Room for new faces at Rainbow
With an air of optimism Rainbow Youth is farewelling two of its top staff and offering the chance for four new passionate young people to join the team.
Since 1989 the Newtonbased charity has offered support and advocacy to Auckland’s queer and trans young people.
In June executive director Thomas Hamilton will leave his post after four years in the role.
He’s going to study counselling and will stay on with the organisation as a volunteer.
‘‘I think everyone would agree it’s hard to imagine Rainbow Youth without Tommy who has been such a key driving force and proponent of the organisation for so long,’’ Rainbow Youth board chairman Duncan Matthews says.
Special projects manager Sam Shore also winds up his contract this month after a similar amount of time in the role.
‘‘I thank Sam for the amaz- ing work he’s done over that time, most recently being the WTF campaign and launch,’’ Mr Matthews says.
The departures and a slight reshuffle mean four new positions have opened up at Rainbow Youth.
Driving force: Rainbow Youth director Thomas Hamilton is leaving the job.