February 8, 2023

Full-Time IGLYO Programmes Manager | Application Pack


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IGLYO Full-Time Programmes Manager

Application Pack

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2023 at 23:59 CEST

You can also download this full call in PDF here.

Applications for this position closed on 1 March 2023 at 23:59 CEST.


IGLYO — The International LGBTQI Youth & Student Organisation is a member-based youth and student network, with 108 Member Organisations in 43 Council of Europe countries. IGLYO’s vision is a world where we, young people in all our diversity, are able to express and define our own sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and variations in sex characteristics, and are able to participate fully in all aspects of life, rise to our full potential, and enjoy respect and positive recognition. 

IGLYO strives to ensure the voices and experiences of LGBTQI young people are present and heard by decision-makers at European and international levels, by implementing and designing research and policy work in areas such as inclusive education, health and bias-motivated hate-crime and hate-speech. To create an influential collective of young activists, IGLYO also builds the confidence, skills and experience of LGBTQI youth through cross-cultural exchange and peer learning activities. More information about IGLYO’s work can be found at www.iglyo.com.


IGLYO organisational structure

IGLYO is currently structured as follows:

Organisational chart displaying the current organisational structure of IGLYO.


Working at IGLYO

The secretariat of IGLYO is based in Brussels, Belgium, and comprises a small 10-person team, working in a variety of different areas. We try to foster a collaborative and supportive work environment which is flexible and allows everyone to achieve their best work. Joining IGLYO means being a key part of a huge network, and with this comes the responsibility to keep abreast of issues of importance to LGBTQI youth, and be adaptive and open to new perspectives. 

There is no typical week in this role. From day to day you could be developing a new programme, writing a grant application, liaising with the advocacy team, and carrying out performance management with your direct reports. It requires a flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated person with a passion for LGBTQI liberation. 


Role & Responsibilities

Oversight of IGLYO’s programmes

The Programmes Manager is responsible for overseeing the implementation of all of IGLYO’s programmes, including the Activist Academy, International Conferences, capacity-building programmes, Study Sessions, IGLYO’s Regranting project, and any other activities which fall under programmes. Oversight includes:

Grants & Project Management

The Programmes Manager will oversee many aspects of the work plan which includes:

Team management 

The Programmes Manager has two members of staff which report directly to them; the Programmes Officer and the Engagement Officer. The Programmes Manager will therefore be their line manager and oversee elements of their management including: 

Shaping IGLYO

As part of one of the managers at IGLYO, the Programmes Manager will play a role in shaping the organisation in terms of strategic decisions and the direction of the organisation.


Personal specifications 

At IGLYO, we recognise how many barriers and obstacles people from marginalised communities need to overcome to acquire many of the specifications listed below. We are trying to balance the best interest of the organisation with a fair equitable hiring practice. With this in mind, IGLYO will provide training and support to the hired individual to the best of its abilities during the first year of employment. 

Essential personal specifications

Desirable personal specifications


Job Information

Job Title
Programmes Manager

Salary (Gross)


Holiday Entitlement

Working Hours
37.5 hrs per week (5 days), core working hours between 09:30 & 16:00 CET

Line Manager
Executive Director

Permanent full-time under Belgian Law

Place of work
Brussels, Belgium


Who can apply?

Candidates must be eligible to work in Belgium at the time of application, as IGLYO does not currently have the capacity to sponsor work visas.

IGLYO particularly welcomes applications from women, trans, non-binary and intersex people, individuals from Black communities, other communities of colour and ethnic minorities, migrants and refugees, people with disabilities, people living with HIV, and people under 30 years old. 


How to apply?

Please follow these simple steps to apply:

  1. Please read through the job description and personal specifications above or in the PDF version
  2. If you match the essential criteria, download and fill out our Experiences & Qualifications form, which will act as your CV. You will need to upload this form as a PDF in our Online Application Form (see below).
  3. Prepare your answers to the questions we’re asking in the “Application” section of the Online Application Form
  4. Think of two referees who could support your application. These can include current or past managers, colleagues, volunteers, etc. who were involved with you professionally. We will only contact them, with your permission, as a last stage if you are selected for the position
  5. Once you have everything, fill out and submit the Online Application Form by 1 March 2023 at 23:59 CEST. Please note that, to ensure the safety of your uploaded documents, you will be asked to log in to one of your accounts that can access Google Forms before filling the form.

Applications for this position closed on 1 March 2023 at 23:59 CEST.

Please note that we will only accept complete applications submitted through the online application form. Applications via email will not be considered.


Selection details

If your application is successful, you will be notified by email in early March and will be asked to attend a first online interview scheduled between 13 March and 15 March 2023. The top candidates will be asked to attend a second interview on 17 March 2023

The successful candidate will be expected to take up their post within one month; the start date is negotiable. 

Informal enquiries about the post can be sent to IGLYO’s Executive Director Bella FitzPatrick (she/her) at bella@iglyo.com.

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