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Chair of the Board – Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Chair recruitment for Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

We're particularly interested in individuals with experience of safeguarding, HR, fundraising and marketing & communications.

  • Location: Meetings held in Camden
  • Salary: Expenses only
Chair - board recruitment - Mosaic LGBT

About the role

LGBT youth - board chair recruitment for Mosaic LGBT

Time Commitment: 2-4 days a month
Location: Meetings are held in Camden

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre support, educate and inspire LGBT+ young people in London to be strong and healthy people who are able to thrive into adulthood. Mosaic has been an independent charity for two years, but has run services for almost 20 years as part of Brent Council. In two years, we have set up a charity from scratch and grown from strength to strength to continue to support our young people.

Mosaic run a Youth Club every week which support young LGBT+ people to find a place they can call home, with people who understand them. We can also educate these young people about not just sexual health, but mental health and wellbeing, building confidence and LGBT history. Mosaic have developed pioneering work and events such as the UK’s first and only LGBT+ Youth Summer Camp and LGBT+ Youth Winter Retreat.

Chair of the Board

Chair of the Board, Mosaic LGBT

With a new Strategic Plan this year, we are looking to continue our growth trajectory and ensure we support more young people. With this in mind, we are looking for a new Chair who can bring to board strategic thinking, diplomacy, innovation and an understanding of the LGBT+ community.

We are open on background but are interested in individuals with experience of safeguarding, HR, fundraising and marketing & communications. The Board meet every six weeks in Camden and we expect the time commitment to be between two and four days a month. Most importantly, the new Chair will share Mosaic’s mission statement of supporting, educating and inspiring our young persons in all aspects of their lives.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search team at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan on jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk or 07519 070497

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 24th June 2019

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Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in becoming the Chair of Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre.

Mosaic has been in existence for almost 20 years, having started as part of Brent Council, and we set ourselves up as an independent charity in 2016. We aim to support, educate and inspire young LGBT+ persons in London to be proud and healthy community.

We know that being a teenager in today’s world has its own challenges, and this is even more so when you are LGBT+ or questioning your sexuality and gender. Many of our members report feelings of isolation and loneliness. We therefore are providing the safe space that they can come and feel at ease and supported by their peers, trained staff and volunteers.

It is an exciting time to join us; we have recently launched our first strategy for the charity, which solidifies what we do and aims to assist us in providing an even higher quality service, that is more sustainable and explores how we might meet the needs of young LGBT+ people in London that are not addressed currently. At the core of this vision is ensuring that the voice of the young persons is at the very centre of what we do.

We deliver a wide range of services, from a weekly youth club, residential trips, a culture club outings, social action projects – all of which have been co-designed with our members.

The Youth Network provides a safe & inclusive space for 100 young LGBT+ persons to come together, make friends, learn history, heritage and arts in order to help them better understand themselves and the world in which they live.

We also deliver a mentoring programme where our trained volunteers provide listening support and guidance to 30 young LGBT+ persons every year. Mentoring allows young person to speak to a like minded adult openly about the issues that play on their mind be it bullying, family situation, relationships or questions around sexuality and gender.

Every month, as an extension of Youth Network, we offer cultural trips to galleries, museums, film screenings, theatres and talks to educate and inspire young LGBT+ persons.

Our inclusion and outreach programme engages with educational establishments to raise awareness of sexuality and gender diversity, LGBT+ rights and needs with 300 staff and 700 students each year.

Mosaic delivers two residential programmes each year in the summer and winter, where up to 20 young persons each trip spend time outside of London where they explore their identity, build self-esteem and confidence learn how to work together and live in heteronormative world.

Each year we put on three major events; Pride Prom; Homoween; and our Annual Showcase. These events provide our young persons the chance to celebrate themselves and have fun without the fear of being judged for who they are. For Pride Prom and Homoween, over 150 young persons attend. The Annual Showcase is attended by 35 young persons and over 35 members of their family and friends as well as our funders and stakeholders.

Having had to set ourselves up as a charity without any income or staff three years ago, we have grown immensely and the new Chair will oversee, guide and support the charity through the continuation of this progress. The new Chair must deeply understand the LGBT+ community, who is able to lead a small but ambitious charity and has strategic and board level experience. They will be collaborative and will understand how to respond to the needs and desires of the young persons the charity serves.

Mosaic is a fast-moving and dynamic charity and only the sky is the limit. If you feel able to bring the skills, experience and commitment needed for this role, we very much look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jonathan Buckerfield
Co-Chair of Trustees

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre supports, educates and inspires young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community of London age 13 to 19. We do it through delivering outstanding, young person focused services that are designed in full co-operation with our members.

Our weekly LGBT Youth Group is popular and attracts around 30 young LGBT+ persons from across London with demand for this service continuously growing.

Every week we run workshops and forums supported by a dedicated team of LGBT+ volunteer staff role models who run workshops and forums on a range of matters from sexual health, mental health and wellbeing, to Queer literature.

Board recruitment for Mosaic LGBT

We also have developed pioneering and innovative services including the UK’s first and only LGBT+ Youth Summer Camp and LGBT+ Youth Winter Retreat. Also we have developed A range of LGBT+ Youth Events including London’s only LGBT+ under 18’s exclusive Pride Prom, ‘Homoween’ Ball and Winter ball. The events offered a fun, safe, inclusive & alcohol-free environment for LGBT+ young people to socialise with their LGBT+ peers.

More information:

Our website
Our Staff and Volunteers
Our Board
Mosaic CIO Constitution

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If you would like an informal conversation around the role, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Jennifer Horan on jennifer@peridotpartners.co.uk or 07519 070497

To apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (the supporting statement should be a maximum of two sides of A4) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the experience criteria in the person specification.

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We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Timetable

Closing date: 9am, Monday 24th June 2019
Interviews with Peridot and Mosaic: w/c Monday 8th July

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

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