Operational Project Manager (Salaried Role)

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Please note that this is a fixed term, salaried role for 6 months initially. 

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!

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.


Your role

Your new role as Operational Project Manager will be to support the Board of Directors in their work to shape, plan and implement the Pride in London strategy.

Working with volunteers, you will be comfortable in managing stakeholder relationships with everyone from the Mayor of London’s office to local councils and authorities.

From the start you will own the overall plan end to end, tracking progress, raising issues and managing risks.

Able to manage a team of people on a matrix basis, experience of working with and motivating volunteers ideally or paid teams.

You will attend our weekly board meeting to present progress updates on the plans and strategies, as well as flagging any issues and of course celebrating success along the way.

We have a number of internal stakeholders who will need your support, including budget holders, board members and directors. Beyond attending meetings and managing the project, you will produce clear reports and presentation materials to update people regularly.


Your Profile

You will likely be an experienced Project Manager, previous exposure to the volunteering sector would be extremely useful.

Your communication skills will be excellent, in addition to your abilities to influence, and motivate senior individuals.

We need you to have had experience in writing and implementing strategies with clear milestones and achievable deliverables. You will then have the confidence and skills to clearly communicate your plans and progress to senior stakeholders, taking onboard feedback. It is likely that you have implemented similar strategies in similar, volunteer lead organisations.

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

A Project Management qualification would be beneficial, but not essential for the role.


Role Details

This is a full-time, fixed term contract for 6 months initially, it is likely to extend to 12 months.


What you'll get from Pride In London

  • This is a salaried role. Base salary £42,000 (fixed term basis, pro-rated)
  • Leave entitlements, ability to work from home (or the most appropriate place for the task)
  • A friendly and welcoming induction course and a variety of training that’s offered throughout the year.
  • The opportunity to do interesting work and own a strategy which will make a huge difference
  • Meaningful leadership experience.
  • A chance to broaden your professional network.
  • Play an important part in delivering the Pride in London event.



Recruitment Process

  • Application - Candidates are invited to apply. A CV is not mandatory to make an application, a simple summary of skills and experience is enough
  • Telephone Conversation - A brief telephone conversation will be conducted with candidates who meet the role requirements 
  • First, Competency Based, Interview - A standardised, competency based interview with the same questions used for all candidates
  • Assessment Centre - Candidates successful at the Competency Based Interview stage will be invited to an assessment. Details will be provided at least 48 hours in advance to allow for preparation 
  • Final Interview - A less formal conversation with candidates successful at the Assessment stage to enable the final decision to be made


We are aiming for the individual to be in role as soon as possible. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made, at any stage in the application, interview and assessment process, please email recruitment@prideinlondon.org

We will work quickly to ensure we can move forward with each stage in the process, please note that our team is entirely staffed by volunteers with other commitments (you might therefore be contacted outside of normal office hours).


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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