Support us

Make a financial contribution,
fundraise, donate your time, resources or become an official partner.
 
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Donate

The services we offer to young persons are free of charge. We rely on limited council funding, grants and donations from individuals to continue to ensure financial difficulty is no barrier to any LGBT+young person accessing our support.

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Fundraise

Fundraising keeps our doors open, helps you develop your skills, and gets people involved in the community.

 

If you have an idea for how you can raise money on our behalf, we would love to hear from you and would be excited to see how we can work together.

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Volunteer

Our services are largely run by LGBT+ volunteers and we are regularly looking to expand our diverse group of volunteers.

 

If you are keen to take an active role in helping us make a better tomorrow for young LGBT+ persons, please get in touch.

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Corporate Social Responsibility

We collaborate with corporate partners in a variety of ways to help deliver positive outcomes for young LGBT+ persons, whilst also enriching the experiences of your team.

 

If you are keen to explore working together, we would love to hear from you.

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Promote us

The easiest way you can support Mosaic is to use your voice to tell the world about our work. We always welcome a tag, comment, like, or share on social media and have some amazing content for you to post and help spread the word about what we do.

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Can you support us another way?

If you think you have an interesting idea or something different to share with us that can help support LGBT+ young persons then we'd love to hear from you.

Current Opportunities

On-site Young Persons' Mentor (Trans, Non-binary, Gender non-conforming)


Managed by: Assistant Director Role Type: Volunteer Hours: At least 40 weekly sessions per year Based at: Youth Club takes place in Central London near Euston Station Main Purposes of Role

  • Mosaic works with LGBT+ young persons aged 13 – 19.Mosaic’s main work with young persons is carried out through our Youth Club which meets in Central London. The Youth Club is managed by one of our professional staff supported by a group of volunteer Mentors.
  • Youth Mentors will form trusting and professional mentoring relationships with our young persons by being regularly and frequently present at Youth Club. They will also ensure that our young persons socialise in the space and that no one is left out.
  • To enable trust to be built up over time the commitment is 40 weekly sessions per year.
  • Mentors will take part in service reviews and case work discussions providing the opportunity to develop skills in working with a range of issues that our young persons face.
Values It is vital that our Off Site Youth Mentors uphold and model the values of Mosaic. Mindful Open Safe Agile Intersectional Community focused Key Tasks
  • Attend the Youth Club at least 40 sessions a year committing to either a Wednesday evening (6pm – 10pm) or Sunday afternoon (12pm – 4pm).
  • Guide our young persons as they set up and pack down the space.
  • During the social time (the first half of the meeting) socialise with the young persons: catching up, playing games, getting to know one another etc. Ensuring that no young person is left out and that everyone is encouraged to socialise. Keeping the space safe by reminding people of the code of conduct and exemplifying the values.
  • Use the social time to build trusting and professional relationships which form the basis of a mentoring relationship.
  • Assist with the facilitation of the workshop (the second half of the meeting) as required.
  • Take part in the post-Club debrief meeting including discussion of the social and the workshop sessions, review of casework and discussion of particular challenges and problems our young persons are facing with the goal of identifying and being able to offer additional support.
  • Youth mentors will be required to adhere to our Volunteers’ Code of Conduct and also to make sure their interactions with each other and with our young persons are compliant with organisations Ethical Principles and other Policies.
  • Mosaic will run a DBS check alongside references that would need to be provided prior to starting in the role.
Support and Commitment
  • Training and support will be provided around safeguarding young persons and vulnerable adults.
  • Support will be provided to enable you to work effectively with young persons.
  • Commitment is at least 40 weekly sessions per year on either a Wednesday evening or a Sunday afternoon.
How to Apply To apply for this position, please fill in this form.




