Children's Service Manager
Rockford House, Low Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, LS18 5QW
15h ago

Are you a confident manager with knowledge of LGBTQ+ lives?

Do you want to lead our vibrant, busy and innovative service?

Are you committed to equality, diversity and inclusion?

Positive Identities : celebrate who you are with pride

Barnardo's Positive Identities Service is a children's and young peoples service offering sexual orientation and gender identity expertise through training, consultancy and direct interventions.

This pioneering Service supports schools, organisations and wider communities to provide safe spaces for LGBTQ staff, volunteers, young people and their families.

Positive Identities have been providing support since 2011 and currently deliver :

  • Calderdale Identity LGBTQ Youth Group for 12-18 year olds
  • Stronger Neighbourhoods - a two year community based project; working with communities and primary schools to create safe spaces and diversity events in local communities in Calderdale.
  • Calderdale Healthy Identities - a primary preventative health project ; making health services LGBTQ friendly; supporting mental health needs of LGBTQ young people and providing one to one support.
  • Commissioned LGBTQ work - nationally supporting Barnardo's, schools and organisations through training, consultancy and direct interventions.
  • Anti Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic (HBT) Bullying Fund working with schools to tackle and prevent HBT bullying.
  • Prouder Communities Project delivering a range of support and interventions to meet the specific needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans children and young people and those questioning (LGBTQ) their sexual or gender identity in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire .
  • Gen der Space - supporting young trans and gender variant people and their families across the North of England.
  • Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance;
  • we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements

    Although this contract is fixed term, please be aware that it is subject to review and may become permanent.

    When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document.

    This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

    About Barnardo's

    At Barnardo's we believe in children no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below.

    You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

    Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-

    represented within Barnardo's.

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