Call for new members of the GM Equality Alliance

Greater Manchester Equality Alliance (GM=EqAl) is a coalition of individuals drawn from a wide range of communities of experience and identity, and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Greater Manchester. GM=EqAl serves to connect communities to policy makers, and vice versa, to assist with strategic equality and diversity work in Greater Manchester. We bring together the voices and experiences of people and communities who face disadvantage, prejudice and marginalisation to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of decision making at the highest levels in all governance structures across Greater Manchester.

GM=EqAl are excited to announce that we are recruiting new members to our Working Group!

Members are selected for their links to marginalised or minoritised communities, enthusiasm for policy influencing, ability to articulate strong challenges to the status quo, and insights into particular issues, problems and solutions. The group is not just concerned with protected characteristics, but with all areas of systemic inequality. You do not have to already be involved in strategic work to apply – we want people from a wide range of backgrounds within the VCSE sector to be involved. We aim to involve individuals who represent a broad range of communities and localities. We are particularly keen to hear from individuals who can represent the following localities and communities, as these are currently underrepresented in our membership:


  • Trafford

  • Salford

Communities of experience and identity:

  • LGBTQ+

  • Carers

  • Particularly disadvantaged young people (for example, care experienced young people)

  • Older people

  • Those who experience multiple disadvantage (substance use, homelessness, domestic violence/abuse, and/or being involved in the criminal justice system)

GM=EqAl is part of the VCSE Accord which is a three-way collaboration agreement between the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership and the VCSE sector. GM=EqAl works alongside Accord partners, and all members will have the opportunity to contribute to this work by both attending Working Group meetings and getting involved in other workstreams which you can find out more about here.

Please find out more about the role and requirements in the document attached below.

Register your interest here.

Deadline for expressions of interest: 12pm – Monday 19th February 2024

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an informal chat about the role, please contact Rory Campbell (GM=EqAl Project Officer)

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