On-site Young Persons' Mentor (BAME)


Managed by: Assistant Director Role Type: Volunteer Hours: At least 40 weekly sessions per year Based at: Youth Club takes place in Central London near Euston Station Main Purposes of Role

  • Mosaic works with LGBT+ young persons aged 13 – 19.Mosaic’s main work with young persons is carried out through our Youth Club which meets in Central London. The Youth Club is managed by one of our professional staff supported by a group of volunteer Mentors.
  • Youth Mentors will form trusting and professional mentoring relationships with our young persons by being regularly and frequently present at Youth Club. They will also ensure that our young persons socialise in the space and that no one is left out.
  • To enable trust to be built up over time the commitment is 40 weekly sessions per year.
  • Mentors will take part in service reviews and case work discussions providing the opportunity to develop skills in working with a range of issues that our young persons face.
Values It is vital that our Off Site Youth Mentors uphold and model the values of Mosaic. Mindful Open Safe Agile Intersectional Community focused Key Tasks
  • Attend the Youth Club at least 40 sessions a year committing to either a Wednesday evening (6pm – 10pm) or Sunday afternoon (12pm – 4pm).
  • Guide our young persons as they set up and pack down the space.
  • During the social time (the first half of the meeting) socialise with the young persons: catching up, playing games, getting to know one another etc. Ensuring that no young person is left out and that everyone is encouraged to socialise. Keeping the space safe by reminding people of the code of conduct and exemplifying the values.
  • Use the social time to build trusting and professional relationships which form the basis of a mentoring relationship.
  • Assist with the facilitation of the workshop (the second half of the meeting) as required.
  • Take part in the post-Club debrief meeting including discussion of the social and the workshop sessions, review of casework and discussion of particular challenges and problems our young persons are facing with the goal of identifying and being able to offer additional support.
  • Youth mentors will be required to adhere to our Volunteers’ Code of Conduct and also to make sure their interactions with each other and with our young persons are compliant with organisations Ethical Principles and other Policies.
  • Mosaic will run a DBS check alongside references that would need to be provided prior to starting in the role.
Support and Commitment
  • Training and support will be provided around safeguarding young persons and vulnerable adults.
  • Support will be provided to enable you to work effectively with young persons.
  • Commitment is at least 40 weekly sessions per year on either a Wednesday evening or a Sunday afternoon.
How to Apply To apply for this position, please fill in this form.




Fundraising Manager


Managed by: Executive Director Salary: £35,000 (pro rata on 40-hour week) Hours: 24 hours per week Based at: Any part of the UK, the role is remote i.e. home based. Possibility for co-working space in Camden, North London

Closing date: The closing date for receipt of your application is Thursday 21st October at 5pm. Interviews will take place, via Zoom, during the first week in November.

Job purpose: The primary function of the Fundraising Manager is to lead on the development and implementation of a sustainable fundraising strategy to support the charity’s growth. The post holder will build and steward a robust partnership portfolio of trusts and foundations, as well as further developing our activity with corporate funders. In addition, the post holder will create an ambitious approach to individual, community and events fundraising.The Fundraising Manager will work closely with the Executive Director, Assistant Director, Chair of Board, Trustees and volunteers to deliver a successful fundraising plan that is in line with the organisational strategy.

About You

You are an experienced fundraising professional with significant experience of raising voluntary income, particularly from trusts and foundations and/or corporate foundations and funders. A self-starter with outstanding relationship-building and communication skills, you are ready for a challenge and excited by the opportunity to play a key role in establishing the fundraising infrastructure of a small but growing charity.

You have demonstrable experience of building and/or supporting the developing and implementation of a fundraising strategy. As the fundraising lead at the charity, you succeed at working independently and be able to use your own initiative. You also have expertise in managing a CRM database to manage and steward supporters.

You have an in depth understanding of the LGBT+ community either through your lived experience or your work.

About the Job

The Fundraising Manager will oversee the strategy and management of Mosaic’s fundraising function. This includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Strategy

  • Work closely with the charity’s Executive Director and Board of Trustees to design and deliver an ambitious fundraising strategy to raise funds from a broad portfolio of funding streams.
  • Ensure that the fundraising strategy aligns with the overall organisational strategy, as well as the goals of the charity’s Marketing and Communications function.

