We’re Recruiting:  LGBTQ Older Persons Project Assistant 

 In 2020 we celebrated our 45th birthday, and this landmark makes Switchboard the longest-running LGBT organisation in Brighton and Hove. This is an important and exciting time to be joining the charity, our vital work has never been more needed. 

Switchboard is a charity for LGBTQ people looking for a sense of community, support, or information. We connect people and support them directly through specially developed Switchboard services or link them to other specialist organisations. Switchboard’s dedicated staff team runs a number of services that offer information and support, for LGBTQ communities. 

We are now looking to recruit a Project Assistant for our LGBTQ Older Persons Project. This is one of Switchboard’s frontline projects, working with and supporting LGBTQ older people. The post holder will be working closely alongside the Project Development Worker to support a community of members, planning and delivering online and offline peer support spaces. 


Remuneration: £19,750 pro rata (£7,472 actual) 

Hours: 14 hours – 2 days per week (flexible) 

Based: The post holder will be based at the Switchboard office in Brighton, but it is expected that the role will involve outreach work and travel around the city and surrounding areas for which travel expenses will be paid. Some home working in line with Covid-19 restrictions. 

Terms: 1-year fixed term contract 

Annual leave entitlement is based at 25 days for a full-time equivalent leave entitlement, plus additional Christmas closure days and paid bank holidays.


 If you are interested in applying, please read the application pack and return an application form to us by 5:00 pm Monday, August 30th 2021. 

For your information, interviews for this post will be held on Monday September 13th 2021. 

For more information or an informal conversation about the role or application process, contact John Hammond, Operations & Development Manager at [email protected] 

LGBTQ Older Persons Project Assistant 2021 pack

Switchboard Application Form 2021