Outreach: Worker Position & App Happy Tender

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Outcomers are seeking to employ a: 

Full-time, Regional LGBTI+ Community Outreach Worker
Creating LGBTI+ Visibility & Support in the North East region

The post will require an enthusiastic, experienced person with a passion for community development work.

The primary goal of the role is to engage with services and individuals to develop a range of supports for LGBT people living in the North East. Furthermore, to support the work of existing groups to develop new and sustainable supports.

Full details of this post can be found on activelink here.


Outcomers are tendering for an

“AppHappy” Project facilitator

A piece of facilitated work with young gay and bisexual men, developing safe spaces for them to discuss homophobia, exploitation within the gay, bisexual and MSM + community, and their experience of hook up apps and local cruising areas.

The project will provide a platform for young men to discuss coming out, and their hook up and dating experience, with a peer group of young men. Through eight full-day workshops over two years across the country.

It will create a peer support space for them to explore the needs of young gay and bisexual men, based on their experiences, both positive and negative while using online dating apps. This will provide the opportunity for them to come together and discuss their safety needs as a community.

This project will be participant led, focusing on the safety of gay and bisexual men. It is an opportunity to explore experiences of sex crimes, related to the invisible hook up/cruising culture. This project will explore and perhaps prevent exploitation of younger gay men through this medium in the future. This is an opportunity to discuss their sense of being unsafe, and to discuss how gay men were historically treated and criminalised in Ireland. This project is developed specifically to give the target group the space to share their experience and in doing so, to endeavour to improve the user experience of dating apps. Overall, the project aims to create a community where young gay and bisexual men feel safer, empowered and aware of dangers, are more resilient and feel protected.

Please see the full tender on activelink here. 


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