New 3-year funding announced today by the National Lottery Community Fund means that the Positive Person's Forum will return to our annual calendar of events. This exciting news means HIV Scotland are now recruiting for a Community Engagement Officer who will be responsible for recruiting keen volunteers to design and shape Scotland's only conference for people living with HIV. 

The Positive Person's Forum has been an annual event since 2013, bringing together people living with HIV to discuss new and emerging issues and demand change from decision-makers. Each year, a Positive Person's Manifesto was published by people living with HIV to amplify their voices and successfully lobby for positive change. 

After a short hiatus due to funding pressures, we're delighted to be bringing back the Positive Person's Forum and support for local patient initiatives to ensure that everyone living with HIV has the opportunity to shape the design and delivery of services. 

Commenting on the news, Nathan Sparling, the Chief Executive of HIV Scotland said: 

"We're absolutely thrilled with the news from the National Lottery Community Fund, that gives us the resources to bring back the Positive Person's Forum. It was an integral part of the annual calendar for people living with HIV in Scotland, and we can't wait to work with people from across Scotland to develop an engaging program to explore the important issues for them.

"This funding also allows us to expand our involvement work, ensuring that people living with and affected by HIV remain at the heart of everything we do. We can't wait to continue to expand our Advisory Network of People Living with HIV, bring people together and work to create the positive change we all want to see." 

Check out our Community Engagement Officer vacancy