Jobs

We’re looking for a Funding Manager and a Pride in Practice Co-ordinator, a Male Counsellor / Psychotherapist to join our well established team based in Central Manchester. 

Role: Pride in Practice Co-ordinator

Salary: £22,442 - £24,584 per annum (plus 10% pension, subject to completion of a six month probation period)
Special Terms: Six months, with the possibility of extension
Accountable to: Director of Business Development
Accountable for: Volunteers

Pride in Practice

Pride in Practice is a quality assurance service that strengthens and develops a GP Practice’s relationship with their lesbian, gay and bisexual patients within their local community.

The project has grown from strength to strength in the past 18 months. The LGF is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated account manager to work with and support approximately 100 GP Practices in Greater Manchester and the North West.

  • To ensure ongoing excellence in the delivery of Pride in Practice.
  • To inspire GP practices to actively engage with Pride in Practice.
  • To provide a professional account management service to all GP Practices.
  • To inspire GP Practice staff to reflect on their service delivery and implement Pride in Practice’s best practice model for inclusive service delivery to LGB patients.
  • Delivery onsite face to face bespoke training session for GP practice staff.
  • Deliver training to health professionals via webinars.
  • To build and maintain positive relationships with GP Practices and wider stakeholders.
  • Writing and evaluating performance of the project internally and to wider stakeholders.

For more information:

We welcome people contacting us for an informal chat about the role and opportunities Please contact Kathy McGuirk on 0845 3 30 30 30.

To apply, please email the items below to recruitment@lgf.org.uk

>>> Download the job description / person specification

>>> Download the Equal Opportunities monitoring form


Male Counsellor / Psychotherapist

survivors manchester

Survivors Manchester and The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are launching a new therapy group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, who also identify as gay or bisexual.

This is the first group of its kind and we are excited to offer the opportunity for a male counsellor or psychotherapist to co-facilitate the group with Survivors Manchester’s Clinical Lead.

The Lesbian & Gay Foundation are working towards becoming a fully trans inclusive organisation and we welcome applications from people who feel they meet the requirements of the role and who also self identify as male.

Adapted from an American framework, the therapy group structure incorporates an integrative format consisting of psycho-educational, and less structured elements, throughout the twenty sessions. The post is an exciting opportunity and valuable, professional experience for a male therapist for this male only group.

Experience and skills required:

  • Previous experience of working with trauma
  • A good understanding of sexual orientation and some of the common experiences of gay and bisexual men
  • Previous experience of working with groups would be beneficial, although not essential.
  • Able to commit to twenty weekly sessions.
  • Some experience of delivering psycho-education sessions/information would also be desirable, although not essential.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with the other facilitator to screen and assess potential group members before they are offered a place.
  • Co-facilitate twenty weekly group sessions, running between 7pm and 9pm in Manchester City Centre, followed by a 30 minute facilitator debrief.
  • Attendance at monthly clinical supervision with the group’s other facilitator (the cost of this will be covered)
  • Support project colleagues with producing an evaluation report once the group has finished.

Payment rate:

  • £12.50 per hour
  • The cost of monthly external clinical supervision will be covered

How to apply:

Interested therapists should either email or post their CV and a supporting statement (of no more than 500 words) to:

Lucy Rolfe, Wellbeing Manager at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation

  • Email: Lucy.rolfe@lgf.org.uk
  • Postal address: The Lesbian & Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3HF

Deadline for applications is 5pm on 2nd March 2015

For more information please contact Tom Taylor, Clinical Lead at Survivors Manchester on 0161 236 2182 or email tom@survivorsmanchester.org.uk.


Role: Funding Manager

Salary: £28,461 - £31,980 per annum (plus 10% pension, subject to completion of a six month probation period)
Special Terms: Maternity cover (for up to 8 months, with the possibility of extension)
Accountable to: Director of Business Development
Accountable for: Funding Officer

We are looking for an innovative and experienced individual to manage our statutory income, grant funding and venue hire functions.  This will be to cover a period of maternity leave for the current post holder.  However, we are an ambitious charity that recognises the need to diversify and respond to challenges that we face.  As such, there is a possibility that the right candidate could help us develop our tendering and contracting capabilities once the maternity cover has ended.  If you have the skills to develop excellent Trust and Foundation applications, as well as the ability to strengthen our tendering approach, or develop the skills to do so, this is the perfect role for you!  For the duration of the maternity cover, your responsibilities will include:

  • To research and identify sources of funding, creatively matching them to organisational needs and ambitions for growth.
  • To secure successful funding applications to a range of local and national sources, supporting the running and future sustainability of the charity and its services.
  • To exceed the expectations of funders, maintaining positive relationships through ensuring that they are appropriately thanked and kept informed of progress.
  • To support Earned Income through overseeing Venue Hire income stream.

How to apply

We welcome people contacting us for an informal chat about the role and opportunities. Contact Rob Cookson on 0845 3 303030.

Please complete the application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Submit a two page example application for a project of your choosing (there is no requirement for this to be to an existing funder, you can completely make it up!) along with your application form. There is no closing date for this post, we will receive applications until we find the right candidate.

Closing date: Rolling date until we find the right candidate. If you are not invited to interview, we will inform you within 5 days of receiving your application.
Interviews: Negotiable

To download a recruitment pack, use all 3 of the links below or email recruitment@lgf.org.uk.

>>> Download the job description / person specification
>>> Download the application form
>>> Download the Equal Opportunities monitoring form

Benefits of working for the LGF include:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days after 5 years service)

  • A dedicated training budget for each member of staff

  • 10% contributory pension (contributions start after successful completion of a probation period)

  • Flexible working, including time off in lieu and flexi-time

  • Membership of a health cash plan scheme


Positive About Disabled People

The LGF is part of the Positive about Disabled People Scheme and is an Investors in People accredited organisation. We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


Why not learn more about volunteering?

We also have a range of volunteering opportunities available all year round.