Director of Operations (Volunteer Role)

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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 be part of a transformational change!

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 equity, diversity and inclusion 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 equitable 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.

This is an exciting volunteer opportunity to lead the team responsible for the operational, on the day delivery of Pride in London. As we look towards the 50th anniversary of Pride in London in 2022, we are looking for someone to develop a growing Pride event to match the increased interest from parade groups and spectators alike. A member of the Board of Directors, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the safe, sustainable and effective planning and delivery of London’s third largest one day event, and the UK’s largest and most diverse Pride. 

Your role as a member of the Board of Directors

You will lead the operations, logistics and planning, and safe delivery (in conjunction with our event planner and external bodies) of the Pride Event Day.

  • Develop multi-year strategy on how to deliver a growing and evolving the core Pride in London event
  • Act as a key representative with operational stakeholders, attending meetings where relevant. These stakeholders include the Office of the Mayor of London, Greater London Authority, Westminster City Council, the Metropolitan Police Services, the London Borough of Camden
  • Manage the event delivery and planning with the appointed event partner to ensure there is adequate support and resources available, including the contracting of suppliers
  • Collaborate with other Directors and advise on operational requirements/dependencies (e.g. staging, communications, partnership activations, volunteers, broadcasting)
  • Coordinate effective engagement with local residents and businesses
  • Keep accessibility and sustainability front of mind in all parts of the operational planning and delivery
  • Lead, empower and inspire the Operations Directorate of volunteers (which increases in size considerably on the day of the event)


Your Profile

You will likely have previous board/organisational governance experience, including experience of leading large teams of people.

Ideally you will have had experience working with public bodies such as Greater London Authority, Westminster City Council etc.

Your people skills will be exceptional, both internally with the Board and other volunteers, but also when you are working with senior, external stakeholders.

You will have a successful track record of managing project key performance indicators. Strategically minded you will be able to react effectively to social and economic challenges.

Experience of working and negotiation with a broad and diverse range of customers, external & internal stakeholders.

Demostrable business acumen and financial knowledge & awareness including budget preparation/management.

Demonstrable experience in complex project management and operational delivery.

A clear understanding of Pride in London and its activities and a commitment to advancing LGBT+ communities.

In addition to the above, you will have a developed set of leadership skills that drive transformational change.

Role Details

This is a volunteer, Board Level Director role


What you'll get from Pride In London

  • Play an important part in delivering a large Pride event for the LGBT+ community
  • A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year
  • Meaningful, Board level leadership experience
  • An opportunity to get new and relevant professional experience
  • A chance to broaden your professional network
  • Social opportunities to meet the diverse and friendly bunch who volunteer for Pride in London
  • A genuine commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion and transformational change

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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