World Area Manager / Deputy Manager - Operations Team (volunteer role)

This is a great opportunity to manage some of the busiest parts of London on Pride day, deal with a wide range of situations and lead a team of volunteers.
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The World Area, located in Golden Square showcases artists and talent from acts from African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American communities.

Your 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!

The Operations team manages all the events that happen at Pride in London on the main Saturday which include the Parade, the stages in Trafalgar, Leicester and Golden Square, the family area, World area, accessibility across the footprint plus the 1000+ volunteers who volunteer with us on the day.

The World Area Manager / Deputy is a senior operational role within Pride in London for the Saturday event, to be held on the 11th September 2021.  You will be deployed to a range of situations to assist in risk identification and on-the-ground problem solving. This role may also act as assistant to the Deputy Operations Director. We will flex the role depending on your experience.

Role responsibilities and experience Responsibilities: - principally responsible for managing everything in or around Golden Square, from entry and exit points, to being a visible presence in the Square throughout the day. You will also troubleshoot any potential operational issues - Liaise with various teams essential to the event; production company staff, paid stewards, Pride in London volunteers and other organizations such as British Transport Police, Westminster Council, Team London etc - Respond to a wide range of event needs including safety, crowd management - Adherence to Pride in London policies - Coordinate and lead volunteer teams - Understanding of Access provision and its importance - Completion of post-event report.

Person specification 

Event management experience and a willingness to get stuck in to manage approximately 30 on the day volunteers.  Clear oral communicator - Ability to make effective decisions and remain calm when under pressure - Ability to adapt to changing priorities and respond to shifting needs - Ability to work independently as well as part of a team - Ability to follow director/Event Control requests.

Preferred: Knowledge of health and safety - Preferred: Crowd management experience. Preferred: Experience of central-London based large-scale events

This is a role that requires training in advance of the event, with attendance to operations team meetings at minimum. Meetings estimated 2-4 hours per week until the event (typically Saturday mornings). Additional time may be required to assist with planning (e.g. site visits). 

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
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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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