We are three years into the Positive futures youth project and will like advance the incredible work we do with youth people in an innovative way. We engage with many young people in clinics and through one to one session. However, we know we can do more.
We want young people to actively participate and lead on our planning and strategy. We want more young people to have leadership roles in our governance. We want a more diverse range of young people to be part of supporting other young people living with HIV.
To achieve all this, we need an ambitious youth steering group, which will clearly set out our vision and how we will achieve it.
We’re looking for eight young people living with HIV to lead and form the positive futures steering group.
You will work with staff over a 12 months period to create new strategies for the project. You will be involved in coming up with the big questions we need to answer, in regard to the best ways to support young people living with HIV. Informing our research and consultation as well as organisations and funders.
You’ll work together with the staff and take the findings of our interventions as well as evaluations and work with us to come up with the core components of the strategy for the project. Ultimately, you’ll shape and agree the way our project runs.
We’re looking for people who are living with HIV and have a vision of how young people can lead social change and have more power in organisations such as Positively UK.
We don’t expect you to have experience of creating a strategy, or to have ever been involved process like this. We are looking for people with big ideas, who aren’t afraid to challenge and speak up.
We’re looking for young people who have previously been engaged in HIV work, and four who have not. So, whether you have previous experience with us or not, please do apply.
We strongly encourage applications from people of colour, non-binary people, LGBTQI folk, people living with disabilities, young parents, refugees and migrants, survivors and those not in education, employment or training and those from the traveller community. This is by no means an exhaustive list.
You will need to attend minimum of 4 meetings throughout the course of the year. You will also need to be available for check in calls up until August 2021. There will be at least 1 check in call a month, although there may be more frequent at key times.
All travel expenses, food, accommodation, childcare, and caring costs will be covered.
Meetings & trainings will take place in our Islington office and online.
Download the Application form fill it in and return it to email@example.com.
You will be asked to fill in some personal details and then to submit answers to the following questions:
- What experience do you have of working with young people and advocating for those living with HIV?
- How do you think organisations like Positively UK could better engage young people?
- What does youth leadership look like to you?
- Why do you want to work with Positively UK?
You can put your answers in writing, or in a video. Please note, answers should not exceed 150 words per question, or 4 minutes total for video submissions.
The deadline for applications is Monday 3rd August 2020
E-mail your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
You will also be asked to provide contact details for a supporting recommendation, this can be from a range of people who know you, but they must not be a family member, nor be under 18 years old.
Examples could be a teacher, youth worker, volunteer manager, sports club representative or personal advisor. Please make sure you have their permission before sharing their contact details.
We are committed to making this opportunity as accessible as possible, however, you must fulfil the below requirements:
You are aged 18-29*
You are committed to attending minimum of 4 meetings throughout the year and we cannot cover international travel
You are passionate about HIV and young people and aren’t afraid to share your ideas.
You are committed to being involved in the steering group until August 2021 when the steering group will be reviewed.