Trustee
Just Like Us

Job Description

Summary

Just Like Us, the LGBT+ charity for young people, is recruiting up to four new Trustees to join this fast-growing startup. We’re looking for big-thinkers to join our excellent trustee board, offering guidance, support and challenge to our executive team. 

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experience, but we are particularly seeking a treasurer, beneficiary trustee and those with expertise in fundraising and communications. 

This is a critical and exciting period of growth for us as we scale our operations to support every school in the UK. Over the last four years we’ve worked with tens of thousands of young people and supported thousands of schools in championing LGBT+ equality, winning awards and recognition along the way. We’ve seen the transformative impact of our work to ensure that LGBT+ young people live awesome lives, but there’s so much more to do. That’s why we’re looking for outstanding Trustee candidates to help us scale our work until we reach every young person who needs our support. 

About Just Like Us

Our work

Just Like Us (JLU) is the LGBT+ charity for young people working for a world where LGBT+ young people live awesome lives. Our mission is to empower all young people to be the champions of LGBT+ equality at school and work. To do that, we run three programmes:

  • Ambassador Programme: we partner with employers to train LGBT+ young adults to give talks and workshops in schools that use their own stories to champion LGBT+ equality and challenge prejudice
  • School Diversity Week: our annual initiative empowers teachers and pupils across the country to tackle homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic bullying by organising activities that celebrate LGBT+ equality in education
  • Pride Groups: a new programme training teachers to support students in establishing and running Pride Groups - student-led, school-based clubs for LGBT+ students and allies.

Our achievements

  • Trained 300 LGBT+ young people as Ambassadors who’ve delivered talks to more than 50,000 pupils in schools across the UK. 
  • Involved more than 1,400,000 young people and teachers in celebrating LGBT+ equality through School Diversity Week
  • Mentored 60 young people as part of our LGBT+ Senior Role Model programme
  • Won Pink News Community Group of the Year, Business Charity Award, Guardian Change Hero and Prime Ministerial Point of Light. Featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph, BBC News, ITV News, PinkNews, Attitude, and Gay Times
  • Partnered with leading companies including Facebook, JP Morgan and Travers Smith to provide training, mentoring and career opportunities to our young volunteers
  • Built relationships with the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and successive Secretaries of State for Education

For specific information about the treasurer, marketing and beneficiary trustee positions please download on the information pack.