Deputy Director of People (HR) (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 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 

You will lead the development of our people strategy, ensuring that the policies we have meet the required standards and promote inclusivity as well as a welcoming environment. 

● Shaping the leadership of the Pride in London People functions, volunteer engagement and recruitment developing robust materials and processes to support these teams 
● Ensure that the organisation has clear, accessible and comprehensive people policies. These will be developed from a best practice standpoint and you will need to consult widely on the formation of the policies to ensure they meet requirements
● Act as a key representative with all matters relating to our people, ensuring our volunteers have the tools, processes and environment to do their best work in a safe environment
● Ensure our systems are kept up to date and accurately reflect our volunteer community
● Provide best practice guidance to the organisation, up to Board level, and provide substantial people related input, often as a business partner 
● Collaborate with other Directors and advise on requirements/dependencies (e.g. communications with volunteers)
● Coordinate effective engagement with relevant external bodies, advisory groups and interest groups
● Keep accessibility and sustainability front of mind in all parts of the planning and delivery of strategy
● Lead, empower and inspire the Diversity, Inclusion and People Directorate of volunteers 

Your Profile

You will have significant experience in People (Human Resources) related matters.  This may be as a Senior Human Resources practitioner or equivalent role. 

Your experience is likely to have come from a similar organisation, for example a charity or NGO. 

It’s likely that you will have experience in managing and guiding on people matters in an organisation with a large volunteering base. 

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

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

A recognised qualification in Human Resources would be useful (for example MCIPD Level 5 or 7), or equivalent, significant experience in the field.  

Role Details

This is a volunteer, Deputy Director level role

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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