Director of Public Relations (Volunteer Role)

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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 our Communities.

This role is fundamental to the success of Pride in London, developing and maintaining excellent collaborative relationships with leading LGBT+ organisations, charities, community groups to ensure the organisation’s planning best represents the thoughts, aspirations and feelings of the community.

Your Role

To develop and implement a public community relations multi year strategy connecting a broad range of LGBT+ voices to facilitate the development of the overall organisation's objectives and activities.

 

  • Create a cohesive strategy which ensures all voices within the community are centre to the overall organisations plans and activities
  • Develop and retain sustainable relationships with leaders individuals, groups, from LGBT+ charities, organisations, community groups to inform Pride in London’s overall strategy
  • Create communications and activities utilising Pride in London's substantive reach to elevate our work but also the work of others
  • Set-up and maintain consistent forums with leaders of LGBT+ companies, charities and organisations
  • Recruit, lead and support a public community relations team
  • Managing/overseeing the budgets for the directorate

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the LGBT+ community, in particular those who can face greater challenges due to their gender identity, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Experience of working with external groups and organisations, in particular building up new relationships, strengthening existing ties and engaging with communities that can be hard-to-reach.
  • Confidence for speaking in public and representing Pride in London.
  • Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative, but knowing when to seek advice and/or approval.
  • Diplomatic, friendly, efficient and helpful attitude.
  • This role also requires good team working with other Directors and members of our volunteer community.
  • Being able to encourage and coordinate a team of volunteers, who may not have time during the working-day for Pride, so activity takes place in evenings and on the weekend, is important.

 

Your Profile

You will likely have previous leadership experience ideally at a board/governance level, including experience of leading large teams of people.

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

Experience in organisational change management would be great, but not essential

Role Details

This is a volunteer, senior leadership 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. 

Already working at Pride in London?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

email
@pridelondon.org
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