Fundraising and donor/funder management

  • Conduct extensive prospect research to identify and cultivate key trust and foundation, statutory and corporate partnerships.
  • Manage and update a clear and weighted partnership pipeline.
  • Write compelling applications to trust and foundation funders to generate income that supports the strategic goals of the charity
  • Support the Executive Director to develop and maintain relationships with both existing and prospective corporate supporters through organising engagement opportunities and responding to partnership requests.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Communications Subcommittee to create a clear plan of fundraising activities to engage individual supporters on social media, as well as delivering a tailored and targeted cultivation and stewardship programme to thank individual donors.
  • Support volunteer fundraisers to carry out fundraising on behalf of the charity.
  • Achieve targets set and agreed with the Executive Director.
  • Produce and submit timely reports to funders to demonstrate how funding has successfully enabled the charity to continue its work or create new activities for the young persons we support.
  • Report on fundraising activity and progress to the Board of Trustees.

Administration and Other duties

  • Build and maintain a CRM to manage income from and communications with funders and donors in line with data protection regulations – with the support of the Executive Director

  • Oversee Gift Aid management

  • Carry out fundraising in a way that meets the Code of Fundraising Practice and the regulations set out by other relevant bodies (such as the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Gambling Commission).

  • At all times, and in all decisions and actions, adhere to the ethical principles and policies of Mosaic

  • Carry out any other duties appropriate to the post as requested by the Executive Director

In many of these tasks it will be possible to recruit volunteers to work with you.

About the Terms

We are looking for someone to work 24 hours a week. We will ask you to commit to a 6-hour block that is the same each week (e.g. every Wednesday from 10am – 4pm) but the rest of the time you can chose when you work. This may include evenings and weekends if you wish, though we would expect you to make time to meet funders and people from Mosaic as needed. You will keep a note of the hours you work each week and share that with your manager.

We don’t have an office, so we need you to work from home, but we are happy to provide a laptop, a printer, a proper office chair and a phone if you need any of those things. As you will work from home this job can be done from anywhere in the UK. We have access to shared office space in Camden which could be available if you wanted to use that.

We will calculate your pay pro-rata on a full-time salary of £35,000. We have a 40-hour working week so 24 hours in 40 equates to an actual salary £21,000. We offer 25 days holiday normally, prorated that would be 15 days (120 hours) a year. You would also receive all bank holidays.

We provide a very good pension. You contribute 5% of your salary in line with legislation but instead of the required 3% from us that the legislation requires we contribute 7%. In addition, each year we aspire to pay a further 3% into your pension but this is based on the Trustees decision as to whether they consider it affordable.

There will be a probation period of 6 months during which time the notice period is 2 weeks on either side. Once the probation period has ended then the notice period is 4 weeks on either side.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply please send us:

  • A CV;
  • No more than 2 pages how you meet the requirements in the “About You” section of this document;
  • Two references from people who know about your work as a fundraiser (we won’t approach them without your agreement).

Please send all this to Ken.Batty@mosaictrust.org.uk. Ken is the Chair of our Board of Trustees who will arrange an initial chat where you can find out more about the role and he can get an idea about your experience.

We will use your application, plus the feedback from Ken, to draw up a shortlist. We will invite those on the shortlist to an interview, via Zoom. We will first ask you to meet with some of our young persons and they will be interested to understand how much you have learned about Mosaic, and what you know about the LGBT+ community in general. You will then meet with a couple of our trustees, and with Lukasz Konieczka who is our Executive Director. The panel will want to understand your fundraising experience and how you plan to go about the tasks. Finally we will ask you to make a presentation for 10 minutes about a fundraising project you are proud of which may be relevant to Mosaic.

The closing date for receipt of your application is Thursday 21st October at 5pm. Interviews will take place, via Zoom, during the first week in November.