc will be as flexible as practicable for the successful applicant.

Activities

As an Administrator within TransgenderNI, successful applicants will have duties related to:

  • Organisational governance, legal compliance and financial reporting;
  • Strategic development, including funding, sustainability and growth of the organisation;
  • Management and oversight of activities within/use of the Belfast Trans Resource Centre

TransgenderNI is a non-profit company limited by guarantee, meaning that it is bound to non-profit activities. 

As a young and small organisation, staff may also contribute to a multitude of other areas of work, including liaising with other organisations within and outside the LGBTQI+ sector, providing support to other team members where requested, and supporting our volunteer programme. Training will be provided in areas necessary for the successful applicant in line with our standard practice through the Belfast Trans Resource Centre.

It is expected that the majority of work will occur at our Belfast location but remote activity is welcome where this is not possible. 

Essential qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience of direct work with trans communities;
  • Basic knowledge of pressing trans rights issues in Northern Ireland;
  • An ability to work with a team, both in-person and remotely;
  • At least one years’ experience in an administrative role;
  • Skills and experience in finance, fundraising, and organisational governance;
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Proof of right to work in Northern Ireland.

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience working in the human rights, LGB&T, trans and/or general non-profit sectors; 
  • Knowledge of the systems of government, public bodies and authorities in Northern Ireland;
  • Proficiency in languages other than English, especially those popularly spoken in Northern Ireland.

We are particularly keen to hear from older trans people, people of colour, people on low incomes and disabled people. 

Application process

Please submit your CV along with a cover letter of 2 A4 pages or less to info@transgenderni.org.uk, by December 7th 2021 by 23:59. Please include “Administrative recruitment” in your email subject line.

If you prefer, you can post your application, leaving good time to arrive before the deadline, to:

TransgenderNI,
CONFIDENTIAL,
Belfast Trans Resource Centre,
98 University Street,
Belfast,
Northern Ireland,
BT7 1HE.

Your cover letter should outline your experience and skills, your motivation for applying, and anything else you think we should know.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview at the Belfast Trans Resource Centre for a short face-to-face chat about intentions, ambitions and skills etc. This may happen via teleconference if you can’t travel for any reason, including access needs.

We may ask for a reference to support your application; you can provide this on your CV or at a later stage.

We will then work to appoint the best applicants who will then join the organisation’s team and commence with their activities at a time which is practical.

Exclusion

We are unable to offer this role to applicants who cannot provide evidence of their right to work in Northern Ireland  Any job offer is subject to change pending Access NI checks on the successful applicant. 

Any questions?

We are excited to get more great people on board, and hope to use this opportunity to move trans rights in Northern Ireland forward substantially. If you have any questions, you can contact us via info@transgenderni.org.uk, by post at the address above, or by phone on 0300 302 3202.