Director of Communications (Volunteer role)

Are you a storyteller? Shape and drive our communications strategy to engage with audiences and put LGBT+ communities, history and activism front and centre in the work that we do.
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This is an exciting volunteer opportunity to lead the team responsible for the communications, reputation and political engagement and policy of Pride in London. As we look towards the 50th anniversary of Pride in London in 2022, you will play a pivotal role in engaging with local, national and global audiences and managing the reputation of Pride in London throughout the year.

This role sits on the Board of Directors. The Board currently includes Directors who identify as lesbian and gay, with two members of the Black and Asian LGBT+ communities, but we continue to actively encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, particularly women, People of Colour, and those from the bisexual, trans and non-binary communities who we would love to see more widely represented in our organisation. 

Your team

Pride in London engages with a global audience and it is the responsibility of the Communications team to speak to all of our communities. From crafting social media messaging about our Unity Fund to writing a press statement on issues that impact LGBT+ communities, our Communications team has the unique role of speaking on behalf of the organisation. Our Communications team of approximately 40 volunteers includes Content, Social Media, Press, Policy, Strategic Communications, Internal Communications, and Political Engagement.

Your volunteer role

Reporting to the Board via the Co-chairs, the Communications Director will: 

  • Spearhead development of communications strategy, on behalf of the Board
  • Manage the reputation of Pride in London throughout the year
  • Direct the overall communications of Pride in London, ensuring that it reflects all LGBT+ communities (across print media, online, radio and TV)
  • Working with the Director for Marketing, ensure our brand, tone of voice and messaging is consistent and impactful
  • Collaborate with Marketing and other Directorates to develop and implement communications for our brands
  • Lead the development of Pride in London’s policy positions and increase our influence 
  • Act as an external spokesperson for Pride in London
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and the media
  • Lead on all crisis communications throughout the year and on the day
  • Engage with other teams to integrate communications into everything that we do, particularly related to community engagement and the brand/theme
  • Lead, empower and inspire the Communications Directorate of over 40 volunteers 
  • Ensure the Pride in London events, policies and engagement are communicated effectively to relevant audiences
  • Participate in the planning for Pride in London’s 50th anniversary in 2022
  • Manage relations with Pride in London's PR/comms agency, including briefing, overseeing and evaluating activity

Who you are

  • A compelling and authentic storyteller
  • Proven track record in communications at a senior level, preferably including experience of working with LGBT+ audiences and ideally with a mix of agency and in-house experience
  • Experience in balancing a strategic outlook with day-to-day operations
  • Experience of engaging and influencing leaders and stakeholders 
  • A team leader and player, with broad managerial and collaborative skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion 
  • A clear understanding of the aims of Pride in London and the needs of LGBT+ audiences and the implications of these for developing effective, impactful communications campaigns

Time requirements

  • This is a role that requires long-term commitment. Time required will be approximately 10-15 hours per week, increasing in the final month leading up to Pride in London. This includes weekly  Board meetings. 
  • The Board hold a weekly evening meeting, with wider internal meetings typically happening on an evening or a Saturday morning. 

What you’ll get from Pride in London 

  • A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year
  • Meaningful leadership experience 
  • 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

Application deadline: 31 March

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. 

Already working at Pride in London?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@pridelondon.org
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