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Job | Full Time

Regional Development Youth Officer


Cara-Friend is recruiting a new Regional Development Youth Officer to join our growing LGBTQ+ Youth Team working across Northern Ireland. Applications by email with CV and Cover Letter.

Cara-Friend LGBTQ+ Youth’s central mission is to provide inclusive and responsive, safe and relevant, youth services to LGBTQ+ young people across Northern Ireland.


  • To deliver direct youth work to LGBTQ+ young people in the N. Ireland region through peer leadership and personal development programmes and through individual one to one support and key-working.
  • To work as part of the Cara-Friend Youth Team to participate in events, training and community development activity.
  • Working in partnership with key local stakeholders, to be responsible for the development of our work with LGBTQ+ people, groups and networks in the N. Ireland region; including developing capacity through supporting volunteers.

Principal Responsibilities

  • To plan and facilitate group programmes, projects and events for and with young people
  • To deliver one to one opportunities for young people which focus on their learning and development
  • To develop and facilitate educational group work for and with young people
  • To support volunteers and sessional staff to undertake activities in N. Ireland
  • To record and evaluate the work using the appropriate methods and contribute to funding applications and reports.
  • To maintain a working knowledge of our own and other organisation’s services in order to refer service users to the most appropriate opportunity
  • To raise the profile of LGBTQ+ work in the area by linking into networks and forums
  • To support LGBTQ+ people to have a voice in the area
  • To support local outreach programmes and educational group work in mainstream youth settings
  • To attend team meetings, supervision and other meetings as required
  • To carry out such other duties as agreed with the Director
  • To submit timesheets and comply with such other administrative arrangements as required. 

This post is expected to be the first in a series of new positions for Cara-Friend LGBTQ+ Youth. Please apply by sending CV with a covering letter outlining (1) your interest in the post and (2) how you feel you meet the criteria to [email protected]

Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience in a youth work setting and/or have relevant qualifications. A full driver's licence is also required. 

Closing Date

Friday / 19 March 2021 5:00pm

Contact Details

Lee Cullen

Head of Youth Services

23 - 31 Waring Street
United Kingdom


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