Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret Manager (Volunteer Opportunity)

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About Pride in London 

Pride in London means many things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation!

Pride in London has a renewed sense of purpose to highlight the challenges still facing the LGBT+ community today despite progress. We are run by a group of volunteers who are passionate about equality and diversity and are drawn from all walks of life. Pride aims to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow all of our community to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing.

Around 250 people volunteer year-round to help us deliver what has become a world-class Pride. It is our intention for Pride in London to best represent all parts of our community and we continue to actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly women, People of Colour and those from the trans and non-binary communities. All applications are important to us so if you’d like to be part of the future of Pride in London please register your interest or share this opportunity with your network.

Purpose of Volunteer Role 

The purpose of the Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret Manager is to oversee the Cabaret half of the competition under the Head of Pride’s Got Talent. In addition to the running and structuring of the annual contest the role will be focused on providing further ways to raise the profile of former winners and finalists and to help add value on to the value of competing in the competition. The manager will also be asked to take lead on producing occasional events themed events throughout the year showcasing talent from across our contest and help to generate income for Pride in London & PIL’s Unity Fund.

Role Responsibilities

  • Support the Head of Pride’s Got Talent in building relationships with LGBT+ event producers, organisations, companies and community groups
  • Coordinate audition schedule with Head Of PGT 
  • Communicate with applicants regarding all stages of the contest.
  •  Liaise with judges.
  •  Be present at all Pride’s Got Talent Cabaret events, heats and finals.
  • Support where needed any PGT cabaret acts on the day of Pride In London.
  • Creatively suggest ways to add value to the contest for entrants.
  • Be the first port of contact for all entrants once they are in the competition.
  • Help to keep building relationships with former PGT entrants.
  •  Build and manage strong relationships with festival organisers, suppliers, contractors and other key individuals and groups. 

Person Specification 


  • A real passion for community events.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic attitude and a can-do approach.
  • Exceptional people skills.
  • Clear understanding of Pride's Got Talent as an annual contest.
  • Experience within the London, and wider, Cabaret scene - either as a producer, promoter, artist or programmer.
  • Excellent event and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proven experience of cross-team working to deliver successful projects, which contribute to organisational objectives.
  • Ability to build, manage and develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Excellent written and numerical skills with the ability to analyse complex budgets and data.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in an accessible way.
  • Ability to work varied hours, including frequent evening and weekend commitments.


  • 5 plus years experience in the field of Cabaret
  • Events Management experience
  • Project Management Experience 

 What you’ll get joining Pride in London  

  • A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year 
  • An opportunity to get new and relevant professional experience
  • A chance to broaden your professional network
  • Play an important part in delivering the Pride in London event 
  • Social opportunities to meet the diverse and friendly bunch who volunteer for Pride in London 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Our Culture

Our volunteers are driven and passionate about what they do. Putting on one of London's largest one-day events requires dedication and perseverance. 

Although a lot of our work is completed remotely, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your team and others throughout the year to not only plan what's ahead but to socialise too. 

We're looking for enthusiastic people to join the organisation so we can provide a platform for every part of London’s LGBT+ community. 

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