Get ready for Pride Edinburgh

Get ready for Pride Edinburgh

Hi Everyone

Saturday 20th June is Pride Edinburgh! – Can you volunteer to help Equality Network?

The Equality Network will be out in force at Pride Edinburgh in Edinburgh on Saturday 20th June and we are looking for volunteers to help promote our campaigns and wider work for LGBTI equality to the thousands of people who will attend.

This year we are marching for trans and intersex rights in the parade from the Scottish Parliament, up the Royal Mile, to Bristo Square. Once there we need volunteers to help by distributing information and shaking buckets.

If you can spare some time on Saturday 20th June or in the days before pride and want to support LGBTI equality please let us know by filling out the online volunteer form.

If you’re not able to volunteer but are attending Pride make sure you pop by the Equality Network stall and say hi!

Yours for equality,
Scott Cuthbertson

Development Coordinator
Equality Network

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Current vacancies within the Scottish Transgender Alliance and Equality Network








We are recruiting for staff and volunteers

The Equality Network is a leading Scottish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) rights charity. We work to change the law, policy and society of Scotland to deliver full equality for all LGBTI people.

Scottish Transgender Alliance Policy Officer

Full time 35 hours per week, flexible hours
Salary: £23,697 (SJC point 27, AP4.1)
Fixed term post until 31st March 2016 (subject to finalisation of funding) (We also hope to continue the post after that, subject to funding)
Based in Edinburgh

We are looking to recruit a full-time Scottish Transgender Alliance Policy Officer to join our dedicated staff team, to support the development and delivery of the Scottish Transgender Alliance project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. This post will include developing policy and good practice guidance and informing, equipping and supporting transgender people, equality organisations, government policy makers and other employers and service providers to engage together.

Closing date for applications: 9.00am, Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Interviews will be on Tuesday 17th March 2015

We are an equality organisation. We welcome applications from all communities, and in particular from trans women, non-binary people and minority ethnic people, who are currently under-represented in our staff team. Disabled people who meet the essential requirements of the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

Download the application pack for this vacancy from: or call 0131 467 6039 or email Lynne Davies, for an application pack or further information.

Equality Network Board members

We are seeking to recruit at least two new members to join our team of volunteer Board members, who oversee the work of our dedicated staff and volunteers, and develop our strategy and vision. We would like one of the new members to take on the role of Treasurer.

The Board meets seven times per year in Edinburgh, usually in the evening. Travel and all other expenses are paid to attend meetings from any part of Scotland.

We are an equality organisation and we very much welcome applications from all communities, and in particular from minority ethnic people, who are currently under-represented on our Board.

More details are available from or by email from Lynne Davies or call Tim Hopkins, Director for an informal chat on 0131 467 6039.

Closing date for applications:  Monday 16th March 2015

Yours for equality,
Tim Hopkins